The Tequila Release Party at Meltdown Comics last night (12.10) was a rousing success. The anxious crowd was soon pleased to learn that there would be no raffle (as previously planned) for the opportunity to buy a RAW tequila; anyone that wanted to was able to purchase one of these special toys (limited to 50 total)!
The Tequila festivites were at the rear of the very large store. Fresh on about three hours sleep after the quick turnaround from SF to LA, Robert Silva, Jerry Frissen and Gobi were all present to sign Tequila toys and Gobi was also drawing on the boxes to add that extra personal touch. Gobi was almost certainly feeling the effects of Jet lag from his trip from France, but he drew on and on and on well into 10:30 or so. In addition to the toys, mini-zines, shirts and prints were also available. These all look quite nice. The prints in particular are on heavy stock and really vivid. There were also at least 25 or so original pencil artwork available for sale by the three Muttpop artists : Gobi, Fabien, and Bill. Each of these pices was $300.
So how do the toys look? In a word, awesome. We were a little anxious to see if the production pieces lived up to the quality of the prototypes and they definitely seem to. My personal favorite is the Extra Spicy — the colors on it are really superb and give the toy a dusty, weathered look.
Just for kicks… a food review 🙂 The food at the release was clearly the best for this kind of event that I’ve ever seen — pinwheel sandwiches, regular sandwiches, crackers, cheese and of course free alchohol.
Props to Muttpop for producing such a cool toy and letting us come along for the ride! Stay tuned for more pictures of the festivities courtesy of Kris Carrillo.