Toys Are Us: A Revolution in Plastic (box shots) was recently released on DVD at SDCC. The film has the apparent distinction of being the first Vinyl Art Toy documentary released. Produced by Brian Stillman, Toys Are Us focuses on the scene with focus on artists, collectors and of course the objects of our addiction — toys! Featured artists include Brian Flynn, Erick Scarecrow, Frank Kozik, Kano, J Neth, Jermaine Rogers, Mark Nagata, Mars-1, Patrick Ma, and Tara McPherson. DVD extras include tours of several artists’ personal toy collections. The soundtrack features punk and underground music by Mindless Self Indulgence, Longway, Brian McCarty, Stick Shift, and I, Synthesist.
Toys Are Us has received recognition as an official selection for the 2007 E.Vil. City Film Festival in NYC (October 3rd – 8th). You can purchase the DVD now by using the ‘Contact’ feature on X-Ray Film’s website. It will also be available shortly from specialty retailers. Please direct wholesale inquires to DKE Toys. ‘Vinyl Toy Documentary’ is quickly becoming a genre onto itself (ok so maybe that’s a slight stretch) with at least four projects out there (including this one) — very cool.