Put simply, PUNKTOY is a small business that had the guts to just go for it, right in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Original plans to open were shattered as shutdowns began just three days before our initial setup plans were slated to launch. Startup money that had been saved for launch went instead to surviving the first three months as panic set in across the globe, people fought over toilet paper and water at the grocery stores, and shipping companies slowed to a crawl. At that point, we said, “Fuck it!!! We’ll do it anyway, there’s nothing left to lose!”
The business license was acquired, contracts were signed, distributors were lined up, a social footprint was being laid down, and we went for it.
A Brick and Mortar was planned initially, but we couldn’t control everything. As such, for now, we are still online only, working from a house, a garage, and some storage buildings. We try to build customer connections the same way we would if you walked into a physical store. We even do personal deliveries to local buyers! Feel free to contact us to chat about what you see, what you want, or just to say Hello!
This all comes from a lifelong love of toys, games, and music. We’re here to share it with you. If we don’t love it, we literally don’t try to carry it. We treat every item like it’s a personal belonging, no matter how inexpensive or how long it sits in the inventory. Every item is either bagged or boxed and stored as safely as possible, then packaged as safely as possible, before we ship it out to you, as quickly as possible.
We create shirts and other items right here in-house, one at a time with small machinery. Then we bag ’em and tag ’em. We ship these out with various orders or in giveaways, spreading a little love along with the name.
In late summer 2021 we launched PUNKTOY.net to sell shirts and other items that we could not produce fast enough in-house. It also allowed us to offer a lot more options.
Late September, 2021, we registered the new name, PLASTIPUNK, as a subdivision of our business. This was done primarily to help us promote our main inventory. So much of our usual audience doesn’t seem to look much beyond our Misfits offerings. Fiends For Life, all good and we love you, but we gotta sell the other stuff, too!
Let’s go! There’s a lot more to come!