To celebrate the 20th anniversary of De La Soul’s debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, hip-hop pioneers De La Soul have teamed up with Kidrobot to create this limited edition set of 3 inch figures. While this sounds like an awesome release, after looking at the figures The Blot has some serious mixed feelings about KR’s De La Soul 3 pack.
I’m a HUGE hip-hop fan and have been waiting for these long rumored figures for a while. I assumed they were a “must get” to go along with my Stones Throw x Kidrobot Madvillain and Quasimoto hip hop themed vinyl figures. But now that I see these 3” figures, I’m really disappointed. First off, if you hadn’t told me these figures were supposed to be De La Soul, I never would have been able to identify them. I think kaNO summed it up best when he tweeted that one of the figures looks more like Digital Underground’s Humpty Hump than a member of De La Soul. I’m also not thrilled that KR is charging $50 for three 3” figures that might be confused for bootleg Simpsons or Futurama blind boxed figures.
Each De La Soul 3” figure comes with individual accessories, and the set comes in futuristic space travel boxes, which symbolize De La’s mission to take hip-hop to the stratosphere and beyond. Retailing for $50, the De La Soul 3 pack arrives at Kidrobot stores, kidrobot.com, and select retailers on March 18, 2010.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
KR’s icon is back to contaminate your vinyl collection! While The Blot posted a sneak peek of Kidrobot’s newest mascot vinyl figure a few months ago, yesterday the designer toy company made the official announcement introducing the world to Frank Kozik’s KidMutant.
After being exposed to nuclear radiation by Kozik, Kidrobot emerges with green skin, three eyes, and tentacles for arms! Limited to only 1,000 figures worldwide and retailing for $50, this 8 inch aberration comes with a one-eyed, three-eared, six-legged mutant smorkin’ Labbit and arrives at Kidrobot stores, kidrobot.com, and select retailers on March 18, 2010.