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KidRobot, Dunny, Vinyl Toys, Designer Toys

25 Years of The Simpsons

Since its debut on December 17, 1989, The Simpsons have broadcast over 552 episodes, and have had more funny moments and guest stars than we could possibly count. Highly regarded as one of the greatest television shows of all time, this 28 time Primetime Emmy winner is still on a roll celebrating it’s 25th year! With no signs of stopping just yet, The Simpsons currently hold the rank of the longest running American sitcom, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of this monumental year!

With 25 brilliant seasons to look back on, there are countless favorite moments we could reflect on like the iconic Mr. Plow episode, the eyepopping Mr. Sparkle, the secret society of stone cutters, or maybe even the concoction of the “Flaming Moe”. We could probably go on for a few days or weeks actually, and we haven’t even mentioned the over 600 guest stars that have made appearances like Metallica and Jim Jarmusch to Stan Lee and Wolfgang Puck. Well, we thought we would ask a few Kidrobot employees and forum member what their favorite Simpsons moment was.

Have a look!

Abe Russel of Kidrobot

“Two of my very favorite all time jokes on the Simpsons both occur in the Mr. Plow/Plow King episode.  They both occur after Barney has gotten trapped, and Homer has decided to go up rescue him, since it was his fault.  The first one is when Marge is worried, Homer says, “Relax Marge, this truck is as sure footed as a mountain goat.” And right after he says it, a mountain goat in the background slips falls all the way down the mountain, basically in slow-mo, while bleating spinning his legs trying to get traction the whole way.
The second one is after he is driving up the mountain part of the road breaks away underneath him.  The truck is teetering back forth, about to go over the abyss Homer slowly reaches over adjusts the old timey radio all the way to the right, which allows the truck to balance out he in turn can keep going.  Cracks me up.
Interestingly enough, both of those jokes were written by Conan O’Brian when he was working on the show he said once on his show that they were his two favorite gags from the show as well.”

 

hed568 of KR Forum

“I think the 2012 short on Maggie titled “The Longest Daycare” is one of the most memorable Simpsons episodes. We’ll all know Maggie is the most “muted” character, with no audible voice aside from the occasional baby sounds. This is Maggie’s time to make her voice be heard through actions! “

 

Kidrobot Guru

“One episode that easily stands out in my mind, and was indeed pushing the envelope as far as introducing the “questioning of ones sexuality” into such a kids loved series like the simpsons:
“Homer’s Phobia”
Season 8, Episode 15

I am sure this is a favorite among many but this to me was insanely funny, not to mention i am indeed a huge John Waters fan. Just the scenes of Homer trying his darndest to keep Bart “heterosexual” were too too hilarious.

The factory lunchtime scene, having Bart sit in front of that Billboard… too good. “

 

What is one of your favorite Simpsons episodes?

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Press Release: Nickelodeon and KIDROBOT Partner to Create Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-Themed Products

Nickelodeon and KIDROBOT Partner to Create Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-Themed Products

Beloved Turtles Franchise Gets KIDROBOT Transformation with Branded Keychains, Collectible Vinyl Figures, Apparel and More!

Santa Monica, Calif. – May 27, 2014 – Nickelodeon and KIDROBOT have joined creative forces for the launch of an exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x Kidrobot capsule collection. Featuring designs from the CG-animated Nickelodeon series and the classic 1980s comics, the new line includes keychains, 3 inch vinyl mini-figures, 7 inch vinyl medium figures, apparel and more. Beginning this month, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x Kidrobot product line will be available at KIDROBOT retail stores, Kidrobot.com and select specialty stores.

“There is a very rich legacy with the Turtles franchise, which we gravitated towards when designing the line. We tailored our design cues and character selection based on the cult classic 80’s Turtles,” said Galen McKamy, Creative Director of KIDROBOT. “Most of us at KIDROBOT grew up with the Turtles, so naturally we are excited to rally behind the property. To put it frankly, we love this line. We could not be more thrilled to launch this to the world.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with Kidrobot on this brand-new collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles products for kids and adults,” said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys and Publishing, Nickelodeon Consumer Products. “KIDROBOT’s creative stamp on the hit-franchise will be sure to please both new and existing fans.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x KIDROBOT product line includes:

• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Key Chains – Assortment includes 10 fully sculpted and deco’d characters in the classic ‘80s style. Characters include: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, Splinter, Foot Clan, Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady and the Kraang. $5.99

• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 inch Vinyl Mini Series – Assortment includes 10 franchise characters in classic ‘80s style. Characters include: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, Splinter, Foot Clan, Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady and the Kraang. – $11.99

• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 inch Vinyl Ooze Action Blister Card Series – This special Ooze Action line glows in the dark and pays homage to what was on the shelf in the ‘80s. $9.99

• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 7 inch Vinyl Bebop and Rocksteady –These 7 inch franchise hit characters feature unique head sculpts and weapon accessories. $49.99

• Apparel- Apparel line feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles heroes and villains on hats and t-shirts for both kids and adults. $18.00 – $28.00

“Kidrobot is proud to partner with Nickelodeon to bring classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to fans like never before,” said Allen Richardson, Kidrobot’s Director of Marketing and Licensing. “Combining Kidrobot’s distinctive design with the Turtles’ everlasting appeal, we are able to create a collectible line that speaks to both classic fans and newer ones alike.”

