Action figures and figurines caught fire in the 1960s and the rage never burnt out. Whether it was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and G.I. Joe figures from the 80s and 90s or the Marvel action figures which have been at the top of collectors’ wish lists for a couple decades, these fun, collectible toys aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
In fact, we are now beginning to see collectors flock to digital action figures, in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). For one Russian artist named Vitaly Aleksandrovich, now was the time to create his own collectible figures, all within the digital space.
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“I very much admire Japan, specifically their culture and their art,” Vitaly tells NFTsDaily.com. “The old cyberpunk, retrofuturism, the ‘80s movies, anime and science fiction have had a very big impact on me. I’ve been thinking about bringing all this together for a long time and, thanks to NFTs, I’ve had this opportunity. I liked the idea of collectible toys and I decided to combine it all together.”
Vitaly admits that there isn’t any sort of deep meaning to his creations, but rather just a mix of various inspirations which range from Swiss artist H.R. Giger’s creativity to Akira Toriyama’s manga-style art. His hope is that people who buy his NFTs can feel it too.
“When I found out about NFTs, I thought that it’s a really cool and great opportunity for creative people to show their creativity to the world and even earn some extra income,” Vitaly tells us. “It’s great and gives more freedom, self-realization and opportunities to artists.”
So far Vitaly has receive many positive reviews on his Neon Toys, he’s formed multiple new connections with other artists and made quite a few sales. He’s also a collector of NFTs, and plans to purchase some in the future. His end goal, however, is to release physical Neon Toys and collectible cards to the public..