- August 21st, 2007
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I am in some good company on this board @ SDCC…. Thanks October toys…
This was at the LOVE/HATE show in SD. It was ready for the picking and it’s in a good home…. thanks DC
Made this as a thank you for Henry Brazil from the KidRobot boards
10 Questions For Toy Customizers – DRILONE
“I am always down to customize anything… I enjoy challenges.” The last few years have seen the art form of customizing toys grow in scope and popularity. Both established and emerging artists have embraced this new medium and collectors couldn’t be happier. But what do the artists themselves think of working in this medium? Over the course of the next few months we will explore this topic through a series of interviews with toy customizers from around the globe. Be sure to check back often to see if your favorite customizers are featured.
Please welcome today’s guest: DRILONE.
ToyToons: What is your name and do you work under any aliases?
Dril, drils, drilone.
What are your favorite toys to use as platforms?
Munny, Dunny, MadL’s.
When choosing a piece to customize, what is most important (size, shape, texture, etc)?
I am always down to customize anything…. I am a custom whore….and I enjoy challenges.
What would you say is the main difference between customizing a toy; and say, painting a canvas?
A toy is just another canvas, but it has a whole other following of collectors. Also toy customizing got me into a creative mind set, so I have created a huge vareity of art in 2006/07.
Do you see toy customizing as a fad or an art form with staying power?
I think it’s a constent circle you start with 3″ Dunnies and move up ’til you realize you want pieces that have more meaning to you and you sell most of your production pieces to get customs. Then it starts all over for the noobs.
Do you believe that customizing toys can serve as a launching pad for up-and-coming artists looking to gain some legitimacy?
I gained alot of respect and without KR message boards I would have never met such great people and been in art shows all over America.
And my shout outs: Yolao, Wacko (Ally, Larry, and AVA), Useless Toys, Jryde, October Toys, Toy Baroness, KRSF, Tom1979, J*Ryu, Trademark310, Strange Kiss (mike), WTFunks, JoCappy VinylFixx, ZombieMonkie, DeanoMeano, APina, Ghost RIS, Iz the Wiz, and everyone I forgot…
Interview by Jason Sutton