The Designer Toy Awards are upon us again. It is time for the Designer Toy Community to chose their champions. Those that have excelled in the scene during the year of 2014. There are six categories in which the public can cast their vote. The Toy Chronicle are going to preview each of the categories, giving you the Finalists for each. At the end of each post, Andy & Gary will provide our predictions who we think will take down the coveted Designer Toy Award. All we ask from you, the Designer Toy community, is to use your right to vote. Your favourite artist is counting on it! Remember, you can only vote ONCE per category – so make it count. Voting ends on September 15th.
Next up we have Custom of the Year (Fan). Recognizing a single artist, artistic duo, or collective who transformed an existing Designer Toy into an individually expressive art object. Consideration will be based on the custom’s merits of concept, paint execution, additional sculpting (if applicable), and overall attention to detail.
1. Daimyo Deathhead from Jon-Paul Kaiser
2. Nark from Charles Rodriguez
3. The Death of Innocence from Igor Ventura
4. Troubled Brain Gone Insane from SeriouslySillyK
5. Vincent vs Liquid Custom from BLACK RABBiT / Tadayuki Iwa
6. Warrior King from Fuller Designs
You can place your vote for Custom of the Year (Fan) HERE.
Now for The Toy Chronicle to predict who will take home Custom of the Year (Fan)….
Andy: Troubled Brain Gone Insane from SeriouslySillyK
Gary: Daimyo Deathhead from Jon-Paul Kaiser
Please note the above TTC prediction should in no way bias your vote. Your vote is your vote. Use it well. Use it HERE!
Good luck to the six artists! The winner of the Designer Toy Awards 2015 will be announced at NYCC on 10th October at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.