Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Dunny Discussion

...although a discussion usually requires two people to talk.  Kind of like an argument.  Hypothetically, if my mother screams at me for an hour, I wouldn't say we had an argument.  I'd say she just screamed at me for an hour.  So let's revise the title to to Dunny ... report?  I just liked the alliteration, ok?  Gawd.

Where was I?  That's right.  Dunnys.  To be completely honest, I'm not a huge Kid Robot fan.  These adorably shaped smooth blobs of vinyl have the same effect as an empty piece of paper; there are infinite possibilities, but the abundance of freedom is paralyzing!  PARALYZING, I TELL YOU!  I don't know where to start!  So, yea.  I usually stay away from Kid Robot Stuffs unless I have a specific idea in mind.  Truth!  A few months ago I was at a sculpting workshop at Sub-Urban Vinyl and left my poor Trikky untouched!  It just sat in front of me whispering insults the entire time.  "You'll fuck me up," she hummed.  "I'll suck the fluid out of your eyeballs if you touch me," she threatened.  I peed out fright and quickly excused myself.  In that order.

Jack-O-Dunnys!  These little beauties were one of my first Dunny ideas.  The Jack-O-Dunnys are a collaboration with the very talented M. Clancy!  He sculpted the pumpkin heads on the Dunnys, and I painted them.  I do say they came out rather nice!  There are three kinds of Jack-O-Dunnys: Standard, Silly, and Spoooooooky!  They can be purchased at my store!

Standard Jack-O-Dunny

Silly Jack-O-Dunny

Spoooooky Jack-O-Dunny

Candy/Caramel Apple Dunnys!  Because...why not?  I was just looking at them one day and thought to myself "self, do you know what would be cool?  If I made these Dunnys look like granny smith candy or caramel apples.  Yes.  I will do that.  I will do BOTH!"  And oh, boy, it was an adventure trying to find fake shaved coconut and fake chopped peanuts.  But in the end, I'm very happy with the outcome.  As I just said, there are two kinds: Candy Apple and Caramel Apple!  They can be purchased at my store!

Candy Apple Dunny with Shaved Coconut

Caramel Apple Dunny with Chopped Peanuts

Ok, kiddies.  Time for me to head out.  Hush, now.  I'll be back soon with many more awesome updates.  The next time we meet, I'll talk about kaiju!  (rawr!)

Thanks for supporting your friendly neighborhood SoKo Cat!

Stay out of trouble, now.  And the trash.  Cause that shiznat is grody.  Unless you accidentally threw out your retainer, in which case DIG DIG DIG!!!!  ^.^


Monday, August 26, 2013


As August comes to a close, I'm already panting at the amount of work I've finished and sweating thinking about the projects that have yet to be started.  These past few weeks have been incredibly productive, and I'm proud to reveal the list of items that are now finished and available in my store.

The first is my very first full-scale Deadbeet.  It came out very awesome, which is why I titled him "Awesomebeet."  Before you start drooling, I'm sorry to say that this sucker sold before I even completed it!  I do have another one that is still unpainted, so if you would like to claim it as your own, feel free to drop me a line.


My very first Baby Deadbeet drop, however, is named "Steelbeet," which is rather self explanatory.  These little dudes are adorably badass. 


I was thinking of doing gold, silver, and bronze as a set, but I see the gold ones have already been done.  Mind you, they were cast gold -- not painted.  Is it different enough so that people will want to spend the extra cashish to collect all three?  We shall find out.  What say you, Ben Bernanke? Although unemployment is still above average, the risk of inflation is minimal.  On the plus side, CPI has been lower than the Fed's objective of 2%.

So, yes.  Buy everything.  You want all the things.  ^.^

Deadbeets are turning out to be very rewarding to paint.  It's the recessed and raised areas that makes shading and highlighting really really fun.  Special thanks to October Toys and Scott Tolleson for the Deadbeets and extra goodies!  I definitely could NOT have done this without you!

