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Bitbots Sale

Bitbots Sale

Bitbots is having a winter SALE so now is the perfect time to stock up on Jinny toys for Christmas.

Sale reductions include:

• Jinny Jon Burgerman Bigtop 6" was £40 now £20
• Jinny Series Zero was £6 now £3
• Jinny Series Zero case was £50 now £25
• Jinny DIY 6" was £18 now £8
• A2 prints was £20 now £15
• A3 prints was £12 now £8
• Bitbots tote & T-shirts was £10 now £8
• Box-Bods worm was £8 now £5

Bitbots Box-Bods Worm


Bitbots has announced their latest release, the Bitbots Box-Bods Worm. Created by Philip Hunt in a super limited edition of only 25 pieces, this design can be pre-ordered now for £9.00 (about $14).

Each Box-Bod is hand painted and comes with a hand finished box created by Philip. The Worms are slated to ship on April 11th 2012.

The character is described as follows:

Worm is a little past his prime, supplying nutrition to his own pet parasite. Perhaps his pet brings him joy, or maybe it ate an important part of his brain?


Bitbots iPhone/iPod App

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Bitbots has released its own iPhone/iPod app. To download the app, search for 'Bitbots' in the Apple App Store.

The app allows you to design your own Jinny by choosing from 10 colors, pencils, spray cans and 3 brush thicknesses. Each design submitted could be featured in the in the 'Your Designs' gallery. Also, you can buy any Bitbots product using the built-in store and pay with PayPal.

Bitbots: How I Got My Fur

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Bitbots will be at the MCM Comic Book Expo at London's Excel this weekend - October 28th to 30th 2011. They will be in the Comic Village, where you can be one of the first to buy the new Series Zero Comic - How I Got My Fur. The comic was designed by Camille Descartes and Dorcas NG and is a limited edition of only 50 issues.

Bitbots DIY Jinny – Now in Stock

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The 6" tall DIY Jinny white figure by Bitbots is now in stock at for £18.00 ($30.00) - including free worldwide shipping - in a limited edition run of 500 pieces. Jon Burgerman was the 1st person to customize the DIY Jinny at the recent launch Jinny Bigtop at Forbidden Planet London. If you pick one up, Bitbots would like you to email in your customized creations so they can post them on a up in a DIY gallery

Jon Burgerman’s Jinny Bigtop Signing

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The Jon Burgerman signing, of his Jinny Bigtop design, took place at Forbidden Planet last week. The event was a success, and thanks to Jats Gill (of Bitbots), we have some photos of the signing.

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Come and See Jinny at Forbidden Planet

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To celebrate the release of Jinny Bigtop by Jon Burgerman, Bitbots and Jon will be doing a signing at Forbidden Planet London on September 8th 2011 from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.

Please make sure you bring your Jinny Bigtop for Jon to sign...or you can pick up one of the 500 pieces at the show.

Forbidden Planet Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, WC2H 8JR

Sign up to the event on Facebook.

Don't forget Jinny Bigtop can be purchased online now for £40.00 including free worldwide shipping. All orders will include a free Series Zero blind box, a sticker set, poster and badges.

Bitbots’ DIY Jinny

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Bitbots Toys has announced that their 6" tall DIY Jinny (full white version) is available for pre-order. This version is a limited edition run of 500 pieces worldwide. The figure will retail for £18.00 (about $30.00) at (including free worldwide shipping and a Series Zero blind box toy). They'll be released on October 1st 2011.

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REVIEW: Bigtop Jinny

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We first saw Jats Gill's Jinny platform toy in a 2.25” tall blindbox series. Bitbots Toys was thinking they have teamed up with artist Jon Burgerman to release the first 6” tall vinyl Jinny figure. The Bigtop Jinny is nearly triple the size of the original figures, and it's been adorned with the doodling of Jon Burgerman.

Human brains get weighed down with all the things they're trying not to think and obsess about; Did I leave the gas on? Will I have enough money to pay the rent and buy LA Noir this weekend? What will happen if the Sun explodes? Why are Curly Wurlys getting smaller?

Sometimes you have to sip your over priced, unethically sourced mochafrappacapoeirachino and smile through it all. Give up the anxiety and take your Bigtop to the circus, they have clowns and dancing bears.

-Jon Burgerman

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The Facts

Bigtop Jinny
Series: Jinny
Manufacturer: Bitbots Toys
Artists: Jon Burgerman (artwork), Jats Gill (Jinny design)
Material: Rotocast vinyl
Dimensions: 6” tall
Points of Articulation: 3 (neck and arms)
Edition Size: 500 pieces

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The packaging for the Bigtop Jinny vinyl is solid cardboard, featuring artwork similar to the figure's design. It's fairly busy, with all of Burgerman's doodles, but it gives you a good idea of what's inside. And, inside, the figure is held between two snapping plastic trays.

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Our Opinion

The first thing I will say is that I like the feel and look of the 6” tall Jinny more than the figures we saw in the blindbox series. The arms feel sturdier - I'm not tentative to move them – and the larger size allows for a better canvas to convey a complex design like this.

How is Jon Burgerman's Bigtop design? Crazy. It looks like a 9 year old got a hold of some crayons and went on some stream of consciousness doodle binge. But that's what makes Burgerman's artwork so appealing. It could probably take you a good 15 minutes to look at everything that's happening on this piece. But I will tell you...the main theme is the circus.

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The quality is slightly above average. All of the artwork appears to have been placed on with decals or is being protected with a translucent layer. You can see a difference in texture between the blank vinyl and sections with artwork on it. About 80% of the piece is covered in artwork.

With the exchange rate how it currently is, the £40.00 vinyl figure ends up running around $65.00 in the United States. That might be a little pricey for collectors who are on the fence about the piece. It does fall in the $40.00 to $65.00 range that most 6” tall vinyl pieces sell for.

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Overall, I think Jon Burgerman's design is the best example of what the Jinny platform can be used for. It will immediately become one of the more interesting (and eye-catching) vinyl pieces in your collection.

You can pick one up at the following:

Bitbots: £40.00 (about $65 and includes free shipping)

Bigtop Jinny - Grades

Figure Quality: 8/10
   Sculpt: 7/10
   Paint: 8/10
Accessories/Outfit: N/A
Packaging: 9/10
Durability: 8/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 7/10

Overall: 8.7/10

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