Burgeoning hip-hop animation company, StarLight Studio, will premiere their authentic line of collectible hip-hop figures next week at Kidrobot’s flagship gallery and retail store in New York City.
The brainchild of veteran graffiti artist, Joseph “Tramp” Daly and his StarLight business partner Ishmael “Ish” Ford-Bey’, the first two toys to roll out are actually characters plucked straight from the pair’s latest cutting edge animation properties, The Sure Shot and The Adventures Of The Untouchables.
Toy 1: Party rocker “Prince Barry D” is an ’80s throwback collectible vinyl figure who rocks a Playboy chain, nameplate belt, removable Cazal-type glasses, a sheepskin coat and hat to match. He is the first in a series that will feature 7 different Sure Shot B-Boys.
Toy 2: Fresh-dipped in Louis Vuitton down to his kicks, “Boss Man Ish” reps the more modern day hip-hopper and is the fearless leader of the urban action hero crew, The Untouchables. Both toys come with a collectible t-shirt.
Already a highly anticipated commodity among collectors, the StarLight Studio hip-hop figures will officially launch at an exclusive party next Thursday, June 14th at Kidrobot NYC (118 Prince St.) from 5-9pm. Celebrity DJ ?uestlove has been tapped to spin classic hip-hop for this special event. Tramp and Ish will also be on hand to sign the classic toys they developed as part of their larger vision of bringing real hip-hop culture to the animation world.