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March Mini Exhibit: Phobia Toys

Talking Toys & Plastic Grapes
A Mini Soft Vinyl Exhibit by Phobia Toys
March 27-April 25, 2021

Every once in awhile we come across a toy maker and everything they do just resonates. For a little while now we've had our eyes on Minneapolis-based Phobia Toys...the combination of the grotesque and a certain derpy charm has won our hearts over and we are excited to present a collection of one-off and small run figures by Phobia in this new mini exhibit.

The exhibit will be open for viewing and sales beginning Saturday, March 27, 10am-6pm, but we are being cautious and will not be holding an opening reception.

Sign up for our gallery previews email list at to receive an email when works are available to purchase online — we try to have a preview out a day or two before an exhibit opens, though sometimes it doesn’t go out until sometime after the opening.

The exhibit continues through April 25th and the gallery is open for viewing at Rotofugi, 2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 10am-6pm daily, or view online at

About the Artist

Phobia Toys is a small independent toy company based in Minneapolis, MN, focusing on finding a balance between the cute and grotesque through the soft vinyl toy medium. All toys are hand sculpted and painted by Ben Farnam (@binbizii) in his South Minneapolis studio.

Ben often collaborates with some of his favorite toy artists: painting each other’s toys, mashing up different sculpts, and coming up with character combinations that make for fun and unusual soft vinyl toys. Phobia Toys provide collectors with quality soft vinyl toys that are strange, unique, and limited to very small runs.


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