Let me tell you how prepared I am for New York Comic Con: I went out today and got a flu shot. I normally get one every year, and usually well before now, but there was no way I was gonna be pressed up against the sweaty, sniffling, masses without giving my immune system a chance at survival. Plus, I'm totally out of sick days after The Great Kidney Stone of 2015 and I ain't trying to not get paid, suckas. So the only thing I have left to do is prepare my credit cards to be used and abused and to present to you my top 10 favorite exclusives I've seen for this year's convention.
Now this isn't one of those arbitrary lists with random numbers like Buzzfeed puts out there. I have respect for the sanctity of the top 10 list and damn it without some sort of tradition we're just a bunch of apes rubbing sticks on the rocks to poke each other with. I will not be poked by an uncouth monkey! Speaking of ape-like creatures, the top dude you see there is the brand spankin new Wing Kong from Super7. I love it. It's a monkey, who looks pissed off, and he's got wings. That's pretty much the total package. Available at booth 174.
And speaking of horrible illness, check out this infected Dunny from Scott Wilkwoski x Kidrobot. See, this is the type of thing that I am confident my flu shot will protect me from. Available in purple or grey and only $60 each, you better be quick to the Clutter Magazine booth # 603 to get one.
If I were to ride a horse, which I'm not saying I will, I would hope that it would be a demonic hell pony with a tentacle mouth and bat wings. Oh, what a coincidence, I happen to have one right here. Bigshot Toyworks has these Lil Maddie figures at booth #208 just in time to rustle up your demonic cows and send them to the demonic slaughterhouse for processing into demonic burgers.
Is it an ice cream cone? Is it candy corn? Is it andy corn flavored ice cream? Is it ice cream cosplaying as candy corn? I don't know, but now I have a headache thinking about it. Kozik's Monger Jerome from Rotofugi x Squibbles Ink is looking very Halloween-y in this paint job. I need one and you do too only at booth # 603.
Oh let me tell you how I love some marbled vinyl. It's like the sweet patina of the plastic world. These Cestodas from Miscreation Toys are the size of a small child without the nagging. Mishka will have these available at booth # 110. Bing a back brace to carry this sucker.
I have yet to even see what the latest Shub Zeroth figure from Meta Crypt looks like, but I am so confident that it couldn't possibly suck that I'm adding it to my list. Go pay a visit to Brian Ewing at booth # 120 for some killer art and metaphysical plastic.
I love snow cones, so now you can add that to the list of facts you know about me. I hope that a snow cone never turns on me like this crazy dude from Jason Limon x Martian Toys. Damn, this is a great figure and available at booth # 203.
CATS! It's huge, it's a cat, and I need it. Komatsu x myplasticheart have a special release of this new Daioh Negora at booth 113 and I'm gonna try and get one cause I'm that kind of pimp.
Another Dunny and another item I have to own. Like, I won't die per se if I don't get one, but I wouldn't stand to close cause I may rage out. doubleparlour killed this and it's debuting at booth # 603.
The award for "most adorable freakin thing at comic con" goes to these Sleepytime Sea Bunnies from Peter Kato. They are limited to 30 pieces and will be available from the Piq Products booth # 614 starting tomorrow.