Dead Zebra, the company known for its unique Android figures, has teamed up with a woodworker in NYC to create a small batch of figurines that will be made of solid wood. A small number will be available at Comic-Con, with another release coming later this year. The company also recently announced plans for a limited edition release of a Bear collectible in the coming months.
Over four years ago we got together with Queens NYC-based woodworker and toy maker NoliNoli (aka Ken Como) to discuss bringing a the Android character to life in a variety of natural woods. Over the years we produced two small batches, most of which ended up in the hands of friends at Google, but never made their way into the world at large.
I'm happy to finally get some of these guys out into the hands of fans and collectors, starting with a few that will be available at Comic Con (Dumbrella, Booth #1335!) This edition is made from a combination of regionally sourced FSC certified white oak and maple woods, finished with a natural shellac and bees wax for a nice soft sheen.
If you will be attending Comic-Con in California, you'll be able to stop by the Dumbrella booth to try and get one, but if not you'll have to hope to secure one in the release later this year. In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of the awesome Dead Zebra Android collectibles.