:: TOYS ::
soccer-themed toys are set to invade the toyshelves and mayhap hopefully be able to score with thee non-toy-collecting consciousness, as well as satisfy the already-toy-initiated, when toys meet sport = in the form of Soccabots and Trexi's "We all speak football"-series.
Soccabots celebrates the upcoming World Cup (to be held in Germany), is 4-inch tall and comes in 16-colours belonging to different (participating) countries. looking sleek and very anime-ish, it'll won't be hard for the masses to accept these vinyl-dudes, IMHO ... and looking at the development and effort put into these vinyl-figures, warms even the hardest of toy-hearts, doesn't it? *heh* [all info and pix via ToyDigger]
and in collaboration with Coca Cola, Trexi is slated to launch the "We All Speak Football" series this coming May 2006. 25 international artists contributes their version and vision of "soccer". and that's a whole lotta trexis, innit?
list of contributing artists
Play Imaginative Darren Gan (Singapore) / Play Imaginative Airene (Singapore) / Play Imaginative Cain (Singapore) / Danny Chan (HK) / Winson Ma (HK) / Ultraman (HK) / Tim TSui (HK) / Huck Gee (USA) / Tracy Tubera (USA) / Sam Fout (USA) / MCA (USA) / Jim Koch (USA) / Mickey Huang (Taiwan) / Jon Burgerman (UK) / Rolito (France) / Koa (France) / Devilobots (Japan) / Touma (Japan) / Mori Chack (Japan) / Furi Furi (Japan) / Kei Sawada (Japan) / Erwin Weber (The Netherlands) / Stephan Lau (Malaysia) / Jeremyville (Australia) / DGPH (Argentina)
VinylPulse has a breakdown of individual box-art / designs by artists. *cool*