I stumbled into a store on Main Street called Voltage here in Vancouver awhile ago, and ever since that first visit I kept getting drawn back into it for reasons I don’t really understand yet. The place is filled with these little vinyl and plush figurines, among other things, and at first looks either like child’s dream playhouse or a psychopath’s lair.
Yesterday I bought this guy. And I want more. Lots more.
This is odd for me though, I’m not into this sort of stuff. I don’t read comic books, I hate anime and most cartoons, I don’t collect anything other than way too much camping gear and computer parts.
I won’t pretend to know enough about the subject to tell you what this culture is all about, but it isn’t aimed at kid and lots of the things aren’t cute. Wikipedia can probably give you a better idea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designer_toys
I really, really want this now:
Here are a heap of websites I found with more stuff: