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!