Preview the capsule here: http://issuu.com/notforsissies/docs/tmnt_lookbook_v1

Considered one of the most popular kids’ entertainment brands of the 1980s, and inspired by the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show from 1988, Kidrobot has specifically set out to pay homage in the classic form. Additionally, this will also tie in to the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie from Paramount Pictures releasing August 8th and inspired by the authentic Turtle look from the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

About Kidrobot:
Founded in 2002, Kidrobot is acknowledged worldwide as the premier creator and dealer of limited edition art toys, signature apparel and lifestyle accessories. An innovative cross between sculpture and conceptual art, Kidrobot offers not only a powerful medium for today’s international fashion designers, illustrators and graffiti artists, but also the creative canvas for emerging street trends and pop art. Kidrobot toys retail anywhere from $5 to $25,000, and many appreciate in value over time. Kidrobot showcases and sells its unique take on contemporary culture at Kidrobot stores in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boulder, and Las Vegas with temporary pop‐up stores appearing cities worldwide. Our products can be found online at Kidrobot.com and in select retailers worldwide.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).
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For Press Inquiries:
Kidrobot:
Chelsea McKamy
CMcKamy@Kidrobot.com

Nickelodeon
Katelyn Balach
Katelyn.Balach@nick.com

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Jermaine Rogers Official Kidrobot Toy Release and Signing

On Thursday, May 29th join Insomnia and Houston’s own Jermaine Rogers as they celebrate Jermaine’s newest Kidrobot production piece  ’My Brother Was a Hero.”

Jermaine will be at Insomnia signing the pieces and anything else you want to bring in.  On hand will be  many Jermaine items including the ‘My Brother Was a Hero’ vinyl figure, exclusive print, official Kidrobot apparel, and free food and drink! Insomnia will also be raffling off the black variant of this Jermaine’s newest KR piece!

My Brother was a Hero
Standing 8 inches tall this new amazing art piece by Jermaine comes packaged in a gorgeous full color deluxe box. I
“This place…these ancient woods that surround you: they belong to us. The trees that loom about you, silently granting you shelter and sustenance. The solitary, sun-spotted clearings where you filled the days of your youth with horseplay and dreaming. The cool streams snaking through this fertile landscape, where you quenched your thirst and bathed your body. It is outs. A sacred birthright.”
“And it is worth any sacrifice.”
“Live Suspiciously.”

APPAREL x KIDROBOT
In addition to the vinyl figure, Insomnia will also be carrying four different t-shirts and two different hats. They will also be well stocked with a large selection of his larger concert posters available as well as some smaller art prints. Jermaine might also bring some of his own supply with him.

FREE PRINT!!
With purchase of the ‘My Brother Was a Hero’ vinyl figure, you will receive a FREE limited edition print from Jermaine! This will be the first time this print will be available anywehre. As Insomnia puts it, ” It may be a variant on the original piece that inspired the figure, it might not! He’s staying pretty tight lipped on it, but may leak it sometime next week.”

RAFFLE
The raffle for the black variant (and maybe some other cool stuff) will be held at 9:00pm. Good luck!

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Sneak Peek! Dunny 2014 Art of War, Volume II

Got an unanswerable question about toys? Art? Relationships? Ask, and we’ll answer! Send an email to gage@kidrobot.com, and Kidrobot’s Social Media maven will share insights and wisdom right here on the blog.

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Getting the Drop on Andrew Bell

Last week, we heard the announcement of the next in a long line of epic Dunnys by Andrew Bell with the Lemon Drop, so we thought it would be a good time to catch up with him. Andrew is always busy and up to something, but he put down the sculpting tools and drawing pens to answer four quick questions for us.

KR: What have you been up to since Mardivale release?

AB: Last month I had a solo show of sculptural pieces at Stranger Factory that had taken up almost all of my time for the last few months. I’m still catching up!

KR: Convention season is right around the corner. Have any big plans for San Diego Comic Con?

AB: I’ll be there, there will be things!

Just like everyone else right now, Andrew is tightlipped on SDCC news!

KR: So what is in store for that 4′ Dunny you got from KRNY?

AB: It just got sanded down, that took longer than I had hoped. Fresh coat of paint coming up..

KR: We want the “real” story of both lemon drop and orange drop. Do they correlate?  What is each about?

AB: Orange Drop features a combination of elements and themes from past Dunny designs and from my recent work. It’s about the consumption of resources, the destruction of environment and nature’s amazing ability to adapt. Luckily the highly evolved lotus flower skull spider is on the back so arachnophobes are safe. The mini Lemon Drop version plays off the name of the 20″ with a translucence yellow material reminiscent of classic lemon drop candy.

Are you excited now? We can’t get enough of Mr. Bell!

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kaNO gets “Lost & Found”

 

Get ready New York because there is an epic opening of style tonight!

myplasticheart presents Lost Found, featuring new works by our friend and New York native kaNO. His new exhibition showcases a compilation of reclaimed objects, sampled and remixed for your visual pleasure. From obsolete items to everyday objects, kaNO takes you on a mixed medium ride as he redefines them into art pieces. Look for everything from reclaimed 8-track tapes brought back to life with brilliant art to discarded cd cases that are now perfect for your wall!

The opening reception goes down TONIGHT  May 16th from 6-9PM EDT at myplasticheart in the Lower East Side NYC. kaNO will be in attendance so you can talk about his work and probably question him about an upcoming series we are all waiting for. DJ Chela will be spinning for your pleasure while you munch on the refreshments. The exhibition runs through June 15th.

Lost Found – New Works by kaNO
Opening Reception Friday, May 16th, 2014 6 – 9pm,
Exhibition runs through June 15th, 2014

myplasticheart
210 Forsyth St.
NY, NY 10002
(646) 290-6866

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