Hear the bells…See these claws…Feel these fangs…then Hop Like a Ghost! This is an Officially Licensed Osaka Popstar Vinyl Figure.
Osaka Popstar presents “Hopping Ghosts” the new Ltd Ed. 8” vinyl figure that comes complete with its own punk-rock theme song!
Chinese vampire mythology takes a spin through the mind of Osaka Popstar creator/frontman John Cafiero—who designed the figure and penned the accompanying single. Cafiero (vocals) is backed by a lineup featuring Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) Drums, Sal Maida (Cracker, Milk & Cookies, Roxy Music) Bass, and Dean Rispler (The Dictators NYC, Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) Guitar.
Each vinyl figure is 8-inches tall, with removable spell scroll accessory and comes packaged in a full color 6-panel art box with free download card for the single “Hopping Ghosts” by Osaka Popstar, plus a mini score soundtrack and animation too.
What are Hopping Ghosts?… Known in Chinese folklore, hopping ghosts or hopping vampires are a breed of zombie—reanimated corpses. Rigor mortis has set in so they can only move by hopping with their arms outstretched! They can’t see—but sense living creatures by their breath and seek to absorb their life force. They can be stopped with a scroll to the forehead containing a spell written in a mix of ink and blood, and led by Taoist priests using bells. Some of the streets of Chinatown in NYC are said to have been intentionally designed crooked to deter Hopping Ghost attacks; making it difficult for them to navigate through them. The mythology even inspired a string of fantastic Hong Kong films in the 1980s, most notably the "Mr. Vampire” series starring Lam-Ching Ying, (often referred to as the “Peter Cushing of Asia”). In an effort to achieve true authenticity, the spell found on the scroll accessory of the Osaka Popstar “Hopping Ghosts” vinyl figures was written by an actual Taoist priest residing in Hong Kong. Beware of cheap imitations, look for official “Hopping Ghosts” available now from Osaka Popstar!