Kidrobot x Candie Bolton Kyuubi Dunny Available Now
First spotted in the Kidrobot City Cryptid Dunny Monster Mini Series, the 3″ Kyuubi Dunny by Candie Bolton got an upgrade to a full sized 8″ Dunny. Here to speak to her attention to the artist herself and this new Dunny release is our favorite guy, Chris Holt aka The Toy Viking!
Already a familiar name to sofubi collectors around the world, Candie Bolton made her Kidrobot debut last year with her contribution to the City Cryptid Dunny series. Her art is inspired by Asian folk tales, which is clearly evident in this eight inch Kyuubi Dunny featuring a fox with nine tales. Now in Asian cultures the fox is said to have the ability to transform into a beautiful woman in order to interact with other humans, and that the number of tails it has is directly linked to how old it is. I’ve met a few women in my day, but rarely have they ever been brandishing an over abundance of tails. The one exception would be the time I stayed at a hotel in Seattle, which just so happened to be hosting a furry convention. They neglect to tell you important details like that on travel websites, which I think is just as if not more important than them letting you know there is construction at the airport you’re flying into. So I walk in, luggage in tow, and the entire lobby is filled with people in animal costumes. Some are brightly colored in ways not found in nature, while others are being led around on leashes as if they cannot be trusted once untethered to not pee the carpet or seduce a stranger’s leg. For the record I’m all about doing what makes you happy, but I’m also all about giving me a head’s up so I don’t walk in with a shocked look on my face. Plus I could have gotten another wear out of my shark costume that I bought for a party once and have yet to use since. I really overestimated the mileage I would get out of that thing.
This Dunny is cleverly designed, with the front depicting a supernatural fox character and the back concealing its female form. There are two different versions of this figure, with the white being the standard release while Kidrobot.com will have an extremely limited edition black colorway. If you get them both that’s double the ancient fox wisdom that can be passed on to you, which I’m sure is fascinating. They are available now at www.kidrobot.com.
The post Kidrobot x Candie Bolton Kyuubi Dunny Available Now appeared first on Kidrobot Blog.
Also in Kidrobot Blog
Kidrobot sat down for an interview with Travis Cain. Travis Cain is a Creative Director and artist working in New York City. He's also the artist behind the famed Kidrobot frenemy toy mini figure series, BFFS, now in series 5. Kidrobot got some background details on Travis as a toy artist and touched base on the recently released BFFS Mini Series 5. Read this Q&A with Travis Cain for some info behind the BFFs Love Hurts projects and find out what his favorite BFFS and Kidrobot art toys are.
The post Interview with BFFS Mini Series 5 Artist: Travis Cain appeared first on Kidrobot Blog.
Chris Holt aka The Toy Viking: In Sanrio’s hit cartoon Aggretsuko, an adorable red panda named Retsuko goes on a full scale death metal karaoke rage any time her office job gets to be too much to handle. In Kidrobot’s … Continued
Chris Holt aka The Toy Viking: The best (and most fun) friendships are often the most toxic, and nothing celebrates that fact better than Travis Cain and his BFF series. Can you believe this is the fifth incarnation of these … Continued