Friday, October 28, 2011

Lily the Zombie Girl Scout

Her cookies sales were the best,

Till one bad cookie led to death.

Placed 6 feet under, laid to rest.

The cause of death had other plans,

A zombie virus meant for man.

The living dead is what remained,

She left the grave in search of braaaains.

To us, Lily represents much more than just another customized toy. She represents our growth as artists not only as individuals, but as a team. She was truly a group effort from beginning to end and pushed Jenn's sculpting skills and my storytelling abilities to a whole new level. Lily is the whole package in terms of creative effort as she comes with a story, supporting graphics, and photographs that bring her to life. Lily is also our first custom vinyl toy to travel to another country. And not only is she traveling across the Atlantic to London, but she's going to the mecca of all toy stores: Kidrobot. She'll be surrounded by dozens of other pieces created by people so talented it's impossible to put into words.

From the minute Sneaky Raccoon asked us to be in her show, this piece changed the way we creatively approach our customs. We really wanted to push ourselves and ultimately feel that our process, as artists, has completely changed because of it. It was an amazing experience from start to finish and with the sculpting complete, we felt that the only way to photograph this piece properly was to take her to our local cemetery. Amidst 100 year old graves, creeping vines, mausoleums, and the autumn leaves, Lily really came to life.

Ultimately, we couldn't be more proud of our work and our ability to perform as a team. We're so excited to be part of Sneaky's show and even more than that, we're thankful for this opportunity.

beep! boop! bop!

Jenn and Tony Bot

Saturday, October 22, 2011


I'm not going to lie, as robots we often dream about world domination. Not the kind of domination that we all see in the movies, but rather the kind of domination where you can find one of our pieces on every continent, in every house, and on the shelves of every gallery. Needless to say, with our third show in three weeks, we feel like we have dominated the month of October.

So without further ado, introducing tri-Sarah-tops, our newest piece for This Is Halloween, a custom toy and art show being held at Daddy Kool Records in Saint Petersburg, FL.

Ultimately we are thrilled with how tri-Sarah-tops came out. From concept to finished product she is exactly what we had envisioned.

beep! boop! bop!

Jenn and Tony Bot

Friday, October 14, 2011

Being Sneaky

We are super excited to announce our participation in Sneaky Raccoon's upcoming custom art show at Kidrobot London.

The show appropriately titled "Tales From the Sneaky Crypt" is celebrating Sneaky's 5th anniversary and is packed with phenomenal artists.

We are blown away that Sneaky would give us such an amazing opportunity to help her celebrate and can't wait to share our piece with you.

Check back later for the full reveal. We promise, it's worth the wait!

beep! boop! bop!
Jenn and Tony Bot

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Busy Bots

It's hard to describe how insane this past month has been for the Jenn Bot and I. Since the Zeus show and the introduction of Astra and Vega, we have been asked to be part of four additional shows which all take place in October. YIKES! It has been exciting, stressful, and ultimately so much fun creating four unique characters for four amazing shows. And while we would love to spill the beans and show you everything we have, we can currently only share with you two of our newest pieces.


On October 1st, another one of our pieces found its way to LIFT Designer Toys and Gallery in Detroit for their MISSION: MUNNY show. The show was benefiting The Art Experience and welcomed any artist of any age to participate.

Being that our only parameter for the show was that we had to use the Munny platform for our piece, we went wild with ideas and then threw everything out the window for an idea that struck us at the very last minute.

The piece affectionately named Baby Betty, was inspired by our current obsession with the TV show Mad Men.

We don't know what we like more about her, the butt flap of the one piece pajamas, the throwback hair style, or the simplicity of her blanket.

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Opening a week later in Romeo, Michigan, we were super excited to participate in Heather Hansma's Day of the Dead inspired show at Starkweather Arts Center. The show was easily one of our favorites to date as it pushed us to create in a venue that we have never explored: death.

When we started brainstorming the piece we knew we wanted two things. We wanted to customize a Dunny and we wanted the piece to be a take on the sugar skull, a traditional symbol in Mexican culture.

Needless to say what followed was one of our biggest headaches to date. Our initial idea was a logistical nightmare and perhaps too ambitious for the time constraints that we were faced with. Forced to regroup we visited an idea that we had been tossing around for quite some time: a dead bride.

Thus, our piece was born. Kind of. After four *bleeping* attempts, which were a result of polymer clay baking disasters, our piece appropriately titled "Till Death Do Us Part" left our studio.

In the end, the bride ended up being one of our favorite pieces to date. Plus all the sweat, insanity, and tears made it all the better. For something "dead" we formed quite an attachment to it.

Check back soon as more exciting reveals are coming!

beep! boop! bop!

Jenn and Tony Bot