Thursday, January 23, 2020

SUNDAY MATINEE JIZO-ANARCHOS

In throwback fashion to days of old, the straight edge youth crew comes to life through the Jizo-Anarcho sculpt. Each one is a unique one off even though some similarities are shared by the crew. Everyone shares the trophy of a pit educed black eye and everyone is X'ed up. Notable differences range from skin tone to blood splatter to hair color to vinyl color. These will be sold blind so your purchase will remain a surprise until you open it. GO...GO...GO grab on in the web shop on Sunday, February 2nd. $30 each.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

THE STORY OF MARA

Mara was known as the lord of death. He thrived on suffering and his power grew as he reveled in it. He wove himself into every aspect of human existence by wielding the power to withhold the knowledge of truth. He used violence, deception, manipulation, disguise, and threats. He overwhelmed and consumed people. He used all kinds of deception and lies to undermine stability while causing confusion and fear. Mara symbolizes everything that is ugly in this human world.

One day Mara heard of a young man who was looking to break free from the pain filled existence Mara thrived in. Siddhartha was a seeker of the truth and sought enlightenment through deep meditative practice. Upon hearing this, Mara sought him out with only one objective. Siddhartha must die.

Mara's journey ended with him finding Siddhartha beneath a bodhi tree. Siddhartha was lost deep in thought until Mara screamed with vile breath “It’s time for you to die young Brahman!” Siddhartha opened his eyes to say, “I do not believe it is”, and then gently closed them once more. Mara’s most powerful weapon is sustaining an environment of fear that eats away at the mind of his opponent. Fear can take many forms. Its source can be rooted in anything. From vanity to famine, from plague to war, from greed to terrorism. The more personal the fear, the tighter the knot becomes as Mara tugs on the strings that entwine his victim. In this instance Mara chose to lead with primal violence as a source of fear.

Mara began his attack on Siddhartha with a series of fervent blows and threats. They continued for three days straight. Thunderstorms shook the earth and howling winds drove the rain at a frenzied pace. All the while, without a single word, Siddhartha parried each of Mara’s advances. The only sound he heard was the mantra running through his mind.

Enraged by Siddhartha’s ability to evade and escape all of his vicious taunts and attacks, Mara burst into flames. He transformed in and out of human and nonhuman forms that were both beautiful and grotesque. Suddenly, from the center of the fireball, three beautiful women emerged. They walked toward Siddhartha and began to dance around him as they whispered and sang in his ears. Their hands caressed his body as they swirled around him leaving a beautiful trail of light. Sultry and beautiful words filled the air as they wove themselves together to form blissful songs of sheer joy. Everything went dark around them and it seemed as if nothing else existed beyond these wondrous and beautiful sights and sounds. Again, Siddhartha remained steadfast in his practice. The three women vaporized into trails of smoke that twisted into a black mound that landed in front of Siddhartha.

The mound began to shake and scream as it transformed into a hideous and demonic creature. When it finally rose, horns wrapped the sides of Mara’s ugly, swollen head. Fangs dangled from a snarling jaw and three eyes burned a fiery red in the center of its face. Four breasts and four arms composed a huge and powerful torso while ugly clawed toes curled from massive, sturdy feet at the base of two weighty and scarred legs. Mara lunged at Siddhartha snarling evil sounds and swinging its massive arms, but it did not advance. It was trapped in place as if it was chained to the ground. Once more this continued for 3 days straight. All the while Mara could not move toward Siddhartha and Siddhartha remained at peace.

At the end of the third day, Mara’s tormented howls of anger and frustration faded away only to be heard echoing through its own repulsive head. Its physical form also faded into an apparitional state leaving it a prisoner trapped in a world of sorrow, terror and fear it once reigned over. Slowly, nature spoke once more. The babbling brook began to laugh, and the birds began to beckon other creatures out of hiding. The warm glow of a sunrise kissed Siddhartha's face. He took only a moment to smile and inhale deeply before returning to his practice beneath the bodhi tree.


Saturday, January 11, 2020

MADE TO ORDER MARA FIRST RUN

IT'S ALIVE! 3+ years of challenges have finally paid off with the help of Dennis and Shirahama Toy. The molds for Mara are done and it's time to make some toys! Check out the test pull pictures below. The very first run of toys will be MADE TO ORDER done as a SURPRISE EXCLUSIVE COLORWAY. Mara stands at roughly 8 inches tall and has 10 points of articulation. Cost is $100 each plus shipping which depends on your location.

ORDER NOW!
If you would like to take advantage of this offer, email:

DEVILSHEADQUARTERSMAIL@GMAIL.COM

with your:
  • PayPal ACCOUNT EMAIL
  • SHIPPING ADDRESS
  • PHONE NUMBER

You will be invoiced directly and you will need to prepay to secure your order. THE FIRST RUN BUY IN OFFER WILL RUN UNTIL JANUARY 31ST. There is no limit on the number you may purchase. The order will be placed in February and I expect the toys to land in the USA by early spring.


