June 22, 2018
June is LGBTQ PRIDE month and celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. As you browse the web or step into a mall or turn on the TV or listen to music in 2018, you might not realize how much of a different world it is today than it was a decade ago. In 2018’s America, not only is style an “anything goes” mentality but everywhere you go you now see brands and companies “proudly” displaying rainbow and inclusive support for the LGBTQ community. Creating products to celebrate individuality and freedom to be who you are. Its fashionable now to be on the “right” side of history, for companies to support all PEOPLE. Its incredible to be in a time where the people are standing up and saying all lives matter and should be respected no mater what gender, race, ethnicity, ability, sexuality or any other factors that make us different. It’s also important for us to realize that it’s not like this everywhere and that people around the world are still fighting for their lives. It’s our responsibility to stand up.
If you are new to the art toy scene or unfamiliar with Kidrobot’s history you might not know much about Kidrobot’s progressive and transformative past. While it might be fashionable for an organization to be supportive of LGBTQ people and embrace diversity now, it’s important to realize that it is still fairly new for large corporations to be an advocate for diversity. I personally chose to join the Kidrobot team years ago because Kidrobot has always been on the front lines for progress and weren’t afraid to be at the forefront of art, culture and change. When many businesses were not embracing diversity, culture and projects that challenged mainstream thoughts because it was too “risky”, Kidrobot was pioneering projects that celebrated art, diversity and culture. Kidrobot was built on questioning the status quo and supporting art, artists and projects that rocked. It definitely wasn’t the most profitable way to build a brand but to Kidrobot it was the only way. This outlook contributed to me and many others becoming proud bots!
With New York Pride taking over NYC this weekend, we thought it would be fun to showcase a few of the many LGBTQ friendly projects that Kidrobot has been a part of throughout the years. Here are a few:
Collect all three Vladonna DIY Alternative Fashion Dolls now exclusively at Kidrobot.com!
Kidrobot is PROUD to support the LGBTQ community by getting behind projects that make us PROUD! Let’s celebrate pop art, people and let LOOOVVVEE grow!! Check out some of the current Kidrobot art toys we picked just for LGBTQ Pride Month with the PRIDE Collection at Kidrobot.com!
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June 28, 2021
In bold Racing Red, this premium piece of lifestyle apparel features embroidered patch details, checkerboard racing flag trim, zip front, and extra cute back graphics. Flip up the collar for a little extra Kidrobot style! With one inner and two outer pockets to stash all your gear. Faux leather jacket is fully lined in woven polyester. Comes in women’s sizes S - 2XL.
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June 18, 2021
Kidrobot’s newest collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation drops today at 10am MT! We’ve made just TWENTY carefully crafted 20-inch Dunny sculptures in honor of the iconic artist’s “Hamburger” artwork. Part of a 1985 series called Ads and Illustrations, Warhol’s … Continued
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May 18, 2021
The new ROTO-PHUNNY collection brings a mixed-media sensibility to the Kidrobot PHUNNY plush line. The premium materials and silly squeezability of PHUNNY collide with fresh rotocast elements to form ROTO-PHUNNY.
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