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Rocket Raccoon Labbit photo
Rocket Raccoon Labbit

SDCC 2014: Kidrobot's Rocket Raccoon Labbit

If only there was a Groot Mega Foomi
Jul 27
// Brian Szabelski
Without a booth to call their own this year, Kidrobot scattered their releases across San Diego Comic Con. Frank Kozik's booth was home to one of them, the one that Kozik himself actually worked on: a new Rocket Raccoon Labbi...
Toy Fair 2014: Kidrobot photo
Toy Fair 2014: Kidrobot

Toy Fair 2014: Kidrobot

Licensed merchandise ahoy!
Feb 18
// Brian Szabelski
Kidrobot's blog has posted, in two parts, a quick tour of their Toy Fair wares for 2014. Some of their Toy Fair surprises were spoiled a little early (namely, the Mega Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lines), but even tho...
Bearded Labbit photo
Bearded Labbit

Kidrobot's Labbit grows a beard

New design available in three different sizes for your Labbit needs
Feb 06
// Brian Szabelski
Are beards in? YES! ... err, yes, it seems, and even Kidrobot is getting in on the action. They're dropping a new version of Frank Kozik's Labbit with that handlebar mustache, and this time with an added beard as well. Called...
NYCC 2013: Kidrobot photo
NYCC 2013: Kidrobot

NYCC 2013: Kidrobot

The next Kidrobot Black piece debuts
Oct 14
// Brian Szabelski
Kidrobot's NYCC offerings included the reveal of their newest Kidrobot Black vinyl figure. It's called Murder, by British artist Craww, and features a 12-inch-tall woman cloaked in a feathered crow-like outfit. She also comes...

Simpsons, Street Fighter, and more!
The countdown for NYCC has officially begun now that we're in October. Since we're this close to the big event, Kidrobot has decided to announce the exclusives they'll have at their booth. In the original version of their Di...


SDCC 2013: Kidrobot

Marvel, Simpsons, Street Fighter and more!
Jul 18
// Vanessa Cubillo
At Kidrobot's booth at SDCC, they had on display all their upcoming releases as well as all of their exclusive items. For their upcoming releases, they had all of their Marvel crossover figures. There were Munnys and Mini Mu...

Kidrobot teases SDCC 2013 exclusives

Jul 06 // Brian Szabelski
Kidrobot SDCC 2013 photo
8-inch JPK Dunny, Marvel Labbits among the offerings
Kidrobot has begun teasing its SDCC 2013 exclusives, and truth be told, it's an alright list: The July 17 release is a set of Marvel Labbits, the Wolverine and Venom ones we saw before, perhaps as the debut release (like the...

Kidrobot x Marvel photo
Kidrobot x Marvel

Under the Radar: Kidrobot x Marvel

The cat, spider, wolverine, and symbiote are all out of the bag
Jun 03
// Brian Szabelski
Big Bad Toy Store (via The Blot Says) has spoiled something of an open secret: Kidrobot's doing a big collaboration with Marvel and their characters. I suspect they were going to officially announce this at San Diego Comic Co...

Gerard MDS weaved up colorful customs at Caracas Art Toys

From Kidrobot Miami's recent expo, Gerard MDS shares his work
May 31
// Vanessa Cubillo
Coming from the recent Caracas Art Toys expo at Kidrobot Miami, Venezuelan artist, Gerard MDS of Freak Store, showed off some of his custom toys. For these custom figures, he used one of my favorite materials, yarn. Yes, eac...
KR Miami show photo
KR Miami show

Caracas Art Toys comes to Kidrobot Miami on May 10

Featuring work from burunDANGA Design, Gabriel Carpio, Charles Rodríguez and GerardMDS
May 09
// Brian Szabelski
Some of Freak Store's artists have teamed up to do a show called Caracas Art Toys that's opening this Friday at Kidrobot Miami. The show features work from Gerard MDS, Charles Rodriguez, burunDANGA design, and Gabriel Carpio ...

Toy Fair 2013: Kidrobot

Feb 12 // Brian Szabelski
Toy Fair 2013: Kidrobot photo
Is that Street Fighter Series 2? Oh no ... someone go hide my credit cards
In September 2011, I reviewed the Street Fighter blind-boxed series from Kidrobot and found them to be ... eh, okay. Nothing too terrible, but since the first figures came out in 2011, things have been quiet, and I figured Ki...

