TOY MACHINE is a skateboard brand launched in 1993 by Ed Templeton, a famous artist and photographer.

Initially, TOY MACHINE was almost unknown, with only friends and locals at Ed's local Huntington Beach skate park sharing it. However, when Jamie Thomas joined the team in 1995 , the level of their skateboard team took a dramatic leap.
 With the release of "Welcome to Hell" , one of the most influential skate videos of the 90's, which also captures the success of Jamie Thomas, he became famous all at once.