Did you know that toys could actually inspire artists?
Jeff Koon's Balloon Dog
Peng Hung Chih's Little Danny (Its a large sized dog made of stuffed dogs)
Hans Hemmert's German Panther (Its actually a tanker made of balloons)
Florentijn Hofman's huge orange rabbit
Maurizio Cattelan's Daddy Daddy ( It seems more like an ulta Pinnochio to me!)
Flavourwire has written about some other works that have been inspired by toys here.