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Kidrobot London Closing Down

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Over the past few weeks, the UK vinyl scene has been astir with rumours and speculation that the Kidrobot London store would be closing.  People started to suspect something was awry after the pre-christmas sales and a string of MASSIVE sales recently.

It is most unfortunate that sadly these rumours have proven to be true, the Kidrobot London Crew posted the following message on the KR LDN facebook page:

There has been rumor and speculation about the future of our Kidrobot London store, and the impact this may have on the vinyl scene on this side of the ocean. We regret to say that we are indeed closing down. This January will be our last month of trading at 19 Earlham Street. We have struggled to approach this issue delicately, as we know a lot of you have come through the store over the past few months and have raised the concern with us. We understand your concerns with what this means for our little tight knit community with the store closing down, as this impacts not just our artist friends, but those who enjoy the Kidrobot brand for what it is and what it stands for.

The Kidrobot brand is still going strong. It is just our store in London being impacted.

Firstly to our brilliant customers/fans; Thank you for your custom over the past 3 1/2 years. We here at Kidrobot London have loved getting the chance to know you all. Thank you for sharing your collections with us, your passions, and bantering about how annoying flocked toys are to keep. Many of you have become more than customers, we’re happy to be able to call you friends.

Secondly To our artist friends; Thanks for all your support over the years, be it with shows, customs or just coming to hang out. We have watched many of you grow and have enjoyed watching you all making your mark with your amazing customs and art. We still get little tingles down our spines when we see your names amongst the heavy hitters in our scene. Thank you for sharing your passion with us!

Thirdly and on a personal note; Thanks to the ragtag bunch of misfits and delinquents that were the Kidrobot London staff (present and past). I’ll miss coming into work each day and seeing you guys and gals. You were the best make shift family anyone could ask for.

Let’s keep our little toy community spirit strong, and growing. Why not share with us your favorite moments of Kidrobot London, We’ll start.

Our fondest moment here at Kidrobot London is meeting you all. It wasn’t about the vinyl, it was about the people. You all rock.

Much love and big up the UK designer toy scene.
the Kidrobot London Crew.

A sad day for the UK/Euro vinyl community, I’m sure we’ll hear more as to reason for the store closure in the coming days.

I wish all the staff of KR LDN the best of luck in their future endeavors and will remember all the awesome things they accomplished in the past 3 years that helped to build a strong community and forge friendships of collectors and artists alike.

Artransmitte Holiday Giveaway!

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Just in time for the Holiday Season, Artransmitte have 1 Treeson Poketo Wallet + 1 toy (Treeson and other Stories Series 2)  to be given away to 1 lucky winner on their Facebook page.

To be in with a chance of winning these super cute Treeson treats, simply like the Treeson giveaway picture on Artransmitte’s Facebook page and if people share with friends they will double their entry into the giveaway.  The giveaway will run until Friday December 21st when the name of one lucky winner will be drawn at 2pm GMT.

Storenvy’s Vinyl Marketplace

Storenvy have just opened up a new Marketplace for Vinyl/Designer toys.  Anyone selling vinyl/designer toys can setup a completely free storefront on Storenvy.
There are way too many sites out there trying to take a cut out of everyone’s sales,
and we truly believe selling products online should be free.
Storenvy offers:
  • Over 8,500 Stores
  • Over 100,000 products
  • Over 1 million unique visitors the site.
  • We already have stores such as Lift, Synthetic Compound, Vinyl Zoo and more
  • And yes it’s free to setup a store, list and sell items

Amanda Visell’s Batz Maru Customs

Amanda Visell made these 10 customs of Batz Maru with Kidrobot. Nine of which have Hello Kitty masks, except for one which thought it was stupid and picked an eyepatch instead.
All of the customs are hand painted and the eyepatch custom will be chosen at random. $350 Each and when they’re off the Switcheroo site they are gone.

Dia de los Muertos y Noche Tenebrosa @ Sub-Urban Vinyl Toys & Art Gallery

Dia de los Muertos y Noche Tenebrosa October 29th 7-11 pm @ Sub-Urban Vinyl Toys & Art Gallery

Featuring the new print hand embellished from Christian Masot “Death Flies In” Live Painting from Christian and Ruler of Silk City Tattoo Featuring original works from Joe Scarano, Angie Mason,Chris Sebastian, Brian O’Boyle, Mike Ferrari, CHema Skandal, Kim Mayhew and more

Bitbots Jinny Launch/Pop-up shop

Here are some shots from the Bitbots toy launch & opening of the pop-up shop that is open until 2 October 2010, at 1.11 Kingly Court, Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PW.  Head on down to check out the many great custom Jinny figures that are on display and pick up your own Jinny blindbox :]

