The Toys Are Not What They Seem: Over 40 David Lynch-Inspired Bootleg Toys For The Childhood Bedroom Of Your Nightmares

What is this? Kindergarten? It’s the first art show completely dedicated to bootleg toys inspired by David Lynch

The Welcome to Twin Peaks community has always responded enthusiastically whenever I share bootleg Twin Peaks and David Lynch-inspired action figures like the ones from Wonderbros and Readful Things, so this new group art show hosted by Earth To Kentucky should be right up (y)our alley.

For their exhibition called The Toys Are Not What They Seem: A Group Show Inspired by the works of David Lynch, the quirky art and toy shop that opened in September on the corner of Covington’s Ninth and Main Street has gathered the work of more than 25 artists who created 40+ toys inspired by David Lynch’s Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, and Inland Empire. Artists include Dano Brown, Buzzard Guts, Adam Cherry, Scott Cherry, Death by Toys, Figure Fettish, Ghoul of Gabba, Green Plastic Tunnels, Hella Radical Toys, Janky Toys, Junk Fed, Mallow Toys, Pez Banana, Plastik Cheez, Punk & Pop Toys, Ressin Blood, Edwin Salas, Sir Collect a Lot, Mark Todd, Toxic Fumes Toys, 1 Trick Pony, Valashard Toys, VHS Girl, Yoyodyne Toy Division and more…

The Toys Are Not What They Seem

If you want to see the bootleg toys in person, head down to 836 Main St, Covington, Kentucky before the show closes on June 20, 2021. Most of the items sold out instantly when the gallery opened on May 20th, but a few pieces are still available for sale via E2K’s online shop. You can browse the entire line-up at the bottom of this post, but please allow me to highlight some of my personal favorites first.

Oh, and check out the shout-out to the show from Kimmy Robertson!

She’s Filled With Secrets by Junk Fed

She's Filled With Secrets By Junk Fed 3

She's Filled With Secrets By Junk Fed 4

She's Filled With Secrets By Junk Fed 2

She's Filled With Secrets By Junk Fed 7

Wally Brando by Valashard Toys

Wally Brando Carded Figure By Valashard Toys
Wally Brando Carded Figure By Valashard Toys Back

Lost Highway by Death By Toys

Lost Highway By Death By Toys

Ghoul’s Lynch Mob #2 by Ghoul Of Gabba

Ghoul's Lynch Mob #2 By Ghoul Of Gabba

Ghoul's Lynch Mob #2 By Ghoul Of Gabba Back

Rabbits Playset by 1 Trick Pony & Hanno DOOM

Rabbits Playset By 1 Trick Pony & Hanno DOOM 2
Fake Garmonbozia by Figure Fettish

Fake Garmonbozia By Figure Fettish

Eraserhead? by Valashard Toys

This is it right? I’ve never actually seen it.

Eraserhead (Question Mark) Carded Figure By Valashard Toys
Eraserhead (Question Mark) Carded Figure By Valashard Toys Back

Elephant Man 3: Elephant Man Goes To College by Scott Cherry

Elephant Man 3 Elephant Man Goes To College

Dougie by The Block Watch

Dougie By The Block Watch

Bagged Josie Packard Action Figure by Figure Fettish

Bagged Josie Packard Action Figure By Figure Fettish

Rabbits (3 Figure Pack) by Yoyodyne Toy Division

Rabbits (3 Figure Pack) By Yoyodyne Toy Division
Rabbits (3 Figure Pack) By Yoyodyne Toy Division Back

The Toys Are Not What They Seem (Complete Gallery)

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

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