As the Vinyl Toy industry keeps forever booming, latest to join the movement is Lion City brand FLABSLAB. Founder Jeffrey Koh was inspired to create the company after leaving a toxic corporate career, and his love for pop culture is evident throughout. Infusing a distinctly Singaporean – and by extension, Chinese, Malayan and Indian – outlook on symbols of global street and pop culture, FLABSLAB’s creations are irreverent, tongue-in-cheek, and intimately familiar to those who have lived in the Asia-Pacific region.
Quick to point out that they are not so much toys as they are art pieces, and owning one no longer equates to being stuck in childhood. As a result, FLABSLAB creations don’t skimp on craftsmanship, and can be counted on to brighten up your home for a long time to come.
Take, for example, a collaborative toy with pop surrealist painter Luke Chueh that depicts Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett dressed not in his signature green Mandalorian armor, but a discreet black hoodie and clutching his namesake drink, a boba bubble tea. Another figurine depicts a Chinese terracotta soldier donning a Darth Vader mask, (each Shown pics above)