Even if you don’t follow the designer toy world, you might have heard of Gary Baseman through his work on Teacher’s Pet or the board game Cranium. He’s lent his distinctive style to Qees, Trexis, Circus Punks and Dunnys…as well as original figures such as Dumb Luck, the Baseman Dunces and Toby.
But he has finally lent his talent to Mimoco for the Gary Baseman Mimobot Artist Series. His first creation, MODman, represents his popular character style. The USB Flash Drive comes preloaded with enough content to get your Baseman fix.
The figure is packaged in the standard Mimobot Artist Series clear plastic cylinder. On the top of each cylinder is the run size and number that you have received out of the run (as well as the size of the drive). There is also a foldout instruction booklet that includes some artwork of the design.
The MODman Mimobot stands in at “ in height. The USB 2.0 flash drive
is available in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities. The “head” removes
to reveal the actual USB plug. And the light on his behind glows red
when it’s plugged in.
Each figure comes preloaded with content such as the mimoDesk
personalization suite of icons, wallpapers and screensavers (all done
by Gary Baseman). Also included on the USB drive are the following: an
interview with Gary Baseman; a peek at Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monsters;
electro-rockers Big Digits; preview of the Rothbury enviro-music
festival; mimoZine Issue 3.
This character is limited to a run of 2,000 pieces.
I have a few Mimobots, but I never took that much interest in the
pre-loaded content until this one. The interview of Gary Baseman (by
none other than the Sucklord) is extremely entertaining. Did Baseman
really say he’s only produced 12 toys? Hmmm….
The design is pure Gary Baseman. Mimoco has released a number of
“Artist Series” lines recently, including Baseman, Tokidoki and Friends
With You. But the MODman design is probably my favorite of them. It’s
probably because I’m partial to using the Mimobot to create a character
rather than throwing some artwork onto it.
You can pick one up at the following:
Mimoco: $34.95 to $104.95 (1GB to 8GB)
Tenacious Toys: $34.95 (1GB)
MODman Mimobot Grades:
Fun Factor: 9/10
Have this figure? What do you rate it?