As part of the yearlong celebration of the 16thanniversary of the Living Dead Dolls, Mezco Toyz preserved the dolls’ legacy in a most unusual fashion; a time capsule with a “deadly” twist.
Crafted in the style of old world woodworking artisans, the Living Dead Dolls time capsule was designed in the form of an antique “toe pincher” casket and featured an expertly appliquéd burnished metallic Living Dead Doll symbol on the lid. Unlike other time capsules which are enclosed in corner stones or planted beneath fairgrounds, Mezco has designed a unique plan for the Living Dead Doll artifacts; they will be interred in a mausoleum.
To kick-off the search for the special anniversary Living Dead Dolls’ tomb, Mezco revealed the uniquely crafted time capsule to the general public for the first time on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square Odditorium on 42nd Street in New York City.
The first 160 fans who came to view the display received a special limited edition commemorative coin made in celebration of the 16th anniversary of the dolls. Fans who attended the unveiling also received a 20 percent discount off admission to the Ripley’s Times Square museum.
The “casket” was delivered to Ripley’s Odditorium in the infamous Hearsula – The Cadaveric Superior Hearse by Joe Baxter and Reaper’s Rides Hearse Limo Service. This extraordinary vehicle remained at Ripley’s Times Square during the event so fans of the macabre may take photos. The creators of the Living Dead Dolls were also in attendance to sign autographs and pose with fans.
The Living Dead Doll Time Capsule contained artifacts from the sixteen year history of the dolls with a formal “burial” scheduled for later this year. Mezco and the Living Dead Dolls are searching for a privately owned, family mausoleum with an empty chamber to house the time capsule. Mausoleum owners who have an unused chamber and are interested in housing the time capsule are encouraged to contact Mezco Toyz at: LivingDeadDollsCrypt@gmail.com with details.
The mausoleum must be located in either New Jersey (the birthplace of The Living Dead Dolls) or in New York City (Mezco Toyz headquarters). The casket time capsule would be interred in the mausoleum until June of 2064. It would then be removed for the celebration of the 66.6th anniversary of The Living Dead Dolls.
In early February at the 111th New York International Toy Fair, The Living Dead Dolls received the world record certificate officially proclaiming them the “World’s Longest Continually Produced Series of Collectible Horror Themed Dolls.” A replica of the certificate will be among the artifacts preserved in the casket shaped time capsule.