Unbox Industries continues it collaboration with Chinese artist Abao with two new soft vinyl art toy releases from her spider child series. With DeDe and Memi, Abao subverts ‘cute’ soft vinyl art toys with an unsettling injection of psychological horror.
The DeDe Chinese New Year Edition figure features the spider-like toddler in a celebratory red/black design with a white face and gold hands/feet. The new edition is a creepy + cute way to ring in the Year of the Ox.
The new Memi edition toy features brown hair, a blue + white plaid bow tie red hands/feet and a metallic silver heart. A follow-up to DeDe, Memi expands on the artist’s hybrid child/spider concept. DeDe still somewhat resembles a human child albeit with a spider-like body. In contrast, Memi is nearly all head with six arms/legs without a body to speak of. Memi’s senses have evolved as well with five eyes instead of Dede’s three.