Monday, May 30, 2011
Despite being rejected not once, not twice, but three times for a Press Badge, Kaiju Chronicle Joe and I spent the $35 for a day pass for FANIME today. The 3rd time, we got rejected in person by Milton Le, Director of Marketing. He basically said that any blogger that uses a free service such as Blogger or Live Journal is not really a "journalist" worthy of covering FANIME. I say ouch..! After blogging for over five years on toy culture that is directly related to Anime, I think toybot studios is more than credible enough to cover FANIME. Oh well, he wasn't going to budge so we didn't make too much of a fuss. He said they all like toybot studios, but rules are rules.
FANIME certainly has grown. Not as big as AnimeEXPO by a long shot, but still, not tiny either. It was held at the San Jose Convention Center and all the kids were definitely enthusiastic. For many, it's all about the Cosplay and that did not disappoint. Some amazing costumes. Artist's Alley is worth a visit, but the Dealer's room is the same ole by the same ole so not terribly interesting. Was it worth $35? No. Joe and I would have been better off saving our $$ and just hanging outside the convention taking pictures of all the Cosplayers. The lighting was better outside too.
More pics after the jump...
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Killer J has a custom Sarumon contest for you. Buy this unpainted red Sarumon, customize it, send him pictures and maybe win a prize..! For ¥3,000, not a bad price. I'm liking the bright red base of this toy as well.
Killer J First Custom Competition Start since now.
1.Unpainted SARUMON is on sale thru email since now.
Price:Yen 3000/pcs+shipping & Charges(1 or more pcs order is accept).
Remember email include your name,address & telephone number.
2.Custom spray your SARUMON!!
3.Please send following information to following email after you finish your SARUMON.
Custom Spray Deadline is 1 October 2011.
Your Name,Address,Telephone number & Your Custom Spray SARUMON's Name.
(Remember includ Front,Back & Your favourite angle total 3 Photos).
First Place(GOLD)-1 Winner:
Custom JANGO 1pcs+
Custom SARUMON 2pcs+
First Place's SARUMON factory production 2pcs
Second Place(SILVER)-2 Winners:
Custom SARUMON 1pcs+
First Place's SARUMON factory production 1pcs
Third Place(BRONZE)-3 Winners:
First Place's SARUMON factory production 1pcs
Friday, May 27, 2011
ok, one of the funniest things I've seen all week if not month. NSFW language, but fucking hilarious. Lots of truths here. Hawkman? Sure, why not. I think he's just as cool...lol... I feel for him. Feels like Jr. high school or..... Designer Toy Awards...hahahahahaha!
via: Geeks are Sexy
Thanks Ben...! What I thought was a home made freddiew - style video of kids with Nerf guns and cool effect turns out to be a rather disturbing and extremely violent music video showcasing kids by the band IS TROPICAL.
DOWNLOAD FOR FREE THE SINGLE "THE GREEKS" : http://bit.ly/iCIdS4 AND THE REMIX BY MOONLIGHT MATTERS
Directed by MEGAFORCE
Animation by 7 at Machine Molle
Produced by Jules Dieng at Elnino
Native to - Out June 13th on Kitsuné / Cooperative and June 2nd on Traffic
Pre-order on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/native-to/id434980771
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If this cool toy doesn't get you into drinking tea, nothing will. I've heard tea has just as much caffeine as coffee. True? I'm not so sure I can give up my coffee. Although i've been told Tea will make one less jiiitttteeeerrryry. yes, it's just a tea strainer. But in order to get the full effect, one has to serve tea in a glass mug.
via: Lost at E Minor
Buys yours for $20 at Yanko Design Store
Designed by AbelPartners Design Studio
Tea Diver is motivated from the shape of Korean traditional diver, Meoguri, which only relies on a string of Oxygen tank to explore the deep sea. Tea Diver will help us enjoy a more pleasant and enriched teatime everyday.
Tea Diver is a strainer with a texture of Silicone harmless to humans, LSR, usually used to make baby bottles, so it’s innocuous to humans. It is especially useful when people boil water or diverse tea at home. It can also be used diversely in addition to its original function as a strainer. Because of its cute pattern it also serves as a good decorative tool and when you pick it up and shake it, you will be pleasantly surprised.
The product is also easy to maintain as it can be naturally disinfected when put boiling water.
Garamania reports that the upcoming Garakutagigas designed by Alex Wald and sculpted by Okuda Shigeki will actually have Shades..! The finished toy will come with two pairs of swappable specs!. More importantly Garamania says Garakutagigas will hit the market next month!!
These are interesting. Polaroids behind the scenes of Bladerunner by Sean Young. She was hot and Bladerunner is my all time favorite movie. I love the gritty quality of Polaroids. The expressions are innocent and candid.
via: Super Punch
"50 bucks gets you a 7" high signed and numbered limited edition vinyl figure. Find a better deal and I'll eat it ....................... actually I'll eat most anything when I'm pissed." Mloezilla
"MOLEZILLA" Kickstarter $50. Pledge Reward = 7" high white vinyl with red glass eyes in a signed and numbered edition limited to the number of $50. pledges received.
TO PLEDGE SUPPORT for this MOLEZILLA KICKSTERTER Project Please visit:
header card art by John Kastner
THE MOLEZILLA KARMA
© Bob Conge 2011
Our story began on the night of January 19th in the year of our Lord 2011 in room 17-b of building 5 on the grounds of an animal testing facility located in East Millstone, New Jersey. Here was the henchman firm that did the dirty work for many of the pharmaceutical companies who bring us those all important products to whiten our teeth, loosen our bowels, color our lips, get rid of our mucus, and many other goodies that give meaning to our empty lives.
This company has long had a reputation of going beyond the call to inflict unspeakable acts of torture upon our meek and innocent neighbors in the name of "safety for the superior species" otherwise known as "profit and fear of liability."
The payment for the many decades of the Auschwitz like treatment of animals at this facility came due this night of the 19th. Karma was embodied in a mole that had been injected daily for six months with enormous doses of an experimental growth hormone and radioactive isotopes. A lab assistant found the 10 inch mole lying belly up in his damp and dark cage. Assuming the mole had lost its ability to continue suffering for the good of mankind, he dumped the lifeless yet still warm body in to the cart with the others that made their final escape that night. The cart of fate was left in a dimly lit room at the back of building 5 to await incineration at morning's call.
The call would not come that morning, for the mole was still alive and the full effect of their experiment was about to be realized. As the mole slowly emerged from the drug induced stupor, the growth hormone treatments of the past six months all kicked in at once and he grew to a height of 50 feet smashing through the skylight into dark of the night. By morning the behemoth had eaten all of the employees, freed the other animals and demolished every laboratory at the facility.
Today is January 20th and Molezilla is sleeping on his full belly in the comfort of the Holland Tunnel. The sign above him reads "Stay In Lane For New York !"
Check out this amazing custom Ilanena figure by artist Ralph Niese. This is from the 10th Anniversary Dai Kaiju Card Monsters Show. Ralph really captured that feeling of this monster actor on a smoke break back stage. I really love the wall in the background with the tiny posters. Amazing, amazing detail for a figure that is only a few inches tall.
Thank you Ilanena for sending this with the extra goodies..!!!
here's Ralph's latest work. MT3000 poster. Notice the Mutant Chaos? Awesome.