We’re proud to select Marka27’s minigods as our Toy of the Week. The minigods bring together Marka’s varied artistic interests – graffiti, music, and indigenous cultures. He coined the term ‘indigenous vinyl’ to describe his first original art toys which stand 15" tall and feature a working speaker. MG-1 Brazil, the first figure in the series, is available in four colorways : Brazil (300 pcs), Midnight (300 pcs), Gold Grillz (100 pcs), and Platinum Grillz (100 pcs).
By following his passions Marka27 has realized his own uncompromised vision in vinyl with the minigods. Through their choice of music, collectors can use the MG-1 as a means of personal expression in a way not possible with most collectibles. The Gold Grillz edition exclusive to ToyTokyo and the Platinum Grillz exclusive to SURU are both currently available. The Brazil edition and the Previews Exclusive Midnight edition will be available shortly from specialty retailers.
Currently residing in Boston, Marka27 (Victor Quinonez) crafted his artistic style and reputation on the streets as a graffiti artist. He has carried his skill and aesthetic over to commercial toy design, fashion and advertising projects. Not confined to the streets, he has shown his work at several museums and fine art galleries including the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum (Boston), Boston Center For the Arts Gallery, Crewest Gallery (LA) and Meltdown (LA). With his new minigods line, Marka now brings his aesthetic to the world of urban vinyl. For more insight, please check out our interview with Marka27.