Takashi Murakami has been slowly exploring vinyl art toys, most notably the ComplexCon exclusives released over the past year three years. Now it appears that his art toy adventure is about to accelerate with his just announced collaboration with Instinctoy.
As he mentions in his IG announcement, Murakami was drawn in by Instinctoy Founder Hiroto Ohkubo’s sparkling reputation for creating top quality art toys. First up is Mr. DOB—no warm ups here–inspired by the artist’s large-format sculpture of anthropomorphic version of his signature character.
As seen in the preview shots of the master sculpt, upcoming Mr. DOB vinyl looks to be an exacting recreation of the original sculpture down to minute details including the intricate eye assembly which appears to involve nine separate parts.
Look for the new Takashi Murakami x Instinctoy Mr.Dob this summer.