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You can't buy a rainbow, no matter how many Pink Floyd albums you listen to, but today you can buy a set of Androids in rainbow colors. Dead Zebra, purveyors of dozens of vinyl Android figurines over the last few years, has put together its biggest set yet: 10 translucent Androids in a full color spectrum. They go on sale for $69 in the Dead Zebra online store today, at 11 AM Eastern Daylight Time. (The set will also be available at independent specialty shops in some major cities.) Gentlemen, start your bowsers: these will go fast.


The figurines run the spectrum from sparkly clear all the way through deep violet. With a little elbow grease, you can pop the heads off and use them for color-coordinated geeky display and storage - used SIM cards, tabletop RPG die sets, jelly beans, whatever. If you're more of a mint condition type, the box that they come in doubles as a protective display stand, flipping back on itself with a magnetic clasp to show your chromatic abundance. The back (or "dark side") of the case also bears more than a passing resemblance to a certain album cover.

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This is easily the biggest, coolest set released in Andrew Bell's Android series thus far - and at $7 a pop, also the cheapest by unit price. Dead Zebra isn't saying how many of the rainbow sets they're offering, but if you want one, I'd recommend getting your order in as soon as possible.


Also on sale today are two new Android shirts: one looks like DJ Cthulhu, and the other is a not-so-subtle riff on the Chain Chomp from various Mario games. Both can be found in the Apparel section of the Dead Zebra store. Don't be caught at your local user group without one.

Source: Dead Zebra Online Store - Android Mini Rainbow Set

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Sweet shirts.

  • Michael Ta

    at first I thought something was "poking out" because of the translucent effect..

    huh.. I should watch more cartoon.

    • SetiroN

      if that's of any comfort, you were not the only one

  • BeLogical

    In honor of iOS 7!

  • simpleas

    I hope no straight person buys this

  • NexusKoolaid

    Cute, but... $70 for ten plastic Android figures? Really?!!?? Maybe for $20 I would consider this, but for $70 I could get a nice case, a good sized micro SD card and a handful of apps for my actual Android handset.

    • TylerChappell

      You get 10 of them. $7 each isn't at all bad considering they usually retail for $8. After shipping, it comes to $8 each, but I already ordered mine from MyPlasticHeart and shipping was only $6. Just go into any derpartment or toy store and kids action figures will cost this much or more, so no, $70 isn't at all expensive for a collector's item like this that you can't just find anywhere.

  • Jason

    Haha this is a joke, right?

  • Armus

    Can't. Stop. Laughing. Crap. Omg

  • howardbamber

    That is so sad. God imagine the saddo's who buy this junk. Get a life. And a GF. Ok rent one in your case's.

    • turboboxer

      I have a bunch of these already. Married and a very active social life. All things are relative. I like them and that is not much money to me. kthanxbye

    • dobbsy

      I'm with you. Sad that someone makes this garbage and literally mind-boggling that people buy it.

      • TylerChappell

        Calling the work of a independent artists who go out of their way to design make unique little vinyl figures for people who like Android and sell them at a very reasonable price to enjoy is in no way garbage. They look nice, and the packaging is also nice. Get over yourself. I can't imagine what stupid "garbage" your house is filled with that you buy, thinking it's either worth something or "cool" by your low standards.

        • dobbsy

          Goes out of their way? To do what? Is there another way to make things? Are you suggesting other artists design by accident or without effort?

          This stuff is garbage. It'll be landfill soon enough and will have served no purpose prior. It's trite. It's empty. It's fanboi trash. It's the fetishization of a logo for chrissakes. It's the epitome of what the world doesn't need any more of.

          $69 for 69 cents worth of plastic and cardboard is reasonably priced? If they were given away with phone purchases they'd still be overpriced and just as unnecessary.

          • TylerChappell

            Wow dude, umad bro? People like Andrew Bell, Gary Ham, and several others spend hours going through various design choices and renders when creating the Android Mini Collectibles. It's kinda their career. I can't imagine what dull, monotonous job or so-called career you must have, but it's clear that you're not a person who is any more important to society than an artist who designs Android Mini Collectibles, so get off your high horse, tone down the ego, grow up a bit rather than acting like an immature 10yr old throwing a hissy fit, and get off this site if you don't like its content. People like you make the entire community look bad and nobody wants anything to do with bitter unhappy individuals such as yourself.

          • dobbsy

            I'm not bitter or unhappy. Of the two of us, only one has used ad hominem reasoning. Your denying that this is land fill that's gonna live in your home for a while and make you into a billboard while you pay for the privilege is pretty funny, though.

          • TylerChappell

            Go make some friends or something. You probably have way more "landfill" than I do.

  • firethorn

    They have some pretty cool stuff, I really like one or two of their shirts as well. Too bad they don't list the shipping fees I can expect for an international destination before actually making the decision to buy.
    Kind of a pet peeve of mine when this detail comes up only towards the end of the order procedure. (and shipping fees occasionally exceed the price of purchased goods)

  • SetiroN

    What a great deal.

  • Hula

    I only opened this article to find out if this had some kind of purpose. This is just trash... I wouldn't even want them for free.

  • Capedavenger

    "Gentlemen, start your bowsers"?