Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 29th, 2008
I love Yetis. It all began for me with the Yeti, in March 1960. Yetis are an important culturally significant symbol of humans, cryptozoology, adventure, fun, and the unknown. For some reason, I find the following Gama-Go figurine quite appealing.
The Big Vinyl Yeti will be available for preorder on Thursday, October 30th at 11am Pacific Time, 12 noon Mountain, 1 pm Central, 2 pm Eastern Time. All orders placed during the following seven days will be guaranteed a Yeti figure and will receive a free black Yeti Ice Cave tee. Limit one shirt per customer.
If you want the free shirt with your pre-order, be sure to make note of the gender (M or F) and size (S, M, L, or XL only) you’d prefer in the customer comments field of the order form.
Produced in collaboration with Ningyoushi in an edition of 1000, this imposing vinyl figure is one sweet Yeti. A commanding 9.5″ high, it features posable arms, a menacing scowl, removable light-up torch, and comes packaged in a stellar peek-through ice cave box.
Figure is about 9.5″ to top of head, 11″ to tip of torch, and 8″ deep. Box is 9″ x 9″ x 12.5″.
Try their website for your orders or their toll-free customer service number: 1-888-742-6246.
Hey, I hope you readers out there buy up all 1000 or so of these Yetis, but do save one for the International Cryptozoology Museum, PO Box 360, Portland, ME 04112.
Disclaimer: Loren Coleman doesn’t get any money from the sale of this Big Vinyl Yeti, but I do get joy from knowing they will be going to good homes.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.