Art Toy of the Week – Little Dino

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 the adorable Little Dino by Ziqi and produced by Unbox Industries. Little Dino began as a cheeky little 4″ figure and has blossomed into several different moulds and sizes. The standard Little Dino comes in a wealth of colour variations including transparent figures and glow in the dark, other moulds include a hilarious “Ice Cream” Dino where his tail is the cone, and a mythical “Onibibi” Dino. The not-so-little figures include an 8″-10″ figure in more limited colourways. There’s also been some collabs including a Spongebob & Patrick set, a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Hello Kitty!

a rainbow coloured chunky dinosaur-like figure standing upright

Rainbow Dino

I adore this figure, it’s so cute and very tactile. There are new variants coming out often and you can occasionally pick up older models on auction sites.

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