Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Built without a purpose: Broken Heart Robot!

photo by Brian McCarty

Broken Heart Robot is the creation of composer, producer, sound designer, and music-technologist Craig Anthony Perkins also known as jido-genshi. In the creation of BHR, he adds the toy designer title as he produces designer toys as Genshi:Toy which is distributed through DKE Toys.

As with all great vinyl toys, Broken Heart Robot has an enduring story of his existence:

from brokenheartrobot.com

On his home planet of Xerbix 319, the Broken Heart Robot was one of the rare robots built without a purpose. Sadden by this, he fled Xerbix 319 and traveled the galaxy to seek out his purpose.

Along the way, the Broken Heart Robot met many interesting characters on various planets, moons and asteroids, and eventually landed on a small planet known as Earth. Though he has yet to find his purpose, he may just find a few new friends to help him with his quest!

For more background on BHR, here is a comic of his adventures with his friend Kricky the Alien Frog!

Broken Heart Robot comes in 4 sad colorways:
The Standard light blue Edition (500 pieces), Glow-In-Dark Edition (250 pieces), Clear Edition (200 pieces), and the Blank/ DIY Edition (50 pieces, which were only available at SD Comic Con 2006). All versions they come in awesome boxes signed by Craig Anthony Perkins!

Here's mine! :)
Because the toys are in very limited they no longer available at brokenheartrobot.com but there still are limited quantities available at Kidrobot.com as well as MyPlasticHeart.com!

Coming soon from Genshi:Toy is Broken Heart Robot's best friend Kricky the Alien Frog!

He will come in many fun, interchangeable colorways! The final prototype will be shown at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International at the DKE Toys booth number 4730.

We'll see you there for his debut!

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