Vampire Robots

The Independence Day Sale At Vampire Robots!

Michael Cherkowsky

ATTENTION PEOPLE OF EARTH! 
 

The second of our two big summer sales is about to kick out the jams! Yes! It's so exciting even Gonzo journalist Dr. H. S. Thompson might return from the great beyond for it. Starting tomorrow, Saturday, June 25th at 7am EST, and running until Wednesday, July 6th at 11:30pm EST,  you'll be able to apply the promo code "STARSPANGLEDTOYS" at check out to receive 20% off your total order. In addition to that, a number of in stock items will be on sale! Things like our exclusive Burning Godzilla from the Godzilla Vinyl Wars line, or the Shogun Warrior Boba Fett from Funko! You can apply the promo code to whatever the sale price is for even bigger discounts. Even brand new items arriving from NECA during the sale are applicable! Celebrate this great nation's day of independence by partaking in rabid consumerism, the way God and the Founding Fathers intended! 

NOTE: Sale is open to US customers only. Promo code not applicable to new or existing pre-orders, or special order items. 

GODZILLA OBLIVION # 4 SPECIAL G-FEST GIVE AWAY!

Michael Cherkowsky
SURPRISE! We're going to have TWO GODZILLA OBLIVION #4 covers for G-fest. What the hell is happening exactly? Read more below! 

SURPRISE! We're going to have TWO GODZILLA OBLIVION #4 covers for G-fest. What the hell is happening exactly? Read more below! 

ATTENTION G-FEST ATTENDEES! 

As some of you are already aware, Vampire Robots has commissioned a special exclusive cover of IDW's GODZILLA OBLIVION issue number 4, with art by comic artist, G-fest regular, and all around mad man Jeff Zornow. Limited to 1200 copies, and only $5, these will be available exclusively at the Vampire Robots table at G-fest july 15th through the 17th. 

However! Today we are also announcing that the first 50 people to stop by the Vampire Robots table will ALSO get an additional variant cover of GODZILLA OBLIVION issue number 4...

GODZILLA OBLIVION #4 Michael Walsh Variant Cover

GODZILLA OBLIVION #4 Michael Walsh Variant Cover

So what do those first 50 attendees have to do to get this fine item? Well, its FREE! Free with any purchase of $10.00 or more that is...The first 50 attendees to spend $10 or more at the Vampire Robots tables, starting G-Fest Friday, July 15th, will get this variant cover with their purchase. 

Since we'll only have 50 copies available, there is honestly a very good chance you will miss out, if you do, don't dispair! We'll be donating an additional 20 copies to that wonderful gentleman David Nunes and his "G-FANS Helping G-FANS" initiative. You'll have an extra 20 chances to get a copy the rest of the weekend, and you'll be helping a good cause too! You can find out more about G-Fest, and how you can also contribute to G-Fans Helping G-Fans here.

 

GODZILLA OBLIVION #4 Vampire Robots Exclusive Cover, art by Jeff Zornow

GODZILLA OBLIVION #4 Vampire Robots Exclusive Cover, art by Jeff Zornow

Of course, you'll still be able to pick up our exclusive variant cover of GODZILLA OBLIVION issue number 4 all weekend long, or while supplies last at least. 

As always, for more updates on this, and other products and events, subscribe to our blog, Dispatches From Master Control! 

*Please note that the Michael Walsh variant cover is NOT a Vampire Robots exclusive. It's a general retailer variant and shipped to retailers on 6/22/16*

X-PLUS GODZILLA PRE-ORDER PRICE ADJUSTMENT

Michael Cherkowsky
Godzilla'92 & Godzilla'84 30cm Vinyl Figures from X-plus, currently available for Pre-Order at Vampire Robots.

Godzilla'92 & Godzilla'84 30cm Vinyl Figures from X-plus, currently available for Pre-Order at Vampire Robots.

So we've made a price adjustment here at Vampire Robots on the following two X-Plus Godzilla figures. Originally solicited from Diamond Comics Distributors as $169.99 MSRP, they've been adjusted to $160.00. Our pre-order price on each is $160 Shipped in the US ($195 shipped overseas). 

Godzilla'84

ETA: 11/30/2016

$160 Shipped in the US ($195 overseas)

 

Godzilla'92

ETA: 1/27/2017

$160 Shipped in the US ($195 overseas)
 

 

If you already pre-ordered these guys with us, you don't need to do anything. Your order total has already been adjusted accordingly. As always, prices and release dates are subject to change. For up to date news, subscribe to our blog  (right there, on your right!). 

