March 30, 2018
In 1981, American Greetings introduced the world for the first time The Care Bears through a series of illustrations on their greeting cards. Decades after the initial introduction of the characters that the world would came to love, American Greetings entrusted one of the most treasured entities, The Care Bears, to the team at Kidrobot to curate a series of art toy figures.
In celebration of The Care Bears 35th Anniversary, Kidrobot worked with a selection of strong female artists from across the globe to reimagine the characters that they grew up with. The artists include Tara McPherson, Linda Panda, Julie West, Kathie Olivas and Jordan Elise. Each of the women chosen by Kidrobot to be a included in this series took on the challenge of reimagining 1-2 of everyone’s favorite Care Bear characters in their unique artistic style. The Care Bears included in this limited edition series include Birthday Bear, Bedtime Bear, Funshine Bear, Tenderheart Bear, Polite Panda Bear, Perfect Panda Bear and Share Bear. This series of 10 collectible vinyl art pieces produced by Kidrobot marks a pivotal moment for American Greetings as the first officially licensed collectibles where artists were given the full freedom to reimagine the traditional Care Bears in their individual signature styles. Collect all these beautiful pieces now online at www.kidrobot.com for the perfect piece of colorful nostalgia.
Today, Friday, March 30th, Kidrobot will officially launch the last art figures in this series. The Care Bears Share Bear was designed in two individual colorways by the female artist behind Horrible Adorables and winner of Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2016 Designer Toy Awards, Jordan Elise. These figures and the rest of the collection can be found in limited numbers on Kidrobot.com and in select specialty retailers world-wide.
Fell in love with them all? You can collect them now here https://www.kidrobot.com/collections/care-bears-female-artist-art-figure-series
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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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