6 years already! Seems like only yesterday that I was sending out the 5 year box. So nutty.
This year’s box is pretty special. I knew that I was going to do a TMNT rerelease. It seemed like I had a recurring theme, which I will get to in a later blog. This year was definitely a new take or fix on old designs being released through out the year. Even though the summer was sorta new. There was a lot of rehashing, recoloring going on. I was originally going to bring back the TMNT recolors next year at some point, but I’d much rather do all new stuff next year. If I’m going to do any Ninja Turtle stuff, it’s going to be new. I was going to put these new recolors out on Christmas, but then I remembered the anniversary and BOOM, perfect opportunity.
I feel like no one was going to really get or see the changes that were made to the new stuff. The older versions, due to it being dated, the sizing was off, the colors were good for the time. But definitely weren’t right. I went with more accurate and more bright this time around. With Shredder, the perspective was off for me, the head looked too small. I also wanted to add an ooze element to it. Also at the time they came out, when there was dead space, the go to fix was some sharp looking brush strokes. I wasn’t having it 4 years later. Noooo WAY. I also decided to do away with the Born 2 Shred text. The most noticeable difference is the Don of the Dead shirt. Man was that design mega wonky. The bandana was off, the perspective of the head is too small. The coloring of Krang. I could go on and on and on. Basically this thing is made to fit a shirt. No dead space (GET IT?!) and the colors are much much better.
So, then it left me wondering, “What can I do to make this box even more special?” and “What sort of box should I do this time?” I got this really awesome, big picture idea, to do over a span of time, and also wanted to sort of bring a back story to a past shirt. I was really torn on if I should bring back the Baxter design. Instead, I decided to bring that element to the new box. A pizza box would be too obvious. This time, I decided to go evil, and had the idea of doing a Stockman shipping crate. This box is amazing. There’s mousers chewing through. Foot Clan ninja stars stuck in it. This box, is glorious.
After doing, I believe this is my 5 or 6th box. I remembered that boxes only come in white through who I get them through, and remembered that the inside was brown. So I had the design printed on the inside. Although it might have a little harder to fold, the over all aesthetic make it. Because of this, there could be a slight chance of imperfections of the fold. There is nothing wrong, as they have all been inspected for any defects and errors. The front of the box is also printed backwards for display purposes. The lid, has more of a gap due to it being folded inside out. If you tried to stand it up normally, it could fall over due to the fold. To insure a proper display, the front was printed backwards so that the back edge, which is flat, would be able to keep the box visible and even. Trust me, this thing rules.
Inside the box there is 4 shirts, 3 stickers, and a turtle shell of slime. Wait, did I say 4 shirts? Surprise! there’s a secret shirt. Inside each box is a secret design that will only be available to the people who buy this box. This is a NEW DESIGN! You won’t see this design until you get it, or it get’s unlocked for everyone. To unlock this design for the general audience to see, is having the box sell out. When the box sells out, **INSERT CREAKING WOOD NOISE** UNLOCKED! People who buy this box will also get a 18 x 24 thick matte poster print of this design. This poster will also be unlocked when the box sells out. There’s almost $150 dollars worth of stuff in this one package, all for $100. Limited to 120 piec…. I mean crates.
Everything about this release is special. New neck tags, all bagged in an air tight / sealed bag. I could go on and on about this package. Those of you who don’t have the cash to spare, can get all the shirts separately (except the secret shirt, that will be available once it’s unlocked). Buy one for you, your grandma, or put it on your Christmas list. What ever you do just get it! Before it’s gone and get that secret design out there for everyone!
I also put up 3 new variants of Dead Heads, that to me are even better than the originals. I am going to be keeping these versions and discontinuing the older ones, EXCEPT CANDY CORN SAMMY! So if you wanted the older ones, better get em’ before their gone. Toxic Sammy, Ecto Bubble Gum Tuff Stuff, and Hitman Killector, are now available as part of the 6 year celebration!
Thanks again to all my fans, haters, lurkers, and everyone who has ever taken part of Electric Zombie in the past 6 years. Next year will be even bigger and better and even more cowabunga-rific! This is only the beginning!
Your Fiend, (and evil warlord from Dimension X)