Droplets vinyl toys
09 June 2016

I don't even know where to begin with the Droplet series by JamFactory, which was produced by Crazy Label in 2008. They're ridiculously cute, with fun little smiley faces, hearts on their...

ESC-Toy Medusa
05 May 2016

Let's go back to 2009, shall we? That's when Erick Scarecrow and ESC-Toy released Medusa, a 10-inch vinyl figure with, you guessed it, snakes instead of hair. While the traditional Medusa of...

Sticky Monster Lab
14 April 2016

"Pear shaped" is often used as a perjorative, but for Sticky Monster Lab it's a term of endearment. In 2011 the Korean creative team launched a series of art toys based on their animation,...

Evangelion Unit-01 Test Type 400% Kubrick
31 March 2016

Neon Genesis: Evangelion definitely has its haters, but there's no denying how influential it was and how prominent it still is. It was the Star Wars of anime in terms...

Kidrobot Totem Doppelganger
17 March 2016

Doppelgangers are bad news. Various folklore tell of an instant death upon seeing your double, or at the very least, a bit of bad luck will follow. Unless they're made of vinyl, that is. These...

#TBT | Rebel Ink by Usugrow & Secret Base
03 March 2016

Usugrow burst onto the Japanese art scene in the early '90s with his concert posters for punk and hardcore shows. Since then, he's been creating tattoo-inspired work, heavily featuring skulls,...

#TBT | Cheech Wizard by Mark Vaughn Bode
04 February 2016

It's Thursday! Hop in the DeLorean and join me in 2003, AKA Year 1 B.D. (Before Dunny) in Kidrobot time. Actually, let's go all the way back to 1967, which is when Vaugh Bodē's Cheech Wizard...

#TBT | Steel Fairies by Kaijin and Wonderwall
21 January 2016

Back in 2008, Japanese character designer Kaijin combined mod fashion, streamlined automotive engineering, and a healthy dose of Mega Man to create his Steel Fairies series. The designs'...

Auto by Superdeux
12 May 2016

Weirdly enough, there have only been a handful of collaborations between musicians and vinyl toy creators. Aesop Rock and...

Tako plush
21 April 2016

In 2010 UK duo Tado teamed up with Kidrobot to create their cutest plushie ever. Tako, named for the Japanese word for "octopus", featured big, embroidered kawaii eyes, a puckered mouth...

Ice Bat Sofubi
07 April 2016

There's been some buzz lately after some teasers of a sofubi mini figure series from David Horvath's Uglydolls, including fan favorite, Ice Bat. But back in 2008, a six inch sofubi Ice Bat...

Monster Burp Vinyl Toy
24 March 2016

When designing and prototyping a toy, you've got to take balance into account. And we're not just talking about compositional balance. Weighting your toy so that it stands on its own can be tough...

Wish Come True FriendsWithYou
10 March 2016

It's hard to believe that it's been eight years since FriendsWithYou released their blindbox series, Wish Come True. These brightly colored chunks of happiness were released in February of...

#TBT | Rolitoboy Mini French Kiss Series by Rolito
11 February 2016

After spending years working on Toy2r’s Qee platform, French designer Rolito created a few toys of his own. 2006 saw the release of both the Rolitoboy and Rolitoboy Mini French Kiss Series. Even...

Opera Dude by Tokyoplastic
28 January 2016

We're going with a classic this week. Back in 2004 you maybe have stumbled across some stunning Flash animations from a boutique creative studio, Tokyoplastic. While the team was based in London,...

#TBT | CardBoy by Mark James
14 January 2016

Mark James came out swinging with his debut, an urban vinyl take on the stereotypical football hooligan. This design transcended the vinyl scene, finding attention - or more accurately,...

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