DBND0001

Title:
Akashi 5yl - Standard Edition
SKU:
DBND0001
Medium: 
Vinyl
Artist(s): 
Dave Bondi
Description: 

by Dave Bondi

From artist Dave Bondi comes Akashi 5yl - a brand new take on the vinyl toy he originally created in 2008. Following the success of sold-out exclusive colorways at SDCC and NYCC in 2013, the standard edition of Akashi 5yl is now ready to hit the shelves. The 8" figure is highly poseable with seven points of articulation, a removable hat, an additional set of hands, and replaceable eyes with heart shaped pupils. With a great suggested retail price of $65, Akashi is sure to be popular with collectors and casual shoppers alike.

"I love these guys and it just made sense to mash them up. Mickey represents all the cartoon characters that I worshiped as a kid - Bugs, Daffy, Chip & Dale and dozens of others. They made me want to draw and inspired me to one day become an animator. I also remember the first time I played Donkey Kong and how amazing it was that a video game could be more than just a spaceship shooting a pixel. Mario had personality and you could make him jump and run around. I knew at age 12 that I also wanted to create video games. So Akashi is in a sense a "thank you" to them and also a bit of a self portrait."