Thursday, November 14, 2019

"Folkvang" Edition Nordic Lucky Cats for DesignerCon



     So it occurred to me that not only have I failed to do a post about my Nordic Lucky Cats releasing next week at DesignerCon, but I never even named the edition.  Being that they are made of a translucent green and white resin all marbled together and that they are inspired by the goddess Freyja's own cats, I have decided to call this run " Folkvang".  For those of you slightly less obsessed with mythology, Folkvang is the field that houses half of the Viking warriors that die in battle (the other half of course end up in Valhalla).  There are certainly worse outcomes in the after life than hanging out with the goddess of lust and beauty for an eternity.

    They stand four inches tall, are limited to 10 pieces and can only be found at the Stranger Factory/Circus Posterus booth #2600.  They each come in a fancy cloth bag that I hand stamped with love and care just for you.  All figures were produced by DuBose Art.  


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Gerald Okamura Exclusives for DesignerCon


   


    Gerald Okamura is known as "The Man of Many Weapons" but I feel he's going to have to change that to "The Man of Many Exclusives" when it comes to this year's DesignerCon.  The film icon's instantly recognizable face has been transformed into everything from figures, to prints, and even skate decks.  Annnnnnnnd there is a custom show featuring his sofubi figure created by Max Toy Co.  Seriously, you might need to bring a spare suit case to bring all of it home.

      The majority of what he'll have available can be had at booth number 2136, but one location is not nearly enough to carry everything, so make sure you follow him on Instagram @officialgeraldokamura so you know exactly where to go.  I decided to pick just a few of my favorites to show you, otherwise you would spend the rest of your day scrolling this post.






Tuesday, November 12, 2019

DesignerCon Exclusives from The Toy Chronicle



    You may have heard of The Toy Chronicle, the designer toys news website that pretty much has the lock on reporting nearly every release in this crazy niche world we've all found ourselves a part of.   Seriously, they posted five articles yesterday about toys people haven't even thought of yet.  Crazy, right?   And while it has yet to be proven that they have kidnapped the Oracle of Delphi, they do work hard sharing what they love with collectors all over.

    In a few weeks they'll be heading to DesignerCon and will have some special release in tow. As of right now I'm aware of two of their exclusives that are bound together by their common appreciation for the color yellow.  First up is BigShot ToyWork's popular Tiny Guardian Shi Shi sofubi cat.  Cast in school bus yellow, this kitty is limited to only 30 pieces, priced at $50 each,  and will both figuratively and literally brighten your day.  He's a beacon of friggin light, that little guy is.




    Next up is Dribble, who reminds me of that meme where the kitten has his entire muzzle covered in some sort of ick and then the bottom is captioned "I frowned up".  In case you haven't seen it here it is for your viewing pleasure:



      Like these figures, this post has developed a distinct theme, and that theme is KITTENS!!!!!  Dribble was created by Skeletonbolts and Choots and their six inch wide blobby drool monster is limited to just 5 pieces and will sell for $150 each.  Both of these releases and other assorted Toy Chronicle branded items can be had by visiting booth number 3424 during the convention.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Mark Hamill Exclusive Funko Pop Vinyl Figures for DesignerCon




      DesignerCon is only a few weeks away so prepare for your social media feeds to be inundated with releases that make your pupils dilate and your wallet wonder what the safe word is.  For those in attendance, may God forgive the thrashing you're about to do to your credit, cause there will be too much goodness to just window shop.  One of the more unique offerings that I've seen so far will be thees exclusive Mark Hamill Funko Pop Vinyl figures.  They come in two different designs, one in which he's keeping it casual and wearing a Lave Bear shirt designed by his son Nathan, and another where he is dressed as his most famous voice over role.  Now within those two designs there will different versions for you to collect, which you can see in the pictures I've included.  Those very same pictures also give you the very important locations in which you can procure said figures, lest you run around the show floor like a crazy person screaming Mark Hamill's name only to end up with someone recording it, selling it to TMZ, and you then you're forever remembered for your stalker-like meltdown.




    If you're going to try and get them all, because why wouldn't you, I'm going to copy and paste the info you need right now so you can plan accordingly, as the purple metallic edition is only available by purchasing an MVP package to the show.  So read this carefully because unlike your other friends, I just want you to be happy:

Here is the breakdown:

- Mark Hamill (Black LavaBear shirt) Available to all attendees at booth 1805.

- Purple Mark Hamill (Edition of 1000) ONLY AVAILABLE VIA MVP PACKAGE

- Mark Hamill (Joker Suit) Available to all attendees at booth 1807.

