Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Nordic Lucky Cat Debuts Tomorrow!!




  The day is nearly here, as in tomorrow, when the first horde of Nordic Lucky Cats becomes available.  I've wanted for a long time to make this a reality and can barely believe myself that soon you will be able to add these to your collections.  The figure itself was inspired by the two cats from Norse mythology that pulled Freyja's chariot through the nine worlds.  Not much is mentioned about them in the Sagas, so I took it upon myself to expand upon their story.  It's easy to be inspired by cats when you have five of them roaming around your house.

   Each figure stands 4 inches tall, is made of solid resin, and is presented in DIY White, which is perfect for anyone that wishes to paint them (or leave them as is, for they shine as bright as a fresh Norweigian snow fall).  This is an open edition release, meaning that periodically I will make these available for anyone who wants them.  Super limited editions in a host of styles will follow, all produced by resin wizard Renone.

Retailing for $40 plus shipping, they can only be found at thetoyviking.bigcartel.com.  


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Halloween Witch Cat Lulu from Cat Magic Toys



    Halloween has the coolest ties ins of any holiday and that's not really up for debate.  Christmas themed products? Blah.  St. Patrick's Day? Don't need any of that crap.  Give me orange and black and skulls and ghosts all day long on anything and everything.  I just got these outstanding pumpkin cookies from Wal Mart and I know that as soon as November 1st comes they're gonna change the shape to something dumb and it's gonna ruin them for me.  Yeah, they'll probably taste the same, but eating something turkey shaped doesn't give me that tingly feeling that an orange sprinkled pumpkin does.  I'll suffer through, but I'll still suffer.

   Cat Magic Toys speaks my language with this brand new Halloween Cat Lulu release.  First, they satisfy my need for seasonal products.  Secondly, they're cats but not only are are they cats they're also witches, which is like turning the whole mythology on its head.  What if the women we thought were the witches weren't at all and were just around so they could open the tins of cat food for the actual witch kitties?   I'm blowing my own mind with this one.

   If you want one of these magic sofubi felines they'll be on sale today (Saturday, October 13th) at 6pm pacific time only from https://cat-magic-toys.myshopify.com.

   

Monday, October 8, 2018

Samhain Sets from Taylored Curiosities




    Fall is my favorite time of year for a multitude of reasons.  The sun stops trying to roast me like a chicken, all the tourists go back home (which is really a bonus because none of them understand that left turns in New Jersey usually involve a jug handle), and the woods are free to walk in as the ticks have died off and the venomous snakes have begun their hibernation until spring.  The tourist thing is especially awesome though, as leaving the house stops resembling an episode of Jersey Shore.  That show is horrible in its accuracy.

     Autumn also ushers in Halloween season, which I'm told some people have to actually decorate their house for.  My house stays spooky year round.  Of course our celebration of Halloween is predated by the harvest festival of Samhain and to commemorate the occasion, Taylored Curiosities has created a special resin figure set.  Each one comes with everything you need to have a successful new begining after the spirits of your ancestors come to visit you on the 31st.  Should I buy like a cheese platter or wash extra towels?  I never know what to do when I have company, let alone dead relatives I've yet to meet.

    Only 20 sets are available for preorder and they can be had by visiting https://tayloredcuriosities.bigcartel.com