Thursday, July 20, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
You looking for something classy to do with your new Whole Food's shopping friends that play in the band who only use antique ink wells as instruments? This is not that event. But if you're looking to have a good time, learn the secrets of being an international toy bootlegger, and probably meet other folks of ill repute, then do I have your plans sewn up for Friday night. The Sucklord is hosting an artist talk at Con Artist Collective in New York. For a mere $6 you will not only get to hear a world famous artist wax poetic about his life and work, but you also get a free toy and a drink ticket! It's like buying a Happy Meal but without the heart disease! Get more info and tickets at https://conartistnyc.com.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The summer is flying right by, which I'm cool with because it is too hot for my blood out there. I've used gallons of sunscreen so I don't fry like bacon and I've certainly been bitten by enough bugs to have turned into Spider Man by now. Summer is not all bad though, because sometimes you get to buy cool stuff on sale. Case in point, Naomi Knaff is running a sale on her website that will give you 25% off anything you want by merely typing in the code SWEATYTOYS at checkout. Get yourself some crazy resin madness at low low prices by checking out http://www.naomiknaff.com. The offer is only good for the week so quit your procrastinating.
I've read plenty of times how cotton swabs are the worst thing you can stick in your ear. Probably not worse than a hot poker, or a hunting knife, but neither one of those is marketed to clean your ears other than by your uncle Bubba from Louisiana who for some reason don't hear so good. Those padded sticks just push the wax down into the nooks and crannies of your ear canal and it sucks. I went to the doctor the other day because I was having ear issues and compacted wax was the diagnoses. The cure was this squirt bottle with a special nozzle that shot a mix of peroxide and hot water in there. It's not what I would call an unpleasant feeling, but let me tell you the joy of seeing what came out. Ok, it wasn't joy so much as it was "holy crap, how do I have spare room in my skull for that?"
I doubt very seriously that Josh Mayhem was inspired by my medical plights as he was the pretty colors of rusted metal, but you never know. He's releasing these rustic Puddle Dunnys later today (Tuesday, July 18th) at 10 am pacific time only through http://www.joshmayhem.com. There are 10 different ones sold blind box style with 1 chase version that's a bit different from the rest.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
The thing about the spirit realm is that you don't get to decide when it's finished with you. Once words are spoken, once doors are open, your control of the situation is non existent. You might as well enjoy the ride, for the destination is no longer up to you.
J*Ryu's insanely popular Clairvoyant Dunny has returned in this gorgeous teal that was voted on by the fans. This eight inch figure and three inch crystal ball companion will be available starting tomorrow, July 14th, only through select Kidrobot retailers. Start hitting up your favorite shops to see who will have them and may the fates smile in your favor.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
I learned today that Takigyo is a Shinto purification ritual that is done through meditation under a waterfall. It is similar to the ritual I do under the shower every morning called "try and build up the strength to deal with crazy people at work." I should probably come up with a shorter name for it, but as great as the English language is it does have its limitations. Now the German language, that's something to behold because they have words for just about any situation one might find themselves in. I don't know any of them off the top of my head, but say that I fell off of my donkey while on the side of a mountain and rolled into a wasp's nest. Undoubtedly the Germans have one single word that would sum it up so we could all move on with our lives.
Planet 3 Toys is celebrating the one year anniversary of their Bozu figure's debut with this marbled Takigyo edition. You know I love marbled vinyl, so I am crushing hard on the different tones of blue. Standing three and a half inches tall and complete with a hand made tag, this little dude will retail for $30 each plus shipping when he goes on sale this Saturday (July 15th) at 10am pacific time from Lulubell Toys.
Is there a scene in movie history that caused such a commotion for teenage boys around the world? Now for those of you youngsters that don't know, this movie was originally released on VHS, an archaic medium that used large magnetic tape to store a film. There was no internet, certainly no Youtube, so when word got around the school that Sharon Stone exposed her most secret of secrets on film you had to put in work if you wanted to see it. You had to find someone whose parents owned the tape, then they had to somehow sneak it out of the house, then you either had to have a group viewing (which was gonna lead to some awkward moments) or you had to pass it around your circle of friends which could theoretically take a month until everyone saw it. All of this while the kid who borrowed the tape was nervous that he was going to get the beating of his life if he got caught. You kids have no idea how easy you really have it.
There is a 100% chance that the first thing anyone does when they buy this is to check its anatomical accuracy. Now I don't know whether or not they got every detail (you freaks) but Blitzway certainly seems to have had no problem reproducing that famous interrogation scene. This figure is over a foot tall and about as realistic as you could possibly get without traveling back in time and paying the real Sharon Stone to hang out in your living room. Trust me, this is more affordable and won't lead to a restraining order.
You can pre-order this right now from Bluefin for $429.99 with an expected release date of February 2018.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
I've never bought into the fact that cyclops are scary creatures. Yeah, they may live in caves and make wind chimes from the bones of their victims, but unless you are already horribly injured or just dumb there's no way a cyclops is catching you with just a club. They only have one eye, so their depth perception must be crap, right? What are the odds that the dude is gonna play whack a mole with a bunch of sailors who mistakenly landed on his island? As long as you're not standing around like a doofus you should have no problem escaping one of these guys. That is my mythological creature survival tip of the day.
For what he may lack in being able to judge distances, Plaseebo's cyclops bro more than makes up for in terrifying looks department. This one of a kind resin/vinyl amalgam stands almost 9 inches tall and of course lights up like the Fourth of July courtesy of a color changing LED. Start gathering tasty sheep for when this guy goes on sale tomorrow, July 12th, only from www.plaseebo.net.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
I bought Sharon her first Horrible Adorables original for her birthday this year and the thing about them is that once you own one, you want and entire wall full of them. Think about how amazing that would look in your living room: you're just sitting there watching tv with a hundred heads of whimsical felt creatures staring back at you. Don't be surprised if they break into song from The Muppets catalog of hits.
This Friday, July 7th, at Stranger Factory you can witness their latest solo show entitled "Matriarchy." The theme centers around females in the animal kingdom who are boss ladies and the lives that revolve around them. If you're close to Albuquerque you can check it out during the opening reception from 6-9pm, while the show itself will run until the 30th.
Oh my God, I feel like I've been in a drought when it comes to stuff to write about (unintentional rhyme there). My throat is dry, my typing fingers have atrophied, and it took me three hours to type this last sentence in the proper order. I thought about retiring and moving to Florida but then I remembered that everything really dumb I see on the news happens in Florida, so I decided to just wait it out. And shazam, my prayers have been answered courtesy of Skinner. I should have known he would come through in a pinch.
The mighty Krawluss is a collaboration between Skinner and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore and these blank dudes will be available to add a pop of color to your drab living spaces this Friday at noon pacific time.
For those of you needing some Skinner goodness but also trying to take your lady out to Taco Bell this weekend, here's a bag of two heads and a club for just $30. You can never have too many spare body parts laying around, or paint em yourself and become the next toy customizing super star. Like an RKO, the colors are random and come seemingly out of nowhere.
Get it all at http://theartofskinner.com this Friday, July 7th, at noon pacific time.