Major update coming from Philip Lee the man behind the Classicbot line! At DesignerCon 2019 prototypes was on shown. Last Week Philp announced the iBoy will be launched as a Kickstarter which will see a discount for everyone who backs the campaign as well as some special edition iBoys.
Like Theresa Hawkins said when she saw the prototype at Dcon ” I love their classic computer toy designs with fun interchangeable parts and accessories. Being able to mix and match and play around with a toy’s display is so much fun! They’ve got a new design in the works called iBoy – a fun play on the old school iPod – and had prototypes on display at their booth. They’re looking to do a Kickstarter to fund the project so keep your eyes peeled for deets. This design has been a wip for some time now, so fingers crossed this cutie gets funded and out in the world!”- Theresa Hawkins
The anticipated release of his “iBoy”! Apple fanboys are you ready as the prototype is done and already in production as we speak. Like we said before, we have long being a fan of Classicbot and their Apple-inspired releases (read HERE) we have a few already in our collection but our interest was piqued when we saw that in the near future there will be an iBoy released by Classicbot, his take on the cute iPod (remember those?!) This week, Philip showed the updated iBoy prototype.
Boy will be launching on Kickstarter on March 17th. All backers will receive a limited edition gift besides the iBoy figure. Go to bit.ly/iboykicstarter to sign up to be notified when Kickstarter goes live and get a Super Early Bird Discount.
While we have your attention, hows about a newly released limited edition plush of Classicbot?
The all-new Medium Size Classicbot Plush is a lot of fun. At 12 inches (30.5cm) tall, this designer plush is of the perfect size to hug.
There are two interesting features. Six unique velcros backed pixel pieces are provided, so you can create your own facial expressions. The numbers of expression an emotion you can express with them are endless. The arms are articulated, making it much more fun to play with.
Just like any Classicbot product, the production quality is of top-notch. It is made with high-quality fabric that is very soft to touch. The details of the original computer are faithfully recreated with fine embroidery.
The Medium Size Classicbot Plush is co-created with plush expert Dark Label HK. It will be handmade in a small studio. The estimated date to be shipped is around the end of April 2019.
The Medium Size Classicbot Plush is designed with adult collectors in mind. It is not suitable for any person under 14 years old.
Look out for more Classicbots! If you missed out on the original classic version you’re in luck head over to https://classicbot.com/store/ before they disappear for good.
Our LIVE unboxing of the Classicbot classic below.
Classicbot is a brand created by playsometoys, an independent toy company in Hong Kong.
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