∆CIDSQUID™ Psychedelic since. 1978

Death To False Vinyl: A letter from the editor

Posted in junk, toys & art by acidsquid on November 14, 2007

I just wanted to drop a line concerning the overwhelming amount of whack vinyl toys being produced these days. Although I am not fortunate enough to cop every piece of ill vinyl coming out of Japan, but I will absolutely not jump and grip every piece of shit toy dropping these days. I know what I like, and that’s the bottom line. It is completely insane, the influx in the production of low quality toys, with less than decent design. Toys will always be toys, but knowing there are designers out there pushing the boundaries of design, why would we go with anything else? It’s simple math, what you would spend on 20 pieces of low quality toys you could own 1 really nice piece. These things take time, and Rome what not built in a day. The idea of being a collector, is being able to enjoy what you really like, and being able to enjoy over a lifetime.

A lot of the pieces coming out are riddled with bad cast seams, and lets face it…horrible swatches. Over-saturation has thinned out the market. Most pieces from a far, all resemble the same mold, and could easily be mistaken for the same piece of regurgitated plastic you peeped on some blog an hour ago.

Now that I’m done ranting for a minute, just think about it the next time you pick up a toy. Enjoy it, rather than be gluttonous.

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  1. mlinam said, on September 30, 2008 at 3:35 am

    you are so right! lately i walk into kidrobot and i’m like, this is it? when are you guys gonna drop a good toy that doesnt look like you lack quality control? you want me to pay 50 bucks for a tiny toy with jacked up lines on the edges? glad im not the only one thinking like that!
    mm

  2. kidfromnorwau said, on November 6, 2008 at 1:30 am

    I do agree that some of the stuff kidrobot releases fits into mlinam’s category, but most of the are unique and definitely DO NOT lack quality control. PEECOOL for example, some may think that it’s repetitive nature isn’t special, but the thing there isn’t about each and every piece, but at the PEECOOL toy-series as a whole. Also, no one is forcing you to buy a 50 buck toy, the option is simply just presented to those who wish for it.


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