August 23, 2018
Here is another Kidrobot Throwback Thursday with our good friend Chris Holt aka The Toy Viiking.
How come tacos in real life are not nearly as big as Yummy World’s Flaco Taco plush? This dude is ten inches long, making the need for multiples a thing of the past. You would just need one of these, a big plate to put it on, and a long nap afterwards to let your body rest after such a meal. That’s a day well spent.
No matter their size, the taco was obviously invented by someone who loved us all and should be considered for sainthood. It is one of the most thoughtful gifts ever bestowed upon mankind and I’ve been trying to imagine how someone came up with it. This is in no way factual, but I can just see someone trying to make the hamburger even better than it already is, and deciding that the first move was to make all of the ingredients tiny yet plentiful. Chop up the meat and all the fixins into really adorable little bits, then pile em high. Realizing that bread was in no way capable of holding this new pile of goodness, they decided that a giant tortilla chip in the shape of a U would be the perfect vehicle to deliver this amalgam of flavor. You don’t even need a side because the side dish is holding the whole thing together! It’s a complete meal! They also had to have a sense of humor as they neglected to seal off the back so enjoying one is a messy proposition as gravity tries to steal your deliciousness. This is the part of the taco experience that my cats find the most enjoyable, as they try to snatch any escapees that get past me.
This plush will make you wish everyday was Taco Tuesday. Pick up one now at www.kidrobot.com to inspire your next trip to the grocery store.
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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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