Written by Gino Joukar, Owner of Toy Art Gallery.
When Complex asked me to come up with the 50 greatest designer toys, I was excited and thrilled at first. But, after reviewing all my options I realized that this was going to be more challenging than I thought. Since there are so many great designer toys out there, how do you narrow it down to just 50?
Going through all the designer toys out there and picking out the top 50 is harder than it seems, and I’m sure there’ll be lots of arguments over some of my choices here, but I tried to stay as non-judgmental about my choices and based my decisions on popularity, originality, rarity, impact in the scene, and overall great design.
I also didn’t narrow my choices to only western designer toys and I’ve included a few select kaiju toys here.
So without any further delay, and in no particular order, check out the 50 Greatest Designer Toys.