Thursday, February 20, 2020

Garamon in Meteor Suit One of a Kind Figure from Plaseebo




   When I first read about this figure I had yet to see a picture, so I'm thinking this dude's Meteor Suit is just a fancy way of saying that he was clad in his space get up. That he had tired of this world and was off exploring the galaxy. But it turns out that Garamon was dressed up in the remnants of an actual meteor, which is way different than I would have expected. I have a problem finding pants that fit the way I like and this guy is out here chiseling space rock into something that would probably win Project Runway.

   Plaseebo creates figures unlike any other and it's not just because they all shine like they're burning up in the atmosphere. He can mix and match pieces together in a way that most people would never think of to create something unlike anything you will ever see again. And if you don't act quickly to enter the lottery for this figure he may be nothing more than a memory for you. That's because like most of Plaseebo's work there is only one to be had. Follow these instructions if you're interested in owning him:


USD $250. + $20. for US shipping OR $65. 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 Sunday February 23rd. Figure will ship from the USA upon receipt of payment due by Monday February 24th.





Thursday, February 13, 2020

Five Inch Rose Gold Dunny from Tristan Eaton x Kidrobot




     You know what's bigger than the Super Bowl?

     Your mom, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

     Ok, I'm better now. Not much is bigger than the football game that determines who gets the shiny trophy (and is for some reason deemed more important than airing a new episode of 90 Day Fiance) so it's a pretty huge deal that Tristan Eaton got to design the program and the tickets for this year's game. Yes, the man who created the Dunny with Kidrobot got one of the highest profile art gigs I can think of, but he hasn't at all forgotten his humble foray into designing the toy world's most iconic platform.

    Tomorrow, which just so happens to be Valentine's Day, is also your first chance to snag this 5 inch metal Dunny clad in stunning rose gold. It features elements from Tristan's world famous mural work and will refract the light in crazy blinding fashion that will make you think you have your own Lombardi trophy right there in your home.  You probably wont get to hoist it a top a fire truck in a parade down main street where you live, but it never hurts to ask.

    Get em at www.kidrobot.com or wherever else they sell fancy toys.  Not the place your mom goes, that's a different sort of thing. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

New Ushi-Oni Sofubi Colorways from Cereal Box Toys




    The break room at my job often times looks like people were attempting to combine their lunch with professional wrestling. I cant understand how bits of food manage to end up under the table, in the electrical closet, near-ish to the trash can, under the trash can, on the keyboard attached ro the server in a locked IT room, etc. Naturally, all sorts of little critters get a whiff of those crumbs and are all like "don't mind if I do" and dance their way inside from their otherwise happy outdoor lives. Which then leads to spiders, the natural predator of said critters, dancing their way inside to set up shop and take advantage of the free range buffet dwellers. Their presence leads to screams at various pitches and calls for me to relocate the eight legged opportunists or risk them being squashed under heel. I'd like to think I have a commemorative statue in wherever it is the majority of spiders congregate that describes the amount of their lives I've saved from certain death over the years. I hope they had a good reference picture to use for the sculpture, as I'd rather not have my Vanilla Ice inspired haircut from middle school be immortalized for the ages.

   If this dude made his way into my place of business I don't think he would need much assistance from me, as he appears to be able to handle his own business.  Although, the more I look at him, Ushi-Oni from Cereal Box Toys does have kind of a cute, maybe even sad face.  You almost want to hug him a little, tell him everything is gonna be alright, until you realize he has a skull for a butthole.  You think I'm kidding, then explain this:


  That sure is one way to hide your evil side.  Innovative skull placement aside, I really like this figure, as it is so different from anything anyone else is making right now.  

  This dude is extremely limited in two different colorways and only three figures of each.  They will be $80 and available this Friday, February 14 at 3pm eastern time from https://cerealboxtoys.storenvy.com/



Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Tenacious Toys Exclusive Aqua Turquoise SuperKranky from Sket One x Superplastic



   This Valentine's Day I have but a simple request; one that can literally be achieved with the mere push of a digitized button. I want Superplastic to follow me on social media. It may sound like a petty request, but petty is in no way beneath me. I write about their products, maybe even helping sell one or two, and I championed their arrival as a platform that will allow a larger amount of artists to realize their dream of their own production toy. But for some reason we just haven't clicked. I know I'm not the easiest guy in the world to be friends with as I'm not good at maintaining social obligations (in my defense we are living in the golden age of television and there are a lot of can't miss shows). But if you were trapped in a corner being picked on by an unmerciful bully, I would be there to stick up for you. I would apply a tourniquet made from my own pants leg if you were bleeding uncontrollably. I would come over and feed your cats (and clean their litter boxes) if you suddenly had to go out of town. So this Valentine's Day, Superplastic, let's build a friendship that will stand the test of time/apocalyptic world ending scenarios. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.

  While I sit with anticipation staring at my social media feeds, let's take a moment to appreciate this Tenacious Toys exclusive SuperKranky from Sket One.  This version celebrates the color Aqua Turquoise and if you thought that a limited drop of only 200 figures was the best thing about this you would be sadly mistaken.  You can of course get one of these toys for only $90 and most likely be perfectly content.  Or you could go completely all in for $150 and get a nearly complete outfit to match your toy!  In addition to the figure you'll get a hat, a t-shirt, and a bandana. Just imagine the Instagram pictures you'll be able to get. The Deluxe edition featuring all those extras is limited to only 100 sets and available for preorder for exactly one week (February 7-13) begining at noon eastern time.  If you just want that 8 inch homage to street art it will be on sale by itself at the same time this Friday.  Either way you go they can only be had from www.tenacioustoys.com.