Designed by Gary Ham
Android: Trick or Treat Halloween Special Edition
While I don’t celebrate Halloween, All Saints’ & Souls’ days, I still got this Android Mini because of its design. This is by far the best custom design for Halloween by Android. And the artist is one of my favorites, Gary Ham.
Do you celebrate Halloween and all the Hallow days (Saints & Souls)? While North America does Trick-or-Treat, how do you celebrate it? Is it more of a customary tradition? or a Religious practice?
Did You Know?
Trick or Treat: The tradition of going from door to door receiving food already existed in Great Britain and Ireland in the form of “souling”, where children and poor people would sing and say prayers for the dead in return for cakes on All Souls Day. -Wikipedia
Did You Know?
Protestant Reformation Day:
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his famous 95-Thesis to the University’s bulletin board—the Castle Church door, formally challenging church leaders on the practice of selling indulgences and outlining the biblical doctrine of justification by grace alone. This act of nailing his Thesis to the church door has become a defining moment in Christian history, symbolic of the birth of the Protestant Reformation – Source
I’ve been so occupied with revamping our sun-room lately, that’s why I haven’t stayed online that much. Although I shopped online a lot this week. Anyways. Today I’m showcasing my Chinese Android Minis. I’ve collected these for the past couple years. They are all special editions of Andrew Bell’s Android Minis. Whenever they went on sale, they pretty much were sold out within couple minutes.
Chinese Android Minis
Fu Lu Shou: Fu (Good Fortune or Blessings/Red), Lu (Prosperity/Blue), Shou (Longevity/Yellow)
Chinese New Year 2012: Year of Dragon. The Three gods are probably my favorite of them all. This edition was sold out within 1 minute. This was the set where I cried bucket of tears. I literally watched for the times (twice) it went on sale and they were already sold out by the time I checked out. So these little guys I got off Ebay.. of course, pricier than what it supposed to cost. Though I wish I got the very first edition, Cai Shen, but he sells for $30-50 online. Designed by Andrew Bell.
Left to Right: Gold Luck Cat/ Prosperity in Business, Go Go China, White Lucky Cat/ Purity or General Good Luck, Yellow Lucky Cat/ Luck in Marriage, Dancing Lion 2013
The two red Android Minis are designed by Andrew Bell for China’s National Holidays. The rest are only few among Shane Jessup’s Lucky Cat series. They do come in different shades but I just picked White and Gold since those are very rare colors of Android Minis.
Let me get this straight though. I don’t believe in Luck!.
Since Dancing Lion was sold out at DeadZebra, I went ahead and got this little dude off Ebay… Of course the price was doubled but that was the cheapest. Dead Zebra releases a special edition of Android Mini every Christmas/New Year, Halloween, and Chinese/Lunar New Year. And Dancing Lion is for the Lunar New Year. Of all the Lunar’s edition, I don’t have Cai Shen, which was the first edition. He does retail for $40.00 or more at Ebay.. and I think that’s a ridiculous price for a toy that’s why I’m just gonna pass.
So here’s Dancing Lion… designed by Andrew Bell. Every figure comes with one of the 7 random messages/scrolls. Since it’s written on Chinese, I couldn’t figure out what the hidden message says.
Dancing Lion- with the scroll covered for the surprise message.
Dancing Lion- with the surprise message.