If you’re a member of the Kidrobot Buy-Sell-Trade group on Facebook, you will have been looking forward to this release for some time now. Kendra Thomas (aka Kendra’s Customs) has been teasing her Adopt a Tiger Custom Kidrobot Dunny series for some time now, and today we can finally bring you details on how to grab your good deed for the day!
Kendra is releasing five custom Tiger Kidrobot Dunny next Saturday (23rd) over on her Etsy store HERE from 5pm BST (9am BST) priced at $110 (£81) shipped in the US, add $35 (£26) for international tracked shipping. Each Custom Tiger Dunny also comes with its own virtual WWF Adopt a Tiger. The tiger is under threat from a number of different factors, most of which are unfortunately human-made issues. Tigers are often targeted by poachers due to the high demand for these animals for traditional Asian medicines and also as status symbols, so the money raised from your purchase will help WWF’s attempt to double the number of Tigers in the wild by 2022.
Regarding the White Tiger chase, Kendra was hesitant to include the white tiger in this series, we’ll let Kendra explain why…
[quote cite=”Kendra’s Customs”]I was very reluctant to do a white tiger because while they may be beautiful, they are not purebred, they are actually only caused by severe inbreeding. But I figured by doing so, I can bring awareness to what they really are. The double recessive gene that causes the white tiger pigmentation causes many health problems and defects.
Only 1 out of 4 cubs born to a white tiger pair will be white, and about 80% of those white tiger cubs will die early one due to complications that come from the white pigmentation gene. Every white tiger is actually cross-eyed as well, whether or not it shows because the gene that causes the pigmentation also causes the optic nerve to be wired to the wrong side of the brain. This makes them very dependent on their owners (along with them not being as intelligent as a purebred tiger), thus better for people who use them in “shows”.
Also, most of the cubs that are born with the white tigers (but are most likely normal colored) suffer the same defects as the white tigers and are considered “throw away tigers”. They most likely will be killed at birth because the white tiger is the only one the breeders want out of the litter. (BigCatRescue.Org)[/quote]
Such a great cause & idea by Kendra! We love it. The custom paintwork looks great. We have no doubt that these five pieces will sell out SUPER quick, they’ve already seen a ton of interest on the Kidrobot BST group.
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WHEN: 23rd Sept at 5pm BST (9am PST)
PRICE: $110 shipped in the US (+$35 for tracked international shipping)
LIMITED: 5 (one chase)