Aug 31 2022

Elwood Barker

Elwood Barker Custom Mechtorian Toy exclusive for Designer Con UK 2022

Mr. Unwin carved a friend to carry him on adventures.
The two became inseparable.
Literally!
It was far more efficient to just wind the one key.

An exclusive edition of just six sets for Designer Con UK in London on the 3rd – 4th September.

Customised Mezco Tikimon figure and Rolitoland figure.
Vinyl toys, Epoxy, ABS, Acrylic, Rubber, Cast Metal winding Key.
5.5″ tall.
£250 each.

Elwood Barker Custom Mechtorian Toy exclusive for Designer Con UK 2022
Elwood Barker Custom Mechtorian Toy exclusive for Designer Con UK 2022

Aug 15 2022

Solo Show Work Now Available

All the works in my solo show at Clutter Gallery are now available online for worldwide sales.

So this is your chance to add a serious piece of Mechtorian art to your fabulous collection.

The show is open to visit in person until September the 2nd at Clutter Gallery (163 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA).

This is my first solo show on the East coast in almost a decade.

“The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be.” 
A retro-futuristic look back at how the present doesn’t quite deliver on the promises of the past. A tongue in cheek view of our own world through mechanical eyes from an alternative history.

In part this show represents my reaction to world events over the last few years.

You can view and purchase all the works here : doktor-a-solo-show


Aug 10 2022

A Wave of Nostalgia

Where are the new ideas?
The original voices?
The fresh new styles?
Drowned out in a sea of regurgitation and repetition.
Struggling to get their voices heard before they are washed away in the ersatz creativity of popular culture.

Plastic Toy Parts, Acrylic, Epoxy, Lead, Rubber, Cast Metal Winding Key.
16” X 13” X 13”
2022.

Created for ‘The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be” Solo show at Clutter Gallery.
(A proportion of profit to be donated to ocean cleaning projects).

More photos after the break.

Continue reading

Aug 10 2022

Duet

When they agree and play in harmony the results are uplifting and beautiful.
But when they disagree. And are not on the same page.

It is worrying how quickly things descend into chaos.

Customised Cre8tive Peeples toy by MadL.Vinyl toy parts, Acrylic, Epoxy, Rubber, Lead, vintage miniature instrument ornaments, Cast Metal Winding Key.
10” X 11” X 5”
2022.

Created for “The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be” Solo show at Clutter Gallery.

More photos after the break.

Continue reading

Aug 10 2022

Bentley Pilkington

Bentley Pilkington

Though his friends try to tell him that his thoughts are not his own.
He will not believe them.
He knows that there is no little man in his head steering his life.
He would know!
If only he had eyes he could double check..

Acrylic, Epoxy, Vinyl Toy parts, Brass, Aluminium, Lead, Rubber, Paper.
12” tall. 2022.

Created for “The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be” solo show at Clutter Gallery.

More photos after the break.

Continue reading

Mar 22 2022

The Tin WOODsman

Rusty, and feeling a little stiff!

A re-imagined Wood Awakening toy from French artist Juce Gace and Mighty Jaxx.
Vinyl toy, Acrylic, Styrene, Epoxy, Steel, Brass, Lead, Rubber, Vintage metal funnel.
11” tall.
2022.

The WOODsman is part of the Wood Morning Paris show at 32 Rue Notre Dame Dr Nazareth, 75003, Paris on the 25th of March.

He will be shown and available from the beginning of the show. First come, first served.
If you’re not in Paris, don’t worry : all remaining pieces will be available online (www.jucegace.bigcartel.com) for international orders on the Sunday 27th of March at 4PM (Paris Time).

More pictures after the break….

Continue reading

Nov 12 2021

Imperial Lotus Dragon Group Show at Dcon

ADesigner Con this year Broke Piggy will be hosting an amazing custom toy art show featuring the amazing Imperial Lotus Dragon vinyl toy created by Scott Tolleson.

From 12th -14th November at Anaheim Convention Centre in L.A. you can view the dragons at Booth No. 413. Sadly I cannot be in attendance this year.

For the show I have created: The Expanded Clockwork Lotus.

A complex “exploded model” version of the dragon in the style of a Victorian teaching aid.

A slight departure from my usual style, but very much in keeping with my aesthetic.

Vinyl toy parts, Epoxy, Brass, Acrylic, Rubber, Vintage Clock Mechanism, Vintage Winding Key, Antique Wooden Base.
H 13″ D 13″ W 10″

He will be available to purchase from the convention.
This is undoubtedly one of the most complex custom toy works I have created in some time.

Click through for more images.

Continue reading

Aug 18 2021

Ignatious Hob

Monitor and guardian to the city’s furnaces.
Ignatious regulates access to the fiery underbelly of the Metropoli’s power district.
his remodelled outer appearance is purely for effect.


Customised Janky toy from Superplastic.
Vinyl, Epoxy, rubber, Lead, PVC toy parts, Poker accessory.
3.5” tall.
2021

Click Through for more images.

Continue reading

Aug 18 2021

Derek Jaeger

Derek is the little guy.
He presents a much bigger personality to the outside world thanks to his mechanised suit.


Customised Janky toy from Superplastic.
Vinyl, Epoxy, Polyurethane, rubber, Lead, Metal winding key.
3.5” tall.
2021

Click through for more images.

Continue reading

Aug 18 2021

Stanton Steep

An aficionado of coffee from around the globe.
He appreciates them and identifies them by smell alone.
But adores the taste!
“It’s like Petrol!” he says.
“Smells quite heady, but I wouldn’t want to drink any!”


Customised Janky toy from Superplastic.
Vinyl, Epoxy, rubber, Lead, PVC toy parts, Metal winding key, Pot and cup accessories.
3.5” tall.
2021

Click through for more images.

Continue reading