Mike Burnett makes amazing hand-crafted and painted wood toys. In a fit of creative insanity, he created a wood DIY figure just for the Neighborwood show that went down in Portland back in December ’06. Thanks to Bigshot Toyworks, artists all over will now get a chance to paint on a real wood DIY figure with the imminent release of the production Neighborwood figures.
Neighborwood comes in a ready to paint and hang wood box with a target retail price of somewhere between $40 – $45. The first run is 500 figures but if they get snatched up, Bigshot Toyworks will create a new supply to field a global army of custom wood figures. Visit Bigshot Toyworks at NYCC (4.18 – 4.20) in booth #949 to check out Neighborwood and their other sweet toys. No promises, but it sounds like a small supply of Neighborwood figures might be avaliable for purchase at the show.