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[outdoors] HOMIES show: final Bay Area event // Richmond

 

Update. All four Homie Mascots there! Bringing the famous HOMIES banner to set up so you can take pics!

Never shown this private collection before… get your phone cameras ready.

Where: Fila Burgers ( old Nations/ Giants) . Off of 23rd and Rheem, Richmond.
When: Sunday at 3pm.

 

 

About:

See almost most of  the Homies exhibit collection.

Complete set of figurines, Homierollerz, action figures homie hoppers, masks, large action figures, dioramas. Banners and large Homies canvases. Well even have some cosplay Homies. And of coarse … MiJOS.

This is the exhibit I put together for the museums. But no one wanted me. So I’m taking it to the streets of Richmond… where it all began 44 years ago with an underground Homies cartoon strips.

Won’t be taking pics, shaking hands or chatting it up… but will giving autographed colored fliers while they last.. Bring a camera Homies… Hope to see you there.

No charges here…I do it for the love of my Homies and my hometown Richmond. Getting my souvenir prints done now.

 

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What is HOMIES?

Homies are a series of 2-inch figurines loosely based upon Chicano (Mexican American) characters in the life of artist David Gonzales. First created in 1998, these plastic figurines were initially sold via vending machines typically positioned in supermarkets, but quickly became collectibles among young children through teenagers/ adults.

The figures caused controversy after their initial release, as members of the Los Angeles police department (LAPD), argued that the figures glorified gang life. Many stores stopped selling the toys after the LAPD complained.

Gonzales then created a story for each of the Homies’ characters, each of which had a positive view of the characters. Some of them became former jailmates who went on to educate children about how to avoid jail, for example.

Mainstream stores, such as Walmart, quickly returned the Homies to their stacks, and the toy branched out to include a line of die cast cars, among other things. By 2005, the Homies character line had women, as well as Filipino, Japanese and Puerto Rican characters. The Puerto Ricans, which total twelve of the Homies, are nicknamed “Los Boricuas”. According to Gonzales, he has received order from countries in Europe, South America and Africa as well to have characters representing people from those continents. {SOURCE: wikipedia}
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Is a series of collectible figurines. (1-9 SETS) Run by their creator David Gonzales. They measure about 1.5″ tall.
So GANGSTER they all have their own unique identities.
Check it OUT.
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Homies is © 2005 HomieShop LLC, MIJOS is TM HomieShop LLC, Hoodrats is TM HomieShop LLC This Facebook Page is just a fan page and has no affiliation to the OFFICIAL HOMIES BRAND.

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September 27 2020

Details

Date: September 27
Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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Venue

Richmond downtown

23rd Street between Clinton and Rheem avenues
Richmond, CA United States

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