Saturday, 31 May 2008
All Hail Bounty Hunter! Welcome Skull King Kun.
We don't do collaborations very often. When we do we are either very well paid or we have very strong ties with our partners.
To celebrate 10 years of making toys (beginning with Silas back in 1998) we joined up with our good friends at Bounty Hunter from Tokyo. We've known Taka and Hikaru for many years now. They helped us make our first ever toy at Silas, the infamous Martin figure. Also Hikaru and I share a love of punk rock, especially the third wave of UK bands such as Discharge. He is a punk rock expert and well known in Japan for his uncompromising style. And he is the only man in Japan I have ever met who owns a Sunderland AFC football scarf!
James and I have always loved BxH's hardcore approach and the fact that they are the forefathers of the whole modern vinyl figure scene. So it is an honour to work with them on a project. Skull King Kun is a mutant amalgamation of each of our most recognised and iconic characters. Skull Kun and King Ken.
Bounty Hunter released their allocation of Skull King Kun earlier today and sold out immediately. Amos will release their limited allocation later in the summer. But first there will be a very limited amount on sale at San Diego Comic-Con in July. So be patient and stay off ebay!