The perfect companion to the Pirate I got a few weekends ago arrived while I was in Vegas.
I think parts of my brain are still IN Vegas, but here’s a quick shot of the new Cap’n to hold you over!
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.
Trying to photograph my newest addition has proven difficult; most of the rooms in my house are painted some shade of orange or yellow, and the Devilclot Skull Captain just sort of blends in.
Every picture I’ve taken of it lacks focus and definition. Maybe I’ll take him outdoors tomorrow and try him with natural lighting in a orange-free environment!
Today was a good mail day for the collection; a signed issue of LTD magazine with Pushead cover/article showed up in the post along with the SDCC Rusty Skull Pirate. Two shipments sent a week apart from the same seller that arrived on the same day. I try not to figure out anything postal; it ends in frustration and confusion.
But it all worked out in the end.
I snapped a quick picture of Rusty with Ye Golden Swig. If memory serves, Rusty was released in 2007 at the SDCC.
One of these days I’ll be able to get a decent photo of the Stumpy Skull Captain. My last attempt was pretty bad so during a break in my PSYCH marathon (I’m on season three) I took the time to try to snap a better picture.
This one isn’t spectacular, but it’s better than my previous picture and the first one with a cooler background than I generally use.