Sunday, December 15, 2019

FINAL TOY RELEASE OF 2019

This Wednesday, December 18th, the final DHP toy releases hit the webshop. The Holiday Cheer Apalala and two 1 off handpainted Apalala will be available. Thanks for all the support in 2019 and get ready for some REALLY awesome stuff in 2020!

HOLIDAY CHEER APALALA
Add some monster cheer to your holiday season. Cast in clear vinyl with gold glitter these festive fiends feature gold, red and green paints with gold, red and green holiday "guts" inside. Each comes with a Jizo-Anarcho, DHP sticker and DHP Kit-Kat™ omake. Made in Japan. Not intended for children under 14 years old.

BLUEBERRY BRUISER APALALA
A custom painted one off Apalala done just in time for the holidays. This toy features a white vinyl base and yellow glass eyes. Painted with blue, green, yellow, earth red, silver, gold, copper, metallic blue, baby blue and white. Accessorized with hemp twine on its appendages and copper ear ring. Grab this unique 1:1 now! Made in Japan painted in the USA. Not intended for children under 14 years old.

ORANGE CHERRY BLOSSOM APALALA
A custom painted one off Apalala done just in time for the holidays. This toy features a pink vinyl base that glows orange in the dark and red glass eyes. Painted with soft yellow, red, orange, soft pink, purple, brown, silver, copper and metallic purple. Accessorized with red string and burnt orange cards on its appendages. Grab this unique 1:1 now! Made in Japan painted in the USA. Not intended for children under 14 years old.



Sunday, November 10, 2019

DCON 2019 = GLOWFEST

There will be a bunch of releases at The Sour Lemon booth this year. EVERYTHING will glow and more info and pics to follow soon.

RED CITRUS JIZO-ANARCHO
Pearl red, gold, yellow and green paints adorn these triple pour marbled Jizo. Clear vinyl with gold glitter make up the outer pour while yellow and pink vinyl marble together for the inner pour. The yellow vinyl glows yellow and the pink vinyl glows purple. Pearl red paint has been poured inside the vinyl as well making these a triple pour. $30 each.


LEMON TART APALALA
These totally tart eye blasting Apalala have been poured in a neon yellow Japanese vinyl. They glow yellow too! Comes with Jizo-Anarcho omake and stickers. $130 each.



SWEET AND SOUR TWINS APALALA
ONLY 2 MADE! These sweet and sour eye blasting mixed Apalala have been poured in a neon yellow and neon pink Japanese vinyl. The yellow glows yellow and the pink glows purple! Comes with Jizo-Anarcho omake and stickers. $130 each.



LONE WOLF AND CUB APALALA SET
Gold, yellow and dark khaki paints adorn these double pour marbled Apalala. Clear vinyl with gold glitter make up the outer pour while yellow and pink vinyl marble together for the inner pour. The kicker is the yellow vinyl glows yellow and the pink vinyl glows purple! The unpainted “cub” Apalala features a cream colored vinyl with gold glitter and glows yellow/green. Comes with tons of stickers. $160 each.


Saturday, October 26, 2019

MARA UPDATE

As mentioned a LONG LONG time ago both here and here, a new monstrous DHP toy has been in the works for quite some time. It was tossed back and forth between a couple vendors in Japan. The original 3D cast was destroyed as one of the vendors tried to smooth out the rough "banded" surface that is sometimes the result of a 3D printed sculpture.

A new 3D print was purchased in hopes of a smother output. Unfortunately a few small parts broke off of the crown in transit from CA back to MA. I decided to embrace the bad news and just go with the though that the crawn was "battle damaged". After a few coats of primer and some sanding, the new printed master sculpt looked workable. Once again it was sent to Japan.

A new vendor took a look at the sculpt and said it still had some issues. Because it was 3D printed there were some gaps and divots that would be quite problematic if the sculpt was to be made in soft vinyl. He graciously stepped into the challenge of fixing the sculpt and it looks like we have FINALLY landed in a good place. He even fixed the damaged crown.

So look for Mara to make her debut sometime in 2020. If I have learned one thing in this world of making soft vinyl toys in Japan, its BE PATIENT. Good things come to those who wait and I'm stoked that we should be at the stage of making wax and molds by the end of this year. BOOM!



UPDATE DECEMBER 13TH
Wax is DONE! Molds should be ready in early 2020 so get ready for some AWESOME toys! Special offer for folks who are on the DHP mailing list coming to their inboxes soon.





 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

BxW 1:1 ADVENTURE PACK

Thank you to Shirahama Toy for making an amazing one of a kind set of toys in honor of an amazing one of a kind person. 5 color marble in the Barks x Wreck colors. In this thing called life remember to always adventure and #LIVELIKESCOTT