A lot of illustrators, designers and game developers dream about making vinyl toys or resin toys but have no idea how to get the ball rolling. Here’s a brief overview that might shed a little light on the topic.
Customizable mini pinball machine for all the pinballers out there. The top pair of images are 3d renders for pre-visualization, and the bottom pair of images are photos of the prototype. It’s about 6 inches tall.
Oh yeah, if you love pinball and would like to see this as a vinyl toy, reblog it if you can. I’d like to see if there’s enough interest in it. Vinyl production is crazy expensive.
We produced a limited run of resin “Iggy” mascots for the fine folks at Instagram. Designed by JC Rivera, one of our favorite toy designers. We made 50 of these, all hand painted, so they are extremely rare.
How long does it take to make a run of vinyl toys?
Are you inspired to make your own designer vinyl toys and you’d like to get a rough idea about how long it’s going to take from sketch to package? Here’s an good overview of all the steps and how to schedule your own production.
We sculpted Madl’s “Modern Hero” along with all his cute little accessories. The digital sculpt was the rapid-prototyped, recast in wax, and ultimately turned into a gorgeous, highly posable vinyl figure.