Android Love

Android Mini Collectibles

My wish to have an Android army came around again when I suddenly remembered about the Android Mini Collectibles that I saw online last year. I guess you can blame it to Androidify which I recently downloaded. Though the Androids that I created using the app do not resemble any of the mini collectibles, I searched for these babies online because number one, they would look really good on my desk and number two they would go well with my Nendoroid collection. ^^;

Created by New York based artist and avid Android user Andrew Bell and produced by Dyzplastic (a division of Dead Zebra, Inc.), these 3″ vinyl figures with rotating arms and head come in blind boxes which can be either be frustrating or exciting for collectors. Series 1 featured 12 different designs. Single random figure retails for $7.50 USD while a case of 16 which is a nearly complete set will cost you $116 USD. Too bad they’re all sold out now and will not be available again according to the Dead Zebra website. (I really want that worker Android, too cute!) Perhaps you can try your luck to purchase them from other online retailers but be ready to pay for premium prices especially for the rare/chase Androids.

The special editions look great too. The Power Vampire will not be available again and the snowman is currently out of stock.

Android Mini Collectibles Special Edition

Android Asia Exclusive was also released last January but this might be even tougher to find.

Android Mini Collectibles Asia Exclusive

But fret not Android fans, geeky goodness will still come your way since Series 2 will be released this March 2011. And according to Dyzplastic blog,

…a little tidbit: in Series 02 there are only four 2/16 ratio designs. That means that in any full case you’ll end up with 12 different designs in total, unlike Series 01 where you would end up with only 10!

Android Mini Collectibles Series 02

Yay! I hope I’ll be able to purchase some of these cute little Androids. If you like just the good ol’green variant, you can purchase one at $6.50 USD each. And for toy customizers, there’s also a DIY blank ‘droid for you to enjoy. ^^

Images via Dead Zebra Shop, and Dyzplastic blog.

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10 Responses to “Android Love”

  1. Nopy says:

    I didn’t know there were so many different version of the Android mascot. The only one I’m familiar with is the green one.

    1. xine says:

      Hi Nopy. Andrew Bell teamed up with people from Google and other artists to create different vinyl toy designs based on the green Android logo. ^^

  2. BioToxic says:

    I’d seen images of these little Android dudes floating around. They look quite fun, kind like Domo. I didn’t know they were limited release though. That red one from series 1 with the goofy mouth looks fun.

    1. xine says:

      Hey BioToxic. Yeah, there are many variations of Domo too. Now that you mentioned it, a Domo army would be really cool too. ^^

  3. AS says:

    I love my Android phone, much better than my old iPhone lol. I like the worker Android too, it looks funny with a suit on xD. Though it’s quite expensive for a blind box ^^;;.

  4. h4mster says:

    I love this Android mascot! I’ve seen them around online shop too lately and I really think they are fun to collect :D I wonder if they release a plain version that we can paint on by ourself…that’ll be really cool ^^

  5. Yi says:

    The red Chinese one is so adorable!

  6. LEon says:

    I have the original green one for myself. LOL Be careful there are bootleg Android toys around.

  7. xine says:

    @AS: I love my Android phone too. ^^ Can’t compare it to an iPhone because I didn’t have one. I guess it will be more expensive IF it reaches Manila. (I think even series 2 is sold out already).

    @h4mster: Yes they have a DIY blank Android. ^^

    @Yi: IKR! I heard it’s super rare.

    @LEon: Cool. ^^ Yeah I read that there are fakes, they have a guide to spot the fake Androids

  8. Scher says:

    This is so cute! I’d love to get one for my boyfriend! ^^,

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