Army of Buckhem Dildos

“Our range appeals to new, broader consumer markets.”

One of Britain’s best-known football players, an American basketball legend, and an actor who is widely admired for his physique – those have probably been the inspiration for the three unique dildos Buckhem, LeBoned, and TheKock. We don’t know for sure, though, because their creator, Steve Lolatgis of celebritydildo.com, doesn’t like to name names. However, he tells us how he got the idea to create dildos based on famous personalities, and he talks about the celebrity who may be immortalised in sex toy form next.


 

How did you come up with the idea of making dildos shaped like celebrities (and not just their manhood)?
Steve Lolatgis: Honestly, it was after one a very long, hysterical phone call almost three years ago with an old high school mate. We’d seen a dildo called the ‘Jackhammer Jesus’, which made us start thinking about funny dildo names. It wasn’t long before we were firing off celebrity-inspired dildo names to each other – names like ‘Organ Freeman’, ‘Richards Gere’ and ‘Ryan Gobbling’. After investigating the space a little more the next day, we quickly realised that nothing had been done like this before, not done well anyway.

Before we talk more about your products, could you tell us a bit about yourself? Do you have previous experience in the adult industry?
We’ve both had plenty of experience as a ‘casual admirers’ of all things erotic, as far as previous experience manufacturing adult sex toys – absolutely none whatsoever.

The Buckhem Dildo

The Buckhem

You currently offer three designs: The Buckhem, the Leboned, and The Kock. Who are they based on and why did you decide on these three celebrities for your first series?
Our dildos are a tribute to some of the greats that we’ve grown to admire and respect. Who are they you ask? I’m pretty sure you already said their names – Buckhem, LeBoned and The Kock. Who they look like is in the eye of the beholder.

Your products have a unique look, with their polygonal design and funny details, like the footballs for the Buckhem. Could you tell us a bit about how you designed them and which aspects are the most important for you in a dildo design?
The geometric design came about when we started testing various colour techniques and materials. The hard-edge geometric shapes allowed us to simplify the 3D modeling process and develop our colouring process.

Since the functionality of a dildo remains pretty much the same with all products, how important is it to stand out through an interesting shape, funny design, or some sort of emotional bond to the object?
It’s very important. There are some amazing toys out there, made by some pretty amazing companies. Our range appeals to new, broader consumer markets, the collector, the sports fan, the celebrity gossiper, and of course our most important audience – the avid toy lover.

LeBoned Dildo

LeBoned

Have you heard anything from the celebrities your products are based on? Are you afraid their lawyers will try to stop your product?
I’m sorry, I don’t know who you are referring to here…only joking. The concept has been embraced completely by the general public, the media. It’s like everyone understands and appreciates what we are trying to do – to pay tribute to some of the all-time greats, in our eyes anyway. That’s why we wanted to create little masterpieces, to properly immortalise some of the true legends that are loved all over the world.

Are your customers mostly fans of the depicted celebrities?
The majority are fans of the concept rather than the actual characters themselves. All three have been received extremely well, Buckhem has had the best response so far (no surprise there). We’ve had plenty of requests, some obvious, some bizarre. We’ve had quite a few cam models and porn stars ask for a mini-me dildo of themselves to use on themselves. I get confused with this, for some reason I start thinking about Russian nesting dolls…

The Kock Dildo

The Kock

Who will be next in your collection? Maybe a female celebrity?
Female celebrities need to be immortalised differently, for obvious reasons. Exactly who is next, I’ll give you a hint – we will pay tribute to probably the greatest musician the world’s ever seen who recently passed away, and we’ll do it a way only Celebrity Dildo can (and he loved purple). We are working on come new lines, butt plugs, vibrators and double-ended dildos are in the pipeline for 2016. Things are about to get really exciting…

Where can interested retailers turn to if they want to sell your products in their store? Do you work with distributors?
Yes of course we do. Enquiries can be made online at celebritydildo.com/retailers-distributors. All of our contact information is there, mobile numbers, direct email addresses, whatever your preference.