Vinyl toys, popularized in the 1950s by Barbie and during Japan's "monster mania" of the 1960s, were traditionally made by hand using iron molds. Like pressed vinyl records, the niche toy collector's market supports a small number of shops that continue traditional methods of hand-crafted manufacturing. #JapaneseToys #toys
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  • sfomuseumVinyl toys, popularized in the 1950s by Barbie and during Japan's "monster mania" of the 1960s, were traditionally made by hand using iron molds. Like pressed vinyl records, the niche toy collector's market supports a small number of shops that continue traditional methods of hand-crafted manufacturing. #JapaneseToys #toys

  • glennhsmithartsStill one of my favorite exhibits, I photograph it every time I'm in #SFO @sfomuseum
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