One is the loneliest number, so shouldn’t figurines have some company?
As kids we enjoyed superheroes and princesses, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there. Collecting figurines can be an enriching and satisfying hobby at any age—especially as you get older. Collectible figurines for adults offer a way to display your passion, connect with someone that inspires you, or simply brighten up your desk space. And now brands like Sketch.inc and Today is Art Day produce collectible figurines of artists, musicians, and actors.
Are wooden figurines your style?
Sketch.inc specializes in Kokeshi dolls, which are a symbol of friendship in Japanese culture. Founder and artist Becky Kemp combines a “love of Nordic design and Japanese illustration” in her lovely characters.
Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Prince, and Ziggy Stardust are just a few of the figurines we have in store, and each Kokeshi doll measures 5.7” tall—the perfect roommate for a sparse shelf or lonely desk. Even if you don’t pick one up for yourself, it might just be the gift to a friend that sparks a long-lasting collection!
Looking for a figurine series that comes with accessories?
Today is Art Day released a collection of vinyl toys called Art History Heroes, which stars the world’s most famous artists as collectible action figures. Not only that, each figurine includes features unique to the artist. Leonardo da Vinci comes with a removable Renaissance hat; Vincent van Gogh comes with two removable ears and one bandaged one; and Frida Kahlo comes with a detachable Surrealist heart and one attachable parrot. And to really complete your Art History superstar, Today is Art Day includes five miniature masterpieces and an easel so that your collection of artist figurines can have their own art museum as well.
With so many fun options, it might just be time to start collecting!