Designers Posts

KAWS: From Street Artist to Global Icon

KAWS: From Street Artist to Global Icon

Today’s issue is about the artist known as KAWS, the ex-Disney illustrator whose familiar style has evolved into a global pop culture phenomenon. What began with the rattle of a spray paint can on New York City streets is now recognized the world over — and has created a huge market for collectibles to boot. Even […]

Reis O’Brien is Handmade by Robots Now!

Reis O’Brien is Handmade by Robots Now!

As huge Handmade by Robots fans, we saw this a few weeks ago we just had to get the inside scoop! Turns out he is now a proud member of the Handmade by Robots team and we had to find out more. That is Reis who worked for Funko, created Bimtoy and its Tiny Ghost, did […]

Get to Know: Toy Inventor and ToeDesign Founder Aaron Tompkins

Get to Know: Toy Inventor and ToeDesign Founder Aaron Tompkins

Aaron Tompkins has gone from a toy hunter to a toy inventor in an amazing career that began in 1996. The founder of ToeDesign, Aaron talks with us about his work with brands like Hasbro, Mattel and Jakks Pacific, as well as the inspiration and design behind his own lines of original toys. Give his […]

Get to Know: FiGPiN & Former Funko Graphic and Product Designer Poppy Helt

Get to Know: FiGPiN & Former Funko Graphic and Product Designer Poppy Helt

Poppy Helt is a Graphic and Product Designer who first got her start at Funko by betting on herself. Today she is a Principal Designer for FiGPiN with a wealth of experience crafting some of your favorite collectibles.  Poppy took some time recently to share a few of her favorite designs, inspirations and lots more. […]

Bringing Galaxxor’s Mid-Century Space Age Designer Arts Toys to hobbyDB

Bringing Galaxxor’s Mid-Century Space Age Designer Arts Toys to hobbyDB

Ben Spencer has been dreaming of the stars since 2010 when he founded Galaxxor, a brand of exquisite designer art toys. Spencer has incorporated his affinity for vintage action figures from the 70s through the 90s along with the aesthetic of Mid-Century Space Age Design to produce – alongside artists from around the globe – […]