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Q. What Is A Designer Toy?
Great Question! 
It depends who you ask... basically it's art of varying types and styles but with the platform in common being toys. From vinyl to resin, paper to plush and beyond, designer toys showcase infinitely fascinating themes, looks and ideas. Check out the links below for more.

Q. Where Can I Learn More About This Scene?
Podcasts And Shows

  • Toy Break George & Ayleen Gaspar | Ben Goretsky | Sarah Jo Marks | Scott Tolleson 
  • Marsham Toy Hour Gary Ham | Aaron Hulsizer | George Gaspar
  • The Jew And The Lotus  Eric Nakamura & Daniel Rolnik 
  • The Collection Podcast JOE LEDBETTER  
  • Adventures In Design Huck Gee & Mark Brickey

Blogs, Websites And Publications

  • Tenacious Toys
  • ​The Toy Chronicle 
  • Spanky Stokes 
  • Vinyl Pulse 
  • ToysREvil
  • The Blot Says
  • Urban Vinyl Daily
  • Clutter
  • Hi Fructose
  • Color Ink Book

Q. Where Can I Buy Designer Toys?
Brick & Mortar Stores 

  • Giant Robot Los Angeles, CA
  • Super7 San Francisco, CA
  • 3D Retro Glendale, CA
  • Woot Bear San Francisco, CA
  • My Plastic Heart New York, NY
  • Rotofugi Chicago, IL
  • Stranger Factory Albuquerque, NM
  • Mothership Gallery Philadelphia, PA
  • Piq New York, NY
  • Lulubell Toys Bodega Mesa, AZ 
  • Gunzo San Diego, CA

Online Stores

  • Tenacious Toys
  • Strangecat Toys
  • Prints On Wood 
  • Rotofugi
  • My Plastic Heart
  • Martian Toys
  • WootBear
  • Kidrobot
  • Giant Robot
  • Munky King
  • CollectAndDisplay
  • Arttoys

Q. What Events Showcase This Kind Of Art?

  • DesignerCon Pasadena, CA | November 19-20, 2016
  • ComicCon International San Diego, CA |  July 20–23, 2017
  • New York ComicCon New York, NY | October 5-8, 2017
  • Salt Lake Comic Con Salt Lake City, UT | March 17-18, 2017
  • WonderCon Anaheim, CA | March 31-April 2, 2017
  • Stan Lee ComicCon Los Angeles | October 27-29, 2017
  • Designer Toy Summit Memphis, TN | March 18, 2017
  • Designer Toy Awards New York, NY | TBA 
  • Five Points Festival New York, NY | May 20-21, 2017
  • Curio Con Pasadena, CA | May 13-14, 2017
  • Toycon UK  UK | April 29-30, 2017

Collectible Posters & Papertoys

Designer Toys

Manifest will feature artists from different genres, from muralists and sculptors to designer toy legends. See incredible art in a variety of installations, with a select handful of vendors. At dark, we invite you watch as we light up the train station with a massive video mapped projection show. 

Call To Artists! 

  • Print & Create Your Own All City Style Blank Then Share. 
  • Click On All City Style Box Car For Free PDF Downloadable
  • Get Creative!


All City Style Blank Customs
Download the ACS training page or the 3D papercraft model above to get your creative juices flowing. 
Customize with pens, markers or paint, then make sure to snap a pic and upload to IG or Twitter and tag 

#allcitystyle #playnicetoysallcitystyle
So All City Style & everyone at Manifest can see and share your work! 


Featured Pieces By Colby Sunshine | Adrienne Gates | Jerome Lu

Artist Alley

All City Style

WOES MARTIN . JESSE HERNANDEZ . GARY HAM . JEROME LU . TOYGAMI . MONA CARON . CUBEECRAFT . COLBY SUNSHINE . SHIN TANAKA . LUKE CHUEH . MISSILL 
BURN353 . RYAN HALL . MATT HAWKINS . TOUGI . ALEX GWYNNE . URBAN PAPER COLLECTIVE . SALAZAD . SUPER COOPER . BENGI NATI . ADRIENNE GATES . BAY KID . ROMANTIC EFFIGY .
CAIA KOOPMAN . NANIBIRD . ROSSTON MEYER . NOLIZZ Z LI . BIG C . KEITH ALLEN . MARKO ZUBAK . NICK KNITE . ITP STUDIOS . THE SPACE WANDERER . THE SUCKLORD

Featured Artist | Mona Caron