Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My First Vinyl Toy EVER Up for pre-sale!

I am proud to announce that my very first original vinyl collectible toy is now officially available for pre-sale over at TheLOYALsubjects' website !!! The final toy, which i designed for Upper PLayground to celebrate their 10th anniversary, is insane and I worked extremely close with the sculptors and painters to get it as close to a perfect recreation of my imagination as possible. Bendable arms, removable "tusk-sword", and standing almost 10" Tall, and it looks rad in the package! I am really proud and excited that this will be released JUNE 14th!.
The quantities are limited so go make sure you reserve/pre-order yours now, and if you buy it and don't take it out of the box to play with it and help him exact his revenge, my face might be mad at you. grrrr.

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And as an added bonus, I was lucky enough to get famed toy photographer Brian McCarty to beautifully photograph the Walrus Rider (photo above!), caught in mid-fantasy, "dreaming of blondes" as he did before his legs were stolen. (Note: Brian's legs were not stolen, The Rider's were.)
The photo rules, and here is a cool pic of Brian setting up the shot. Make sure you check out more of Brian's work on his website

and in case you missed it, here is the story of the Walrus Rider:

Born with legs of a golden tint,

He'd walk, he'd run, he'd jump and sprint.

There's nothing much he COULDN'T do,

With legs of gold and wooden shoes

The girls all loved his limbs and knees,
For no one else had legs like these,
But jealousy arose with some,
Cause' HE was having all the fun!

So late one night upon his slumber,

Darkness drenched with rain and thunder.

There he slept and dreamt of blondes,
But when he woke HIS LEGS WERE GONE!

Who would do this tragic thing?
What good is a bee if a bee cannot sting?

And what good is HE without legs at all? 

Now he cannot move and he's not that tall!

So he hopped on the back of his bestest friend,

And together they ride as he seeks his REVENGE!