Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier

To artist Randy Regier toys are a common language, a shared cultural currency. An admirer of the design and industrial integrity from the 1950's and 1960's, Regier creates his toys (limited to one unit) from salvaged parts and pieces of vintage household, scientific and industrial parts. He even makes what appears to be mass-produced cardboard boxes for each piece. Born in 1964, Regier currently lives with his family in Wichita, Kansas where where he works full-time creating new art. For more samples of Regier's work, visit him here.

Bonnie and Clyde Car and Box. (Photo by Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
Bonnie and Clyde Car and Box. (Photo by Randy Regier)
BLAZING gasoline fueled MODEL SUN. The label reads, â"HERE'S WHAT YOU GET: WORKING MODEL SUN, ALL STEEL, EDUCATIONAL, TO SCALE, USES REGULAR GASOLINE." (Photo by Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
BLAZING gasoline fueled MODEL SUN. The label reads, â"HERE'S WHAT YOU GET: WORKING MODEL SUN, ALL STEEL, EDUCATIONAL, TO SCALE, USES REGULAR GASOLINE." (Photo by Randy Regier)
American Battery Using Astronaut and box (Photo by Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
American Battery Using Astronaut and box (Photo by Randy Regier)
Dime Star and Stan Pede, with box (Photo by Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
Dime Star and Stan Pede, with box (Photo by Randy Regier)
Space Tractor with box (Photo by Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
Space Tractor with box (Photo by Randy Regier)
Impending Future Bus (Photo by Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
Impending Future Bus (Photo by Randy Regier)
NuPenny Push Me (Photo by Scott Peterman via Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
NuPenny Push Me (Photo by Scott Peterman via Randy Regier)
Mystery Action MAN IN SPACE (Photo by Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
Mystery Action MAN IN SPACE (Photo by Randy Regier)
Tardy the MAN PONY (Photo by Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
Tardy the MAN PONY (Photo by Randy Regier)
NuPenny: Traveller (Photo by Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
NuPenny: Traveller (Photo by Randy Regier)
Fire Fly Spaceship. Life-size toy space craft that actually seats one real human. (Photo by Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
Fire Fly Spaceship. Life-size toy space craft that actually seats one real human. (Photo by Randy Regier)
NuPenny Store - a temporary storefront in Waterville, ME in 2010 to display recent art by Randy Regier. (Photo by Scott Peterman via Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
NuPenny Store - a temporary storefront in Waterville, ME in 2010 to display recent art by Randy Regier. (Photo by Scott Peterman via Randy Regier)
NuPenny Store - a temporary storefront on a street in Wichita, KS in 2011 to display recent art by Randy Regier. (Photo by Jon Blumb via Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
NuPenny Store - a temporary storefront on a street in Wichita, KS in 2011 to display recent art by Randy Regier. (Photo by Jon Blumb via Randy Regier)
NuPenny's Last Stand - a temporary display outdoors in Hays, KS in 2013 to display recent art by Randy Regier. (Photo by Randy Regier)
Batteries sold separately: the art of Randy Regier
NuPenny's Last Stand - a temporary display outdoors in Hays, KS in 2013 to display recent art by Randy Regier. (Photo by Randy Regier)

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