Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Godzilla vs. Evangelion Dried Ramen Snacks

As a tie-in promotion with the Shin Godzilla movie, the makers of "Baby Star" dried ramen have released a really cool two pack featuring Japan's most famous kaiju vs. one of its most famous anime mecha characters.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Huge Assortment of Japanese Tin Toys

I spotted this massive assortment of tin toys in Tokyo. They're modern versions by companies like Billiken. Here's a video, followed by some still photos.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Excellent Hedorah Sofubi Exhibit

I recently saw an excellent exhibit of Hedorah sofubi figures. Here are pics:

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Monday, August 8, 2016

SDCC 2016: Interview with Super7's Brian Flynn

Super7's owner Brian Flynn talks about Masters of the Universe toys and animation, Alien, The Worst, sofubi toys, and more.

Friday, August 5, 2016

SDCC 2016: Interview with Dweores creator John Ottinger

Dweores was one of the more interesting indie toy booths at SDCC 2016. I spent a few minutes talking with Dweores founder John Ottinger about his toys, books, and plans for the future.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

SDCC 2016: Indie Toys

Welcome to Kaiju Korner's indie toy report for SDCC 2016!

At the show, there were dozens of indie toy vendors. In addition to larger booths like Tokidoki, Bait, Super7, and Funko, a number of perennials returned, including DKE, Kidrobot, October Toys, Rotofugi, and others. Plus there were a number of relatively new companies on the scene, like Dweores and Hyperactive Monkey.

Here's a look at their booths and toy releases, alphabetically as always:

Bait, with a consistently well stocked booth with lots of exclusives from different toy makers, seems to have a loyal fan base.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

SDCC 2016: The Man in the High Castle Museum

The Man in the High Castle is an Amazon TV show based on the Philip K. Dick novel. It's something of a "What If" concept: What if Japan and Germany had won World War II, colonized the USA, and divided the country into two halves: one for Germany and the other for Japan.

At SDCC this year, Amazon put together an excellent display of props from the show, in a building across from the convention center. Here's a look inside, starting with the Japan side of occupied America:
Original outfit from the show

The screen looped one of the mysterious films central to the plot.

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