May 11, 2017
#TBT making a day into being nostalgic and looking at our past mistakes before we go out for the weekend and make new ones. (Don’t do that.) KIDROBOT has made a few mistakes but this weeks Throwback Figure is NOT one of them. Kidrobot Presents A Throwback Thursday Post brought to you by the one, the only, our favorite, dununununununun Chris Holt aka The Toy Viking: Weird Comic Book Theater
Imagine: You’re the world’s most awesome super hero and are loaded to the gills with every gadget and power you could ever need to fight crime. Your existence is capable of making the world a better place but there’s just one slight issue keeping you from reaching your full potential: You glow in the dark. You shine like a glow stick of justice and it’s not a good scene. Sneaking up on anyone at night is impossible as you look like there’s a rave following you around, so all of your efforts are spent during the day when the worst bad guys are still asleep. This inevitably leads to to an existential crisis in which you spend some time backpacking through Nepal before opening a laser tag business in Des Moines.
While glowing in the dark might be a hindrance in real life, it does make for awesome collectibles. For instance this Kidrobot exclusive Batman from Mighty Jaxx and Jason Freeny. Missing half your skin and muscle structure probably brings a host of other problems, but it sure does look cool. And isn’t looking cool kind of a super power in its own right? If it isn’t then how come there are so many videos on the internet of people looking downright foolish? You just got scienced.
This not so dark knight and his way less glowy companion Wonder Woman are available now at www.kidrobot.com.
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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