Happy 15th Birthday Silent Hill!

Posted By: Whitney   January 31st, 2014 | 8:07 am


15 years ago today my favorite video game series started with the release of Silent Hill on the Playstation in the United States! It’s amazing how long this franchise has come with 8 (core) games, several spin offs and two movies!


This franchise has had its ups and downs, at which points will vary from fan to fan, and I’m glad I was able to enjoy the ride right from the beginning.

There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t find myself interacting in some small way with the fandom. My love for the series has given me great reasons to travel, inspired me to write, review and even make podcasts, and most importantly through the mutual love of the games many wonderful friendships have started. Silent Hill is so ingrained in my day-to-day life (“Oh I need to write a newspost!” “ooo I must share that on the SHHS facebook” “I have to record a podcast that day!”) that I can’t imagine what my life would have been like if I didn’t pick up the first game 15 years ago.

Thanks for the memories, friendships, and the constant inspiration… Happy birthday Silent Hill!

Silent Hill Historical Society Gift Shop Now Open!

Posted By: Whitney   January 25th, 2014 | 5:22 pm


I’ve opened a Zazzle and Redbubble store. There not a lot up there right now but I plan on making more Silent Hill related designs for shirts and stuff :)

Zazzle Store
Redbubble Store

Pictures of the Final Version of Gecco’s Heather Statue

Posted By: Whitney   January 24th, 2014 | 12:05 pm

Here’s what the final Heather Statue looks like! I have to say it is an improvement from the production sample photos we saw in November but it’s still not as gorgeous as the paint job in the original sample. Though difference is quality between the final product and samples are to be expected. Overall I’m still pleased with the statue though and can’t wait to own her and see the paint job in person.

Source (Hobby Search)

Gecco & Toymunkey Partnership is Still Terminated

Posted By: Whitney   January 18th, 2014 | 1:09 am


After months of silence Toymunkey Studios, the former US distributor of Gecco’s Silent Hill themed merchandise, updated their facebook page Thursday afternoon assuring fans open and new orders will be fulfilled or refunded from this point forward:


Additionally, a slew of images of Gecco’s upcoming Heather statue were uploaded but as of Friday afternoon all have been removed from the page. This new activity certainly got fans talking and hopes rose with in the community that maybe Toymunkey and Gecco had worked things out since the termination of their partnership last October.

I sent an email to Gecco asking whether their partnership with Toymunkey was renewed and find out a possible a window fans outside of Japan could expect to see their new merchandise for sale domestically. What I learned however was that Toymunkey’s termination from last October still stands:

SHHS: “Is Toymunkey working with you again to distribute the Heather and Robbie statues and the Gecco products in the US and other countries?”

Gecco:”No, we’ll never ever work with Toymunkey [again]. We are preparing [to sell] our products in the US and other countries with a new partner.”

So as of right now there’s no named distributor for Gecco’s products outside of Japan but Gecco is in the process of forming a new partnership. If you are looking to order the new Heather and Robbie statues you will have to import them from Japan as Toymunkey will not be distributing them.

I’m really confused by Toymunkey’s actions…Was there maybe some sort of miscommunication? I’m not sure what all this means in regards to their promise to fulfill or refund outstanding orders but I will keep you all updated when and if I hear anything more.

Source (Gecco)

Interview with Insert Coin

Posted By: Whitney   December 23rd, 2013 | 10:25 am


The folks at Insert Coin were kind enough to make time and do a short email interview with me and I got the answers back last week. :)


SHHS: The Silent Hill Historical Society and Lakeview Hotel tees have already released so I think the most burning question would have to be when the James Jacket is slated for release and any hints when pre-orders will open? I also saw on twitter that this jacket will have a limited run of only 100 any chance you guys will make another run more if they sell well?

Insert Coin: The Sunderland jacket and Radio Repairs tee are now live – but the initial preorders are already pretty much sold out. All is not lost though, we are definitely making more – this is just the premier run and we know more people will want this. SH fans can expect another run in 2014.

SHHS: So far your newest designs have been primarily inspired by Silent Hill 2, any chance you guys will have designs inspired by any of the other titles? Like maybe a Brahms Police Department shirt or Lakeside Amusement Park gear?

IC: We’re always looking to add new designs, so we’ll almost certainly introduce more from the SH franchise over the next few years.

SHHS: Any chance the Toluca Lake Tourist Info shirt and hoodie will see a re-release or come back in your new line re-designed?

IC: The Lakeview Hotel is the spiritual successor of the original design for Toluca Lake – and we’ll definitely always be inspired by that area.

SHHS: It’s really cool that your newest line is officially licensed by Konami, did they approach you guys to start Silent Hill themed apparel?

