Sunday, September 25, 2016

EU EXCURSION

I recently went over to Europe for a split business/pleasure trip. It started off with a shoot for the next NINJAGO tv commercial (I am currently working on that line at LEGO - my day job) and transitioned to a trip to Paris with my awesome/beautiful new wife on our honeymoon. To follow is a few shots of some of the adventures that took place with the toys that hopped in my suitcase.

Ever wonder what the set of a LEGO commercial looks like...well you are going to have to keep wondering as I can't share pics yet since the product won't be out until 2017 :(


Had some awesome coffee while in Aarhus this time around on the recommendation from the lead model designer on the NINJAGO project. If you are ever there go check them out:
http://www.greatcoffee.dk


On the way to dinner one night in Aarhus did a small impromptu photoshoot with some NINJAGO minifigures and a WU-CRU sticker. Google it if you need more info :)


We then hit Paris for fun and adventure. We did a lot of traditional tourist stuff but also went off the beaten path a bit. Here are a few tourist shots that include Notre Dame, the Catacombs and more.


And of course we hit Disneyland Paris.



Awesome trip...BOOM!


Friday, August 5, 2016

IF YOU CAN'T BEAT 'EM...JOIN 'EM!

After much thought we have come to the decision...if you can't beat 'em...join 'em! In an effort to make a customizable version of the Alavaka Bodhisattva sculpt we have put in an order for an huge run of blank white pieces. This will hopefully stop the stripping of painted editions and widen the possibilities for those people so inclined to customize toys. This unpainted white version will include both heads (the Bodhisattva head has never been released in white before) and will be priced much cheaper than a standard release. More info in this thread as it becomes available. The image below has been photoshoped for promo purposes only.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SDCC ALAVAKA

We got a last minute package from Japan. Look for a certain someone at SDCC 2016. Keep checking this thread for updates.

UPDATE:
What...what?! Checkit out! We are super happy to announce that our friends at Super 7 will be selling an SDCC exclusive Bodhisattva Alavaka at booth 4945. This amazing 3 color  marbled set was painstakingly poured with yellow, green and blue vinyl and will be $80. It includes both the standard and converted head along with the body. These were a limited run so grab one if you can!

UPDATE:
Remember that time I designed, printed and cut out headers on my lunch hour? Oh yeah that was today :)

UPDATE:
Just a couple more pics before these guys get on a plane.

UPDATE:
One of these guys didn't sell at SDCC but it went to a good home and Alavaka collector. Thanks everyone. More marbled madness this fall!

Friday, May 27, 2016

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Ever since I was a teenager I have had a fascination with the darker side of the human psyche. I became infatuated with the story of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Today a new theatrical version of that story comes out and I am excited to see it.



At the risk of bordering on narcissism, the film release reminded me that about 17 years ago I wrote a concept album around the story of Through the Looking Glass while I was in the band AFTeRSHOCK. It summarizes the story by Lewis Carroll into 9 tracks. I decided to listen to it again today while I was at work and it actually still holds up pretty well if I do say so myself. If you are a fan of metal I encourage you to see for yourself. At $1.50 for a full length cd you will never find a better deal than here.


JABBERWOCKY LYRICS:
It feeds off fear, our souls it's prey. Black eyes burn through the path it takes. Soft pulse...soft gaze...am I too late? Project...protect...absorb...create. Lost within my own identity. Shadows converge shedding light beyond eternity. Shed that grin from your featureless face. This tongue now speaks your language. And what I now taste is bitter...lifeless blood. Tempting demise. Hollow in it's guise. It's appearance lies. Vindication arise. Ludic luster, transcend the flame. Consume, exile, sever the hate. Acrid blood flow exudes coarse veins. Confront...surpass...absorb...create.

Friday, May 6, 2016

MAY 2016 ONE OFFS

Along with The Nordic Leagion Charred release a couple one offs will make their way to the webshop soon...very soon...watch your inbox for details.





UPDATE: These 1 offs and the "Charred" release will be for sale May 13th at 6PM (EST).

Alavaka Type D
Marbled red and tan colored vinyl with black, tan, metallic red and gold paints. Comes with skull and prayer flags.



NORDIC LEGION BODHISATTVA Converted
Black colored vinyl head with white, black, red, metallic red, brown and bone paints. Clear vinyl body with black and red paints. Comes with "heart" guts and bone/stick accessory

UPDATE: These went quick. THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT...BOOM!

Friday, April 29, 2016

CHARRED...THE SECOND COMING OF THE NORDIC LEGION

It looks like we have tapped into a signature theme for DHP toy releases...The Nordic Legion. Release date info will appear HERE in a week or so. Until that time enjoy the info and images below.

As a follow up to the popular original release a few more Nordic Legion themed Alavaka will be making their way to the DHP webshop soon. This time it appears there was some sort of hemorrhage or clot that was resolved by flame. Stay tuned for details and release info.

A cold wind blows across the barren Norwegian countryside. The cackle of crows echoes through skeletal trees. Pale figures don robes of glass as their eyes and mouths recede into shadow. No words are uttered as crimson letters are scribed across the oath of the damned. Flames rise and subside. We are three. Clear vinyl with black, red, white and metalic red paints. Charred brown gemstone eyes. Comes with "heart" guts and stick bale accessory. Made in Japan. Not intended for children under 14 years old. Also includes a copy of The Plagues "Epidemic" cd which was Devils Head Records number fourteen. *NOTE: While The Plague was NOT a Norwegian black metal band you can hear cues to the original Nordic Legion in both their lyrics and music.





UPDATE: These went quick. THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT...BOOM!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

ALAVAKA WILL RISE AGAIN! AKA THE PINK FAN RELEASE

The molds have found their new home in Japan and a request for some new color pulls are in. It usually takes a bit of time so not sure when I will have them but at least I know they will come. YES! Hang tight...PINK is on the way!

UPDATE: As of May 2 2016 we have confirmation the PINK has been pulled. Stay tuned for pics and a super special offer right here. BOOM!

UPDATE: The eagle has landed...watch your inbox soon for offer details and watch this post for more photo updates!
A new and very experienced vendor in Japan has taken control of the DHP sofubi and his first pulls are amazing. A hot neon pink punches your eyeballs hard as hell...and yes...it has jet black glass eyes to boot...how cool is that? A painted version of this vinyl may be done sometime in the future but these unpainted versions will not be offered again.



You will need to prepay for this release and all you need to do is email devilsheadquartersmail@gmail.com by May 31st saying "I'm in!" along with your paypal email and an invoice will be sent. You will have until June 18th to pay the invoice and any payments received after that date will be refunded and the offer becomes null and void. The price is $70.00 ppd inside the USA and you will get both a standard Alavaka and Bodhisattva head. If you love unpainted vinyl...don't snooze. This release looks amazing! BOOM!


******P.S. If you live outside the USA Please send your shipping address when you reply so I can calculate the exact Priority Shipping fee. I usually do a blanket global fee but this is a special release and it may end up saving you some money with the exact cost.

UPDATE: So a few pink/black marbled made it into the wild with this release. Here is what it looks like when you mix it up!