Hmm...we're not sure what the name of the figure is. But the first thing I thought when I saw the design was it looks like a brick wall Soopa Coin-Up Bros. - minus the joystick.
I think any toy that's wearing a collar shirt and tie has some comic value. And the Salari-ika figure (on the right) from Wonderwall and Kozik is even sporting a suit jacket and briefcase. It should be released in April. But if anyone has more details about either of these...please enlighten me. Too funny!
David Horvath revealed two more Chupacabra types on his always entertaining Uglyblog. The one to the left is the Goat Sucker Type, which is the 3rd in the line and will hit stores around the same time as the 2nd...which leads us to Turner Maine Type (pictured to the right) which should be hitting shelves in early 2008.
One of my favorite bands - Super Furry Animals - once sang the following in their song Chupacabras:
Have you heard about the bat,
Eats your goat and then your cat.
Soon enough you will not smile,
If you see it you'll run a mile.
Well, David and Sun-Min took the mythical(?) Chupacabra figure and put their spin on it for Wonderwall's Kaiju For Grown Ups line. This Chupacabra figure is the Puerto Rico Type. Eyewitnesses in Puerto Rico began reporting sightings of the goat-sucker back in 1990. You can see it shortly, since it'll be released in December.
If you’ll be in Paris from July 6th through the 8th, you can swing by Japan-Expo...a show celebrating manga, anime and toys. Japanese artist - Kaijin - will be in attendance...as will his (new) second vinyl figure - Super Jepel from Wonderwall. They will be on exhibit at Designertoyz’s booth (GG29).
UMA: Unidentified Mysterious Animal is the newest line from David Horvath and Wonderwall. David sent along song photos of the three characters...carded. Those characters are Chupacabra, Flatwoods Monster and Mothman. (Am I the only one who hears Super Furry Animal's Chupacabras every time I see these?) The above set is known as the Newborn Types...there should be several other colorways available. But these should be ready for San Diego Comic Con at the Giant Robot booth (we don't know the run number or price yet).
David Horvath has shown off his newest line of figures on his extremely entertaining Uglyblog. Made by Wonderwall, these look like the babies of some of your favorite mysterious creatures. From left to right, it's Chupacabra, Flatwoods and Mothman. Hmm...I wonder if the Chupacabra is packaged with dead sheep...???
We went to the source to ask David Horvath about his Flatwoods Monster figure, produced by
Wonderwall. He said “when Sun-Min and I met we realized that we were both huge fans of the more odd UFO folklore, especially with Mothman and the Braxton County Flatwoods Monster. We sort of made a promise that if we were ever able to do so, we would make toys of these creatures on our own. Sun-Min was the first person I've ever met who knew what these creatures were. Turns out we both had the same creepy book when we were very young. Sort of like an encyclopedia for cryptozoology.”
Why is it that folks from West Virginia see all of the good aliens? Maybe it’s whatever’s in the water...or moonshine. The folks from the 1950’s who encountered the creature described it as at least 10 feet tall and glowing red.
Wikipedia states: Witnesses described the creature's head as having bulging non-human eyes and as either being shaped like a heart/an Ace of Spades, or as having a large a heart/an Ace of Spades shaped cowling behind it. The creature's body was described as being man-shaped and clad in a dark pleated skirt; later described as being green. Some accounts record that the creature had no visible arms, others describe it as having short stubby arms; ending in long claw-like fingers, which protruded from the front of its body.
Joe Ledbetter's Sluggadon - a member of Wonderwall's Kaiju For Grownups line - will be released in a few alternate colorways. The Pink and Clear Blue versions will both be released in March and limited to 100 pieces each.