First of all congratulations to the folks at ActionCity as they mark a milestone in its history with the opening of a premium gallery, BLAXK by ActionCity, celebrating 21 successful years since the pop art collectable and toy retail brand’s inception in 2000. Located in the heart of the city at a prime spot in Funan, BLAXK by ActionCity will showcase a mix of rare and unique pop culture treasures and grails that are exclusive to the brand new label. This week will see ActionCity shake the art collectable scene once more with the opening of BLAXK Premium Gallery.
Promising art toy fans, enthusiasts, savvy collectors and investors a unique experience, right from the moment they step into BLAXK, the gallery will pay homage to local and internationally recognised pop artists and art toys. Positioned as the definitive pop art collectable gallery in Singapore and the region, BLAXK is the space for all things pop culture, design and art. BLAXK aims to curate hype content and collections in collaboration with a host of globally renowned artists, including Steven Harrington.
The pandemic has seen the closure of many retail businesses – food and beverage, travel consultancy and other lifestyle services. For ActionCity, the narrative seems promising. With the opening of the label’s premium gallery BLAXK, the pop art collectable and toy retail brand looks to be heading towards clearer skies, thanks to the strong support from the toy art community.
“We have long been proud to serve the art toy community with our collections. I knew when we first kick-started ActionCity that this was the start of an exciting and enduring journey. Over the years we have witnessed how pop art toys offer immense relief for adults seeking relief from everyday life. Our collections have enabled adults from all walks of lives to experience joy and re-inspire themselves while moving forward with life.” – ActionCity’s Co-founder, Tan Tong Hong
ActionCity is proud to work with Steven Harrington to design Action City’s 21st Anniversary [email protected], and feature a handpicked collection of his key works as the debut collection for BLAXK’s launch.
Look out for our Live stream HERE for the opening of BLAXK!
WHEN: Sunday 3rd 2021 (public opening)
WHERE: Funan, 107 North Bridge Road #01-03 Singapore, Singapore 179105
About BLAXK by ActionCity
BLAXK is a space for all things pop culture, design and art! As the definitive pop art collectible gallery in Singapore and the region, BLAXK curates hype contents and collections with world-class artists and creators through engagement as official partners.
Launched by homegrown retailer ActionCity, BLAXK marks the brand’s 21st anniversary since incorporation in 2000, and represents ActionCity’s next growth milestone to lead the convergence of pop culture, art and toys locally. Serving as the space of interactions that feed the pop culture world – including hosting events and live streaming sessions for artists and collectors – BLAXK will become the melting pot of all who share a common interest in pop art collectibles.
It began in 1998, when two toy enthusiasts Mr Tan Tong Hong and Mr David Chong met at the weekly Sunday flea market at Clarke Quay, and set up the toy shop The Hourstor in the same location the following year. Focused on selling toy collectibles and action figures, The Hourstor grew into the first ActionCity store which opened at The Heeren, Orchard Road, in 2000.
Upon incorporation, ActionCity clinched the sole distributorship rights for Hot Toys, and also awarded sole distributorship for [email protected] by Medicom Toys the following year 2001. Since then, the brand began to grow into a retail chain of stores in prominent locations including Bugis Junction, Takashimaya and Vivocity, and is now the eponymous retail brand in Singapore for pop culture art toys and collectibles.
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