Art Toy of the Week – Ace & Ion

I have been collecting designer toys since 2004 and this is my weekly column.  I also have other interests (I am for example the Curator of the Breyer Horses and Warne’s Observer’s Pocket Books and generally am known to add anything cute to my collection).


This week’s Art Toy of the Week is Ace & Ion by Tara McPherson. This is a super cute set produced by Kidrobot, consisting of two larger figures and one smaller figure based on characters Tara often includes in her paintings. And to make it more cute they were packaged in their own “rocket ship”! This set came out way back in 2007.

A bear figure, rabbit figure and small dino figure standing in front of a cardboard spaceship packaging

Ace & Ion with their rocket ship

I’ve been a Tara fan for many years now and love this set. Each figure is flocked (so keep in a dust free-environment!) and are small in size, around 3″. The set isn’t easy to come by these days, so if you do come across them in good condition, grab them!

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