Urban Vinyl. Designer Vinyl. Art Toys.
Whatever they’re called anymore, I love ‘em.
Didn’t always. They grew on me. Kind of a spillover from my admiration for graffiti. Not the guys who write ‘Suck It!’ on a wall. They’re pinheads. I’m a fan of the guys doing full-blown kick-ass I dare you to paint over these murals in the urban-hip hop-skate punk blenderized style.
That shit is wicked cool.
And so are the vinyl toys.
I have a couple of pieces. I don’t have all that I want. Not enough space and I’m smart enough to know I won’t be allowed to display the SLM ‘Finger’ (above). But I have enough to get me by.
Kidrobot is a pretty big player in the industry. They do some very cool pieces. I have one of their mascots sitting over my shoulder at work. He wears a hood and carries a scythe. Sends a message.
I think one of their biggest contributions to the world of vinyl is the blind box mini-figures. . Seven bucks buys you a windowless box. Maybe you get a common figure. Maybe you get a rare. It’s Vinyl Roulette.
They say imitation is flattery most sincere. Yeah. Maybe. There are a lot of companies riffin’ on Kidrobot’s Munny/Dunny platform. Some are cool. Some not so much.
But this one takes a cake.
Blind box mini figs that you get with your kids meal at Taco Bell.
Who knew Taco Bell had kidzmealz?
Now look a little closer. Beyond the plagiarism . Look at the figures themselves.
What do they look like to you?
I know what I see. But I am a pervert.
Blind box mini dicks that you get with your kids meal at Taco Bell.
I hope they don’t come with ‘sauce’.