BacBac – Hello summer

+ ABOUT

Bac Bac is a group of polar bears live with the city life, always laugh and bring positive energy to everyone surrounded. After introduced “Let’s Go Sketching”, Bac Bac wear a straw hat and a swimming ring, and take everyone to the sun and the beach, enjoy the SUMMER!

白白是一群到了城市生活的北極熊,總是笑著面對生活上遇到的各種事,到處治癒身邊的人。續「一起寫生去」後,今次白白戴著草帽和穿上水泡,帶大家去享受陽光與海灘,一起迎接夏天的來臨!

” Thank you TOYZEROPLUS again for the invitation, and given Bac Bac a new character ” – Darylhochi

Darylhochi: 「謝謝TOYZEROPLUS再次邀請,為白白換上全新造型,再次以實體化和大家見面。」

 

+ PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Size : ~13cm(H)
Accessories : Swimming Ring
Material : Vinyl

12月初出貨
Ship in early December

Manufacturer: Toyzeroplus
Made in China

+ ARTIST : Darylhochi

HKD520.00

In stock

About +Artist : Darylhochi

Darylhochi (Creator of Bac Bac’s Diary) is a Hong Kong based designer and illustrator, graduated at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She enjoys drawing, photography and observation. Her works has been published in "Weekend Weekly" magazine and "Ming Pao" newspaper, participated in exhibition included "poetic shower" and "Macaroon Duet" etc.

Darylhochi created Bac Bac, which is a lovely polar bear living in the city. It faces difficulties with a smile and hopes to heal other people. Bac Bac can be described as Darylhochi’s masterpiece that it has gained a huge popularity in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Especially when Darylhochi corporated with LINE stickers in 2014, she designed a series of sticker icons named as “Bac Bac’s Diary”. This makes Bac Bac to be one of the most popular cartoon characters in the social network. Moreover, Darylhochi has introduced a bundle of Bac Bac hand-crafted products and they all generated a great voice among customers and fans.

Darylhochi (白白日記的設計者),一個名字經常被寫錯和讀錯的香港人,喜愛繪畫,攝影和觀察的她,畢業於香港理工大學平面設計系,如今是一名設計及插畫師。她的作品曾於《新假期》的《好生活》和《明報》的《星期日生活》刊登,亦參與過<poetic shower>和<Macaroon Duet>等插畫展 。

「白白」可說是Darylhochi的化表作,相信在台灣和香港都廣為人知;白白是一群到了城市生活的北極熊,總是笑著面對生活上遇到的各種事,到處治癒身邊的人。2014年,Darylhochi跟LINE合作;設計了一套名為「白白日記」的LINE貼圖,從此令白白愈受歡迎,成為社交網絡有名的卡通人物之一。此外,Darylhochi亦推出過不少白白的手作產品,當中都引來一眾客人及粉絲的迴響和好評。

Interview

TOY0+去年我們推岀「白白 · 一起寫生去」首個搪膠珍藏公仔,可否分享一下為什麼即將推岀的第二彈和是跟"夏天"有關呢?
Last year we had launched "Bac Bac Let's Go Sketching" as the first soft vinyl collectible toy. Can you share with us the inspiration behind the second series, and why it is related to the theme “Summer”?

Darylhochi因為夏天真的來了,而且當時知道這隻白白會到泰國去,就用了夏天做主題。
It is because summer is coming soon, and Bac Bac will be joining the Toy Expo in Thailand, so I decided to apply “Summer” as the main theme of my next series.

TOY0+你收集任何玩具嗎?喜歡什麼樣的玩具?
Do you have any toy collections? What kind of toys do you like?

Darylhochi大慨是有大眾臉、臉容簡單、有設計感的都容易喜歡上,例如Playmobil和Sticky monster lab等都有收集,近來也喜歡上山椒魚Byron,但太貴了無能為力哈哈哈。
I am in fond of toy characters who have simple faces and special design features, such as Playmobil and Sticky Monster Lab. Recently, I am attracted by Byron Baby, too, but its collectibles are too expensive for me.

TOY0+你對玩具文化有什麼看法?你認為設計師玩具/搪膠公仔對你來說意味著什麼?
What do you think about the toy culture? How does a designer toy or a soft vinyl collectible toy mean to you?

Darylhochi其實不太清楚,像是大人的玩意,有別於小孩子的玩具;著重玩法的多樣性和當中帶來的趣味性,而是更著重玩具本身的觀賞性和人物背後的理念,以至不同的物料和著色手法。而對我來說是將筆下的人物實體化的神奇過程。
Actually, I am not so sure. Unlike kidult toys, which focus on fun and the variety of playing methods, I think designer toys focus more on ornaments and the concept behind those characters, as well as different materials used and coloring application. To me, turning a 2D illustration into a solid product is a magical and amazing process.

TOY0+「白白 · 一起寫生去」推出後非常搶手,無論是你的粉絲和膠迷都十分喜歡。你覺得將自己創作的角色製作成搪膠公仔,和你推岀的其他副產品有什麼分別?
"Bac Bac Let's Go Sketching" got a positive feedback from both of your fans and a bundle of toy collectors. How would you compare the differences between bringing your character (Bac Bac) into a soft vinyl collectible toy, and other side products you have introduced previously?

Darylhochi最大分別是完成度和質素,因為以往都是自己手作,雖然試過用不同的物料如粘土,毛氈和報紙讓白白實體化,但結果跟由熟知3D的人的製作始終不同;特別是一些細節,他們比我這位原作者更清楚,例如該如何還原,很厲害。而且搪膠成品在手上的感覺好像變成了真正玩具,很奇妙。
I would say the biggest difference is the completion level and quality. In the past, I tried to transform Bac Bac into a 3D work, by using materials like clay, blankets and newspaper. But the result is so different from those which are made by professional 3D modelers. As they are more knowledgeable that they have a better understanding on some details, such as how to restore and present them on the final outcome, which is very impressive. Moreover, holding a soft vinyl final product in hand feels like a real toy, which is awesome.

TOY0+請告訴我們更多關於將白白這角色帶入TOY0+,成為一件設計師玩具的想法/印象。
Please share with us more on the ideas or impression behind bringing Bac Bac into a vinyl collectible toy with TOY0+.

Darylhochi謝謝邀請,不然白白不知何時才會有機會實體化,也感謝TOY0+的團隊,一直用心配合和實現我不同的想法。
Thank you for the invitation, or else it is hard to say when could Bac Bac become a 3D work. In addition, I appreciate the TOY0+ team, which cooperates with my needs with patience and heart, so to achieve many of my design ideas. It is glad to see Bac Bac comes to life!

TOY0+經過這次合作,你會否繼續想將白白以其他造型製作成搪膠公仔?為什麼?
After this collaboration with TOY0+, would you like to add more Bac Bac with different looks or themes into your soft vinyl toy collection? And why?

Darylhochi想,因為好好玩,而且好像一開始了便停不下來(笑)
Of course! It is fun and it just seems cannot be stopped, haha!