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Phobia Toys:

My name is Ben Farnam and I am in the early stages of forming my toy company Phobia Toys. I started collecting vinyl toys around 2007 and have had an unhealthy obsession with them ever since. Shortly after becoming a collector I started trying to sculpt my own toys. I haven’t had any formal training so there was a lot of trial and error along with some pretty hideous looking toys! With the dream of making my own toys I continued to practice for many years. Though I am not anywhere near where I want to be, I finally got to a point last year where I thought what I was making was good enough to be made into my first vinyl toy. It’s hard to describe the feeling of sculpting clay for hours and hours on end, sending it off half way around the world, and finally receiving a giant box with a bunch of vinyl toy reproductions, but it is something I hope to experience again and again in the years to come! 

My first toy has a furry cyclops monster who goes by the name Rowlii. After Rowlii, I helped an incredible Russian artist named Acid Ma turn one of his illustrations into a soft vinyl toy. The result was a maggot infested worm called The Cherv, which was also brought to life through a kickstarter campaign. Most recently I self funded a set of two smaller two piece toys that I am calling The Ugly Twins. Images of all these toys can be found on my Instagram page @binbizii. 

tV HeAd will be my 4th sculpt to become part of the Phobia Toys line up. In my opinion this sculpt is one of my best to date and with six separate pieces it allows for more possible positions than any other toy I've attempted to create. With the recent investment in the ugly twins I just don't have the funds to bring tV HeAd to life on my own. 


tV HeAd:

tV HeAd prototype
tV HeAd prototype

tV HeAd prototype turnaround
tV HeAd prototype turnaround

tV head is approximately 4.25" tall with five points of articulation. There will be 4 colors to begin with. This is a pretty basic campaign with the rewards focusing on the toy itself. There will be 3 different options. The first reward is for a single blank vinyl toy. The second level will be for the painted kickstarter exclusive. The last option is a tV HeAd 4-pack which includes one of each color.

Thank you:

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my Kickstarter campaign! I hope you that you can find something in your price range to help make this toy come to life. If you have any questions or just want to be a nerd and chat about how much you love toys, please shoot me an email at phobiatoys@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

We are confident that the production process will go smoothly, however, there are always potential delays that could arise pushing back the final delivery date. We will keep you updated and let you know if any issues or delays in the production process arise.

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    Blank tV HeAd Toy

    One unpainted vinyl toy. Comes bagged with header.

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    Painted tV HeAd (Kickstarter exclusive)

    This level gets you one painted tV HeAd in the kickstarter exclusive colorway. Comes bagged with header card.

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    Evil Dave tV HeAd

    Get a custom tV HeAd by the insanely talented Evil Dave! Each toy is unique and comes bagged with header.

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    ShinGangu (formerly Tru:Tek) tV HeAd

    tV HeAd painted by the talented ShinGangu!

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    Obsessed Panda tV HeAd

    tV HeAd painted by the insanely talented Michael Devera aka Obsessed Panda!

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    Uhh, Sure Monsters tV HeAd

    tV HeAd painted by the talented Uhh, Sure Monsters!

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    Nekosatsu tV HeAd

    A painted tV HeAd by the talented Nekosatsu!

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    BOGxSQD tV HeAd

    tV HeAd by the incredibly talented BOGxSQD!

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    GrizBiz tV HeAd

    tV HeAd painted by the ubertalented Griz Biz!

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    Third.Dye.Open tV HeAd

    tV HeAd painted by the insane customizer Third.Dye.Open!

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    ReptileHouse tV HeAd

    ReptileHouse is crossing over to the toy medium to jazz up a few tV HeAds in his signature style.

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    Blingaling tV HeAd

    tV HeAd painted by the multitalented Blingaling!

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    Rampage Toys micro run

    Rampage Toys has jumped on board to to paint up a micro run of 5 tV HeAds!

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    Jesse of gymrclothingart tV HeAd

    tV HeAd painted by Jesse of gymrclothingart!

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    Neil Ewing tV HeAd on a Couch!

    tV HeAd and Couch combo by the designer of the one and only sofubi sofa, Neil Ewing! A tV HeAd and a couch, what more could you ask for?

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    Blank 4-pack

    Get the first 4 colors of the release! Each one comes bagged with header card.

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    Retailer Special tV HeAds

    This reward is an opportunity for any retailers who want to secure some stock of tV HeAd. The reward gets you 25 blank toys in an exclusive color way of your choice. The color chosen will not be recreated again by myself and will only be available through your store. Bags, headers, and stickers will be provided for each toy.

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