Alex Pardee's "The Astronaut" might be the coolest fucking designer toy ever made. But this is just the "Abominable Edition" there are a few others
Toy Qube says, "We went to Mars with Alex Pardee and got involved in some parasitic experiments and then came home and made TOYS based on our nightmares! The Astronaut is 10-inches tall and cast in extraterrestrial goo. We worked hard on bringing this alien to life, and we love him."
Pardee is an incredibly talented and unique visual artist who works as an apparel designer, a comics producer, and a freelancer art creator. He has also done works for Hurley International, Twenty Twenty Skateboards, Bay Area rapper TopR, Upper Playground, Street Drum Corps, Aiden, Kid Robot, and Toy Qube.
In 2015, Pardee collaborated on "I Got Your Back" with hip hop artist Justin Bua who described Pardee as "a prolific artist who's imagination is populated with wicked, warped, and wacky characters that walk a tightrope between playful and grotesque. His artistic world inspires all artists to not only strive for greatness, but more importantly, to have fun."
Pardee says, "I’m inspired by old cartoons. By the way guys in nice suits would painstakingly draw thousands of frames of a frog wiggling back and forth without any actual assurance that it would work. I’m inspired by people without expectation to succeed but with enough passion to excel on their own, and by artists who somehow find a way to make a living by creating entire universes that didn’t exist before they made them, but now will never be forgotten."