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Sausalito, CA 94965
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Store Hours: Mon-Thur 9am to 8pm. Fri, Sat and Sun 9am to 9pm




This Video Is Really Boring. Unless You Are Into Walking Dead Funko Mystery Figures.

Like Kid Robot, like Sonny Angel, the Funko Mystery Figures come blind boxed. Figures in blind boxes come in identical packages. Not knowing what figure that is about to be reveled as you open the sealed box adds a measure of excitement, until you realize you just spent for a figure you did not want. So you can keep buying until you secure the mystery figure you wanted or just give up in disgust.

We have never been fans of this lottery and we always offer the figures open stock and out of the blind boxes. Need an Angry Michonne Funko Mystery Figure Series Two, we have her available along with two other variations.

So for those of you who are fans of the Walking Dead Funko Mystery Figures we did a 360 degree spin around video of 15 of the figures of Series Two. If you are not a fan, well, the video will be kind of boring.


 
Zombie Erasers Will Put The Bite On Mistakes

Any of the biters from the set of five Zombie Erasers should allow you to easily make sure your mistakes never come back from the dead. Being erasers with an insatiable appetite for errors you have a choice how you will eliminate the unwanted on your page. The set includes a dragger, a zombie chief in possession of a brain, though not his own and an even rarer zombie dog.


 
You Too Can Have Tea With The Queen of England

Now you too can have tea with the Queen of England. She hinges open so you can fill her with your favorite loose tea. Her arms are adjustable so she hangs on the rim of the tea cup to brew that perfect cuppa. Comes with a drip tray. Stainless steel.

 
Find Your Inner Aloha For Ony $3.99

Here at the brick and mortar Sausalito Ferry Co, we delight in selling pretty neat stuff that does not cost much. As downtown Sausalito is tourist destination, we are surrounded by pricey art galleries that are often found in such places. As a customer once said, the difference between the art galleries and Sausalito Ferry is that we do not charge enough for our goodies to have to call them art. There is not a lot of elbow in hand, hand on cheek thoughtful pondering going on in our store. People stop, look, smile, even laugh, pick up the toy, look at the price and often decide to get it.

The Solar Hula Girl Dancers are among are most popular things we sell. Instead of two colors, now we have them in five colors. Green, yellow, pink, purple and red. And they come with double sided sticky tape so you and attach her to the dash of your car. At $3.99 each, which is not enough to get your through the toll plaza at the Golden Gate Bridge, how could they not make anyone smile.


 
How To Assemble The Foot Pods On The Fascinations Star Wars AT-AT Walker Metal Model Kit

The assembly of the foot pods of the AT-AT Walker Metal Model Kit uses most of the skills and tools need to put together any of the 90+ kits made by Fascinations. In the video we cover these and other tips on how to make these models.

  • After the tab has been inserted into the corresponding slot, twist the tab to lock down the parts.
  • Flatten the tabs, so protruding tabs will not interfere with component assemblies coming together tightly upon finishing the kit.

 
Have An Audience With The Solar Powered Waving Pope

You can have an audience with Kikkerland solar powered Waving Pope without traveling to the Vatican. Needing no batteries, normal interior lighting is sufficient to power the Pope's joyous waving via a solar cell in the base of the figure. He stands 7 inches tall.


 
1008 Japanese Erasers



 
Sonny Angel 2014 New Years Card Figure

Those of us who retail Sonny Angels receive from from Dreams Japan, the maker of the figures, a thank you gift for selling them. The Sonny Angel 2014 New Year's Card Figure arrived in the mail sometime around New Year's, packaged somewhat precariously in a clear blister pack open for the world to see. Fortunately for us, the package never passed through the hands of any postal workers who are Sonny Angel collectors. As you can see, the card the New Year's Sonny Angel is packaged in is somewhat worse for it's trip.












The Japanese script on the lower half of the package reads as follows;

"We Thank You For Your Exceptional Patronage Last Year.

Thanks To You, Sonny Angel Welcomes It's 10th Anniversary.

Now We Humbly Request To Be Given Even More Of Your Patronage.

Year 26 Of The Heisei Period.

New Year's Day".

And thanks for all of the customers who have bought Sonny Angels from sausalitoferry.com as well.

 
Best Star Wars Models Ever. Period


 Good Star Wars models have always been hard to find, and if you do they tend to be expensive. Now that void of having the perfect Star Wars Model can be satiated. From Fascinations Metal Earth comes four stainless steel metal Star Wars kits, the much beloved droid R2D2, All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT), Darth Vader's Tie Fighter and of course, The Millennium Falcon.  Each of the completed models will have dimensions of about 3 inches by 2.5 inches.

The models come as two laser etched and cut stainless steel sheets. Parts snip from the sheets and attach to adjacent parts by inserting tiny tabs into corresponding tiny slots. In our building experience of some 70+ kits, the Star Wars metal model kits will take at least three hours to assemble. You should have tweezers or fine needle nose pliers to bend parts. Nippers are useful to remove the parts from the parts sheet. Trying to use your fingers for parts removal will probably end badly.

R2D2 and Darth Vader's Tie Fighter have sections that involve the most challenging assembly. Flat pieces need to be bent into a tulip petal shape and fitted together precisely to create the barrel of the body and dome of R2D2 or the forward viewing cupola of the Tie Fighter.

After snipping a part from the parts sheet, often a small stub of the connector will remain attached.  So that parts fit well together, using the the nippers, remove any of the remaining connector.

After joining two parts, twist the tiny tabs with the needle nose pliers or tweezers to lock down the parts together. Just folding the tabs over the slots will result in loose fitting parts and an unsatisfactory completed model.




 
Paperboard Model Kits From Korea

We have sold paper model kits in the past and never have really been happy with them. The paper was too thin, you had to cut out the pieces and then try to glue them together. They were the sort of projects that made you wish you had three hands.

The Papero Model Kits are designed and made in Korea. Just like the Fascinations Metal Model Kits, the parts of the kit are precisely laser cut and fit exactly together. Pieces of the model are easily removed from the matrix sheet.  Made of recycled paperboard with soy inks, the completed models have heft and structure that allow parts to rotate or to move up and down. The schematic instructions are clear and easy to understand. Time for assembly is about 2 hours give or take. Completed models are about 7 inches long.











 
Skipping Bombs and the Trench Run

We carry some 70+ different types of Fascinations Metal Model Kits. Some of these laser etched and cut metal model kits are familiar,The Golden Gate Bridge, to the not so familiar,The Sundial Bridge. Unless your are a military aircraft fanatic, the Avro Lancaster Bomber Metal Kit is another not so well know airplane. The Lancaster Bomber was the primary heavy bomber for the Royal Air Force during WW ll and perhaps completed one of the most unusual bombing missions of the war.

                 Skipping Bombs                                          Trench Run







                                  The dams that the British Air Force had targeted in the Ruhr Valley in Germany were impossible to destroy by dropping bombs directly from above. The RAF discovered they could skip a large round bomb across the lake to explode at the face of the dam. The principle is no different than skipping a stone across a pond. The raids were successful.

  In the original Star Wars movie, the Trench Run, where the rebel pilots attack the Death Star, is a direct homage to the dam attack scenes in the movie Dam Busters, which told the story of those raids on the Ruhr Valley dams. In both movies the attackers one by one try to hit their targets, flying through enemy fire, to release their bombs/proton torpedoes at at the exact moment. Just like some of the bombardiers aboard the Lancasters, Luke Skywalker depended on his own special senses to see the mission to completion. Even some of the dialog during the bombing run is the same in both movies.

    Avro Lancaster Bomber Metal Model Kit              Millennium Falcon Metal Model Kit






           



 
You Can Get Into A Lot Of Hot Water With These Tea Infusers

We know tea bags are a lot more practical but what could be more fun than monkeying around with your brew. Or diving into to the deep depths of the tea with the Deep Sea Diver Tea Infuser. Or the count down to tea minus zero seconds when your brew is fully steeped with the Mars Rocket Tea Strainer. Or putting some hoppitea in your morning cuppa with the Frog Tea Infuser.

                                                       


 
Four Cat Banks Are Four Times As Cute

The Cat Crate Banks are a delightful toy we have had around Sausalito Ferry Co for a while now, but they are still some of our favorite. Once the coin is placed on the dish, the cat meows twice, inspects to what is on the plate, and carefully pulls the coin into the bank. We can vouch for the bank's durability as the floor samples last longer than six months in the harsh handling environment of the store, which is many many more uses that your bank would get in a lifetime.











 
Make An Inky Brew With The Octeapus Infuser

The Octotea infuser is made of silicone which allows you to take your morning brew to new depths. The head of the cephalopod twists off to fill with the tea of choice.


