Toypocalypse Exhibit @ Toy Tokyo NYC
The last time I was in Toy Tokyo, I heard somebody talk about going downstairs and I realized that I had been missing out on their TTUnderground exhibition space for almost about 8 months. Talk about fail. The space is used to house a gallery space that explores the relationship between popular culture and toys; a concept that is very much alive in the USA. When solifestyle went in, we ran into the Toypocalypse show. It featured a wall full of deadstock action figures and a display on how toys were made, pieced together and painted- a fun change from all of the beautifully finished toys upstairs in Toy Tokyo.
Take a look at some photos from the exhibit by clicking on the link below.
The amount of work and artistic ability that these models require from start to completion is extremely high. It's a rare look to be able to see the progression of the model from initial design in clay, through completion as a finished toy. It's safe to say we'll be stopping back in to TTUnderground in the future and not just hanging out in the store upstairs.