Unleashing this week from the Playge bastion is FERG’s long-awaited A Little Misfortune series, due to ambush retailers and afflict us with their curse at any time now. The debut blind box series features 16 designs with five chases and one secret chase. And from the looks of this snap, FERG is in perfect form with slick color combos, GID action and killer QC, especially for 2.5″ figures. Surprised? Me neither. Available as singles and cases of 25, the killer kitties will be around 10 bucks a box. Good fortune to you …
Oh hot damn. In early August we posted a quickie teaser of what FERG had in the works for Sucklord’s Super Suck Up! and the Squadt mastermind just revealed the finished product: Zorcho the Burner. A mash-up of FERG’s flame BUD and a Sucklord bootleg, Zorcho is cast in what looks like honey-colored plastic with a custom cape and insane prosthetic pincer arm.
Available at the DKE booth during DesignerCon Nov. 3rd, Zorcho is an edition of just 50 figures and will retail for $100 a pop. Freaking swoon.
Night vision goggles. It’s one of those choice accessories that work so well with a Squadt you wonder why it’s only now that they’re being added to the arsenal. No matter: FERG’s Jack s003 [Fort Burnout – DSRT] Squadt is packing a pretty sexy pair and the figure is now up for grabs from your favorite purveyors of toy goodness.
Tri-lens goggles aside, Jack comes with all the usual bells and whistles: modular tactical vest with assorted pouches, Fort Burnout shirt (hidden under there somewhere), bandana, sUMP w/red dot and suppressor, tanto knife with Velcro sheath, classic and 2.0 articulated arms, smoke and yellow lenses and a removable helmet. That’s a whole lotta kaboom for $95. Want one? Giddy up.
The kitties are coming! The kitties are coming! FERG just recently posted this gorgeous snap of his upcoming Misfortune Cat blind box series on his Instagram (@fergbag), which are due out for release mid-September. Measuring in at 2.5 inches, there are 16 designs in total. Ten are revealed between these two photos, leaving a half dozen to our imaginations for now.
This will be an incredible companion series to FERG’s Young Gohst subscription series, which is due to start bombing mailboxes any time now. More info soon — stay tuned!
The next iteration of FERG’s Fr0g species is s003 [Frozn Whole] with K11 companion. I seriously cannot get enough of this series, s001 & 002 blew me out of the water (literally) and to see Fr0g all pimped out Frozn Whole style has my head swimming in my own drool.
As always, these beasts come equipped to the teets; Fr0g packing a wetsuit with threedot camo pattern, air tanks, removable rubber flippers, spear gun, sMP5, tanto knife, 2.0 articulated and OG arms and removable helmet. K11 Spot includes a wetsuit with pouches, rubber flippers and a removable helmet.
The release is set to blow at 12 noon central time THIS MONDAY, Aug. 13 via the Squadt Store. This is an edition of 200 — yes, another small run — and retail for $115 a set.
If this is anything like the Frog s001 release, we’re looking at a sellout-in-120-seconds scenario, troops. Stay frosty!
DesignerCon is only three months away. Can you freaking believe that?! This year is just zooming by and already the Con exclusives are starting to trickle in. Kicking things off is none other than DCon’s favourite personality, The Sucklord, who’s hosting The Super Suck Up!, a custom show of sorts at the DKE Booth.
A handful of artists were selected to each customize 50 of the Sucklord’s figures and CP’s own Doktor A and FERG have answered the challenge with some finely shaped ‘staches and an uber-sick Flame BUD hybrid, respectively. Dok says that his figures will all be the same and affordable (which will probably be the case with all the artists), so be sure to pop by the DKE booth to scope out the goods.
Check out the postcard below for the full bill of artists getting their suck on! DesignerCon kicks off Sat. Nov. 3rd for one day only at the Pasadena Convention Center in Cali. We will see you there! Get ready!
Hot on the heels of the explosive exit of FERG’s Fr0g s001 + K11 SPOT comes their retail counterparts, s002 + K11 SPOT. Featuring insanely sexy orange accents, s002 comes packin’ all the same toys and is ready to stir up some chaos, deep-sea style.
Fr0g includes an orange/black wetsuit, removable air tanks (they’re velcro, so freaking cool), rubber flippers, spear gun, sMP5, tanto knife, 2.0 articulated and ‘classic’ arms and removable helmet.
K11 SPOT comes sporting a doggy wetsuit with pouches, rubber flippers and removable helmet.
ETA of Fr0g and SPOT is very soon; hit up your favourite Squadt retailer for a release date. The set will likely be around $115. Sweet mother I’m stoked.
It’s official: the boys have touched down in Japan and Shinji at Tomenosuke has announced that Trouble Boy No.7 [Drifter] is releasing at MIDNIGHT Japan Time on June 16th for $150 USD. Given that this is a retailer release, shipping is likely extra. The edition is limited to 150 so prepare yourself for an Olympian-level race, folks!
Also: be sure to check a time zone calculator to determine the release time for your region. I’ve linked one here.
First off: hot damn. Look at the utter MAGNIFICENCE of this Squadt + K11 combo: interchangeable smoke and yellow lenses; a ton of gear including a tactical vest w/ pouches, totally pimp b&w bandana, Fort Burnout shirt and the overly impressive pew-pew power of a sMK23 w/ holster and SM4 w/ red dot suppressor.
And that’s just CHIPP.
Boomer, on the other hand, lives up to his name with a head case packing two pipe bombs. He also has a harness (aka ‘the treat pouch’).
These two will be making their exit via the Project Squadt store this Monday, May 28th at noon Central for $115/set. There are 200 of them. Hope y’all haven’t taken off for Memorial Day; it’s time to polish the crash helmet!!!
At the preparatory stage of the Trouble Boy #7 DRIFTER, I talked about the symbol accessories of the Yakuza with Brandt Peters. One of them was “tanto knife” that comes along with the Mac11. However, some of the ideas were finally omitted. One example was a badge which was drawn on the concept art of Brandt’s. I sent him a picture of real badges which is famous as a symbol of Japanese syndicates; however, I told him that our design should not be associated with the real one. Finally the idea was not adopted, so honestly I was a little bit relieved. It was just like ”Better safe than sorry.”
On the other hand, Brandt had a tattoo idea from the early stage. The special point of the Trouble Boy this time is the hidden tattoo covering the whole body under the clothes presented by so-called Brandt’s specialty touch. The above image is the first tattoo layout sent from Brandt on July 7, 2011.
[via the Tomeno blog]