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MAXX & BB And Balloon Boy By The World of Tim Burton x Michael Lau Figures Kickstarter

Back in November, we saw Tim Burton and Michael Lau’s “MAXX & BB AND BALLOON BOY” figures hit Asia’s crowdfunding platform FringeBacker. The World of Tim Burton x Michael Lau has now launched a Kickstarter campaign which is more well known in the West and your chance to own and support the project.

The World of Tim Burton” Brings Together Renowned Local Artist Michael Lau and Tim Burton

The most anticipated worldwide hit – “The World of Tim Burton” Touring Exhibition has been staged in Hong Kong from November till 23 January 2017. The exhibition unleashed an unprecedented Tim Burton collaboration with renowned Hong Kong contemporary artist Michael Lau who is dubbed “Godfather of Urban Vinyl,” for his iconic urban vinyl artworks.

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The city is filled with the quirky vibe of Tim Burton. The visionary director’s new movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children hits the big screens and kick starts the various upcoming Tim Burton events including the most anticipated worldwide hit – “The World of Tim Burton” Touring Exhibition this November. The organizer has announced yet another unprecedented Tim Burton collaboration with renowned local contemporary artist Michael Lau who is dubbed “ Godfather of Urban Vinyl,” for his iconic urban vinyl artworks.

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  • 1 piece of The World of Tim Burton x Michael Lau 12” Action Figure based on Balloon Boy, The World of Tim Burton
  • 2 special edition tickets to the exhibition
  • The backer’s name will be featured on the Mosaic Wall in the exhibition venue
  • The delivery arrangement will be further updated by email. Delivery fee is not included
  • Targeted delivery date of the figure: Feb in 2017
  • HKD 2,500 (Limited to 500 Sets; 400 Sets available at KickStarter)

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Michael Lau will be recreating two iconic characters – Tim Burton’s Balloon Boy (2009) in a 12” action figure and Lau’s iconic Gardener duo, Maxx and his pet BB, in a 6” vinyl figure. Paying tribute to Tim Burton, Lau reinterprets the characters by seamlessly merging the signature style of both artists in an approach that truly embraces their respective creative uniqueness. Paying homage to Burton and showcasing Lau’s style, the characters combine the signature spiral arrow and iconic eyes from Lau’s crazy children’s (2001) series.

Michael Lau says, “I have great respect for Tim Burton. We are both creators of characters. His work inspires me a lot. I’m very honoured to have been invited to participate in this project, where I can reinterpret Burton’s character with a ‘Michael Lau’ twist, and recreate my own character adding Burton’s essence. I like the synergy a lot. It’s my dream that my own character can appear in Tim Burton’s movies. It’s still a dream to me but now I feel like I’m 1 step closer, and I’ll always wait for Tim’s nod.”

Bound to spin-off a new wave of frenzy, a limited quantity of just 500 figures of each character will be produced, all individually numbered. The figures will be available for purchase as 2 of the packages in “The World of Tim Burton” x Kickstarter  – Be Part of It! Programme and their prototypes will be displayed at the exhibition shop. Making it clear that no additional figurines will be produced, they are a must-have for all Burton and Lau fans and collectors alike.

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  • 1 piece of The World of Tim Burton x Michael Lau 6” Vinyl Figure based on Maxx & BB, Michael Lau Gardener Series
  • 2 special edition tickets to The World of Tim Burton Hong Kong
  • The backer’s name will be featured on the Mosaic Wall in the exhibition venue
  • The delivery arrangement will be further updated by email. Delivery fee is not included
  • Targeted delivery date of the figure: Feb in 2017
  • HKD 1,600 (Limited to 500 Sets, 400 Sets available at KickStarter)

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Direct link to Kickstarter crowdfunding HERE. Campaign ends on .

The World of Tim Burton Hong Kong Opens 5th November 2016 till the January 23rd 2017. The World of Tim Burton Hong Kong: tickets are now available at Cityline. Secure your tickets HERE.

ArtisTree, Taikoo Place Cornwall House, 1/F King’s, King’s Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

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“The World of Tim Burton” is organised by Jenny He, Independent Curator, in collaboration with Tim Burton Productions, and presented in Hong Kong by TAO Company. Exhibition venue sponsored by Swire Properties Taikoo Place.

For further information & ticketing information, please stay tuned with us with the below:
Website : www.TheWorldOfTimBurton.hk

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Find the FB event page at https://www.facebook.com/TimBurtonHK/

http://www.crazysmiles.com/

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