â€œKidrobot is planet Earthâ€™s premier creator & retailer of limited edition toys, clothing, mini-figures, artwork & booksâ€. Thatâ€™s quite a statement. Itâ€™s no surprise then that heâ€™s the man behind a new book about the explosive growth of the designer toy industry. Originating from Hong Kong, these made by artists, collected by everyone toys have formed their own haute culture in less than a decade. I Am Plastic, by Kidrobot founder and creative director Paul Budnitz, is a comprehensive visual history of the phenomenon. Including 360 color pages with 100s of toys from some of the biggest names in the industry, including Frank Kozik, Mori Chack, Gary Baseman, Pete Fowler, Junko Mizuno and many more, this book is the perfect resource for both the curious newcomer and the avid collector.
[Via: Cool Hunting]