Last February, Ninja and Yolandi of South African Zef Rap Rave band Die Antwoord graced our fair city of San Francisco. They came to play music and release a vinyl toy, which makes this pretty much the best opportunity ever to use the expression “rock out with your cock out.”
The duo debuted the Evil Boy toy in a customized white edition of 45 pieces at a signing and one-day art installation. (I was in attendance.) These initial figures sold out at $200 each, but now Upper Playground is releasing three additional colorways (“Red Hot Love,” “Black Out” and “Greeny”) in editions of 168, 216 and 96, respectively for $75 a piece.
The Red Hot Love Edition Evil Boy was made in an edition of 168.
Evil Boy is a 6-inch designer vinyl toy created by Die Antwoord and produced by Good Smile Company in China. The Evil Boy character may be based on the Tokoloshe (more on that here), and it’s available online now here. Click through to see pics of all three colorways. Gee, which one will Jeremy get?
[A big thank you to Delme for giving me the tip (but just the tip).]
The Black Out Edition Evil Boy was made in an edition of 216.
The Greeny Edition Evil Boy was made in an edition of 96.