Voltaire started his career as a stop-motion animator. It is an art form that requires making rubber, posable models. Add to that the fact that Voltaire also creates comic books filled with colorful characters and it's probably not surprising then that Voltaire has always dreamed of seeing some of his creations made into toys.

For years his pursuit of landing a toy deal lead only to having many doors slammed in his face. Voltaire learned the hard way that toys are expensive to make and that toy companies generally don't take risks on intellectual properties unless they have millions of fans (see: Superman, Batman, Mickey Mouse, etc). However that all changed when the "designer vinyl" wave swept over the land. Designer vinyl toys are generally toys designed by artists that are made in limited runs generally ranging from 500 to 1000 pieces. Their rarity as well as the reputation of the artist involved give them their intense value with collectors and fans.

In 2004 Hong Kong's premiere vinyl toy company, Toy2R, introduced Voltaire to the world of "designer vinyl" by manufacturing a toy of his comic book character, Deady. It was an instant hit and lead to a string of other Voltaire toys including a line of "Pocket Goth" plush toys for Toy Network that were made for the games and amusement market. Those toys were available as prizes at all of the major amusement parks as well as in crane machines at Walmart, Toys R Us, etc.  

The coming years saw Voltaire make Hot Wheels cars for the Japanese market and many Deady toys including a figure made by Disney and Mindstyle (of Deady as Stitch from their film "Lilo and Stitch"), an 8-inch Deady figure by Toy2R that was co-branded with the popular on-line role-playing game AdventureQuest World as well as collaborations with the ubiquitous "Skelanimals" characters (also by Toy2R).  



Recently, bootlegs of Voltaire's toys have begun spilling out of China, a bittersweet sign that his designs are finding fans the world over.

Voltaire continues to make toys, mostly of his character, Deady and is often involved in custom toy shows.

You can see some of the toys Voltaire has designed here in the Toy Gallery section. http://www.voltaire.net/toy_gallery


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The Logan Mansion presents: Labrinth!, 725 Austen Place, Shreveport

Explore and experience our gothic-inspired nooks and crannies inside and outside at the historic 1897 Logan Mansion. In the spirit of Halloween under a blue moon, the mansion will have the vibe of a Goblin-Esque labyrinth of exploratory spaces. This adults-only Halloween event will feature one of the most popular global gothic musical talents, Aurelio Voltaire, along with New York performance artists The Long Losts. in addition to local fav, an energetic DJ to carry us through the night. Great food, costume contests, tarot card readings by the Mambo of North Louisiana, Mama B, special bar elixirs, and more. General Admission - $75 Per Person Includes: Two bar coupons and Food* Tarot Card Reading from "Mama B" VIP Tickets - $125 Per Person Pre-event Meet and Greet with Voltaire Custom PPE mask and gloves designed by Voltaire Open Bar VIP Section Seating during Artist Performances Tarot Card Reading from "Mama B" On The Performance Stage: The Long Losts https:///www,thelonglosts.com Aurelio Voltaire (www.voltaire.net) King & Queen of the Goblins Costume Contest and Crowning (cash prize) Best Costume Contest (cash prize) Underground Cavern Tavern "Mama B" Tarot Card Reading Dent Main Tent Lair Canapes from Cariere Catering Evening Options: (priced separately from Labyrinth event) Oakland Cemetery Zombie Walking Tour - TBA Costumes Required Disclaimer: By purchasing a ticket to this event, you automatically give permission to the Logan Mansion to use any imagery or photography for promotional materials. No refund on tickets No rain dates COVID-19 Phase 3 social distancing rules will be maintained for outdoor settings


Aurelio Voltaire At the Church in Dallas, TX!

The Church, 4322 Elm St, Dallas

Date of show: November 15th, 2020 Name of venue: The Church Address of venue: 4322 Elm St Ticket price: $10 Age policy: 21+ Time doors open: 7:00pm Aurelio Voltaire showtime: 9:00pm Facebook event page: @thechurchdallas Website for more info: www.thechurchdallas.com


Aurelio Voltaire in Kansas City, MO - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Riot Room, Kansas City

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Aurelio Voltaire in Houston, TX at Scout! POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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Aurelio Voltaire in Knoxville, TN at The Concourse - POSTPONED UNTL FURTHER NOTICE

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Aurelio Voltaire in Boston at the HardRock Cafe - POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 10TH

Aurelio Voltaire in Boston MA at the Hardrock Cafe!, 22 Clinton St, Boston, MA


Date of show:  Friday, July 10th, 2020  venue: The Cavern Club at The Hard Rock Café Boston  address of venue:  22 Clinton St, Boston MA 02109 ticket price: $20 – Limited number of Reserved tables for 4 available for $120  age policy:   21+ time doors open: 7pm  Aurelio Voltaire showtime:  9pm Other bands/acts if any:  TBD website for more info:  www.rockonconcerts.com facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/556631091585024/ Advanced ticket sales: http://bit.ly/0327AurelioVoltaireBoston

$20 – Limited number of Reserved tables for 4 available for $120


Aurelio Voltaire in Providence RI at Dusk - POSTPONED!!!

Aurelio Voltaire in Providence RI at Dusk, Providence


Date of show:  ???? venue: Dusk:  address of venue:  301 Harris ave Providence RI ticket price: TBA age policy:   TBA time doors open: 8:30pm Aurelio Voltaire showtime:  11pm Other bands/act:   Guest Dj::End Dj & Dj Gabriell website for more info:  https://www.facebook.com/Nokturnal-Productions-173535059394457/   facebook event page: TBA Advanced ticket sales: TBA

Aurelio Voltaire in Burlingame, CA at Clockwork Alchemy! POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 2021

Aurelio Voltaire in Burlingame, CA at Clockwork Alchemy!, pin Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport 1333 Bayshore Hwy,, Burlingame, CA


Date of show: March 22nd 12:30 am- 2:00am venue: Hyatt Ragency Berlingame California address of venue:  1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010 ticket price:  Full Weekend: $99 Friday: $65 Saturday: $70 Sunday: $50 age policy:   Show is geared for 18+ but no restrictions  time doors open: 12:15 am Aurelio Voltaire showtime:  12:30 am Other bands/acts: TBA website for more info: https://www.clockworkalchemy.com/#/home facebook event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/1263176327169189/   For More information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1263176327169189/?active_tab=about Advanced tickets at : https://clockworkalchemy.ticketspice.com/clockwork-alchemy-2020?fbclid=IwAR1NxJjGAgJyhP_jqtL_Idvg2JnRO8RhG1Uhe0d2IfzIXSYjnRRmA48NLvo

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Aurelio Voltaire in Tampa, FL at Crow Bar!

Aurelio Voltaire in Tampa, FL at Crow Bar!, 1812 N 17th St, Ybor City, FL

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