Bitbots Launch & Pop-up store

Bitbots are almost upon us!  Head on down to the launch party on 09.09.10 from 6pm-9pm.  40 awesome customs from 40 awesome artists, including: Doktor A, Jam Factory, Triclops Studios, Studio UAMOU and Jon Burgerman. So why not pop in to the pop-up store for a Jinny Series Zero blind box, animations, T-Shirts, prints, tote bags, badges, stickers, cakes, beer and more!
1.11 Kingly Court
Kingly Street
London
W1B 5PW
Bitbots Pop-up store will open daily until 02.10.10

Dunny 2010 Release Party @ Richard Goodall Gallery

On Thrusday 19th August, Richard Goodall Gallery have the release party for the new Dunny 2010 series, with special Huck Gee 3″ Dunny Giveaway and other exclusive Kidrobot Goodies.

Also special prices on all vinyl in the gallery. We are once again really excited for the release of what looks to be one of the best Dunny Series in a long time. So don’t hesitate and get to the gallery for the release. Doktor A will also be in attendance.

Entry is free but we have limited giveaways so arrive in good time.

Dookie Poo Sale @ Chaotic Unicorn

Chaotic Unicorn have a sale on of all Dookie-Poo toys, both plush and vinyl figures.

They have a few of the Zombie Dookie-Poo’s left and Blanks (DIY) that are not available anywhere else.  They also have a special set of all three plushes that usually retail for 25 dollars each, for 50 for the whole lot. Shipping only 5 dollars in the US and Canada. Free buttons and stickers are included with every purchase.

Scooter & Jinx – Rock Cakes Competition

As part of their Merry Unbirthday Month, S&J are super excited to announce your second chance to grab some amazing swag!

Our friend and Fairy Bling Mother, Rock Cakes has given us a few trinkets that prove all that glitters isn’t always gold- sometimes it’s silver or perspex!

1st prize is an awesome 17mm tall Silver and Diamond (real) pin!

This week in Hastings we’re celebrating all things Piratey and and as part of that celebration you might remember that Lunartik JOnes & Phil Corbett shipwrecked the shop window… well now Rock Cakes jewellery has given us some treasures to bestow upon not one, but THREE lucky winners!

All you have to do is answer the following trivia question, below in the comments section of this blog post, on Twitter or Facebook.

What is the name of the pirate in the film, The Goonies?

I think it goes without saying that only entrants with the CORRECT answer will be entered to win and to make it fair we’ll jumble everyone up and draw names. First, grand prize winner gets one of Rock Cake’s signature silver skull pins, second draw is runner up and third place gets a prize too, in the form of her yummy perspex Skull & Bones badge sets.

Special Offer – TesseToys 20% off EVERYTHING in Store Until 6th August

Sam from the UK based toy company Tessetoys just got in touch with us to let us know that they are offering a 20% discount on EVERYTHING if you enter this promo code at the checkout “Boiler20

They’ve got some new figures in the works and need to find good homes for the current designs! Keep your eyes peeled for more from these guys!

The offer ends on 6th August so get over to the Tesseshop and put that promo code to full use!!

The Renmen Project – Limited Edition Peskimo Screenprint

Until last Wednesday I wasn’t even aware this print was being produced, it was only when I saw @Jumbola tweeting

“Really looking forward to the @peskimo prints going on sale at the @renmenproject shop this Friday http://bit.ly/dkZkLx

I clicked on the link and thought “Wow Peskimo?! I need to get one of those! What’s the Renmen Project though?” Then I found out ..

“‘Renmen’ (pronounced ‘rainmain’) is the Haitian word for Love, the bird in the logo is the Hispaniolan Trogon, the national bird of Haiti. ‘The Renmen Project‘ has been brought together by the team atThunder Chunky and Ben The Illustrator in order to raise funds for UNICEF’s Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal.”

Featuring two Peskimo style Hispaniolan Trogon birds sitting in the trees, the print is full of vibrant and vivid colours, it reminds me of their Bamboozoo vinyl toy set! The prints are A3 sized, signed and numbered by the artist and they even printed them in their own studio! It was a limited run of only 16 and there was a lot of interest in the build up to it’s release, so getting one of these was going to be tough, then the time of release was tweeted,

@RenmenProject: “It’s all going crazy at 12 o’clock today! Be ready!”

I waited. Constantly refreshing the page until suddenly the “Add to Cart” button appeared! I was clicking as fast as I could to get to the PayPal checkout so I could claim mine but thought I was too late, but NO my order was processed! YES! They were sold out in 7 minutes and all the proceeds went to a very good cause UNICEF’s Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal.

Now I’m just waiting by the front door for the postman to arrive! :D

Find out more about the Renmen Project on their website www.therenmenproject.co.uk and find out how you can help.