Monday, November 30, 2009
Although I missed the show, a huge selection of custom Touma figures are still available and online at Mixi-Bang. As usual, Touma did not disappoint in the sheer volume and variety categories. With over 80 custom figures in almost any colorway you desire over five different characters, there is definitely something for everyone. Touma brought a few new characters along too. For my money, I much prefer the Danke Schoen at $120 each compared to either the Harapeko or Bokoboko at over double the price.
Harapeko Pekora. $250 each
Bokoboko Bokora. $300 each
Danke Shoen. $120 each
Don't forget the Mao Cat! $120 each
Kazu and Krazy Kazu Mouse. $120
What did I get on Black Friday? Well, a quick trip to Super7 yielded some goodies not listed on their webstore. I found these guys lying in a bin. Paid less than half for them. They somehow escaped being put online the night before for the midnight Black Friday sale. Thanks Super 7..!! A set of beautiful painted clear blue Shikaruna Kubo mini figures. If you haven't had these little buggers in your hand, I would suggest checking them out. They are incredibly detailed for the size: less than 3" tall. Impossibly detailed.
Shorter than a mini zag!!
I like toy newsletters via email with pictures. When I got one tonight from Ningyoushi, this pic above of Go Nagai's Devilman caught my eye. Highly stylized, almost cute. It had been Pansonized. I recognized it immediately as I have several 3" mini figures in the Panson Works style. But these guys are not that small. 5" tall. I purchased it immediately. I'm digging the price too. $18 each. Unfortunately, i'm not feeling Mazinger or Getter, but Devilman is a must have.
Panson Works does a cross over with Go Nagai! This series features all your Go Nagai favorites with a Panson Works spin on them! Devilman, Mazinger Z, Cutey Honey and Getter Robo! measurements: 5 inches tall
Thursday, November 26, 2009
It is that time of year again; Santa's wayward elfs have been hard at work exploring the cavernous storage areas and back offices of Super7. These elfs aren't searching for the over hyped or under produced toys that drove collectors crazy throughout the year. No they are looking for the forsaken and forgotten toys who have been passed over by collectors as they scrambled to buy the latest craze or saved their pennies to afford an elusive grail.
At the stoke of midnight on Thursday night, with belly's full of Turkey (or Tofurkey) the Super7 staff will flip a switch and over 500 toys will go on sale. Discounts will be as much as 75% off MSRP on figures from the following companies:
B-Club, Bearmodel, Blobpus, Charactics
Darkside Hero Toys
Real x Head
Secret Base , Whiz
See you Friday! Also for the locals, come in to the Super 7 store on friday with a fist full of cash and haggle with Glen and Alex for the very best deals in toyland...!
UP TO 50% OFF
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27TH THRU SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29TH
Last year's Black Friday promotion was pretty good. Save 10-20% off your entire purchase. That's right... we are too lazy to go around the shop and mark down just a handful of items at the shop so we decided that you can choose these items yourself! That means Transformers, G.I. Joe, kubricks, be@rbricks, anime toy, Uglydolls, Gloomy Bear, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy... whatever you're looking for, the coupon will help you save!
Print out the coupon below and present it at double punch for great savings that will last for only three days! This coupon won't work online, just our retail shop in North Beach - San Francisco.
For the FIRST HOUR on Friday, November 27th, 2009 from 11-12pm, you will receive 20% off your entire order. WOW! You MUST print the coupon and present it to the cashier to get the savings. Afterwards, it will be a 15% off coupon and valid for 3 days (November 27th - November 29). One coupon per person please. Sorry, coupons cannot be combined.
Don't miss out on 20-40% off the entire store this Friday, Nov. 27th. Sanrio and Mimobots are releasing an exclusive Hello Kitty Flash drive, and in honor of this we will have goodie bags for the first 50 people featuring gifts from Sanrio and Lucas films studio!!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This is the one and only Woo that I own. It's made by M1 and is a classic toy by any account. I'm not sure why I don't own more Woo, but i'm pretty sure it has to do with the colorway. I just love this ocean colorway. I wish more Woo were painted like this. I say more Woo in metallic paint schemes!
wow, it's been almost exactly four years since I first blogged about Paolo Parente's Dust Universe. I re-discovered his site and grabbed some more pics of his wonderful mech designs. I love the WWII look and feel contrasting the Sci-Fi Mecha designs. You can buy comics and kits. Sadly the action figures are almost sold out, but you can get the Winter White version still! I say more action figures!
DUST is a "What if world", a fictionary world based on our true history and mixed-up with science fiction, created by Paolo Parente. The setting is around 1950 the "cold war" where all the superpowers are developing new high-tech armaments, getting ready for a new war…
The difference is that amongst them we find Nazi Germany and their Axis allies, who were the first to develop new weapon technologies at the end of 1944, ending the ward in a different way compared to history.