Friday, February 4, 2011
Kidrobot is teaming up with prolific animator Seth MacFarlane to bring you TV’s all-American but totally twisted and dysfunctional family known as the Griffins and their favorite New England neighbors. Here to make us laugh and cry, each of the 15 blind boxed Family Guy mini figures comes with an insert card and accessory – and begs the question, “Which FGKR will you get?”
The Blot’s not exactly sure why Kidrobot is advertising these as “collectible art,” if anything they’re “collectible art toys” but even that’s a stretch. Then again, Family Guy is a great show and I think they actually did a good job transforming the Griffins and Co. into 3D figures. So I’ll let it slide…this time!
The Family Guy Mini Figure Series by Kidrobot will hit Kidrobot stores, Kidrobot.com and select retailers on February 17. Each blind box containing one 3 inch FGKR vinyl figure will retail for $9.95.
Scarygirl creator Nathan Jurevicius re-imagines the divine Dievas of Lithuanian lore for his first ever 8″ Dunny. As a soul-escorting owl, this black-flocked Dunny with vinyl belly plumage, bright geometric eyes, orange beak and gradient-tipped wings shepherds spirits on their eternal journey. This is Kidrobot’s second flocked 8” Dunny in the past six months and both, in The Blot’s honest opinion, have been homeruns! I can’t wait to see this beautiful vinyl figure in person, because if the pictures are any indication the colors on Dievas are incredible.
The Dievas 8” Dunny by Nathan Jurevicius will be available at Kidrobot stores, Kidrobot .com and specialty retailers beginning February 17. This black owl has a limited edition run size of 1500 pieces and will retail for $75 each.
There are some big things in the works for Super7’s own Josh Herbolsheimer. Brian Flynn announced on the Skullbrain forums that Josh, the creator of the Rose Vampire, and Medicom are collaborating on a new standard size figure, the Earth Wolf! As you can tell from Josh’s Earth Wolf painting above, this is a very intricate and exciting character that should translate very well to 3D form.