Hip-hop / pop star Travie McCoy will be at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday and Saturday to release and sign his new Ikaru$ art toy produced by MINDstyle. While he’s likely best known for the hit song ‘I Wanna Be a Billionaire’ with Bruno Mars, McCoy originally focused on art, attending art school, working as a tattoo artist and later a full-time painter prior to his breakout with Gym Class Heroes.
The new toy reinterprets Icarus from Greek mythology, who perished as a result of flying too near to the sun, thus melting his wings, as a modern tale of unlimited aspiration. The 10” figure features the character’s iconic wings, wide eyes and a trendy backpack. Limited to 500 pieces, the debut edition will be available for $80 from the MINDstyle booth [#4845] where Travie will be signing on Friday at 2 PM and Saturday at 1 PM