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Takashi Murakami is back with his iconic smiling flower with a few more limited-edition collectibles as well as other new releases available. The Takashi Murakami Doraemon Ceramic Plate a very popular product has already been sold out. However, there is the Takashi Murakami limited-edition Flower plate that is decorated with a variety of his smiling flower in different colours that make for an excellent collection for any collector’s expanding assemblage. With one of these plates, you can flex to your friends and families when serving them a meal by showcasing this exquisite and limited plate that can be found nowhere else especially when stocks cease.

If you are looking for something for more of a decoration, then the Takashi Murakami keychain or iPhone case might be what you are searching for. The Takashi Murakami flower field iPhone case is designed in a pixelated manner to create a technologically savvy impression of the Murakami flower. The case is suitable for iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Picking up your phone to get a call or take a mirror selfie with this new case and flex it to your friends. An impressive collectible to start with that is also durable and protects your phone. Look savvy and stylishly trendy with this new case that Takashi Murakami has designed!

Looking for some other Takashi Murakami collectibles? Then scroll down further and look at some Takashi Murakami prints! Many Takashi Murakami prints use the iconic Murakami flower and the loveable television animated show, Doraemon and his companions. Each Takashi Murakami print is different in its design but adorable and wholesome that you are bound to love your purchase!

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Takashi Murakami is simply a sensational wonder in the designer collectibles industry.  His Murakami flower is an international sensation and wonder among many collectors and is heavily sought after. Many of his products are instantly sold out within mere minutes and are in limited edition stock. At X-playground, we aspire to provide authentic, legitimate, and quality designer collectibles to you directly through international shipping to add to your growing collection. Buy Takashi Murakami today whilst stocks last!

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Mighty Jaxx and Kaws New Collectibles!

Mighty Jaxx New Collectibles!

Mighty Jaxx has released some new limited-edition collectibles that are quickly selling out! At X-Playground we currently have the limited edition Mighty Jaxx Picky Eaters: The Maiden. Inspired by the McDonald’s, KFC, and Red Rooster franchises, popular designer-artist Po Yun Wang has created some very popular Mighty Jaxx collectibles. Many stores are already sold out and stocks are extremely limited. With a simple design with a funny expression, Po Yun Wang has appealed to many fast-food lovers and Mighty Jaxx fans. Another limited-edition collectible that has been released is Mighty Jaxx Droopy Cat. A peculiar design but also a funny expression that many can relate to when feeling either drowsy or sleepy. This droopy cat is another Mighty Jaxx collectible heavily sought out by many collectible fans.

Looking for more than just the newly released Mighty Jaxx collectibles? No fret, we have plenty of other Mighty Jaxx collectibles! The ever-popular Mighty Jaxx a Wood Awakening. Inspired by the popular movie Pinocchio, a Wood Awakening has taken this beloved character and transformed him with a bit of a twist. The classic edition is the iconic colour scheme of the original Pinocchio whereas other editions have transformed him with a haunted look such as a vampire.

Buy Kaws Keyholder!

Aside from Mighty Jaxx, many other collectors are intent on being able to buy Kaws, another popular collectible. Being able to buy Kaws, is a staple for many collectible fans. Kaws has also released some very simple but highly popular collectibles, including the Tokyo First Accomplice Keyholder which comes in different colours and designs. The iconic “x x” expression across its eyes that is contrasted with a smile has a simple and elegant look, but what is convenient about the collectible is that it is a key holder. Spice up your keyholders and give yourself something different by buying Kaws.

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X-Playground are Your Collectible Friends!

Mighty Jaxx and Kaws collectibles are some of the most popular products at X-Playground. We are a Melbourne-based business shipping popular, limited edition, and rare quality designer collectibles directly to you, allowing you to start your own authentic collections. Every product on our page is acquired authentically allowing you to rest with ease that our products are legitimate. Want to buy Kaws or Mighty Jaxx for your collection? Check Mighty Jaxx here or buy Kaws here and hurry whilst stocks last!

