Rock Candy planned a project with Hong Kongs Garageworks to create our ﬁrst ﬁgure for the brand with the premiere vinyl / toy company and a fellow Hong Kong brand.
The plan was to create a unique hk x hk brand piece using one of our original and iconic gold & diamond jewelry pieces - ‘mr robotto’.
Using one of Rock Candy’s original pieces from 3 years ago, ‘Mr Robotto’ we wanted to create our ﬁrst ﬁgure. The basic design direction was inspired by the jewelry piece but with more detail. As with the jewelry item, and with most vinyl toys we wanted to keep the parts and components moveable. On the original pendant this included: arms, legs, head and an opening of a compartment on his back. But - we wanted to evolve this piece to make the best iteration of ‘mr robotto’ for this new vinyl toy market.
The final collection was decided to present:
- Full Colour - akin to original Gundam colours
- Matte and Gloss Black
- Gloss Metallic Gold
- Clear | See-through
The "Mr Robotto" figurine came with an opening chest, like the old toy robots of our youth, but this one exposed an array of stereo and musically inspired 'guts'. Knobs, switches, amplifiers, speakers etc - all once again playing with the miss-mash of Rock Candy's musically inspired origins.
Figure was planned as a small run of 100 per colour | 13 inches | Resin