X-PLUS GODZILLA: THE NEXT WAVE FROM DIAMOND...

Michael Cherkowsky

Like terrible Godzilla himself, the next wave of X-Plus reissues through Diamond have made themselves known to us. While we've all been toiling away, dealing with the current crop of crazy Kaiju, this next batch hath emerged from the murky depths. All you can do now is, evacuate your loved ones to safety (and also so they don't see the bill), place your pre-order, and then stand around pensively, like a Japanese Bureaucrat in a bunker under the Diet Building...

so now, here they are, the next wave of 30cm X-Plus Godzilla figures, listed in order of estimated release date, along with a link to pre-order them with Vampire Robots!
 

GODZILLA'84 ETA:11/30/2016

$160 Shipped in the US. 

 

GODZILLA'92 ETA: 1/25/2017

$160 Shipped in the US. 

Godzilla'99 ETA:3/29/2017

$160 Shipped in the US!

Godzilla'04 ETA: 5/29/2017

$160 Shipped in the US! 

"Sakai Collection" Godzilla'89

Special Pre-Order Price: $215 Shipped in the US!

ETA: 2/22/2017

"Sakai Collection" Godzilla'91

Special Pre-Order Price: $215 Shipped in the US!

ETA: 4/26/2017

As with all pre-orders, prices and arrival dates are subject to change. Be sure to suscribe to our blog to get updates on these products, and more from Vampire Robots! 

VAMPIRE ROBOTS MEMORIAL DAY SALE!

Michael Cherkowsky

Memorial Day...its about honoring our Veterans, getting together with friends & family, maybe having a BBQ (pictured above), but most of all, its about SALES! What better way to honor our military than to buy some imported Japanese Toys, or some vintage Kenner Star Wars stuff? They gave their all so you could do this, so why aren't you doing it...?

Perhaps some special promo codes will nudge you along? We'll even start the sale early. Sound good? OK! So starting Saturday, May 21st at 7:00AM EST, use the promo code "NIGHTOFTHEVAMPIREROBOTS" to receive 20% off your total order. Not enough? Well, apply the promo code "EYEHEARTVAMPIREROBOTS" to any order of $300 or more to get FREE SHIPPING! Both promo codes are good until 11pm EST on 6/5/2016. Please Note: Sale is open to US residences only. Codes are good for in stock merchandise only. Not applicable to new or existing pre-orders. 

GODZILLA: OBLIVION # 4 VAMPIRE ROBOTS EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL

Michael Cherkowsky
Godzilla: Oblivion #4 cover, art by Jeff Zornow

Godzilla: Oblivion #4 cover, art by Jeff Zornow

At last, the secret...REVEALED! Vampire Robots has been cooking up something different for this year's summertime exclusive, and its time to show it to you all! What we have here is a "Vampire Robots Convention Exclusive" cover for IDW's GODZILLA: OBLIVION # 4, art rendered by 2015 Ghastly Award winner Jeff Zornow, hand picked for the assignment by the Master Controller himself, Michael. 

 

When discussing what exactly the cover should be, including what one could get away with, within the parameters of the OBLIVION'S storyline (which involves parallel universes), it was decided that the cover would be a tribute of sorts to the late Noriyoshi Ohrai and his fantastic Heisei era Godzilla art. In particular, it would reference the beautiful advanced art design for 1989's GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE...seen here...

Advanced Art Style poster for GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE by Noriyoshi Ohrai

Advanced Art Style poster for GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE by Noriyoshi Ohrai

Featuring the "Flowering" or rosebud form of Biollante, which is rarely depicted in merchandise, and the '85, or "84Goji" suit from 1984's RETURN OF GODZILLA (a.k.a. GODZILLA 1985), a Godzilla design popular amongst Godzilla nerds who came of age in the 1980s, including VR's own Master controller....

 

Jeff Zornow's uncolored version of this exclusive variant cover art... 

Jeff Zornow's uncolored version of this exclusive variant cover art... 

So how do you get this fabulous thing? Simple, you have to come to G-Fest, being held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, July 15th to 17th. As stated above, its a "Convention Exclusive", (we weren't allowed to call it a "G-Fest Exclusive") and it debuts there first! 