Custom Made Monday: A new coat of paint

Feb 11 // Brian Szabelski
Sigma by Jin Saotome Carrying over the old tradition from MMR, we start with the customs featured in the header. First up, Jin Saotome's custom Sigma from Mega Man X. Jin is apparently an impatient man, and not willing to wait for Bandai's D-Arts figure, he has made his own in a Marvel Legends style. It's 8.5 inches tall, and uses parts from the DC Direct Parademon and Lex Luthor, Orange Lantern Luthor's head, and capes from Magneto and Mr. Sinister. The beam saber is crafted from a acryllic rod and the whole thing looks fantastic. Knock Knock, the Trebuchet Mammophant by f+ Next up, we have f+'s latest commissioned piece. There's a Dunny acting as the rider, but the entire piece is actually a highly customized 10-inch Labbit. While the trebuchet is small and only made of wood ... it actually works and slings a 3-inch Dunny head projectile, according to Josh.  Don't believe me? Watch it in action: I'm in love with it. Josh says he's going to make more Mammophants now that he knows he can do something like this, including a ballista and traditional catapult. I await them eagerly. Yukata Miku Nendoroid by unknown artist Sadly, I don't have an idea who is the artist behind this one, as the FG-Site page doesn't list the artist's name. But gosh, it's an adorable rework of Yukata Miku, giving her a more summer festival-style attire, complete with new accessories like the apple on a stick and cotton candy. Wish this could have been the original release! [via Nendonesia] Custom Mortal Kombat props by Mint Condition Customs Custom props aren't normally Mint Condition's thing (he generally does action figures), but he's done three prop replicas for a client: Sub Zero's ice ball, Liu Kang's fireball, and Scorpion's spear. Each one is meant to be a 1/1-scale replica, and both elemental blasts feature light-up capabilities. Be sure to check out the links above for all the WIP details and more specifics! Rusty Flamethrower and A Dude Monster, both by TazX TazX sends us two customs he did recently: a 3-inch Dunny named Rusty Flamethrower that, true to its name, is rusty and has a flamethrower; and A Dude Monster, a Dudebox figure that he's turned into a large-mouthed monster. Pretty simple to guess which is which, right? If you're interested, both customs are in TazX's shop. A Dude Monster is US$25, and Rusty Flamethrower is US$40. Wrath by Phu! Phu!'s latest, for the Art Without Borders show on Feb. 23 at Art Whino, is an 8-inch Qee mech he's calling Wrath. Carrying a bladed shield and with a hidden Gatling gun in its belly, the Rebel Pilot-helmed Wrath features a different color palette than usual from Phu! This one is camoflauged in red and yellow with a military green backdrop. Some of the found objects Phu! used look really good on this piece, like the nobs or caps on the back tank and the extra gears in the head. Water Snake 2013 Qee by Patrick Wong From Patrick Wong, we've got a 5-inch Toyer Mini Qee here to celebrate the new Year of the Snake in 2013. Mixing in the zodiac element of water to go with the snake, and the end result is this cool blue and black custom that means business. It's available, too, if you want it: the price is US$100 in Patrick's shop. 420 by melodreama The latest from melodreama is a custom Munny for a good little cause: she's made it for a Kickstarter that starts today for a vinyl documentary by Dope Vinyl. It'll be one of many customs offered us as Kickstarter rewards; stay tuned! We'll have a post up on it a little later tonight, probably. TMNT Casey Jones, Metalhead and Super Shredder by PackRat Studios While Playmates may be announcing new TMNT figures at Toy Fair 2013, PackRat Studios has made their own, featuring Casey Jones, Metalhead and Super Shredder as they appear in the Nickelodeon cartoon. I like the detailing work on Metalhead's wiring, and Super Shredder does look like someone you wouldn't want to cross ... though I don't know how he gets through doors with those big claws of his. Maybe he doesn't use doors. Jungle Critter Customs by David Stevenson From David Stevenson, we have these custom mini Buff Monster figures. Each of