Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tokyo Overground


This trip, I wanted to get some above ground walking in, instead of relying on subways. So far I've had some really great walks, including this one from Yoyogi to Shinjuku. It's a great way to see Tokyo's gorgeous architecture and street scenes.



















Itokin Park Robby first test shot

Here are pics of the first test shot blank pulls, from the factory.



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ilanena x Kaiju Korner sneak peak!


Here's a preview of one of the Ilanena x Kaiju Korner exclusives set for release right here in June!

Monstock x Kaiju Korner Mini Borugogon!

Isao-san has cooked up a couple of gorgeous versions of the Mini Borugogon for Kaiju Korner. The figures will be a KK exclusive.

Check back for more details. The release is scheduled for this summer!

Vatundoo Exhibition @ Kaiju Blue

Kaiju Blue is hosting a show of custom painted Vataundoos. The show will run through May 17.

Located in the heart of Shinjuku, in one of the Marui department stores, Kaiju Blue is in a great location. The store blends toys, clothes, and other items from indie designers and their crossovers with mainstream companies like Sanrio.


A list of participating artists:
The customs:
Paul Kaiju:

T9G:
Devilrobots (Shin):

Show exclusive Vatundoo:More pics from the store:


Masked Rider Pachinko!

New from Monstock: Mini Borugogon!

Love this new mini!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Videos from Superfes...

Here are a couple of short vids of Superfes in motion...

Sunguts House:
video

Train set:
video

From the pages of Itokin Park's sketchbook...


Ito-san often carries around a sketchbook. Yesterday at Superfes, he showed me this sketch of a possible upcoming project. The idea is for it to be a resin "figure bus" that his mini figs can fit inside. I told him I thought it was an awesome idea. I'd definitely buy one for my Kawadoujis!


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Superfestival 49!

Today's event was something else! Superfestival 49, held at the Science Museum in Kodanshita, was chock full of booths selling new sofubi, vintage toys, diecast, plastic, plush, resin, and everything in between.

As usual, once the doors opened, it was time for the Dealer Dash. This year, Marmit got a lot of attention for their new releases. (The dude in front is making a beeline for their table! Dash Dash Go!)
Dead Presidents. I had the pleasure of meeting Matt and seeing the cool customs he brought to the show.
A closeup of some of the many top notch pieces he brought:
Sunguts: Dream Rockets. Loads of customs!


Popsoda:


New Toy! Moon Claw Beast:
Marusan:

Shikaruna. They just kept bringing out figure after figure from boxes beneath the table!

Blobpus & Vinyl Junkies:

Coming soon!
Awesome new shirts!!

Ilanena:
Marmit:


Velocitron & Friends:

Longneck:
Some nice Godzilla & Friends:
Random dealers, people with plastic head wear, and more!

Here's an example of the kinds of bargains you can find at the shows:
Ultraseven exhibition:
Stuff I bought:
They really packed a LOT into this show, and everyone had a good time hanging out.

For lunch, I ate at a really nice vegetarian restaurant. After that, I was allowed to take snaps of one of Itokin Park's sketchbooks, and I got a first glimpse at one of the Ilanena-san x Kaiju Korner exclusives. Pics of all that and more to follow in the coming days!

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