New Pushead goodness!
I picked this gentleman up earlier this week and he arrived today. My collection is seriously lacking in Skullwings; working on that!
I want to sit down and write a full update about this year’s NYCC Pushead event, but for now, a few pics will have to do. The event was super fun; really great spending time with Tony, Phil, Bridgette, eating Joe’s Bánh mì, hating on people, talking about SVU, securing a slutty Princess Leia, swapping Pushead stories…. all leading up to Chris handing me my ticket (lucky #6!) and finally getting another opportunity to shoot the breeze with Pushead.
And buy a handpaint!
Such a damn fun day.
Hopefully I’ll be more wordy later!
It’s been months since I’ve updated the MPA blog.
Not much new to report since the last update; spring and summer don’t really seem to be good seasons for Pushead collecting; folks seem to take a break from selling. No idea why. That said, the GID Siamese Pirate was offered to me recently, and I jumped on it. It arrived safely at 9:28 in the morning. I couldn’t find pants to answer the door, so I put on swim trunks. My postman has seen worse. Much worse.
Pretty much no photograph I’ve seen of this piece does the in-hand toy justice. The colors (pink and gid on the Pirate and pink and black on the captain) are so bold and dynamic that they just POP. He’s going to fit in perfectly next to the NYCC Siamese Captain, but now I’m going to have to track down a siamese Pirate to complete the set.
I keep getting conflicting numbers on the production run of this version, which was made as a gift for Lev of Toy Tokyo’s wedding. I keep seeing the words “under 30” but… is is 29? 4? All of those are under 30. I’m sure it’ll eventually work itself out though.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water….. Here there be Pirates.
Tonight has been a very topsy-turvy, emotional night. I needed something to take my mind off of things; movies and reading occupied a few hours but I still found my mind wandering back to melancholy. I cruised over to my gmail and found that I had an offer to pick up another HSP. The price was more than fair and I had a bit of cash saved back in my toy budget, so… I picked this guy up.
With apologies to my other HSPs… this one is gorgeous. Thanks to it’s current owner for the hookup. When it arrives next week I’ll take more pics of it with it’s HSP brothers.
The “It Came from the Sea” Skull Pirate is one of those toys that just didn’t grab me until I saw it in person. And much like the Secret Base fan club version- I knew I’d eventually have to pick one up.
It arrived in the mail today. Such great factory paint on it, along with a Pushead signature in gold ink on the back. Generally I’m not a fan of signed toys, but we take what we can get. Came with bandana, sticker, pin and tag.
If memory serves this was the SDCC FHP for 2006.