Picnic Land - Nathan Hamill's BORIS
The purple raccoon wiith a hankering for acorn cookies...
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Boris needs a good home and he's just been made available for purchase through U1 Toy Arts. Created under the Picnic Land banner by artist Nathan Hamill, the purple raccoon who has a hankering for acorn cookies and sardine tea was originally just a regular illustration. Now with the help of sculptor Dave Kawano, U1 Toy Arts and the distribution of DKE Toys, Boris is a 2 ½ inch rotocast vinyl figure that has a lot of spunk and personality, even in such a small size.
With most vinyl figures, articulation is not a main selling point, but Boris here has neck and tail articulation to change things up. The paint is bold, colorful, and a perfect translation of the original illustration. The box that Boris comes in is also a piece of art in itself, using elements of the illustration covering the box completely.
You can pick up your very own Boris online through U1 Toy Arts for $17.99. Be sure to also check out the custom Boris (Borii?) and other art at www.nathanhamill.com - and if you look hard enough, you very well might get a glimpse of Lavabear, the next member in the Picnic Land series.
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In the Southern California area? Nathan Hamill will be on hand signing Boris figures this Saturday, OCtober 24th at the Frank and Son Collectible Show. Check out the flyer below for complete details.
Photography and Review by David Yeh
Review Sample Courtesy of Nathan Hamill
Boris illustration by Nathan Hamill