Dunny Archive

  • Well, we all knew Kidrobot was finally working on art pieces again after their Dunny the 13 and Ferals announcements, along with a few other smaller announcements, but I don’t think anyone could have guessed that they’d release so many all at once. Myplasticheart just updated with orders on four new Dunnys: three in the 8″ size and one in the 20″ size. First up is the 20″ F.A.D. Dunny by J*Ryu. I’m glad to see that J*Ryu finally has a Dunny, but I’m not glad to see that it’s a 20″ and also that it has a retail of $449.99. Add in the fact that it’s an almost entirely white Dunny? Have fun keeping this from looking awful after 6 months in your collection. Then we move on to the 8″ers: Imperial Lotus Dragon by Scott Tolleson, Grin by Ron English, and No Strings on Me by WuzOne. I’m a big fan of the Imperial Lotus Dragon Dunny and it’s vibrant color scheme, unique sculpt, and apparent use of clear vinyl as well, but what I’m most certainly not a fan of, like the J*Ryu piece, is the price: $99.99. Absolutely no Dunny should be twice the price of many more intricate PVC figures. Then we’ve got Grin at $74.99, which brings Ron English’s demented Mickey Mouse design to vinyl. It’s a cool design, but not my cup of tea at all, and also hinges entirely on how well Kidrobot and NECA can print the pattern on the mouth. Last, and certainly least, is WuzOne’s No Strings on Me for $59.99, which brings Pinocchio to Dunny form for reasons beyond me, and quite possibly, anyone on earth. This just looks lazy all around and at $59.99 I can’t even see this becoming the next Eggy for customizing. So, to sum it up, we’ve got a nice quartet of Dunnies where the pricing makes absolutely no sense (No Strings on Me and Grin both contain no differences to the standard Dunny sculpt yet are $15 different…), two designs that are really great, but not worth their price, and way too many Dunny releases all at once so there’s absolutely no hype surrounding any of them. It’s 2015, someone get me a flux capacitor and DeLorean to go to 2009 when things were better in the vinyl world… [Pre-order at Myplasticheart: F.A.D. | Imperial Lotus Dragon | Grin | No Strings on Me]

    Four New Kidrobot Dunnys Show Up For Order

    Well, we all knew Kidrobot was finally working on art pieces again after their Dunny the 13 and Ferals announcements, along with a few other smaller announcements, but I don’t think anyone could have guessed that they’d release so many all at once. Myplasticheart just updated with orders on four new Dunnys: three in the 8″ size and one in the 20″ size. First up is the 20″ F.A.D. Dunny by J*Ryu. I’m glad to see that J*Ryu finally has a Dunny, but I’m not glad to see that it’s a 20″ and also that it has a retail of $449.99. Add in the fact that it’s an almost entirely white Dunny? Have fun keeping this from looking awful after 6 months in your collection. Then we move on to the 8″ers: Imperial Lotus Dragon by Scott Tolleson, Grin by Ron English, and No Strings on Me by WuzOne. I’m a big fan of the Imperial Lotus Dragon Dunny and it’s vibrant color scheme, unique sculpt, and apparent use of clear vinyl as well, but what I’m most certainly not a fan of, like the J*Ryu piece, is the price: $99.99. Absolutely no Dunny should be twice the price of many more intricate PVC figures. Then we’ve got Grin at $74.99, which brings Ron English’s demented Mickey Mouse design to vinyl. It’s a cool design, but not my cup of tea at all, and also hinges entirely on how well Kidrobot and NECA can print the pattern on the mouth. Last, and certainly least, is WuzOne’s No Strings on Me for $59.99, which brings Pinocchio to Dunny form for reasons beyond me, and quite possibly, anyone on earth. This just looks lazy all around and at $59.99 I can’t even see this becoming the next Eggy for customizing. So, to sum it up, we’ve got a nice quartet of Dunnies where the pricing makes absolutely no sense (No Strings on Me and Grin both contain no differences to the standard Dunny sculpt yet are $15 different…), two designs that are really great, but not worth their price, and way too many Dunny releases all at once so there’s absolutely no hype surrounding any of them. It’s 2015, someone get me a flux capacitor and DeLorean to go to 2009 when things were better in the vinyl world… [Pre-order at Myplasticheart: F.A.D. | Imperial Lotus Dragon | Grin | No Strings on Me]

