Posted by Trustpigs June 13, 2013

What happens when you partner an Ape Town, South African artist with a vinyl production company in Singapore? Something "Bad Ass!" Or, at least, that's the result when the toy designer is Kronk and he's partnered with Pobber for his newest figure, which is actually named "Bad Ass" but has become known across the internets already as #BADASSTOY. As you can see from the teaser picture below, very little is publicly known about this design, though I was recently treated to a super secret sneak peek and I can tell you this: it is, indeed, bad ass. I honestly wouldn't have guessed that Kronk designed it initially, since most of his vinyl renditions are slick & smooth, while this captures the angular nature of a lot of his illustration work much better. I don't want to spoil the surprise in store for you too much, but I will say there is a brilliant symmetry to the work that is broken by a single element — the iconic Kronk X-shape in band-aids — which is the perfect asymettrical touch.

So you want to see the full reveal, right? Pobber is currently holding a #BADASSTOY Challenge on Facebook, during which they will reveal a new photo of the piece — up to six total, the final one being exclusive to Facebook — for every 30 new fans they receive. Trust me, it's absolutely worth the click to get a chance to see this piece better!

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