Rob Jones, Co-Founder/Creative Director of Mondo (also known as MondoTees) recently released his Top 10 list of the best Mondo products released in 2018. For those of you unfamiliar with the brand, they are known for their stellar original posters (which sell out almost instantly and resell for at least triple their original price), T-shirts, some toys, and exclusive tchotchkes. The list shows off the company’s incredible products, and we at Toy Wizards knew we needed to share this countdown with our readers.
Now presented, in Rob’s own words, ten headlights from 2018 that froze him to the highway.
#1: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
#5: Waiting for Julien by Laurent Durieux
#6: Mr. Freeze 1/6 Scale Figure from BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Line
#8: GAME OF DEATH by Gabz
I used to write out Bruce Lee quotes to set atop my computer monitor. I hoped his thoughts could temper my will against smoking. They didn’t. Gabz hammered out an elegant traffic sign of a poster that demands respect of the legend. I might try hanging this in the office to see if it works better than my crummy notes.
#9: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
A TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE poster that clamps your attention without showing a chainsaw. Quite a trick. Sammelin’s fluid take of Leatherface inspires any witness to dance like nobody’s looking.
#10: Krampus Tiki Mug
Too many great tiki mugs offered this year to list, but Florian’s sculptural salute to his homeland’s most beloved paedophage seems most likely to leave the box and join his horned brethren in my office.
If I remain true to my usual caveat of including items likely finding a showcase in my house, then I’d choke the above list with all of our amazing BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN pieces this year. I’d be remiss not mentioning the macabre servings from Jonathan Burton, Ken Taylor, and Greg Ruth who all paid duty to the cult of Elsa. Also top hat tips to Dombrowski’s phantasmagoric DOCTOR STRANGE, 100% Soft’s(Truck Torrence) “something new every time you look” refreshing take on DIE HARD and Whalen’s Spider-Ham enamel pin.
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN by Jonathan Burton
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN by Ken Taylor
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN by Greg Ruth
DOCTOR STRANGE by Johnny Dombrowski
DIE HARD by 100% Soft
Spider-Ham Enamel Pin by Tom Whalen
Because come on– look at it.