Monday, March 18, 2013
Frank Kozik's Goon Squad
Frank Kozik is an American graphic artist who has worked with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Melvins, The Offspring and Butthole Surfers. Kozik has been described as "one of the rock world's top poster artists".
Besides creating the famous Labbit, he also created many parody busts of famous leaders.
Given that those creations are simply brilliant, they do come with a pretty big price tag which is typically not within a common person's spending range.
However with the help of Kidrobot, you can now own a pocket size bust of your fav dictator.
Known as the "Goon Squad" (for obvious reasons), the series is make up of 4" tall solid vinyl busts of:
1) Kim Jong-Il dressed as Elvis (The Pyong Yang Player)
2) Ayatollah Khomeini as DJ (DJ Aya-Holla)
3) Vladimir Lenin having a party (Lil Ilych)
4) Fidel Castro having beer (The Havana Slammer)
5) Ronald Reagan as the (The Gripper)
While you can select which of the figures you desire, the color you receive is random within the blind box: blue, pink, yellow, black and white.
Of course, there are shops that open the boxes so you can the color of your choice.
I picked up a Black Kim Jong-Il & pink Lenin.
These are sure conversation starters and they look damn cool.
May try to get a Ronald Reagan too!
The Pyong Yang Player...looking cool!
Lenin with his communist "PARTY"