We just arrived back from a whirlwind weekend down at San Diego Comic-Con with Munky King!
On Thursday, July 22, we kicked off the weekend of Comic-Con madness with Munky King’s “Omi Unmasked” party at Bar Basic. Tons of fans waited anxiously for the giftbags that included schwag not only from Munky King, but also from MINDstyle, Vannen Watches, Gelaskins, and much more!
Of course, the entire night was dedicated to the release of the Omi!
The Omi presents an innovative new platform that blurs the line between art and toys, uniquely designed to give collectors the freedom to create and collaborate the Omi how they choose. The DIY version of the Om, which was released at Comic-Con, offers a blank canvas with limitless customizing capabilities. The silhouette can be altered by choosing from the Series 1 accessories, which include the Monkey, Bear, Cat, and Horns. Unlike other vinyl toys, the Omi comes with a frame for collectors to display in the home as a 3D painting by itself, but can also be fitted to a larger 16-piece display frame, called the Omi Wall, or snapped together with another Omi Mask and transform into a Weeble Wobble.
Live paintings on giant omi-shaped canvases were the highlight of the party, featuring Dave Flores, Angry Woebots, Yoskay Yamamoto, and Joe Ledbetter!
Check out some of our favorite photos from the night!
Munky King staff, artists, and friends pose for the camera! Photo by Dominick Valentic.
Angry Woebots stands next to his squinty angry panda painting!
Live paintings from the party. Yoskay Yamamoto finishes up his piece. Photo by Valerie Durham
Attendees mask up for the party. Photo by Valerie Durham
Chubby Bunny with some awesome attendees. Photo by Valerie Durham
You can see more photos from not only the Omi Unmasked party, but also from the Munky King booth itself! Check it out on our Flickr, or also on Munky King’s website!
There were TONS of amazing photos taken throughout the night as well! Check out these links below! If you’ve done a writeup or posted photos about the event, please let us know so we can add you, as well!
LA Weekly Style Council: Comic Con Exclusives
LA Weekly Style Council: Comic Con 2010 Street Fashion
Thanks again to everyone for a super fun Comic-con! See you all there in 2011… but we think next year, we’ll try to sleep a bit more…!
For more information on how to purchase the omi, or any other of Munky King’s awesome products, you can visit them on the web at http://www.munkyking.com, or check out their awesome shop at 7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7513.