Dunny Series 4
No, we're not entirely convinced by some of the designs (though sometimes these things look better in your hand than on the webpage), but it's still HUGE news in the Scoboco household that tomorrow, September 27, at 11:00am, Kidrobot is launching Dunny: Series 4.
In case you don't know what the heck's going on, this is a series of, well, Dunny-shaped vinyl objets d' art (aka "toys"), each created by, in this case, 20 different designers and artists. They're fun and beautiful to look at and display (move aside Series 3... here comes Series 4!!), make for excellent gifts, and, of course, are insanely collectible.... especially since 1) they're sold "blind," so you never which Dunny you're buying; and 2) the odds of getting any individual design range from annoyingly common to maddeningly rare.
Dunny Series 4 are likely to be sold in lots of places (Urban Outfitters carried 3, for example), but Kidrobot, on Prince Street between West Broadway and Wooster, is sort of Dunny ground zero. By the way, we found one of only 400 "Golden Tickets" last time around, and plan on doing so again. And here's a great page, offering an up-close-and-personal portrait of every Dunny ever designed.