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Designer Toys that will enrich your collection

By Oasim Karmieh

Designer Toys that will enrich your collection

Handcrafted Art Toys

As all artists since the beginning of time, we always search for masters and mentors to look up to,  whose work speaks to us on a spiritual level, those artworks that touch our hearts or engage our minds or maybe even enrage us. So, when I started my career as a Toy Designer, I needed to find beacons to light up the toy crafting path ahead.

“Could we ever know each other in the slightest without the arts?” – Gabrielle Roy

2PetalRose

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His nickname is just perfect and incapsulates the beauty of his art toys: 2Petalrose, aka Liam Scriven from London UK, is one of my all time favourite toy designers. His handcrafted toys are just exquisite, his style is so unique and so detailed that you could spend literally hours just gauging at his gallery and instagram account, just to make sure you don’t miss any of his hidden details. One of my favorite posts on instagram was when he showed the sole of one of his beautiful resin art toys with the comment “I know you won’t ever see it but…”; that kind of commitment and effort shows you the amount of love that goes into each piece of art that he creates.

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Foolsparadise

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The art toy that I fell in love with designed by Foolsparadise (Alan Ng) was Keiko. I was hypnotized by the twisted vibe that these art toys emanate. And to be honest I didn’t know why I felt they had that twisted ooze, until I had a talk with my friend Trustpigs (aka Nick Curtis) and he told me that in fact the founder of Fools paradise created the main characters of his handmade toys series as inmates of the Fools Paradise asylum, which specialized in people who thought they were human-animal hybrids. Thus we later got the interpretations we now know, which were how these characters see themselves… like Keiko as a bear-headed vixen.

Foolsparadise

THE Jason Freeney

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If you haven't heard of Jason Freeney or at least seen one of his famous art toys, I'm sorry but you must have lived under a rock. His works are so deep, literally and figuratively, his dissected toy are the most famous ones — from the balloon poodle to the dissected lego figurines. Lately he released a toy collection of dissected super heroes with Mighty jaxx which I absolutely love.

Jason Freeney

KOZIK

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Frank Kozik's art toys are so badass and so in your face; some of them are political and all of them are non-apologetic, they have the right amount of juxtaposition. The more you learn about his work and about his personally, the more you love his art toys and you will end up like me buying at least a couple of copies for your personal art toy collection.

Frank Kozik 

crackedhatchet

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His style is a mixture of clean shapes and dynamic poses, with a handmade feel, and in my opinion that mix is what sets his art toys apart from everything that is out there. And on top of being a great toy artist, he is a machine when it comes to the amount of toys he can create, all handcrafted, hand cast, hand painted. He is an amazing dude, but you can already tell from how awesome his Art Toys are.

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Plasticell

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The first art toy that I saw made by PlastiCell was the famous Tupac shakur figurine, and I gotta tell  you, the way these guys where able to capture the essence of Amaru, from the beautiful peaceful pose, to the amazing hand painted details on the bandana… Don’t get me started on the tattoos that look soooooo badass. The amount of work that goes into each figurine is just mind-boggling. You have to follow the guy on instagram, so you can see the amount of love that goes into all their beautiful handcrafted  art toys.

Plastic Cell 

Playge

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Dangerous Badass Cuteness — the characters these guys create are just too hard to describe, cause when you tell somebody that they are the most badass and cute toy you have ever seen, they look at you as if that’s not possible for an Art Toy. The juxtapose of cuteness and badassery is just awesome; combining the cuteness of their goggly eyes, with their shotguns, bombs, chemical weapons, bazookas, and most importantly the gas masks. And did I tell you that they are wearing real clothes? And that it comes with tons of accessories— make sure to check the pockets.

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BATSY Superhero toy – WEST LIMITED EDITION BY KARMIEH

By Oasim Karmieh

BATSY Superhero toy – WEST LIMITED EDITION BY KARMIEH

Superhero Toy

"Romania based designer Oasim Karmieh is back with another version of his cute super hero toy BATSY! A project which is a tribute to none other than BATMAN. All  designed, sculpted, 3d printed and hand painted by himself. Batsy Adam West is a handcrafted resin toy, that has been sculpted, hand cast and hand painted by Oasim Karmieh. This edition is an homage to the best Batman of all time. Takes us right back to the Oasim’s OG BATSY we fell in love with all the way back in March when we first found Oasim’s work. The OG sold out almost instantly so this WEST version shouldn’t stay around too long."

