Yesterday packaging images from upcoming Kidrobot x Sanrio figures hit the interweb. First there was Frank Kozik’s packaging for a devilish Hello Kitty figure (based on this Three Apples painting) and then shortly after Amanda Visell’s Badtz Maru. Pretty exciting, Hello Kitty is huge worldwide and these figures should certainly increase exposure for the artists involved and designer toys as a whole.
After digging around a bit on the ‘net and elsewhere, here’s a little more info. The release is a likely a ways off yet (in 2010), the figures are apparently medium sized (not minis), and the list of artists includes Tara McPherson. Here’s guessing that the new toys might be part of Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary.