The latest collection from Ed Templeton's blood-sucking skateboard company, Toy Machine, has just landed in store with a series of decks designed by our good mate, Phil Morgan. You don't wanna miss these.
Cardiff-based artist and certified CSC OG, Phil Morgan, has teamed up once again with Ed Templeton's Toy Machine for another run of beautifully illustrated pro skateboard decks. The designs feature reimaginings of various Toy Machine pros in Phil's unmistakable style, with quirky characters and bold colours, and are available in a range of different woodstains. Leo Romero, Dan Lutheran, and CJ Collins all receive the Phil Morgan treatment, with Leo and CJ both getting some seriously impressive headwear while Dan gets his hands and hair enlarged - and you know what they say about people with big hands. Anything with Phil's artwork on always gets snapped up quick - because who doesn't love supporting local legends? - so you better move fast to avoid disappointment.
Alongside Phil's run of graphics, the drop also features a bangin' tribute to legendary New-Wave band, Joy Division, in the form of the 'Toy Division' Team skateboard deck. The design mimics the cover of the band's seminal album, 'Unknown Pleasures', replacing the original radio waves image (which is based on a plot of the radio emissions from the pulsar CP 1919, if any of you nerds were wondering) with an image of Toy Machine's iconic Transistor Sect mascot, and substituting the album's original title with the phrase, 'Know Pleasure'. Joy Division have been used in countless skate videos over the years and their cultural influence cannot be overstated, so show your respect for this legendary band with this bangin' Toy Machine deck.
The collection also features some of Toy Machine's premium skateboard wax in a variety of mutations, from the classic 'Transistor Sect' character in a range of colours, to the iconic 'Jump Off A Building' VHS-shaped wax; Toy Machine have got you covered whether you're a little kid who just likes the cool-looking monster, or a grumpy old man looking to relive the golden days of youth with VHS tapes and skate videos which weren't posted straight to Instagram. Kids, if you've never watched Toy Machine's 'Jump Off A Building', consider this your homework.