Hello, I'm Joe Merrill and molten plastic flows through my veins. I’m the owner/operator of SPLURRT and SECRETOY. I design and sculpt all of my figures, and hand paint as many as I can find the time for.
10 years ago, an obsession with forming strange beasts out of clay, led me to create SPLURRT. For the last 5 years I have had the fortune to work with masterful Japanese craftsmen to create my works in Japanese soft vinyl toys, or sofubi.
More recently I created the SECRETOY line, which focuses on standard size figures that pay tribute to classic western kaiju.
I hope my works can momentarily transport you to the care-free days of your childhood, and bring you something light and fun in a world with so much turmoil and uncertainty. Let's all refuse to grow up, even if just for a moment a day.