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Dear Kidrobot Community. An Update on KRNY.

Dear Kidrobot Community,

After an amazing decade-plus year run, our beloved Kidrobot New York City location will be regretfully closing its doors at the end of this month. Kidrobot New York is an iconic store, a global destination for Kidrobot fans worldwide, and a tremendous asset to our brand. The incredible staff (both past and present), whom we are so thankful for, engaged with a talented network of artists and a passionate community of fans and collectors that we have grown to call family.

This was an incredibly difficult decision for us; however, continuing to operate the current store at its present size and location is just no longer feasible. We know we belong in New York City and (don’t worry!) we have every intention to re-open in a new location in the future where we can continue to build the community together.

As we scout our new location and go through this transition we want to thank all of you for your past, present and future support. We thank the fans and collectors that only New York can bring. We thank the committed artists and customizers who give of their time and talent and who have grown to be mentors and teachers. We thank the local partners, sponsors, and collaborators whose relationship and camaraderie we value working with.  We could not be here without you and we will continue to bring you exciting new art, products and brands as well as the kind of experiences that only Kidrobot can deliver.

In the meantime, you will continue to find Kidrobot items at the amazing specialty stores throughout New York. And of course, we invite you to visit Kidrobot retail locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Boulder or online at Kidrobot.com.

With love,

Kidrobot

 


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Press Release: Entertainment Icon Snoop Dogg Collaborates with Premier Vinyl Toy Creator, Kidrobot

 

Entertainment Icon Snoop Dogg Collaborates with Premier Vinyl Toy Creator, Kidrobot, to Release Limited Edition Toy To Celebrate 4/20 and the 20th Anniversary of Seminal Album Doggystyle

 

Los Angeles, CA — April 18, 2014 — Entertainment icon SNOOP DOGG and KIDROBOT have fused creative forces for the release of an exclusive, limited edition Snoop Dogg art toy.  Kidrobot has broken out the gin and juice and resurrected Snoop Dogg’s classic 1993 look in 7-inch form, laid back with braids, shades and accessory blunt. In celebration of this weekend’s counterculture cannabis holiday “4/20,” Kidrobot will make the Snoop Dogg figure available today at 11:00 AM EST at Kidrobot retail stores and Kidrobot.com.

 

The design process of creating this exclusive art toy was through a fluid and close collaborative effort between Snoop and the Kidrobot team. A high focus was placed on the “roots” of Snoop’s emergence in the Hip Hop world in the early 90′s.  Kidrobot expertly replicated Snoop’s singular characteristics that have made him a pop culture phenomenon who is constantly redefining cool. From the braids, to the shell toes, and Locs, the aim was to pay homage to Snoops iconic 1993 look, while incorporating elements of his newer elevated lifestyle as well.

 

The collaboration between Snoop and Kidrobot was a very special opportunity to produce a piece that is both progressive and nostalgic at the same time,” said Galen McKamy, Creative Director of Kidrobot.  Everyone knows and understands the impact that Snoop has had on Hip Hop and culture. We work best with projects that have a story behind the end result. Creating this figure, which coincides with the 20th Anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s debut album Doggystyle gives it that exclusive rareness that Kidrobot is known for. There are numerous details that we worked closely with Snoop and his team on that signify the man through the toy. We are ecstatic about this release and the partnership.”

 

“I love my new Snoop Dogg 4/20 figure I made with my homies at Kidrobot,” said Snoop Dogg. “This toy is a throwback to the original days of Snoop for all the fans.”

 

Snoop will also be celebrating 4/20 with his first annual Snoop’s Wellness Retreat taking place April 19 in Seattle at WaMu Theater and April 20 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver. Snoop’s Wellness Retreat, where fans are invited to “Inhale. Exhale. Recharge,” was created to celebrate the legalization of the recreational use of cannabis in Washington and Denver. While Snoop’s Wellness Retreat will be anchored around a concert series by Snoop Dogg and special guests Wiz Khalifa, YG and more, fans will have the opportunity to experience the full retreat through brand partner integrations on-site as well as leading up to the actual events.

 

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 New York, 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 Snoop Dogg:

Snoop Dogg is a multi-platinum artist and entertainment icon. With over 20 years in the industry, Snoop’s ability to stay at the forefront of popular culture and new technology through hit records, brand partnerships, innovative digital strategies, philanthropy and more has resulted in unwavering relevance. His reggae album, the Grammy-nominated REINCARNATED, was recorded in Jamaica and documented in the film of the same name. The project chronicles the spiritual awakening he found through the people and culture of Jamaica. His latest album, 7 DAYS OF FUNK, is a much-lauded collaboration between the artist (performing as Snoopzilla) and L.A. funk maestro Dam-Funk that was released in December to rave reviews by Stones Throw Records.

