Designer toys were written off as merely overpriced children’s toys by many, yet highly sought-after and appreciated by those in the know. Limited edition designer toys appeared for the first time in the 1990s and since then have spawned a craze that has gotten kids, parents, design aficionados and celebrities such as Pharrell Williams hooked.
The phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down and continues to grow to this day as the scene’s main protagonists – fashion designers, comic book artists, underground illustrators, graffiti artists, fine artists and collectors -have now gained widespread mainstream recognition. While traditionally crafted from vinyl, toys made from other materials are now common, too. To give you a quick overview, we rounded up some of the coolest designer toys out now. To see our picks, head on over to Green Label.