Tokyo-based 1000toys was started with a simple core mission: “to launch original toys by Japanese creators.” The mission has expanded to work with creators from all over the world plus developing unique takes on licensed properties with an unwavering focus on quality and originality.
TOA Heavy Industries is a brand line developed in collaboration with Japanese manga artist Tsutomu Nihei. 1/6 Synthetic Human was the first figure in the line and immediately gained worldwide popularity. Its next-level articulation and attention to production detail helped 1000toys explode onto the scene and has defined our entire body of work from the start. The line has seen the release of many exciting 1/6 scale figures and has now expanded to include unique versions of characters from the G.I. Joe universe released in collaboration with the American lifestyle retailer BAIT. A newly re-engineered 1/12 scale Synthetic Human has inspired the launch of the nu:synth initiative - a new line of artist collaboration figures. Series one includes collaborations with renowned YouTubers Toy Pizza, veteran Japanese toymaker Mori Katsura of RealxHead, and indie action figure pioneer Matt Doughty of Onell Design.