Most of the figures in the Designer/Vinyl Toy Scene are based on simple designs and sculpts. However, you do have your occasional intricate piece. This award is to single those figures (and sculptors) out, because without their hard work...it would be difficult to go from an idea or a painting to a tangible figure.
Wheaty Wheat and Joe Ledbetter's Mr. Bunny is up for another award. This time, it's due to the way the figure's tail and ears are attached to the body. You would think it would snap off in your hand, but it's a very durable toy. They were able to create a toy that is the spitting image of Ledbetter's drawings.
STRANGEco and Mars-1 released their Invisible Plan line in San Diego. This was the special SDCC line in a bluish-grey. The details on these figures (some under 2 inches in height) is great. I'm looking forward to seeing the full color lines - see below.
McFarlane Toys just recently released their Napoleon Dynamite line. These toys speak lines from the movies, but are more statues than "playable" toys. They look just like their real life counterparts...and get ready for more characters in series 2.
Winner: STRANGEco and Mars-1 Invisible Plan
It's a very impressive line (probably why it sold out) for it's size. The sculpting work on some of the UFO looking figures are amazing.