Wednesday, January 25, 2006

GEE Italian Toy Tour
These designer, one of a kind, 16 inch Qee (pronounced KEY) are "marching off" to Ebay to be auctioned one per week for the TeleThon Foundation. The artist, Felice Limosani organized the Italian Toy Tour (until 14th June, 2006) creating a union between toy-art and fashion. This 15 limited edition designed exclusively for Toys on by the some of the best fashion designers like Dolce e Gabbana, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli and Anne Demeulemeester will be exposed in the most prestigous fashion locations of Italy during important events. Starting in Florence at Luisa Via Roma Boutique during Pitti Uomo, moving on to Turin during the Winter Olympics, and then to Milan during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
But what exactly are Qees? They are a popular series of 2.5 inch key-chain collectible mini figures from Hong Kong that condense multiple concepts into a tiny, irresistible package that has taken the world by storm. Designer Toy/Lifestyles company Toy2r introduced Qees in 2001. They are usually sold in 'blind' boxes so that their identities are concealed. You don't know what figure you will get! This just adds to the excitement and the fun and if you get a duplicate the idea is to trade it. The Art-Qee phenomenon also caught the imagination of art lovers and collectors and it has already hit many immensely successful gallery tours world-wide. How many Qees do you have?
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