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  • I’d be lying if I said that my love of vinyl never waned. When Leah and I started collecting toys years ago while writing for another site, one of the first events we went to was the Dunny 2009 release. Shortly after one of the first pieces we reviewed was Kidrobot’s collaboration with Brandt Peters called Dead Bunny. To this day, we both still credit that piece with our love of all things that Brandt and his wife Kathie do from Skelves to their Wandering Misfits series and everything in between. Now, years later, those two loves are being combined for one amazing artist series. For Leah and me, Dunny releases kind of fell off the radar somewhere around 2012 or so when release after release used the same artists, and while Brandt has a Dunny design already, this series definitely feels fresh and unique. Hands down, this is the single best new reveal we’ve seen out of Kidrobot in years. I’m in love with every piece in this series from the swamp monster to the Skelve and especially the pumpkin head and plague doctor. I also really love that Brandt’s 2009 design is back with some updates as it’s one of my all time favorite pieces. Personally we can’t wait for this series to come out in the fall and it’s really great to see Kidrobot finally back on track. [UPDATE] We just got much higher quality images of the designs along with info that if you order a case from the Circus Posterus store, you also get a free sketch from Brandt as well! [Pre-order via Myplasticheart: blind box | case OR Circus Posterus: case]

    Kidrobot And Brandt Peters Team Up For Dunny The 13 Artist Series

    I’d be lying if I said that my love of vinyl never waned. When Leah and I started collecting toys years ago while writing for another site, one of the first events we went to was the Dunny 2009 release. Shortly after one of the first pieces we reviewed was Kidrobot’s collaboration with Brandt Peters called Dead Bunny. To this day, we both still credit that piece with our love of all things that Brandt and his wife Kathie do from Skelves to their Wandering Misfits series and everything in between. Now, years later, those two loves are being combined for one amazing artist series. For Leah and me, Dunny releases kind of fell off the radar somewhere around 2012 or so when release after release used the same artists, and while Brandt has a Dunny design already, this series definitely feels fresh and unique. Hands down, this is the single best new reveal we’ve seen out of Kidrobot in years. I’m in love with every piece in this series from the swamp monster to the Skelve and especially the pumpkin head and plague doctor. I also really love that Brandt’s 2009 design is back with some updates as it’s one of my all time favorite pieces. Personally we can’t wait for this series to come out in the fall and it’s really great to see Kidrobot finally back on track. [UPDATE] We just got much higher quality images of the designs along with info that if you order a case from the Circus Posterus store, you also get a free sketch from Brandt as well! [Pre-order via Myplasticheart: blind box | case OR Circus Posterus: case]

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  • Longtime readers will know that I used to collect vinyl along with PVC, dolls, and kaiju. A LOT of vinyl. In fact it was the majority of my collection for many years. But as time went by, I grew kind of jaded with the lackluster quality control, endless recolors, and the lack of creativity in the community. I was especially fed up with Dunnys, which used to be some of my absolute favorite figures. But there are still vinyl artists I love, so when one of them comes out for something from my once-favorite platform? Yes please! Today we got a little (well, maybe not so little) teaser of a Dunny Brandt Peters is working on. An evil nurse! With a lollipop! I already love it. Of course we’ll have to see how the final piece comes out (hopefully it is an 8″, not a 3″!), but I’m pretty sure this is a must-have for me already–especially since there’s a bit of Kathie Olivas’ style in the face. Now we just need a Masao Trikky. [via the Circus Posterus Twitter]

    Kidrobot Teases A Brandt Peters Dunny

    Longtime readers will know that I used to collect vinyl along with PVC, dolls, and kaiju. A LOT of vinyl. In fact it was the majority of my collection for many years. But as time went by, I grew kind of jaded with the lackluster quality control, endless recolors, and the lack of creativity in the community. I was especially fed up with Dunnys, which used to be some of my absolute favorite figures. But there are still vinyl artists I love, so when one of them comes out for something from my once-favorite platform? Yes please! Today we got a little (well, maybe not so little) teaser of a Dunny Brandt Peters is working on. An evil nurse! With a lollipop! I already love it. Of course we’ll have to see how the final piece comes out (hopefully it is an 8″, not a 3″!), but I’m pretty sure this is a must-have for me already–especially since there’s a bit of Kathie Olivas’ style in the face. Now we just need a Masao Trikky. [via the Circus Posterus Twitter]

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  • After Kidrobot’s buyout by Neca, I think we were all a little curious about the direction they’d be moving in. I mean, Kidrobot has always been a niche company and now they’re owned by a merchandising juggernaut. We’ve already seen one of their new lines at Toy Fair, and a licensed one at that: the Adventure Time series. And from what we’ve seen at the event, they’re trying to strike a balance between old and new, original and licensed merchandise. For example, we have a Megaman figure and a line of Cartman blind boxes, but they’ve also announced a line of 3″ Trickys! It’s nice to see them using some of the other Dunny-family sculpts in this size, especially because it might mean an artist series in the future. For their 10-year anniversary, they’re also re-releasing the original three soild colorway Dunnys–yes, the super-ultra-rare ones! While all 3 colors (black, red, silver) are getting redone, we got word that silver will be the rarest of the trio. It’ll be interesting to see what the new management brings out for SDCC!

    Toy Fair 2015: Kidrobot Booth Overview

    After Kidrobot’s buyout by Neca, I think we were all a little curious about the direction they’d be moving in. I mean, Kidrobot has always been a niche company and now they’re owned by a merchandising juggernaut. We’ve already seen one of their new lines at Toy Fair, and a licensed one at that: the Adventure Time series. And from what we’ve seen at the event, they’re trying to strike a balance between old and new, original and licensed merchandise. For example, we have a Megaman figure and a line of Cartman blind boxes, but they’ve also announced a line of 3″ Trickys! It’s nice to see them using some of the other Dunny-family sculpts in this size, especially because it might mean an artist series in the future. For their 10-year anniversary, they’re also re-releasing the original three soild colorway Dunnys–yes, the super-ultra-rare ones! While all 3 colors (black, red, silver) are getting redone, we got word that silver will be the rarest of the trio. It’ll be interesting to see what the new management brings out for SDCC!

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  • Merry Christmas, Plastikitties! I hope you are all having a wonderful, toy-filled day with your family and/or loved ones, opening presents and cooking up a big meal. We’re currently recovering from unwrapping a rather overwhelming amount of goodies and snacking on sausage & crackers. Of course we won’t be getting much up on the site today, it being a holiday and all, but this weekend we took the time to do a special holiday-themed shoot with two of our favorite new Christmas toys: Shawnimals’ Pocket Pork Dumpling and MAD’s Holidape Dunnys. Check them all out in the gallery, and let us know what goodies you found under the tree~

    Plastikitty Gallery: Have A Very Merry Christmas With Dumplings and Holidapes!

    Merry Christmas, Plastikitties! I hope you are all having a wonderful, toy-filled day with your family and/or loved ones, opening presents and cooking up a big meal. We’re currently recovering from unwrapping a rather overwhelming amount of goodies and snacking on sausage & crackers. Of course we won’t be getting much up on the site today, it being a holiday and all, but this weekend we took the time to do a special holiday-themed shoot with two of our favorite new Christmas toys: Shawnimals’ Pocket Pork Dumpling and MAD’s Holidape Dunnys. Check them all out in the gallery, and let us know what goodies you found under the tree~

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  • Getting ready for NYCC this week and weekend? Well, Kidrobot will be there again with quite a few things in tow as well to fulfill your collecting needs… or not. First up is a new 6″ Homer in a Day of the Dead outfit, who will be available Thursday for $49.99. Basically, it’s the same as the version already out, except in a black suit instead of a white suit. Next up is a 3″ gold figure of Ryu from Street Fighter who will retail for $14.99 and most likely become an instant collector’s item like the other gold Street Fighter pieces. If toys aren’t your thing though (why are you reading this blog then, but that’s besides the point), a new Mishka Keep Watch Labbit beanie will be available just in time for the cold weather for $35.00. But wait, there’s more! It seems even less people are still interested in vinyl figure collecting than previously thought as — wait for it — their SDCC exclusives will be available at NYCC. Yes, you read that right, the glow in the dark Mishka Keep Watch Labbit ($99.99) and hat will be available along with the glow in the dark Locodanta 8″ Dunny ($99.99). I’m quite surprised that neither of these low run number releases sold out at SDCC, but between the lack of interesting releases and the lack of money due to the economy, it seems collectors are finally done with vinyl. If you want to pick anything up for yourself, though, you can hit up Kidrobot’s booth #607 all four days of the convention. [via The Kidrobot Blog]

