For Toby’s 10th birthday Gary Baseman has released a new limited-edition Happy Toby To You! 12” Toby Plush. Limited to 100 signed and numbered pieces, the new Tobys are available exclusively from garybaseman.com for $300 (+s/h) each. These are the first numbered plush Tobys since the original 15” versions back in 2005 which now command prices many times over original retail. After checking, it turns out that unlike the 2005 edition, the new 12” edition does not have armature for posing Toby.
In addition to the new plush, Gary Baseman and Toby will celebrate the character’s 10th anniversary in style with the opening of the Happy Toby to You! exhibition opening on Thursday, May 21st 2015 at Times Square in Hong Kong. The new exhibition marks a tremendous year or so for Baseman in Asia which saw his touring ‘The Door is Always Open’ make stops at MOCA Taipei (June 2014) and at the Chi K11 Art Space in Shanghai(December 2014). He also created an art installation at CentralWorld in Bangkok (July 2014) as part of the festivities for the opening of the new Groove entertainment section at the world’s sixth largest mall.