7″ Labbit Archive

  • Well, it’s that time of year again, it’s almost San Diego Comic Con time! Sadly, Leah and myself do not know if we’re headed back out there again this year yet (fingers crossed that we will be!), but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get excited for all of the exclusives that will be on hand! First up this year, and almost every year, is Kidrobot, who has decided to show off their 2012 exclusives as silhouettes, which is quite sleek! First up on Wednesday, Preview Night, we have the pre-release of the Futurama Hypnotoad vinyl figure, which will retail for $39.95 and will be available at Kidrobot retailers and online starting on August 2nd. Also on Preview Night we will see the release of the SDCC exclusive Simpsons Homer Buddha figure, which will be an edition of 500 pieces retailing for $50 each. Thursday, the first day of the con, has the first release and signing with Chuckboy’s SDCC Exclusive Cyborg 7-inch Labbit Excelsior Edition, which will be an edition of 300 pieces retailing for $75 each and Chuckboy himself will be on hand to sign them. Friday follows this up with Andrew Bell’s signing for the Mahākāla Dunny Prosperity Edition, which is also an SDCC Exclusive and a run of 300 pieces, but this 8″ Dunny will cost a pretty penny — he retails for $100. Featuring four arms, a staff, a crown, and a removable belt, this is one detailed Dunny, but considering having seen the Dunny 2012 design that it is based upon, I think I’ll be passing on this as it’s just not something I’d want to own for $100 and way too distant from Andrew Bell’s usual style. Saturday sees the release of Huck Gee’s Skullslinger Tuco Edition, an 11 inch tall vinyl piece presumably with Huck Gee’s classic skullhead design, a long flowing cape, some of Huck’s usual wings, and presumably a gun somewhere. Tuco will retail for $100 and will also be an edition of 300 pieces and have a signing accompanying him as well. Last, but not least, Sunday will have a special event featuring Kidrobot’s Ryan the Wheelbarrow who will be live screen printing shirts for people in whatever color and style they request. There will only be 78 shirts on hand and they will go for $38, so if you want one, I’d suggest getting in line pretty early as these are sure to go fast! All signings and events will take place at Kidrobot’s booth (#4529) from 12PM-2PM and will most likely require wristbands like previous years to keep things in order. Personally, there’s not much here that I’m excited for outside of the Hypnotoad, whom I will most likely just get after the convention as he is a general release, and the Chuckboy Labbit as I love the cyborg Dunny that he did and I know that this Labbit will come out amazing. Well, that seems to be the rundown for Kidrobot this year! What are you looking forward to picking up or are you sick of the same people being brought back to do the same things year after year? Let us know in the comments below! [via the Kidrobot blog]

    Kidrobot Gives Us Silhouettes Of Their SDCC Exclusives

    Well, it’s that time of year again, it’s almost San Diego Comic Con time! Sadly, Leah and myself do not know if we’re headed back out there again this year yet (fingers crossed that we will be!), but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get excited for all of the exclusives that will be on hand! First up this year, and almost every year, is Kidrobot, who has decided to show off their 2012 exclusives as silhouettes, which is quite sleek! First up on Wednesday, Preview Night, we have the pre-release of the Futurama Hypnotoad vinyl figure, which will retail for $39.95 and will be available at Kidrobot retailers and online starting on August 2nd. Also on Preview Night we will see the release of the SDCC exclusive Simpsons Homer Buddha figure, which will be an edition of 500 pieces retailing for $50 each. Thursday, the first day of the con, has the first release and signing with Chuckboy’s SDCC Exclusive Cyborg 7-inch Labbit Excelsior Edition, which will be an edition of 300 pieces retailing for $75 each and Chuckboy himself will be on hand to sign them. Friday follows this up with Andrew Bell’s signing for the Mahākāla Dunny Prosperity Edition, which is also an SDCC Exclusive and a run of 300 pieces, but this 8″ Dunny will cost a pretty penny — he retails for $100. Featuring four arms, a staff, a crown, and a removable belt, this is one detailed Dunny, but considering having seen the Dunny 2012 design that it is based upon, I think I’ll be passing on this as it’s just not something I’d want to own for $100 and way too distant from Andrew Bell’s usual style. Saturday sees the release of Huck Gee’s Skullslinger Tuco Edition, an 11 inch tall vinyl piece presumably with Huck Gee’s classic skullhead design, a long flowing cape, some of Huck’s usual wings, and presumably a gun somewhere. Tuco will retail for $100 and will also be an edition of 300 pieces and have a signing accompanying him as well. Last, but not least, Sunday will have a special event featuring Kidrobot’s Ryan the Wheelbarrow who will be live screen printing shirts for people in whatever color and style they request. There will only be 78 shirts on hand and they will go for $38, so if you want one, I’d suggest getting in line pretty early as these are sure to go fast! All signings and events will take place at Kidrobot’s booth (#4529) from 12PM-2PM and will most likely require wristbands like previous years to keep things in order. Personally, there’s not much here that I’m excited for outside of the Hypnotoad, whom I will most likely just get after the convention as he is a general release, and the Chuckboy Labbit as I love the cyborg Dunny that he did and I know that this Labbit will come out amazing. Well, that seems to be the rundown for Kidrobot this year! What are you looking forward to picking up or are you sick of the same people being brought back to do the same things year after year? Let us know in the comments below! [via the Kidrobot blog]

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  • Kidrobot released the first Yankee Pig Dog Labbit: Biological Warfare edition, designed by South African artist Kronk, for NYCC, and we were able to get a closer look at it during the show. Based on the name I assumed that there would be at least one more colorway, and I was right! The second edition is the Yankee Pig Dog: Stealth Warfare version. Like the first one, it’s part of the “Broke Ass Labbit Sale” aka the quality control is really bad so it’s discounted from $100 to $69. At this point I kind of wonder if that’s the intended price point and this is a marketing ploy, because it seems odd to have the same mistakes on the second edition when they obviously knew they would happen after the first. Wouldn’t they, you know, fix them? In any case, the qc problems actually aren’t that bad–they’re pretty minor compared to some past releases like the SDCC 8″ Huck Skullhead. I really do like this colorway better than the first–the pink and green was a nice combination but id didn’t really scream “war plane” to me. The black with red, white & blue accenting seems a lot more fitting! This is a 7″ Labbit and is limited to only 900 pieces. It’s set to drop on November 17th, and will retail for $69. [via the KRonikle]

    Kidrobot’s Yankee Pig Dog Labbit: Stealth Warfare Edition

    Kidrobot released the first Yankee Pig Dog Labbit: Biological Warfare edition, designed by South African artist Kronk, for NYCC, and we were able to get a closer look at it during the show. Based on the name I assumed that there would be at least one more colorway, and I was right! The second edition is the Yankee Pig Dog: Stealth Warfare version. Like the first one, it’s part of the “Broke Ass Labbit Sale” aka the quality control is really bad so it’s discounted from $100 to $69. At this point I kind of wonder if that’s the intended price point and this is a marketing ploy, because it seems odd to have the same mistakes on the second edition when they obviously knew they would happen after the first. Wouldn’t they, you know, fix them? In any case, the qc problems actually aren’t that bad–they’re pretty minor compared to some past releases like the SDCC 8″ Huck Skullhead. I really do like this colorway better than the first–the pink and green was a nice combination but id didn’t really scream “war plane” to me. The black with red, white & blue accenting seems a lot more fitting! This is a 7″ Labbit and is limited to only 900 pieces. It’s set to drop on November 17th, and will retail for $69. [via the KRonikle]

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  • Back before New York Comic Con, we showed you Kronk’s special Yankee Pig Dog Labbit Biological Warfare Edition, which was quite controversial — it was blatantly advertised as having major issues even before release. Well, at NYCC I decided to get up close and personal with one of these to bring every nitty gritty detail to you and let you decide for yourselves if this is acceptable or not. You can see many spots of the print not lining up, missing parts of the sculpt, very poor paint lines, and much more. Personally all of this completely turned me off from buying the figure, which is a shame as I love the original idea and design so much with all of its amazing color choices, bomb additions, and faces on the backpack, but what do you think? Let us know in he comments below!

    NYCC 2011: Kidrobot x Kronk’s Yankee Pig Dog Labbit Biological Warfare Edition

    Back before New York Comic Con, we showed you Kronk’s special Yankee Pig Dog Labbit Biological Warfare Edition, which was quite controversial — it was blatantly advertised as having major issues even before release. Well, at NYCC I decided to get up close and personal with one of these to bring every nitty gritty detail to you and let you decide for yourselves if this is acceptable or not. You can see many spots of the print not lining up, missing parts of the sculpt, very poor paint lines, and much more. Personally all of this completely turned me off from buying the figure, which is a shame as I love the original idea and design so much with all of its amazing color choices, bomb additions, and faces on the backpack, but what do you think? Let us know in he comments below!

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