Kidrobot is set to open its first ever store-gallery overseas at Selfridges Oxford Street, London. From January 22 to February 21, 2009, the Selfridges Concept Store, located in The Wonder Room, will be transformed into the Kidrobot universe through eye-popping window displays, a curated collection of limited edition merchandise, ultra-exclusive new releases, and an artist-studded release party for Kidrobot’s Ye Olde English Dunny Series.
Larger-than-life-sized inflatable toys designed by Kidrobot’s creative team will take over the Concept Store’s windows along Orchard and Oxford Street. The one thousand square foot store-gallery will sell everything from signature toys like Munny and Dunny to tees and hoodies to a collection of bags kitted-out in original prints and toys. The space will also feature Kidrobot’s coveted accessory line by Tarina Tarantino, Frank Kozik’s Labbit stools, and 20-inch vinyl toys customized by world-famous UK artists such as ilovedust and Jon Burgerman.
To mark this epic collaboration, Kidrobot and Selfridges are launching the store-gallery with a release party for Kidrobot’s Ye Olde English Dunny Series, a 17-figure lineup of art toys designed by top UK artists such as ilovedust, Clutter, Triclops, Jon Burgerman and TADO. In addition, Kidrobot created an exclusive version of their highly anticipated Kidrobot 16, which will be available only at the Kidrobot x Selfridges store-gallery. Known as UK Punk, this insanely rare figure comes complete with a Union Jack paint job, a studded belt, and will drop in a limited edition run of 300 pieces.
Selfridges Concept Store
The Wonder Room
400 Oxford Street
London W1A 1AB
Events and release dates after the jump…
Events and Release Dates:
- The store-gallery kicks off January 22nd from 6PM to 8:30PM with the world premiere of the Ye Olde English Dunny Series. Artists in the 17-figure series, such as ilovedust, Clutter, Triclops, Jon Burgerman and TADO, will be on deck to celebrate the release.
- January 29th Kidrobot pays homage to its punk rock roots with UK Punk, an exclusive version of the 16th edition of its iconic Kidrobot figure. Only 300 pieces will be available.
- February 5th Artist and concert poster designer Frank Kozik’s 1984 Smorkin’ Labbit is revealed. The 10-inch vinyl piece comes packed in a collector’s edition box featuring a collage of Ronald Regan photos.
- The Kidrobot x Selfridges Store-gallery will be located at 400 Oxford Street and will operate from January 22 through February 21.
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