Thursday, January 16, 2020

Behemoth Metal Sloth Kickstarter from James Groman x Xpanded Universe



    Life would be so much easier if you knew every decision you made was the right one. That every horse you bet on was a guaranteed sure thing. You could make a killing on the stock market, make a second killing through sports wagering, and only surround yourself with people you knew would never judge you so harshly when you shared your unabashed love for Lady Gaga because you thought you were good enough friends that they could respect your quirky musical detour without thinking you've somehow completely changed as a person and have been living a lie your entire life and "what else don't they know about you, Chris, maybe you're a communist vegan anti-vaxxer with a dolphin tattoo on your ankle." Ugh.

    I'll tell you what is an absolute, certifiable, guaranteed, sure thing, and that is the Behemoth Metal Sloth from James Groman and Xpanded Universe. It's a sure thing because right now they're running  a Kickstarter campaign to fund its creation and it's already surpassed its goal, ensuring that it will indeed be produced. This sucker is 13 inches of hell raising fury that is more metal than your mom's boyfriend who swears he was "this close" to having his band open for Judas Priest in '88 if it wasn't for his drummer's bogus arrest for not paying child support.

    You can check out the campaign at this link and start clearing some space on your shelf for when this bad boy shows up at your door.  


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Charlie the Angry Elephant Tenacious Toys Exclusive from AngelOnce x UVD Toys.

 

     If I was an elephant who was blue I'd be pretty angry about things. For starters, unless you live in Smurf Village you have zero natural camouflage, making you a huge target for predators that think you might be blueberry flavored. Secondly, whenever anyone makes fun of people hallucinating they only use pink elephants to joke about what they are probably seeing, which would get old after a while and seems a bit discriminatory. If you were to do acid or bang your head unnaturally hard on a shelf at Wal Mart why can't you see blue elephants? And why couldn't you see green elephants for that matter? Do illusions of the mind have to maintain the same color standards as a gender reveal party? I'm about to compose a sternly written letter as soon as I can figure out who to send it to.

I have no idea as to why Charlie the Angry Elephant from AngelOnce and UVD Toys is actually in such a state, but I know that this version is an exclusive to Tenacious Toys. Pretty much any time you see a blue toy you should know that Tenacious has that on lock down, as it was passed into law in 2005 by the Designer Toy Council for a Better Tomorrow. This vinyl bro will be available starting on Friday, January 17th at noon eastern time.  He is limited to 50 pieces, will retail for $50 each, and can only be had by visiting www.tenacioustoys.com.  


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Iolite Edition Nordic Lucky Cat On Sale Now!!!



    Iolite is a purple hued stone that the famous Viking Leif Erikson used to find the sun on cloudy days while at sea. The mineral acts in much the same way as a polarized sunglass lens, making it an invaluable tool to open water navigation. In the spirit of one of the world's greatest explorers I present to you the Iolite Edition of my Nordic Lucky Cat. Only 5 of them were made, making it the most limited run of these resin figures yet. Price will be $45 which includes free shipping in the lower 48 of the US. If you live somewhere else in the world then I'll have to find out what it would cost to send one to ya, but it can be done. They come with a hand stamped muslin bag and enough rune magic to fill a flat tire or give your enemy diarrhea. How you use it is up to you.

    Get one for yourself at thetoyviking.bigcartel.com

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Orange Tabby Edition BurgetCat from Nathan Hamill x Science Patrol




    Do you think old memes will ever come back into fashion the way clothes do? I've pretty much worn the same things my entire life and every 5 years or so I accidentally become the trendiest person I know. Our collective love for nostalgia extends to every other aspect of life, so why not bring back the wholesomeness of I Can Haz Cheezburger as we stare down our dark reality? There is little more uplifting in this world than a picture of a cat with a caption that reads in an eastern European accent.

    Nathan Hamill is making me long for those days with his BurgerCat sofubi figure. Produced by Science Patrol, this Orange Tabby edition will be available beginning this Friday, January 10 at noon pacific time from http://nathanhamill.storenvy.com

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hello Lukey Hand Painted Resin Figures from Luke Chueh x Flabslab




   How was everyone's holiday? It's been a few weeks since I've posted anything and it's because outside of Christmas obligations I've been working myself to the bone.  Seriously, I have little to no skin left on most of my body, which is bad for me but great for MRSA.  I'm nothing if not thoughtful towards bacteria that thumbs its nose at medical science.  I actually had a customer at work the other day that somehow during the course of our conversation was able to inform me that one summer day she had entered the ocean after cutting herself shaving her legs and picked up MRSA.  I was pretty impressed with how seemless she was able to work a life threatening infection into casual banter, as I have never needed anyone to know anything about my medical history so badly that wasn't a doctor.  Ok, now that I think about it I did post a picture of my kidney stone on Instagram the moment I was able to birth it, so I guess I'm just as guilty.  In my defense, that sucker was 5 mm, which sounds small until you realize they're sharp as a razor and like prove it the entire way out.  Let's get to the subject of this post before I tell you any more about how I shredded my urinary tract.

     This dude here is Luke Chueh's famous bear immitating an even more famous cat.  These are an even bigger resin edition of the soft vinyl version you may have previously seen online.  Each one is five inches tall and has been hand painted by the man himself, making them all unique pieces of original art.  Produced by Flabslab, these are extremely limited and will go on sale this Saturday at 10am eastern time only at flabslab.bigcartel.com for $300 each.