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?
Suckadelic has opened up a new MyShopify store in order to peddle some of their new "studio exclusives". These are things you wouldn't have been able to get your hands on if you didn't live close to New York City. Right now it's only those six figure pictured above, but there will be a number of new - and old - figures added in the near future.
The DKE Toys booth (#5045) will be the spot to pick up the San Diego Comic Con 2014 release - Necro Klaw by MuscleThings Laboratories. The 2" tall hand cast soft plastic figure will be limited to an edition of 100 pieces. You'll be able to pick one up for $15.00.
DKE Toys has announced another San Diego Comic Con 2014 release. The S.U.C.K.L.E. Rejects Series 1 Set is limited to a run of 100 sets. Each set of 4 handmade resin figures sells for $30.00.
DKE Toys will be releasing the S.U.C.K.L.E. Series 1.5 in orange and yellow colorways at San Diego Comic Con 2014. This is the first time Series 1.5 has been available to the general public since their Kickstarter Exclusive release in clear and GID. Each set (limited to only 100 sets) will contain 10 total pieces (5 figures in 2 colorways) and run $25.00 for the set.
The Sucklord has released some new items straight from the land of S.U.C.K.L.E. The Exclusive Super Suckstore S.U.C.K.L.E Clear Pink Edition features 10 basic S.U.C.K.L.E Mini Figures (Sucklord 66, Gay Empire, Necromancer, Another Bitch, Galactic Jerkbag, Sucklord 16, Sucklord 43, Ass Wipe, Tyranusberg, and Vectar) in a clear pink exclusive colorway. You can pick up the set for $19.99.
Also, the S.U.C.K.L.E Full Box contains 102 figures with two full sets of Pink, Green, Flesh, Silver, and Black versions of all 10 basic figures. It also includes 2 Metallic Purple chase figures, an exclusive colorway found only in these boxes. You can purchase the box for $199.00.
Tenacious Toys has released their exclusive Blue Raspberry S.U.C.K.L.E. colorway from DKE Toys and The Sucklord. The ten figures and loaded in a retro tub. This version is limited to 80 sets, running $19.95 each.
SubUrban Vinyl has released their Exclusive Clear Green S.U.C.K.L.E. Colorway from the Sucklord and DKE Toys. Each set consists of 10 mini figures (Sucklord 96, Gay Empire, Vectar, Sucklord 16, Another Bitch, Necromancer, Sucklord 43, Galactic Jerkbag, Ass Wipe, Tyranusberg) and comes in a plastic flip top can reminiscent of the old M.U.S.C.L.E figures.
They're a limited edition of 80 cans and can be purchased for $19.99 via the above link.
Today (February 26th 2014) at Noon PT, Toy Art Gallery will release an exclusive edition of The Sucklord and DKE Toys' S.U.C.K.L.E. Mini Figure Series. Each of the 10 PVC figures in the set stands around 2" in height. The Clear Red Edition comes in a clear tub and can be purchased for $20.00 a set.