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J Dilla figure by Pay Jay

J Dilla — December 1, 2014 | Comments (115)


The J Dilla Figure is an official Pay Jay Productions release, produced under the oversight of the Estate of James Yancey.

The Figure was conceived and rendered by Detroit artist Sintex, designed and sculpted by Seoul-based toy artist P2PL. It was manufactured by Blitzway on behalf of Pay Jay. It is a collaborative release with Stussy, whose logo is officially licensed.

The Figure is 7.5″ tall. The Figure’s hat, sampler and chain are removable and the Figure’s arms articulate. The Figure comes in a custom designed box, wrapped in paper to best attempt to protect the box from rubbing in shipping. The Figure comes in a clamshell case inside the box. Please note that the box is for the protection of the Figure during transportation and is not replaceable if damaged.

Pay Jay Productions was founded by J Dilla (James Yancey). The Estate of James Yancey is administered by attorney Alex Borden and overseen by the Probate Court of the State of California on behalf of Yancey’s four heirs – his mother, Maureen “Madukes” Yancey, his brother John “Illa J” Yancey and his two daughters, Ja’Mya Yancey and Ty-monae Whitlow.

First edition sold out, Second edition sold out. | Please read this note about the edition quantities.


  1. please tell me im the first to cop this?i want now

    Comment by max — December 1, 2014, 4:16 pm
  2. This vinyl is amazing, both in style and in honor of J Dilla!

    Comment by Brandon Baker — December 1, 2014, 5:42 pm
  3. I don’t care that I’m not first, I just hope I one of the first, lucky 10…
    That doughnut chain is dope.

    Comment by Dirty Cyclist — December 1, 2014, 5:54 pm
  4. I’m game! put me on!

    Comment by Kai Veltman — December 1, 2014, 5:57 pm
  5. I can’t wait until feb!

    Comment by Jonas — December 1, 2014, 6:17 pm
  6. ordered!

    Comment by Vipin — December 1, 2014, 6:36 pm
  7. 7. I am lucky #7 ? : )

    Comment by Nancy — December 1, 2014, 7:09 pm
  8. I didn’t know this was even in production, definitely excited. Dilla Dawg beside my MFDoom figure, when’s my man Madlib gonna have one ;P would be a powerhouse collection. “Stones Throw Legends”. Thanks Rappcats!

    Comment by JawnDoubleP — December 1, 2014, 7:32 pm
  9. Paid and full. Hope it ships.

    Comment by Randall — December 1, 2014, 7:37 pm
  10. Officially ordered! Can’t wait.

    Comment by DJ J Fader — December 1, 2014, 7:42 pm
  11. Amazing

    Comment by BeatificVision — December 1, 2014, 8:45 pm
  12. Done! 😀

    Comment by Henrico — December 1, 2014, 8:56 pm
  13. I WANT ONE!

    Comment by Mike Vivieros — December 1, 2014, 9:23 pm
  14. I want one! How do I order?`Thats so dope.

    When i try to add one to my cart it says :

    Comment by CJ — December 1, 2014, 9:48 pm
  15. i just ordered mine! i hope u got yours

    Comment by ganas101 — December 1, 2014, 9:58 pm
  16. How do I preorder this, ASAP?

    Comment by Raya TS — December 1, 2014, 10:05 pm
  17. How do I get on the pre-order list? I need this in my collection, ASAP!!

    Comment by Raya TS — December 1, 2014, 10:05 pm
  18. @jawndoupleP Madlib does have a figure…It’s the Quasimoto figure Stones Throw released.

    Comment by Alec — December 1, 2014, 10:14 pm
  19. When will it be shipped?

    Comment by buhbis — December 1, 2014, 10:17 pm
  20. How do I own one of those??

    Comment by Sam — December 1, 2014, 11:46 pm
  21. ordered and can’t wait to place him on top of my mixing board

    Comment by jwiss — December 2, 2014, 12:22 am
  22. Ordered mine around 11am today and I’m hype I got my order in.

    The ParanormL

    Comment by ParanormL — December 2, 2014, 12:28 am
  23. Great Tribute .

    Comment by Ronald — December 2, 2014, 4:31 am
  24. how do I order mines?

    Comment by Gwiz1223 — December 2, 2014, 5:16 am
  25. Ordered. cant wait to receive it

    Comment by Luke — December 2, 2014, 7:55 am
  26. Just ordered mine. Can’t wait to get my hands on it and I am buying a display case for this

    Comment by Kenneth — December 2, 2014, 10:03 am
  27. whew!!!! thought it was sold out!

