It seems like we’re in no shortage of inspirational short maker films these days, and The Secret Story of Toys is the latest to catch our attention. Kansas City, Missouri-based filmmaker Anthony Ladesich of Mile Deep Films has documented the often-overlooked craft of toy sculpting and the processes behind making those toys real manufacturable products…much to our enjoyment.
The Secret Story of Toys
“You’re basically being a kid.”
-Toy Sculptor Jason Frailey
When was the last time you stepped into a toy shop and browsed the action figure aisles? The amount of detail that goes into each Predator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Star Wars, and any other well-made action figure is mind-boggling. Unlike other forms of toy design that take a more CAD-based design approach, action figures are essentially mass-produced handmade sculptures containing in some cases over 50 individual parts:
Anybody else just have a sudden re-assessment of their dream job?