Friday, June 24, 2011
Dunnys @ Domy
Yesterday was the official release date for the newest Dunny series from Kidrobot. There were trading parties and celebrations all over the world from the morning into the late evening hours. I decided to attend the party at Domy Books, and I convinced the fabulous Kristen to come along, since she truly LOVES the allure of blind box toys.
Most of you probably know what a blind box toy is but just in case... Usually, there are a set amount of different versions of a blind-boxed toy, with some extremely rare versions (called a chase), that make up a whole case. The toys are then sealed in opaque foil bags and then boxed with no way of knowing which toy you will get. Sometimes, if you purchase an entire case, you are guaranteed to get at least one of each design, and the chase. Sometimes not... It's always a gamble. Luckily, if you don't get the version you were hoping for, there is always eBay and some of the online toy shops who sell them "open-boxed" a few months after the initial debut... I tend toward wanting specific toys in each series (so surprising!), and often wait for these "open-boxed" sales.
It was very exciting watching everyone tear into their new Dunnys last night! Also, some of the collectors brought Dunnys from other series and some other blind-boxed toys to trade. Luckily, I got the Dunny design I'd been wanting (Dirty Donny) and Kristen was very happy with hers (Dril One). Domy is a fun place to hang out, and they are well-stocked with very tempting designer vinyl toys and great books...
Last night was also the end of the Cast in Plastic Show. Marie Ung curated a fantastic selection of custom vinyl toys, and Manbearpig was proud to be amongst them! I brought him home last night and he's all ready for the next show...
Our new 2011 Dunnys:
Here they are admiring Yetibub
Posing with Mr. Den's Spartan from the Cast in Plastic Show:
The Dunny 2011 box:
This year, each Dunny comes with an extra "body part," and if you manage to collect them all, you will be rewarded with this cool Glow-in-the-Dark Dunny:
Some stickers we recognized outside Domy from Ack, Bryan Cope and J.T. Theriot:
Have a great weekend everyone!