Joe, Phil and I just landed in Philly after a red-eye flight back from San Diego. I’m running on zero sleep so I’ll apologize in advance for any errors in this post.
Comic-Con was a major success for Applehead Factory this year, with both Teddy Scares and Tofu sales and brand awareness. Mid afternoon on the first official day of the show we sold out of the Tofu the Vegan Zombie vinyl toy. Within the next couple of days we had completely sold out of all the plush key-chains, shirts, bags and other Tofu merchandise. We even sold the display unit to a persuasive customer. We received a massive amount of requests for additional Tofu merchandise and are already discussing plans for new Tofu goodies to be released soon. If you missed out on getting your hands on the toy at the show, no worries…. Head on over to our online store now to get your very own Tofu the Vegan Zombie toy.
Applehead Factory has even bigger Tofu related news from the show that we will be announcing soon and couldn’t be more excited. We will be releasing a press release with details so keep a look out over on the Tofu Facebook page for the latest news. Also be sure to “like” the page to help us grow the Facebook friends of Tofu.
Tofu the Vegan Zombie also got a plug by Tim Mudd in his Comic-Con 2011: Day Four Wrap-Up & Aftermath. Big thanks to Tim for spending some time atthe booth and for helping to spread the word about our friendly zombie.
Probably my most memorable Tofu moment at the show was when Morgan Spurlock stopped by the booth to buy a Vinyl Tofu toy. You may recognize him from his movies like Super Size Me and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. Below is a snapshot of Me, Morgan and Tofu at the Booth.
The booth was pretty much non-stop traffic from the start of each day till the end. We had to constantly restock the tables throughout each day to make sure our customers were seeing everything we had to offer. You can see some of the Teddy Scares merchandise in this online gallery. Here is a photo of Phil in the booth just before the start of Preview Night:
And here is what the booth looked like 98% of the time:
Thanks to our friends Mike and Steve at the DAVE School, We had copies of the Teddy Scares and Tofu the Vegan Zombie animated short to hand out to our customers. People really dig the movies and it was extremely cool of the school to supply them. Big thanks guys!
We had little to no time for breaks at the show so most of our meals consisted of fresh vegetable and fruit juice from a great place called the Juice Joint on Sixth Ave. If you’re ever in San Diego be sure to swing by and tell them the Applehead guys sent you. I became addicted to the shots of Wheat Grass and some of my favorite juices were the Volcano, Get Up and Go, Chris Favorite and Crazy Mango. We were so happy with the place that we handed out flyers at our booth and encouraged customers to take a trip down to the Juice Joint to get juiced.
Quite a few DAVE School graduates stopped by the booth which is always cool. Big thanks to Ed, Brian, Chris, James and others for taking the time to swing by and say hello. Nick and Davis from Stereo D swung by the show and made time for dinner one night. It was great hearing details about what Nick has been working on even though I have been catching his name in the credits lately.
Applehead Factory’s 2011 Comic-Con Exclusive appeared to be a hit at the show, but if you missed out don’t worry. We brought a few back home to Philly and will be making them available online. You can read about the exclusive here: Vinyl Abuse
Although I was stuck at the booth for almost the entire show, I did get a chance to spend some time with Dustin and his wife who were setup at their booth showing off two cool properties… Poker with Bob and the Banzai Chicks. Poker with Bob is an amazingly fun app that is a must have. Check out the site here: Poker With Bob online. Both are very cool properties so be sure to “like” them on Facebook.
I hope you’ve enjoyed a little taste of my 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. There is quite a lot more I’d love to write and post pictures about but I have a week’s worth of catching up to do. Be sure to visit the following Facebook pages for more photos and details: