Friday, December 7, 2012

FAQ #1 - Where can I get a labbit?

Pipkin discovered his plushy labbit cousins at Urban Outfitters
The labbits have been getting a lot of the same kinds of questions over the last couple of years, so they figured they may as well do some FAQ posts. Here's the most frequently asked question of Year of the Labbit:
Where can I get a labbit?

That's an excellent question! The Green Mountain Warren of labbits thanks you for your question and your interest in adopting a labbit. Labbits need your love and want be taken on adventures (else they will sit around your house and watch TV all day). There are many types of labbits, and here's where the labbits recommend you adopt them:

Pipkin hangin' with his peeps at Frank's studio

Frank Kozik - The warren encourages direct support to the artist. Labbit creator Frank Kozik has a limited number of the latest labbit creations on hand to ship directly to you! What better way to receive a labbit than from the hands of the creator himself? The website allows you to specify your name in case you'd like Frank to sign your labbit or your labbit's swingtag. His wife Sharon is in the studio to sure web operations go smoothly, and studio cat/artist muse/poop creator Edward Goralsky oversees all operations...you know...when he wants to. He is a cat after all. Edward Goralsky would appreciate it if you visit his Facebook page and give it a big Like. He's miffed some cross-eyed cat has more fans when clearly, his own spotted Bengal coat and bright green eyes are deserving of more fans.



Pipkin visits Kidrobot SF
Kidrobot - Kidrobot produces Kozik's labbit toys, and along with an online webstore, there are physical retail shops in San Francisco, LA, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Boulder and London, England. Kidrobot carries a wide range of Happy Labbits (mustachioed and innocent eyed) and Smorkin' Labbits (5 o'clock shadow, smorkin' on a ciggie) in vinyl, plush, and all sizes and colorways.

Next, a selection of online fine art toy shops that have labbits:

Toy Art Gallery - Specializing in rare, limited, one-of-a-kind art toys and sculptures

Les Avocado's Lifestyle Pharmacy - Clover Juneau (the girl labbit here on Year of the Labbit) is from Les Avocao! They have all manner of urban vinyl art toys and 1:6 scale figures

Tainted Visions - Lowbrow paintings, art, vinyl toys and plushies galore

Pipkin and his friends Joel Mau5 and Domo hang out at Magic Pony
Magic Pony - The labbits' favorite art gallery and toy store in Toronto! Don't worry, you can order online!

My Plastic Heart - online retailer of designer art toys and collectibles

Pipkin himself (pictured at top and below with his plushy cousins) comes from a boutiquey little fun shop in Port Townsend, WA named ABRACADABRA. They have no online shop, but if you're in the area, step inside and say hello. Tell them Pipkin says "hai!" to everyone still at the shop.  He also recommends adoption at little indie toy shops.

Extended fambly at Urban Outfitters, Burlington VT
Finally, there's large retailers like Urban Outfitters and Barnes and Noble, but both will only carry a small selection of labbits, and the latter doesn't make a point of adopting out toys or building relationships with artists, so who knows how the labbits are treated in store. (At Urban Outfitters, at least the labbits were in the company of other plushies and toys.) 

No matter which retailer you choose, please take good care of your labbit...which is info for another FAQ post!

40 comments:

  1. Now I know where to get a Labbit!!! I'm so excited to get one.

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  2. You have inspired me and my brother....we made a labbit blog!!!!!!

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    1. Great, but don't leave me hanging! What's the URL?

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  3. Your blog rocks!!!!!!!!!!!! I check it every day!

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  4. i'll send the website, except i made the blog private, but don't worry, i'll find a way:)

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  5. Hmmm...Dr. Duck may find a labbit friend waiting under the tree for him this Christmas! He'd like to have some more friends to go on adventures with around the prairie.

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    1. He may like the 2" mini plush Happy Labbits. (Think Masher and Doddy Blue.) It's nice when your travel companion is about the same size. Makes it easier to slip in and out of people's travel bags and hitch rides to interesting places...without paying more admission fees. ;)

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  6. hey um, how much do they cost?.....$

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    1. The 2" mini Happy Labbit plush labbits are about $7 - $8 each, and I've seen them at Barnes and Noble.

      The 5" Happy Labbits that have accessories (Pipkin, Clover) are $20 and you can find them at Barnes and Noble as well.

      The 7" plush labbits are around $18 - $25 depending on the color/style and the 14" are around $40. Check out fab.com, they often have labbits on sale.

      Good luck growing your labbit family!

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    2. My sister and I got ours at Barnes and Noble (7" plush) for about 15-20$ and they are the Cow and Tiger breed. Ive also seen white 7" and many blind boxes, we check on the labbits first thing in the store!! :)

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  7. thank you so much my Birthday was coming up and my mom did not know anywhere to get one although I often chattered about them. And unfortunately I did not see this post So she did not know that She got ripped off But its all good down here and thanks you your absofatastloutely amazing blog I know own an anarchy 2" mini labbit named Piper Thanks so much! :)

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    1. Awww, it's too bad she didn't pay a good price for them, but you will fuggeaboutit once that labbit is in your hot hands. Labbits do tend to multiply, so now you know for next time!! Hope you and Piper have many great adventures together! My labbits have been lazy of late, but it is "mud season" here in Vermont. Everything kinda shuts down. :)

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  8. Hey!! Just thought I should let you know, you can also find an abundance of labbits at Books-A-million!! That's where I got my Bruce... along with a whole bunch of other labbits!! (Ihave a total of 28 labbits.. :D) Just thought I should let you know!
    -Grace<3

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    1. Thanks for updating for my readers. I personally have never heard of Books-A-Million. Bruce is an excellent labbit name.

