The folks behind ReBo Labs are probably not the only ones excited about the upcoming release of Kidrobot's Dunny Series 4. They've put together this animation that reminds us of the Rankin/Bass Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer stop-motion film. They're showing us the inner workings of the Dunny factory. I always pictured those Chinese toy factories as a little larger.
ReBo - the creative collective of Christine Reilly & Michael Boczon - was commissioned to create a stop motion animation for Kidrobot. The video shows what kind of trouble MAD's Bent World Vandals vinyl toys might get into.
If you're into Dunnys, Hoodies, Sweatshirts and all things Smorkin'...you've been excited by the last few months of Kidrobot releases. Personally, I like seeing new sculpts (and new ideas). While these might be classic Ledbetter, it's a whole new line of 16 mini figures called Finders Keepers from KR.
Sket One's newest piece is Kidrobot 13...the pirate. The figure includes the following: a treasure chest, map, hook, removable beard, eye patch, and hat. It's limited to 1,000 pieces and will retail around $39.95. Signing events are taking place in NYC (May 15th), San Francisco (May 16th) and LA (May 17th).
Cody has sent us word of the new animated spot that Kidrobot has created for their DIY Munny figure. Named Sprout, I'm not sure if this will be an actual commercial shown on TV...but it does give you that vibe.
Has the Sucklord sold out? His latest bootleg creation is only available at Kidrobot. Livin Big, making moves. The SUCKLORD 61 is some fake-ass Superhero guy that never happened. He is a fantasy, but he can be yours for only $29.95. Only 105 pieces made and 100 available, so make a move kid! Get it now before it's gone.
It's nice to see Kidrobot producing a toy that is not based on a rabbit. Mad Villain is being produced in conjunction with Stones Throw Records. Madvillain is the indie rap duo of MF Doom and Madlib. The 10" tall vinyl figure is based on MF Doom's onstage persona, who eerily resembles Dr. Doom. Madvillain will be a limited edition (available in 2 colorways) and retail for a reasonable $34.95.
Sket One's SketBots are now available from Kidrobot. 3DRetro is carrying them for $5.95 each. With the success of Dalek's Icebots...these are sure to be popular as well. Like several of Kidrobot's products...they have inserted golden tickets in random blind boxes. You'll have a chance to get your hands on a limited edition 7" SketBot (only 200 pieces) if you're lucky enough to find one.
To celebrate the release of the new Kidrobot mini series, Sket is having a show in New Haven! Channel 1 will be hosting Authentic Happiness on November 17th. All are invited to share a night of Sketbots, art, toys, customs and giveaways.
FreeBento.com has sent us one of Frank Kozik’s new rotocast vinyl Labbit figures. These Labbits are the younger, more innocent brothers of the Smorkin’ variety. Kidrobot might have felt somewhat pressured to appeal to younger clientele…which birthed this sweeter, gentler Labbit.
The package is a window-front box. It is decorated with Kozik artwork. The window allows you to see what accessories the figure you are buying has. This is convenient, and it’s the only way you’ll be able to find the accessory set you want.
These Labbits are non-smorkin’…so you won’t find any cigarettes in the accessory list. Each figure is made of rotocast vinyl and measures 5” in length. There are 4 Labbits available, with the only differing factor being the interchangeable accessories each is packaged with. The Labbit has a hole for a mouth, and you can find accessories such as an ice cream cone, mustache, blade of grass, banana, hot dog and more!