October 07, 2019
Probably the most debated-over Halloween treat – candy corn is one of America’s oldest candies that is still being produced, having been invented by George Renninger of the Wunderland Candy Company in 1880’s Philadelphia. Yes. In the same decade that electricity began lighting up homes and the first automobile was unveiled, ol’ George figured he’d invent a candy that people would argue over and mock for more than a century. This classic Lewis Black candy corn rant, for instance, is a hilarious example. And let’s not forget the time Jay Leno said “My favorite Halloween candy is the candy corn. It comes in four colors: white, yellow, orange, brown. Those are also the stages of your teeth rotting after eating it.”
A notoriously uber-sweet and enduring candy, it’s also a money-maker, despite people’s apparent derision. Each year more than 9 billion pieces of it are produced and it generates an estimated $36 million in revenue for its crafty confectioners. So who cares about a joke or two?
BUT what if candy corn has feelings? And what if its feelings are hurt? And what if it’s angry? And what if it were to sprout sharp teeth and come to life and stalk you around your living room, praying for you to trip and fall so that it could eat you alive as payback for your awful jokes at its expense?
Maybe these are the sort of thoughts that artist Alex Pardee entertained when he created his Candemon enamel pins – a series that imagines candies as ravenous, murderous creatures hell-bent on destroying you. Among these characters, one stood out above the rest – Candemon Cornelius – the manifestation of every candy corn joke, soured and twisted inward and evolved into a grotesque, fanged and bloodthirsty beast! If you’re familiar with Pardee’s work, you won’t be surprised at the humor infused in this piece. Nor will it shock you to discover that Candemon Cornelius is now a brand-new vinyl art toy, being released by Kidrobot tomorrow. Frankly, it’s overdue! And just in time for the creature’s favorite time of year.
If you ask Alex what inspired this piece, don’t expect a straight answer. There are no singular inspirations. But you can check out his riveting “what inspires you?” page on his website, to get a taste.
Candy Corn doesn’t just haunt Halloween anymore. Based off of Alex Pardee’s evil-candy characters and accompanying enamel pin set, “The Candemons”, comes the first of 6 classic candy-coated vinyl-collectible demons to crawl from your candy bowl: Candy Cornelius. This fall favorite stands approximately 7.5″ tall and sports that trademark Brightmares grin. Have one haunt your collection today! The Melty Metallic Kidrobot.com Exclusive is limited to 250 pieces worldwide. Available October 8, 2019 at 10am MT, only at Kidrobot.com.
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May 05, 2021
Make every hour Happy Hour with Kidrobot’s new line of plush adult beverages! The first round is ready to ship now, and these two perennial favorites will definitely ease you through a day of meetings that could have been an email. The Pina Colada & Moscow Mule are available now, and more adorable additions to your liquor cabinet will be releasing throughout the year, paying tribute to the drinks that have nurtured and sustained us.
May 04, 2021
The newest addition to our Hello Kitty® collection features the sweet Kitty dressed as each of the star signs for an adorably cute collection spanning the entire year. Taurus and Aries are the first to release, with other Zodiac signs launching throughout 2021. Order now – they're shipping soon!
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April 27, 2021
Kidrobot has teamed up with Chris Dokebi & Strange Cat Toys for a Kidrobot.com Exclusive edition of the Puck Little Painter 5" Vinyl Figure. Dokebi, or dokkaebi, are mischievous goblins from Korean folklore and can often be found playing pranks on humans. Puck is the first of the goblins brought to life in vinyl and the Kidrobot.com Exclusive edition is sure to stir up a lot of trouble.
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