Making it's debut at the the recent New York Comic Con was FOOX's ORGAN DONORS = a series of 3.25 inch tall figurines with "organs for heads! (FYI: Original hand-painted resins were showcased). With a total of 9 organs represented in 24 colorways - the final production figure will be in vinyl, and sport 5 points of articulation per figure. CLICK THRU FOR MORE.
Designed by Foox and produced by ESC Toy, ORGAN DONORS is set to hit shelves by the second week of March. I personally think these are quite brill, a nice blend of form and purpose, with a touch of humor (the "Black Market Kidney is hilarious :p). Peep the product-stats:
WHAT: ORGAN DONORS by FOOX [www]
DESIGNS: 9 Organs in 24 Colorways
RELEASE-DATE: Hits shelves second week of March 2009
QUANTITY: Only 12k worldwide.
PACKAGE: All ORGAN DONORS come individually packaged in a blind box with foil wrap on the inside - meaning, it is a surprise as to which ORGAN DONOR you will receive- no peeking!
RATIO-REMARKS: Some ORGANS are more rare than others (Lion Heart, Purple Heart, etc) and all come wearing the vinyl hospital gown with the butt cheeks showing.
QUESTION: Why Organ Donors?
ANSWER: ORGAN DONORS is a vinyl toy concept that I really fell in love with. The idea actually came to me when a member of my wife's family had to have a double lung transplant. He has had Cystic Fibrosis since the day he was born and he was lucky enough to get a set of lungs from an Iron Man athlete. Someone's lungs helped this family member to live longer than ever expected. It was practically a miracle! This miracle was the seed for the ORGAN DONORS by FOOX vinyl toy series.
QUESTION: How long has this project been developing until now?
ANSWER: We have been working on this project for a year- we've gone through the entire process from sketches to 3-D vinyls so we want everyone to see them!
(cheers for the headsup, Jessica!)