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a&o’s newest byproduct: mind-rot.com

With the new year comes a new project by the fine folks of absurdandobscure.com; a site driven by completely unoriginal content not unlike what you would find at a&o. Rather than writing new content, the new site will be a constantly updated collection of content provided by others. It is my esteemed pleasure to introduce to the world…mind-rot.com.

mind-melt

I’m excited about the new project/site/portal to nonsense that will cover the work of innumerable scourges of the Earth at as rapid of a speed as possible. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be excited about it either, especially if you frequent this poor excuse for a blog/site/sounding board of relatively disreputable schlock/sheer awesomeness.

As of today, mind-rot.com is obviously still in the process of becoming completed, but the finishing touches aren’t far off. I’ve wanted to get this thing together for months, but because of reasons too boring to go into, both the new project and a&o had to suffer. I’m sure you pulled through these past couple of months though…just a wild guess from the 13,000 views that absurdandobscure.com received last year. Speaking of, I want to sincerely thank every single person that checked this site out last year. We’re hoping things will be significantly different this year, especially when it comes to digging into the depths of the worst acting caught on film, the best hardcore bands you keep ignoring for the dumbest reasons, brain melting foreign oddities and other indescribably engaging ephemera.

So be sure to check out both sites whenever you get the chance…you never know what absurd and/or obscure stuff might get the honor of being uncovered.

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(Seller will not ship internationally.)

http://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/

FUCK.

The End.

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Awesome Book Week: Day 4 – Super7 Mook

INTERNATIONAL TOY…pirates?

If you’re already familiar with Super7, then you either already have this or want this really, really bad but you’re too much of a cheapskate to shell out the bread to call it your own. If you have no idea who or what the fuck Super7 is, here’s an abridged introduction: these maniacs have a rabid affinity for soft vinyl toys and toys in general that are weird/cool looking and/or are impossible to find. The Super7 team also has friends that are equally enamored with collecting. So enamored that I’m willing to bet that anyone featured in this book has treasure chests full of insanity that would put to shame any hipster’s paltry Dunny “collection.”

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If only I could eat this entire robot…

rick dom sofubi

instead of the single piece of gum that comes with it, I’d be a much happier nerd.

Rick Dom sofubi candy toy box

Unfortunately, this sofubi Rick Dom is inedible and only has two points of articulation (at the shoulders); but I guess that’s how candy toys work. I knew going into buying this that I was going to get almost no candy, but one piece?! Why even bother?

As far as the actual figure is concerned, so what if the paint’s far from incredible? I wouldn’t expect much from a cheap blind box candy toy. Besides, it was a lot cheaper than an HCM Pro figure and maybe even a little bit bigger.

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ヘドラ vs. The Smog Monster

Hedorah photo by Geozilla

This photo of this particularly awesome Hedorah (ヘドラ in Japanese) sofubi was shot by self-proclaimed toy collector and aficionado Geozilla (his real name is George). You can view a higher quality version of this photo, and others in George’s collection here. You can also read his blog.

…and there’s no real joke with “ヘドラ vs. The Smog Monster” either…it just irks me when the same character has different names in different languages. I mean honestly, The Smog Monster is kind of lame. They could’ve gone with Filth Flesh or The Monarch of Grime or something…

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