 

Buy Takashi Murakami and Mr Maria

Takashi Murakami is the sensational artist making a stir in the art industry and ever-expanding collectible culture among every generation. Imagination is an artist’s limitation, but Takashi Murakami, his artwork is as always inspiring and original sparking the impression that there Takashi Murakami is truly a unique and influential artist of the current century. With an avid fanbase around the world globally, it is not a surprise that many of Takashi Murakami’s collectibles have been heavily sought for and at times quite difficult to acquire. After all, Takashi Murakami’s collectibles are one of the most unique collectible designer toys engineered to perfection. Each collectible stands out from the recent drops but embodies popular elements that allure collectors for more!

Although Takashi Murakami collectibles are heavily sought out and rare, X-Playground is here to help! At X-Playground we have an assortment of Takashi Murakami collectibles. The famous smiling sunflower incorporated elements of childhood anime favorites such as Doraemon, the classic small and popular Takashi Murakami pins and prints. Moreover, we have been fortunate enough to acquire even more authentic Takashi Murakami collectibles. Avid collectors, we know you will love these, Takashi Murakami Mugs. With one already sold out, we still have Takashi Murakami Doraemon Mugs and Sunflower Mugs, all of which are bound to make you rejoice and make you want one for your own collection.

Visit our Takashi Murakami collectibles now and increase or start your own collection with the famous and authentic designer toys made by Takashi Murakami now!!!

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Mr Maria is inspired by the iconic Miffy children’s TV show. An easily recognizable image and with a mission to spread joy and happiness to adults, children, and even the elderly. Mr Maria is another unique collectible that many collectors want for its abundance of cuteness. A simplistic design, but the cuteness and impact that it delivers leave people highly seeking any chance to add one of these collectibles to their own personal collections. So popular that even on our website Mr Maria always has a couple of sold-out products. The most popular are Mr Maria Miffy First Light XL Lamp, Mr maria smiley lamp,Mr Maria Lion Star Light Lamp and Mr Maria Boris Star Light Lamp. With one of these lamps sitting around in your house, the warm, cute, and adorable design is enough to melt your heart away-and make you smile! Moreso even, Mr Maria even has an extra-large smiley lamp that is guaranteed to make you instantly smile whenever you see that abundance of joy!

Visit our Mr Maria collectibles now and spread some happiness around your household or with your loved ones now!!!

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X-Playground is a Melbourne business shipping popular, limited, and extremely rare quality designer toys internationally. All of our products are authentically sourced and checked, ensuring you have an authentic collectible. Our mission is to provide you with the collectibles you want, so come check out our website now and increase that collective investment!

Mighty Jaxx & Takashi Murakami Prints

Mighty Jaxx and Takashi Murakami Prints

Regardless of if you enjoy Anime or are an avid lover of Japanese culture, you have definitely heard of the famous and popular artist Takashi Murakami. Creating a trending culture of unique and ‘superflat’ collectibles that combine Japanese traditional art culture with a more modernistic approach; Takashi Murakami has established a vividly vibrant and appealing art style for many collectors. Further increasing his popularity is the appeal of many Anime fans, Takashi Murakami and his artwork incorporates many famous and popular characters from Anime, causing many fans to desperately desire some of his work for their own collection.

Takashi Murakami Prints

From his famous smiling sunflower to his other iconic characters such as Mr. Dob, Kiki, and Kaikai, Takashi Murakami’s collectibles are bound to bring a feeling of joy and warmth with their designs. Moreover, his unique prints featuring many famous Anime characters such as Doraemon customized with his smiling sunflower are bound to make any avid Anime lover go crazy.

Mighty Jaxx is by far and still one of the most prominent collectibles in global pop culture. With unique and appealing designs showing an ability to adapt to the current trends and desires of the millennial generation, Mighty Jaxx has established itself as a strong and popular contender among other collectibles. Mighty Jaxx has also collaborated with artists to create an original set of works where each collection is completely unique due to the artist’s imagination, allowing them to not only make a name for themselves but also to test their individual creativity.

