It is one thing to constantly post about customs on the blog, and frankly a whole different experience seeing them in person.
Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing and posting about custom collectibles on the TOYSREVIL-blog! But personally, I do enjoy the thrill and excitement of seeing them right in front of me, which more often than not - besides visiting group custom shows (which are as few and rare here in SG) - I’d relish the opportunities!
And in all aspects of practicality - ”Even though I cannot afford them, I still wanna see them!”
The very first time holding JonPaul Kaiser’s custom in my sweaty digits, was in Thailand, for CLEA, circa 2010 - when he did a swap with ZAM - with both gentleman’s individual Dunnys blowing my frikkin’ mind away!
I had been pretty much
Fast forward over 6 years, and I’d finally met JonPaul again in Singapore, and I’d realise for myself the serendipitous notion of such a meeting - that he would be one of the designers that had met face-to-face Pre-Stroke, and now Post-Stroke! hahaha LOVE IT!
And seeing his custom line-up in this year’s STGCC2016 (Sept 10-11, 2016), had been an utter thrill! Alas, my financial situation has not really changed as much since meeting him in 2010, in so much being able to afford custom hand-painted collectibles.
The spread shown before me - shared with you guys here in this post - is worth every penny tagged, tis just my lack of financial ability, dammit!
I had my eye on the Teletubbies series (featuring casting by Evan Morgan IG @evanmorgan93 - *Only two sets are available at STGCC), this Woodsman (which I highly recommend folks consider getting, as it is JonPaul’s original design, unlike his customs of other designers collectible *nudge-nudge*), and MacReady “inspired” by the Kurt Russell character from John Carpenter’s “The Thing”!
Seriously awesome stuff. You will regret not snagging them, with the designer/artist present, in person, at STGCC. I already utterly have … but I’d treasure the memories of meeting you again JonPaul, and thank you for your kindness :)
Scroll down for more snaps, and make your decisions fast, as the annual event closes today, Sunday Sept 11th, when the door closes 8pm, at Basement 2 of Marina Bay Sands Convention Center!
(Credit: Top pic snagged from Kelly Kaiser - the only other pic of his magnificent custom 20” FAD Dunny from JRYU, since sold and picked up by the customer and left when I reached the booth!!!! Congrats JPK!)