Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
This Dorogami was released at the World Hobby Festival in May, 2007. The figure has a kind of antique brass feeling to it.
First a couple of indoor shots.
I like the contrast of the figure to the metal shelving here:
To the outdoors!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
The base color is solid red vinyl with multiple color apps sprayed on. The blues have a cool metallic hue which really pops under strong lights.
Speaking of which, it was HOT today - more than 38 degrees Celsius.
Before the shoot, Bakurasu wanted to cool off for a bit:
He strikes me as a perpetually hungry fellow. Here he is eyeing his prey:
Doing his best Adonis impersonation... Hanging out with the flowers: Que pasa...
Playgrounds are cool.
Slides are very cool. (But 40+ degree black floor padding baking in the open sun and burning this poor photographer to a crisp are not!)
Bakurasu mounts his steed and prepares for battle...
Great stuff, Mark!
The first is a write up of the Cronic X Max Toy kaiju and print exclusives. I sent tons of cool pics and a 1,000 word article to Clutter for that one.
Second is an interview/photo expose featuring the brilliant kaiju customs of Seattle artist extraordinaire H. Lee Porter.
If you have a chance, check it out! :)
Friday, July 20, 2007
First, the worldwide show premier of Cronic's newest figure: Dorome. Two versions will be sold.
There will also be two new Dorogami's.
This year's SDCC - looking better than ever!!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Of course, I'll bring you shots of the 3rd Nerd One X Cronic Nougaki (with blue resin skullhead by Nerd One). The figure has rapidly become a huge fan favorite. I'm sure there will be lots of other surprises from Cronic, RealxHead, Blobpus, and many others.
I'll sort and upload pics from my hotel room as soon as I recover from the day/night's debauch!
Summer WF on August 12th - just a few weeks away!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
This figure started out as a clear colorless Dorogami. It looks like a blue coat was sprayed on, with purple and black highlights added. The large jewel is dark pink, and the two smaller ones are light pink.
This is one of those figures that needs to be seen under bright lights to be appreciated, so where did we go for the shoot? The Takashimaya Deparment store, of course!
Atop a diamond jewelry display case:
Oh, you naughty Doro!
To the great outdoors!
First, the 2007 Taipei Toy Festival Nougaki, sold at the OneUp booth at last week's show. This is a really stunning figure. The base is clear green. Over most of the figure (except one forearm), a coat of black spray was applied. Then silver highlights were added over that, and the "front face" was given green eyes and a purple jewel. Green war paint sideburns were also added, presumably by brushing somewhat dry green paint on each cheek.
The "back face" was given a red jewel, with ominous green highlights brushed on to give the face a mysterious "idol statue" feeling.
This Nougaki is not only a fantastic design, but it's one of the best at giving both faces a unique personality.
OK, onto the pics....
The two faces of Nougaki:
Back view: Side view: