Paul Jackson's "Banalien" Figure from ToyQube!

If you're not one of the nearly 200,000 people following Paul Jackson on Instagram, then perhaps you recall the stunningly talented and creative illustrator's work from last year's "Darwin's Revenge" collaboration with Mighty Jaxx. Or, maybe, you already saw our previous announcement about his new designer toy project with ToyQube, the above-pictured "Banalien" figure. A masterful mergining of the xenomorph threat from the Alien film franchise and a banana, this so-called "forbidden fruit" was conceived by Jackson as part of last year's Inktober event, an enamel pin and sticker set rendition of the design self-released by him in November 2017. And now those that want a sculptural form are getting their first chance to grab one at Shanghai Toy Show (April 5-7), with a limited quantity of these debuting at ToyQube's booth C05-06. And while "there will be an online release later this month", the producer says of this roughly 10-inch tall piece, we were surprised to discover this isn't a polystone resin but rather, according to Jackson, "it's a vinyl toy!"

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