adidas adicolor BL3 Toy2R Track Top
- SERIES: ADICOLOR BLUE SERIES
- PACK: ADICOLOR 3RD PALETTE
- DESIGNED BY: Toy2R
- MADE IN: PHILIPPINES
- MADE ON: 03/06
- ART.NO: 053524
In 1995 toy designer Raymond Choy formed his own company called Toy to Raymond, commonly abbreviated as Toy2R. As his creation of vinyl characters progressed it’s way to the Qee figure (arguably his most famous creation) Choy found himself collaborating with large coporations, such as adidas, DKNY, Mitsubishi, Xbobx360, Nokia, Sony, Clutter Magazine, and Starbucks. His work with adidas doesn’t come as much of a surprise when one considers that Choy himself spent a decade working for an American footwear company before launching his own – now internationally recognized – toy company.
For the third adicolor palette in 2006 Toy2R collaborated closely with adidas Originals to release a track top and pair of Stan Smith’s. These products were released as a part of the adicolor Blue Series, and were packaged with a matching Qee figure in the true spirit of all things Toy2R.
This royal blue polyester track jacket is thicker and softer than the usual release by adidas, making it a suitably fine addition to the adicolor series. The two front pockets’ trim and sleeves are patterned with Toy2R silhouettes in various shades of blue. White accents trace up the sides of the chest, around the edge of the thick, tall collar, and down the typically placed three stripes on each arm.
A white and blue combination logo is embroidered on the left breast, showcasing both the Toy2R skull face and the adidas trefoil logo. The same Toy2R skull logo is repeated on the back of the jacket in large, white embroidered lines, and filled in with the same pattern as the sleeves. White trim runs down the back to mirror the front, completing the look of the jacket.
While wearing it there are times it will open to flash the white lining, patterned with blue line drawings of characterized face outlines and the Toy2R logo. Quite similar to other adicolor clothing, this jacket is a really treat, unique in design, and superb in quality, as well as a rare find these days.
written by Dylan Cromwell
photography by errol