TOYS: KOZIK X KID ROBOT “GOON SQUAD” MINI BUSTS
They say that absolute power corrupts absolutely, but we’ll gladly bow down down to Frank Kozik‘s latest series of vinyl collectibles for Kid Robot, which take playful aim at some of history’s fiercest dictators. The famed graphic artist—the mastermind behind the ultra-popular Labbit character and creator of iconic concert posters for the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Red Hot Chili Peppers—once again teamed up with premier toymaker Kid Robot, this time to produce “Goon Squad,” a series of 4-inch mini busts featuring the tongue-in-cheek likenesses of Kim Jong-il, Fidel Castro, Ayatollah Khomeini, Vladimir Lenin, and Ronald Reagan. (Based on that last one, we’re guessing Kozik’s not a Republican.) These little guys may lack stature, they’re definitely big on charm. Let them take over your world—or at least a part of your desk. $9.95 each, available at Kid Robot stores and KidRobot.com.