March 07, 2019
Let’s talk about monsters! We all know they lived before our time, but some still stand behind the idea they walk among us in this day in age whether they have fangs, scales or are simply human is debatable. Here to talk about some of our favorite monsters from the Kidrobot x City Crytid Dunny Mini Series is our good friend Chris Holt aka The Toy Viking!
Tomorrow, Candie Bolton’s first ever eight inch Dunny from Kidrobot will be unleashed upon the world. If it looks familiar to you that’s because this design debuted as part of the City Cryptid Dunny series released last year. Curated by Scott Tolleson, each Dunny represents a famous folk monster with a modern twist: they got jobs.
No matter who you are you’ve got bills to pay, and terrifying people at nightfall is not very lucrative. You can’t put a price on the fun you have doing it, but try telling that to the cable company when they cut the service to your secluded lair. Living in a cave is bad enough but not being able to DVR your favorite shows is just barbaric.
Scott and Candie are joined by the artistic stylings of Skinner, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Lee, Greg “Craola” Simpkins, Charlie Immer, Alex Pardee, and Tara Mcpherson in this collection of mythological misfits. These are available now at www.kidrobot.com.
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April 23, 2020
Q & A with Toy Designer One-Eyed Girl AKA Kasey Tararuj on release of The Rejects - Dark Chocolate Edition on Kidrobot.com. "I’ve been paralyzed and in a wheelchair for almost 20 years and I spent so much of that time creating all this weird, emotional art to help deal with it. I got to a point where that got old and making these silly characters was way more therapeutic than trying to put my feelings into a painting. So now I make my little guys to make myself laugh or smile and hope that it does the same for others." -One-Eyed Girl AKA Kasey Tararuj
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April 10, 2020
A few years ago, a member of the Kidrobot team met architect and Locknesters founder Fleet Hower at a trade show. At this show, Locknesters was introducing BEAR, their first three-dimensional puzzle bear figure...
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April 06, 2020
Fleet Hower of LOCKNESTERS has temporarily converted their New York-based studio from the production of art decor items like the Puzzle Dunny to the production of face shield visors for health care workers due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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