Repopularising the favorite childhood movie, Pinocchio, Mighty Jaxx’s new collectible series A Wood Awakening, has had an amazing hit with many collectors. With their unique and original design to customized and visibly appealing editions, Mighty Jaxx is the very definition of innovative design. One of our products A Wood Awakening Chill-Out Porcelain Figure (Gold Chrome Edition) has been sold out already. With only 3 other editions left to choose from and limited stock, the time is ticking for collectors. Whether you want the First Kiss Edition, Classic Edition, or  East Vs West Edition, Mighty Jaxx’s A Wood Awakening is guaranteed to incorporate itself as a stellar collectible in your ever-expanding collection. However, hurry as the availability of these collectibles is running out!

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Takashi Murakami and Mighty Jaxx collectibles are one of the most popular and highly sought out designer items. Whether you are beginning to start a collection or looking to further expand yours then at X-playground we got you covered. We are stocked with an assortment of authentic collectibles, what are you waiting for, buy Takashi Murakami or Mighty Jaxx collectibles today!

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Mr Maria Smiley Lamp and Takashi Murakami

Why is Takashi Murakami so Popular?

Takashi Murakami is a Japanese contemporary artist who works in fine arts media and commercial fashion, merchandise, and animation.

Murakami’s art encompasses a wide range of media and is generally described as ‘superflat’. Takashi coined the term ‘superflat’ which in essence describes the aesthetic characteristics of the Japanese artistic tradition and nature of the post-war Japanese culture and society.

Murakami’s art is distinct for its use of colour and motifs from Japanese traditional and popular culture. His work can be described as either cute or satirical and among his work, the most famous are his smiling flowers.

A reason for Takashi Murakami’s popularity is that his art successfully blurs that art lines between high and low culture. This is visible in his Murakami Flower which finds its origins in traditional Japanese painting. Moreover, Takashi Murakami has demonstrated the ability of fine artists to be as successful with commercial artists as well as being able to collaborate with well-known and iconic brands such as Louis Vuitton

Where to buy Takashi Murakami Print collectibles?

For any Takashi Murakami Collectibles, you can find them at X-playground. Get your collection started today!

Who is Mr Maria?

Mr. Maria is a designer who has created the iconic Miffy Lamps which are wanted all over the world. Miffy is the world-famous Dutch rabbit created by artist Dick Bruna. The popular kids television show creates a sense of familiarity, warmth, belonging, and love as Miffy’s friendly demeanor is adored and loved by all children.

With a vision of trying to create optimism, happiness, and laughter in this world, Mr. Maria has also designed the Mr Maria Smiley Lamp. The Mr Maria Smiley lamp designed by Mr Maria is undoubtedly the lamp that will put a smile on your face any time of the day. People of any age will smile involuntarily when the big smile.

The LED bulb of Mr Maria Smiley Lamp is designed to emit a warm glow with different adjustable lighting settings that can warm you up or illuminate a room. A smiley face commonly seen as an icon, brand, or lifestyle has become a spiritual philosophy that exists to remind people the power of smiling. A simple smile can change many lives, especially the people around you and yourself to a significant extent.

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Where to buy Mr Maria Smiley Lamp?

Looking for a Mr Maria Smiley lamp to brighten your day or anything by Mr Maria, at X-playground we have the latest assortment of collectible lamps that will brighten and warm your day.

Designer Art Toys

What Are Designer Art Toys and Why Are They Popular?

What Are Designer Art Toys?

Trending with the same popularity and hype as streetwear, designer toys more commonly referred to as art toys are collectible toys inspired by artists or designers. These toys are generally either self-produced or made by small and independent toy companies. Materials used in the toys are varied ranging from ABS plastic, vinyl wood, metal, latex, plush, resin and more. Majority of the creators have background education in graphic design, illustration or arts, but the most accomplished of them all are actually self-taught. It is widely believed that designer art toys first originated in the 1990’s in Hong Kong and Japan. By the 2000’s designer toys quickly became integrated in Western culture where many designer art toys were inspired from Lowbrow artists.

Most designer art toys were produced in China, however due to the ease of access of higher quality materials in Japan, some designers have shifted their production to the land of the rising sun. Designer art toys are usually not manufactured in America due to many environmental restrictions due to the production of vinyl.

