Toys Are Us: A Revolution in Plastic — DVD

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. 

2 Replies to “Toys Are Us: A Revolution in Plastic — DVD”

  1. Better for toy makers to toil in obscurity? I think these films help get recognition for artists who might not receive as much of it otherwise — and good for them! They deserve to sell their stuff and make some money and not have to compromise their art in the process.
    I think it’s also good for the fans — I know I want to know more about the people who make the toys I love. I think it serves the toy fans more than it serves the mainstream.
    Besides, just because you explain something to the mainstream doesn’t mean that the mainstream will actually GET IT and suddenly rush out to buy these toys.

  2. LuvinToys:
    You make some good points. I guess its just a personal preference really & the general feeling/intent these Vinyl documentary trailers have conveyed to me that inspired my previous comments.
    Glad to hear you’re looking forward to these; hope you enjoy them.

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