Thursday, March 31, 2011
Minds get ready to be blown..! Sneak Peek at the insane art to be auctioned off by Toy Tokyo for their Benefit Art Auction Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Relief. All proceeds from Pushead, Mike Sutfin and Aaron Horkey to go directly to the Japan Red Cross. All three pieces are amazing, but the piece from Pushead is probably one of my favorites ever.
There will be a preview night/opening reception at Toy Tokyo Underground Gallery on April 2nd...this Saturday. Live paintings by our buddies L'amour Supreme and Greg Mishka. You can also check out the art on April 3rd from 2-7pm. Then April 4th, everything hits ebay and will be listed for 10 days HERE. So get your sniping service ready for Japan Relief..!!
Updated Flyer below.
I like cool watches as much as the next guy. Here are three for you to choose from. If you have so much money that you don't need to ask or care how much this Harry Winston Opus Eleven costs, then it's the perfect watch for you. A ridiculous design that is so complex that it literally explodes on the hour to tell you the time. $250,000
Anarchy takes hold of the hours indication beneath the sapphire-crystal dome every 60 minutes. The numeral of the hour, assembled in the center of the circle, explodes into chaos before instantly reassembling as the new hour. It then remains still until the next disintegration. Instead of a hand, 24 placards revolve and rotate on a complicated system of gears mounted on an epicycloidal gear-train.
TAG Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Concept Watch
I'm a TAG man myself, but compared to Harry above, this one is found a bit lacking. Regardless, it's the first watch to measure and display 1/1,000th of a second?? wtf? Do you really need to have that?
Citizen Eco-Drive Satellit Wave Watch
ok, this Citizen is interesting. You never have to set your watch. It actually searches from the closest of 24 navigation satellites to set day, date and time. Handy if you travel often. Price TBA.
wow, 3A fans are rabid when it comes to helping with Japan relief. Minutes after the WWRp JDF EMGY Armstrong went on sale....all gone...! $30,000 will be donated by 3A to Japanese charity. 545 of these little guys sold in two minutes? nicely done Legion. Thank you 3A..!!
pic via Alice in Japan.
I realize there are tons of very skilled LEGO builders out there, but for pete's sake, will someone get this dudekwi-chang a job at LEGO designing these mech kits? amazing. This kind of toy is right up my alley. Mech suit with a 3 3/4 GI Joe driver. I don't even like LEGO's that much.
I'm pretty excited about Cris Rose' new mech design Rostrum. One of his more traditional robot designs that evokes Big O immediately with the giant arms. Better be quick...! Only 10 made for now. Goes on sale at 10am tomorrow morning...!
Colour: Omega White
Run: 10 only
Heads: x3 (2 eyed, 8 eyed and clear)
Size: 5" tall x 4" wide
Price: $120 + shipping
On sale Thursday March 31st @ 10:00am PDT
Rostrum was built to fill a gap in the market, the need for a medium-sized bot with a lot of grunt. For most small businesses, a flock of Sprogs was usually adequate to achieve most heavy duty tasks, known as they were for working hard and sharing the load between them. Even large industrial scenarios found this setup ideal, especially when supported by the odd Rotund and Runcible units. Installing Sprogs directly into heavy-lift bodies became a popular choice for the largest factories and recycling companies, but the incredible cost of these custom built mechanisms proved too great for those smaller outfits that needed more punch per tonne.
Designed around the same core as Rotund, the focus of Rostrum's 5 foot frame was on power and robustness. Equipped with 2 huge, interchangeable arms and a thick, armour-plated body, this bot was slow, yet purposeful. The standard model featured a reinforced head that could be used as a battering ram when thrust forward, a feature specifically requested by the emergency services, should the ideal route be through a wall. Manufacturing looked for greater accuracy and control when moving heavy components, so the multi-spectral optics of the precision alignment head was a popular choice. The 3rd standard head choice was the classic holo-projection unit that many had become used to on other models, preferring it for it's familiarity and wide range of applications.
Whether repositioning heavy machinery, crushing boat hulls for recycling or tearing the roof off a blazing hover car to free it's occupants, Rostrum's immense strength and compact size satisfied a wide variety of roles.
However the situation that placed him so fondly in the public eye, was also the least expected. The largest global chain of nightclubs suddenly replaced their entire staff of bouncers with Glossy black Rostrum at every one of their 700 venues. When they weren't terrifying troublemakers before ejecting them bodily, they were doing what everyone had really come to see, breakdancing in formation on specially reinforced iron dancefloors.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Brings me back to my Armored Core days...Watch full screen in 720p HD
Adhesive Games is developing Hawken, a new Mech Combat FPS. www.hawkengame.com/blog
There are many aspects of the game, some already finished, that are not shown in this video. However we feel it gives a good first glimpse and are looking forward to releasing more media!
