One of my favorite new character designs is cactus girl from tokidoki, a series of art, t-shirts and accessories by Italian artist Simone Legno. I’m pleased to see he’s launching cool new vinyl toys next month – cactus friends (shown above). Tokidoki means “sometimes” in Japanese and cactus girl certainly exemplifies that attitude – cute and prickly. I’ve recently started collecting “designer toys” inspired by the creative art book, Vinyl Will Kill!, but more on that in another post..
I’m also happy to report I’ve now added Cactus Girl and Bastardino to my collection – bought them here in SF at the KidRobot store. I’ll post some photos when I get a chance.