- Size: 4″
- Articulation: 1 point (mouth)
- Edition size: 6 (plus 2 Pumpkin chases)
- Price: $75 plus shipping
- Cast in an orange sofubi, the Smogball has been treated to layers of candy corn-inspired white, yellow and purple sprays courtesy of BogSquad
- Pumpkin chase features orange/green sprays over a black rub
- Going on sale via a comment to claim-style drop on the BogSquad Instagram at 7pm Eastern this Friday, October 5th
“Despair is a demon from the 10th Circle of Hell; the level where people who make bad cinematic adaptations of classic toy properties are flayed for eternity. Not your average demon, Despair suffers from severe anxiety disorder and crippling depression. Satan himself even banished Despair from Hell for being a major bummer…
Cast out upon the earth in a fiery geyser of lava and tears, Despair landed in the parking lot of a comedy club that was hosting a weekly open mic night. Despair put his name on the sign-up sheet, got on stage, and told his story. Since then, he has been punishing himself, night after night, on comedy stages of varying quality throughout the Midwest. He dances and lashes himself for audiences with hopes of selling t-shirts and CDs to drunk people who will not wear or listen to them.”
Having seen a number of exclusive releases earlier in the year, the debut figure from comedian and avid toy collector Adam Quesnell – DESPAIR – is finally set to return for a special First Anniversary Halloween release for all you diehard collectors out there! Originally created to celebrate the release of his album “Can We Afford This Much Despair?” on Stand Up! Records, Adam teamed up with illustrator Terence Brown II, October Toys, and our very own Tru:Tek of the Disart Toylabs to bring this sad little guy to life. Standing at around 3″ of 100% UV resistant rubber, the super squishy figure was designed by Terrance and sculpted by the OT team, this time around coming cast in a candy corn inspired GID, orange and yellow marble by Tru:Tek… Touching down in Adam’s store on Saturday, October 31st at 6.66am CST (7.06am!), the figure has been limited to just 5 this time around, each coming packed with a download code for Adam’s album for just $25 each shipped in the US… But that’s not all! Continuing the anniversary celebrations, Adam will also be offering up the last of the standard Despair colorways for just $20 each. So if you missed out the first time, now is your chance to pick these sad little creatures up!
Shigeo Endo over at Bukimi Blasters is proud to reveal that his latest sofubi, the awesome Bukimi Kun, has just received it’s second release in an all-new “Candy Corn” colorway! Taking inspiration from classic 80’s gross-out toys such as the Breath Blasters and Madballs, the unique worm-like figure stands at around 4″ tall, coming in 4 parts with an articulated waist, neck and eye. Produced in the same lemon yellow soft vinyl as the debut release, the latest edition has been treated to a candy corn-inspired mix of white, orange and green sprays with additional hand painted detailing. Up for grabs via open preorder through the Bukimi Blaster store right here until Thursday, January 15th, the figure has been priced at just $80
Following sell out success at Designer Con recently, Cash Cannon and Manny X have teamed up once again for the second release of Zombie Candy Corns! Sculpted by Cash and produced by Manny, the 2.5″ figures come hand cast in a translucent orange resin, and are available in 3 different flavours; Painted ($35), Un-painted ($30) and blank white DIY ($25). Coming bagged and headed with sticker and small bag of candy corn, the awesome looking figures are available through the Cash Cannon (4theluvoftoyzny) store now… Available in extremely low quantities, be sure to head over quick to avoid any disappointment!
As promised earlier today, we bring you the second Designer Con exclusive from MannyX, the Zombie Candy Corns! A collaboration with our good friend Cash Cannon, the little guys have been sculpted by the man himself, with production duties handed over to the more than capable hands of Manny. Cast in a translucent green resin, the Zombie Candy Corns are available in either painted or blank editions, each coming bagged and headed with a sticker and small bag of candy corn. Priced at $35 and $30 respectively (with a cheap-as-chips sticker pack also available for $5!), the Zombie Candy Corns will be available exclusively from Designer Con booth #204…
Just a quick reminder that Jeff Beck’s Menace Inc Studios are now into their second day of Halloween-themed “Samhain” releases, with the latest one-off, entitled the “Pumpkin King”, easily our favourite version of the Jack’O Lantern inspired figure yet… The first Samhain to receive a full paint job, we have to say the stunning sculpt is all the better for it, revealing all of the character and charm that we first saw in the original grey sculpt… great work! Available in the Menace Inc Studios store alongside Day 1’s release “Candy Corn” now, the Pumpkin King has been priced at just $20 plus shipping. Be sure to check the store later today for Day 3’s offering! (1pm EST)
UPDATE// Since writing the post, both Candy Corn and Pumpkin King have sold out… best of luck with Day 3 guys!