Today we unveil a new feature — the Toy of the Week sponsored by Scion. Every week we will select a current toy for being particularly cool, noetworthy and in general deserving of the spotlight so to speak.
MINDstyle’s The Maniac by Skwak stands out with its fully realized creepy yet cute design. In translating Skwak’s frenetic hand-drawn art style, Maniac has a presence that’s hard to define but easy to spot once you see it. The sculpt makes strong use of the 3D nature of the medium, with a sculpted mouth and beenie propellor. The original colorway of Maniac is limited to 500 pieces (300 for the USA) and is available from finer retailers around the globe. As with all MINDstyle products, Maniac ships with a numbered collector’s card.
French artist Skwak is perhaps best known for his signature art style which combines wild characters into densely packed pieces exploding with color and detail. He recently created a television campaign for Wienerschnitzel and his fine art has been featured in numerous shows including the Archive show at Scion’s gallery in Los Angeles. Maniac is Skwak’s first original art toy.