Mondotees/Alamo Poster News & Rumors thread

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Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:56 am

Particle wrote:I respect there is a market for Premium Toys but I just don't get it.

Toys get old man. They're not exactly hand-made works of art, they're vinyl toys made-to-order out of a mold. They're not even going to be limited.

Companies like Sideshow that makes those really awesome ones though are sweet, but I wouldn't call those toys, they're, like, sculptures.
I think they are pretty lame as well, especially if they are not limited- really reduces any flipability, ya know?

That being said, as a business extension, it makes far more sense than rugs.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:57 am

edition of 145 and cool art.. I'm still surprised that Boyhood with an edition of only 225 took as long as it did to sell out considering how good the movie is supposed to be. these run sizes feel like 2008.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:58 am

damn, i thought mondo drops were at 9 am sharp for some reason. :hanging:
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:00 pm

Retroband stuff is pretty exceptional, IMO. Cool how they're all handmade, hand-painted, etc.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:00 pm

I'm happy for Landland. Great poster.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:03 pm

halftonegraphics wrote:
It's an EIGHT-color screenprint with all sorts of crazy stuff going on, and we're really excited about it.
Okay, cool. I have no idea where that came from, it's not in the email.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:04 pm

I think I saw that on Landland's FB.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:04 pm

its from Landland's facebook.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:07 pm

matowest wrote:Retroband stuff is pretty exceptional, IMO. Cool how they're all handmade, hand-painted, etc.
Agreed, that's something I thought worked with Mondos 'limited edition' strategy. Getting China involved in production is just not quite the same.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:07 pm

matowest wrote:Retroband stuff is pretty exceptional, IMO. Cool how they're all handmade, hand-painted, etc.
Really cool stuff. I have only been able to score one figure off his drops.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:08 pm

Particle wrote:I respect there is a market for Premium Toys but I just don't get it.

Toys get old man. They're not exactly hand-made works of art, they're vinyl toys made-to-order out of a mold. They're not even going to be limited.

Companies like Sideshow that makes those really awesome ones though are sweet, but I wouldn't call those toys, they're, like, sculptures.
At the price points they're suggesting, those toys probably will be limited, moreso in quantities like their vinyl. It looks like they're aiming to be more in line with a company like Sideshow.

Again, I look at stuff like Hot Toys - the likeness sculpts on those things and the relative mobility of the figures basically make them poseable sculptures. Just another thing to collect and display, like pop culture posters.

And great job by Landland, glad to see a quick sellout. :pint:
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:22 pm

punch wrote:I'm happy for Landland. Great poster.
So it goes...
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:56 pm

Not sure of anyone was still curious but I tweeted mondo and asked if the drops would be announced or random. They said "announced for sure"
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:47 pm

lsmith55 wrote:
Particle wrote:I respect there is a market for Premium Toys but I just don't get it.

Toys get old man. They're not exactly hand-made works of art, they're vinyl toys made-to-order out of a mold. They're not even going to be limited.

Companies like Sideshow that makes those really awesome ones though are sweet, but I wouldn't call those toys, they're, like, sculptures.
I think they are pretty lame as well, especially if they are not limited- really reduces any flipability, ya know?

That being said, as a business extension, it makes far more sense than rugs.
Mondo has a bulk of cash they are basically sitting on from the many years of prints and events. It's the ol' throw enough fudge on the wall and see what else sticks strategy. Far from focused but when you are using Alamo DHouse dollars I guess it doesn't really matter.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:57 pm

how much is that iton giant expected to cost? can't figure it out anywhere...
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