TOYSREVIL TOP TEN TOYS of 2016: #5 - KWAII DIM from Coarse x JPX

WHAT-IS: It took some time - much longer than I anticipated -
but I’ve finally completed my personal TOP TEN TOYS of 2016!

CAVEAT#1: Items are to a part of my own personal collection, either purchased by myself, or gifted
to me, during the year of 2016. Essentially, this is a list of the toys that I already have, thanks.

CAVEAT#2: They could either be brand new toys released in the year of 2016, or they could have been
released earlier, but only owned or opened/deboxed in 2016. OLD is GOLD as far as I am concerned LOL

Enjoy The Toy-Joy, folks!

TOYSREVIL TOP TEN TOYS of 2016: #5 - KWAII DIM from Coarse x JPX

I adore coarse's work. I do not own a whole lot of coarse's work ("Dim" makes Number 3), simply because they are out of my financial reach. Sure I have the odd production OMEN, but I want more than that. I need more than that.

Enter KWAII DIM! I managed to secure this vinyl figure (Thanks to Ozzo Collection; my plastic-crack enabler in SG :p), and I am simply blown away with the design, the defined lines that caress the body form, which brings "a lump of colored plastic" to "toylife", with it's animated pose and even chirpier chirpers perched on Dim's horns - an "art-toy-warped" Disney-cartoon character that should've gotten much more attention from the masses beyond the toy-crowd, methinks! Maybe folks who enjoyed the animated "Ferdinand" feature could get a whiff of this figure now?

It's about the "sexy horns", innit? LOL

Ever since coarse decided to delve into animal-themed design releases, beyond their PAWS and noop character versions, my desire and respect for their craft has increased expotientally! And while not necessarily dwelling in the "cutesy" aspect of design, they have made "production design" a much more sexier aesthetic option in the palm of your hand, and on your toy-shelves, IMHO.

In that respect, DIM embodies the visual aesthetics that screams "Art Toy" as much as it does "Designer Toy", and represents the potentiality that may well bridge the art toy culture, and the design culture of the masses ... heck, their work IS THE BRIDGE, and more people (*beyond the toy crowd) need to see their work, IMHO.