October 30, 2017
Happy Halloween! The Ravenous becomes available online tomorrow, Tuesday October 31st on all hallows eve. Sitting on nearest branch and calculating the perfect way to catch the eye of his prey, the Ravenous figure is a carefully created piece to bring a new feel to vinyl toys. We asked the artist a few questions about this piece and his art to better understand the symbolism and feeling of this piece, check it out!
Some people who say the vinyl art scene is dead, what would you say?
I don’t think its dead, it might be a little stale. There was a period of time where feeds were full of reinterpretations of existing properties. Yes it will sell and you will make some money from it but it doesn’t push any boundaries. To each their own and I don’t want to step on any toes but I feel there should be more risks taken with unique ideas. It doesn’t always pay off but that’s the stuff that will grow the scene. I think its a perfect time to step in and make a name for yourself if you can offer something truly original. I also see a lot of shade towards mass retail toy companies making vinyl figs but I think it should be seen as a opportunity to reach millions and bring them into the scene.
Tell us something your fans might not know about you…
Growing up I wanted to be a professional tennis player. I played and had training all waking hours for many years until a tennis elbow injury forced me to quit.
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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