Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Simpsons x Kidrobot Matt Groening Vinyl Figure

Kidrobot - The Simpsons x Kidrobot Matt Groening 6 Inch Vinyl Figure

If you were born in the last 35 years, and spent any of that time watching American television, odds are you learned a thing or two from The Simpsons. Created by legendary “Life is Hell” cartoonist Matt Groening, The Simpsons is celebrating its 500th episode in February 2012, and Kidrobot is honoring the father of primetime animation in the only way they know how…by making him into a 6 inch vinyl toy!

Kidrobot - The Simpsons x Kidrobot Matt Groening 6 Inch Vinyl Figure and Packaging

Let me just start by saying The Blot has not been a fan of Kidrobot’s licensed releases over the past few years. While I love cartoons (and especially The Simpsons), I haven’t bought a single Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, Street Fighter or Futurama blind box and don’t plan to any time soon. I thought they were uninspired and hated seeing Kidrobot relying on such established properties. But all that changed when I found out about this Matt Groening vinyl figure! Not only is this the first ever Simpsons Matt Groening toy, but…well…it’s Matt f’n Groening!

Groening is seriously a living legend, who has done more for animation and television than I can even put into words. I seriously can’t wait for this figure to be released! The Simpsons x Kidrobot Matt Groening 6” vinyl figure comes wearing his signature goatee, glasses and a Simpsons director’s jacket, and includes pad and pencil accessories. Mr. Groening is set to retail for $50 each and will go on sale February 9th at Kidrobot stores, and select retailers worldwide.
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