Urban vinyl has changed the landscape of toys, creating artistic possibilities where none existed before. Toy designers want the credibility that comes from being associated with art rather than commerce; artists want access to a wider public than the relatively small art world. A worldwide collector's market for limited edition toys that imitate the international art market seems to be the goal of shop owners and toy manufacturers. There is certainly a big potential audience for these boutique toys, but where there are markets there are inevitably crashes. It's a balancing act. If the boutique toy market gets too large, it could collapse as early adopters and scenesters try to avoid commercial dilution of their work. But that won't really matter. The ruins will be fascinating and some new movement will grow up to take its place. Its just another cycle. Excerpt from the Conclusion of Plastic Culture. Woodrow Phoenix. 2006. Originally Posted by kwmelvin One of the earliest well-documented financial crashes occurred in Holland in about the year 1637. Many people lost their shirts over, of all things, tulip bulbs. If there was a BJD Crash and BJDs lost their current value, would you still love your dolls the same way you do now? Would you still be interested in collecting them?