    Comment by Dillafan — December 2, 2014, 10:14 am
  28. snagged a couple of these. RIP J.D.

    Comment by Poetunknown — December 2, 2014, 11:14 am
  29. Done 🙂

    Comment by Maurice — December 2, 2014, 12:41 pm
  30. Why is he wearing a stussy t ?
    Dig stussy but what is the connection?

    Comment by Juss Fly — December 2, 2014, 1:18 pm
  31. How do i pay & order?! *

    Comment by Sam Palentine — December 2, 2014, 1:48 pm
  32. Ordered! Can’t wait til Feb.!

    Comment by SupD — December 2, 2014, 2:30 pm
  33. I WAAAANT ONE !!

    Comment by Erik Klein — December 2, 2014, 2:59 pm
  34. YAY!!!! I posted this pic way back when…and FINALLY, I will own it!
    The D representing…CONANT GARDENS fa life!!!!

    Comment by Nikki — December 2, 2014, 3:06 pm
  35. ordered. awesome. can’t wait

    Comment by JEREMY — December 2, 2014, 5:59 pm
  36. Need this!!!

    Comment by Jesse james — December 2, 2014, 6:39 pm
  37. No big deal, but please don’t state only 2000 made
    When you keep taking orders?!?!

    Comment by Ed No Lover — December 2, 2014, 7:54 pm
  38. @ Ed No Lover – Pay Jay is producing 2000 units of the J Dilla Figure. Rappcats will have most, but not all of these. When our allotment is out, we will take no more orders.

    Comment by Rappcats — December 2, 2014, 8:19 pm
  39. should be a bobble head!

    Comment by Xero — December 2, 2014, 9:02 pm
  40. Had to…

    Comment by Filter — December 2, 2014, 10:21 pm
  41. It’s mine, yeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaahh been waiting for this looong tiimeee”

    Comment by elRAiSE — December 2, 2014, 11:38 pm
  42. wack

    Comment by Red head kingpin — December 3, 2014, 12:27 am
  43. Red Head Kingpin

    Comment by Rappcats — December 3, 2014, 1:35 am
  44. Damn, i need this. Going right next to my Quasi.

    Comment by Chris Sheldon — December 3, 2014, 1:08 am
  45. Looking forward to February. Thanks for the side note about the leaked photo/first production Rappcats. Fresh to know this is the first run.

    Comment by Defdiggs — December 3, 2014, 5:30 am
  46. Can’t wait!!

    Comment by Max — December 3, 2014, 2:31 pm
  47. Do you ship worldwide? (Brazil)

    Comment by Dox — December 3, 2014, 8:01 pm
  48. @Dox – yes, Rappcats ships worldwide.

    Comment by Rappcats — December 3, 2014, 10:07 pm
  49. Is this really limited to 2000?

    Comment by LEE — December 4, 2014, 8:53 am
  50. @LEE yes

    Comment by admin — December 4, 2014, 5:47 pm
  51. “There will be no further production of this limited edition version of the figure.”
    Will they be making another version of this figure in the future. I’m only asking because it’s stated as a |limited edition version” of the figure and not a limited edition only figure.

    Comment by Mack Mold — December 4, 2014, 4:06 pm
  52. @Mack there is a possibility of a second; not yet determined

    Comment by admin — December 4, 2014, 5:47 pm
  53. With all the charges everything adds up to $82, and it’s looking more like a drive to fund a higher production of another pressing. How can they call it a limited edition when the language is not even clear as to what it’s a limited edition of. People are investing their hard earned money into this because they love Dilla, so let’s hope there is not a second one that resembles this one.

    Comment by Mack Mold — December 4, 2014, 6:39 pm
  54. Do the lucky 10 already know they are lucky?

    Comment by Robert — December 4, 2014, 9:38 pm
  55. i dont care its limited or mot, but it better not goes on sale or has variant version

    Comment by Edward — December 5, 2014, 4:38 am
  56. I’m not mad at a second edition as long as they’re slightly different or marked as (Second Edition)
    First editions always become they collectors item. #RIPJAYdEE

    Comment by payjey — December 5, 2014, 2:19 pm
  57. @Robert I ordered mine on Dec 1 at 950am as soon as the email hit and I havent received any shipping confirmation, only the actual order conf. Anyone go before that?

    Comment by Big Perm — December 6, 2014, 2:51 am
  58. this is a poorly worded note on the editions. so just to be clear even if you got in on the first round of preorders the initial 2000, that doesn’t mean you get the first edition?

    Comment by liverwurst — December 6, 2014, 3:53 am
  59. Am I right in that the only difference between the first and second edition is that it says “Second edition” on the Box?

    Comment by Tyrone — December 6, 2014, 5:03 am
  60. Oh ok I get it now……Rapcats got the exclusive rights to do a 2,000 unit preorder but the official total number of units is 5,000 units. The question is why use the term “2nd edition” when the total run is 5000 units? Before I order I need to know if the figures are exactly the same besides what’s on the box. Thanks

    Comment by Tyrone — December 6, 2014, 5:22 am
  61. I am all for more money going to the family, so can understand running more editions but the original article here stated that the run was limited to 2000 and

    Comment by pardon — December 6, 2014, 1:39 pm
  62. They’re now calling it the Stussy version. My question is do the plan to fun the prototype one with “Dilla changed my life tee” off of the Stussy edition?

    Comment by Mack Mold — December 6, 2014, 5:23 pm
  63. fund*

    Comment by Mack Mold — December 6, 2014, 5:43 pm
  64. “Limited edition of 2000. There will be no further production of this limited edition version of the figure…” That’s the original quote attached to the pre-order release. Now it’s 5000, plus the impending possibility of another version, which I can only assume is just going to be a different shirt. I bought this to support Dilla’s family and his legacy but I hope y’all see how this could be seen as a cash grab or a little exploitative. It’s an easy fix, just don’t sell something as ‘limited’ when the edition size will eventually be increased and not really limited. I’m a long time supporter and thank you for the notes on the release but in my eyes words on the bottom of the box, that is described as possibly being damaged during shipping and not replaceable, does not honor those who raised and spent money in haste thinking this was as limited as initially described. Just one man’s opinion… regardless, I wish you all well and this doesn’t affect my loyalty to rappcats. Peace.

    Comment by Pay Jay — December 7, 2014, 1:59 am
  65. This release wasn’t handled well. From the get-go, the wording regarding editions was cryptic and confusing. If there was gonna be a 2nd edition and a total of 5000, that should’ve been stated up front. You also say ‘Stussy version.’ As opposed to what?

    Even now the confusion continues: I ordered the day of the announcement/availability and now you’re telling me you can’t even guarantee which version I’ll receive? Fumble.

    Comment by tokyO — December 7, 2014, 4:51 am
  66. February 7 his birthday
    is toy coming out that day

    Comment by Anthony Torres — December 7, 2014, 5:32 am
  67. Now you’re censoring comments… Dope. Keep the cash flowin’ and the Dilla exploits growin’. “Limited edition of 2000. There will be no further production of this limited edition version of the figure.”

    Comment by Pay Jay — December 7, 2014, 9:06 am
  68. I feel swindled by your recent update and the language you are using. I dropped over $400 to grab some of the 2000 before they were gone & now the market will be flooded?
    There was 700 pcs left of the first edition when I bought these and I cannot be guaranteed to get a first edition? If you cannot guarantee that I will get the 6/2000 I ordered then please refund me as I am not down with the trickery.

    Comment by GRIZ — December 7, 2014, 12:10 pm
  69. Basically I want to get this right and out the way. First Edition is merely the same as 2d edition just without with it saying it on the box, am i right?


    Comment by joel — December 7, 2014, 8:26 pm
  70. How can you NOT guarantee the first 2000 pre sales the first edition run? Surely the invoice number I have on my receipt must correspond with the time I placed my order which was hours after going up and from New Zealand after all the hassles with actually trying to purchase 1 …. When you say it’s going to be limited to 2000, people are going to (and have) jumped at the opportunity to own this brilliant tribute to a legend. Make the effort to get the RIGHT figures out to the RIGHT people.

    Comment by Dwayne — December 8, 2014, 4:44 am
  71. The main issue is not that there is 5000 being made, it’s that you changed the product description (on a limited edition item) completely and was not up front about the 3000 and will not guarantee that we get first editions. There were so many left when I purchased mine, I feel like it’s a slap in the face. If I was guaranteed 1st editions then I would not be as upset. Can you make sure I get 1st editions? If not, I’ll probably pass on these.

    Comment by Griz — December 8, 2014, 7:44 am
  72. I think someone should make an announcement about the “other versions” price point and quantity . A Korean company is handling the manufacturing, so I’m assuming it’s being made in China. People have the right to know about the price and plans for the other version if they’re shelled out $60 for a doll now being called the stussy verion. I understand an unlimited low price point version could take care of Dilla’s family for decades, but we should have been told more about it.

    Comment by Mack Mold — December 8, 2014, 8:14 am
  73. To be honest I’m still debating if I should ask for a refund, but I wish more information was out there about another version.

