Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Spokane toy designer previews new Qee

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 1:20 PM

We heard that the Boo Radley's crew was down sniffing around the epic, three-day San Diego Comic-Con for cool new stuff, but we didn't know that Spokane toy designer Jim Koch would be down there previewing new toys. And, boy, were the toy blogs atwitter with the news.

Koch — known for his evil clowns, rockabilly style and grease monkey-inspired designs — hit up the Con for a day (avoiding exhibition hall stabbings) to be on-hand with Toy2R when they unveiled his a prototype of his new Qee design for the geeks to drool over. He's one of eight designers customizing Qees for Toy2R's new Skelanimals Artist Collection Series — and certainly the most high-profile of the bunch. The series will go on sale soon, Koch says, on the Toy2R website.

If Qee, Toy2R and vinyl are words that are totally foreign to you, check out the story we wrote on Koch and the vinyl community in Spokane last summer here

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Leah Sottile

Leah Sottile is a Spokane-based freelance writer who formerly served as music editor, culture editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She has written about everything from nuns and Elvis impersonators, to jailhouse murders and mental health...