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Sci-Fi Lumber Toys

These Wooden Star Wars Action Figures are Fun and Hand-Painted

— September 10, 2012 — Life-Stages
Designer Amanda Visell is known for her very creative sculptures, and this time she’s produced wooden Star Wars action figures. Obviously influenced by the epic film, Visell produced hand-painted and handcrafted wooden dolls that resemble the iconic characters from the film.

The design for the figures have a very hipster feel to them. Since they’re hand-painted, Visell was able to come up with a very unique take on the characters. The collection includes a wooden Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Obi-Wan and IG-88.

Not only are the figures awesome, but so are the boxes they come in, which are also wooden and hand-painted. They resemble a chalkboard you’d see in a hip coffee joint.
Trend Themes
1. Hand-painted Wooden Toys - The trend of unique and hand-painted wooden toys creates opportunities for toy manufacturers to produce eco-friendly and personalized options for children.
2. Sci-fi-inspired Collectibles - As the popularity of science-fiction and pop culture grows, there is an opportunity for designers to create collectibles influenced by famous franchises like Star Wars.
3. Hipster Nostalgia - The trend of nostalgic and vintage aesthetics gives designers the opportunity to create modern products with a retro touch, like Visell's wooden Star Wars figures.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Manufacturing - Toy manufacturers can tap into the demand for eco-friendly and personalized products by incorporating the use of wood and hand-painting in their designs.
2. Collectibles - Designers can leverage the growing interest in science-fiction and pop culture by creating unique and limited-edition collectibles for fans of all ages.
3. Home Decor - The popularity of vintage and nostalgic aesthetics presents an opportunity for designers and retailers to create modern decor products that appeal to the nostalgia-seeking hipster market.
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