April 20, 2018
Todays marks a special occasion, the very first Dunny production by Denver powerhouse artist, Mike Fudge. to talk a little bit more about this awesome Dunny is our good friend Chris Holt aka The Toy Viking!
Mike Fudge and Kidrobot have joined forces to release his debut Dunny, the very totem-esque Kuba. Having spent time with this figure it’s led me to think about what my own spirit animal would be. After much inner debate I have concluded with great certainty that it is the cat. Now you may say that I am a bit biased because I am the proud caretaker of five of them and my clothes have as much of their shed fur on them as they do original fabric, but here’s my thinking. I love naps, and cats have perfected that to an art form. And like cats, I can also fall asleep anywhere, no matter what is going on. They also love attention on their terms which I’m also all about. Friends are cool and all, but I also like being by myself while still expecting to be invited everywhere so I have the opportunity to turn down the invitation and then be depressed about it. Tell me that doesn’t sound like a cat. Cats also hate rules and will push the boundaries of everything you tell them. They will dance around your precious antiques, look you dead in the eye, and systematically push them onto the floor just cause they want to. They are nature’s ultimate rebel and that speaks directly to my soul.
How will this figure speak to yours? The stylized nature of the design evokes the native art of the Pacific Northwest while taking it in a more modern direction. This is a toy you have to hold in your hands to truly appreciate every detail, as mere pictures fail to do it proper justice. This five inch Dunny comes in the standard grey edition and the ultra limited Kidrobot exclusive white, which gives it a very haunting quality. Both are available right now by visiting 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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