WHAT-IS: Was 2016 a good year for you collecting toys? WINSTON LEONG Instagram @winzleong / Facebook) shares with us his TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016 today (And you can too), in a serial feature lasting the whole of January 2017, as we look back at a year of toys - YOUR YEAR OF TOYS! Share Your Toy-Joy, folks!
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #10 - MISS MYSTERIOUS 幻 (GID) from Secret Base!
WINSTON LEONG: ”One of my favourite buys from my 2016 Tokyo trip... I am SOOOOO Glad i got this GID version as it was blind bagged. Its kinda freaky and scary but in a good way and it looks even cooler when it glows!"
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #9 - SML PopCorn Holder from Sticky Monster Lab!
WINSTON LEONG: “One wonders why they never had this craze for popcorn holder/ figures years ago! Really great to add to ANY SML collection and it works well as somekinda SML robot as well!” (SML Popcorn Holder #onTOYSREVIL)
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #8 - Tycoco (OG / Black Ver) + The Monsters Gashapon from Kasing Lung!
WINSTON LEONG: “The pictures speak for themselves!”
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #7 - Collectlister (Black) from Restore!
WINSTON LEONG: “My first and only piece so far from Restore (I look forward to owing more). Always loved his sculpts and colouring and was really excited to FINALLY own one of his pieces…”
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #6 - Under Skin「張牙舞爪」(Transparent) from Little Good Thing!
WINSTON LEONG: “Really love this. It’s versatile, works on its own or with other figures and really fun to play with!!!”
TOP TEN TOYDS OF 2016: #5 - Dino (GID Ver) from Ziqi Wu / Monsterlittle!
WINSTON LEONG: “It's GID, yet doesn't look one bit GID! Cute yet menacing at the same time! LOVE!” (DINO #onTOYSREVIL)
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #4 - Chunk (Black / White Ver) from Jim Dreams!
WINSTON LEONG: “DREADLOCKS + FAT BODY + BIG THIGHS + BEER. What's more to ask for? I totally dig the simplicity and classy execution (matt vs gloss) and it's versatility!” (CHUNK #onTOYSREVIL)
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #3 - Giant Makoto!
WINSTON LEONG: “HOLY GRAIL (period).”
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #2 - Last Days Of Autumn (Frenzy / Shiver) from Coarse X Amanda Visell!
WINSTON LEONG: “Another name that will ALWAYS end up on my TOP 10 would be Coarse. And in this case, it's COARSE X AMANDA VISELL! It's like a dream collab with Coarse's aesthetics + Amanda's wood block style + her colouring style! It can't get any better than this!” (Last Days Of Autumn #onTOYSREVIL)
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #1 - Reiki Starchild from Prodip!
WINSTON LEONG: “I think Prodip will end up as one of my faves every year if he keeps releasing stuff on a yearly basis. This MUST BE my favourite to date, in terms of material finishing (It's made our of BRONZE!!!!), sculpt and the fact its not Just something i will display! I really can't wait to use this and see it in action!” (”Reiki Star Man” #onTOYSREVIL)