During the 111th Toy Fair, I was introduced to Mezco Toyz Living Dead Dolls. The line is a horror doll line created by Ed Long, Damien Glonek, and Michael “Mez” Markowitz. It was during this year’s Toy Fair that the line earned the Guinness World Record for being the world’s longest continually running series of horror themed collectible dolls. Needless to say, the every dolls is amazingly crafted and have spawned a board game, glasswares, school supplies, vinyl mini-figure, Halloween Costumes, and probably a whole lot more! Additionally, 2014 marks the 16th anniversary of the Living Dead Dolls and Mezco Toyz is hosting a bevy of events to celebrate.
On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, Mezco Toyz hosted the viewing of their anniversary Time Capsule “Casket” at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square Odditorium in New York City. Some fans in attendance were able to receive a special limited edition commemorative coin made in celebration of the 16th anniversary of the dolls as well as meet with Living Dead Dolls creators. In true Living Dead Dolls fashion, the time capsule was delivered in the infamous Hearsula, a Cadaveric Superior Hearse by Joe Baxter and Reaper’s Rides Hearse Limo Service.
So why are they searching for a crypt?
The Living Dead Dolls are searching for a privately owned, family mausoleum with an empty chamber to house the time capsule. The mausoleum must be located in either New Jersey or New York where the casket will be interred until June of 2064. That is when the casket will be removed in celebration of the 66.6th anniversary of the Living Dead Dolls. If you are a mausoleum owner who is interested in housing the time capsule, you are encouraged to contact Mezco Toyz at LivingDeadDollsCrypt [at] gmail [dot] com.
Below are a few shots taken during the Times Square event that were generously taken by photographer Heng Zheng.