Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Plaseebo x BLObPUS: "Love at First Sight"

BLObPUS x Plaseebo Love at First Sight

The Plaseebo / Blobpus collaboration of the DOKUPUS meets SKULLOCTOPUS set / "LOVE at First Sight" will be offered for purchase on the Plaseebo website store www.plaseebo.net this Friday, August 14th.

This is an Ultra Limited US edition of 15 sets of hand painted figures by Bob Conge and is the first collaboration release from Plaseebo and Blobpus. Each set will contain: one Plaseebo "Skulloctopus" figure in clear green vinyl with inset glass eyes and an internal color-changing LED unit with its on / off switch mounted on the outside of the skull. In a darkened room, the LED will illuminate the color gel and glow in the dark brain parts inside the skull. The set also contains one Blobpus "Dokupus" figure in black vinyl with a clear purple head that has glow in the dark red vinyl brain inside, as well as a glow in the dark skull in his hand and a yellow eye insert. This figure also has an internal color-changing LED unit that illuminates the brain in a darkened room. These guys will keep you up at night. Priced at $150. plus shipping.

(Blobpus will also release a Japan paint version edition of 15 sets in September)

BLObPUS x Plaseebo Love at First Sight

The "Skulloctopus from Outer Space" is a menacing bio-mechanical creature that was created by the on board computer of a space craft from a secret 1960's Soviet manned Mars landing that lost communication just before landing on the red planet. With no way back to Earth and a limited amount of food and water, the on board computer seeks a way to survive the death of the crew and gain mobility.

Using its robotic arms the computer builds the "Skulloctopus" by joining the skull and brain of one of the cosmonauts with the tentacle legs of a creature that the crew had collected from beneath the surface of Mars. Then by incorporating parts of the landing crafts systems and downloading all of its data and programs, the on-board computer becomes the self sufficient solar powered mobil brain called "Skulloctopus". The prime directive of this other world Frankenstein is to find a way to return to Earth.

BLObPUS x Plaseebo Love at First Sight

After thirty-seven years of wandering the barren red deserts of Mars in search of some form of intelligence, Skulloctopus detects a sensory input on his scanner that is unlike any data he has yet received. Just as he determines the origin of this transmission is 98 degrees above the surface, a group of dark saucer shaped spacecrafts with red scanning lights silently descend from the black sky to thirty feet above him. There was a high pitched buzzing tone as a Dokupus teleported to the surface from one of the hovering ships and materialized in front of him. He looked at the white skull in the outstretched hand of the Dokupus and Skulloctopus saw this as a gesture of peace and friendship. It was love at first sight.

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