Are you a To-fu Oyako Fan? Be sure to check out the upcoming exhibition by DEVILROBOTS and BLAXK by ActionCity! With a mix of a little evil and robotic fun, DEVILROBOTS has created an original world of cute and dark, with their most famous character, To-Fu Oyako, gaining worldwide recognition and following.
DEVILROBOTS has collaborated with global brands such as Bandai, Coca-Cola, Levis, Medicom Toy, MoMA Design Store, Nike, Nokia, Paul Smith, Kidrobot, and others –all featuring the studio’s major characters including To-Fu Oyako, evirob, BOXY, MIMILA, maffy and KIIRO to name a few.
Original DEVILROBOTS Artworks In Singapore
The exhibition comprises of more than 40 artworks, specially created by DEVILROBOTS to commemorate its 25th anniversary milestone. This includes the original hand-drawn sketches specially flew in from Japan to Singapore by Shin, offering a firsthand experience of the studio to visitors from these seldom-seen-before manuscripts.
Among the artworks, DEVILROBOTS fans can find 25 pieces of his hand-painted DEVILROBOTS original artworks and the 25th anniversary exhibition exclusive that he specially created only one original drawing - “DR 25th Anniversary”.
Adding to the art collection showcase, there are a total of 7 MURART digital art prints with 25 editions each. MURART (“Mural + Art”) refers to the next level of art-print production, using specialised paper made from the material of Japanese traditional wall, which allows the resulting art print to resemble real art drawn directly on the wall. Among the most interesting prints displayed include the popular spoof series of To-Fu Oyako, as DEVILROBOTS spoofs world-famous paintings such as "The Scream" and "Girl with a Pearl Earring" with cheeky To-Fu Oyako characters.
Exclusive DEVILROBOTS Collectibles for Singapore
Together with BLAXK by ActionCity, DEVILROBOTS produced a special series of art toys to mark this milestone exhibition in Singapore. A very limited number of event-exclusive To-Fu Oyako and evirob 5” sofubi (vinyl) figures casted in a special black-marble colourway – reminiscent of BLAXK’s signature gallery setup – will be launched exclusively at the exhibition.
DEVILROBOTS will also be releasing a ‘Artist Custom Colours series’ of 5
These are specially-painted evirob 5” vinyl figures, with each unique colourway designed by Shin and then meticulously painted on. The ‘Artist Custom Colours’ evirob figures are limited only to 30 pieces across 5 colourways.
To further mark this 25th anniversary exhibition in Singapore, the studio has specifically created 3 unique Merlion To-Fu Oyako 10” vinyl figures, each being one-of-a-kind custom colour designed by the artist.
In conjunction with the upcoming Year of the Rabbit, DEVILROBOTS will be releasing their unique ‘Rabbit Kaiju’ character MIMILA in 5” vinyl figures in 2 exclusive 25th anniversary colourways in limited quantities.
Fans can expect an extensive collection of other DEVILROBOTS collectibles available at the exhibition – including the highly sought-after vintage original To-Fu Oyako 100% Kubrick figure that goes all the way back to 2002.
As the design journey of DEVILROBOTS started with To-Fu Oyako Kubrick, to celebrate their 25th anniversary, the team invited Medicom Toy of Japan to modify the classic To-Fu Oyako 400% Kubrick set. This new version of Mother and Son To-Fu Kubricks showcasing at the exhibition retain the original ratio of the figures from more than 20 years ago, but have smiling expressions to reflect the rising optimism of this year instead of the usual worried look.
End your exhibition experience with event-exclusive premiums including postcards, autographed blank To-Fu Oyako minifigures and many more available for you tot take home as a souvenir!
THE ART OF DEVILROBOTS EXHIBITION
BLAXK x DEVILROBOTS
Exhibitions opens to public from 5 Feb 2023
BLAXK by ActionCity Funan