Over the weekend, I made a road trip with some of my buddies to Bethesda, Maryland to partake in our annual adventure known as SPX. It’s the “Small Press Expo” and is typically filled with independent publishers, artists, writers, etc., but this year I came across something rather surprising. There was a guy selling toys. His name is Gus Fink and he’d achieved the honor of getting his artwork re-interpreted as a new toyline (created by Rocket USA) called “Boogily Heads.”
Described as an “art toy with booble action,” these little guys are replicas of original sculptures created by Gus Fink. They all look like unique, hand-painted sculptures. The quirky, weird, hand-made style of the bobble heads fits perfectly in the do-it-yourself spirit of SPX.
I fell in love with these little toys at first sight.
Here’s a look at Series 1:
Marshmello (limited edition version)
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And here’s Series 2:
They all come packaged with a little mini-comic/poster drawn by Fink too. The drawings didn’t make nearly as good an impression on me as the toys did. I think his future is more in toy making and less in comics or illustration.
These are awesome!
As a mother, I will ask……and how much did this weekend cost you?????? Looks like Jason’s artwork on his website and business cards. Tell me he invested in this, too. It is so great to know that a mother’s children will never grow up!!!! Love it! Hope you all had a good time. Sorry to put all this on your site, but you NEVER call or keep in touch.
I love the Boogily Heads! First saw them a Wizard World Chicago in August and started collecting them ever since. These look like they were each personally sculpted by the artist Gus Fink. The comics add to the fun of collecting since you never know which one you get – I found a rare one too! The comics are so dumb that they are hillarious. These figures are the pefect size for your dash board and thats exactly where my collection is. I get compliments all the time!
They are pretty cool. I love how they look like original sculptures. I’ve never considered putting them on my dash. Do you adhere them somehow to keep them in place?
Yeah – I simply bought some double sided tape. Works like a charm. Just bought series 2 at http://www.boogilyheads.com and series 3 looks even cooler.
OMG!! series 2 is amazing!! i cant wait until hottopic gets all the new ones! kudos to boogily heads!!!!!!!!!!
whoa…. they sell boogily heads at hot topic!?!?!?!?! i have a hot topic 30 min from me gtg byes!