Thursday, February 10, 2011

Behind the Bots - Bitbots Competition

Back at the end of November, we had the unique opportunity to enter several of our designs into a competition for bitbots, a vinyl toy hailing from the UK. The rules were straight forward, the reward incredible. Simply put, winners would have their designs included in an upcoming series of blind boxed bitbot toys.

Considering everything we do is very character driven and that our ultimate goal is to have our own toy series or be included in one, we jumped at the opportunity to make our mark. In the end, we entered 5 designs out of the 10 we came up with. Below are our entries:

In the end, we lost to some incredibly talented artists. And while we would have loved to be included in the series we are excited at the potential of future work with bitbots.

beep! boop! bop!
Jenn and Tony Bot

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Behind the Bots - Meth and Hot Dogs 2

We are very excited to announce that for the very first time The Bots will be included in a gallery show this spring.

The show, affectionately named "Meth and Hot Dogs 2" is the brain child of our friend Kill Taupe and will take place at toy haven Lift Designer Toys and Gallery in Royal Oak, Michigan.

The exhibit itself will bring together 39 extremely talented artists that have "an appreciation for the demented, cute, and strange."

As for us, we are currently deep in the planning phase as Kill Taupe has asked us to provide two custom toys and a collection of our handmade sculpts. Everything that we will send to the show will be completely original, never before seen, and will surely live up to the demented, cute, and strange that the show is guaranteeing.

So, keep an eye out during the upcoming weeks for more behind the scenes information as we move out of the planning phase and into design.

beep! boop! bop!
Jenn and Tony Bot