Cast a designer toy

Designer vinyl toys aren't only decorative - they're also highly collectable, and a great way for artists and illustrators to get their name out there on a 3D canvas.

Many smaller designers choose to customise existing figures from companies like Kidrobot, Toy2R and Crazy Label. But making your own from scratch isn't as daunting as you might think. In the following steps, I take you through the creative process of producing a low-volume run of cast-resin toys, from initial sketches right through to physical production.

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