Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Exclusives sold all 3 days:
Real x Head x Lulubell Toys Mutant Chaos - on sparkle grey vinyl base - $60
Real x Head x Lulubell Toys Chaos Q Bean - on sparkle grey vinyl base - $10
Cure x Lulubell Toys WonderCon 2010 version Fungah - painted $85
Cure x Lulubell Toys WonderCon 2010 version Fungah - painted $75
Shikaruna Cube Dorol - 2 painted versions - $55 each
Shikaruna Cube Dorol - 2 unpainted versions (clear pink & clear smoke) - $50 each
MonstreHero x Lulubell Toys - Saturday @ noon release - Sparkleminion - $75
Not exclusive - just super cool:
We will have a huge Real x Head, Uamou & Yamazakura selection for our NorCal friends to get their hands on! Also, other special goodies like Medicom Dr. Rx Hello Kitty's - 2 versions and Secret Base x Usagrow treasures! Grab a Lulubell T-shirt, add some mini cats to your litter, and more!
BOOTH #223 - the place to be. Say hi to Amy & her awesome crew from La Rosa Skateboards! (Luke won't be at this one :( Boooo.... just not the same without ya buddy)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Gargamel will be in the house this Saturday, April 3rd at Super7 and we couldn't be more excited. oh my! Wondercon and then a Gargamel custom show...! Yes! The ultimate toy weekend...!
Custom figures and painting by Gargamel (Kiyoka & Naoya Ikeda), KaToPe, Chanmen and Koji Harmon. Exclusive figure releases, live painting and other surprises. Kiyoka Ikeda, KaToPe and Koji Harmon will be in attendance.
Buster Call x LiLJAPAN Beetlar Lottery Release!!!
Beetlar is a character created by one of Japan's
most awesome independent toy creator, Buster
Call. Made in Japan, this figure stands at about 3.5"
tall and is made from clear vinyl. The colors on the
figure is red, gold and black. The color way was
decided by me, LiLJAPAN. The header for this
figure was also designed by me. Something new to
all Beetlar collectors out there.
Because of the limited quantity, this
figure will be released as a form of a lottery.
Meaning that you will have to e-mail me if you are
interested in purchasing this figure. After the e
mailing deadline have reached, I will be randomly
pulling out the e mails from the box and sending out
all the lucky winners a confirmation e mail that they
have won with the payment information.
Unfortunately payments are only made thru Paypal
at this moment. The figure will be shipped out once
all the payments have been made.
Colors: Red, Black and Gold
Restriction: Because of the limited quantity, this is only
offered 1 per customer.
Price:$40 + $5 shipping in the USA
$8 shipping International
Deadlines for e-mail: Monday March 29 ~Sunday, April
4th 2010 (8pm PST)
*This figure is not offered to customers in Japan.
Japan customers will have their own release by
Thank you again and I hope everyone is as excited
as I am. Please e-mail me if interested with the
subject as "BEETLAR!!!!"
Hiro thanks you
In honor of Gargamel, Cometdebris and Katope coming to San Francisco this weekend, I'm posting some fairly recent additions to the collection. Custom Rokuron by Cometdebris which is the best colorway on the planet and the latest Gachamecha which is one of only a few toys in my collection regardless of colorway, that I will buy every version.
This green and yello organic, alien-looking chooper designed by Smolyanov Michael is actually ECO-friendly. huh? The materials are not only eco-friendly, but also very light in weight and stronger than usual. The bike’s frames, suspension and steering components are grown from organic substances and then fastened. The bike really comes out with strong, lightweight and very powerful spatial structure after processing and destruction of organic carbon skeleton with fluorine. And that’s where the name M-Org
The latest OG BLOb to celebrate spring. Yes, that is a DX in the middle. No you won't be able to get one. Apparently only a few in the entire run. bummer cause I really like it.
It is spring! Like the cherry blossoms bloomed in front of the Nde I BLObPUS Uchi-prepared.
Wrapped in soft metallic paint color paint system wipe the image of cherry blossoms. The prime field, so you can enjoy cherry blossoms phosphorescent?The price which takes price thank you Sa LA network. Built in secret into the mix too BLObPUS DX on it! !
Sitting on a tatami mat in a small shack behind his home in suburban Tokyo, Goto-San has been painting Japanese Vinyl toys for over 60 years. In this time, his hands have painted over a million toys.
Toypunks Vol. 2 (#TPV2) will feature Mike Giant, Usugrow, Pushead, Takeshi (TAKESHIT) from Cocobat, Hiddy from Secret Base, Endo from Devillock, Mike Sutfin, Obitsu, Dream Rockets, Death Climax, and more.
Tokyo/Glow from Nathan Johnston on Vimeo.
Remember this cool video featuring a glowing man in the streets of Tokyo I posted a few weeks ago by Nathan Johnson?
Apparently this video paired up with Kanye West's song Street Lights is approved by Kanye himself.
A bit more info on the original purpose of the video:
A branded short film for The Generic Man by Industry Films and Citizen Jones.
Written and directed by Jonathan Bensimon and produced by Jonas Bell Pasht, Tokyo/Glow follows the nighttime journey of an illuminated man from a crosswalk sign as he embarks on an adventure through the streets of Tokyo. Shot on location throughout Tokyo using thousands of individual digital stills, the short film features original music by indie rock band Kidstreet, who recently signed with Nettwerk Records and will be releasing their debut album worldwide in 2010.
To achieve the striking effect of the illuminated man, an original light suit was constructed using hundreds of feet of high-voltage LED rope lights and a translucent nylon outer shell. Michael Lambermont, executive producer at Alter Ego in Toronto, oversaw the effects-heavy post-production process, which included weeks of extensive rotoscoping and compositing in the facility's two Flame suites, plus a final colour grade, once the effects were complete. Geoff Ashenhurst, editor at Stealing Time, was charged with bringing the thousands of digital stills to life with director Bensimon.
Monday, March 29, 2010
The All Metal Duo of Martin Ontiveros and Skinner graced us with their rockdom at Super 7 on Saturday. Although there were no toys, their amazing art speaks for it's twisted, horrific self.
Check out Skinner's new toy that will be released at Wondercon this weekend...! Based on his "Lurker" character above.
More pics after the jump...
Last saturday witnessed the largest Tradefest ever of the Bay Area Skull Krew (BASK). We are the hometown Skullbrainers. The number of locals that showed up was huge as was the volume of toys. Not only were there trades a plenty, but lots of give aways from people like Brian, Grace, Dril just to name of a few. Thanks to Glenn, Brian and Alex for getting the coffee, donuts and Miette choco cake for our geekdom.
Paul Kaiju had four different versions of his HP Partyballs on sale for nearly retail price...!! Awesome.
Outerspace Rose Vampire
Proto of the upcoming Monstor Family Robo Fireman by Mutant Massacre..!
Jeff with a huge Hedorah. Clear purple vinyl with glitter...
We then went out to the plaza to take a group shot with our favorite toys. A few close-ups....
Shannon showing the Garamon love
David going for the Marmit Dino-tanks
Paul kissing his Pollard
Jan with her Tiger 7 and Leecifer Visighost
See the rest of the favorites after the jump: