Amidst all of those Black Friday and Cyber Monday emails, you might have missed the latest announcement from Superplastic. Benito - the glow in the dark one-eyed SuperJanky made by Mexican artist El Grand Chamaco - is now available to pre-order. Standing in at 8 inches of soft and glow vinyl, this version is limited to a run of 333 pieces. You can order your own, now, for $75.00.
Superplastic has revealed the third ultra-limited colorway of Pete Fowler’s aging raver - Max Ca$h - in vibrant Gothic Sunset. (These are the figures I'm excited about...since it was Fowler's work that got me into the vinyl toy scene about 15 years ago) Max Cash's removable head reveals a transparent orange vinyl skull underneath. He also includes a Superold logo speaker briefcase for portable parties.
This colorway is limited to a run of 333 pieces made. You can pick one up now for $90.00.
Superplastic has announced their newest figure available for pre-order. Sporting a giant helmet, a handful of crushed nukes, and an attitude, the 8-inch tall SuperJanky Trooper, created in collaboration with legendary Munich-based street artist Flying Förtress, can be pre-ordered now. This limited edition of 400 pieces is based on his iconic anti-war army of Teddy Troops, seizing walls worldwide since the late 80's. You can pre-order your own for $85.00. It's expected to ship in Early-2019.
Superplastic has announced the pre-order availability of their Hench: It Me! Edition figure. Hench is the second figure in the new series by acclaimed artist Pete Fowler. The special "It Me!" edition measures 9-inches tall and features an interstellar varsity jacket, Wallabees, silver grill, and leopard skin gloves. This version is a limited edition of 555 pieces and it can be pre-ordered for $90.00. Look for it to ship in Early 2019.
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.