Monday, December 31, 2007
I love New Years cause it means all kinds of Japanese exclusives and Lucky Bags!!! For New Years at Kaiju-Taro, this means two awesome exclusives including this black Rumble Monsters Pharon and this crazy RealxHead "Dharma" version Lucky Cat!!!
Both available on Sunday, January 6th at 20:00 Japan Time which is 3am in California!!! The Pharon will retail at 5,000 yen and the Lucky Cat for 4,500 yen.
Friday, December 28, 2007
When Skullbrain buddy Minh posted up this pic of his newly acquired KvP (Kaws vs Pushead), I was already envious, but when I asked him if I could post this pic, he replied with even more Pushead handpaints and the Raider Skull Pirate for good measure. Now I just plain hate him.
c'mon! Has it really been 20 years? Geebus, it only seems like yesterday when I first MGS on the PS....1 lol!!! Ground breaking game. I'm a big fan of MGS Kubricks too. But this 20th Anniversary set is the best yet. It contains what could be my all time favorite Kubrick which is Raiden. From worst in MGS2 to first in the upcoming MGS3!! From lame-ass to bad-ass in just one game!! lol!! His visor lifts up to reveal his intricate headgear. But the best are his katana swords. They both fit into his teeny tiny scabbards around his waist. too cool... Around $50 for the set of 5. Invisible chase figures not included.
My second favorite Kubrick in this set is Snake with Voodoo mask. I dug the outfit in the game and usually wore the mask.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
ok, hold the phone! Check out these unbelievable Lucky Bags from BLObPUS!!! The first picture is not representative of what you will necessarily get, but a teaser to show you what you might get. I believe each Lucky Bag will contain 3-4 random figures. I'm super loving the new BLObPUS DX painted figures above. Put me down!!! Also part of the New Year's BLObPUS extravaganza is a collaboration with Skull Toys with these wonderul sets below....!!!! I want them all!!
Oh man, oh man!! Check out this little beauties!! Gargamel is teaming up with a whole gang of toy companies to produce these painted and un-painted mini figures called "Invisible Kaiju Pack". Figures include a Rumble Monsters clear purple Mini Damnedron, BUSTER CALL electric Beetlar, Gargamel crouching mini Zag, Charatics Mini Bander and Sunguts flower guy....
It looks like they will be included in this giant M1 egg with a print! Best collaboration of 2008 so far!! Sounds like this will be one of two Lucky Bags being released from Gargamel this year. This Invisible Kaiju Pack featuring all of the five companies above will include random rare or chase figures (meaning the ultra rad painted versions above). The other Lucky Bag will feature painted and un-painted Gargamel figures. Both will be available in full effect from Super7 will plenty to go around!! yay!!
Touma is releasing a set of stylized mini figures of the megapopular Ultraman characters. I like them and since they are mini figures, they will fit right into my collection, but other die-hard Ultraman fans are not as positive. Now if Touma released these in clears, I think all will be forgiven!! You can pre-order the set from Ken's new One Up online store for 4,200 yen.
Check out this new Beetlar which is a collaboration between new comer BUSTER CALL and MONSTOCK which seems to be the online prescence of ultra popular Anraku Ansaku. I'm digging the clear green. Now this looks like a beetle!
I'm not sure "Full Color" is the right term here, but we have the 3rd incarnation of pen and ink artist Usugrow's Rebel Ink figure by Secret Base. Clear grey vinyl painted with black and white accents, if you were lucky enough to get a hold of one, it would have cost you just over $100. Sorry, long sold out in Japan. I heard a rumor that since Usugrow's art is all black and white, all of his figures will also be limited to these colors. does that mean no clear blue Usugrow figures? that would be a bummer...
Holiday Toy Cards are fun! Here are some from your favorite toy companies and blogs! I like this very nice personalized one above from Andy over at ToysREvil
Here's one from Max Toy Co
Koji Harmon aka Cometdebris
Old School Retro from EXOHEAD
Check out this Kaiju-inspired ginger bread house by Paul Kaiju
Klim over at Big Shot Toyworks and Ashley Wood at AshleyBambaland send this card featuring Bertie in a Santa outfit!
Toby aka Devilboy and his upcoming Saddest Devil send this card
Happy Holiday from Bob Conge at Plaseebo
From one of my favorite artists, John Lacko advocates saving the ginger bread man!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Check out this insane T-Shirt design by L'amour Supreme and Mutant Massacre as part of their RealxHead Ultimate Fan Package. Flash them RxH signs!!!
Note: final version will be a dark shirt with print in light color.
Had an extra blank Gargamel Mini Zag lying around so I thought I would give it the treatment. Originally I was going to match the colorway on the RxH Blue Ryusei Ninja, but when I tried it out, it just didn't look right. I just wasn't feeling the red and black for some reason. So I just went for more blue. I took the blue one more level...
Beyond Hypothermia is an awesome Hong Kong action flick featuring a bad-ass female assassin that gets caught up in a gang war. Worthwhile checking out.... What does this have to do with a mini zag? absolutely nothing. The zag looks frozen and so this movie title came to mind.
Another interesting sidenote is that I dig the way the eye came out. but it was really a result of an accident. While I was using a paint pen to color the eye red, I pushed on it too hard and the paint flooded out filling up the entire eye socket and spilling just a bit on both sides. I thought it looked cool, so I let it dry and then used a little gold frost to highlight the center.