    Kidrobot’s NYCC Exclusives: The Simpsons, Street Fighter, and More

    Getting ready for NYCC this week and weekend? Well, Kidrobot will be there again with quite a few things in tow as well to fulfill your collecting needs… or not. First up is a new 6″ Homer in a Day of the Dead outfit, who will be available Thursday for $49.99. Basically, it’s the same as the version already out, except in a black suit instead of a white suit. Next up is a 3″ gold figure of Ryu from Street Fighter who will retail for $14.99 and most likely become an instant collector’s item like the other gold Street Fighter pieces. If toys aren’t your thing though (why are you reading this blog then, but that’s besides the point), a new Mishka Keep Watch Labbit beanie will be available just in time for the cold weather for $35.00. But wait, there’s more! It seems even less people are still interested in vinyl figure collecting than previously thought as — wait for it — their SDCC exclusives will be available at NYCC. Yes, you read that right, the glow in the dark Mishka Keep Watch Labbit ($99.99) and hat will be available along with the glow in the dark Locodanta 8″ Dunny ($99.99). I’m quite surprised that neither of these low run number releases sold out at SDCC, but between the lack of interesting releases and the lack of money due to the economy, it seems collectors are finally done with vinyl. If you want to pick anything up for yourself, though, you can hit up Kidrobot’s booth #607 all four days of the convention. [via The Kidrobot Blog]

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  • Kidrobot is the reason I got into collecting toys of any kind: Stephen and I were browsing the clothing in their SoHo store and the Span of Sunset Cheshire Cat screamed out my name. And thus it began! But in the 4 years since we picked up that piece I’ve found my interest in KR and vinyl as a whole waning. It just seems less and less inventive, to the point where I can’t really recall any non-kaiju pieces I’ve been lusting after in the past 6 months or so… until now. This collaboration with South African artist Colus is simply stunning. ‘The Hunted’ is a black & white 8″ Dunny modeled on the Springbuck/Springbok, a type of antelope. I find it almost haunting, very minimalistic but still moving on an emotional level. I honesty can’t even recall another 8″ design I’ve loved as much as this one! It’s limited to only 1,250 pieces, retails for $75 a pop and will go up for order on April 11th (which just happens to be the day before my birthday… hmm…) [via Kidrobot’s Blog]

    Kidrobot x Colus’ Stunning ‘The Hunted’ 8″ Dunny

    Kidrobot is the reason I got into collecting toys of any kind: Stephen and I were browsing the clothing in their SoHo store and the Span of Sunset Cheshire Cat screamed out my name. And thus it began! But in the 4 years since we picked up that piece I’ve found my interest in KR and vinyl as a whole waning. It just seems less and less inventive, to the point where I can’t really recall any non-kaiju pieces I’ve been lusting after in the past 6 months or so… until now. This collaboration with South African artist Colus is simply stunning. ‘The Hunted’ is a black & white 8″ Dunny modeled on the Springbuck/Springbok, a type of antelope. I find it almost haunting, very minimalistic but still moving on an emotional level. I honesty can’t even recall another 8″ design I’ve loved as much as this one! It’s limited to only 1,250 pieces, retails for $75 a pop and will go up for order on April 11th (which just happens to be the day before my birthday… hmm…) [via Kidrobot’s Blog]

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  • We already showed you a good chunk of what Kidrobot had on hand at Toy Fair, but one other thing being displayed was the new Huck Gee Post Apocalypse Dunny Series. Lots of these little guys were on hand, and, quite honestly I had to keep reminding myself I wasn’t looking at the Gold Life series; the re-use of pieces and sculpts is a tad ridiculous and makes this feel like one of the most unoriginal Dunny releases yet. Yes, there are a few gems in the series such as the futuristic geisha and the robots, but on the whole, the series feels like it’s been released for ages (mainly because some of these have, just in different colorways). Hit the jump to take a closer look at this new series that will be dropping at the end of the month and ponder as to what most of these remotely have to do with a post apocalyptic world.

    Toy Fair 2013: Kidrobot x Huck’s Post Apocalypse Dunny Series

    We already showed you a good chunk of what Kidrobot had on hand at Toy Fair, but one other thing being displayed was the new Huck Gee Post Apocalypse Dunny Series. Lots of these little guys were on hand, and, quite honestly I had to keep reminding myself I wasn’t looking at the Gold Life series; the re-use of pieces and sculpts is a tad ridiculous and makes this feel like one of the most unoriginal Dunny releases yet. Yes, there are a few gems in the series such as the futuristic geisha and the robots, but on the whole, the series feels like it’s been released for ages (mainly because some of these have, just in different colorways). Hit the jump to take a closer look at this new series that will be dropping at the end of the month and ponder as to what most of these remotely have to do with a post apocalyptic world.

