Who loves vinyl art toys? We do! You should see the overwhelming amounts of random vinyl goodness that inhabit practically every desk here at the Geek offices. The fact that work production hasn’t been replaced by rampant thievery is beyond us! One of our favorite designer vinyl companies is, of course, Kidrobot and we figured it was high time to catch up with what they have going on.
The folks over at Kidrobot have been busier than usual lately. Known for their customizer-friendly vinyl toys, Kidrobot has been also kicking out a large number of licensed vinyl toys from familiar names like The Simpsons and Family Guy. At this year’s American International Toy Fair, we had a chance to talk with Sam Hoyt, Kidrobot’s Sales Operations Manager, on some of the things Kidrobot has in store for this year.
As stated in the video, April is Munny Month over at Kidrobot, and a massive DIY contest is about to begin! In fact, it’s so massive, that the contest has been given the moniker: The Munnyworld Mega Contest! Check out http://sites.kidrobot.com/munnyworld-megacontest/details.html for all the rules and info, plus the list of incredibly kick-ass prizes!
Some of our favorite showings at the booth were pieces designed by artist Frank Kozik. Kozik is a prolific artist with diverse credits from such work as Nirvana album art, to directing music videos. For the last decade, Kozik is best known for his vinyl art toys and has brought many a smorkin’ toy to the Kidrobot fold. Who knew that simply giving cute animals some stubble and a cigarette would improve their coolness a thousand-times?!
Sarge Plus 14” ‘Stache Edition
Smokey 12” Unfiltered Edition
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