- Mark Hamill (White LavaBear shirt) Available to all attendees at booth 1807.

- Limited Edition Combo (500 sets) with Mark Hamill POP (Black LavaBear Shirt) & LavaBear Shirt by Nathan Hamill as Seen on Big Bang Theory, booth 1805.




    

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Plethora of Halloween Resin Releases from Leecifer




      I'm not a big eater of candy so I'm a little biased when it comes to this, but I have never known a person that could finish a bag of candy corn.  If Johnny Knoxville really wanted to do a crazy stunt he should sit down with a bag full and not be allowed to get up before its empty.  He will develop bedsores on his backside before he ever finishes the last piece.  Whatever unholy ingredients form those little waxy candies makes them impossible to enjoy to their full potential.

    Despite their status as virtually inedible, you can't have Halloween without their great combination of colors.  Leecifer is exploiting those three shades in a massive release of resin figures.  Some have been sold, but there's still a bunch of Sparks and Honoos in all sorts of candy corn variations.  Get yourself some new seasonal friends at http://www.leecifer.com.




Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Ghost Riders Custom Figures from Vincent Scala x Plaseebo



   A few days ago my wife and I had a layover in San Francisco and spent the day exploring the city.  After nearly dying from climbing the steps up Telegraph Hill, my aging joints informed me that any further travels would be done via ride share.  We used the service four different times as we dashed around the city like we were Steve McQueen and of the four drivers I am reasonably sure that at least three of them were not the Zodiac Killer.  The first guy was fairly quiet, uttering only the basic of pleasantries and keeping any other small talk to a minimum.  The second driver had worked as a corporate executive before his current profession, but lest you feel sorry for him the way we did, he was just trying to make quick money for the downpayment on a second yacht for his grandchildren that he found a really good deal on.  I'll never understand rich people.  The third driver was like being on carpool karaoke with James Corden except instead of singing he told us how he has worked extensively on trying to communicate with jelly fish and he thinks he may have actually succeeded.  He also did not have a British accent or resemble James Corden.  The fourth one is my lead suspect in the Zodiac case as the only question he asked us was what languages we spoke and the proceeded to go the rest of the ride without speaking.  There could have been any number of reasons for this, such as maybe he wanted to date a nice Icelandic girl and was having trouble understanding what she liked to eat.  Or maybe he wanted to join a Spanish gang and wanted to practice all of the catchphrases he would need for success in that field.  My take on it was that if we didn't speak English we wouldn't be able to call the police to make them stop him from murdering us.  I'm gonna have to wrap this up so I can speak with the authorities.

    No one does customs like Plaseebo and he has taken Vincent Scala's Skull Racer figure and turned them into the ride share from hell.  He filled em with all kinds of interesting stuff, made em light up, and now they're ready to drive right into your nightmares.  There are three different versions and can only be purchased via lottery, which just so happens to close on Halloween (that's tomorrow).  Here's what you gotta do to own one:

Offered at USD $250 each + $20 for US shipping OR $60 for world-wide shipping.

To enter lottery, please send the following to:   bob@plaseebo.net 

1.  Name

2.  Shipping Address 

3.  Country

4.  Telephone Number

5.  PayPal Email Address

6.  Instagram ID

Lottery winners will receive notification emails by Friday November 1st. Figures will ship from the USA upon receipt of payment due by Monday November 4th.




Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Alien Phantom Ultrus Bog from Skinner x Lulubell Toys




    The biggest let down of this year has got to be the Storm Area 51 event that resulted in absolutely no one seeing those aliens.  Now as someone who values my freedom/life there was no way I was gonna show up to help, but you can't tell me there aren't a ton of Internet dudes hopped up on energy drinks and other questionable substances that could have made it happen.  Hell, half the state of Florida makes the news for much crazier reasons than this, so I was sure something exciting was gonna happen.  But apparently no one wants to see me happy, which seems to be a running theme.  Stop being so selfish!


    If it's any consolation I'm sure the aliens are nowhere near as awesome as Ultrus Bog.  They are probably all sickly and wouldn't even understand any of the memes you'd want to show them. Skinner's  Ultrus Bog gets all the current meme references and looks forward to seeing all the ones you text him while at work.  He looks awesome in the crazy marbled vinyl pour from Lulubell Toys and tons of people are gonna want to bring him home.  Only 30 pieces were created with the Alien Phantom color scheme and they are up for grabs begining Wednesday, October 30th at 6pm pacific time.  He retails for $125 each plus shipping and can only be had at www.lulubelltoys.com.