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  • Kidrobot is not one to really show up to Toy Fair since they only recently started going only a year ago, but seeing their booth, it’s blatantly obvious as to why they showed up as they’re now licensed merchandise crazy. All of Kidrobot’s major announcements I can’t say a single word about, which is a tad ridiculous (why bring them if people can’t talk about them?), but let’s just say it’s one major announcement that will be integrated into lots of lines, and some are home runs and some are really big misses. There’s also a few expansions on existing lines, but again, mum’s the word. That being said, there were a few new things on hand that I CAN tell you about: the new Major Lazer figure, which is as clunky and weird as you would expect a figure of Major Lazer to be, a new colorway of the Kozik 8″ Mecha Dunny, and a new colorway of the Chuckboy Labbit. Also on hand were a large scale vinyl figure of Cartman from South Park in his wizard outfit and a new Kozik piece called the Big Bones Labbit that I’m not quite fond of. All in all, it’s pretty clear from Kidrobot that re-colors and licensed merchandise are apparently the future of vinyl to them, which just looks like a bunch more nails waiting to go into the coffin of designer vinyl. It was nice knowing ya.

    Toy Fair 2013: Kidrobot Booth Overview

    Kidrobot is not one to really show up to Toy Fair since they only recently started going only a year ago, but seeing their booth, it’s blatantly obvious as to why they showed up as they’re now licensed merchandise crazy. All of Kidrobot’s major announcements I can’t say a single word about, which is a tad ridiculous (why bring them if people can’t talk about them?), but let’s just say it’s one major announcement that will be integrated into lots of lines, and some are home runs and some are really big misses. There’s also a few expansions on existing lines, but again, mum’s the word. That being said, there were a few new things on hand that I CAN tell you about: the new Major Lazer figure, which is as clunky and weird as you would expect a figure of Major Lazer to be, a new colorway of the Kozik 8″ Mecha Dunny, and a new colorway of the Chuckboy Labbit. Also on hand were a large scale vinyl figure of Cartman from South Park in his wizard outfit and a new Kozik piece called the Big Bones Labbit that I’m not quite fond of. All in all, it’s pretty clear from Kidrobot that re-colors and licensed merchandise are apparently the future of vinyl to them, which just looks like a bunch more nails waiting to go into the coffin of designer vinyl. It was nice knowing ya.

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  • I adored Kidrobot’s first Dunny series with Huck Gee, the Gold Life series, that I was inspired to take the little guys outside and do a shoot with them. Now, it seems that Kidrobot is taking us into the distant future for Huck’s second Dunny series which is dubbed Post Apocalypse. The series seems to reuse quite a few accessory pieces and sculpts from the Gold Life series as well as other Dunny series, but they all feature new twists from Huck’s imagination: there’s rhinos and robots and killers and even an amazing futuristic geisha! I’m a tad on the fence with this series though as it feels like I’ve seen all of these designs before and the reusing of sculpts, while understandable, seems a bit lazy. That said, these are some of the best looking Dunny pieces Kidrobot has produced in quite some time, so I may just have to grab some as these will be limited. If you want to get some of these for yourself, the Post Apocalypse will begin on February 28th for $9.95 a blind box (£7.90 UK, €9.20 EU) and will be available at all Kidrobot retailers. [via the Kidrobot blog]

    Kidrobot Brings Us Post Apocalypse with Huck Gee’s New Dunny Series

    I adored Kidrobot’s first Dunny series with Huck Gee, the Gold Life series, that I was inspired to take the little guys outside and do a shoot with them. Now, it seems that Kidrobot is taking us into the distant future for Huck’s second Dunny series which is dubbed Post Apocalypse. The series seems to reuse quite a few accessory pieces and sculpts from the Gold Life series as well as other Dunny series, but they all feature new twists from Huck’s imagination: there’s rhinos and robots and killers and even an amazing futuristic geisha! I’m a tad on the fence with this series though as it feels like I’ve seen all of these designs before and the reusing of sculpts, while understandable, seems a bit lazy. That said, these are some of the best looking Dunny pieces Kidrobot has produced in quite some time, so I may just have to grab some as these will be limited. If you want to get some of these for yourself, the Post Apocalypse will begin on February 28th for $9.95 a blind box (£7.90 UK, €9.20 EU) and will be available at all Kidrobot retailers. [via the Kidrobot blog]

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