Cris Rose will be releasing his latest resin series - the Rotund Mk2 - on March 2nd 2011 at 6PM London Time (1PM EST) through his webstore. The 4" original resin robot features 3 interchangeable heads. Two colorways will be released - timed for the second anniversary of the original Rotund's release in 2009.
Rotund Edition A is a run of just 12 bots in the same autumnal yellowy-orange as Sprogs Edition A. Each one comes with one clear head and two heads with black eyes. They're priced at $85.00 plus shipping.
Rotund 2 Year Anniversary Pack is a run of just 5 Rotunds and includes a matching Radcliffe Sprog, both sporting the original Dirty Copper colourway. The same three heads as Edition A are packed with this Rotund, tho the heads are sporting bright white eyes. They're priced at $140.00 plus shipping.
Here is the backstory:
"Rotund Mk1 was a companion robot designed with small children in mind, playful and simple, yet robust enough to take anything a day's play could throw at him.
Rotund Mk2 was never intended as a replacement for the Mk2, but as a companion robot for the teenage years once the Mk1's childish charms had been outgrown. Still solidly built, this 4 foot sidekick had a knack for being able to vary roles on the fly through a swift head-swap or two. The classic see-through projection dome of the Mk1 endured, a teaching aid able to display holographic representations of the study material in question (or the latest holo-thriller if correctly "tweaked"). Some new additions included a friendly-faced companion head for fun times and hijinks and a stern, multi-spectral security head to monitor the halls or enforce a curfew. The latter also had some sweet wide-angled lenses perfect for shooting skate vids for HoloTube.
Rotund Mk2 came with these 3 heads as standard, but as the unit became popular, demand for varied and unique applications ensured some interesting models became available."