SDCC Exclusives

This year marked the 5th annual Fan Jam.  An idea first presented by a friend of the Company, with the simple implication, “Let's do something special for folks who like, and support TLS”.  Great idea (I thought), a fan appreciation event but without the walls and borders between folks who like TLS and the folks who work at TLS…a “break down the velvet rope” style event in which we all mingle, chop it up, share

Nashville, here we come! 

SDCC 2019 is in the books.  It's a long journey; no wonder there’s a void, a little emptiness the week after.  We’re busy all year; we have deadlines, releases, timed releases, retailer exclusives, set dates – a smorgasbord of frenetic activity played to the cacophonic, yet harmonic tune of everything and all things into the stew pot at once.  And the stew still tastes good…better than good…great!  We have no downti

July is a great time of year, it has always been, for me.   There’s a nostalgia about the seasons, for many centering around Holidays, family get-togethers, another story arc in the chain from years past, to present – “Hey, remember that time when Uncle Jimmy shorted the power out on the entire block when he tried connecting the Christmas lights to Aunt Jenny’s “Funny” back massager charger?  Yeah, that was awesome!  I hope Aunt Jenny catches the ginger bread house on fire again!” 

Coming home from San Diego Comic Con is a reflective exercise.  As it is for me, I’m sure it is for you.  We’ve spent the last 9 months planning exclusives, preparing production lines, prepping tools, creating packaging, refining products, getting sign offs, booking container space, photography, marketing materials, product setups, crew assignments

San Diego Comic Con is literally an entire calendar year in the making.  Our Goal is to communicate with our customers directly in a very unique, curated, visceral, experential and dynamic way.  By offering a range of offerings in very limited numbers.  We want each release to feel like Christmas morning.  We're infused with your excitement just as much as we believe you can feel our excitement!  The payoff is a great experience, a great communion - watching the joy as Christmas comes 6 months earlier!

Them Dragons are flying!  It's absolutely amazing seeing the TLS Army's support of the HTTYD TLS Action Vinyls Line!  If ever there was a labor of love it's Dragons.  We went through several conceptual iterations which took almost 2 years!  These were very intricate, detailed collectibles and we really were aiming for the sky.  Our first concept included sounds, LED effects but proved to be out of reach if we were to bring those ideas to market - just think, a Dragon that cost $60.00!!  Too much.

The Loyal Subjects BOOTH #4951 - Cutting to the wire!  A lot of work went into bringing 26 high quality exclusives, all very limited numbers, to SDCC this year!  Our biggest year yet!  Our aim is to curate a high value, story telling, high quality, nuanced, affordable, collectible and exclusive experience for the TLS fam!  We chose each exclusive carefully, we limited the production numbers and we think we came up with the best 26 exclusive releases on that Convention floor!  We're going to blow your socks off!

Booth #4951

Waiting on the door step (T-Minus 4 hours and counting) of another great TLS showing at SDCC!  Here are the updates and schedule (below):

I’ve explained this for years – Comic Con is like Halloween but in July.  It’s colorful, a celebration of (nearly all) things pop culture; folks are happy, engaged, invested, and whole heartedly adopt the suspension of disbelief for the better part of a week as (most do) dive in head first into the “Let your freak flag fly” mantra.

They're not glam shots, but here's a sneak preview as to what Super Double Diamond Club members can expect to be seeing in their shipments very soon!  

Note that there's only 98 of all crystal clear versions. The other two colors are 451 each. (*Missing* Clear Purple Skeletor. )

Thanks so much for your loyal support!!!

Our pal Pixel Dan visited us at San Diego Comic Con 2016 to discuss everything new and exciting with Action Vinyls!  We're talking previews of Gudetama, MMPR Wave 2, Street Fighter & Dragon Ball Z!  Take a look at the video, and see what we have in store for our familia of Action Vinyls collectors.

See you all next year!

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