Saturday, August 15, 2009

Some Pre-Production Shots

As you can see, extensive surgery has prepared THOR V1 for a new life.
The steel balls are for more solid registration, and we'll also include some tension pins so his arms are nice and strong!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

THOR V1 and Pre Orders!


24/25 Available

So, while Julie B did an awesome job of bringing THOR V0 to life, due to a lot of undercuts and odd crevices it was difficult to get 1 piece casts, reliably. Therefore the costs were unfortunately high and conversely our price points also reflected that. I am modifying the original THOR and made some changes for our run of blanks. THOR V1 will now be a total of 4 base pieces (body, arms, and hammer) instead of 2. He will also come with his two signature lightning bolt horns for his helmet. If there is significant interest I’d also like to do other objects for him to hold and alternate horn styles.

It’s hard for me to decide just which subject to tackle first but just know that this isn’t the easiest thing to discuss, frankly. Because of our enthusiasm and most likely some newbie mistakes were a bit short on being able to start production of blanks in earnest. Our ability to go forward will rely in a large part on your desire to have your very own THOR to love and hug and cherish and maybe even paint if that’s your kinda thing. We have two options right now:

  1. Unassembled, bagged and tagged Garage Kit style packaging, for $50 I would at least be cleaning up any flashing or other obvious boogers, but it would otherwise be fresh for you.
  2. Dee-lux DIY version with an assembled and cleaned up THOR (with or without horns attached, your choice), packaged in a handmade box with lineart labels so you can fully customize your presentation, for $65

At this time we would humbly request the full amounts for Pre-Orders, so that we can flip your investment right away and get to work on the master mold, and subsequently cast THOR V1 for shipping! You have our guarantee that if we cannot get a sufficient amount of pre orders to begin production in a reasonable amount of time, you will get a full refund!

Pre-Orders will be limited to a maximum of 25 for the first run, and the cut-off will be the beginning of October, although we will begin production as soon as we can.

If you are interested, please send us an email at! We’re working on getting an online store up and running but for now we can only accept PayPal.

I will post some pics of the THOR surgery very soon!

San Diego COMIC-CON 09' Aftermath!

Before I say anything else I’d like to thank each and every person that lent support since we decided to bring Plastic Booty Collectibles to life. It is our goal to bring fun and inspired toys to you and your creativity. We have a lot to work on in the coming months and we will do our best to keep you updated on our timeline. Thank You!

San Diego Comic-Con 09’ was excellent. I met a lot of great people and got great feedback on our Proof-of-Concept Prototypes of THOR. Pretty In Plastic did an awesome job at bringing our sculpt to Resin, and we would love to work with them again! Ayleen and George Gaspar from Toybreak took some time in the middle of the insanity and give some honest feedback and talk about the business of Toys, and George's solemn decision to trim his impressive beard over the course of the con. We traded some moustache stories too! Good Times. Frank Kozik was in the trenches and I barely had a chance to chat with him, but he’s as industrious as ever. I’ve actually got a Dinosaur Jr. print he did a while back I’d like for him to see, but alas I forgot to bring it. Hopefully I’ll catch him at VTN/D-CON. Cheers Frank!

John Stokes from and Chris H. From SanBox inc. made a brave trek through the throngs and waves of attendees down to our booth in small press and got some pics and video of what we had to offer. Chris was a really chill guy and fun to talk to and John clearly works very hard to get the latest news, most often times firsthand. Please check John's coverage of SDCC09 out!

Chika, the proprietor of GUNNZO, a local Designer Toy outlet and gallery came by to say hello and bring me some great news I will be able to share with you all at a later date. She shows nothing but pure enthusiasm when it comes to toys and has really helped to spur our drive to keep things going. If you’re ever in San Diego I encourage you to check her store out. She’s got the coolest little collection of designer vinyl and prints from some really talented people, and two very cute dogs! (ask about the sketches she got :P)

And while not directly in the realm of Toys, I really wanted to mention a fellow by the name of Tom Carroll. He’s in the process of compiling and promoting a comic book cookbook, featuring the favorite dishes of some of the best artists in the entertainment industry. Tom is really a stand up guy and tireless professional. Thanks for the support!

Monday, July 20, 2009


Here's a look at our box illustration for our Thor figure that'll be showing at the San Diego Comic Con this week! Hope you guys dig it!

Friday, July 17, 2009

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Well, it's July again and in San Diego that means Comic Con! (Also my birthday)
This year should be a big year for Aswembar and Plastic Booty, we'll be debuting our Thor figure at Comic Con, with two versions on sale.

Thor stands 7 inches tall and is a co-production between ourselves and PRETTY IN PLASTIC! He'll be available in the two paint schemes pictured and comes in a hand made box along with a special art print!! Each figure will be $175, and we'll also be taking names for those interested in future runs of Thor, both as a DIY and in special editions!

We'll also have several sketch books on sale from myself, Raymond and our friends, as well a completed and painted version of the Pai garage kit we released last year!! This kit will be one of a kind and come built, painted and mounted on a base. Like the Thor's she'll also be going for $175!

If you're going to be at Comic Con, please check us out at booth O8 in the small press area!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Original Patch Figure by Camille Rose Garcia

Custom sculpting by 3D Johnny

Custom Paint by Raymond Griego

The last batch of photos from just before Medusa-Patch was finished! Here you can see the assembled figure (sans hair snakes), and the primer stage. Also, our paint test object!! Ray's got the skillz, as usual and really came through for us. You can also see two of the painting passes here.

Furthermore, with the completion of Medusa-Patch and the show at Gunnzo, Plastic Booty now has time to set it's sights back on our original PANTHEON series of customizable toys!

And we're super excited to announce that Thor is just on the horizon and will be debuting at Comic Con San Diego 2009!! More news on him will be coming in June, including more detailed release info so please check back again soon!

Monday, April 13, 2009


Hey guys,

Sorry for the lull in updates, but here's some more on the Medusa custom we're currently working on...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Medusa Patch Progression

So, here's a better look at how our current project is going. Next, we'll be casting the tail in resin and sculpting hair snakes from Super Sculpey! Then it's on to painting! Check back soon, as there'll be alot more coming up!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Plastic Booty has become PLASTIC BOOTY

Hey all!
After a little bit of off the radar work, Plastic Booty is ready to get back on the ball with a new logo and a look at our current custom project for GUNNZO: a Medusa-fied Camille Rose Garcia's Patch vinyl! Hope you guys dig it! Look forward to a step-by-step walk through on our creation process coming soon!

Conceptualized by Anthony, Raymond and John. Design art and color by Raymond. Sculpting by John.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The little blue house that could

I just wanted to give a shout out to Gunnzo, a sweet little custom toy shop right here in San Diego.

Chika, the owner and curator is really excited about the art toy community, going so far as to run her shop out of a modest blue house right off the main strip of Old Town. The name of her store is inspired by her late grandfather, who would make her toys from bamboo when she was a little girl. A loving and awesome tribute i think.

What the location lacks in square footage, it more than makes it up in an awesome display of customs done for her and of course, a good selection of retail products worth checking out! In addition to that she is doing a UK Dunny trade show the 22 of January, 6:30PM-8:30PM, if you are in or near the SD area. Please go and show your support!

Chika has mentioned there is a good possibility of more shows in the future if things go well, and to my surprise and delight she offered up a Camille Garcia Rose "Patch" for PBC to work on. Its going to be flippin' sweet i tell you! Pics of progress are coming soon, i just need to get them off Anthony's computer which recently got a bit sick. :\