 

Follow Snoop Dogg on Twitter (@SnoopDogg), Instagram (@SnoopDogg), Facebook.com/SnoopDogg, YouTube.com/WestFestTV and SnoopDogg.com

 

For Press Inquiries:

Kidrobot:

Chelsea McKamy

CMcKamy@Kidrobot.com

 

Snoop Dogg:

BeBe Lerner / Allison Elbl

ID

snoop@id-pr.com

 

Cashmere Agency:

Brianne Pins

Brianne@Cashmereagency.com

 

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Friday Night in Boulder! MAD and Scott Tolleson Artist Signing and Release Party at Kidrobot Boulder

Breath this one in bots…

Don’t live in the Boulder area? Don’t you fret! A limited number of Modern Bank Green Ed. pieces by MAD will be available at KRNYKRLAKRSF  kidrobot.com. Trayjus Deep Green Edition by Tolleson is a kidrobot Boulder exclusive, so if you want to get your hands on this piece call KR BLDR at 303 449 7626.

Hope to see you at the event!

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Warehouse Sale – Monday, 4/21/14

Gear up for our annual Warehouse Sale! Save up to 75% Off your favorites, including vinyl toys, apparel and accessories! We’re clearing space in our warehouse, so it’s your lucky chance to score cool gear at our best prices. Don’t wait too long because inventory will go faster than Spring!

*Offer starts at 12:00AM and ends at 11:59PM EST, Monday, April 21, 2014. Free ground shipping is valid on orders over $79 and applies to the contiguous US only. During promotional periods, please allow 4-6 days for orders to ship. Restrictions may apply. Promotion subject to change. No rain checks. Warehouse Sale will exclude: New Yummy World, Dunny, Art Giants, Modern Hero Bank, and Snoop Dogg.

 

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Kidrobot Exclusive: Scott Tolleson TRAYJUS- Green tea Edition

Scott Tolleson just gearing up for his signing at Kidrobot Boulder tomorrow, and the event keeps getting better because he is bringing an exclusive “Green Tea” Trayjus resin. This Kidrobot exclusive color Trayjus is limited to only 30 pieces and going for a low $65 a piece. Standing 6″ tall, this shiny wonder won’t last long, so get down to the signing early and meet Scott alongside Jeremy “Mad” Madl. This is one event for the record books!

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Richie B. CalientexKidrobot Automotive/Toy Crossover with MUNNY!

Gear heads and toy lovers can rejoice because an epic crossover is upon us. Known in the automotive world for his one-of-a-kind eye-catching creations, Richie B. Caliente will bring his design skills to Kidrobot’s iconic MUNNY platforms this year as the first automotive/toy crossover artist of the brand.

With clients ranging from professional athletes to some of music’s finest, Rich’s canvasses are some of the most elite vehicles in the world. Now that KidRobot has teamed up with Rich, high-end car aficionados can take a piece of their cherished ride into their home or office with a ride-matching Munny. Each piece will be precisely color-matched to a client’s vehicle and feature bespoke elements that will personalize each piece.

 

Growing up a major Kid Robot fan, Rich was more than thrilled when the opportunity to work with his favorite brand arose. “The first project I did with Kidrobot was for Art Basel 2013 for a former client’s Ferrari and Maserati. Not only did the one-off Munny pieces match the colorways of the cars, but they also featured    the saying, “Art is the Gateway to the Soul” – a quote Rich B. Caliente lives by.

The initial response was nothing but praise for the automotive-inspired masterpieces and their matching Munny pieces. Now Rich and Kidrobot will be offering customized Kid Robot pieces as an added option to all automotive clients as Rich continues to collaborate with Kidrobot on special projects, such as one-of-one vehicles.

Rich B. Caliente has been transforming stock vehicles into one-of-a-kind rolling works of art for more than a decade, with a rebirth of creativity awakening his inner artist a few years ago. Past automotive clients include heavy-hitters in music, business and more, in addition to more numerous editorial pieces and covers. Rich B. Caliente has also consulted/ co-produced episodes of “The DUB Magazine Project” Season 1 and built numerous notable rides like the MMG Ferrari 458 Italia and the Nike Lebron Aventador Roadster  To view more of Rich B. Caliente’s work, visit www.richbcaliente.com

 

 








 

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