I'm sure this is going to raise some debate in the vinyl community!! Interesting (but not surprisingly) Kidrobot has worked with the Cartoon Network to provide the channel with a new ident and a rebrand. Working with Tristan Eaton they have created this 'new' generic shape called Noods. I personally think its lazy design which is simply a stretched Munny with a kinda lightbulb shaped head. However you can clearly see that its from the hands of Kidrobot, so from a marketing point of view its geniusâ¦ Get them while they are young, Hook them in and get them spending! Does this devalue the high end of the 'art' based scene? Or does it capture children's imagination and encourage creativity? It really makes me wonder.
Kidrobot have taken quite a hammering in the past from fans who don't like this commercial direction, and whilst it was always quite separate they seemed to tread the balance between the two quite well. However I wonder how this cross over will be received.
I guess the question is do people that spend $200+ for a hoodie or a toy still want to wear/own it when children of 5 are sporting pencil cases, pens, rulers and bags with a similar if not same branding?
Itâs an interesting debate for sure.
Here's the animationsâ¦.. They are fun to watch and are definitely well produced... I look forward to reading your comments!
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 9:58amCome celebrate Kidrobot, the jewel of the Designer Toy community, with an all-out PARRRTY!! Featuring signings, live painting, giveaways, competitions and more! Meet the artists and sip on a beer, fueled by our friends at Lagunitas!
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:37pmThe DTA Dunny custom show is one of the most prestigious custom art toy exhibitions around. Created by Clutter and Kidrobot to celebrate the huge amount of talent in the industry, and support the annual Designer Toy Awards, it always offers a visual treat.
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 4:40pmAfter emerging from the darkest oceans, night has passed and the Sunrise OctoDunny has risen!