Kraftwerk plush dolls by Uriel Valentin
Uriel Valentin is the talented Argentinian-based doll maker and artist behind a massive line of plush, hand-painted dolls that are about to send you running for your credit card. I often blog about these kinds of collectibles here on Dangerous Minds but didn’t know until today how much I needed a plush Robert Smith doll clad in look-alike pajamas like the ones that he wore in the 1989 video for “Lullaby.” Did you?
Robert Smith of The Cure in his “Lullaby” PJs
Frank Zappa in his iconic “PIPCO” shirt.
Among the illustrious and eclectic inhabitants of Valentin’s cool world are plush versions of everyone from famous punks like Elvis Costello, director Jim Jarmusch, Charlotte Gainsbourg (covered in blood clutching the disemboweled fox from Antichrist), Andy Warhol and Jean Basquiat (wearing boxing gloves and attire no less, as in the poster for their 1985 collaboration), Iron Maiden’s “Eddie” (as well as Maiden bassist Steve Harris, squeee!), two delightful versions of Robert Smith of The Cure and every member of fucking KRAFTWERK.
Valentin’s figures stand about fourteen inches tall, are hand-painted and sealed with a transparent acrylic varnish, and have wire inside of them so they are able to be put into posed positions. I’ve included over 40 (!) images of Valentin’s dolls for you to digest after the jump that will run you around $100 (including international shipping). The talented Argentinian also does custom orders (which are $115) - contact him via his Flickr page for more information.
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford from the 1962 film, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Hedwig as played by actor James Cameron Mitchell from Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
The unforgettable bikini girl from Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker” video.
Director George Romero
A Baseball Fury from the 1979 film, The Warriors
Iron Maiden’s mascot, Eddie
Iron Maiden founder and bass player, Steve Harris
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Machete, as played by Danny Trejo in the 2010 film, Machete
Robert DeNiro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver)
Alex from the 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange as played by Malcolm McDowell
Clint Eastwood as “Dirty Harry”
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott
French musical duo, Air (Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel)
Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and his little plush wall
The perpetually shirtless Iggy Pop
“Bub” the zombie from the 1985 film, Day of the Dead
The members of Dinosaur Jr. (L to R: J Mascis, Emmett Jefferson “Murph” Murphy III, and Lou Barlow)
Mr T. from The A-Team)
German electro pioneers Atari Teenage Riot
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Don’t f*cking Jimmie me, Jules!’ Foul-mouthed talking ‘Pulp Fiction’ action figures!