    Comment by Mack Mold — December 8, 2014, 8:15 am
  74. why is every body tripping are mad..they keep taking orders must have alot in stock..once they sold out I am sure they will take the price down put sold out on it..just my guess
    dilla4ever!!!make a million dilla please

    Comment by corky — December 8, 2014, 6:05 pm
  75. Is there a way to tell us what version we are getting? I bought this when you guys had said nothing about the second edition and don’t think it’s fair at all to posibily receive a second edition when I bought this being told it was a 1 time limited edition figure.

    Comment by jason capa — December 9, 2014, 5:18 pm
  76. They say all orders placed after the update which is Dec, 5th will get the second edition. So I should be good then since I place my order on Dec, 1st.

    Comment by mandre — December 9, 2014, 7:30 pm
  77. I dont care which one i get it..i just want one…there were saying box will have second edition on it..whos cares its a box I want dilla toy..when are coming out February what..i just purchased on Dec 4..not knowing when I am going to get it..just asking

    Comment by anthony — December 9, 2014, 10:01 pm
  78. Well… All this pre-order/second edition stuff looks kinda blury to say the less… I placed my order on the 4th dec and recieved confirmation the next day. I don’t really care wich version I’ll get (well obviously the first one if I had to chose) as long as they all ship in time, as announced, sometime in february. Or even before that, if the first batch is, as mentioned, already produced ? Any update would be welcome.

    Comment by Rosk — January 3, 2015, 12:01 am
  79. I looked for this figure for OVER a year and half around 2012 and stumble on rappcats today, on accident, viewing an MF DOOM political motor votor video, seeing a post ON MY BIRTHDAY OF 2014, that the figure is now sold out, LOL!

    Comment by Winston — January 10, 2015, 1:27 am
  80. I can’t wait for mine! Ordered on December 3, 2014! Dilla Dawg!!!

    Comment by Saar3 — January 24, 2015, 6:14 pm
  81. There’s alot of butthurtedness going on here for something that hasn’t even been released yet. Obviously, if you placed your order before the 5th then you SHOULD get the limited run of 2k. If not, you have the decision to either get your loot back or keep your second edition. We’re all huge fans of Dilla obviously, so it would be up to you to dump it & be selfish & get your money back OR… support PayJay & the Yancey fam. *some of this loot DOES go to the fam, right??*

    Comment by DJ Evillincoln!? — January 26, 2015, 10:19 pm
  82. OMG! Just received mine this morning.

    Comment by Arno — January 27, 2015, 4:24 pm
  83. I got mine this morning!! Looks great!! Love it!
    Where can I see if I got the first or second edition?

    Comment by Timo — January 28, 2015, 9:46 am
  84. Second edition only is marked, I believe.

    Comment by Arno — January 28, 2015, 7:34 pm
  85. I thought neither version was being released until next

    Comment by Tr3 — January 29, 2015, 9:17 am
  86. Just got mine today im so stoked,doll looks really clean. i guess i got the first edition like i should have since the bottom of box isn’t marked. RIP DILLA DAWG.

    Comment by ganas 101 — February 2, 2015, 11:18 pm
  87. Loving all the angry resellers comments “I spent $400+ on these” well, you sir, are a fool and deserve second editions for trying to profit off something that many fans would love to own and are more than happy to contribute to Ma Dukes and the foundation. Any profit resellers make should be donated in my eyes, bad karma for all you wack people.

    Comment by NoelDirty — February 3, 2015, 12:14 am
  88. Got my Dilla Dawg yesterday, looks amazing
    thanks you guys, really appreciate this.
    Thank You!

    Comment by Domonique — February 3, 2015, 9:58 pm
  89. I’m wondering where my J DIlla toy is.

    Order: #16413

    Comment by andrew — February 4, 2015, 2:09 am
  90. I placed my order from Japan and they said they would charge 25 bucks for shipping which was pretty high. I thought it would be cheaper to spread the shipping with my friend by buying 2.
    They asked me 50 bucks for shipping.
    Not sure how that can be possible but I am pretty sure that I won’t buy things from them again. Plus this whole 3000 more units coming

    Comment by Yui — February 4, 2015, 3:14 pm
  91. unpatiently still waiting

    Comment by Keisha — February 4, 2015, 3:27 pm
  92. Still waiting on mine…

    Comment by Vr — February 5, 2015, 3:52 pm
  93. I haven’t received mine, did anyone receive any communication from Rappcats about them shipping out prior to receiving theirs? ordered back on Dec.4th

    Comment by JAPH — February 9, 2015, 8:08 pm
  94. I purchased one of these in the first round, wondering if there will be any confirmation when this will be shipped?