IC: We’ve been speaking with Konami for a long time now and we’re proud to be working alongside them on so many great franchise – not just SH, but also Zone of the Enders, Contra, Castlevania and hopefully more in the future too.

SHHS: Do you guys accept fan designs/ideas for new shirts? If so what would be the best way to contact you guys?

IC: We always love hearing from our community on what they’d like to see – through Facebook and Twitter or emails – but our team have normally been working on a project for several months before it’s even mentioned, so they’re usually well and truly on the case.

SHHS: Any chance the Silent Hill line will expand to other accessories: bags, robes etc?

IC: We’re always looking to broaden every range, so it’s entirely possible that other products will launch in the future.

SHHS: Any hints on what sort of Silent Hill gear we can expect in 2014?

IC: Well, we’ll start with the Sunderland jacket and tees – and if they get plenty of support, we’ll definitely be hitting another round of designs very soon.

Check out their entire Silent Hill line!

Pre-Order the James Sunderland Jacket and a new Tee from Insert Coin!

Posted By: Whitney   December 13th, 2013 | 11:30 am


It’s finally here! You can pre-order Insert Coin’s James Sunderland Jacket for $84! It looks really cool!


Also available is the Silent Hill Radio Repairs Tee in “Pyramid Red” for $30.80.


James and Eddie – A Holiday Bromance

Posted By: Whitney   December 13th, 2013 | 11:11 am


Eddie and James (Dave Schaufele and Guy Cihi) recording together again! Check out their holiday special video, A Holiday Bromance, presenting new dialog for several classic cut-scenes in Silent Hill 2. This twisted holiday journey revisits several fan-favorite lines, and reveals what might happen if a couple of guys got stuck in Silent Hill forever.

The HD video cut scenes were prepared by Fungo! If you haven’t already you should check out his brand new Twitch Channel, Play with Fungo and friends, to see the return of his reviews, a new video series called Fungo’s PBJ, and livestreams!

Very cool, let’s hope they make some more in the future :)

Voices in the Static – Questions for Jeff Danna?

Posted By: Whitney   December 13th, 2013 | 10:56 am


For the next Voices in the Static I will be interviewing Jeff Danna who worked with Akira Yamaoka to score both Silent Hill and Silent Hill Revelation 3D movies on Monday. If you guys have any burning questions be sure to leave them in the comments below and I will be sure to ask them during my interview!

Gecco Heather and Robbie Box Artwork Revealed!

Posted By: Whitney   December 10th, 2013 | 12:17 pm

Over on the Mameyorai Blog the box artwork for the upcoming Gecco Heather and Robbie statues have been revealed! I really like the designs.

Gecco Heather Packaging

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For the Heather box it looks like the Halo of the Sun will form the front window which is very reminiscent of the save screen in Silent Hill 3 the box. On the inside display the there is a bloody Seal of Metatron as seen in Brookhaven Hospital in Silent Hill 3. The back features promotional artwork of Heather in a wheelchair made by Masahiro Ito that has been used in ads for the game in the past and on the side we even get a recreation of one of Stanely’s love notes from Brookhaven Hospital introducing the staff behind the creation of the statue.

Gecco Robbie Packaging


There are three types of Robbie statues being released so there will also be three variations their packaging as well. All the boxes are set up like they are real souvenirs you might find in Sweet Factory Store in the Park! The front of the box features the sign from Lakeside Amusement Park with lights and curtains surrounding the large window. The back shows promotional artwork by Robbie the Rabbit designer, Usagi Tanaka, showing several bloody Robbie mascots in a bathtub.

The Bloodless Souvenir Version of the Robbie Statue, available only through mail over and limited to 300 pieces has packaging that is clean, bright and untouched by the Other World. The Silent Hill 3 and Robbie the Rabbit text is also white on the back artwork.

The normal bloody Pink edition of Robbie the Rabbit has both blood spattering and darkness tinging the outside of the box. The Silent Hill 3 and Robbie the Rabbit text is red on the back artwork.

The Blue version of Robbie the Rabbit only available through the Mamegyorai Store features a heavily rustier and bloody version of the box with a Blue Robbie Head on the front. On the back there’s a Blue Robbie among the mascot group and the Silent Hill 3 and Robbie the Rabbit text is red.

Source (Mameyorai Blog)

Hobby Search’s Gecco Robbie Statue Product Sample Review

Posted By: Whitney   December 6th, 2013 | 12:15 pm


Hobby Search posted photos and their thoughts on a production sample of the Robbie the Rabbit Statue due out in Japan February 2014.

Looking at the photos Robbie looks a lot closer to what I saw at Comic Con than the Heather statue production photos I shared in November.

He’s looking really good and if you are looking to pre-order a Robbie still he’s still available at Hobby Search on sale for approximately $108!

Source (Hobby Search Blog)

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