A consortium of Designer Toy minds have come together to create the Designer Toy Collective, and they need your help to figure out their next steps! Martian Toys, Collect & Display, Strangecat Toys, Plastic & Heroes and KD Empire have joined forces to become the Designer Toy Collective. What is the Designer Toy Collective we hear you ask, good question….
[quote cite=”Designer Toy Collective” url=”http://designertoycollective.com/”]Due to increased costs in overseas manufacturing, domestic and international freight increases and the proliferation of sculpting and resin casting skill sets, the industry is now better suited for more smaller run resin productions almost daily vs the cyclical vinyl production schedule. There is still a time and place for vinyl production but for now we’ll put a pin in this..
Short run resin editions give artists the ability to control the timing, quality and even the message of his / her release. With the advent of store envy, Etsy and other e-commerce turnkey solutions more and more artists can create, produce, market and sell their product direct. But it’s a balancing act between creating and selling. we as independent retailers can offer our insight and knowledge into what is trending in popularity and sales. We can also offer our opinion, advice and guidance when it comes to short-run resin releases. This means less distraction and more creation. We offer a one-stop location for a plethora of resources from 3D renderers, 3D printers, traditional sculpting, casting, to painting and more. Our preferred list of vendors gives you the artist a level of comfort knowing you’ll get the results you want.[/quote]
The Designer Toy Collective need creative people like you to help build our industry. Help us grow the Designer Toy culture by submitting ideas and offering your creations. You can sign up designertoycollective.com/register/
They are currently hosting a short questionnaire, which you can find HERE, where they ask your opinion on what they should be looking at doing first in their mission. Go fill it out, it’s only a few questions on your preference (size, style, medium, run size, favourite artist…)