Friday, October 29, 2010
Alright you animals, we will be opening the Beta version of Shinto Gangu Online shortly. Mori has cooked up a pretty special bunch of figures for this initial offering.
After much deliberation and debate we have decided to use an e-mail application/lottery system for the initial offerings. Paypal and most other shopping carts are notoriously weak on handling bursts related with online figure releases (ask any Matty Online collector.) By going this route we are hoping to provide a fair and democratic sales opportunity and avoid any major cluster-fudges of overselling or cart crashes. Any figures still remaining after the initial offering will be switched over to a Paypal shopping cart. Since we will be overwriting pages on the site when we launch make sure you refresh your browser.
The shop will open on Friday October 29th at 10pm EST
That's 9pm Central, 8pm Mountain and 7pm pacific.
(and 2am in England in case anyone is wondering.)
No orders from Japan please (give the rest of the world a chance!)
You can apply to purchase 1 of each figure being offered but please put your applications in a single e-mail. Multiple requests for the same figure from the same user will be thrown out.
That's 1 application per e-mail address / household.
The initial offering will be open from 10:00 PM EST until 10:59 PM EST. That’s 1 hour, plenty of time. Any e-mail requests received before or after the time frame will be ineligible.
Once all the applications are in, Mori will draw the winners from the proverbial hat. There will be a separate drawing for each figure.
Qualified purchasers will be notified with Paypal instructions within 24 hours by e-mail. If anyone flakes we go back to the hat.
/////// HOW TO PURCHASE /////////////////////////////////////////
The e-mail address will be posted on the Blog and Shop page at 10pm
To apply for purchase send an e-mail containing:
Your Full Name:
Your Internet Handle (optional):
Your Shipping Address: (for shipping charge calculation)
GARGAMEL X LE MERDE
9" Standard Size Hujili's Ghost, 5 points of articulation $95
Available in the Le Merde Shop FRI Oct 29th at 11AM PST
Also available in Japan at Gargamel's Thrash Out Store
Seattle superstar Le Merde is launching the first painted version of his new mascot-scale vinyl figure, Burgerbuns, with a custom figure art show! Funbuns features custom painted Burgerbuns vinyl figures by the one and only Le Merde and his artsy friends
Opening Saturday, November 20th, 6pm, at thew new Super7 Store, 1427 Haight St, San Francisco.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
PUSHEAD will be celebrating 30 years of insane, skullified, septic, metallic, skateness at Astro Zombies in Osaka on November 13th. Autographs, illustrations, t-shirts and being Astro Zombie, hopefully some SKULL WINGS..!!!
Halloween night October 31st, Million Fishes Galley plays host to the biggest, spookiest Halloween party/art show in the Mission.
Check out the Halloween customs from Troy Stith. Digging the resin drip action.
Featuring a monster themed art show with over 50 participating artists, DJs, and musical performers, playing only the evilest of music, a hand made photobooth, a costume creation station for those who forgot to dress up, specialty Halloween themed cocktails by Mobile Libations, and a horror movie lounge playing the greatest horror movies of all time ALL NIGHT LONG!
The event is open Oct. 31st from 6pm to 11pm and will be followed up by a costumed bar crawl through the Mission.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thanks to zincsaucier, we have these awesome pics from the MONSTARS Custom Toy and Art Show at Lower Haters last weekend. I couldn't make it myself which sucked, but it was still awesome to be in a show with Lil Japan who set it up along with Gatchabert, Paul Kaiju, LASH and L'amour Supreme. The Furious Five representing...!
More pics after the jump...
Monday, October 25, 2010
My buddy LASH was in full effect at NYCC 2010 with his North American debut of his giant Ollie. It's truly a beast of beauty. It's huge at almost 13.5" tall and at a $150 price point, you cannot beat it. Best deal of the show hands down. LASH had four different colorways on hand. I picked up the GID/Gold version with the pearl wrecking ball.
Plenty of Sludge Demons to be had as well.
Congratulations to Rich and Jackie on their engagement...!
Thanks to Lev, Lorne and the Toy Tokyo crew for hosting a great party for the NYCC 2010 crowd. We even got an after hours tour of the new Toy Tokyo retail store. Video tour and interview with Lorne coming soon. All I have to say about it now is that Toy Tokyo is the real deal. This is a serious fucking toy store and there is no doubt about that once you walk in. Must see for anyone on the eastern seaboard.
The crew: Arin, Lorne, Minh, Kirkland, Bob and Chris
toybot studios, Paul Kaiju, L'amour Supreme, LASH
More pics after the jump...