These people look like they really love animals. I'm not sure how the idea about riding them as a skateboard or roller blades came up? PETA is licking their chops literally.
"Helena Beat" by Foster the People
~No animals were harmed in the making of this video. Don't harm animals, dummy.~
thankyou to TheIdealists.com
I have this movie on DVD already. Lots of famous actors and tons of hype. as a martial arts movie, it's ok, but not OMG. Fans of the genre will enjoy to a certain point, but one would think for all this effort, actors and money, they could have come up with a slightly better story line.
Yuen Woo Ping (The Matrix trilogy, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero) brings you True Legend, a heart pounding epic about the timeless battle between good and evil. Su Can's (Vincent Zhao) respectable life is obliterated when his vengeful brother, Yuan (Andy On), returns from war armed with the deadly Five Venom Fists. Weakened but not destroyed, Su Can learns a never-before-seen form of martial arts: the Drunken Fist. Armed with this new power, he returns home to honor his family through retribution by taking on his brother in a battle to become the ultimate warrior. Packed with distinct fighting styles--including MMA, knife combat and sweeping aerial stunts-- and starring martial arts legends Michelle Yeoh, David Carradine and Jay Chou.
Come out Saturday night to Toy Tokyo and buy some great art and/or custom toys to support relief efforts in Japan. Live paintings by L'amour Supreme and Greg Mishka...! Even yours truly has a few customs in the show..!
Ilanena, Fig-lab and the talented group of international artists who participated in the Dai Kaiju Card Monster Custom Toy Show last month have all agreed to donate 100% of the proceeds from the Show sales to relief for the victims of the disaster in the Tohoku region of Japan.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the customs from the show, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the artist name, your name and shipping address by April 1, 2011. If there are multiple applications for a custom, the winner will be decided by lottery. For the pieces that are available as both sets and individual pieces, priority will be given to set buyers over individual piece buyers.
You will be notified by e-mail to confirm your purchase and a paypal invoice will be sent. Figures purchased in the U.S. will be shipped locally via USPS Priority Mail thanks to support from Matt and Marcus at Onell Design. The rest of the world will ship from Japan.
After April 1, 2011 remaining customs from the show will be sold on a first come - first serve basis.
On April 2, we will update this page with the status of whats sold and whats still available.
Thanks to all the artists and thanks to everyone for all your support!
Hoshina (ilanena) & Don (fig-lab)
CLICK HERE to check out all the customs now...!
Wait for the brick....
Trying to be funny is hard enough. Try to be funny with a couple of toys and a balloons is even harder. But artist Aled Lewis has the knack. Simple dime store toys with funny sayings. Read them twice to get the full brilliance. And now you can get prints of them too..!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Nice..! Josh Herbolsheimer paints up a flyer for Connell's 70th birthday jam at Super 7 TONIGHT..!! If you're in the Bay Area, you have to come and hang out...!
Friday, March 25, 2011
A few quick shots. More to come. Love this guy. Wonderful paint application. Small figure. Insane detail. Only four inches tall or so. Really nice. Half Bad Toyz are dropping this dude in every kind of high tech resin there is: color changing, translucent glitter, GID, etc. Check it out.
EMGY Armstrong for Japan Relief. March 29th at Bambaland. 100% of proceeds goes to Japan Disaster Relief...!!
More WWRp for SDCC 2011...! Action Portable Dropcloth Slaughterhouse. SDCC Exclusive. I'm down for this guy. I can carry it home..!
Action Portable Bamba Boss?? Cute. I like them. I will buy.
Adventure Kartel Satanic Labs with packs? pass...
Fans of the Sega's Yakuza video game series will get a kick out of this. An Aussie was either too lazy to come up with his own tattoo ideas OR he's a huge fan of the game. He paid $9,000 to get the same exact dragon tattoo as the main protagonist in the game. hardcore.
via: Tokyo Mango
Personally, I would have opted for the full body treatment from Crying Freeman
Wow, it's been five years already? I remember when I first met Mark and he was just starting Max Toy Co. It's great to see his creations come to life. This 5th Anniversary Art Show pays homage to Mark's roots as an illustrator and it will be entirely 2D Art by various artists from around the world. Hits Tokyo first April 2-3 at Design Festa and then to Mark's home town of San Francisco at Double Punch April 23rd. Looking forward to it...!