Kidrobot shared a booth with us at NYCC last year, but this year they had their own, spacious area. The brand mainly showcased one of their newest projects, a revival of the 1980s toy line, Madballs. Three series of Madballs are in production. The first is a duo of large vinyl toys, one being a classic Madballs style design and another being the head of the Kidrobot mascot stylized in the vein of Madballs. Each comes in non-blindboxed packaging with plenty of gross-out graphics to help you relive the best decade of our lives.
The second series is similar to the original second series of Madballs, when their rubber material was replaced by foam (because kids just couldn't resist throwing them at each other). These come tagged and bagged in a mesh net.
Finally, the third series is a minifigure blindbox line. 16 variants - including one chase - are included in the series. Each case contains 20 blindboxes, so presumably you can pick up the entire series in one go. All Kidrobot Madballs will be out this winter.
Kidrobot had plenty of plush on display, including Travis Cain's heartbreakingly adorable giant BFF plushies, as well as a litter Littons and a smorgasbord of Yummy World designs.
Last but not least, the brand brought along some fun NYCC souvenirs: A t-shirt, patch, and enamel pin.
We also got some exclusive news for our readers. The Chroma Dunny is indeed going to be a series. Kidrobot are looking to release four or five Chroma Dunnys in 2017. They're starting, of course, with the recently revealed red colorway, but a blue version will follow shortly. And we can't reveal too much right now, but something a bit larger and a bit mystical will be joining one of Kidrobot's upcoming releases.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:50amWe are super excited to be teaming up with Five Points Festival and our friends at Kidrobot, Clutter, POPaganda, Martian Toys, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Lagunitas and more to party during the weekend of New York Comic Con 20
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.