Kidrobot brings credibility to licensed toys with their 6" Bart Simpson figure. This toy was a collaboration between Kidrobot and Kenny Scharf, an '80s NYC artist, SVU grad, and friend (and former roommate!) of Keith Harring. Scharf often uses cartoon characters in his work, making Bart a completely organic basis for this piece. His blobby characters are integrated into the piece, with one of them serving as Bart's tongue. In other words, this isn't a lazy tweak to an existing character design; it actually reflects the signature style of a famous artist. What do you think? Does this approach make licensed toys more approachable for hardcore art toy fans? Leave a comment and let us know! Pick up the piece here.
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!