ATOYADAY TOP 10 2017 Picks

2017 in full swing, it was only right to see what caught our dear friend ARA aka ATOYADAY eye and bank account from 2017. All the hours ARA spends on Instagram scouting for art collectables and designer toys we get to see ARA’s top 10 purchases and commissions for 2017. It must have been hard to choose top 10, let us not waste your time and show you what ARA choose.


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In no particular order, ARA presents to you her top 10 2017 picks.

I had a creeping obsession with having more custom fun this year.
The Artists showered their creative flair upon them, and I am ever grateful and love them all so!

MATSUKO the Mechanic & THEA Tattooed
Original Figure by Whereschappell
Words can’t express how thrilled I was to have found both Matsuko & Thea this year! Female characters are generally much harder to come by, and I was ecstatic to have found two with such great personalities. Whereschappell’s incredible sculpts combined with the meticulously magical flair of Wetworks and Jon-Paul Kaiser, made me one mighty happy camper!

Javier Calleja x Apportfolio
When art comes to life; this beady-eyed sculpture stole my heart, distinctly Javier Calleja.
Its size won me over certainly, along with the wooden box he came in and wood-like elements on the sculpture
(clearly, I’m a total sucker for wood and good packaging).
Ron English 
Ron English’s Grins always bring a smile (and grin) to my face. Makes it impossible to choose one, help!

I’m all in wherever there’s an element of fun and wit and Flabslab had me giggling, and giggling… and giggling!
I greatly appreciate the size and weight on these, and don’t get me started on all that wood and chrome
(told you wood and all things shiny always win me over like that!). Cheeky cheeky!
Mad Kids
Colic is such a charmer, and I just had to have him this year. Everything about him and his little sidekicks was well put together, from sculpt to paint to the box he came in. Always satisfying when the entire package is amazing!

Child Kopi came with such a clean and polished finish. Gold, a minimal palette, a great size, in a wooden box – he came with a story and I loved that.
There surely is beauty in simplicity!

Kennyswork x Instinctoy
Erosion Mollly had me going gaga. The usually sweet allure of Kenny Wong’s crowned Molly translated to fierceness with Instinctoy’s signature oozing skin and claws. Bold and beautiful, that’s what she is!
Frank was certainly one cutie I had to have this year. That PINK onesie on Frank – oh, my girly side just couldn’t resist!

Now, where do I begin?
  • Sorayama

  • Fragment Design

  • Hanuman

Hand drawn pieces by Kenth Toy Works and Pharkphoom. I couldn’t resist the intricate details and gorgeous palettes on both, artistry indeed!

Did you cop any of the same designer toys as ARA? Answers in the comment section below.

Thank you to ARA for taking part in Top Picks we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, look out for more next year.

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Article by: Andy

A Yellow guy with bad English who's a chef by trade but addicted to toys and art. Instagram nutter rambling food addict who likes to take photos of everything I eat (most Asians do right?) Please don't class me as a journalist or blogger, more on the lines of talent scout and always backs the little guy. Instagram ( BigToyPoo) (SushiKingUK) I am that one dickhead too.