Designer Toys, Art & Pop Culture

Munny Ornament Paint-a-Long Class

Join us December 16 for our first ever Munny Ornament Paint-a-long Class!

Your $25 entry fee includes one 2-1/2 inch Munny Ornament,* all decoration supplies and instruction by artist Mary Ruth Butterworth plus 15% off any other items** you would like to purchase during the event! DIY holiday fun for all!

Ages 10+ are welcome...make it a fun family event!

*Munny ornaments are available in Gold, Silver, Green, Red & White — colors are limited. Sign up now to reserve your first choice! **Excluding original artworks

Sign up in person at the store, 2780 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago or email and we'll help you get registered. Thanks!

Posted Nov 25, 2015 by Kirby Kerr 0

Johnny Cupcakes is Coming!

Johnny Cupakes Pop Up

That's right, the one and only Johnny Cupcakes will be back in Chicago at Rotofugi on Wednesday, November 18, 7-10pm for a one night only pop up shop! Stop by the store to meet Johnny and buy some rad shirts!

Note: no reservations or tickets are required for this special event, but if it's anything at all like the last time Johnny stopped by, you might want to consider getting here as early as you can to avoid the lines!


Posted Nov 06, 2015 by Kirby Kerr 0

Up Next in the Gallery: Jimbot

We love Milwaukee based artist JIMBOT (aka James Demski) so much that we've asked him back for his second exhibit of the year, this time a full gallery solo show!

The Birds and The Bots
Wooden Robots and Paintings by James Demski – JIMBOT
Opening Reception Friday, November 13, 7-10pm

JIMBOT will be in attendance at the opening reception and, as we are known to, we'll have free sodas and snacks plus music by DJ Sean Doe. Good times!

Exhibit continues through December 6, 2015.

Posted Oct 23, 2015 by Kirby Kerr 0

Up Next in the Gallery: Tony Rabit

Garden Party by Tony Rabit

Garden party

Chicago artist Tony Rabit takes over the gallery in October for a Garden Party! We're enamored with Tony's beautifully streamlined work (both prints from digital illustrations and paintings) and hope you love it as much as we do. 

Garden Party
New Works by Tony Rabit
Opening Reception Friday, October 16, 7-10pm

Tony will be in attendance at the opening reception and, yep, we'll have free sodas and snacks plus music by DJ Sean Doe.

Exhibit continues through November 8, 2015.

Posted Oct 09, 2015 by Kirby Kerr 0

Scott Tolleson Imperial Lotus Dragon Dunny Release Party

We're excited to announce we'll be hosting the official release party and signing for Scott Tolleson's new collaboration with Kidrobot, the Imperial Lotus Dragon Dunny!

Join us on release day, Friday, October 2, from 7-9pm where Scott will be on hand to do a signing and meet and greet fans, plus we'll have a mini-exhibit of Scott's works up in our side gallery and door prizes for attendees thanks to Kidrobot!

While we are currently accepting pre-orders for this amazing piece, we will also be reserving pieces for sale during the signing, so don't fret if you haven't secured one just yet! The Imperial Lotus Dragon Dunny sells for $100, stands 8 inches tall and has an impressive amount of sculpting making it one of the most most beautiful 8 inch Dunnys to date!

The mini exhibit will continue through November 8.

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 it unique take on contemporary culture at Kidrobot stores in San Francisco and Las Vegas and in select retailers worldwide.

About Scott Tolleson:

Scott has been interested in toys and art since he was a child growing up in Atlanta, GA. At 16, he moved to Southern California, where he eventually attended Cal State Fullerton and earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Illustration. Since 1998, Scott has worked for the Walt Disney Company in Entertainment Productions where he has designed pieces for various parades, venues and merchandise. 

Scott has also been busy outside of Disney. He is happiest when he is working on multiple projects. Past productions include the Tricycle Terror, Big Rollin' Rascal, Deadbeet, Kookie No Good, Otis & Otto and his recent line of original characters featuring Malicus & Trayjus. Scott also created the Nosellots plush line in 2011 which features 5 original characters. He has collaborated with a variety of companies including: Kidrobot, Google, Skybound, October Toys, Freak Store, Toy2R, 3dRetro, Topps, Clutter, Mighty Jaxx & Pobber. Currently, Scott is designing Walking Dead & Invincible blind box series for Skybound.


If you weren't already planning on coming out for this event we've got another reason you should really consider it....attendees will have a shot at winning a super rare blank Imperial Lotus Dragon! Just show up, collect a raffle ticket and we'll do the drawing at 8:45pm. No purchase necessary, must be present to win.


Posted Sep 08, 2015 by Kirby Kerr 0
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