Thursday, December 18, 2008

Korean Toys in Kansas

And another toy post!

The Spencer Museum of Art on the University of Kansas campus has got a very cool exhibit going on right now all about Korean toys from the 70's and 80's. Of course, Japanese anime culture has had a big effect on Korea, and so famous anime characters like Astro Boy are a part of that. Clearly, toys like this often interpret characters in unique and often bizarre ways! Take a look at how Astro is just as tall as Superman!

You can see more information about the exhibit on The Pitch Kansas City and on It on until January 24. If you're in the area, check it out for me and tell me what it's like!