No matter where you fall on the great Candy Corn Debate, there's no denying that this is a sweet toy!
This hand-painted version of the 4-inch tall vinyl figure was designed by Frank Kozik and produced by Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi. Jerome is articulated in one place (at the cone) and, should you want him to kick his smorkin' habit, comes with a completely removable smork accessory!
Candy Corn Jerome is a limited and numbered edition of 50 pieces, 25 of which will be available exclusively from Clutter Magazine's NYCC booth #603 with the remainder being released on rotofugi.com on Tuesday, October 13th for those that can't make it to NYCC.
Get yourself a sweet seasonally-appropriate treat for only $19.95!
Thanks Rotofugi Secret Agent Man Edward Gielow for the color way idea!
The nominations for the Fifth Annual Designer Toy Awards sponsored by Clutter Magazine are out and we're excited to be nominated for both Best Toy Store and Best Online Toy Store!
It's not for us to say, but if you think we're the best and would like to give us your vote you can do so right here. Both Best Toy Store and Best Online Toy Store are publicly voted categories, so it's all up to you!
Note: If you don't already have an account on the Designer Toy Awards site you'll need to create one (it's free).Votes are limited to one per person per category.
Voting ends September 15.
Thank you for your consideration and thanks to Clutter Magazine for helping recognize excellence in designer toys!
UPDATE: Voting is closed now, thanks to everyone who voted!
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.
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.
We'll be open abbreviated hours on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day. We'll be here 11a-3p for you!
Also, please note that there will be no shipping on Monday since both USPS and UPS are taking the day off. Thanks for your understanding.
We're pretty much in love with Laura Berger. There, we said it. We sell her prints and greeting cards in the store all the time, but this will be her first exhibit with us in the gallery and we could not be happier. The Chicago artist's paintings are often serene and meditative but almost always have a deep feeling of real emotion that we always find moving. That, combined with a wonderful subdued color palette, makes her one of our favorites!
Everything is Coming to You
New Works by Laura Berger
Opening Reception Friday, September 11, 7-10pm
Laura 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 October 11