- Size: 3.5″
- Edition size: Open (TBC)
- Price: $100 (TBC) plus shipping
- Designed and sculpted by Chris based on cult horror flick Ghoulies, the Ghoulball comes in at a similar size to the original Madballs, hand cast in foam/latex and sprayed/brushed in lifelike green, red and black tones
- Currently available on a made-to-order basis, interested parties can contact Chris by DM via the Cryptoballz account
- Size: 3.5″
- Edition size: 6
- Price: TBC
- Designed by EPSW’s Boobotcher and sculpted by the balls original producer Cryptodude, Vyle Lyle has been cast by Tru:Tek in a keshi-style rubber with 6 one-off marbled colorways available; purple/green, red/blue/yellow, teal/magenta, flesh/purple/blue, GID/teal and orange/purple/magenta
- Each comes packed in a net-style bag with numbered tag
- Going on sale at the Black Drove 5 Points booth starting Saturday, May 20th
Up and coming lifestyle brand EPSW (Eat Pussy, Smoke Weed) are proud to announce the debut of their first ever toy, Vyle Lyle! Heavily inspired by cult gross-out toy line Madballs, the gruesome piece has been sculpted and produced by ball aficionado Cryptodude, coming cast in an authentic squishy foam, layered with latex and treated to an awesome bloody paint app. With 2 one-off versions going on sale in the EPSW store this Friday, May 27th at Noon Eastern time, expect a full reveal of the figure on the guys’ Instagram feed over the next couple of days…
Chris Grondin aka Cryptodude has teamed up with music collective Tobacco to transform the Black Moth Super Rainbow mascot into a fully fledged, Madballs-style toy! Designed and sculpted by Chris based on the bubble gum blowing rainbow (albeit with the artist’s signature “siamese face” twist), the approximately 3″ wide ball has been produced in a similar soft latex foam as the original 80’s gross-out balls, coming with layers of vivid sprays and hand brushed detailing. Going on sale through Black Moth Super Rainbow soon, interested parties are going to need to sign up to their mailing list here to be in with a chance at bagging one of these beauties!
“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.”
First teased back in September of last year, the latest sofubi prototype from Toby Dutkiewicz over at Devils Head Productions has finally been revealed in-full! Whilst we still have very little to go on aside from the name “Apalala” and the detailed backstory above, we can confirm that the piece has been sculpted by Chris Grondin of Cryptodude fame, coming in at around the same size as a standard “fight” figure at 4.5″ tall. Be sure to keep an eye on the DHP Instagram feed here for more details on this intriguing project soon!
Having previously only seen 2 extremely limited releases, the first figure from apparel brand Scumbags and Superstars‘ Slimeball series – “Slimey Siamese Stevey” – has made a welcome return in their store this week! Based on an original character design from longtime S&S collaborator Sexual Youkai, the suitably gross-looking ball had been hand sculpted by artist Chris Grondin at around 3″ wide, coming cast in an authentic latex foam similar to the original Madballs and layered with a ton of sprays and brushed detailing. Limited to a run of just 9 pieces, each coming in their own unique colorway, the “Slimey Siamese Stevey” Slimeballs can currently be found right here for just $85 each plus shipping…
Originally releasing and instantly selling out at NYCC ’15 a couple of weeks back, the “Melting Man” Slimeball from Scumbags and Superstars will thankfully be seeing its first worldwide release later on today! Based on an original character design from longtime S&S collaborator Sexual Youkai, the suitably gross-looking ball has once again been hand sculpted by artist Chris Grondin at around 3″ wide, coming cast in an authentic latex foam similar to the original Madballs and layered with a ton of sprays and brushed detailing. Limited to a run of 9 uniquely colored pieces, the Melting Man will be touching down in the S&S store today at Noon Eastern time for $100 each plus shipping…