Superplastic has announced a new 8-inch tall SuperJanky is available for pre-order. The Fashion Horror SuperJanky is designed by legendary street/hip-hop/horror artist Guggimon. The figure includes a removable skull mask, "Axe", and camo Guggi handbag. The figure is limited to a run of 555 pieces. You can pre-order the figure now for $75.00, with shipping expected in early 2019.
Superplastic launched its new web store yesterday. The shop features limited edition toys and apparel designed by world famous artists. Janky, launched via Kickstarter, is slated to begin shipping in December 2018. But, they have some new items available at launch.
The Punk Skull - by acclaimed Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel - is a 12-inch tall psychedelic mohawked skull created in soft vinyl. Limited to 999 pieces, the figure is available to pre-order for $160.00. It's slated to begin shipping in Early 2019.
The special Oh-No “Blackout Edition” SuperJanky by cult UK/French artist McBess is limited to a run of 333 pieces. The 8-inch tall piece is available to pre-order for $80.00 and will ship "before Xmas 2018".
Also, the site debuted the first Superplastic apparel capsule, featuring oversized graphic t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items. Currently there are four tees available, ranging in price from $40.00 for short-sleeve to $55.00 for long-sleeve.
In about a half-hour, the new Superplastic web store will officially launch (Noon on Tuesday, July 24th 2018). They're teasing "Brilliant new limited edition toys and apparel from world famous artists. And much more to come." I'm just happy that there's a new platform toy (Janky) featuring some of the originals in the "urban vinyl" genre getting ready to ship in December 2018.
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.