You can read the entire article here:

http://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/batsy-west-limited-edition-by-oasim-karmieh/

 

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Karmieh and Zortrax M200 Reshapes Handmade Toys Design

By Oasim Karmieh

Karmieh and Zortrax M200 Reshapes Handmade Toys Design

HANDMADE TOYS

I purchased my first 3d printer 18 month ago and since then I learned as much as possible about this technology, handmade toys and how to change my workflow to fit this new opportunity, although the answer was starring me right in the face it took me a while to know exactly what I wanted to do and in which direction I want to take my business into. Being featured on the Zortrax blog is a huge achievement for me, they created a great machine that I love and it helped me become a toy designer.

You can read the entire article here:

https://zortrax.com/stories/blog/devils-3d-printed-details-zortrax-m200-reshapes-toy-design/

"Exaggerated big shiny eyes, even larger head and an emotional, often explosive, character, all in a cute, chubby, tiny package. Does it ring a bell yet? If manga or anime characters sprang to your mind, you’re dead-on. The characteristic, Japanese chibi style of picturing characters started to gain popularity in the 80s and 90s, when manga and anime settled themselves in western pop culture for good. The chibi style also inspired Oasim Karmieh, a 3D artist and toy designer, to create some special caricature figurines that combine the western and eastern cultures."

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Batsy Reviewed By TrustPigs | Superhero toys for boys

By Oasim Karmieh

Batsy Reviewed By TrustPigs | Superhero toys for boys

Superhero Toys for boys

Last night 16th of Septemeber 2016 Batsy got it's first video review by Nick Curtis aka Trustpigs Writer for  &  and you can imagine how big of a smile I had on my face, since the release of Batsy (a superhero toy for boys) I feel that I have been in a constant dream, not in a million year I would have expected this figurine to bring so much joy in my professional life. Thank you so much to everybody who bought Batsy you guys are amazing! I'll stop talking now here is the review

 

 

"Freelance 3D artist Oasim Karmieh interprets his daughter as a resin sculpture, garbed in the costume of Batman! Titled Batsy, this original designer toy piece is reviewed in-depth."

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Go Figure News Interview for Hero Toys

By Oasim Karmieh

Go Figure News Interview for Hero Toys

Hero Toys

 

Super stoked, The guys at Go Figure News emailed me asking if they can interview me about Batsy hero toys, it's been such an amazing journey so far, and I haven't released the first edition yet.

http://www.gofigurenews.com/single-post/2016/04/01/Fiercely-Cute-Batsy-from-Romania

 

"Oasim Karmieh a Romanian 3d sculptor got the inspiration for his latest piece from his Daughter (Emma Rose). This Batsy took shape over time as you can see from the pictures. Batsy stands 8' tall in a swooping-in stance. I got the chance to ask Mr. Karmieh about what the Batsy figure means to him and if he plans on doing anymore Batsy figures."

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BATSY Gets featured on The ART Toy Chronicle

By Oasim Karmieh

BATSY Gets featured on The ART Toy Chronicle

ART TOYS

When I started designing my first Art Toy I didn't expect that it will receive so much love from the Toy collectors community, being featured on one of the best blogs from the Art Toy community is a huge honour, make sure to check out the article below!

 

"Romania based designer Oasim Karmieh just designed a personal project which is a tribute to non other then BATMAN. All  designed, sculpted, 3d printed and hand painted by himself. We think Batsy rocks! and in time for all the Superman Vs Batman: Dawn of Justice hype train. Clearly Oasim has the skills in all of the areas and showed his Batsy figure."

http://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/batsy-by-oasim-karmieh/

 

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Spanky Stokes Shows Batsy lots of love | Handcrafted Toys

By Oasim Karmieh

Spanky Stokes Shows Batsy lots of love | Handcrafted Toys

Handcrafted Toys

Now if this is not the best title, thank you Spankystokes.com for the feature

Move over Batkid, this Chibi-styled Batsy is Not-So-Dark Knight Winner!

"Romanian-based 3D sculptor Oasim Karmieh mingled his personal and professional lives to create the pictured “Batsy” piece, inspired by his daughter Emma Rose. All the parts were 3D printed and then handcrafted  by Karmieh in this "fan art" work, which appears to stand around 8-inches tall! All current indicators point to this being a one-off piece at the moment, but we whole heartedly hope that Karmieh evolves this into at least a micro run release. Please follow Karmieh's Facebook and Instagram for further updates."

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