Limited to a print run of only 1,200 copies, and available on a first come, first serve basis, this is sure to be one of the rarer GODZILLA: OBLIVION chase variants. How much will such a wonderful and unique souvenir from G-Fest XXIII set you back??? Why, you can get this funny book for only FIVE DOLLARS! That's right! $5.00, bagged and boarded (What? you thought this was going to be some ridiculous, overpriced Marmit?) You can even go get it signed by the cover artist himself! You'll be able to find Vampire Robots in the Dealers Room at G-fest, in the same spot we had last time, and remember...

ZORNOW MUST BE DESTROYED! 


Update: 4:38pm EST...
 

Updated with comic's title and our logo on cover...

Updated with comic's title and our logo on cover...

VAMPIRE ROBOTS VS. TOYFAIR 2016

Michael Cherkowsky
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The new ice age is finally here. We've been warned and warned and warned...but we didn't listen. The Northeast corridor is now a frozen Hellscape. So what better way to celebrate our return to the hunter gatherer way of life than with TOYFAIR! 

Master Controller Mike once again fought off Mattel bred Mutants and now Woolly Mammoths to find out what the latest and greastest things we will be spending money on, instead of food and clean water...

Let's start again with the reason why most of you are here, Diamond X-Plus line of Godzilla figures. In addition to previous announced, forthcoming figures for this year, Diamond also had three Godzilla figures on display, Godzilla'84, Godzilla'04 and the Sakai Godzilla'89 27cm figure (a big surprise in and of itself). No release date or MSRP on any of these yet, but they will likely ship in the third or fourth quarter, so we should see more info this spring...

Group shot, Sakai Godzilla'89, FW Gigan, Gigan'72, Godzilla'84, Godzilla'04

Group shot, Sakai Godzilla'89, FW Gigan, Gigan'72, Godzilla'84, Godzilla'04

Gigan'72, ETA 3/16/16

Gigan'72, ETA 3/16/16

Final War Gigan ETA 7/2016

Final War Gigan ETA 7/2016

Godzilla'84 No ETA, No MSRP. MAY have a hinged jaw joint...

Godzilla'84 No ETA, No MSRP. MAY have a hinged jaw joint...

Godzilla'04, No ETA, No MSRP

Godzilla'04, No ETA, No MSRP

From Left to Right, Titanosaurus, Spacegodzilla, Rodan'68, Kiryu Mechagodzilla  Also featured, VP Godzilla'65 from GVW, along with MH Godzilla'89, and MH Godzilla'68 Giant, who appears to be a future addition to the GVW EX line... 

From Left to Right, Titanosaurus, Spacegodzilla, Rodan'68, Kiryu Mechagodzilla

Also featured, VP Godzilla'65 from GVW, along with MH Godzilla'89, and MH Godzilla'68 Giant, who appears to be a future addition to the GVW EX line... 

Diamond also had a fully painted prototype of their Ghosbusters rooftop diorama scene. In order to build this, you need to get every figure in the line, and only from specialty retailers like us! Series one is out now. Series two, which features Venkman, Egon, and Dana as Zuul, should ship in June, with series three, featuring Slimer, a second version of Ray, and Janine. "Dickless" Peck, and Gozer will likely be part of an eventual series 4...

Also featured at their booth, but we were forbidden from taking photos of is the Diamond Select Toys PULP FICTION figures. The line up will seem to include two versions of Vincent & Jules, The Wolf, and Marcellus Wallace. No word yet on if Zed & The Gimp will see action figure forms...

Diamond Select Toys is also planing a Select figure of Khan from STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN. We were asked to also not photograph that figure, as like the PULP FICTION line, they are still pending licensing & likeness approval. 

 

Now here is Master Controller Mike's FAVORITE thing at Toyfair! Mezco's 24" Gigantor line of figures! YES! This is an entire series of Shogun Warrior sized Gigantors! No MSRPs or ETAs on these yet, but we WILL carry these when they are available. 

Moving on to NECA's booth, they featured series 8 of their ALIEN line, all from ALIEN 3. This wave will consist of shaved head Ripley, a Weyland-Yutani Soldier, and a revamped Dog Alien. This set lands this summer and we'll carry it! 

Weyland-Yutani Soldier

Weyland-Yutani Soldier

Ripley

Ripley

Dog Alien, with queen facehugger and dogburster 

Dog Alien, with queen facehugger and dogburster 

1/4 Xenomorph Warrior from ALIENS 

1/4 Xenomorph Warrior from ALIENS 

Prototype 1/4 scale Donatello from the 90s Ninja Turtles movies. 

Prototype 1/4 scale Donatello from the 90s Ninja Turtles movies. 

Also featured at NECA's booth was their 1/4 Hulk from AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Bill and Ted 8" Retro style figure set from BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, a 1/4 scale Donnie from the original TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES movie. Not featured at their booth, but debuted on their Twitter page was a Working In Progress Godzilla'01, which they estimate to have on the market by July...

Overall, not a HUGE toyfair event. A lot of BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF BRO DOWN merchandise, too much to even bother taking pictures of as it all just blurred together at a certain point. Disappointedly, there seemed to be no GODZILLA: RESURGENCE merchandise on display. It could've potentially been inside Bandai's weird mini funhouse fortress in the center of the show, but they're appointment only, and if you're not Toys R Us, you're not getting that appointment...

Below is a random sampling of photos from all over the show. Enjoy! 

BB-88 Ice Cube Molds from Koto inc. 

BB-88 Ice Cube Molds from Koto inc. 

ALIEN Big Chap mini figures from Koto Inc 

ALIEN Big Chap mini figures from Koto Inc 

VAMPIRE ROBOTS SUPER FABULOUS POST-HOLIDAY SALE!

Michael Cherkowsky

ATTENTION EARTH! 

As you might know, 2015 is drawing to a close. It's been a wild year, full of triumph, tribulation, and one or more internet fights. Lots of great stuff came into our clutches in 2015 and we passed it along to you, the consumer. 

As 2015 ends, we've got remainders to clear out. So we've got a new discount code, for a stunning 25 percent off! That's right! Apply the promo code "RESURGENCE" at checkout on your order to get your discount. 

But wait! THERE'S MORE! In addition to 25% off your total, use the promo code "SHIN CHERKOWSKY" on any order totaling $500.00 or more, and get FREE SHIPPING! Now you might be saying to yourself "$500? PFFFFT! No way I can do that!" But you can! Heck, two items on the site can put you over the top on this one! 

Why are we offering these tremendous deals to you? Well, it's because Michael loves you, all of you (YES! Even YOU, smelly guy at Monster Mania who asked a bunch of weird questions and then never bought anything!)! Also, so many of you pre-ordered so many X-Plus Godzilla figures, or upcoming Godzilla Vinyl Wars, and there's lots of yet-to-be-announced things afoot, that our current warehouse space is exhausted. We'll be moving to a new space in 2016, and the idea of lugging everything across town is giving Michael, the Master Controller, a belly ache. 

So get some stuff! Get some deals! Get it out of here! Both Discount codes are good starting 12/28, and will run through 1/8/16. Happy New Year! 

NOTE: Discount codes ONLY apply to in-stock merchandise. You CANNOT use them on pre-orders.

REVENGE OF THE PRE-ORDERS!

Michael Cherkowsky

ATTENTION EARTH!

Starting Today, we're taking pre-orders again through the website. That's right! We're almost like a normal toy retail website! As some of you may or may not remember, we took pre-orders on a number of items earlier this year, but due to some techincal difficulties, we were forced to scrap the software we were using, and implement a more...grass roots...style, taking orders via social media and email. Now that things are a bit more sorted out, we've been able to relaunch the pre-order page with some new items on there. 


 

You'll notice that there are three X-Plus reissues from Diamond available there. Anguirus'68, Rodan'68 and Titanosaurus. These are three of our best sellers, so we thought it appropriate to have them be in the vanguard for the roll out of the new and improved pre-order page.  Unfortunately, these won't qualify for the free shipping promotion we were running on this wave of figures, BUT, your pre-order includes a flat $15.00 shipping fee within the US. Not a bad deal considering the size and weight of these suckers! (overseas orders are a flat $50.00 shipping fee)

If you're reading this and previously placed a pre-order on one or all of these X-Plus figures via Paypal, not to worry, your order is still safe and sound, and it still qualifies for the the free domestic shipping promotion. 

Also available is the BREAKING BAD Heisenberg 1/6 figure from ThreeZero. It's sort of a quick turn around on this item, as it is due in late November, so if you've been on the fence about ordering this guy, now is the time do so! 

 

There is also a pair of Universal Monsters figures from Diamond Select Toys, The Wolfman and The Mummy! Both are brand news sculpts with 16 points of articulation. Due out in Mid-November, they're a short turn around,  BUT, you can pre-order them now for $35 shipped, anywhere in the US! 

There will be more items added to the pre-order page in the coming weeks and months, so make sure to bookmark it, and make sure to subscribe to Dispatches From Master Control, as we'll do a news blast on new additions periodically.