From its start in the late 90s, the urban vinyl/designer toy movement ranged from the square-jawed, blocky figures evident in Michael Lau's early work, Sket-One's nostalgia-heavy takes on pop art, and artists like MADL and Ron English whose work in graffiti and street art has been translated into plastic.
Given the pop culture leanings of this relatively new medium, and the commercial nature of toys in general, it was only a matter of time before bigger companies and popular intellectual properties attempted to cash in on the burgeoning platform. Since the mid-2000s, artists like Sucklord have been aping the Star Wars saga, and a couple of years later officially-licensed toys started hitting the markets. Here's some of the cooler ones out there, check out our gallery of 10 Best Designer Toys Inspired by Star Wars.
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