 
White-Tailed Deer Taxidermy Wall Hook

Measuring about six inches tall, the White-Tailed Deer Taxidermy Wall Hook provides eight horn points and two ears to hang your earrings, bracelets, keys, Mardi Gras bead throws or any other accoutrements. The magnetic deer trophy head can attach to any metal surface that magnets stick to or it can be mounted by twin screws that fit into slotted holes on the base. The hook is made of a impact resistant plastic that has endured much customer abuse the the store without breaking.

 
When We Lose Things, It Is Never Our Fault

Our exasperation with our pets misbehavior is will documented on the interwebs. We are not sure this public shaming changes the pets behavior, but it sure makes the owners feel better. 

We had thrown one of Gama Go's Boston Terrier Cone of Shame Flashlights in our bag with the intent to take the product photo you see to the left once we got to the store. The short of it was that we had to dump the whole bag to find the flashlight once again. After that, the shaming of an inanimate flashlight certainly melted our frustration of having to put all our crap back into the bag.


 
Fascinations Metal Works Model Kits Are Macro Lens Friendly

Here at Sausalito Ferry Co brick and mortar we sell a lot of small stuff. If you have visited the store, our 25 foot long front counter is covered with hundreds, yes hundreds, of bins packed full of these small things. Just take a gander at the "One Inch Or Smaller" section of sausalitoferry.com.

When you take a close look at most of these small items, the details are not always that precise. The black paint for iris of an eye is off center and splotchy, the tail of a one inch long soft plastic shark is warped.

We will digress here. One of our pet peeves on websites is the "Click to enlarge image" and when you do, you get about the same size image that you just clicked on. When we added that feature to sausalitoferry.com, we made sure that enlarged image was much bigger than the original. The downside to the magnified image on sausalitoferry.com is that you can see the imperfections of a lot of the small toys we sell. Sometimes such things need to viewed from afar rather than close up and we know some people bounce from those pages quickly.

Then came along the model kits from Fascinations in Seattle. The sixty or so Fascinations Metal Model Kits are macro lens friendly. Each kit contains one, two, three or four sheets of laser etched and cut stainless steel sheets. The sheets are .0075 inches thick and 4.25 inches square. You snip the parts of the particular model with small wire cutters and then use tweezers, small needle nose pliers of even hemostats to bend the pieces into the needed shape. Each of the pieces attach to it's neighbor with tiny tabs that fit into corresponding slots.

The cool part about the laser milling is the intense detail that can be created on the stainless steel sheets. The image is from the Fascinations P51 Mustang metal model kit. The markings on the fuselage,"WZ Big Beautiful Doll" is hardly an inch long and is sharp as if it were printed in a glossy magazine instead. The no slip area on the wing is delicately etched as well are the rivets along the top of the canopy. These are not your dad's Revell plastic model kits, but models for the smart phone generation.


 
Sonny Angel and Pauly D. Separated At Birth?


 
Spring Time In Paris With Fascinations Metal Works

We wish we could say that we just went to Paris to take these pictures. But we didn't. In any case we have pictures of the Fascinations Metal Works Eiffel Tower and the Arc De Triomphe kits in front of their actual counterparts.

The pictures were taken on June 7th on a warm, clear blue sky day.

 
Millennium Falcon and R2D2 Fascinations Metal Model Kits

        Sausalito Ferry has some 45 different Fascinations Metal Works laser cut stainless steel model kits. They range from buildings, monuments, bridges, cars, airplanes, ships and even a fern plant for some reason. We have a pretty good relationship with the people at Fascinations up in Seattle as we sell a fair amount of their kits in Sausalito Ferry Co brick and mortar, sausalitoferry.com and our store at Reddit Gifts.                                                                                                                                               We give them a call every so often to find out what new kits they have coming out. We know that they have a license with Ford to produce the Fascinations Model T Kit. That Fascinations has figured out how to color the stainless steel and the first kit they will do this way will be a gold colored Golden Gate Bridge. But the most interesting kits that they are producing, they never mentioned a word about.                                                                                                                                                        This morning we were rummaging around some of our Japanese supplier sites and lo and behold we find two Star Wars kits that are made by Fascinations for the Japan market only. The Milllennium Falcon and R2D2. We call Fascinations full of questions about the Star Wars kit. Can we get some? No, they reply. They are only for the Japanese market. When will we be able to get them? Fascinations is waiting for US approval to sell them in the US and that could be next month or six months away.                                                                                                                                                       We could get them from one of our Japan suppliers, but the cost is high and retail would be around $25 give or take. Strapya has the models in stock if you have one right now at this minute.

 
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