Wednesday, July 1, 2020

BLUE GLOW MARA PREORDER

The day (or in this case the week) has FINALLY arrived! The first official Mara release is here. But there's a catch...it's time to try something different and this release will be a preorder. These toys are a beast to prep with them being 11 pieces total. I thought a preorder would be a fun way to take orders as I trim some vinyl flash and get them ready for a bath before paint. Electric blue vinyl has been infused with glitter and these will be adorned in orange, navy, grey/blue, silver, metallic blue, metallic green and white paints. A killer color combo for it's debut showing. The preorder will be up for ONE WEEK ONLY (July 3rd - July 10th unless they sell out) and I expect them to ship by early August. Price is $100 each. For those of you who love unpainted vinyl...there may be a small amount of the "naked version" available in the shop as well. So this weekend, head on over to devilsheadquarters.com and grab the new hotness!






Oh and here's a refresher on the backstory of the character:

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.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

"WE ARE DONE DYING" MARA TOY LOTTERY ON IG

I had one extra blank left of the Mara "exclusive buy in" preorders that I added a bit of paint to. This baby is blue GID too. Look for instructions on how to bid/enter the lotto on IG. Please consider donating a few bucks. It's only $5 to enter and each entry gets you another chance to win. AT LEAST sign the petition to support the cause in this very important time in history. We Are Done Dying




Tuesday, May 19, 2020

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND JIZOS AND FLASH SALE

This Saturday, May 23rd, two new painted Jizo-Anarchos will drop in the webshop. We will also feature a 48 hour flash sale in an effort to clear out some of the past releases that have 1 or two lonely pieces hanging out in the shop. Select pieces will be PRICED TO MOVE (from 30 to 40+ % off) and if they don't sell they will be retired. They will come out again (back at full retail price) ONLY AT IN PERSON events in the future.

 ORANGE GLOW HAWAII JIZO-ANARCHO

EARTHTONE DRONE JIZO-ANARCHO
 
 

Monday, May 18, 2020

MARA FIRST RUN EXCLUSIVES SHIP THIS WEEK

For those of you who helped bring this monster to life...THANK YOU! The long wait is now over and the first run exclusive Mara toys will ship this week. Dennis (Shirahama) killed it with these pulls. Blue GID vinyl with blue and silver are at core of the toy while clear vinyl with  blue and silver glitter make up the outer extremities. The face is the only thing that has been painted. Silver, blue, red, black and copper paints bring the features to life and make this a real stunner in bright light or the dark of night. A painted run on the blue GID vinyl is up next. Thank you again for your patience.


Thursday, April 23, 2020

BWANA SPOONS x DHP = AWESOME APALALA

"For Whom the Bell Glows" Look for this micro release to land in Bwana's WEBSHOP tomorrow (April 24th) at 10 AM Pacific.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

ADAM D (酔 獣) HERO TOY COMING SOON

Rooted in the history and tradition of Japanese superheroes like Ultraman and Kamen Rider, 酔 獣 will soon take flight. This summer/fall, armed with the power of positivity, the drunk animal (or beer monster) will be unleashed on the world to take down anyone and everyone with a negative attitude.

Look for 酔 獣 to make his debut in the later half of 2020. These toys will be made in Japan using the same soft vinyl production process as all of our other sofubi toys. Godzilla (or Gojira as they say in the native tongue) had nothing on Adam D. *sculpture used to make molds for the toy shown below