“You are a child’s play thing!” Woody yells at Buzz as he reminds him that he’s not an actual Space Ranger, but just a toy made out of plastic. Isn’t it cynical how harsh the Sheriff was towards Mr. Lightyear?
26 years since Toy Story came out, the concept of toys being just a “play thing” has forever changed. There are a lot in this world who are just like Andy, innocently and emotionally investing on toys. Then some grow up to be like Sid, misunderstood figures who, as one thread suggests, actually used his creativity to cope with life’s problems. It’s a pretty interesting theory, considering how someone “destroys” in order to create. But isn’t that exactly what an artist does?
Coping with isolation isn’t easy either. However, one creative made something out of nothing and produced works that are witty and thought-provoking at the same time. Meet Bryan Antonio of Aloud Space Lab, the Filipino creative who loves toying with pop culture. His works went viral a few weeks ago and for all the right reasons. Here are some of our favorite tongue-in-cheek toys.
We love this subtle wordplay on the Jedi Master and ayuda.
As if you need any more reminders that your payment is delayed. Thankfully, they’ve extended their no-disconnection period until January 2021.
Welp, enough said. Hopefully this becomes a new year’s resolution to all networks, too.
Tomi over Piattos any time of the day.
ANG DATING DOON
Ito idol ko talaga sir Brod Pete (Isko Salvador) ? #fanart #writer #comedianPosted by Bryan Reynald Antonio on Wednesday, January 6, 2021
A TV show classic that will always remind us of the good times, amen.
Andok’s my peyborit ?? #fanart #bootlegtoysPosted by Bryan Reynald Antonio on Sunday, January 10, 2021
On our way to pick up our favorite chicks.
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This will never not make sense. Guns aren’t really much of a play thing, in case anyone forgot.