Martian Toys are looking for the Customizer of the Year!

Martian Toys are looking for the hardworking Customizers that keep the Designer Toy scene alive and inspiring in a new award to christen the Customizer of the Year!

The nomination period is currently open to get involved too. If you’re an artist that you feel you’re achieved some great customisations over the last 12 months, or you know an artist you feel deserves such an accolade of Customizer of the Year, now is the time to get nominating. The nomination period is open NOW throughout to the end of 2021 (31st December). Check out below how to nominate…

Toy Customizing is the lifeblood of the designer toy world, inspiring much of the vinyl and resin toy production out there in more ways than we can count.

Thanks to dozens of amazing hard working customizers there’s never a slow week and their contributions to the community of designer toys never stop.

And Neither do they.

Customizers start trends, movements, launch brands and careers! These unsung ladies and men frankly are the force that drive our fledgling sector to make other industries like contemporary art, fashion, music and NFT sit up and take notice! They are the meat and potatoes of the blogs, podcasts and social media, keeping the scene news fresh, alive and inspiring.  Showing that it’s not just a one way street of producers decisions but is a direct participation with the community that molds the future of design and prodution.

Martian Toys would like to thank these folks and thinks they should be acknowledged.
This is less an “award show”  but more a “Reward Show”

Let’s come together for the real Custom Toy warriors in the trenches day in and day out
 Not the masters that perform toy sorcery once or twice a year (there’s an award for that already)

Martian Toys is taking nominations for the

Martian Toys, December 2021

Qualifying Nominees will be requested to share a 10 piece sampling of their work (example below). You can download the template for this HERE.


Of course, there are prizes to be won too! There are three major prizes for first, second & third, but each Qualifying Participant Gets Prizes too!

1st Place
Limited Edition Resin Figure designed by YOU & Production Colorway on Future Martian Toys Release

2nd Place
Production Colorway on Future Martian Toys Release & Pile O Vinyl to Customize!

3rd Place
$1000 worth of Martian Toys Vinyl for Customizing!

How to Nominate

To enter, you will need to email your nomination to Martian Toys via [email protected]. You can totally nominate yourself, take pride in your work to believe you can nominate yourself.

Martian Toys will hold voting by the Public and Notable Figures in the Designer Toy community to find Customizer of the Year, to be announced in Mid January 2022!

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