Christopher Lee and Wheaty Wheat have teamed up to produce the second of his vinyl figures from The Urbanites. Mellow follows close on the heels of Cleabus, who was a much smaller vinyl. The Gentle Confectioner is currently available in four different variants: Original, Sherpa, Marsh Mellow and Licorice & Love.
If you’re looking for a background story, Chris has posted the following bio on his site:
Mellow is your gentle companion. Although he looks sad, Mellow is quite the optimist. His wonderful taste for finer foods and weaknesses for chocolate and desserts explains his rather large size…or does it? Neighborhood kids will not come close to his house. Rumors fly as to what ingredients are ACTUALLY in his desserts. People shut their blinds and lock their doors when he walks by. Mellow is the stuff that urban legends are made of… But do not be afraid if you come across the lumbering beast. It is best you whisper and wave “hello”.
All of the Mellow variants, except for Licorice & Love, are packaged in the same window front box. The graphics on the Licorice box are slightly different, with a black color scheme. While there is no background reading contained on the packaging, there are several Chris Lee designed illustrations.