October 12, 2018
If you got your hands on the NYCC exclusive colorway of the new Tara McPherson Astra & Orbit Vinyl Art Medium Figure, you already know this piece is the perfect combo or mystic and color. Here to talk about the release of the two other colorways (for both retailers and exclusively to www.kidrobot.com) is our good friend Chris Holt aka The Toy Viking.
Astra and Orbit, the newest medium vinyl figures from Tara McPherson and Kidrobot, are said to be the protectors of our dreams. My dreams don’t need anyone to watch over them as much as they need a straight up intervention. I’m talking a full blown gathering of their friends and loved ones to try and get them back on track because they have been even weirder than usual as of late. I have a reaccuring one where I come home from work and my wife has sold our house and bought us a new one all in the same day. That would be bad enough if the new houses weren’t in such advanced stages of disrepair as to make them virtually uninhabitable. Each time I have the dream the new house is a completely different style in a different location, as if she is continuing to refine her real estate prowess in my subconscious mind. Thankfully in real life we have all of our money tied up in cute little bean bag stuffed animals from the 90’s, a more solid investment than property will ever be.
These three dimensional representations perfectly capture the ethereal candy colored style Tara has made famous with her fine art paintings and her posters for a bevy of musicians. Each figure can stand on their own to offer the collector different display options, but look their best when positioned together. Plus, who would deny an adorable dream puppy of the pets he so richly deserves? Monsters.
Available in the standard pink and white or the ultra limited Kidrobot exclusive red and black (only 200 pieces in the whole world) you can get them 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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