Designer Toys are becoming increasingly popular. More and more artists are trying out this type of object, thereby creating ever greater diversity in this category of collectibles.
From cheap Funko figures to high-priced limited-edition figures in short runs – more and more offers are coming onto the market.
We were interested in what distinguishes Designer Toys, and how they distinguish themselves from other types of objects. It seemed complicated at the beginning, but we found a good way to define them.
With designer toys – or “urban vinyl” or “vinyl figures” as they are often called – all figures:
- are not meant for play
- are oversubscribed in their design
- have an artistic claim
At least two of these aspects must be met.