Saturday, October 31, 2009
As traditional at Super 7, there will be a Halloween bash at the Super 7 Florida store with exclusive toys and lots of goodies to be had. Anyone near the St. Pete area needs to drop on by....right now!!
Super7 Florida will be hosting a shindig to help commemorate the holiday and celebrate the arrival of the new Mummy Gator in his first colorway. Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. on Halloween day, snacks and refreshments will be provided. Those who arrive in costume will receive a special Trick or Treat goodie bag.
The Swamp Muck Mummy Gator has been spotted rising from a nearby watering hole, so we are advising all but the most confident gator wrestlers to proceed to tomorrow's Super7 Halloween Party with Extreme Caution! Those brave enough to risk life and limb are advised to arrive incognito and in disguise, so as not to perturb the ornery reptilian mascot.
Store doors open at 11 a.m., food and refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.. Remember, those who show up in a costume get extra goodies, and those who spend 20 bucks get an extra special Super7 Halloween Mystery Bag.
Any remaining Mummy Gators from the show will be made available by phone order at noon eastern on Sunday 11/1.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Ever since this "Bootleg" figure came out in collaboration between adfunture and Mishka NYC, i've always wanted one painted by the man who designed it himself, L'amour Supreme. I got my chance last weekend at his Custom Toy and art show at Super 7. There was a lot of great stuff to choose from, but this was my #1 pick. Since he comes complete with a Mishka Bear head plus a Simon head, it's like it's two toys one!
Geebus, will you look at this thing?
What you see below is the work of one Ian McElroy. It’s a render, done in SolidWorks, of a concept motorcycle that has a Subaru WRX motor at its core. With twin-intercoolers, underseat turbocharger, and a hub-steering chassis, the KickBoxer, as McElroy calls it, is an impressive looking machine, but what’s most impressive is that Ian didn’t know a lick of SolidWorks before he set out to make this design.
Learning as he went along, McElroy painstakingly had to battle with not only fitting a car motor into a bike chassis, but also with operating the SolidWorks software. The result is a tasteful and eye-catching design that promises some punch (couldn’t resist that) when you twist the throttle.
Surprisingly in the concept, the motor & transmission from the Subaru don’t look nearly as looming as one would suspect. In his design, McElroy uses both front and rear single-sided swingarms, with perimeter rim disc-brakes. Reminiscent of the Confederate Wraith, the overall effect of the KickBoxer is a sportier, and probably better handling street shredder
I've got a soft spot for all things Mecha Godzilla so when I saw this amazing collection from Skullbrain board member Smo9monster, I had to take note. There are some versions i've never seen before. quite impressive. Above: Marmit Vinyl Paradise.
Marmit, Bandai Yamakatsu
Toygraph Transforming 50%
Toygraph Transforming 25%
M1, US Toys and Charatics Minis
Slash Popy Reissues
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Introducing RESTORE by Abe Junnosuke. We first spied these at Wonder Festival earlier this year. Looks like resin pieces only around 4 inches tall. The gimmick is that pieces of the toy come apart to form a ring for example. Junnosuke has many commercial accomplishments under his belt. Most notably with Marvel and ArtFX. I like these two figureS, COMPASS which is the Jesus Christ look-alike below and KINGDOM MIND which is the catholic dead priest. Interesting... I like them and you can pre-order all of them at Lulubell Toys for $40 each. Retail is 3,000 yen so with exchange rate, it really sucks. I'd like to see him apply his notable sculpting skills to other subject matter. Keep the skulls and go with a death Samurai? man, his work is detailed...!
This Friday at noon pacific I will have two new releases here Bwana Spoons
Trashcan. This is the first release of trashcan. Jessie the wanderers super alter ego. When distressed or threatened Jessie turns into the ultimate power of Trashcan. Super powers to be disclosed at a later date. Small handpainted edition comes with trashcan lid (which will tumble trashcan over with it's mighty resin weight), and original Thrashman head.
Rootbeer Thrashman. Thrashman is Gargamel's mascot. This sculpt was done by my most favorite toy company ever, uh... After gargamel- Buta No Hana.
So it's a collab between gargamel/butanohana/bwana as it is my colorway and painted by me. Rootbeer vinyl, purple, neon red, yellow, green, and smoke spray with blue eyes.
Super7 is apparently hijacking Gargamel's Thrashout on Halloween. Good thing there will be some toys as a result!! How about the debut of Itokin Park's Monster Family Garuru above?
Bloody Mini Hollis by Le Merde
Hold on to you bandages....Pocket Mummy Boy??
The long awaited Flower Zag originally designed by Pickleloaf.
Mummy Boy with spiders...
All set for release, Custom Corps 2.6 will be up for sale tomorrow (October 28th) at around 7PM EST. We are trying something a little different this time and offering our first Custom Corps set. In the past few releases, a large majority of the orders we received consisted of 2 Custom Corps per person, so we thought it might be time for a combo twist. This is a chance to get the duo of Hades Pheyden and Cerberus Gobon (I have Greek mythology on the mind) plus one Phase Arm and Gobon Blaster all in one swoop (plus a secret bonus). The cost will be $55 for the set and the run is more limited than usual. These two characters have an important connection to Phanost and stand together in all that they do. Whether it's saving those in need or hastening the demise of their enemies, their bond cannot be broken. Huge thanks to Matt Walker aka Dead Presidents for his dedication to making every piece look top notch and to Jesse aka Callgrim for creating a new killer painting to bring all the elements together. We are lucky bastards to get to work with these masters. Hope you guys enjoy this mini release.
Better get to the Onell Store early!!
New images of S.I.C. Kamen Rider Kamen Rider Ryuki and Hibiki Clear Color Ver., which are the special prizes for S.I.C. Kiwami Tamashii Summer Lucky Draw Campaign:
1,000 of each figures to be won. Participants are required to obtain three bar code stickers from selected S.I.C. Kiwami Damashii releases (listed below), paste them onto an official postcard with all necessary information filled in, and send it to Bandai.
The corresponding merchandises are:
* Kamen Rider Hibiki
* Kamen Rider Ryuki
* Kamen Rider Knight
* Kamen Rider Zanki (斬鬼)
* Kamen Rider Todoroki (轟鬼)
All already released.
This campaign will end on November 2nd. Prizes to be released in late December.
Info via Ngee Khiong
pics via GA Graphics