Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Toy Army - Deadly Sins Labbit Mini Series

Hi all! Happy Tuesday. Hope your day is off to a good start. I am excited to say that Toy Army (Tuesdays) are back! I have added quite a bit to my collection and look forward to sharing bits and pieces with you all along with other toy tidbits - i'd also like for you to share bits of your collection too! Wahoo. Well here it goes...

8 Deadly Sins Labbit Mini Series By Kronk

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Quick Background (please click on links within the text to learn more)

Who is Kronk?
Kronk is an illustrator/toy designer/graphic artist from Cape Town, South Africa. He is the talented artist behind this wild series.

What is a Labbit?
(I am answering this for the newbies) Labbits - Aka - Smorkin' Labbits were created by Frank Kozik - a self taught artist who produces awesome gig posters and vinyl toys. He also happens to be one of my favorite artists in the vinyl toy world (the large pink figure above is an example of one of Kozik's Smorkin' Labbits).

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The series

The 8 Deadly Sins Series originally went on sale July 26th, 2012 in Kidrobot stores. Th 2.5 inch blindbox figures embody the following vices - sloth, pride, envy, dejection, greed, lust, gluttony, wrath, and stupidity. Each figure comes with a unique design and card. The three I own are wrath, lust, and dejection (blue variant).

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I don't own any other pieces by Kronk currently but I love this series. I really enjoy his illustration style and would like to complete this quirky set some day. The sloth design is my personal favorite.

note:I am still working out the kinks in this series. I could go on and on about all of the artists but I find it is best to keep blog posts short and to the point. Right? Or would you prefer more info? I hope that an overview of the artists and toys will peak your interest so that you can click through the links to learn more if you'd like and to help others from feeling overwhelmed - we will see how things progress in time.

Anywho... next week is all about Kathie Olivas, my favorite artist. I can't wait to share her work with you all :] I will have to break her posts up in to a series in itself. Also, if you would like to show off your toy collection on ShyScout feel free to leave me a comment or shoot me an email at shyscoutblog@gmail.com.

12 comments:

  1. I love this series. I don't have a toy collection, but I love learning about artists/their backgrounds/and inspiration.

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    1. I am glad you like learning about the toys and their artists. Glad I am not rambling off to no one, haha. It is a pretty cool series :]

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  2. What a unique series! Lovely. I used to be a big collector of vinyl toys before I moved :( I will say that labbits are my favorite.

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    1. It is a pricey hobby unfortunately. Labbits are definitely up there with my faves as well :]

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  3. I've never heard of Kronk. Loving the art on the rabbits. Such a unique set of toys. Love it.

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    1. I hadn't heard of him...well learned of him until I bought these. I had seen his work before but hadn't taken the time to look in to it. They are a pretty neat set.

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  4. i've enjoyed seeing all these guys on instagram! what a great collection!

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    1. Thank you! Haha. Some days I fear I go a bit overboard with it. But they are pretty darn neat.

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  5. I just love your toy collection! :D So much cute!

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  6. I never heard of these, and now I did ;) Cool little guys....

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