Custom Designer Vinyl Toys, Paper Toys & Plush Toys

Toxic Devil Dog – Nix Toxic

Jan 1, 2009 Author: Raphael | Filed under: Nix Toxic


Artist name: Nix Toxic
Artist website:
Artist location: DFW/LA/NY
Toy Name: Toxic Devil Dog
Toy Type: Custom Devil Dog
Toy Story: The Toxic Devil Dog was created with love and appreciation for Japanese culture, pill
classic tin toys, and, of course, Astroboy! Considering that these are inspirations that Nix Toxic and Osaka Popstar have in common, it would have been a sin not to incorporate them into this piece.
Toy Available for sale: The Toxic Devil Dog was available at The Showroom Gallery on October 31, 2008.
Artist available for commission? All offers are considered! Please contact using info [at]

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]




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