Sunday, March 30, 2008
Today is a special day. It is the first offical gathering of the new solidified Bay Area Skull Krew (BASK). We represent the Bay Area membership of the infamous Skullbrain . Of course, San Francisco is also headquarters for our sponsor and toy dealer Super7. Were official cause Lokash above made a BASK T-shirt. We celebrated the official formation of our Krew by taking over the Japantown Mall with Tradefest!!! Three tables of tradebait just waiting for a deal.
Were toy geeks and not afraid to fly our colors!! l2r: coasterbear, newbie tofu, whthalo, gatchabert, lokash, xoconostle.
uberboy was cool enough to whip up some handmade BASK T-shirts for the event. Thanks uberboy! Ben has a shirt to go with his hair....
We also had two great Gargamel releases including this sick blue mini zag and a full color Ojo Rojo!!!
digging the dino!
Ben and Jeremy haggling out the deal...
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Excerpted from BBC News: "Diary from the Middle of Nowhere"
Our environment correspondent David Shukman is on the remote Pacific island of Midway to report on the threat of plastic rubbish drifting in the ocean. Plastic debris collects around the island, scene of a seminal World War II battle, with serious consequences for its wildlife. David will be reporting on the issue this week for the BBC website, radio and TV.
Anyone missing this little toy, some kind of futuristic space warrior? I found it on a beach during a clean-up operation.
It has a lot of miles under its belt - it must have travelled across a great tract of the Pacific Ocean to get here.
How do I know? Well, for one thing there are no children on Midway and haven't been for years.
Also, it was buried amid a vast tangle of fishing nets, bottles, computers, crates and baskets, all of which had drifted here on one of the world's great ocean currents, the North Pacific Gyre.
Like something out of the film Toy Story, this little figure must have spent months at sea, surviving storms and maybe even being swallowed by an albatross and fed to a chick that then died.
Who knows? Maybe a child dropped it overboard during a holiday cruise. Or it was chucked into the rubbish and somehow got swept into the sea.
Maybe a household in Japan or California was having a spring-clean and, with the children growing up, the toys were no longer wanted.
Thanks Darky and Paul for surfacing this interesting article!!!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The dream of one Robert De Castro has finally been realized! His toy company Atomic Mushroom is now online and accepting orders for the amazing Combat-R Zero Robot. I have been looking forward to this toy since forever and my other toys are shivering on the shelf as these guys approach! When my set arrived in a TV size box, I knew this was serious business. Although I have seen size comparison shots, nothing prepares you for the mass of vinyl that is Combat-R Zero. Not only are these guys HUGE, they are HEAVY. They are 2 or 3 pounds each!! Best toy value pound for pound out there. In hand, they feel solid, they look amazing, the quality is very high, paint applications very good. Nice articulation. I'm a fan and so should you be. I'm bummed that there are no clears, but really looking forward to future colorways or even better, a VILLIAN Mech!! Congrats Robert for making a dream become reality!!!
Size comparison to Bigaro
Bwana Spoons is keeping that Killer train going with his latest colorway: Black Tiger Killer!! Looks to be black and gold on clear grey vinyl...! Looks awesome. They will go on sale this Friday around noon, so best be ready...
One Up celebrates it's 7th Anniversary!! Happy Anniversary Ken!!! What would an Anniversary be without Anniversary exclusives??? Ken has seven!!
Touma rainbow Skuttle
Touma x BLObPUS Anniversary Crossfire
GID Lamp Fulcraim
Itokin Park GID Ghost Himalan
mystery BLObPUS DX...
Plus another yet to be revealed special guest release!!!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Not only is this Bwana Spoons custom Itokin Park Mikazukin my favorite Bwana Spoons piece, one of my favorite custom pieces, it's just plain one of my favorite toys...!! This is one of those pieces that you could look at every day and see something different. I love it. Thank You Bwana!!!