Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Toyarchitects and Cavy the Hamster thank you for your fantastic support in 2011!

We travelled to great places this year. Toy Architects is proud of being invited to the second art show at Munky King Gallery in Los Angeles, curated by Cooper Berella (aka SuperCooper), and to Toy Art Gallery‘s first Open Call Resin Juried Toy Show back in june.

Originally made for my little son Linus as one of his first playtoys, Cavy met some awesome people this year. Some of them are twelve years old and curate their own art-shows like Cooper Berelle . Some of them can already be called true friends like Jeremy Brautman who supported the first launch of this little guy and even made some wonders happen in 2011. There´s Andy Heng who went through hard times this year and nevertheless discovers any toy-happening. And John Stokes as one of our first supporters ever. Thanks so much to you all!

Thanks go out to Jeremy Brautman, Spanky Stokes, Hello Vinyl, ToysRevil, Toyartgallery, Vinylabuse, Brokerockers, Munky-King-Gallery, Customtoyunion, Collect 3D Trampt, Bananasuicida, Tomopop, Battlegrip, Sina, Vinylpulse Plasticandplush, vinyl-creep, thunderchunky, sweetoy, collect for announcing anything new around the Urban Hamsters and thank you to Johnny Berella and Steve Talkowski for a great Christmas surprise!

Cavy traveled to, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico, Great Britain , Indonesia, San Francisco, Irland, Wayne County, and Czech Republic and maybe to you, too. … so, the biggest thanks to all friends, consumers, customers and artists in the world for your support and love!

Merry Christmas, may God be with you and a happy New Year to all of you!

Thank you so much


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Toy Architects at “STOP IT!” by Super Cooper Berella

Toy Architects is proud of being invited to the second art show at Munky King Gallery in Los Angeles, curated by Cooper Berella (aka SuperCooper), a 12 year old artist, art collector, and supportive member of the art community. It was his birtdayparty either. The show started Saturday, September 10th, 2011 from 6pm-10pm.
The theme of the show “STOP IT!” is meant to draw awareness to bullying and cyberbullying. Cooper has confirmed over 70 artists from around the world to participate in the show like:
100% Soft,9-Kei, Adrienne Gates, Alexander Gwynne, Alice Koswara, Annie Rivera, Anthony Ausgang, Attaboy, Ayleen Gaspar, BabyVtec, The Beast Brothers, Beau Hufford, Bella Berella, Bert S. Gatchalian, Blake Barry, Brandon Smith, Brian Castleforte, Brian McCarty, Bwana Spoons, Cameron Edison, Charlotte Anderson, Cheech, Christina Cannarella, Christopher Bonnette, Cristina Paulos, Dani Bowman, Dave MacDowell, Dave Pressler, David Biederman, David Flores,, David Zajdman, Donna Letterese, E O S, Eric Evans, George Gaspar, Germs, Giselle Knight, Greg Berella, Itokin Park, J Salvador, J*Ryu, J. Shea, J.E.Moores (JEMTOY), Jarrett "m0e" Nadrowski, Jay222, Jedidia, Jerome Lu, Jim Mahfood, Joe Ledbetter, Johanes Djauhari (Saltnpaper), Johnny Ryan, Josh Taylor, Joshua Herbolsheimer, Juan Muniz, KaNo, Kat Rivera, Kat Brunnegraff, Katherine Muniz, Kevin Dickson, Lap Ngo, Lauren Byrnes, Leecifer, Linda Castleforte, Lou Pimentel, Luke Chueh, Mari Inukai, Marko Zubak, Matt Hawkins, Michelle Valigura, Misha, Miss Mindy, Nao Shimojo (Danke Schoen), Paul Kaiju, Pedro Balugo, Phil Toys, Phoneticontrol, Podgypanda, Reactor-88, Rick O'Brien, Ritzy Periwinkle, Ron English, Rusty Sherrill, Ryan the Wheelbarrow, Ryon Xavier Smith, Scott Saw, Scott Tolleson, Sebastien Pablo, Shane Jessup, Shin Tanaka, Sket One, Spanky Stokes, Spencer Wilson, Steve Talkowski, Sucklord, Super Cooper Berella, Tara McPherson, Taskone, Tiernan Wilson, Toy Architects, Van Arno, Yoskay Yamamoto, Zoso.
Paintings, drawings, custom toys, and prints expressing the artists' view of bullying will be on display. Part of the proceeds from the show will be donated to GLIDE and CHIME Institute (an organization dedicated to inclusive education where kids of all abilities learn together).

