For their first release of 2016, Suckadelic has announced their new Hybrid Suckpanel/ Meditation Series with their first offering - The Blood Of Quint. The ode to Jaws features what appears to be a resin Suckpeg on an action figure body...with poor eaten Quint's head in a pool of blood. Each 3.75-inch tall resin cast figure is attached to a 8-inch x 10-inch piece of plywood with dripped resin. Limited to a series of 15 pieces, the Sucklord is selling these for $125.00 each.
The Saga of the Suckadelic West continues with a new limited edition bootleg figure from The Super Sucklord. "The Frontier Tried to Break Him, But He Was Superior..." Iron Hand is a hand-cast and hand-painted 3.75-inch tall bootleg that's been packaged on a 6.5-inch by 8.5-inch blister card. The figure is limited to a run of 20 pieces. It can be purchased now for $75.00.
DKE Toys will be bringing the Attackers of the Missing Stuff S.U.C.K.L.E. figure to San Diego Comic Con 2015. This resin figure (not the regular S.U.C.K.L.E. material) will be a limited edition of 100 pieces. Not only will you get the pink Toht figure from the Marvel Raiders comic that's recreated as the card above...but you'll also get a flesh version. You can pick them up for $30.00.
Suckadelic has released The Kong Series. This series features three different color versions of the infamous gorilla - The King (black), The Monster of Skull Island (brown), and The Blood of Kong (red). Each version is limited to a run of 15 pieces. The figure comes shrink-wrapped on a 5" x 7" backing card. You can pick one up now for $50.00.
The newest addition to the Suckadelic Old West Series is Action Maverick. The 3.75-inch tall hand-cast bootleg figure comes packaged on a 6.5" x 8.5" blister card. The figure is designed and manufactured by The Super Sucklord. It's a limited edition run of 30 pieces and can be purchased for $75.00 each.
Suckadelic has released The Hood The Rad and the Indifferent, a hand-cast and hand-painted 3.75-inch tall bootleg. Created by the Super Sucklord, you can pick one up for $75.00.
The Sucklord has released the second figure from their COWBOYS: The Suckadelic West Series. The Masked Marauder is a 3.75-inch resin figure on a 6.5-inch by 8.5-inch blister card. It's a hand-cast and hand-paintedand priced at $85.00 each.
DKE Toys is back with another Kickstarter campaign. They are attempting to raise funds to produce the Revenge of SUCKLE Mini Figure Series. Sculpted by George Gaspar, there will be 10 new faces added to the 3.75-inch tall figure line: Sucklord 75, Sucklord 61, Star Chump, Mary Paper$, Gay Energon, Douchebot, Crystal Pharoah, Wrecked Souls of Forgotten War, Chronos, and Bionic Carrot.
There are various funding levels, with the Basic Set available at the $25.00 level. The $1,2500 level features a whole lot of stuff...there might even be a hug from Dov in there. However, the project will only be funded if at least $24,250.00 is pledged by Friday, December 5th 2014 at 12:00 AM ET.
Listen...I usually "get" what the Sucklord is doing with most of his limited edition special releases. But these "Suckpanel" things...I must be missing something. Take, for example, the image above. Basically, it looks like a bag of eaten Lay's potato chips has been glued to a piece of plywood with an old Kenner Star Wars Bossk figure attached to it in a clear blister. And it sold for $150.00.
Now, I looked on eBay, and it appears that a loose Bossk figure can be purchased for about $4.00 (weapon included). So you're looking at a 3750% markup. I guess you could include the $1.49 bag of chips as well as glue, plywood, and the plastic blister. But you understand what I'm getting at.
Some of the Suckpanel releases feature mashups - one with Darth Vader's head on Dr Mindbender's body. But they're mostly old Star Wars figures on old magazine advertisements...some quite disturbing.
I just don't understand them. Is it art? Is it a money grab? Is there something I'm missing?