Thursday, June 25, 2020

It's Splurrt Saturday at Lulubell Toys

    Now that all of the Columbus statues are coming down and we will hopefully be replacing his undeserved holiday with one that is actually based on merit, I've been thinking about what other holidays we could start celebrating.  Obviously, all would be days in which work was closed but we still get paid, cause nothing makes me feel like a boss than staying home AND making money.  First, I'd like Skee Ball Day where we celebrate what is truly the best sport in America that isn't professional wrestling.  Next is Professional Wrestling Day, because duh.  Those two should really be part of a four day weekend.  My favorite might be Flog the Moron, where through a voting process we take the person that has made the most ignorant Facebook post of the year and beat them on national television.  I'm really proud of that one. 

    Lulubell Toys has been hosting Splurrt Saturdays for some time and it may be the most perfect holiday of all.  The only requirements of celebrating are buying yourself some killer monster toys, which I find myself prepared to do every day of the year.  As always there will be multiple figures available that will add a special dose of weird to your collection.  It all goes down this Saturday, June 27th at 9am pacific time only from

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Gerald Okamura Custom Mini Figures Available Now

     Most of us had buckets of the brick building toys (that shall remain nameless) and it was guaranteed that at least a portion of them were sticky.  No investigation could ever unearth how they ended up with expired cola or pancake syrup tucked into the nooks and crannies, but it was as inevitable as your dad stepping on one of the pieces barefoot and calling you everything but your actual name.  But seriously, who was spilling soda onto my bricks?  The case remains open.

    I can assure you that no matter what sets you had growing up, they never came with mini figures nearly as cool as these.  Gerald Okamura is known as The Man of Many Weapons, so you know any toys bearing his likeness will come armed to the teeth.  You'd be surprised how much crime can turn up in your little brick village when you least expect it.

    There a two different versions available for $35 each and can be had right now at

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Baby Haruo Nakajima Custom Lottery from Plaseebo

    I don't have any kids and never really felt the need to, though I could be easily persuaded to change my mind if it could be guaranteed that this is how they would come out.  I would happily build an army of Godzilla babies and change my name to Christopher Targaryen, Bringer of Woe, Father of Lizard Children.  And it may not be that far fetched, as a place I used to work had a microwave in the back room that was at waist level and had a hole in the door.  Not that I ever used it, because honestly it was gross, but I'm sure some radiation lingered from everyone else warming their Hot Pockets and salisbury steaks.

   This may be the closest I come to realizing my new dream of having a Godzilla baby, and I don't think it could have come from anyone else other than Plaseebo.  His work is deeply rooted in a more psychological horror rather than relying on just being gross.  There's a subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) feeling of unease that his pieces evoke, while at the same time being utterly fascinating to look at.  This one of a kind figure is no exception, and for the chance to add him to your collection, this is what you have to do:
To enter lottery, please send the following to: 

1.  Name

2.  Shipping Address 

3.  Country

4.  Telephone Number

5.  PayPal Email Address

6.  Instagram ID

Lottery winner will receive notification email by June 22nd. Figure will ship upon receipt of payment due by June 23rd.

This nine inch monster baby will be $650 plus shipping to whoever is lucky enough to win.  You only have until Sunday June 21st to enter.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Sucklord Got Arrested Accessory Pack for Charity

    Of course The Sucklord would come up with the most unique item to auction for charity.  Beyond being something that is surely interesting, it might be one of the most compelling pieces of protest art I've seen in recent memory.  It's raw and poignant and irreverent and uncomfortable which is everything great art should be.

   The story behind it is that while participating in a peaceful protest, The Sucklord was attacked by a police officer and required hospitalization before his arrest.  The reason he wasn't more seriously injured is because another officer stepped in and stopped his colleague from continuing the assault.  This collection documents what it takes to enact social change in our country, which we have seen happen on different levels in response.  It's something different from someone who is known more for his tongue firmly planted in cheek approach to art, but also something I could see as hanging in a museum one day as an important statement of social change.

    If you want to own this grouping or artifacts, you need to head to this link and place your bid on eBay.  One hundred percent of the proceeds are being donated to the Brooklyn Bail Fund to help out people that find themselves in the same situation.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Metallic Burst Ushi-Oni from Guumon x Cereal Box Toys

     A few days ago while I was at work I was sitting across the desk from a customer when I just so happen to notice something dangling above her head.  This little furry spider had descended on a thread like an art thief breaking into a museum.  He hung there momentarily before dropping into her hair and nearly disappearing from sight. I had two options here:  I could say nothing and let the spider could go about his business, possibly unknown to the woman (she had a lot of curly hair) or I could remove the little guy myself, ensuring he would live on without fear of being mangled by a hairbrush.  I chose option number two.  I told her to hold still for a second, reached in and plucked the curious arachnid out.  She looked at me like I was completely crazy until I opened my hand to show her what it was, at which time I was pretty sure she was going to pay off the balance of my car loan as thanks.  I let the spider go and and everyone lived happily ever after.

   Had my spider friend been the size or had the looks of Ushi-Oni from Cereal Box Toys he would have been free to do with her what he wished.  I don't mess with supernatural arachnids as a general rule and being that I'm still alive I'd say I've prove its merit.  World famous vinyl artist Guumon has added his signature metallic/oil slick paint job to a limited run of five of these and the only way to own one is via lottery system.  Starting tomorrow (Thursday June 11) until Sunday June 14 you can enter by sliding into Guumon's DMs on Instagram here.  They will be $250 in the US, $275 everywhere else, which includes shipping.