Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Yes, another Wonderfestival toy show is upon us. August 12th, we have next Japanese toy show and yet another opportunity to buy more Japanese vinyl. I suspect with SDCC just over, it's gonna be tough for most of us to find the 'scrilla to throw down. On the other hand, perhaps with less competition, it does provide an opportunity as well. Hell, I dunno. I'm just trying to figure out when enough is enough.
Anyhoooooooo, we've got beloved Charatics stepping it up with some new colorways of a couple of their best hits....above, new Godzilla in tank colorway. Where's the helmet?? All Charatic tanks must come with a helmet from now on!!!
Who can resist the mini King Walder Set in clear vinyl? Not me!!!
How about the mini set in clear with metallic inserts? Put me down!!
New Invaders colorway. Gonna pass...
New mini Matango in clear with black box. Sign me up!!
New Rumble Monsters Pharaon?? Hmmmmmm, I like the red head.....
Although I didn't get to attend SDCC this year, it doesn't mean I didn't get the opportunity to drop some major cash on a lot of the awesome offerings. Some of the stuff is starting to roll in and I will be featuring as much SDCC goodness as you guys can handle over the next several days. We begin with selections from Super7 exclusive SDCC offerings.
Above and below, Rumble Monsters "Acid" Damnedron set. Should have named it "Blueberry". Beautiful clear blue vinyl!! Still available if you call Super 7!! Get these guys before it's too late!!
RealxHead "Bruised" Chaos. This could be my favorite all time Chaos colorway. Dear Mori and Brian, please feel free to do an entire set in this sweet-ass, bust 'em up colorway!
Finally, we have a pair of Super 7 Exclusive Ghostfighters from Secret Base designed by Brian Flynn. Both with plushie inserts, the blue one was the secret release at the Super 7 booth for the die-hards that stayed until Sunday at the show and is sold out. Super sweet!!!!
There were many other SDCC exclusives including the Dokuwashi, clear Ghostland series and their new fight figure debut of "Stomp", but sadly, there is only so much money for so many SDCC toys!! Do yourself a favor and head over to Super7 online store and see what SDCC leftovers you may be able to still snag!!
Monday, July 30, 2007
What do you get when you're an artist with a great eye for color, who loves Japanese vinyl and is pretty damn good with the camera? Here's what you get: Paul Kaiju quality over quantity!!! Above: new Gargamel clear Zag with insert. "The Zag dreams are made of"
Bwana Spoons new mini figure Globby from Gargamel as well.
Secret Base kicking it real old school with another specimen from their Ura Tokyo Limited line
Charatics x Gargamel Mini Zag tank. Check out that little helmet!!! I love it!!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Pictured here is some of the Pirate Booty from Pushead's visit to SDCC from Skullbrain boardmember Poppacap. Thanks Arin!! There is a mob waiting to kill you for these handpaints!!
Above and below: Handpainted Skull Pirates blind bagged and sealed. Some lucky guys will receive the ultra-rare Copper variant.
Handpainted Damnedron Sets, anyone?? One of only 25 sets created!!
Lastly, the Rusty Skull Pirate. Pushead's "production" piece for the show.
Since I couldn't go down to SDCC this year, I had to steal photos to post from cool guys like Michael from Artoyz! I don't feel that guilty since i'm an Artoyz customer too! Check them out for a great mix of western and Eastern designer toyz!! I also had to steal pics from another cool guy named Eddie from Pixie Gallery Store. Check out his site for even way more great shots from SDCC!! Thanks to both Michael and Eddie for their generosity and pity!!
Above is probably the MUST HAVE mini set of the Con from Gargamel. Perfection in clear lavender vinyl of Micro Zag, Smogun and Deathra. Oh my!!
ok, I lied, the MUST HAVE piece from the show is this clear blue Smogun from Gargamel with Inserts. Huge Bonus that it came with an amazing print by Chanman himself!! I told my buddy that if he can only get me one toy from the show, this would be it. Make it priority One!!! Know what? he came through like a champ with this guy and even more!! More pictures later this week!!!
Gargamel Bullmask in Popsicle Orange!! Show Stopper!!
Clear Tetran in wonderful Mojito lime green....
Another show stopper Must Have Figure is this clear purple Berelgon!!
GID Mini Zag sold out very quickly. Check out that Mini Zag and Camo tank in the background!
Koji Harmon's Lime Green Deathra. Still crossing my fingers on this guy!!
Bwana Spoons x Max Toy Co Polka Dot SDCC Exclusive Edward the Gator and Brown Metal Bat!!
Luckily for me, this Bounty Hunter x Secret Base Skull Kun DX was not available at the show. I almost had a coronary when I saw this. So rad to have another cool toy to look forward to. Should be available at Super7 in a few weeks??
More Super 7 Ghostland clear goodness with some custom Dokuwashi's in the back
Thomas Han Pushers from Munky King. Been waiting a whole year for these guys!!
Offerings from Toy Tokyo include the clear red Rangeas, GID BLObPUS and Skull Viking!!
IWG from Rocket World!! Bears on Vespas!!
One of the more interesting Protos at the show was Eyegore sculpted by The Pizz
Luke Chueh's Possessed Figure in Mono
Super 7's new line of fight figures include the all new Stomp: