Firestarter By Harma Heikens x ToyQube

The guys at ToyQube have done it again! smashing another release. The Astronaut was pretty much epic but now they are taking Harma Heikens original 2014 “A Good Yearsculpture and re-vamping it into a smaller version which won’t take as much space in your collection. Firestarter is born and from the photos freaking looks LIT! The message behind Firestarter is cool and totally get it, We feel after reading the story behind Firestarter we appreciated it a tad more.

To me the burning tire refers to the popular revolt that we see a lot of these days. A gasoline-filled tire is a low-fi weapon, similar to the Molotov cocktail. But the “Wheel of Fire” is also an ancient religious symbol, referring to the sun a the motion of the earth, and the symbolic nature of fire is both creator and destroyer, purifier and defiler. The symbolic meaning of the burning wheel and the actual application of the burning tire as a violent means of revolution coincide, which makes the image extra powerful.
But it’s of course also a symbol of speed- if you want it to be about formula 1 racing it’s okay with me, it’s never just one thing- and it’s an obvious rock&roll reference too:
‘This wheel’s on fire, rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!’- Harma Heikens
Firestarter By Harma Heikens x ToyQube FIRE
With ToyQube in control of Harma Heikens “Firestarter” should have great production quality.
Firestarter By Harma Heikens x ToyQube
One thing from the photos, just to be nitpicking the smoke clouds could be highlighted a little more, with more depth like the original “A Good Year”.
Firestarter By Harma Heikens x ToyQube 2016

Available for preorder on toyqube.com 8/8 1PM EST. Priced at $165
Overall dimension- 14″L x 4″W x 10″H

Harma created "A Good Year, 2014, 105x90x30cm / 42x36x12inch, synthetic wood", this piece was very popular but its huge, Firestarter is in a smaller scale for collectors with similar design style.
Harma created “A Good Year, 2014. 105x90x30cm / 42x36x12inch, synthetic wood”, this piece was very popular but its huge, Firestarter is in a smaller scale for collectors with similar design style.

We thought it would be quite fitting to leave you all with The Prodigy “Firestarter”

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Find Harma Heikens at http://www.harmaheikens.nl

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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.