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44 TOYS

LIMITED EDITION

2000 Numbered copies

PRICE

Product is limited. Please inquire.

OBJECT

Plastic toy figurines.

WEIGHT

5.00 lb

SIZE(LxWxH)

18.50 in x 2.25 in x 5.75 in

With the set of limited-edition designer Kidrobot toys that comprised issue 44, Visionaire just wanted to have fun. But it (inadvertently?) set off a worldwide craze for the ten delightfully witty humanoid characters created by designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, and Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton. Complete with mini accessories like cell phones, cameras, and martini glasses, this army of toys was part of one of the most highly sought-after Visionaire issues ever — grown adults behaved a lot like children in attempts to get their hands on a copy. For Kidrobot founder Paul Budnitz, the series defined a moment for his toy label, expanding beyond its strictly street fan base. “We were really just kind of emerging,” Budnitz remembers. “We were focused on working with graffiti artists and street artists, and Visionaire was a way for us to connect with designers, which was really fun.” While most of the issue’s toys wear innocent smiles, Budnitz saw a vaguely sexual element in their slightly phallic shape, which was designed by Visionaire’s Greg Foley. But he concedes, “at the same time, they were very sweet and modern and sophisticated.” 

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