Types of Designer Art Toys

Urban Vinyl

Urban vinyl designer art toys feature action figures which are usually made of vinyl. Whilst urban vinyl can be used interchangeably with designer art toys, not all designer art toys can be considered urban vinyl. In general, urban vinyl figures usually have original designs, produced in small quantities, and usually collected by adults. Urban toy designers focus their art primarily on an urban environment such as hip-hop, rap, graffiti or anything related to an urban environment.

Urban vinyl figures are designed primarily by illustrators, graffiti artists, musicians, and DJs from urban areas in Asia (especially Japan and Hong Kong), North America (especially the United States), and Europe.

Credited as the “Godfather of designer toys” Michael Lau and artist Eric So are widely believed to be the two to have initiated the urban vinyl trend in the 1990s. Early designer toy creators include New York artist Ron English.

Urban vinyl is commonly designated as either Eastern Vinyl, including anything designed and produced in Asia or Australia, or Western Vinyl, encompassing pieces which are designed and produced in North America, South America, or Europe. Urban vinyl figures have become collectible items. Rare pieces may sell for hundreds or even thousands of dollars

Resin Toys

Some artists create their toys using synthetic resin material and resin casting. After casting the resin toy receives adjustments in its details, sometimes being superficially cast on some parts. The toy can be finished using automotive paint by aerosol and sometimes receives a varnished layer above the dry painting.

The process of making resin toys is more labor-intensive and time-consuming than industrialized vinyl toy production, which in most of cases are made identical and in large quantities. But resin casting allows artists to produce toys in small numbers. Most vinyl factories will only produce toys in large series. Resin toys have become a way for less established artists to produce a toy without the large financial investment required to produce a vinyl toy.

Designer Plush

Designer plush are another subcategory of designer art toys. They tend to be soft, stuffed dolls created in limited quantities by artists and designers. Common designs include anthropomorphized animals or fantastic human likenesses, although designer plush dolls often feature entirely unique character designs. Designer plush dolls are usually given names and personas, with their distinctive personalities described on their tags or in booklets included in their packaging.

One producer of designer plush is Friends With You, a commercial art and design collective based in Miami, Florida. Their work is characterized by a cute yet bizarre aesthetic, and exhibits a hand-made quality, even in pieces that are machine-made. In addition to their plush dolls, Friends With You also create modular wood toys, and motion graphics for companies such as Sony, MTV, Nike, and Columbia Records.

Why Are Designer Art Toys Popular?

Collectible toys have become extremely popular worldwide, as toymakers explore a seamless integration of physical and digital play to succeed in a technology-driven marketplace. This phenomenon is also driven by factors like creative concepts from toy artists, limited availability of toys, quality craftsmanship, and good marketing strategies made by toy manufacturers worldwide.

As toy collecting incorporates adults as well as children, many toymakers have successfully widened the age range of their target consumers. It is also widely accepted that these collectible art toys are a form of art. Artists like KAWS, for instance, are now selling their works for millions of dollars in major art auctions.

Catering to the preferences of consumers desiring quality, limited and unique collectibles, the toymaker industry has seen a considerable change in the industry. In an aesthetic sense, the growing demand for customised, limited edition designer collectibles has also motivated artists to create unique and visually striking concepts across various size categories.

The toy market has propelled itself into mainstream popularity, and this can be seen by the number of smaller companies popping up all over the world. The size, colours, and craftsmanship are some of the reasons why designer toys are so popular. Younger generations flock to these types of collectible toys. That is partly because of the amount of effort that has gone into each one. Each collectible has been carefully designed to create a beautiful toy. In some cases, they have even been painted by hand, giving it the extra human touch and exclusivity.

Often, the designer toys are part of a collection. This is true for the case of blind boxes, as with other renowned sets such as the XXRAY or Funko. In this case, many consumers will be driven by a desire to complete the collection. However, there will only be a limited number of stocks available to complete the collection.

Where to Buy Designer Art Toys?

At X-playground we pride ourselves in providing quality, limited, unique and official designer art toys created and inspired by artists. What are you waiting for, expand your collection now and show off your collectibles to your friends here at x-playground!