Stubbs and LuLu Chow Chow Dog Art Figures by Jai & Jai
Because I tend to favor cats on this site, here’s one for the dog lovers. The Jai & Jai Gallery in Chinatown, LA recently released its first exclusive art figures, Stubbs + LuLu. Stubbs + LuLu are the first of many collectible art figures to be designed and produced by the Jai sisters and fabricated by my favorite fabricators, Pretty In Plastic.
The Stubbs + LuLu art figures are based on Jomjai and Jaitip’s real-life Chow Chow counterparts, a pair of intensely loyal dogs that are as much family as the Jai sisters themselves.
Stubbs, the regal and smoothly-coated male, stands with an air of peace-loving ease and silent authority; LuLu’s fierce energy radiates from her crazy spikes and defensive stance. Both of these figurines project the cunning and confidence of the real-life dogs, who have brought luck and love to the lives of the Jai sisters. As Chinese emperors were buried with terra-cotta soldiers for protection in the afterlife, let Stubbs + LuLu serve as your protectors in this life.
You could consider Stubbs + LuLu the canine equivalents of the feline LuckyCat.
Jaitip, the younger of the Jai sisters, designed and 3D-modeled Stubbs + LuLu. Together, the sisters established Jai & Jai Gallery as a design collaborative and gallery aiming to explore and promote Los Angeles artists.
The glossy figures are 4.5 inches in height and come packaged in handcrafted, etched bamboo boxes. They’re available in limited edition colorways of Pop Pink, Bubblegum Blue, Porcelain White and Seafoam Green. Stubbs + LuLu can be purchased at the Jai & Jai Gallery in LA and the Jai & Jai online shop for $135 each. There will also be a few special, one-off “chase” colors available, and you can visit the dogs on display at Kidrobot LA.
If you have fancier taste, check out the one-off 24K Gold Stubbs and Midnight Bronze Stubbs.
The sisters were kind enough to send me a hot pink Stubbs. Thanks! Click through to check out the other figures and colorways. I think that Seafoam Green LuLu is pretty rad!
Sounds like you need a certain pink-loving someone to buy a green so you two can then trade. 😉
Also, I used to ride on my family’s pet chows when I was little (like 4-5). They make good horses for tiny children! We had two, Teddy and Cubby. They unfortunately both got cancer and had to be put down. Strangely, they both developed the cancer in their noses so either the neighbor that didn’t like them was spraying them with some chemicals or they both got into something. It’s not normal for two dogs to get cancer at the same time in the exact same location.
So yeah, this toys appeal to me. I kind of wish there was a black or cream although I can see black causing problems with showing details. I’m eyeballing that Midnight Bronze but my wallet is screaming at me not to do it…