September 04, 2012
BehindTheMedspeak: Organ Donors Collectibles
From the website:
Inspired by a family member's double lung transplant and his passion for Kidrobot/Munky King vinyl toys and collectables, David Foox in 2007 conceived the idea of cute vinyl toys designed to honor organ donors and recipients alike.
By raising awareness (and charitable contributions at artistic events) through these really creepy/cute anime/kaiju figurines, more people become conscious of the critical importance of being an organ donor. "You will, in fact, without any doubt, save many lives by simply checking the little box on your drivers license form," states David in support of this organ donor cause.
By 2008, the 1st edition (U.S. Edition) was released — almost a full year later than anticipated and promised. Over 1000 pre-purchased ORGAN DONORS collectors had waited patiently for over 12 months to receive their orders, much like organ recipients waiting long periods of time to receive their life-changing donations.
The wait was well worth it! Every detail was meticulously executed including the premium packaging, printed silver foil (to hide the identity of the blind boxed ORGAN DONORS), and high-quality vinyl and paint application. ORGAN DONORS turned out better than expected and are a simply phenomenal collectable.
In 2009, in Beijing, China, David unveiled publicly two new colorways and a whole new edition (Chinese Edition). This exciting development coincided with the 60th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China and the new additions to the ORGAN DONORS series were well received. ONE HEART and ONE SOUL represent the two newcomers and are both considered "RARE."
ORGAN DONORS comprise 24 (23 in the Chinese Edition) different and unique colorways. Both the US and Chinese Editions are blind boxed — meaning you cannot tell what is inside each box. Some ORGAN DONORS are rarer than others. For instance, LIONHEART is the rarest in the US Edition with less than 100 ever produced. Another example is the IRON LUNG. Due to a manufacturing error, only 10 IRON LUNGS were ever created. The IRON LUNG is so rare, in fact, we do not have any in stock nor any photographs of this colorway!
Others such as the PURPLEHEART, BLACK MARKET KIDNEYS, ONE HEART, ONE SOUL, and so on are rare to varying degrees. No more than 250 of any colorway has ever been produced. What is left available now comes from my personal collection.
Blind box: $19.
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