I’ve been open about how much we enjoy the offerings of the Mezco Toyz company here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ and over the past year we’ve covered both their BATMAN ’66 Mezitz Launch Event and gave readers an inside look into their TOY FAIR 2014 Offerings. That being said, it was great to learn about this super cool event regarding the super hot Living Dead Dolls. Check out the poster since it speaks volumes.
NEW YORK (April 1, 2014) – As part of the yearlong celebration of the 16th anniversary of the Living Dead Dolls, Mezco Toyz will preserve the dolls’ legacy in a most unusual fashion; a time capsule with a “deadly” twist. Crafted in the style of old world woodworking artisans, the Living Dead Dolls time capsule is designed in the form of an antique “toe pincher” casket and features an expertly appliquéd burnished metallic Living Dead Doll symbol on the lid. Unlike other time capsules which are enclosed in corner stones or planted beneath fairgrounds, Mezco has designed a unique plan for the Living Dead Doll artifacts; they will be interred in a mausoleum.
To kick-off the search for the special anniversary Living Dead Dolls’ tomb, Mezco will reveal the uniquely crafted time capsule to the general public for the first time on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 11am-1pm at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square Odditorium on 42nd Street in New York City. The first 160 fans to come view the display will receive a special limited edition commemorative coin made in celebration of the 16th anniversary of the dolls. Fans attending the unveiling will also receive a 20 percent discount off admission to the Ripley’s Times Square museum.
The “casket” will be delivered to Ripley’s Odditorium in the infamous Hearsula – The Cadaveric Superior Hearse by Joe Baxter and Reaper’s Rides Hearse Limo Service. This extraordinary vehicle will remain at Ripley’s Times Square during the event so fans of the macabre may take photos. The creators of the Living Dead Dolls will also be in attendance to sign autographs and pose with fans.
The Living Dead Doll Time Capsule will contain artifacts from the sixteen year history of the dolls with a formal “burial” scheduled for later this year. Mezco and the Living Dead Dolls are searching for a privately owned, family mausoleum with an empty chamber to house the time capsule. Mausoleum owners who have unused chamber and are interested in housing the time capsule are encouraged to contact Mezco Toyz at: [email protected] with details.
The mausoleum must be located in either New Jersey (the birthplace of The Living Dead Dolls) or in New York City (Mezco Toyz headquarters). The casket time capsule would be interred in the mausoleum until June of 2064. It would then be removed for the celebration of the 66.6th anniversary of The Living Dead Dolls.
In early February at the 111th New York International Toy Fair, The Living Dead Dolls received the world record certificate officially proclaiming them the “World’s Longest Continually Produced Series of Collectible Horror Themed Dolls. ” A replica of the certificate will be among the artifacts preserved in the casket shaped time capsule.
About Mezco Toyz
Mezco Toyz LLC, specializes in the design, manufacture, and marketing of toys and collectables for all ages. A design-driven company that continuously thinks outside the box, Mezco is a leader in collectable action figures, doll manufacturing and marketing. Creators of brands such as Living Dead Dolls, Texty Bears, Mez-Itz and more, Mezco also produces many of today’s most popular collector-friendly licensed products including: DC Universe, Sons Of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, and Thundercats to name a few. With a consumer outreach that is comprised of wholesale, distribution and direct to consumer networks; Mezco’s product placement abilities span worldwide. The award-winning company has offices in the United States as well as in Hong Kong, overseeing all aspects of design, marketing and manufacturing.
About The Living Dead Dolls
Since first breaking out of their crypt and into the collectible world in 1998, the Living Dead Dolls have proven to be an unstoppable juggernaut with an ever-growing fan base. Now a worldwide phenomenon, the Living Dead Dolls hold the world record for the World’s Longest Continually Running Series Of Collectible Horror Themed Dolls. They have spawned a board game, glassware, school supplies, plush toys, vinyl mini-figures, licensed Halloween costumes, and much more. Living Dead Dolls continue to gain momentum as they make nightmares come to life.
About Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square
Located in Times Square in the heart of New York City, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium brings people of all ages face-to-face with the world’s most unbelievable curiosities. With 18,000 square feet of astonishing artifacts, exclusive oddities, exciting interactive exhibits and heart-stopping sideshow performers, this one-of-a-kind attraction welcomes visitors to experience the unusual and unexpected, where the entire family will rediscover wonder around every corner.
Now that you have the whole scoop I hope that if you are able to attend that you will. I will tell you right now that I will be there snapping photos and scribbling down some notes so those faraway fans can be brought into the moment. If you are planning on attending do dress your creepy best and try to be one of the first on the line so you can get the special prize that is being handed out in honor of the occasion.
Here are a few links to some cool Living Dead Dolls that I snagged from Amazon.com; They have a lot of them so use any of these are starting off points.