Recently a new Art Toy based Podcast has appeared on the scene and it’s a great listen
The Marsham Toy Hour is a weekly round table discussion of news and events in the designer toy scene with your hosts
Gary Ham – Illustrator and Art toy creator
Aaron Hulsizer – the man behind Martian Toys
Tyler Ham – Art Director and Toy Maker
These guys know toys and the art toy world and their knowledge, passion and experience comes across in this podcast. The guests on these podcasts have been more people from the Art Toy world who bring their individual knowledge and experiences to the broadcasts.
What we take from these Podcasts is insider knowledge on anything from bootleg production to running a bricks and mortar store, with honest opinions from experts in their field. To be frank the reason we like this so much is the distinct lack of bullshit and the liberal presence of a lot of passion and knowledge from experts in their field.
BUT (and there is a but here, but it’s a positive one) – despite the fact that the people on these podcasts are industry experts and insiders, this is not an exclusive podcast and makes you feel welcome and part of the whole scene. It’s great to feel encouraged to pursue what you love when you get knowledge and encouragement from sources like these.
Our personal highlight (because of our taste and personal involvement) was episode 5 – Bootlegs – when the guys were joined by Killer Bootlegs. This was a frank exchange about the current state of the bootleg scene, with information about what came before and what might be coming soon.
In the latest episode the guys are joined by Amy, co-owner of Lulubell Toys who shares some candid and illuminating information about many subjects. Her thoughts on art toys and the different methods of production for various platforms is illuminating. It was also good to hear someone else say things we have thought for a while about SOFUBI and the world of SOFUBI collectors and dealers – and we take away encouragement to push on with our own projects because of this.
Just go listen – its like being in the room with friends you don’t know.
Marsham Toy Hour Podcast on iTunes – CLICK HERE
Marsham Toy Hour Podcast on Podbeam – CLICK HERE