In 2001, Sun-min turned a drawing on the bottom of letters from David into a hand-sewn doll. It was Wage, the first Uglydoll ever. After David brought the piece to the newly opened Giant Robot store, it evolved into a toy with a rabid following–selling out at shops around the world, appearing in movies, creating spin-offs, spawning bootlegs, and inspiring a new wave of stuffed plushes.
Regarding the newest UglyDoll, Horvath explains, “In 2002, Sun-min sewed the first few Ice-Bats with toes, bright blue fur, and five teeth! Ever since, photos have popped up and requests to make him have come in, so we are creating a couple hundred production versions just for Giant Robot. They will be released at the GR store on Sawtelle on the day of our signing.”
Customers are limited to buying three pieces at the signing. The limited edition of 300 will be also available at the Giant Robot stores in San Francisco and New York, as well as giantrobot.com, at 12:00 noon on the same day, with the same limit of three pieces.
The signing will take place on March 6 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at GR2.
Giant Robot Los Angeles ~ UglyDoll signing at GR2
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA