Atomic Misfit Curator Feature- November 2020 (1 of 2)
Have you met Atomic Misfit?
This inclusive new collectibles and lifestyle brand creates and curates everything wild, weird, whimsical, and wondrous to inspire you and your individual style. This one’s for all the chic, unique, and misfit geeks!
Every month, we will be sharing a spotlight of curated items chosen by a member of the Atomic Misfit team so you can get to know a little bit more about how we choose our favorite items to feature under the Atomic Misfit umbrella.
Get ready to meet this month’s featured curator, Kassidy D. from Sideshow’s Social Media team, whose horoscope, favorite colors, and love of the macabre influence her collection!
Please introduce yourself to our audience.
Hello there! My name is Kassidy D. I work in the Social Media department with some incredible folks, and I’m coming up on a year now with my time at the company!
What would you say are your three favorite pop culture fandoms/licenses?
Wow! Okay. *Cracks knuckles* Let’s get started.
So, this list changes quite often — my interests often wane and are piqued by whatever I’m sucked into at the moment. I’ll stick with genres, and go from there.
1. Video Games.
I love video games so much — from the architecture to the storytelling, immersion, to just about everything. I find myself often over-explaining how beautiful and incredible of a medium it is. I particularly love works of art that take multiple teams of creators – writers, voice actors, game developers, audio engineers, etc. – and come together into one whole. The fandom that I’m committed to the most strongly is Kingdom Hearts. If you’d like to hear someone unscramble a puzzle with just their words, just ask me about the story! At the moment, I have been exploring the world of Hyrule in Zelda: Breath of the Wild with an incredibly voracious appetite (or shall I say, Zoracious).
As I am a sucker for mediums that call for multiple teams of creators, television is no exception. I am most notably a fan of sitcoms: Parks & Recreation and Scrubs are oftentimes in competition for my number #1 spot. That being said, TV with longer structured episodes is also something I am deeply passionate about. I absolutely love shows that come from preexisting source material! Comic book adaptations like Umbrella Academy and The Boys have really taken my mental real estate by storm. I am also a die-hard fan of Twin Peaks, and am always in the mood to discuss the very contentious Laura Palmer murder.
Wow! I work for a collectibles company and I’m interested in collectibles? This is a new addition to my ever-shrinking mental real estate, however. I never realized how immersive and deep the storytelling can be when it comes to collectible items. Designer Toys take one of my favorite forms of art — humor and comedy — and bring it into a three-dimensional space. My mind is blown whenever we reveal a new art print. Furthermore, I’m on the verge of purchasing a few sixth scales, and I can also effectively say that this whole fascination with these collectibles started with the Geralt Ronin Statue by CD Projekt Red.
What from our catalogue would you recommend for likeminded collectors? What personally inspires you?
Recommendation #1: Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy Fine Art Print by John Keaveney (Sideshow)– I like pink, I like parties, I like these two girls, and I absolutely love the art design associated with them. John Keaveney absolutely knocked it out of the park with this fine art print, and there’s a strong possibility it will be making its way to my wall very soon.
Recommendation #2: Crabthulu! Terror of the Deep by Mike “Poopbird” Groves (Unruly Industries™)– My zodiac is a Cancer, meaning this Designer Collectible Toy is a must-have. At the same time, however, there is more to this figure that’s appealing than just the crabby subject, such as Easter eggs in the sculpt.
While the homage to the Cthulu is evident in the design, the ship that it is breaking is called the S.S. Lovecraft! CUTE. There’s a squid being held captive on the Crabthulu’s backside, which really makes me wonder about the backstory here. Overall, this piece captures the essence of that “humor” I was talking about. It’s cheeky, it’s fun, and it is a joke in 3D. The artist Poopbird knocked it out of the park with this design!
Recommendation #3: Mysterio’s Iron Man Illusion Sixth Scale Figure (Hot Toys)– The minute that I saw this piece, I thought: I. MUST. OWN. I get the feeling that a lot of Atomic Misfits have a taste for the macabre, and that’s why the undead Iron Man takes the #3 spot on my curation list!
I deeply admire that Hot Toys brings even small scenes from the film world into the collectibles space, like this quick appearance of Tony climbing from the grave in Spider-Man: Far From Home. I have a deep love for skull decor, making the small bit of skull peeking through his mask an unmistakable favorite!
Furthermore, with the sometimes lighthearted and jovial tune that MCU moves can take on (Endgame excluded), this bit of emotional manipulation on Mysterio’s part was a nice — and heart-wrenching — twist.
Anything else you’d like to share?
A secret to the world that no one really tells you at first: being yourself is always, without a doubt, in much better taste than being who you think the world would like to see.
Furthermore, the best people to surround yourself with are those who want to see you at your most authentic. I find that this becomes more evident in life when you gain a sense or feeling of belonging — and I hope that Atomic Misfits can be one of those places that provides that for you!
Come back later this month to meet more of the Atomic Misfit team with another curator spotlight!
Want to get involved with our curation spotlights? Atomic Misfit is all about inspiration and we’d love to hear what inspires YOU! Take the Atomic Misfit Curator Survey and tell us what makes you an Atomic Misfit, and what products from Sideshow.com you would recommend to fellow collectors to celebrate their unique fandom. We might feature your responses in a future community curation spotlight.
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