Thursday, December 31, 2015

APALALA TO YOU IN 2016 (UPDATES HERE)

Well...here we are, New Years Eve 2015. The sculpt for Apalala (first mentioned here) is nearing completion and hopefully we will see some toys during the first half of 2016. Thanks for all the support with all previous DHP toy projects and remember...life is what you make it so make 2016 AWESOME!

TEASER IMAGES


REVEAL IMAGES

SIZE COMPARISON IMAGES


UPDATE MAY 23 2016
The wax has been cast...off to molding...


UPDATE:
HE LIVES! An email will go out to mailing list members to enter the lottery for the first unpainted GID/Blue Marbled pulls. ARIGATO Hirota!




Thursday, December 24, 2015

2015 ONE OFFS

BODHISATTVA ALAVAKA DORJE
The dorje can be defined (in Tibetan Buddhism) as a representation of a thunderbolt in the form of a short double trident or scepter, symbolizing the male aspect of the spirit and held during invocations and prayers. Sound the bell for the dorje have arrived.











UNEARTHED BODHISATTVA ALAVAKA
Uncovered in the Himalayan Alps, relics of the past now discovered. Dark and mysterious reminders of our evolution as humankind. The history Alavi will not be forgotten.



Both of the above will be available on December 26th in the DHP webshop. Each item is a 1 off handpaint done by DHP's Toby D and comes as noted in their store listings. Priced at $35.00 or $100.00 each respectively.

SOLD OUT
Thanks to everyone who bought something!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

SOMETHING IS BREWING

Definition of dorje in English (noun):
(In Tibetan Buddhism) a representation of a thunderbolt in the form of a short double trident or sceptre, symbolizing the male aspect of the spirit and held during invocations and prayers

UPDATE 12.23.15:

Thursday, November 5, 2015

NEW ALAVAKA ONE OFFS IN THE WORKS

More info soon...

UPDATE:
These are heading off to Japan for a show. Thinking of doing a 1 offs release for the holidays instead of a production run. More info and pics on these guys soon.

UPDATE 2:
And here is the instagram pics. Domo arigato Guumon (どうもありがとう) Show is at Oneup gallery for anyone over in Akihabara Japan :)

UPDATE 3 - 12.23.15: Wait...what's this? The webshop will know soon... :)











Monday, October 26, 2015

BLACK MASS ALAVAKA BODHISATTVA

As all hallows eve approaches there is a chill in the air and whispers among the dead. Heresy fuels wild and maddening tales of witches and ghouls. Skin crawls and impure thoughts are washed clean by the crimson tears of their offering. Come join the Black Mass.

TEASER


ANNOUNCEMENT

DETAIL


Saturday, October 24, 2015

:( 2015 MASKED DIGGLER :(

Unfortunately toy pulls out of Japan have been delayed. Due to that fact it looks like there will not be the annual Masked Diggler release on Halloween. Big bummer we know but hopefully we can start the tradition back up next year. In the meantime I should be posting soon with info on the first painted Bodhisattva release painted by me entitled "Black Mass". Come back soon.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

PUSHEAD YEAR 35

Pretty crazy ride but a super awesome and super fun weekend on October 9th-11th!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

APALALA

A new sofubi toy is in the works. Stay tuned...


The 'Ta fang hsi-yu chi' by Hsuan-tsang (a Chinese scholar who wrote about India) tells the story of Apalala. Kasyapa Buddha was a man with the power to control the weather. He did so by controlling the evil dragons that possessed the power to bring storms. In return for his good will in controlling these storms, the local people offered him grain. Eventually, the people started to forget to offer the grain and Kasyapa grew angry. He prayed that he would become a dragon, so that he could punish them for their selfish behavior.

This prayer was eventually granted and after his death he became the dragon Apalala. He made his home in a pond in Udhyana (an old name for the area of the Swat valley). He destroyed the area with powerful storms and rain. This continued every crop season until Sakyamuni Buddha visited the area. He persuaded Apalala that what he was doing was wrong. They came to an agreement where Apalala would stop his destruction in return for one crop every twelve years. Rather than relying on the people to provide the offering, he would take it himself by flooding the land.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

DHP x SPLURRT

Many moons ago I received a package from one of the best dudes in the JP soft vinyl business. It contained some cadaver twins and they are long overdue for some paint...stay tuned!
These will all be 1 offs and labeled as "bipolar" cadaver twins. They will be for sale in my webshop once done. Two down...hope to crank more this weekend.
These are all done and on the drying rack. I will be out of town for a few days but will bag and header them up once I return. September 5th is release day for the Bipolar Twins so pick your favorite and hope they are there when you go to the webshop! Each one is a unique one off and they are priced at $175.00 each.

BOOM! Gone in a flash...THANK YOU!
 

Friday, June 26, 2015

MICFITS x DHP MALEFICENT

More pics and info soon...

We have a date...get ready...
DHP has teamed up with the punk rock underground experience know as The Micfits to give you an awesome Disney themed treat. The Maleficent tribute features an Alavaka painted in metallic tones to mimic the classic villain from the 1959 animated feature Sleeping Beauty. Also included is the evil black raven (Diablo) who is Maleficent's confidante and assistant. Finally a set of two 5 x 7 inch prints featuring a Maleficent themed Micfits character accompanies the toy. There is also a secret evil chase version. Releasing 07.25.15, grab one from the DHP or Micfits webshop while you can because these will not last long.

Here are the prints:
DHP print comes with regular and chase toy release
Standard Micfits print comes with regular toy release
Chase Micfits print comes with chase toy release
Standard Version
Chase Version