Being an Android fan I have recently begun my path into accumulating Android collectibles from Dead Zebra, Inc. Dead Zebra has been making official Android figurines for quite a few years now and has a huge following.
There really isn’t much to these collectibles except they’re fun, whimsical and a great way to show your love for Android. The Dead Zebra collection is always limited in production, but you can buy one starting at $7.50 while working your way up to $10. The collectibles aren’t expensive, and the limited production runs sometimes make them highly valuable with some selling over several hundred dollars.
While I love collecting the Android collectibles from Dead Zebra, I recently came across a designer from California who makes custom Andrew Bell Android collectibles. Matthew Stephens has been a designer in the Vinyl community for almost 10 years now and has a storefront on Etsy.com. His store, StephensDesignStudio is where he offers one of a kind figurines where he gets to use his incredible artistic creativity. I ordered a custom 3″ Android for $65, just $55 more than your standard Dead Zebra Androids, and I asked him to create an AndroidGuys figurine of myself.
Within two weeks Matthew had sent me this incredible creation. He even added a Nexus phone in my hand for free! I felt a little bad because I took away his artistic creativity when I ordered my custom figurine, but you can see it is a cool way to be unique. If you are getting married, imagine getting two made of yourselves as a cake topper. Or you can ask for your favorite characters like Batman, Ironman, The Hulk, etc. and Matthew will make them for you. The possibilities are endless with what he can create.
I asked him to do another creation for me with 100% creative freedom. What he did was create the coolest Android I have ever seen based on the character “Anger” from Inside Out.
If you like collecting figurines from Dead Zebra Inc, you need to give Matthew Stephens a look at Etsy.com. All of his products are hand painted by him and are of the highest quality.
The Androids he made for me will be in my collection forever, and I appreciate his ability to make me smile through a piece of Android art. If you want a custom 3″ Android, make sure to check out StephensDesignStudio at Etsy.com.