The guys over at Lulubell Toys have been working around the clock to make that this year’s SDCC is packed with even more exclusives, one-offs and figure debuts than ever before- so much in fact, that it’s going to take a couple posts over the next few days to cover it all! Kicking things off in chronological order, we give you a quick rundown of the vast array of Grody Shogun madness that’ll be up for grabs on “Preview Night” this Wednesday right through to Friday, July 25th…
Preview Night, July 23rd
Multum In Parvo- In honour of Lulu Amy‘s extensive work with Arizona Pug Rescue (and her huge obsession with the breed!), Luke Rook aka Grody Shogun has realised the adorable crinkle faced canines in sofubi! Rather aptly translating to “a lot in a little package”, Multum In Parvo will be up for grabs in a number of different one-off colourways including painted, unpainted, mixed parts and marbled- each coming in at $35-$50 with $5 from every sale going directly to APARN to support their ongoing rescue and rehabbilitation efforts.
Various Grody Shogun mash-ups- Back with one of the hugest line-ups of paint splattered, marbled freaks that SDCC has ever had the honour of witnessing, Preview Night is set to play host to (from top left), the Grody Marbled Ensorcelled Men ($65), Grody Niks ($20), the Big Bad Rat micro-run ($65), Grody Zapatalocos ($55), new figure the North American Grody Grouse ($10), the one-off 3 foot tall Big Ass Grody Baby ($350) and the uber limited Real Head x Grody Deep Space Monster ($55), featuring a standard red version and a one-off white chase.
Thursday, July 24th
Bella Muerta micro-run- At 10am, Lulubell will be putting out 5 of the amazing “Bella Muerta” figures, a beautiful collaboration between Grody Shogun x Evil Dave. Each one is airbrushed and then masterfully handpainted by Evil Dave, with no 2 alike. Standing at around 9″ tall, these have been priced at $100 each.
Neo Japan debut release- Joining the Wonderfestival release on the Sunday, Lulubell Toys have secured a batch of RESTORE‘s NEO JAPAN for SDCC! Standing at 7.5″ tall and coming complete with honcho knife accessory, the first 5 have been allotted for a release at 10am on Thursday, with another 10 up for grabs on Friday and 5 again on Saturday. Priced at $95 each, these are limited to just 1 per customer. Not able to attend the con this year? Then fret not! A further batch of 10 will be heading to the Lulubell online store on August 1st.
“Grayve” Shub Zeroth- Metacrypt‘s Shub Zeroth is back from the dead in an exclusive “Grayve” version for SDCC 2014! From the creative genius of Brian Ewing x Hateball, Lulubell are offering con-goers a chance meet the guys and snag one of these ghostly ghouls for $120 at the booth between 1pm-2pm. A super-limited batch of grey blanks will also be up for grabs at $100 each, so be sure to get there early to avoid disappointment!
Blurble and Dski One- Calling upon the talents of 2 of Arizona’s finest, Blurble and Dski One will be on hand between 4pm-5pm with a huge selection of resin, soft vinyl and rubber figures on offer! The massive drop is set to include (from top left); SDCC 14 marbled Sparrows($20), the Ooze in My Pocket rubber minis ($10), SDCC 14 Shroomys ($40), the SDCC 14 Kid Toxic painted by Dski ($40), the Blurble x Groday Aqua D-Bags ($25), the SDCC 14 Oozey ($40), plus custom BLObPUS ($175), Daigomi ($100) and Rotten Rexx’ ($300) all from Dski One.
Friday, July 25th
SDCC Young Gohsts- Ferg has teamed up with Grody Shogun for a whole slew of Young Gohst micro-runs and marbled editions, including (from top) the Fire Crotch edition ($50), the Youg Gohst Faced Killahs painted by Dski One ($50), the Grody Marbles ($55) and the Shi Shi Odor edition ($50). Touching down at the booth at 11am, Ferg will also be on hand for signing.
Zine Wolf- Co-creator of Shub Zeroth, Hateball, has teamed up with Lulubell Toys for the release of his debut solo soft vinyl figure, Zine Wolf! Shrouded in mystery at the moment (aside from the image we managed to find above), we suggest keeping a close eye on the new Hateball site here for more developments as we get closer to the event. Dropping alongside a whole host of other new merc from the artist including limited edition zines, patches and essays, the Zine Wolf release/signing will be taking place at the booth from 1pm-2pm.
Miscreation Toys lottery- MT’s Autopsy Zombie Staple Baby is set to receive 2 micro-run releases, a “Peek-a-boo” GID version swirled in clears, opaques and glitters ($125) and an “Obake” edition, coming hand painted by Jeremi Rimel in a run of 4 ($175)! Both up for grabs via lottery, tickets will be handed out from the booth at 3pm with a draw to be held at 3.15pm. On top of the AZSB’s, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that the previously teased Gergle Autopsy Baby will be making it’s debut at some point too- stay tuned for more info closer to the event!
Expect the full lowdown for Saturday’s releases, including figures from both Mishka and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, later in the week…