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Creepy or Cute

Creepy or Cute Tis the day before the Trick or Treat holiday of Halloween and the question today is should Halloween art be creepy or cute? http://artoftoys.com/product/bash-calamity/ I tend to go with a bit of both when looking at art toys but have had some REALLY...

Automatic Building Bricks Anyone?

Automatic Building Bricks Anyone? In 1939 a new toy, Self-Locking Building Bricks were patented by plastic pioneer, Harley Fisher Page, founder of Kiddicraft Company. By 1945 he had improved the blocks by adding channels which inspired Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, the...

Creepy Fun Art

Creepy Fun Art As we quickly approach Halloween I thought it would be fun to point out some Creepy Fun Art that some of the Art Of Toys regular artists have on the site! These are not really Halloween only but great all year round! Marca Castillo a favorite from...

Timeless Toys & Marvin Glass

Timeless Toys & Marvin Glass Just found a great reference book this weekend at my favorite used bookstore– Timeless Toys by Tim Walsh. This was published in 2005 but like the title the information is timeless. The time line starts with 1900 but the section I...

What Makes A Treasure?

What Makes A Treasure? What Makes A Treasure? I believe what is a treasure to one might not be a treasure to all. Have you ever heard the saying “one man’s trash is another treasure”? It is always sad to have to tell someone their cherished toy has no value in...

Hansa’s Portraits in Nature

Hansa’s Portraits in Nature Hansa’s Portraits in Nature is a handcrafted collection of realistic plush animals. Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each Hansa animal from portraits of the creature in its natural...

New Online Contest

If you have not signed up for Art Of Toys newsletter now is the time to do it with a new online contest! Art Of Toys sends out a daily feature, a blog recap newsletter and coupons for discounts and cool stuff to all our subscribers and this month all subscribers have...

Jacob Jerde

Jacob Jerde This month at Art Of Toys the gallery show is Cars and Jacob Jerde is one of the featured artists who creates fantasy assemblage car art. Jacob Jerde is a local artist that began his journey into the world of art when he was a young boy. Jake learned to...

Preserving It

Preserving It Once you acquire a collectible toy or a piece of art you become its custodian which makes you responsible for its well being. Preserving it should be part of the joy of collecting not a burden. Often we hide our treasures away thinking we are protecting...

Art of Toys

Art Of Toys is offering many one of a kind artwork pieces and vintage toys. The site is updated daily and artwork is in stock unless otherwise noted. We try to remove or note any sold out items at once. Often artist can create a similar item so if something is no longer showing email us and we will try to help source another creation from artist that is in the same context or inspiration. Understanding that being handmade it will never be exact replica!