Cultured Play

Toys go from kitschy to sophisticated to create cultured kids

Implications - Being born in the digital age grants today's adults the ability to think deeply about personal branding; a gift passed onto their children. This ushers in an age where a child's identity is as important to Millennial parents as their health, prompting the release of culture-centric toys for early play.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 18,800 Total Clicks Oct 12 - Sep 14
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Manga Mashup Animal Toys - Hiroshi Yoshii Debuts His New Mutated 3D Art Toy Collection
SCORE: 4.1
Warm 6,858 Clicks Pub: Oct 31, 12
Manga Mashup Animal Toys
Hiroshi Yoshii Debuts His New Mutated 3D Art Toy Collection
Hiroshi Yoshii, a designer and resident of Tokyo, Japan, debuts his new Art Toy collection, which brings a mixture between manga and Pixar into these 3D toys. Hiroshi Yoshii is a prolific and... [More]
Mix-and-Match Wooden Toys - Designer Todd Borka Lets Children Create Different Characters
SCORE: 4.4
Warm 4,290 Clicks Pub: Jul 30, 14
Mix-and-Match Wooden Toys
Designer Todd Borka Lets Children Create Different Characters
The mix-and-match wooden toys is great for children and adults alike. This is due entirely to its reliance on good design, which could easily be as decorative as it is playful. As though inspired by... [More]
Cartoon-Inspired Charity Dolls - The Lanvin Christmas Doll Collection is for a Good Cause
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 1,728 Clicks Pub: Dec 5, 13
Cartoon-Inspired Charity Dolls
The Lanvin Christmas Doll Collection is for a Good Cause
Lanvin has teamed up with Dessine l’Espoir, a french charity organization that translates to ‘Designing Hope,’ to create the Lanvin Christmas Doll Collection. The four handmade... [More]
Street Style Dolls - Fashion Figure Inc. Creates Decked-Out Toys with Envious Wardrobes
SCORE: 4.7
Warm 2,697 Clicks Pub: Apr 11, 13
Street Style Dolls
Fashion Figure Inc. Creates Decked-Out Toys with Envious Wardrobes
Fashion Figure Inc. creates dolls that aren’t for the average little girl. While these pig-tailed munchkins might take a shining to them for obvious reasons, they are collectibles made for... [More]
Incredible Infantile Comic Heroes - The Ron English Temper Tot Juxtaposes Innocence and Anger
SCORE: 3.1
Mild 1,125 Clicks Pub: Oct 23, 12
Incredible Infantile Comic Heroes
The Ron English Temper Tot Juxtaposes Innocence and Anger
The Ron English Temper Tot is the designer toy emanation of English’s most popular character. The Temper Tot has been seen in his painting and street art work too. Standing at 8” tall,... [More]
Street Artist Painted Toys - The KAWS Astro Boy Figure Will Be Released at Original Fake
SCORE: 3.7
Mild 2,102 Clicks Pub: Oct 22, 12
Street Artist Painted Toys
The KAWS Astro Boy Figure Will Be Released at Original Fake
Original Fake will be releasing the KAWS Astro Boy Figure on October 27th. The classic cartoon character gets re-imagined in Brooklyn artist KAWS’ typical style, which means Mickey Mouse gloves... [More]