Dinosaurs may be extinct, but my local internet provider makes sure I encounter one every now and then — yes, I'm talking about the Chrome dino that appears when my internet goes down. If the game has soothed your frustration or distracted you from the terror of not being connected, you might want to get yourself one of these adorable figurines that can sit at your desk.
Dead Zebra is releasing vintage stock of a special edition bugdroid vinyl figurine celebrating Google's 20th anniversary. The figurines were originally distributed to Google employees back in 2018 — though the Google.com domain was registered in 1997 — but you can get your hands on some fresh stock while it lasts.
If you love to collect vinyl Bugdroid figurines — just because they're so damn cute — you'll want to make some time tomorrow morning to reserve a limited edition design from Dead Zebra. From 8 a.m. Pacific tomorrow, you can grab a special Android Mini figure to celebrate the dog days of summer.
Dead Zebra has a brand new Android Mini set for the commemorative collectors out there, and this one looks especially delicious. Dead Zebra's newest Minis are just in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival, a harvest celebration primarily celebrated in China and Vietnam. The mooncake, usually filled with red bean or lotus seed paste, is a hallmark of the festival, so Dead Zebra has crafted the tops of four Android Minis to look like the pastry — with added antenna and a biscuit-like body, of course.
Wow, you guys sure like Android figurines - with almost 1,100 entries, the giveaway post is now our most commented post ever. After letting a whirlwind of randomness and chaos work its magic on the list of entries, I'm now ready to congratulate the following folks who will be getting a free figurine from VinylFigurines.com shipped to their doorsteps:
We've passed your emails to Omar from Vinyl Figurines, so you should be getting some info from him shortly. Thanks for playing!
If you didn't win, you may still consider picking up some figurines straight from VinylFigurines.com
Many of you have been asking how you could get your hands on those little Android guys that you can usually see hanging out in my reviews. Like these ones here:
I've personally acquired them over time - at Google I/O, the Lookout party, and Dead Zebra itself (no, you can't have mine!), but that's not the only way.
A good friend of ours, Omar Trujillo, also known as @0mie, partnered with us to promote his official vinyl figurines store where you can pick up authentic, Google-licensed, Dead Zebra-designed vinyl Android figurines and give them a new home.