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Founded by designer Paul Budnitz in 2002, Kidrobot is the world’s premier designer and retailer of limited edition art toys and apparel. Kidrobot merges urban street trends, fashion, and pop art to produce limited edition, collectible toys and apparel. Kidrobot products feature unique collaborations with top international artists with backgrounds as diverse as graffiti, fine art, fashion, industrial design, graphic design, illustration, and music.
The designer toys sold at Kidrobot are the centerpieces of a new and growing artistic movement. Many artists that work with Kidrobot have gained celebrity status and have huge followings, including USA artists Tristan Eaton, Paul Budnitz, Frank Kozik, Tim Biskup, Huck Gee, Joe Ledbetter, Tara McPherson; the design collective eBoy (Germany); Devilrobots & Mad Barbarians (Japan); Tilt and Mist (France); TADO and Pete Fowler (UK); Nathan Jurevicius (Australia); and many others.
Many Kidrobot toys are extremely rare and collectible and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Toy artists often choose to create a series of only a few hundred or a few thousand pieces, so once a toy is sold out, it's sold out forever. Kidrobot toys retail from $6 to $20,000, and may appreciate in value over time.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) acquired 13 Kidrobot toys in late 2007, which are now part of the museum’s collection. Three toys are currently on display as part of the museum’s “Just In: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection” installation.
In 2009 Kidrobot and Paramount Pictures announced that they were working on a major feature film involving Kidrobot characters, executive produced by Paul Budnitz. The film is slated for release in 2011.
Paul Budnitz introduced Kidrobot’s vibrant line of apparel in 2006. Based on Kidrobot’s unique aesthetic, and produced in limited edition, the company’s much sought-after apparel line can only be found at Kidrobot stores, online at kidrobot.com, and in select retailers worldwide.
Kidrobot operates store-galleries in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami. Kidrobot products can also be found at select boutique retailers around the world.