Archive for the ‘Brands’ Category
2013 at 01:06 pm by admin | Comments Off
Kidrobot has announced the line-up and theme for the brand new Dunny 2013 series! Featuring 14 artists and 20 different designs, this year’s theme is the circus side-show; a variety of unique Dunnys, each as strange, horrifying, and adorable as the next, will make up the main attraction for this year’s Dunny carnival.
This line of adorable abominations will be available at TOMODACHI, both at our in-store location in Rosedale Shopping Center as well as online, on June 14th. Make sure to pick up a few while you can, and take home a freak show all your own!
2013 at 06:13 pm by admin | Comments Off
French apparel company Lacoste has collaborated with Tezuka Productions in a special collection of apparel, inspired by Osamu Tezuka’s infamous manga works.
Hiroaki Ohya, the designer of this new collection, wanted to reflect Tezuka’s thoughts on the human dream through the pieces selected for the apparel. Releasing shirts covered in illustrations and manga panels from Astro Boy, Black Jack, and The Mysterious Underground Men, Lacoste began accepting orders on their online website, at $78 for t-shirts and $165 for polos.
Along with these exclusive shirt releases, Lacoste has also unveiled its new limited edition “Lacoste L!VE x Osamu Tezuka” shoes, coated in beautiful Astro Boy illustrations and decals. Only 50 pairs of these exclusive shoes will be made, and Lacoste has started taking preorders for them on their website for $170 a pair. These beautiful pieces of apparel are certain to be a hit with Tezuka fans and designers alike, so make sure to order some while they’re still available!
2013 at 02:28 pm by admin | Comments Off
Daniel Simon, born in Stalsund, Germany, is a concept designer who is well-known for his automotive designs, as well as his brand, Cosmic Motors, which specializes in futuristic virtual vehicles. Simon began his career by working as senior designer at influential companies like Bugatti and Volkswagen, later founding his own studio in 2005, where he offers his design services to both the automotive industry as well as other clients, including movie studios. Creating a variety of innovative concepts through is Cosmic Motors brand, he printed a book based off of them in 2007, which has been published in English, German, and Japanese.
Because of the success of his designs, he was invited to work on Disney’s “Tron Legacy”, creating the iconic light bike and light jet designs. Since then, he has worked on a variety of movies, designing vehicles for “Captain America”, “Prometheus”, and the recently released “Oblivion”. Working in a sleek, stylized form, Simon’s work combines a minimalist and realist feel with technology from both the past and the future to create his own unique style. Ranging from planes, submarines, cars, motorcycles, and tanks, Daniel Simon is making a name for himself as an innovator and pioneer in the design field.
2013 at 03:11 pm by admin | Comments Off
Easy Hey and Artoyz have collaborated over the past few years to create the designer vinyl collection, the popular Elements series. Now, these adorable character are finally available at TOMODACHI! Leading the pack is the First Degree Elements 4-pack, whose paintjobs and colors were designed by Easy Hey himself. This set of four 3″ vinyls comes with Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, and each figure is made of swappable pieces; mix and match them any way you see fit! This set is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide, making it a rare and valuable set of cute little critters. Alongside the First Degree set, TOMODACHI has also received a variety of 8″ DIY Elements figures. All four elements are available in both standard white and glow-in-the-dark green. Pick your favorite element and get customizing!
2013 at 01:53 pm by admin | Comments Off
Introducing artist double-team 123Klan and two of their iconic Fellastar characters! A collaboration with toy manufacturer Artoyz, each of these two galactic travelers comes with articulated limbs, color-coded guitar, and matching visor hat. Fellastar, the orange standard release version, is described as small and ingenious, while his green counterpart Newtron was a European exclusive release. Each of these 6″ vinyl figures was a limited edition release; Fellastar was limited to 700 figures worldwide, while Newtron had 500. Both of these exclusive and rare figures won’t stick around for long, so pick one up before they blast off!
2013 at 10:44 am by admin | Comments Off
Luke Chueh returns to the world of designer vinyls alongside Munky King, and has revived one of his most iconic pieces: the Target statue! Based on one of Chueh’s many illustrations, this release of the Target comes in an exclusive new colorway, featuring a stunning black and gold finish! The 10.5″ tall, bullet-ridden backdrop contrasts with the minimalist aesthetic of the 6.5″ bear, creating a truly unique art piece. The bear comes with a brush and bucket accessory, and the wall can even interlock with other Target statues to create an expansive diorama! TOMODACHI is proud to carry these exclusive new Target statues. At $120, only 500 of these pieces were released worldwide, making this a very limited and valuable statue. Keep this bear in your sights, because he won’t be around for much longer!
2013 at 04:02 pm by admin | Comments Off
Straight from the mind of South African artist Colus, The Hunted is coming to TOMODACHI, courtesy of Kidrobot! This brand new 8″ tall Dunny embodies a springbok, an antelope species native to South Africa, crated and painted in stunning black and white vinyl. Sporting unique ear sculpts and paintjob, as well as an original, super glossy wood grain trophy plaque mounted around its neck, this beautiful trophy is limited to 1250 pieces worldwide. TOMODACHI will be releasing The Hunted, on April 11th. At $75, make sure you pick up one of these exclusive figures before they go extinct!
2013 at 01:12 pm by admin | Comments Off
TOMODACHI will be releasing the Post-Apocalypse Dunny series online on February 28th, at 2 AM CST, and at 10 AM CST in-store at our Rosedale location! Both single boxes and cases of 16 figures will be available for purchase. TOMODACHI will be serving a complimentary refreshment throughout the day for customers who purchase a Post-Apocalypse Dunny blind box in-store. Meanwhile, customers who purchase an entire case of 16 blind boxes (limited to one case per person/household) will be given a surprise $20 goodie bag, courtesy of your friends at TOMODACHI! This offer is only available while supplies last, so make sure to set some time aside to visit us and take advantage of this limited-time offer, and to pick up some cool new Dunnys while you’re at it!
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2013 at 06:11 pm by admin | Comments Off
In a world without food, water, or hope, there is still vinyl. Dunny, specifically. San Franciso-based artist Huck Gee brings us a adorably grim view of the future with the Post Apocalypse Dunny blind box set! Each of these 3″ tall battle-hardened Dunny figures represents a different denizen of the post apocalypse, including mecha troopers, starving bike thugs, zombie-killing ninjas, and even airborne chopper kids! This limited edition blind box set makes its debut on February 28, and TOMODACHI is proud to be carrying this exciting line. At $9.95 a figure, they won’t last long, either! Pick one up before they return to their wasteland for good!
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2013 at 05:46 pm by admin | Comments Off
We’re excited to be getting new vinyl collectables by artist Jeremy Tinder, appropriately titled Tinder Toys. All three varieties of the 3.5 inch vinyls will be available, including Rabburt, Clem, and Boyger.
Jeremy Tinder is a Chicago-based artist who also teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago, Marwen Foundation, and Evanston Art Center. Although he works mainly in paint and comics, his new vinyl creations bring the best of both worlds together. Check out the great box art that features a comic on the inside!