Thursday, February 16, 2017

These ain't your grandma's dolls

New buddies

@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

From time to time I come across some cool wrestling related products. When a fan is behind the creation it's, even better. I've talked before about Wrassle Roos and Pro Wrestling Tees. Today, it's all about a new line of toys that are sure to catch on with indy fans.

"Gentleman" Jervis Cottonbelly
A few years ago I met a guy named Corey Rae Jepsen. He's a huge wrestling fan from the St. Louis area. He'd come to some of the All American Pro Wrestling shows back when I was doing commentary in 2011 and '12. We've chatted in person a few times but have mostly stayed in touch through social media. He recently shared a pic on his Instagram page (@coreyraejepsen) of a Jervis Cottonbelly Fainting Buddy. It's a throwback to the old Wrestling Buddies but features the Chikara Pro legend. 

Corey & Christopher
Corey tells me he taught himself how to sew and makes each of the buddies himself. The Gentleman has signed off on the idea too. Corey is a unique guy with a lot of cool ideas. You can also get a Blue Tobias Bud (from Arrested Development) and an 808S Ye Bud (Kanye West). Check out his site and show him some love on social media. He says more characters are on the way. Oh, he also has a bud in his likeness along with his friend Christopher. 

The buddies come in two sizes. Lil' buddies are 8.25 inches, the BIG BUD is twice the size. Each is made with cotton fabric and polyester stuffing. Perhaps I can convince Corey to make a My 1-2-3 Cents Monkey (still, needs a name) Buddy!


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