Buff Monster Series
From Vinyl Creep
Hollywood-based artist Buff Monster teams up with MindStyle to bring to life his trademark pink and, er, uh...booby style in the form of intricately printed figures. Figures displayed very high Quality Control and had no articulating pieces.
With 8 original sculpts and 9 designs in Series 1, all were limited to 500 and each came with a numbered card. The "skull chase" was no more limited than any of the standard 8 designs. Buying a sealed case of 12 would guarantee all 9 figures plus 3 doubles.
Packaging came in the form of very strong cylindrical "boxes" with a pull off top that some would say are as beautiful as packaging comes!
Buff Monster Exclusives
The Series 1 launch party at Barracuda also saw the release of the first 8" in the form of a blank, black 3 eyed devil (the same sculpt as the skull "chase") which was limited to 200 pieces, and the 3" Yellow GID Pirate Devil which was limited to 300 pieces.
The GID does not glow very well at all, with a lot of charging required for a very dull glow that fades rapidly.
SDCC 2007 saw the exclusive White Buff limited to 200 pieces. Completely white with a pink face and pink "BUFF MONSTER" on the back, this was based on the Double Boobie Head sculpt and sold out instantly.
About Buff Monster Flavorways (Wave 1, 2007)
Released Autumn 2007, a smaller mini series, dubbed "Flavorways", was released. Based on icecream flavours and standing 1.5" high, each contained within an ice-cream tub.
With 24 in a case, there were 8 "black on black" licorice sculpts that reflected the rawness of the first black 8" release, as well as 6 florescent chase figures of varying rarity. There were promised to be available in very limited numbers, with the next set of flavorways arriving early 2008.
3" Figure Series
All limited to an edition of 500. All 1/9 ratio.
- SECRET (Black Scull "Chase")
SDCC'08 Exclusive, Revenge. Limited to 400 complete sets.
- CUDA (Barracuda GID Pirate Devil Exclusive) - 300 pieces
- TT (Toy Tokyo White SDCC 07 Exclusive) - 200 pieces
- Christmas 2007 (3DRetro Pink Metallic Exclusive) - 200 pieces
- Squirt - Pink, NYCC'08 Exclusive, 200 pieces
- SDCC'08 Clear Red
- Web Exclusive 1 - Grey/Black/White, 100 pieces
- Buff Monster Fresh Asia Exclusive - Green, 200 pieces
- Dia De Los Muertos Web Exclusive - 100 pieces
- Bloody Valentine Web Exclusive - 100 pieces
- Mindstyle 2nd Anniversary Boxed Set Edition - SDCC'09 black, 200 sets
- Designer Con Exclusive - green and glittery hand painted, 2009
- Zombie Rising - 10 pieces, 2010
- Valentines Day Exclusive - 10 pieces, 2010
- Kid Robot - Pink Pirate Web Exclusive
- Barracuda "Black on Black" 3 Eyed Devil Exclusive - (no code, card or box), 200 pieces
- White & Pink
- Pink - 300 pieces
- China Star - 88 pieces
- Super Scoop Pink
Flavorways 1.5" Wave 1
- 8 Original sculpts in "Black on Black" Licorice
- 1 eye with fang smile 2/24
- 2 eye with 4 tooth smile 2/24
- glasses with fang smile 2/24
- 3 bump, 2 eyes with fang smile 2/24
- 2 bump, 3 eyes with fang smile 3/24
- 2 bump, 2 eyes with tongue smile 1/24
- horns, pirate patch with fang smile 1/24
- horns, 3 eyes with fang smile 2/24
- 6 florescent Bubblegum chase figures
- 2 bump, 2 eyes with tongue smile (orange)
- 2 bump, 3 eyes with fang smile (yellow)
- 3 bump, 2 eyes with 2 tooth smile (pink) 3/24
- 1 eye with fang smile (purple) 2/24
- horns, 3 eyes with fang smile (green) 2/24
- horns, pirate patch with tongue smile (pink) 1/48
Flavorways 1.5" Wave 2
Ice Cream Flavorways Mini Figures Series II, released April 2008
- Rocky Road 2/24
- Vanilla 3/24
- Coconut 3/24
- Strawberry 3/24
- Lime 2/24
- Chocolate 3/24
- Coffee 2/24
- Neapolitan 1/48
- Cookie Dough
- Mint Chocolate Chip
- Orange Sherbert 1/24
- Bubble Gum 1/24
- 15" Pink Pirate - SDCC'08
- Lick it Up - 2010
- Tastes So Good - Blue, SDCC'10, 200 pieces, 2010
- Bring It On - Pink, Web Exclusive 2010, 200 pieces, 2010
- Pink is Power - 3D Retro Exclusive, 200 pieces, 2010
- Get it On - Neon Monster Exclusive, 200 pieces, 2010
- Ram it Down - Rotofugi Exclusive, 200 pieces, 2010
- Ride the Serpent - Dragatomi Exclusive, 2010
- Life is Sweet - Giant Robot Exclusive, 2010
- Cat - 200 pieces
For Buff Monster Series customs click here.