Quote from ‘Jeremyville Sessions’. (available at yukifish.com). Jeremy from Jeremyville on the designer toy movement:
“Welcome to the designer toy phenomenon. The coolest, freshest, most future-pop, art and design movement in the world today. By far. To fully understand ist, you’ve got to definitely NOT ask the question “but what does a 23 cm pink bunny do? It’s not functional!” Simply put: It’s function is to be collected, admired, drooled over, fondled, shown off, traded online, preserved in pristine box packaging and added to a private collection…”
“Where designer toys differ from fine art, is in the backgrounds of the artists: Many are from the fields of illustration, graphic design, low-brow art, rock poster art, graffiti and street art…”
“That’s the nature of the designer toys: Something that comes from the underground, is snapped up, baffles most people, then moves on, leaving three-dimensional vinyl artefacts in its wake as souvenirs of a very cool concept; like animal head trophies of the glorious hunt and kill.”
For full article and more check out ‘Jeremyville Sessions’! (great book).