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    2. Thanks! And I think you've never heard of this store because it may be only in the South. I'm from Alabama, so that's probably the case. So, if you ever go down south for a visit, be sure to look for one!

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  9. I found a vinyl labbit, but he only comes with a zippered mouth. I'd like to feed him or let him breathe a bit, and I can't find any other accessories. Can you help us? Thanks!

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    1. Oh, he totally needs to breathe...and labbits love to eat! I'd say try the kidrobot forums. I have gotten a lot of accessories through the forum from toy customizers who no longer need the accessories. You might luck out!

      Check out your local Barnes & Noble - I've seen lots of different series 2 vinyl labbits there.

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    2. Hey, I know this isn't my post, but I'd like to ask a question: I've looked on the forums, and they only have them for a munny, little help please? <3

      Grace

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    3. Grace - it took me years to track down accessories, they're not always available at every time. The other place to look is fleBay, and patiently await someone on the forum selling part of their collection. I know it's frustrating! The labbits are still sold at Barnes & Noble - that might be your best bet at series 2 accessories.

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    4. OK!! Thanks so much, I know that the labbits only come with 4 accessories each, so I'll look at my Barnes & Noble and see if they have any I don't(I have 4 vinyl labbits, 16 accessories) I will check fleBay as well. :)
      Grace

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  10. last Christmas, i got a 14 inch white labbit by the name of Hershey! Later i adopted a tiny red one (Cherry) and an all black one (Oreo). We are all so happy living together now and my my mother is taking me on a vacation to Russia and New York!Sadly, Hershey can't make it because he's a tad bit chubby): no offense Hershey!I am taking along Ash and Forest who are stuffed wolves because they are a little more compact ( My favorite animals are wolves) along with Cherry and Oreo. Hopefully he's not too hurt by the fact that he'll have stay home this trip but i'm sure Ash, Forest, Cherry, and Oreo will have tons to talk about to him when they get back!

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  11. Don't worry, Hershey will likely be full of mischief while the others are gone. Surely he will have some stories to tell, too. Have a great time in Russia (I'm so jealous!) and New York.

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  12. I know this is some what of an older post but, the Best Friend and I have adopted just about ever Labbit and mini Labbit from the Barnes and Noble in our town. They had a small space on a shelf. The pure white ones sold best and there's one more Tiger Labbit I plan on adopting (hopefully) today. She's all alone since our friend adopted her sister.

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    1. I've seen a tiger plush at barns and noble in the puzzle section by marcus theater

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  13. I hope you added the Tiger Labbit to your family today! :) Labbits do tend to multiply, don't they?

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  14. Update: Forest, Cherry, Ash, and Oreo are coming with me tomorrow morning! I can't wait! Oh and i am thinking of making an account on your amazing blog! It has really inspired me, because my favorite things are photography and traveling. Maybe i might make a blog like yours someday but i'll never be this good:) ^ ^

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  15. does anyone have a rarity list for the 1.5 mini plush labbit series I currently have a minty green labbit a red labbit an orange labbit and a yellow clown nose labbit, if it helps the box shows a caged white labbit in jail

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    1. I'm pretty sure they were all distributed equally with no "chasers". I really want that yellow clown nose one!

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    2. Well, if this helps,
      the clown nose labbit, smiley labbit, and the pirate eye patch ones
      are maybe rarer i guess? Not sure, maybe check it online....

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  16. well my barnes and noble doesn't restock often and I just got a second red labbit, but I really don't like paying almost 8 dollars for one I already have anyone know where to get them cheap

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  17. do you know where I can find different labbits, they only sell those blind box ones and only have 2 plush labbits they don't have any smorkin labbits, I've never heard of urban outfitters and my parents don't like it when I want to purchase something online unless its ebay

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  18. I really like your blog!

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  19. LOL! well i got a cow labbit today named Fudge at Barnes and Noble, but he had at least 6 other labbity friends with him! Not to worry I think they treat theirs pretty well, he is a well socialized respectable labbit. I brought Fudge home on a LONG bike ride and he loves his new room. May your mustachioed friends be forever in your favor (HAHA!)

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  20. Hi! I am purchasing a vinyl labbit today (like Pipkin!) and i was wondering if you have any name suggestions? I can never think of a good name. Possibly Vincent (Vinny for short)? He is a buck by the way. Thanks! I love your blog!

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    1. Don't rush the naming! You may have to spend some time with your new labbit before you really know his name. Don't worry, it'll come. Look into his sweet eyes and he will let you know! Vincent is a very good name for a labbit. He may be a Vinny! :)

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  21. Thanks so much! :) my labbits are very excited for him to arrive.

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  22. I love labbits! i just ordered a cow one, and am trying to get all the others. my friend just got a tiger one, and they are very popular at my school. Hooray for labbits, i say!!!!!!

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