Big, small, plastic, metal, Japanese, American, lite-up, clear, action figures, vinyl figures, resin figures, the list goes on….
Like many cultures and peoples around the globe through the past to the present, whether playing and collecting them as kids or adults or vibing off of different friends super chunk mega toy collections, all of the different styles and types, the many colors and textures, the hunt for the rare figures, the special childhood figures, it all comes full circle to what has become an explosion of an amazing toy culture.
Obviously to us, the next step of our art was to jump with both feet in and create our own toys. Respect for the craft, the enjoyment that comes with it, and the seriousness and the silliness of it all,they’re toys!
We have been crafting our own version of “toys” for a long time in the form of one offs and other sculptural pieces back at the Magitarius laboratory.
Oreion represents our first delve into the world of vinyl toys and it has definitely been a tremendous journey through trial and error among other things and this is just the beginning. Overall, we feel very blessed to have been able to take it to this level and have something positive to show. Although there are other sculpts within the Magiverse that will be revealed as time makes way for, this is the first “professional” version that we have been able to make available to you. By opening the door and partaking in this adventure we hope to bring to the table a vision untapped by others and to create new worthy works for old heads and new alike to experience and enjoy.
Our aim with the works through Magitarius is to not only produce exciting new forms of art to appreciate and enjoy, but to inoculate each piece, be it toy, shirt or print with a certain amount of energy, specially blended by us to produce an array of works imbedded with spirit flash in order to remind people of the importance of being a kid and experiencing the depths of your imagination. Lose that and you’re screwed. The word alone “toy” conjures up sacred childhood memories and opens the door to the imagination, a world flooded with crazy shapes and colors where adults and children alike can be drawn into an endless supply of space adventures, search and destroy missions, reaching for the crown, reconnaissance ninja missions and if you have to… resort to calling upon the berzerker mutants to help out in a pinch when your back is against the wall and you’re losing the battle and your brother’s army is trying to infiltrate and crush your cobra bunker. Besides, who doesn’t remember putting your whackest figures on a homemade raft and setting it on fire and sending it down the creek to be seen no more. Or even more useful, sharpening your skills by practicing by using those lame figures for target practice.
Toys provide a unique way to express things seen within the imagination that has the amazing ability to see thru cultural differences or better still, to highlight some of the more important links that often go unnoticed yet encompass a special form of communication between cultures around the globe, toynetically. Heads recognize a cool toy for being a cool toy regardless of who made it. And to be honest we just want to make cool shit.
Years of collecting, digging and searching out the rare pieces of the puzzle, appreciating the new ones, configuring and re-configuring those elements to create anew, ongoing brainstorming sessions to make the connections and bridge the gaps where the missing pieces lie.
Ever-changing and constantly evolving, always questing for the ideas that set in motion the next interesting figure or piece of art to emerge and become reality. This is where Magitarius stems from. We are of the plastic culture and the first born of the TV baby generation. It is the allure of seeking out and discovering those rare gem that’s been lying dormant and undisturbed in someone’s basement or attic in a box for years, completely forgotten and finally unearthed.