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FlunkMonkey MEME Six Pack

FlunkMonkey meme 6 Pack

TVM has announced details for the FlunkMonkey MEME Six Pack tribute to memes. The exclusive is slated to be released on Monday September 24th 2012 at 2:00PM ET. It's an edition of 125 6-piece sets, running $55.00 per set (includes shipping).

Here is what you get:

1 – FlunkMonkey – Solo.
1 – FlunkMonkey – Fuuug!
1 – FlunkMonkey – Loool!
1 – FlunkMonkey – Probz?
1 – FlunkMonkey – Jeah!
1 – FlunkMonkey – Jeez!

The sale will end on September 26th 2012 at 2:00PM ET.

Crappy Cat Invades SDCC

Crappy Cat Driver Red

Crappy Cat will be will be well represnted at San Diego Comic Con 2012. The Driver Red figure will be limited to a run of just 200 pieces. Each figure will set you back $10.00 and be available at the Kuso Vinyl booth #4937. VanBeater will be there signing on Thursday July 12th 2012 from Noon to 2:00PM.

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Also, the CrapZombies Set will be priced at $20.00 and be available at the DKE Toys Booth #4728. This is limited to 100 sets. And the artist will be doing a signing at the DKE booth on Saturday July 14th 2012 at Noon.

Oh Schnapps: Poison Plum

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For their next release, CrappyCat and FlunkMonkey shove off for a Multidimensional Schnapps Tasting tour. The first flavor on the tour is Oh Schnapps: Poison Plum. This is a plum based, fruity schnapps. The ingredients include plums, fermented heads of lost travelers, a dash of poison pink berry to add a sweet & smooth finish, and a trapped spirit to serve our thirsty friends. 100% proof … of life beyond death.

This exclusive is a limited edition of 125 2-piece sets. It will be released on Wednesday May 16th 2012 at 2PM ET, with the sale window being open for 48 hours.

For $35.00 (international shipping is extra), you'll get:

1 - Oh Schnapps : Poison Plum CrappyCat figure
1 - Oh Schnapps : Poison Plum FlunkMonkey figure
1 - 7.5"x13" Signed stamped & numbered Poison Plum screen print

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CrappyCat Poison Plum

Poison Plum Schnapps Crappy

For their next release, it appears that CrappyCat and FlunkMonkey will be available in a nice purple shade: Poison Plum.

CrappyCat and FlunkMonkey shove off for a Multidimensional Schnapps Tasting. The first stop is a haunted knoll that is tucked away at the basin of a deceased stone giant. In between the giant’s toes, the climate is perfect for brewing this plum based, fruity schnapps. The ingredients include fermented heads of lost travelers, a dash of pink poison berry to add a sweet smooth finish, and a trapped spirit to serve our thirsty friends. 100% proof … of life beyond death. More news on this release soon. Stay tuned.

Crap Stink Splasher

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Getting drunk and making waves, the Crap Stink Splasher will binge for days. This exclusive is an edition of 125 sets.

Each set includes:
CrapStinkSplasher CrappyCat figure
CrapStinkSplasher FlunkMonkey figure
11"x17" Signed and numbered Splasher poster

The set will be released on Wednesday April 4th 2012 at 2:00PM EST at the Crappy Car Store. This figure will only be available for 48 hours, ending on April 6th at 2:00PM EST. Each set will run $35.00, which includes shipping inside the US.

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REVIEW: CrappyCat Series 1

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Yo Ho! CrappyCat is drunk, down on his luck, and stuck between “who knows” and “who cares.” His life used to be amazing. Red carpet fashion shows, High tea at noon, picnics in the park with his closest friends, but then something changed. It is weird, he can’t quite remember, but the life he loved was ripped from him, and he just can’t quite put the pieces together again. His only friend now is the bottle and … well, just the bottle.

All of that is about to change. As his past starts to unfold, he realizes that everything isn’t as bad as it seems. It’s much worse, and the world is hanging in the balance. Can he pull his sh!t together in time, or are we all doomed? Join Crappy in the most epic tail of junk and stuff evar told! Ok, maybe not evar told, but it will be fun. I promise!

The CrappyCat character comes from the mind of VanBeater (aka TVM). You probably saw a number of his designs in Jamungo's BlowUpDolls Series. But TVM has released CrappyCat Series 1, a blind box line featuring 16 different designs.

The Facts

CrappyCat Series 1
Manufacturer: UnaCat
Artist: VanBeater (TVM)
Material: Rotocast Vinyl
Dimensions: 2.75” tall
Points of Articulation: 6 (Neck, Arms, Legs, Tail)
Designs: 16 designs – Hoorayger (8.0%), Frosty (8.0%), Powdered (3.0%), Flocked Flunky (1.0%), C.Skull (8.0%), M.Skull (8.0%), Flunk Monkey (8.0%), Crappy Driver (2.6%), Just Crappy (8.0%), Havoc Cat (4.0%), Beater Crap (8.0%), Glow (8.0%), Crashed (8.0%), Marked Up (8.0%), Puked (7.0%), Blue Glow (2.3%)
Accessories: Marker, Gun, Beer Can, Handcuffs, Funnel

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CrappyCat Series 1 is a blind boxed line. The box is littered with CrappyCat illustrations. The sides have illustrations of what appears to have been a rough night by the Cat, and the back has the lineup of possible designs.

Inside, the figure is held within a metallic bag. Also, there's a card in there that gives you the names of the characters and pull rates of those designs.

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Our Opinion

It was over three years ago when we first saw CrappyCat released as a 9” tall rotocast vinyl figure. This was followed up by an appearance in Jamungo's BlowUpDolls Series 3, where CrappyCat was dropped in a slightly smaller scale. As you can see below, the newly released figure is a completely different sculpt.

TVM went with a solid head sculpt, which allows him to change up the facial expressions of the various CrappyCats. The neck, arms, legs and tail are all articulated, but you'll need to be gentle the first time you turn them.

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There's a number of different accessories included in this series. Depending on the character, the series includes a marker, a laser gun, a beer (with the plastic rings), a funnel (for funneling those beers), and a pair of handcuffs (one side being attached to Crappy's wrist).

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This is a high quality blindbox series. All of the pad printing on the vinyl comes off looking great. The arms are a little wiggly on some of the figures, but that could be from me forcing the arms to move.

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It's tough looking through all of the designs to find any that don't work (maybe the two Skull designs?). It's a little easier to find those that I really like. Marked Up features some of that killer pad printing all over Crappy's face. Puked - because vomiting up a funneled beer is And Crashed sort of looks like Crappy was in the cast of The Hangover.

Overall, it's a solid series  that's well-designed and features a nice variety of accessories. These are all things we look for in a good blindbox line. Oh...and you can pick up one in the sub-$10.00 range.

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For wholesale inquiries, contact DKE Toys.

You can pick one up at the following:

Frozen Empire Toys: $9.50 ea.
Tainted Visions: $9.95 ea.
3DRetro: $8.95 ea.

CrappyCat Series 1 - Grades

Figure Quality: 9/10
   Sculpt: 8/10
   Paint: 9/10
Accessories/Outfit: 8/10
Packaging: 9/10
Durability: 8/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 8/10

Overall: 9.3/10

Hoorayger (8.6)
Frosty (8.8)
Powdered (9.1)
Flocked Flunky (8.8)
C.Skull (8.3)
M.Skull (8.3)
Flunk Monkey (9.0)
Crappy Driver (8.8)
Just Crappy (9.0)
Beater Crap (8.5)
Glow (8.9)
Crashed (9.5)
Marked Up (9.4)
Puked (9.1)

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