Ok, ok.  I don't want to overload you with too much awesome, so I'm going to leave you here.  Tomorrow I'll discuss Jack-O- Dunnys and Candy/Caramel Apple Dunnys.  You may or may not see these on the blogs in the meantime.

Until then, stay in school cool dudes and dudettes.  I'll be back at the same bat time on the same bat channel.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

This JUST Happened.

I made your Tuesday.  You heard me correctly -- by giving you yet another surprise update, I have made your Tuesday THAT much enjoyable.  Although, now that you think about it, if I don't do another update Thursday, I will have ruined your Thursday.  Yet another example of the yin and yang balance of life.  Or something. 

It's August!  This means ... absolutely nothing.  No, I kid.  It marks the end of the summer.  Pencils, notebooks, and backpacks are all on sale and BACK TO SCHOOL can be seen in virtually every store window or circular.  Fall 2013 marks my first fall out of school.  It is a giant relief, but I already have that restless, unreachable academic itch.  Essentially, my brain is telling me that if I'm not actively enrolled in some type of course material, it is going to wither and die.  But all of my research has told me that the next logical step is a PhD -- an idea that made me laugh on the spot ... and then immediately want to vomit as I realized that it would simply kill me.  The curriculum would slay my very existence.  So, yeah.  That will wait for another few months.  Then we shall start the vicious cycle again. 

Art!  That's right.  I do that.  This week, I've been dragging (not to be confused with a dragon).  I'm metaphorically biting my nails and compulsively checking my inbox waiting for NYCC to get back to me RE: the panel I applied to moderate/host/hang myself trying to organize about toy customization.  Part of me thinks I'll get the green light because it's not something I've seen before at NYCC.  We have The Block, which, according to NYCC's website "brings together art, design, collectible toys, pop-tech and fashion of the underground pop culture scene along with the tastemakers, trend setters, artists, thinkers and the brands that they create."  Panels that raise awareness for everything that falls into the realm of The Block would be beneficial.  Let's hope NYCC realizes that.  Its lack of prominence can also work against me.  Oh well.  Whatever happens happens.  I assure you -- you all will be among the first to find out.

The week is still early, but I've gotten a running start!  This weekend, I received my special order from Super7!  It's the blind bag micro packs -- yes, the SDCC exclusive items!  They come with two micro-size figs (a size to which I have given the technical term "itty bitty"): Rose Vampire and Mummy Boy.  Oh, these cuties are simply adorable.  I will paint them and love them and call them George.  I've also been working on Pocket Mummy Boys and a Pocket Rose Vampire.  They should be finished and put in my store by the end of this weekend (it would be sooner, but I have to set up the light box and camera and blahblahblahimsoincrediblylazyyy)!

Pictures.  Pictures help break up text.

A full size Mummy Gator, and the ever coveted Eyezon (pink) and GID Pocket Tripus (right)

Itty Bitty Mummy Boy and Rose Vampire - Green

Itty Bitty Mummy Boy and Rose Vampire - Orange Swirl GID

Starting to paint the Mini Negora (and its fish), Itty Bittys, Pocket RV and MB.

Oh, I heart this Rose Vampire.  I heart it good.  And you too, Mummy Boys.  You're simply adorable.

This week, my to-do list has been temporarily suspended.  I need to get all of my finished items photographed and sent out to respective places.  Zombie Candy Corns are being emailed to Tenacious Toys for NYCC announcements, Itty Bittys are being commissioned, all of the pictures are replacing iPhone images in my store, and I have a crap ton of press releases to get out.  I think I'll be doing them one project at a time on a weekly basis.

You'll be seeing lots of me on the blogs, nerds.  That is, if I actually muster (not to be confused with mustard) the patience and motivation to line everything up and take pictures.


Stay nerdy, my friends.  And always remember: just because your stuff hasn't sold YET doesn't mean that it won't sell EVER.  You're all amazing at what you do.  Unless you suck.  In which case you're not amazing at all.  I kid!  I kid! ^.^

k thx bai!