Wood as a material seems to be taking on a more prominent role in the Urban Vinyl scene, increasingly upstaging, well, vinyl. This may be best highlighted by previous releases such as the Misko Mini Series and the upcoming wooden Cherry Gumdrop release from 64 Colors. Each figure is hand made from Michigan cherry wood and is twice the size of a normal vinyl Gumdrop. Due out August 8th, the wooden Cherry Gumdrop will be priced at $125.
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Urban vinyl, and rightfully so, had traditionally been associated with figures made out of plastic.But, KidRobot, along with artist Nathan Jurevicius aim to squash this stereotype by releasing a figure series made entirely out of wood. The Misko Mini Series, inspired by ancient folk tales from Jurevicius’ Lithuanian background, feature 2.5 inch tall, solid wooden, owl inspired figures, that have interchangeable neck plumage and heads. Available starting on May 24th, the lineup will consist of owl figures in 8 colors, including: Grey, Yellow, Teal, White, Red, Pink, Black, and Blue.