April 27, 2018
The snow has melted off the mountains and Kono Yeti is now able to wonder about in the trees and online to www.Kidrobot.com. Here is another awesome release blog about the new 8-inch Kono the Yeti Dunny by Squink by our good friend Chris Holt aka The Toy Viking!
I felt a little bad that Squink’s 8 inch Dunny release with Kidrobot happened after spring decided to finally arrive. The once mountainous snow banks that interrupted the landscape have melted into oblivion, and the bitter cold winds have lost their sense of urgency and become gentle breezes. Life has sprouted from the previously frozen tundra to create a menagerie of color that would be foreign to a yeti. Wanting him to feel more at home I did the only thing that made sense at the time: I took him to the frozen foods section of my local grocery store.
Unfortunately his expression didn’t change, possibly because he is not a fan of mixed vegetables, but that of my fellow shoppers sure did. And that of the store manager, who said impromptu photo shoots in their freezer case were seriously frowned upon. Or he might have said I’m going to need you to leave before I call the police, it was hard to pay attention while I was trying to get the perfect shot. It’s called art, Barry. Look it up!
Of course you’ve seen this Yeti as part of The Wild Ones Dunny series earlier this year, but now he’s been supersized in three different color schemes to choose from. The rarest of all is the pink one you see here, which is an exclusive to Kidrobot and limited to only 200 pieces. That’s less than the amount of actual yeti sightings people claim each year. The blue and the mono edition are more easily found, but just as desirable. This Dunny perfectly captures Squink’s signature style and it’s lack of sculpted details recalls the early days of the platform. And just look at that face! I would but I keep staring at his heart shaped abominable snowman nipples. Moving on.
Available now at www.kidrobot.com to bring a bit of the frozen wilds into your collection.
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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