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 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 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.
The 6" tall DIY Jinny white figure by Bitbots is now in stock at www.bitbots.co.uk 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
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 www.bitbots.co.uk (including free worldwide shipping and a Series Zero blind box toy). They'll be released on October 1st 2011.
We first saw Jats Gill's Jinny platform toy in a 2.25” tall blindbox series. Bitbots Toys was thinking big...so 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)