The mighty pungent fruit the Durian gets a figure! The Durian fruit is one of those things, either you Love it or hate it but Ton Mak of FLABJACKS, clearly has a thing for the Durian as he’s designed a figure after the funky smelling fruit. Powered by the folks at ToyZero Plus it’s the only Durian of its kind not to go off.
Dug is a kind hearted, soft and delicate durian with permanently funky smell. He has a positive outlook in life despite battles with his body odour. … Made possible by ToyZero plus Looking for a loving home
Dug the Durian By FLABJACKS will makes its debut at LOW POSE YELLOW PROJECT 2017 so if you’re around go check it out for yourself. We never thought a Durian could look be turned into something so cute and weird at the same time. Would be cool if it was scented, HA.
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ToyZero Plus did a pertty cool interview with Ton Mak which you can check below and get to know more about Ton and Dug.
“We are happy to invited Ton Mak from Flabjacks, to do a small interview with Ton based on the her personal stuff and something relate to Toyzeroplus and Toys. Let’s check out our conversation!”
1.When creating Flabjacks characters, is there any reasons behind for it’s special characteristic?
Ton: I wanna bring happiness to everyone through these characters, so based on their characteristics, you can see that they all look fatty and with double-chins. Although their shape doesn’t looks perfect, but they have kind heart and special stories behind.
2.Do you collect any toys? What kind of toys do you like?
Ton: Personally I’m not a die-hard fan of toys, but I will support artists and their works by collect their toys, like Sticky Monsters is one of the example.
3.What do you think about the toy culture? How would you think that a designer toy means to you?
Ton: I think being an artist, having our own 3D designer toy is one of the most exciting thing as we normally focus on 2D creations. I think designer toy can really bring the connection together with the toy creators & collectors, as both are really passionate on toys, like what I can see in the Toy Expo has created a friendly culture into the industry.
4.Previously you had created characters base on pancake, baguette, broccoli, etc. Why you have decided to create the new one with Durian?
Ton: This is really an organic idea when I created this character, I never think of what it need to be but once it born, it seems look like an 100% fresh durian, then it naturally becomes Dug!
5.Tell us more about your ideas/impression of bringing “Dug The Durian” into a designer toy with TOYZEROPLUS.
Ton: By turning our created characters into a toy product, not only for me but other artists, this is something really amazing! I think working with TOYZEROPLUS in this toy project runs really smooth, and everything goes well as we expected. I will be looking forward to the next toy project.
6.Fan would like to know more about your exhibition in April, and of coz “Dug The Durian” designer toy will be launch during the show. Will it be the first time to introducing Art toy as one of your accessories in your collection?
Ton: I’m attending Creative Expo Taiwan and will bring along Dug The Durian with me, and introducing my first vinyl collectable toy to my fan.
(interview ripped from ToyZero Plus)