While ‘09 saw a definite slow-down in releases at SDCC, MINDstyle has found success with an active release schedule which included SDCC exclusive editions of the larger Two-Faced Hazel by Kathie Olivas, Stephan Le Podd by Doktor A, and their previously mentioned Second Anniversary Box Set. MINDstyle also released both Brand Peters's new Serv-O-Matics which look really good as well as Stitch Series 1.
Expanding their reach into collectibles, MINDstyle launched their new ATC line (Art Toy Collectibles) with Michael Lau’s Godfather figure and V.I.N.C.E.N.T. from the Black Hole film. The Godfather was available in the Original (marionette) version in Black, which will also be available in white. Two future editions were shown – the classic which features a seated ‘don and the secret horse head edition which while we may be in the minority on this, looks pretty cool to us – nice concept of fusing the godfather with one of the pivotal and visceral scenes from the movie.
In addition to art toys, MINDstyle is making moves in publishing with the release of Buff Monster’s ‘Life is Sweet’ book as well as the first issue of their new CTB (Collector’s Toy Box) Quarterly.