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Kickstarter: SUPERPLASTIC announces JANKY Series

Paul Budnitz​ (Kidrobot, Ello, Budnitz Bicycles) launches his designer toy company ​Superplastic ​today, with new limited edition toys by renowned artists for sale today on ​Kickstarter​. Superplastic’s launch edition toys feature designs by 16 well-known artists from around the world.

Superplastic begins selling ​JANKY ​today​ —​ a sneaker-obsessed anthropomorph that’s somewhere between cute and dark, nasty and nice. Prices range for $25 for a handful of 3-inch toys to $5,000 for an exclusive handmade 4-foot version. The figure took 8 months to design, and is a collaboration between Budnitz and Superplastic art director Huck Gee.

Other super limited-edition toys available on Kickstarter today include a giant sized ​8” SuperJANKY entitled ​Ro-Mu-Lo​ by Mexican artist ​El Grand Chamaco​; and ​Maximilian Cash​ by UK artist ​Pete Fowler​, a psychedelic 9-inch tall vinyl toy with fangs, sneakers, a boombox, and a glowing blue skull. ​Both are limited to just 666 pieces.

 

Artists included in the Janky series, include:

●  Ricardo Carvolo​ (Spain)
●  El Grand Chamaco​ (Mexico)
●  Dalek​ (USA)
●  Camilla D’Errico​ (Canada)
●  Pete Fowler​ (UK)
●  Huck Gee​ (USA)
●  Mark Gmehling​ (Germany)
●  Joe Ledbetter​ (USA)
●  Jason Limon​ (USA)
●  McBess​ (France)
●  Junko Mizuno​ (Japan/USA)
●  Dolly Oblong ​(Switzerland/Korea)
● Jake Parker​ (USA)
● Sket One​ (USA)
● Tado​ (UK)
● Bubi Au Yeung​ (Hong Kong)

As I say with all Kickstarter projects I post about. Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back all Kickstarters with caution.

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