MonsterPants, the New York-based, do-it-yourself non-studio that brought us such films as Automatons, Satan Hates You, and the upcoming Hypothermia from Glass Eye Pix and Dark Sky Films, is going beyond movies and comics with a new line of handmade limited-run toys and apparel by writer/director/artist James Felix McKenney. Get your credit cards out, kids, because this stuff is very cool!
From the Press Release:
“I love toys as much as I do movies and comic books,” says McKenney, a life-long toy fan and collector. “They take up more room in my home than everything else I own. After all these years of collecting, I decided to try my hand at making some figures of my own.”
The series of hand-made plastic resin figures are all designed, sculpted, cast, painted, and packaged by McKenney. “I’m not going to even attempt to recreate the polish of factory-made commercial or designer toys,” he says. “These figures definitely have more of the handmade, DIY look and feel that the MonsterPants films have.”
Leading off the first round of releases from MonsterPants Toys is your Robot Companion, a clunky, junky little droid built from scraps to save you from loneliness in a world gone mad. Standing at a mighty 3 and 3/4 inches, the Robot comes packaged on a hand-screened blister card. Only 66 Robot Companions will be made at a price of $24.00 USD each.
Next up is a considerably larger toy. Standing at approximately 6 and 1/2 inches tall is the MonsterPants figure, a new three-dimensional interpretation of the MonsterPants zipper skull logo that has appeared on a number of films, movie posters, and merchandise since 2002. Made up of 11 individually cast parts and packaged in a clear plastic display box, the MonsterPants figure is limited to a run of 22 pieces selling for $66.00 USD each.
To celebrate the recent DVD release of the MonsterPants Movie Satan Hates You, McKenney has crafted a DevilPants version of the MonsterPants figure. This version features a red, horned cousin to the Pants Monster, dressed in black and dark crimson. The DevilPants will also be limited to 22 figures and cost $66.00 USD each.
All toys are currently available for pre-order at the MonsterPants Shop and are scheduled to ship in late November 2011.
Topping it all off is a new line of T-shirts designed and hand screen printed by McKenney. Featuring Robots, DevilPants skulls, and a number of other original designs, the first series of shirts are now available to ship with new varieties coming in November.
Wholesale pricing on all items is available. Please send all inquires to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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