Superplastic and Gorillaz Drop New Limited-Edition Collectible Vinyl “Geep” in honor of Gorillaz 20th Anniversary Celebration
Burlington, VT. (May 27, 2021) – Global entertainment brand Superplastic is teaming up for the third time with the biggest virtual band in the world to celebrate two glorious decades of Gorillaz with a new ultra-luxe, limited-edition, collectible vinyl toy, “Geep.” Available today on superplastic.co, “Geep” features the iconic green dune buggy driven by music prodigy Noodle, and is equipped with a removable guitar and working LED lights. The limited-edition vinyl toy is 10-inches long, 4-inches tall, and retails for $120 MSRP.
This is the latest drop from Superplastic and Gorillaz, who first collaborated in 2019 to bring fans fresh, new, Gorillaz collectibles which had been absent from the market for more than a decade. Past products include limited-edition soft vinyl of Gorillaz lead singer 2D in 2019 and a full band vinyl toy set featuring band members 2D, Murdoc, Noodle, and Russell in 2020. With only limited quantities available of “Geep,” this legendary art toy will undoubtedly become a collector’s instant classic.
Noodle says, “the Geep, our most loyal companion. We hope it will bring joy to all the homes it parks up in around the world.”
“It’s been my dream to ride shotgun with Noodle in the Geep…on mushrooms. As real as I want that moment to be, we all know that this shit isn’t happening. So, we decided to make a super limited, dope, amazing toy instead. It’s been killer bringing Gorillaz to life through designer toys over almost two decades, and I can’t wait for fans to get the Geep!” says Superplastic founder Paul Budnitz.
Superplastic, a leader in the era of digital entertainment and virtual celebrities, was founded in 2019, has amassed an audience of more than five million fans through its Superplastic Universe of characters, Janky, Guiggimon, Dayzee, Staxx, Pandakat, Kranky, Shüdog and many others. Fans clamor for limited-edition product offerings across toys and apparel, with drops selling out in minutes. For the latest news, drops and content, connect with Superplastic.
Founded by Paul Budnitz (KidRobot, Ello, Budnitz Bicycles), Superplastic is a global entertainment brand that creates, promotes, and manages animated celebrities. With more than five million dedicated followers worldwide, the Superplastic Universe includes Instagram and TikTok sensations Janky, Guggimon, Dayzee, Staxx, Pandakat, Kranky, Shüdog and many others. Superplastic has produced and sold millions of dollars in limited-edition designer toys and apparel in 2020 alone. Most drops sell out in minutes. Collaborations with top brands and celebrities include J.Balvin, Gorillaz, Rico Nasty, Saint Jhn, Steve Aoki, Addfuel, McBess, Seen, FACT, Gucci, Ricardo Cavolo, County of Milan, Complex, Volkswagen, Oscar Meyer — and many others.
Created by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett, singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, drummer Russel Hobbs and Japanese guitar prodigy Noodle, Gorillaz were formed following a collision of mishaps, meetings and pure luck to blow up a pre-digital world with their colourful backstory and ground-breaking virtual ways. Based at Kong Studios in West London, the band settled into a life of musical innovation with an eye-wateringly exciting roster of collaborators, a list that includes musical legends, geniuses and future stars from Elton John to Little Simz, MF Doom to Jean-Michel Jarre, Grace Jones to slowthai, Kali Uchis to Sidiki Diabaté, plus so many more. Their eponymous debut album was released in 2001 and the BRIT and Grammy Award. winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017), The Now Now (2018) and Song Machine: Season One (2020). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, Montevideo to Manchester and winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor. * The band is recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.