Mike “m.heisler” Slobot is a robot sculptor. He is a robot painter. he is an artist and a storyteller. His robot art creations are unique characters with backgrounds (and futures). Slobots are the good guys: they work in conjunction with people, animals and the planet. They come in many colors, but they’re mostly green. In a scene that often farms out its production to overseas factories, Mike makes every attempt to outfit the Slobots with reclaimed local bits. The repurposed parts come together under the Slobot secret sauce as one whole healer, helper or pal.
The Slobots are art and toys simultaneously. They are the manifestation of hope rendered with acrylic tubes, secret sauce and jet packs. Each Slobot is a unique piece, a one-of-a-kind in a sea of carbon copies. As the Slobots make their way out into the world, the world, in turn, has been taking notice. Trendspotters can see Slobots online at ToyCyte, Tomopop, BoingBoing, NotCot, Botropolis and JoshSpear. Slobots have also appeared in the German designer toy anthology, Dot Dot Dash. From the looks of it, the Slobots are poised for world domination, but they really just want to be your friends. Get one of these collectible cyborgs now.
– Jeremy Brautman, a Bay Area-based writer, collector, curator, producer and critic.
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