Daniel Perry of FugiMe has curated a fantastic art toy show which is on now at Forbidden Planetin their London Megastore. It opened on Thursday 12th of April and runs for only a week climaxing with a meet the artists session on Thursday 19th April from 6pm. Th platform is a Toy2R 8 inch Qee with the theme of Heavy Metal. I am very proud to be involved in this amazing project which features an amazing roster of all UK artists.
Daniel has produced a beautiful glossy 64 page colour book dedicated to the show, where each artist and their custom has a full spread with description, a must have for any toy collector. You can buy it here at FugiMeor here at Forbidden Planet.
Proceeds donated to The Garden House Hospice.
The finished toys will go on sale at FugiMe after the show ends, around the 20th of April. You will be able to own your favorite Heavy Metal Qee.
I trained in Jewellery and Silversmithing and was always drawn to creating figurative work, so I stayed on that path and incorporated jewellery elements into the character which could be removed to wear and replaced back to complete the sculpture at the end of the day – I like function!
I’ve been producing my own characters like this for 10 years and have now been customising vinyl toys for a year, so the time has come to combine the two. Above I have included some of these works as examples.
These are going to be my first experiments, a Kidrobot Raffy and a Marshall. The Raffy is going to be based on something similar to my “Zebra” photographed with it, with a “Butterfly” pendant.
These first customs with jewellery will be for the girls!
The Munny Beaufighters are a spin off from my original sculpt series called “The Beaufighters” which are resin and stone plaster sculpts, hand cast, hand painted. You can see “The Ghostrider” along side them. Inspiration probably comes from making Airfix models with my dad as a kid, and growing up in an area of uk with 2 royal airforce bases and some second world war aviation history about. They are numbered and come in 4 inch or 7 inch. The helmet is removable and is lined in felt and the head is sculpted onto the original neck, so it still articulates as it would have.