August 25, 2010
Actually, it’s a sculpture named Mr. Weekend created by Seattle based artist, Mike Simi. This mechanized sock puppet measures in at 15-feet tall and is fully functional. Mr. Weekend is powered by a retired robotic arm from an old car factory, weighs over 3,500 lbs and can speak. Mr. Weekend explains his new job as contemporary art compared to his previous employment as a factory worker.
I am made of art. I don’t know what that means. I am not happy unless I am working on a project…. What makes you think I enjoy what I’m doing in here…. I don’t like my job as a piece of contemporary art work. At least I have a job…. Art has changed my life.
Mike Simi loves to twist everyday objects with technology in order to make you smile. Check out his website to see his interview on the creative process and watch the odd video of Mr. Weekend in action.
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September 19, 2016
Kidrobot is excited to release South Park: The Fractured But Whole Mini Series & The Coon 7″ Medium Figure! The brand new mini series features the superhero group assembled by The Coon. Each mini figure stands 3″ tall and comes packaged in a … Continued
September 09, 2016
Chris Holt, aka The Toy Viking, is back for another blog! This time he discusses Frank Kozik’s Labbit the Barbarian Screen Print! Kidrobot knows you cant go decorating your mead hall with those inspirational posters with quotes like “Soar to your … Continued
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September 02, 2016
Kidrobot is proud to announce their collaboration with Milwaukee-based artist Scott Wilkowski! Known for his Infected and X-Ray Action versions of popular designer toys, Wilkowski has infected one of the most famous platforms of all time: Kidrobot’s Dunny! Standing 3-inches tall, his … Continued
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