Toys That Time Forgot Vol. 3 is live on Kickstarter. Author and toy historian Blake Wright is back to examine the mega-monster world that is cancelled and forgotten toy lines. Check out all the details below and back this project!
Official description via Blake Wright and Toys That Time Forgot Kickstarter campaign:
Welcome to the Kickstarter for TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT VOLUME 3! It’s been a challenging time for most of us and I have been no exception. VOLUME 3 came together much differently from the previous two books as the coronavirus limited my ability to travel and sit down with folks to discuss their stories and the tales behind any unproduced toys. That said, VOLUME 3 has turned into exactly what I had intended from day one.
Written and compiled by me — and like VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2 before it — VOLUME 3 is a 200-plus page, hardcover book will take an in-depth look at over 20 instances of toy lines that made it through to a certain point in the development process, but for one reason or another never made it to store shelves. Stories will be supplemented with supporting photographs of the production process, existing prototypes, control drawings used to create the sculpts, concept sketches and more. The stories (and supplemental materials) have come straight from the men and women that lived them — from inventors and sculptors to project managers and toy company executives — as well as from the uber-collectors that seek out and showcase these materials.
Like the previous books, TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT VOLUME 3 is an art/history book. It is not a guide designed to log each figure and each accessory in a static format. It presents these ‘lost’ toys in dynamic, eye-catching ways that showcase both the toys as art and their respective places in history. VOLUME 3, like its predecessors, is split into three sections: The Golden Age (1980s), Darker Times (1990s) and The Gilded Age (2000s). Each section will have entries representing a healthy mix of both licensed and inventor-based products… some of which again have never been seen by the public.
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