Banksy Kissing Coppers figure

10 Great Art Toys You Can Get for Under €500

Let’s face it, you don’t have to spend a fortune on high-quality art toys these days. Even with a budget of up to €500, you can grab truly awesome art toys, especially if you’re starting a collection. However, you shouldn’t just go for it blindly, because especially in the price range between €150 and €500 there are many fake art toys (not to mention the fake Bearbrick figures) and as such should be treated with caution.

Therefore, we have picked out 10 great art toys you can get under €500 that look great and are also a perfect introduction to the world of collectibles. Your biggest concern will be which one to get first. From Mighty Jaxx and Fools Paradise to Brandalised and Medicom Toy, we’ve got you covered.

1) Fools Paradise Pino // I Had A Bad Day — By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes – Indeed, something wicked and quite disturbing is the first place on our list of the 10 great art toys you can get under €500. “Pino // I Had A Bad Day” is a limited edition art toy by Fools Paradise. Is Pinocchio actually a bad boy? Well, this one certainly is. With Joker makeup on, this Pinocchio from The Fools Paradise looks like he’s plotting something evil and vile. This is a textbook example of how an innocent and well-behaved puppet can become a clown prince of crime.

2) Mighty Jaxx Xxposed Patrick — Made from polystone, SpongeBob’s sidekick Patrick like you’ve never seen before! Everyone’s favorite sea star now reveals the inner workings from his rather small brain to the large and varied appetite seen in his stomach. From the easily identifiable Krabby Patty to a giant chicken drumstick, Patrick’s gut is filled with many interesting bits. And wait… are those screws and nuts?!

3) Juce Gace x Mighty Jaxx A Wood Awakening East Meets West Twin Set  The first art toy set on our list of the 10 great art toys you can get for under €500. East Meets West! Inspired by eastern and western folk tales, A Wood Awakening Vampires are known for their blood-sucking ways, but the only thing A Wood Awakening would suck is the lollipop you’ll give him as a treat. Truly brilliant art toy, right?

4) Medicom Toy MAFEX Michael Jordan (1992 TEAM USA)  Basketball fans gather around. This one’s for you! Commonly regarded as the G.O.A.T., Michael Jordan left an impact on the basketball world like no other player in the history of the game. It’s no wonder then that for the second time now, MAFEX and Medicom Toy teamed up for this exclusive toy featuring MJ in the 1992 Dream Team outfit. This figure features a high level of detail as the uniform is made of genuine fabric, realistically replicated.

5) Brandalised x Mighty Jaxx Banksy Kissing Coppers  One of the most famous Banksy pieces comes in the shape of a figure. This highly sought-after figure brings a luxurious black and gold finish to the iconic stencil art by Banksy. Both individuals are shown in full uniform with evident handcuffs and a baton around their respective belts. This portrayal of same-sex intimacy is a common feature of art dating as far back as the 16th century in Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling. This highly sought-after figure brings a luxurious black and gold finish to the iconic stencil art by Banksy.

6) Juce Gace x Mighty Jaxx A Wood Awakening Donkey BFF Gateway Edition  Pinocchio, the donkey-eared real boy, and his newfound best friend Jiminy Cricket decided that their next destination will be somewhere cooler, warmer, and much less sinister. Where will their next adventure take them?

7) Brandalised x Mighty Jaxx Banksy Anarchy Rat — Another Banksy on our list of the 10 great art toys you can get for under €500. One of Banksy’s most iconic pieces, the Anarchy Rat is an exquisite polystone statue. Rats are one of Banksy’s greatest sources of inspiration and one of the most prolific subjects in his work. An anagram of “ART,” the rat is an allegorical tool used by Banksy to reveal the vices and flaws of the human race. And here’s the list of all Bankys-inspired art toys.

8) Mighty Jaxx The Chinatown Market Smiley Mona Lisa — Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa… (song by Nat King Cole). This interesting statue is the first collaboration between Chinatown Market and Mighty Jaxx. You all know the story of how Da Vinci may actually be trolling the viewer and that the “Mona Lisa” uses an optical illusion developed by da Vinci that’s been dubbed the “uncatchable smile.” The illusion is that when looked at as a whole, the subject appears to be smiling. Don’t worry, this Mona Lisa is always smiling. We guarantee.

9) Mighty Jaxx The Surrealist — Round of applause for one of the most celebrated artists of all time, Salvador Dali. The Surrealist is indeed one of the most controversial and paradoxical artists of the twentieth century. The Surrealist is renowned for technical skill, precise craftsmanship, and striking and bizarre imagery. Wouldn’t you agree this is the cutest version of the great Salvador Dali?

10) Brandalised x Mighty Jaxx Crayon Shooter (La Gold Edition)  “The crayon is mightier than the sword”. Yet another Banksy art toy on our list of the 10 great art toys you can get for under €500. Crayon Shooter statue inspired by Banksy brilliantly indicates that the written word or a crayon doodle in the hands of an innocent boy is a more effective tool for communication than violence. Standing 25cm tall, this polystone art collectible features a young boy holding a loaded crayon machine gun as he stands innocently among doodled flowers.

Which one is your favorite art toy?

Photos: Mighty Jaxx, Brandalised