SLIM SULIT, known to friends simply as EJ, is a toy collector and toy customizer who never stops creating. He founded the Super Mario Collectors Philippines — and started as a diorama artist back in 2010. It is this passion for diorama-making that led him to upcycling, where he was able to create custom toys using common trash, printer parts and other found objects.

Fastrack to 2019, EJ joined his first group exhibit at MOLD BREAK: CO-EXIST, where he was able to showcase his upcycled toys, dioramas, one-off custom creations and bootleg miniatures, alongside other local artists who are leading the designer toy resurgence in the Philippines. This experience re-ignited EJ’s passion for creating something extraordinary, which led to his first designer art toy release – YASHA.

Location: Philippines