Marshall Series 1 is a new art toy project produced by a collaboration between Chicago-based product development specialists Squibbles Ink, designer toy store Rotofugi and Michigan-based artists 64 Colors.
Marshall burst onto the scene in January 2008 when a relatively unknown design team from a small town in Michigan released a letter-pressed print of their new character, an infectiously happy little marshmallow boy who just happened to enjoy roasting marshmallows himself. The Marshall shown on the print was equal parts cute and sadistic, one of our favorite combinations. From the first time we saw Marshall we knew that 64 Colors’ partners, Laura and Eric, had hit on something fantastic.
Luckily for us it turns out that Laura and Eric were not only great designers, but also fans of designer toys…and as it turns out, fans of Rotofugi. So when they approached us about the idea of making Marshall toys, we jumped at the opportunity and suggested a blind box series. When they said yes we all immediately started working on Marshall Series 1.
Fast forward a year and we’re getting real close to having the first collection of Marshall figures complete. Marshall Series 1 figures stand approximately 3.5 inches (about 9cm) tall and are made of rotocast vinyl. The series will feature 19 different Marshall designs (including the 3 secret chases!).
Production is underway now, and while we don’t have a firm release date yet, it’s not too far away. For now, though, why not have a peek in the Image Gallery for some early Marshall goodness!
Stay tuned for more information about Marshall Series 1 and other Marshall projects in the works!