the figures is a totally different design, and they'll all be at ToyCon UK in April for £5 each. I love some of the whimsy in these designs, and how they feel like they might be just as easily found on the pages of a child's story book as they would on a custom designer toy. Nugglife Dunnys by Ian Ziobrowski Ian Ziobrowski has recently completed four new additions to his Nugglife universe, all Dunnys: There's Leafy, which I believe is a customized version of DrilOne's Dunny due to the inclusion of his gas mask. And it's fase to say with a name like Leafy, he may be a fan of lighting it up; Second is Waxy, who happens to make certain oils that are popular within the Nugglife world. Ian notes that Waxy's eyes never seem to be open, and he's not sure why that is; Waxy's never told him; Third is a series of Nuggyeaters, yetis who live within the Nugglife world and likely live up to their names, if their designs are any indication. New to the yeti crew is a cyclops yeti. Finally, there's a custom Ian did for Shawn Wigs' series, taking a resin Dunny and turning it into the Nuggy Inspector, a little robot who helps Nuggs figure out the cream of the crop of his stash. It's available as part of the blind-boxed Da Crusher custom Dunny series in for US$100 Bowser Dunny by Ian Ziobrowski Ian's also done some commissions this year, and one of them, happens to be this little 3-inch Dunny based off the King of Koopas. The little guy still has his spiky shell and comes with a fireball accessory, though it leaves me wondering; could you do an 8-inch Bowser and have a series of 3-inch Munnys or Dunnys as the Koopalings? I think that'd be an awesome idea, but please feel free to leave dumb old Bowser Jr. out of the mix. Custom Flight Dunny by Scott Kinnebrew Scott Kinnebrew has a few new things going on, and one of those happens to be a quick customization he did of kaNO's Flight Dunny. Not only was it a little bit of a repaint, but Scott's also crafted some new wings for the Starscream-inspired Dunny. I think the new paint job adds a nice weathered effect and it looks nice, but sadly, I can't buy it; it's already sold out. Scott does take commissions, though, so be sure to contact him if you've got something you're interested in having done. If you're willing to wait a little bit, though, Scott mentioned to us that he'll have some new pieces in the upcoming Vinyl Thoughts Nation blind-boxed series. The series, which releases at the beginning of March, will feature 5 Banditos and a Senorita chase all customized by Scott; we'll have some more info and perhaps some photos coming soon on that. Electro Spawn by Scott Kinnebrew Also new from Scott is a customized 8-inch Medicom Hamburger Head Spawn figure, featuring a bright new paint job (with lovely pink accents for fighting the agents of Heaven, I see). This custom is available in Scott's shop for $US(PRICE) at the moment, with free shipping for purchases within the U.S. Ren the Moth by Stitches and Glue Finally, we have another custom QiQi for the Creo Design QiQi show at ToyCon UK, this one from Stitches and Glue. They're normally more known for their creative plushes and the like, and this certainly fits the bill even though it's a vinyl figure. They've taken the regular QiQi body and flocked it, added some antennae and other hand sculpted features, attached some taxidermied eyes, and created some gorgeous mesh wings. The whole thing sits upon a custom tree branch base, and as a note to it's size, the QiQi is only 3 inches tall, so this is a pretty big piece. Definitely one of the more eye-catching customs I've seen for the show so far; I'm looking forward to seeing more of them! [That wraps up this week's installment of Custom Made Monday! If you have any customs you'd like to see featured, or just spot something that's eye-catching and fits the feature, be sure to e-mail us and let us know!]
Custom Made Monday debuts photo
Now featuring more than just Munnys and Dunnys
Today's my birthday, and as such, I figured today would be as good a day as any to announce the rebirth of Munn-day Morning Recap into a new, expanded feature — Custom Made Monday. Custom Made Monday expands on what Mun...


