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!


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


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

MVH X DHP APALALA

Were you one of the lucky few who were able to score? Rich did an amazing job painting and accessorizing this micro-run of Apalala. Metallic silver Japanese vinyl with red, black and gold paints. Cord and bell additions make sure he won't sneak up on you in your sleep. BOOM!

Friday, July 19, 2019

DRUNKEN SUNSET ALAVAKA

As was mentioned some time ago, the first Japanese vinyl toy (Alavaka) will retire this year. Check out a few shots of the painted colorway below. These go on sale in the webshop on July 20th. $70 each ONLY 1 PER CUSTOMER.


And so he retires, off into the sunset. The final painted run has an awesome summer vibe from head to toe. These Alavaka have been cast in opaque white Japanese vinyl and painted with shades of blue, green, red, brown, tan, black and metallic sprays. There is a single chase figure that has been cast in yellow vinyl and it will be sold at random. Comes with an assortment of vinyl stickers. Enjoy your rest my friend!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

BARKS AND WRECK X DHP ADVENTURE PACKS COMING SOON




The world tragically lost Scott Godon-Decoteau on October 10, 2018. There will never be another person who embraced the adventurous aspect of life more than he did. These toys are meant to embrace that spirit and have been done with love from one toynerd to another. Mixed parts make it possible for the full color pallet of his company to be present in each set. 100% of the proceeds from the sales will go directly to Scott's son. More info on a release date soon.


UPDATE: These will be in the webshop on July 20th

Here are a few sample images. Each toy/set is sold at random. Images shown are for example only. No two toys are exactly the same and you can not choose your colors.





Saturday, June 15, 2019

DHARMA BRIGADE JIZO-ANARCHOS ARE HERE

In the spirit of good karma and philanthropy, a series of 3 different color Jizo-Anarcho's will go on sale via the Dharma Brigade (IG and SHOP) starting with the light grey version. By the time this post goes live it looks like all the Dharma Brigade stock has sold so please grab one from the DHP webshop. Two more colors will follow soon after the light greys have sold out.

100% of the profits from these Jizo's will go toward providing scholarships for meditation retreats for those who cannot afford it. Do some good today and pick one up. As a friendly refresher here is the story of Jozo-Anarcho:

It has been told in ancient Japan that the souls of children who die prematurely are sent to the underworld as punishment for causing great sorrow to their parents. They reside at Sai no Kawara, the river of souls in purgatory, where they pray for Buddha's compassion while building small stone towers that signify the weight of their loss on their parents.

But underworld demons, answering to the command of the old hag Shozuka no Baba, surprise the children each day, scatter their stone towers and beat them mercilessly with iron clubs. It is the renegade Bodhisattva, Jizo-Anarcho who comes to their rescue by befriending the children and hiding them in the sleeves of his robe from the demons when they next arrive.


The evil attacks of Shozuka no Baba and her disciples come to an end when Jizo-Anarcho confronts them and easily parrys every single blow they try to cast upon him. Exhausted from their attacks, Shozuka no Baba and her minions fall to their knees in frustrated defeat. The compassion and friendship provided by Jizo-Anarcho liberates the souls of the children and they are set free as is the grief of their mourning parents. This toy immortalizes the final message sent by Jizo-Anarcho to Shozuka no Baba and her demons as he leaves the banks of Sai no Kawara. With punk rock compassion he turns over his shoulder as he walks away, raises his finger and says…”You are evil and miserable because you are captives of your own ill will. Fuck off and live! May all beings be free.”



UPDATE: The last of the Dharma Brigade Jizos (at least for a while) are up in the webshop. These are colorway #3 and are green marbles. The light grey and orange marbles (colorway #1 and #2) are sold out. THANK YOU to everyone who bought one of these and contributed to the Inward Bound Mindfullness Education (IBMEteen retreat scholarship.