Google To Sell Android Toys?

I woke up this morning and found something that made me smile (just like I did with these nice Korean Android commercials yesterday): an assortment of cool looking toys of our mascot. Aside from the usual all-green ‘droid with a  fist in the air we’ve become accustomed to, there were a good handful of unique – and creepy – takes on the iconic figure.

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Eager to figure out where we could snatch some of these up for a giveaway, our own Rob Jackson contacted DKE Toys – a wholesale supplier – to see if we could purchase a few sets. The response was unfortunate:

I am sure most of you know already but if not, we did receive about 150 boxes but could barely satisfy the demand from our regular customers.

The one glimmer of hope we did extract, though, was that Google will be selling these toys themselves at some point.

While more of the toys will be made, Google will be the exclusive retailer from now on and there will be no more wholesale. If anything else develops or there are any changes I will email you all again.

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So we missed out on the here and now, but thankfully Google will adopt these cute little creatures themselves to provide to the Android-loving faithful. I’m not sure if they’ll sell them separately or in the box collection pictured above, but I imagine we’ll soon see the fellas pop up at the Google Store where they sell a selection of different products with Google branding and style. We’ll be trying to get in contact with Google to see if they’ll grace us with a few sets of these to give away, and we’ll keep you posted if we hear anything about when and how they’ll be selling these in the near future.

Are you going to keep an eye out and purchase some of these for yourself? Jump on over to FoneHome for a comprehensive gallery of the Android army. Thanks to IntoMobile for spotting these little treasures.

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  • Joost

    I ordered two of those little android creatures the day they went on sale on the creators website. They were sold out within a couple of hours. Check the production blog for a cool making-of: http://blog.dyzplastic.com/

  • Gerusz

    I hope they will be remote controllable via bluetooth. Including making them say whatever we want with text-to-speech. That would be awesome.

  • Terrell

    I WANT SOME!!!

  • destardi

    I ordered a green one from Ebay for $30

  • http://www.behance.net/williamclark William Clark

    Fancy that, I’ve already got me one of these.

    I spotted them in Whacko’s, a vinyl toy store (and et cetera) in LA.
    I didn’t have much cash on me so regrettably I only snagged one box. They’re blind-boxed (that’s half the fun!). I received the dark android, which has a sort of ‘tattoo’ design printed on its back in transparent laquer.

    I suppose I got lucky!

  • Michael

    As Joost has just commented, these aren’t made by Google (or DKE Toys).

    They are made by Dead Zebra known for making other cool vinyl toys. Currently out of stock but will be more available soon hopefully. Sold in a blind box so you don’t know which version you’ll get.

    http://www.deadzebra.com/dyzplastic/welcome.php

    Google are not going to be the sole “exclusive retailer” at all, they’ll be available through DYZ’s online store and through other highstreet stores http://www.deadzebra.com/dyzplastic/sales.php

  • redandblack1287

    ^ That is true dedication

  • Mekanik

    Still a lot available on E-Bay. Pricey though. I got the whole set, who needs to pay bills.

  • mr.data

    Wow lol 30$ u got robbed mine was only 7.50$

  • Wello

    I want small ones so I can out them in my key chain :)

  • Wello

    I want small ones so I can put them in my key chain :)

  • snapdragon

    DO WANT! Those are so cute … I need one ;)

  • Jobe

    I ordered 3 of them the day they were released. I have got a lot of comments on them from my coworkers.

  • http://paris-france-bed-and-breakfast.hd.free.fr poubelle

    whatever the price, I need one absolutely: I can not sleep any more!

  • http://www.verizonwireless.com gilligan156

    I have an HTC Android character keychain one of the HTC reps gave us that has a microfiber cleaning cloth on its back that I keep on my keychain, but I’d love one of these figurines.

    Which makes me further wonder, why hasn’t Google done more for branding with merchandise like this? I’d rock a well-designed Android t-shirt, and I can’t find any retail keychains anywhere.

  • http://www.verizonwireless.com gilligan156

    **edit**

    Apparantly I fail at going to the Google store.

  • Eric

    Just got one on ebay. Only one yellow guy left.

  • Chad
  • Jbum

    I like the merchandise idea. Our beloved Android robot is much more marketable than an apple(lol). Imagine people wearing a shirt with a stupid apple on it with rainbow colors…. then imagine a Rambo Android target practicing on a line up of different size apples. I would buy that shirt.

  • lool

    wheres the blue cyanogen android?^^

    they look very cute and ill deffo get one when they restock.

  • http://www.androidfanstore.com al

    I called them about month and a half ago they told me same thing. So for now we can just wait and wait.

  • James

    I want an army of those.

  • DmLstr

    I HAVE ONE :D

  • :)

    WANT!

  • destardi

    mr.data wrote on April 15, 2010
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    Eh, I know…but I wanted one :)

  • (-)3r0

    I HOPE they sell those in FYE that would amazing

  • asqwerth

    Cute. But I just want a big-sized Android plushy.

  • Tony
  • cdroid
  • http://androidmini.net android mini

    I have a few dozen left. purchased from the dead zebra sitedirectly. never opened if your looking to snag a few sealed blind boxes check me out on http://www.androidmini.net ..PayPal verified.

  • Susan Richards

    Android Cai Shen – Chinese New Year God Of Wealth Collectible Vinyl Toy Figure

    This thing is Sold out everywhere and I just put it in my order for one and got the shipping confirmation already. Just wanted to pass it on the deal. Enjoy!

    http://www.amazon.com/Google-Android-Chinese-Limited-Collectible

    Original List Price: $199.99
    Current Sale Price: $39.99
    You Save: $160.00 (80%)