As promised, here's a quick post of two recent gifts I received. Both are toys that 1) I didn't previously know existed before I got them and 2) are probably too weird and perverse for your average kids!
+ KAZUO UMEZU 'DRIFTING CLASSROOM' MONSTER! - from Evan
Evan hasn't revealed just where he found this, but I recently got a sweet Kazuo Umezu figurine toy from him! You don't know which one you'll get til you open the box, but I happily scored the giant bug monster from Drifting Classroom! This piece is on my desk at work and gets weird looks from coworkers. The toy can be joined with the Sho figure to create a scary diorama.
It's detailed, heavy and gross-- and here sitting on the inside front cover of our zine (work-in-progress!)
The box is bright red with a girl's screaming face on it... I guess you can definitely tell what you're getting yourself into.
Umezu (naturally) adorns the side of this box, with his bio, short bibliography and signature.
Other toys in the set include characters from Snake Woman, Orochi, Senrei (Baptism), Akanbou Shojo and others!
+ SHINTARO KAGO BULLYING KIT! - from Ben
According to Ben, this set is one of a few different types available and each is hand-packed by Shintaro Kago himself. They are available at Tokyo's indie/eroguro/weirdness mecca, Taco Che. Thank you Ben for this amazing present!
The packaging features some fantastic Kago art, and incites you to bully assholes at your school!
The kit includes glue to use on your classmates books, thumbtacks to put in their shoes, 'Kick Me'-like signs to put on their backs, and finally...
...what bullying kit would be complete without ear plugs so you can block out the cries of your victims!