Custom Designer Vinyl Toys, Paper Toys & Plush Toys

Ten Toy – Nix Toxic

Oct 8, 2008 Author: Raphael | Filed under: Nix Toxic


Artist name: Nix Toxic
Artist website:
Artist location: Dallas, price
NY, view LA, USA
Toy Name: Ten Toy
Toy Type: Custom To The Core
Toy Story: My primary character, Ten, was inspired by Japanese pop and cartoon culture. Particularly, I”ve always loved the Astroboy concept. With the added element of my gritty, urban, outsider style, Ten ended up being my version of an “Astropet”. He can be found throughout my artwork; sometimes he”s hiding behind paint drips and dark subject matter, other times he is the subject matter…

About the Ten Toy:

“Ten” is equipped with a moveable head, stands approx. 3″ tall, and fits oh so sweetly inside this nifty “toxic bomb” (about 4″ in diameter). He was hand-sculpted in clay, molded in silicone, cast with a super-light, super-durable poly resin, then sanded, primed, and painted… all by yours truly. The bomb, which will be included exclusively with hand-produced custom toys, is made of acrylic and painted with spray paint, oil, and lacquer.

I know… most sane artists would hand this job off to a designer. But with this degree of toxic dabbling and chemical mischief… no way was I going to outsource all the fun! Now that the process is finalized once and for all, one would think duplicating would be a snap. Not so much. These little guys are insanely time-consuming to reproduce… but hey, it”s totally worth it.

The jury is still out on how many “Ten Toys” I will custom produce before sending the prototype off to be cast in vinyl. Until then, I”m just going to consider them “beta”types…

Ten Toys are currently custom exclusives… they”re being produced individually by hand in my “art lab”. There will be a total of 30 custom toys produced in the first run, sold at $85 each. All have subtle differences and are signed and numbered. Future custom runs are very possible, but there will be significant changes made with each run (color changes, etc.)
Toy Available for sale: Yes, they are $85 each (details above).
Artist available for commission? Yes, please e-mail nix [at]

Event Name: Brian Colin’s Robots, ed Monsters & Things You Don’t Understand
Event Date:
Elliot Street Deli & Pub – August 22, 2008 (7-10pm)
Doogallery – August 23, 2008 (9pm – 2am)
Location: Elliot Street Deli & Pub, Elliot Street Deli & Pub, 51 Elliott St. S.W., Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30313
Doogallery, 205 Holtzclaw Unit J Atlanta, Georgia, United States 30316
Participants / Customizers: Brian Colin
Official Website: Codedecoinc (News), Doogallery (Events)

Brian Colin’s presents his solo show at two locations, at the Elliot Street Deli & Pub (August 22), but also at the Doogallery (August 23) on two seperate dates consecutively. From this show you can expect to the see the works of Brian Colin’s which include art pieces and custom Munnies. The show at the Doogallery requires that all attendees be 21+, but also contributions of $10 donation which will include free beer and music. An art raffle will also be held at the event, so those in the Atlanta area should check this show out for sure! You have two opportunities to do so.




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