    Comment by Evan — February 9, 2015, 10:55 pm
  95. Does it come with the Donut chain? I got mine, but no chain!?

    Comment by The Werd — February 12, 2015, 6:36 am
  96. Just wondering if anyone has received there dilla living in Uk? Rap cats my order number is #16036 should be 1st addition as I ordered 4th of December.

    Can you let me know when it will be shipped. Many thanks

    Comment by zak — February 12, 2015, 6:48 am
  97. Ordered mine back on Dec. 2, and I’m in South Florida. Anyone have info on when I can expect mine?

    Comment by Azriel — February 12, 2015, 5:25 pm
  98. So is there any way to grab one of these now? I was eagerly anticipating ever since it was announced a few years ago but ended up missing the announcement on here. Hoping there’s a way, second edition is fine.

    Comment by Brian — February 13, 2015, 4:51 am
  99. I got four first editions in perfect condition on Tuesday (Dilla Day). I’m not even opening them. They’re absolutely pristine.

    Comment by Justin — February 13, 2015, 4:30 pm
  100. I haven’t received anything and paid on Dec 3 (NC). Any update?

    Comment by Cam — February 13, 2015, 5:04 pm
  101. So per the email Rappcats just sent out today…Stussy has a limited amount of FIRST edition figues on sale with the new Dilla shirt on their site?
    Meaning the people who paid for a SECOND edition and are still waiting on it could’ve just held out for another 2 months and picked up a FIRST edition?!
    Not sure how I feel about that…

    Comment by Vrere Bunkley — February 13, 2015, 7:27 pm
  102. I live in Las Vegas and I haven’t received anything order#16079. Did the second edition go out later than the first?

    Comment by Asia — February 13, 2015, 9:57 pm
  103. From what I can tell, the shirt is the same on all of the versions regardless if it’s first or second edition, from Rappcats or Stussy. Stussy sold some of the first editions on their site yesterday for $80 apiece. I’m guessing they got to sell some since they were part of the collaboration project. That’s fair. They were already sold out by the time I looked at the site, though. If you missed out, there are some on eBay for a minimum of $210 plus shipping. Get ’em while their still somewhat affordable. One’s already up for $300.

    Comment by Justin — February 14, 2015, 4:58 pm
  104. How can I pre-order the figure? Is it too late?

    Comment by Sarah — February 17, 2015, 7:36 am
  105. Hmmmm… Ordered mine on December 3 and a partner of mine ordered his the same day… He got his in January and mine is stuck in customs on the port of Boston… And I’m told to wait a couple of weeks.. I know it’s just a doll and I will get mine eventually but… man…. This waiting game is something else..

    Comment by Saar3 — February 19, 2015, 3:56 am

    Comment by Rappcats — February 24, 2015, 11:30 am
  107. Got my og 1st Ed. Looks great all pieces there no complaints people need to relax and quit flipping out like my psycho ex girlfriend. This is why I can’t sell records in eBay you guys are insane. Beyond type a, like totally neurotic about atoy. It’s $60 quit acting like you spent real money. I’d throw you the fuck out of my store if you came in botching like that straight up.

    Comment by bBlack — February 25, 2015, 12:44 am
  108. I placed my order on December 3rd and they sent me a Second Edition. SMH

    Comment by annoyed — March 5, 2015, 12:39 am
  109. Finally got my figure today, I ordered back on December 2nd. I waited so long for this figure and I am a big fan of J Dilla’s art (music). Thank you, Rappcats, J Dilla’s Foundation along with Stussy on the collaboration. I expected the First Edition but received the Second Edition. I ordered very early and thought I would get a first edition, although very happy with my figure.

    Comment by Fernie — March 10, 2015, 5:12 am
  110. The tracking device only works until the parcel hits the ground in France… I have absolutly no news of it since march 3rd and neither does the french post ! Had to fill a complain form so they start investigate… Further news within 15 days… Fuck La Poste !

    Comment by Rosk — March 10, 2015, 2:28 pm
  111. Just to let the french customers know…

    Comment by Rosk — March 10, 2015, 2:30 pm
  112. ordered on the 5th of December, received it yesterday and got second edition. cut off for first edition was 5th yeah? damn.. still happy with it.

    Comment by Matt — March 12, 2015, 9:07 pm
  113. Juste un petit sondage pour les clients fran

    Comment by Rosk — March 17, 2015, 5:18 pm
  114. Update: Comment by Winston

    Comment by Winston — April 6, 2015, 5:38 pm
  115. Any chance of another production run? This looks amazing, I want one.

    Comment by Paul — October 14, 2015, 12:19 am

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