Mar 18, 2019

Sooya -- Ban & Nyang Ban Soft Vinyl for STS


Known primarily for her bisque (porcelain) dolls, Korean artist Sooya will release new Ban & Nyang Ban soft vinyl figures at Shanghai Toy Show (4.12 - 4.14). In order to ensure that the desert-themed STS versions of her signature bunny Ban and the brand-new cat Nyang Ban soft vinyl toys retain the refined, subtle look of her bisque figures, Sooya designed a new face sculpt to make it easier for painters in China to replicate her painting style.  As with her bisque dolls, each of the vinyl characters feature their favorite foods attached to the back of their heads—a carrot for Ban and a fish for Nyang Ban.

While we are relying on machine translation to understand the artist's posts, it appears that the pictured toys are the paint masters she created.  We're looking forward to seeing the production versions at STS—assuming we can get close-up before collectors quickly purchase them.


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Mar 04, 2019

It's Almost Time for Shanghai Toy Show 2019 (4.12 - 4.14)


Pop Mart will present the second annual Shanghai Toy Show on April 12th - 14th 2019 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. STS and sister show Beijing Toy Show are the premiere art toy shows in China with an exciting mix of Asian brands and artists, many of whom do not show nor sell outside of Asia.

The visual style for this year's show was designed by HK-based artist Pucky. Her cheerful, mystical characters will be seen throughout the show on fliers, signage, badges, the official catalog and more.  An excellent choice, Pucky's popularity in China has grown tremendously with the release of four blind-box series from Pop Mart in the span of less than a year.

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