Artwork will be displayed at Munky King Gallery in Los Angeles.
7308 Melrose Ave, 
Los Angeles, CA 90046.

We supported the show with a TASK FORCE of Cavy the Urban Hamster in white flock and “Stop Bullying!” print. Each toy is a one of a kind and differs a little bit from the others.
We hope you had the chance to enjoy the show and that some of you could catch one of our tiny friends which unfortunately arrived two days after the start of the show.
Please support Super Cooper at and
Thank you so much for the invitation, Cooper. Best wishes again for your 12th birthday and your promising future :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cavy the War Ham-ster by Tazx

Today we´ll show you a custom Hamster straight from Brazil. TazX is a Rio de Janeiro based artist that you might know through his own resin toy named Zoopi in 2009.

Tazx calls his custom "Cavy - The war Ham-ster" and describes it as a nuclear weapon that was used in war, and that few people are aware even of its existence, much less of its great power of destruction. A robo-style used and rusty look as well as night-glowing elements are typical characteristics of his customs. So is his war Ham-ster. Thank you so much for the pictures!!

You can follow Tazx via Twitter on and vistit his blog / shop on

Monday, June 13, 2011

Toy Art Gallery Juried Resin Toy Show 2011

Toyarchitects is proud to be part of Toy Art Gallery‘s first Open Call Resin Juried Toy Show. The show started this Friday, June 10th, 2011 from 7 PM - 11 PM and runs until July 1st in Hollywood, L. A.

Among the competitors you may mention many wellknown names of the participating artists: Abell, Americo Das Neves, Andrew Stewart, Bob Conge, Butch Adams, Defiance Speed Shop, Steven Erst, Erik Jacobus, Giant Japanese Monster, Bad!, Gumliens, Imagination Asylum, Isaac Hall, JAY222, JEM TOY, Keenan Cassidy, KNGL, Makalibuland, Mondocoyote, oOMoSOo, Paul Kaiju, Planet Domu, Prometheum5, Rampage Toys, Jereme Scott, Splurrt, Suckadelic, Tattoo Royale, Trenton M., Velocitron and ToyArchitects.
Looking at the famous judges Jeremy Brautman, Julie B, George and Ayleen Gaspar and John Spanky Stokes (left to right), we´re the more glad to be one of the artists among more than 70 pieces. Toyartgallery: "The Open Call Resin Toy Juried Show was created to showcase new and established toy artists who use the versatile medium of resin to create their work."

Toyarchitects entered with a special "Ham and Eggs"custom of Cavy the urban Hamster, showing the basics of this figure, beeing an eggy shaped Hamster. (Already sold)

Four great artists have finally been placed. Congrats to the winners Arbito (1st Place), Paul Kauju (2nd Place), C-Toys (3rd Place) and Tattoo Royale GUF (Mention), Congrats all of you!

We want to thank all initiators, judges and Toy Art Gallery LA for the chance of this trip around the world!
Please also visit the related blogs / posts for all photos and facts:,

Monday, February 28, 2011

GID Hamsters launched!

Today we´ve launched a limited special GID edition of Cavy the Urban Hamster. The figure will come in two variants with or without articulated arms. The GID Version is limited to ten pieces and is available via Urban Hamster Big Cartel.
The figures are made of photoluminescent resin, glowing yellow-green.

Thanks a lot to Jeremy Brautman for posting in early january. You can also see some GID experiments at spankystokes . Thank you John :). Sorry for the delay, here they come...