It sounds like the long hiatuses between Kidrobot releases is finally over! A lot has happened to our favorite designer toy company in the past year that caused those long periods of silence, including being sold to NECA and the installation of Frank Kozik as KR’s creative director. Now it seems like every day we see a new teaser for an upcoming release! Those teasers include possibly a new Circus Posterus Dunny series featuring works by Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas, a new Adventure Time blind box series, a Junko Mizuno 8” Dunny, Scott Tolleson 8” Dunny and the very first production Dunny by WuzOne. But that’s not all!
Yesterday, Entertainment Earth posted a number of previously unannounced Kidrobot figures available for pre-order. While we don’t have any pictures of these exciting releases, the titles alone have The Blot super excited! While it’s not expected to hit store shelves until January 2016, we now know KR will be releasing a production Sketracha 3” Dunny by Sket One!!! It is going to seriously look amazing next to my custom resin Sketracha 8” Dunny. September 2015 brings us a new Tricky Cats blind box mini figure series, while November 2015 will see the release of more South Park mini figures! I can’t wait to find out what the “Many Faces of Cartman” is all about.
In January 2016 Amanda Visell’s long rumored artist blind box mini figure series “Ferals” will be released! If the teaser images hold true, this series will utilize a number of Kidrobot’s different Munny World characters. Last but not least are three artist inspired The Simpsons vinyl figures! Scheduled to also be released in January 2016, Kidrobot will be teaming up with world-renowned artist Ron English to release “Grin” versions of Homer and Bart as 3” vinyl figures. While that may not be something new, this next release is! KR is teaming up with Kenny Scharf to release an all new, medium sized Bart Simpsons vinyl figure inspired by Scharf’s work. This figure sounds like it could be insane! I can’t wait to find out more about all these awesome new Kidrobot releases.