2007 Toy Awards: Artist of the Year
Choosing the best artist of the year is almost always our most difficult choice. Having one great figure might get you nominated, but it takes a consistent year of quality releases to win this award.
#5. Bob Dob
Bob Dob's Luey figures were some of our favorites of 2007. And for that (and his great artwork), he makes our list.
#4. Patrick Ma
The Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo line grew by several new characters, some old characters were reinvented and we got to meet a number of baby cubs.
#3. Amanda Visell
Visell's Drunky McSkunky and Carnivorous Giraffe figures brought a new look to the designer toy scene. We're looking forward to seeing more of her unique work in '08.
#2. David Horvath
We received a huge dose of Uglydoll plushies in 2007. Plus...Bossy Bear, Kaiju For Grown Ups, books...and he was on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.
#1. Erick Scarecrow - Winner!!
Not only did Erick Scarecrow release plush (Mousey Micci and Shiitakes) and vinyl (Liberty), but he has shown off a number of impressive products for next year (Old Skool Kaiju, Soopa Coin-Up Bros. and more Mousey Micci).