I always get excited when I get a new press release from illustrator/designer toy maker Patrick Wong and this new J Dilla inspired Resin-Vinyl custom toy is a perfect example why! This is one of the best HipHop themed designer toys I’ve seen in a long time, check out the details below:
Canadian illustrator Patrick Wong is set to release his hand-crafted designer toy commemorating the late hip hop producer/emcee J-Dilla September 16th, 2014. The extremely limited edition part-resin / part-vinyl Madl measures 7 inches high and available to only 10 pieces worldwide with one original sculpt.
The release is based on the legendary Detroit producer/emcee of Slum Village who had produced a series of memorable tracks for artists like A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Busta Rhymes, Mos Def among others before dying at the age of 32.
The 7 inch J Dilla aka Jay Dee designer toy comes with an accessory mini record crate featuring a Bobby Caldwell LP. Caldwell’s “Open Your Eyes” from this album was sampled by J Dilla and eventually lead to a Grammy nomination in 2001 for Common’s “The Light”.
9 of the 10 numbered pieces will be available to order at Patrick’s webshop (http://patrickwong.bigcartel.com/product/j-dilla-resin-figure) on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 9:00AM PST or 12:00 PM Eastern. Each are priced at $150 plus trackable shipping.
The original sculpt/custom toy (based on a 5″ MadL platform toy) will be exhibited at the Vinyl Thoughts 5 art show September 25th, 2014 at The Quixotic World in Deep Ellum – Dallas, Texas.
Yo….only 10 of this awesome piece will be available so you better be quick with that buy button on September 16th, this is gonna sell out dumb fast!
Big Salute to Patrick Wong for always creating Vinyl and Resin HipHop masterpieces!!