The Pleasure Riders challenge from Chris Lee x Matt Kaufenberg’s LK Toys formally begins its first interplanetary expedition with the Nebula One Deluxe Set. Impressed by and infused with a classic toy vibe, Pleasure Riders is the story of Cadet Brett Bradfield, a risk-taking mechanic with a knack for hassle, and Professor Xero Xanthum, a famous scientist and safety professional. Stationed at at a distant analysis station on the planet of Delphynia, the 2 perform their scientific search of their trusty Nebula One planetary rover.
The pair of intrepid explorers function enjoyable sculpts combining a standard physique with expressive head sculpts, particularly Xero along with his speckled pink complexion and twin eye-stalks. What’s a enjoyable toy set with out equipment? Worry not, Bradfield comes with a flowery Relay Transmitter for all of the staff’s comms wants whereas Xanthan has a translucent inexperienced Safety Baton to fend off less-than-friendly types. Every determine options articulated heads, wrists and arms in addition to magnetic boots.
The Nebula One encompasses a sturdy, boxy classic design with six rolling wheels supported by three steel axles. Every of the 2 crew compartments options magnetic connectors to safe every rider firmly inside the car.
One of many hallmarks of LK Toys’ design strategy is to focus not solely on sharp visuals but additionally to make sure the toys are enjoyable. Somewhat than lock consumers into a selected set of graphics, the Nebula One Deluxe set comes with two sticker sheets with loads of potentialities for the rover itself, the screens on every of the riders and extra. The customizability goes a great distance in rising the playability of the set.
Whereas packaging is usually a last-minute ‘to do’, that’s definitely not the case right here. The debut Pleasure Riders set options an elaborate vintage-style window field full crammed with character descriptions, function explanations and many extra. With manufacturing steering from Bigshot Toyworks, LK Toys has realized their objective of a well-designed, enjoyable, vintage-style house toy set.
The Nebula One Deluxe Set, together with the rover and each riders, can be accessible on Friday (6.11) at 10 AM PDT from Chris Lee’s The Beast Is Back store for $95. The primary 150 orders will embody a restricted version Mission Pack with further stickers together with two designs from Carlo Bernaek, pins, an embroidered patch and screen-printed wooden block made by the block toy specialists at Uncle Goose.