Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Gachapon Daishi (ガチャポン台紙) Part 2

A little while ago, I wrote a short introduction to daishi, the backing display cards placed in gachapon windows to preview what's in the machine. Now I'd like to post some pics of a few premium daishi, some of which took a good while to track down. I'll mix in pics of some other fun daishi which I  thought were cool. Finally, I'll wrap with pics of a complete, unused early daishi.
Zelda keshi gomu series - Part 1

Makaimura keshi series - 良かった!

Kamen Rider Amazon. Not sure what this series is all about. I just liked the graphics.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New from Star Case - Scum Hunter

Scum Hunter is the latest figure in Star Case's line of sofubi figures. A couple of versions have been released already.
The unpainted white "prototype color" version set for release this month. It will be the third release of the figure.


Previous release with super cool box based on the vintage ESB Star Wars Popy boxes.

Also, if you haven't caught it yet, here's Jason Ho's latest Star Case video:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Furoku - 付録 Part 4: Henshin Ninja Arashi Furoku - A Close-Up Look

Most of the furoku I've talked about in past posts have been about manga or the games and prizes given away with magazines. Recently I came across a really interesting hybrid furoku featuring one of the most bizarre and compelling tokusatsu heroes of the 1970s: Henshin Ninja Arashi.

This furuoku came with the October 1972 issue of Boken O (Adventure King). At roughly 18 cm x 26 cm (7.1" x 10.2") long, it's larger than the manga usually given out with magazines. The book is 58 pages long and is part four-color (which makes it interesting in its own right for a vintage furoku), part single-color.
The front inside cover has a cool guide to Arashi villains.

There are also two cross-section "X-Ray" illustrations of Arashi villains, so you can know what their internal organs and skeletal structures look like!
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Godzilla movie promotions in Taiwan

Taiwan Godzilla poster inside movie theater.
Taiwan is a major market for international films, and the country goes all out in promoting Hollywood blockbusters. Recently, theaters pulled out all the stops to put Godzilla on everyone's mind, including some nice giveaways, displays, and cross-marketing efforts.

Taking a page out of Japan's decades-old tradition of handing out movie flyers at theaters, Taiwan put together an A-4 sized Godzilla flyer, But they took it a step further,
The flyer, featuring one of the main movie poster images (with traditional Chinese script) is on high-quality, heavy paper stock.

The back contains six stickers which can be peeled off one by one. Awesome!

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