Tiny Ghost from Bimtoy.com #TinyGhost
June 1, 2017

It’s always fascinating for me to watch something go from idea, to concept to fully realized product.  It’s kind of like discovering a cool band before they get popular.  The Tiny Ghost vinyl figure is sort of like that for me.

Back in October of 2015 my friend Reis O’Brien, the man behind Bimtoy.com and a designer for Funko by day, was looking for a fun project to keep his creative juices flowing as well as help him celebrate Halloween, his favorite holiday.  He came up with his ‪#‎dailyghostdoodle‬ art project where each day of the month of October he would do a little doodle of a difference ghost, using his “Tiny Ghost” idea as the form to start from.

He also did a handful more ghosts for the Christmas holiday that year.   His friends all really enjoyed the project and looked forward to each new installment, which lead him to self publish a book of the Ghost Doodles.

From there he made some vinyl stickers of the Tiny Ghost design as well as some enamel pins and that ultimately lead to doing a vinyl art toy of the Tiny Ghost in late 2016.   Reis was kind enough to send us a Tiny Ghost figure to AFi HQ and we love it!   While it has a place of prominence in our Halloween displays we love it so much it is out on display 365 days a year!  The simple, elegant design is so much fun in 3 dimensions and the packaging is great too.   I always get a lot of compliments on this piece from anyone who sees it.

PACKAGING:

 THE FIGURE:

At the time of the original release of the figure there were two limited edition versions in silver and gold:

Now the big news – The regular OG white Tiny Ghosts are back in stock on Bimtoy.com, AND later today there will be a new drop of 2 new limited edition Tiny Ghosts: Green Glow and X-Ray.  These won’t last long.  See below for the sale details:

The NEW 5″ Tiny Ghost vinyls drop THIS THURSDAY, June 1st at 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST). Green Glow LE 150 pieces.
X-Ray LE 100 pieces. $30 each!

Here they are! The new Tiny Ghost 5″ vinyls! Green Glow and X-Ray go on sale this coming Thursday! New OG white ghosts in stock! And get this Pink Glow this September at @rosecitycc! Stay tuned for updates! #tinyghost #bimtoy

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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