DesignerCon 2012: DKE Toys

Lots of limited dead stuff
Nov 06
// Kristina Pino
Check out the gallery for images of what DKE Toys was showing at DCon, which includes: Scott Wilkowski's Labbit Skeleton Scott Wilkowski's Mousemask Murphy Photos and color books by The Sucklord as well as a talking plush of...

DesignerCon 2012: Frank Kozik

Labbits, Heathrows and Sharks -- oh, my!
Nov 05
// Kristina Pino
Kozik always has fun stuff to show off whenever there's a big event, and of course there were plenty of things in the way of Labbits, Heathrows, Beavers and Sharks over at DCon this year, along with some hand-painted Mike Egan BONES figures and the ultra pimp Lil' Kim Illin'. Images of all these things are in the gallery!

Wheelbarrow's new Dunnys are clearly eye-catching

C-THRU ty_po Dunnys, other designer customs available now in his shop
Oct 25
// Brian Szabelski
Ryan the Wheelbarrow has some new entries in his ty_po custom toy series available, and they're clearly a little different. Bad puns aside, the new C-THRU ty_po Dunnys use nine transparent Damarak the Destroyer 3-inch Du...

Check out what Kidrobot's releasing this week

Jul 22
// Brian Szabelski
Next week is a busy week for Kidrobot fans: there's not one, but three new releases to check out. I'm hoping none of them will be a bust, but I won't speculate, as that's a bit of a sin. And if you think that I'm dropping a few hints in that last sentence ... well, you deserve a medal. What are you waiting for? Hit the jump to check all the info out! [Info and photos via Kidrobot Blog]

LozBoz's axolotl-styled Labbit goes on sale tomorrow

Jun 27
// Natalie Kipper
Customs don't get much more adorable than LozBoz's Labbit-turned-axolotl. The 5 inch cutie's name is Puffkins and you could very well be his proud owner. He'll be going on sale tomorrow, June 28, at noon Pacific from Loz...

Kidrobot's SDCC releases officially announced

Jun 05 // Brian Szabelski
Preview night: Futurama Hypnotoad (pre-release, US$39.95, review coming in the future hopefully) and Homer Simpson Buddha figure (US$50, limited to 500 pieces, SDCC exclusive, comes with Homer holding prayer beads and a pretzel). Here's hoping the Hypnotoad turns out to be awesome. Thursday, July 12: 7-inch Cyborg Labbit Excelsior Edition (SDCC exclusive, US$75, limited to 300 pieces). As you might guess, Chuckboy is the artist behind this one, and it'll probably look like a cross between his popular 2Tone Dunny and a Labbit. Chuckboy is also doing a signing from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 13: Mahākāla Dunny Prosperity Edition (SDCC exclusive, US$100, limited to 300 pieces). Andrew Bell is the artist behind this Dunny, taking the protector deity Mahākāla from Indian and Nepalese culture, the four-armed Dunny (yes, you can see the extra arms!) comes with a trident accessory, extra set of articulated arms, and removable Dunny skull belt. Andrew is also doing a signing from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Can't wait to see this in color. Saturday, July 14: Skullslinger Tuco Edition (SDCC exclusive, US$100, limited to 300 pieces). The most obvious one of the bunch is a new piece from Huck Gee, featuring his Skullslinger character. Standing 11 inches tall, it's clearly the biggest piece at the show, and considering it's also a Huck piece ... it's the one most likely not to last the day. Sunday, July 15: Exclusive handprinted T-shirts (SDCC exclusive, US$38, limited to 78 shirts). What is this? T-shirts? Yes, taking a break on the last day of the convention from vinyl, Kidrobot is tapping into its fashion side with some limited-edition handprinted heather grey men's T-shirts (ranging in size from small to XXL). Each one is being handmade by Ryan the Wheelbarrow from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Earlier this week, we brought you news that Kidrobot was teasing a series of new figures as its SDCC exclusives. Today, we have word from Kidrobot themselves about what exactly each of those silhouettes will be. Folks were ma...


Frank Kozik's Labbits are getting geared up for Summer with a blind box series full of the critters in cute colors with whimsical accessories. From the classic mustachioed white Labbit to the boxer-wearing one eating a carrot...


[Semi-NSFW] Kidrobot, Kozik's Bondage Labbit beckons you

Mar 21
// Brian Szabelski
Frank Kozik and Kidrobot's latest Labbit likes leather and chains: it's Bondage Labbit, which true to its name, sports a bit of leather. Besides the chaps, it does come with a collar and a leash, along with a little hole in t...

Choice Cuts Labbit release party ... at a butcher's shop?

Feb 08
// Brian Szabelski
As you might remember, Kidrobot is rolling out a new Choice Cuts Labbit on Thursday, and what's a good release without a party? That's what will be happening Thursday night from 7:30 p.m. Pacific to 9 p.m. Pacific ... at a bu...

The Labbit that roared ... or mooed

Feb 06
// Natalie Kipper
Frank Kozik's Labbit plushes seem to have gotten into cross-breeding, specifically with cows and tigers. How odd, yet undeniably cute. These two new breeds of Labbit plushes, called the Cow Stache Labbit and the Tiger Stache ...

Kidrobot kicks 2012 off with new Labbits

Jan 17
// Brian Szabelski
If you love Labbits like I do, then Kidrobot's first news of 2012 is sure to bring a smile to your face. The Frank Kozik-designed critter is getting some new variants for the new year, starting with 10-inch Glossy Smorkin' La...

Carson Catlin shares 3 new custom cuts!

Jan 04
// Rio McCarthy
I cannot put into words how much I love the look of cutout customs! Carson Catlin has shared three of his pieces and I'm absolutely in awe. This time around we have a Munny, a Labbit and a MADL custom, all of which look incre...

New holiday Labbit plush makes me feel jolly, minty fresh

Nov 22
// Natalie Kipper
Sing along (to the tune of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," if you please): We wish you a plushie Labbit! We wish you a plushie Labbit! We wish you a plushie Labbit, with a minty white 'stache!  That is correct, this hol...

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