Plaseebo Custom recently released the second edition of their Night Gamer rotocast vinyl figure. The glow-in-the-dark piece was co-designed and sculpted by Bill Hand and Bob Conge. And as with all of the Plaseebo characters, they have a rather interesting story.
The Night Gamers are little creatures from an alternate universe (30 seconds ahead of ours). They’ve traveled to our universe, to a teddy bear factory. After hiding within a bear suit, they were taken home by a pair of young brothers.
At night, while the boys are sleeping, they come out of their suits and decide to play. They use their probes to search the children’s memories (via their brains) and play games. All the while, the two players’ heads glow. The Gamers actually took their names (Wilbur and Orvil) from that first game they played…trying to build a working model of a plane (it was from a quiz the kids once took).
The Night Gamer figure comes bagged with a header card that is illustrated by Plaseebo artist John Kastner. The illustration is that of the two characters removing their teddy bear suits in anticipation of a session of gaming.
The Second Edition Night Gamer stands at 7” in height and has one point of articulation (the neck). It’s made of white glow-in-the-dark rotocast vinyl. Each figure has a blue probe, red glass eyes and a motion-activated LED light inside of its head.
To activate the light, you need to shake the figure and simply watch. It’s best to do so in the dark (as you can see in the video below). The light cycles through a number of different colors, which then create a glow throughout the figure’s entire body.
This super limited figure is available in a run of approximately 20 pieces. Each hand painted figure comes with a GID brain accessory and is signed and numbered.
The Plaseebo collection of artists have released some of the most eerie and creepy characters…and that’s a good thing. The baby-looking mummy was followed by a dinosaur-like trash heap and then a brain-sucking alien. They keep getting better.
And while the story might keep you up at night, the only loss of sleep that will occur from the vinyl figure is from its glowing. Every time you see the rotocast piece, you’ll definitely want to pick it up and give it a good shaking.
It’s definitely one of our favorite figures of 2008.
You can pick one up at the following:
Night Gamer Ed. 2:
Fun Factor: 10/10
Have this figure? What do you rate it?