One trend we touch upon often at Queerty is the urban toy trend. And if one is into urban toys then one must go to Kid Robot. They have shops in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Kid Robot sells toys. But not the toys you think. These are limited edition, pieces of art. Kid Robot puts it this way:
“The Urban Toy scene was born in 1997 when designer Michael Lau showed up at a Hong Kong toy show with a handful of GI-Joes he’d customized into hip-hop street fashion figures. Things exploded from there, and artists from Hong Kong and Japan began making their own limited toys, mostly in rotocast vinyl. Many of these toys are still made for small retail stores in Asia. Each shop has its own particular artist that they support, and competition can be vicious. Kid Robot carries toys produced by most of these stores in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.”
And we cannot get enough. Our favorites are the Visionaire series designed by Gucci, Martin Margiela, and Valentino amongst others. We also adore the Warhol kubrick, the Marc Jacobs Scullhead, and the Angry Smurf. Toys aren’t just for kids anymore.