Bob’s Blog #1: Meet Bob

By Shahriar Fouladi

Hi there. My name is Bob. Do I look familiar? Well, I should! If you’re a Cryptozoic fan, I’ve been hanging out in the logo for 10 years now.

Yep, that’s me! I’m the skeletal disembodied head (with a horn and tie) staring at you on almost every single Cryptozoic product, email, social media post, and webpage. I’ve been at every event and trade show. I see all. I know all.

I even appeared on a bloody card in the second Epic Spell Wars game.

Bob ESW2

I’m generally not that angry, but, you know, sometimes things get heavy and I need to come in to bust some heads. Don’t worry . . . they’re bad dudes. Most of the time.

I had a rough few years when people were worried I might be too “edgy” or “scary,” and they started to phase me out, replacing me with a shield with a big ole “C.” Look at it. Pretty eh, don’t you think? Happily for yours truly, the Cryptozoic team realized last year that a “C” isn’t exactly distinctive and scaring little kids really isn’t that bad. So, they learned to embrace me and the special creepy vibe I bring. I mean, if a company has a super weird skull as part of its logo, the people working there must be pretty cool. At least that’s my angle on it.

With my existence no longer in doubt, I’m breaking out (literally) in a big way this year after a decade of being pretty silent. You’re going to see me show up in all sorts of cool ways in Cryptozoic’s games, trading cards, and collectibles in 2020. Speaking of which, I have my own 5-inch figure coming as part of the upcoming Cryptkins Unleashed release. There’s Bigfoot, Nessie, Mothman, Unicorn, etc. And then there’s me, stylin’ it up.

Cryptkins Unleashed

Yeah, I look a bit like Bob’s Big Boy statue after the world’s most extreme diet. I may not hold up giant hamburgers, but I have amazing upper body strength (even though technically I have no muscles) and will be presenting lots of awesome stuff from Cryptozoic in 2020.

How does it feel to have my own figure? Pretty damn good! Honestly, it’s nice to have a body—being a floating head is not all that it’s cracked up to be. I’m not exactly like the other Cryptkins Unleashed creatures from myth and folklore (for one thing, I LOVE to talk), but I think I look pretty good with them. My brand of handsomeness surely can only help sales.

I may show up on social media throughout the year to tell you how INCREDIBLE, AMAZING, FRICKIN’ MIND-BLOWING some of the Cryptozoic team’s products are. Rest assured, you can trust me; when a company’s strange logo comes to life and starts telling you things, you should listen!

I’m also going to be doing some amazing stunts to demonstrate the lengths I’ll go to show you how much I believe in the cool stuff we have coming this year. That’s me below jumping the Grand Canyon to show you there’s nothing off limits when it comes to getting you guys to buy Cryptozoic products. I’ll risk every bone in my bony body. Don’t try this at home, kids! I may be dead already or immortal, or something, so I’m gonna survive. Probably.

Bob Jumps Grand Canyon!

Until next time, Bob out!

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Shahriar's picture Shahriar Fouladi

Shahriar has been working as a writer and editor for Cryptozoic since 2014. When not berating people about incorrect usage of commas, he enjoys staring at walls, eating fruit, and telling toddlers he's taller than them. He also likes superheroes, comic books, TV shows, and Alfred Hitchcock movies. In his free time, you can usually find him hanging out with his wife Laura, enacting some sort of mischief together.