Today, August 18th 2011, marks the worldwide launch of the highly anticipated Kidrobot x Swatch collaboration. To celebrate this pairing of artist-designed watches and matching Dunnys (Kidrobot’s signature 3-inch vinyl rabbit figure), Swatch is hosting events in eleven countries around the globe, featuring appearances by Kidrobot artists Frank Kozik, MAD, Tara McPherson, Jeremyville, Tilt and Joe Ledbetter. Additional Swatch / Dunny designing artists not participating in the events are Gary Baseman (a favorite here at the Worley Gig) and SSUR. The 3-inch Dunny and Watch sets will be available for sale beginning on September 1, 2011 for $70.00 each. Continue reading Kidrobot & Swatch Design Collaboration Launches
One of the most popular children’s books of all time, Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, will be hitting the big screen in October. For all of you collector freaks out there who simply must have a merchandise tie-in with your movies, Side Show Toy will be distributing seven Vinyl Collectible Dolls based on the film. Available for pre-order now are a Max and Alex set , KW, Ira, Douglas, Bull, Judith and Carol at $39.99 US each.
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Oh man, these are really cool! Dark Horse has introduced an upcoming line of large-size vinyl figures based on the characters from Tim Burton’s book of short fiction, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories. This new 6” line brings forward the special nuance of each individual creation and fits very nicely into the ever-growing popularity of “designer vinyl” collectible toys. Three releases are planned for the end of 2009: Oyster Boy, Stain Boy and Toxic Boy. Pricing or run size is not yet available. My friend Vinny owns this book and I’ve read a few of these stories, which are just crazy, so these toys should attract a lot of Tim Burton fans and memorabilia collectors!
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