Friday, June 29, 2012
Oh, man, the wait is almost over. Although we still don't have a release date yet, specs and price were announced this morning for the first ever TAD Gear Production Dauntless:
Last month we hinted that a production Dauntless was on its way. We’re pleased to report that things are currently on schedule as we near the home stretch. The above image are knives pulled from the production line, with blades ground, logos etched and for the first run, serial numbers to mark the occasion. All that’s left is to sharpen the edge and add the pocket clip.
The TAD Dauntless will feature:
• 3.6” S30V blade
• 8.2” overall length
• Available in Black G10, Ranger Green G10 and Titanium
• Price: $300/G10 and $400/Titanium
Note the bottom two knives are prototypes.
pictures via George Chen
June 30 – July 25th, 2011
Reception: Saturday, June 30th 2012 – 6:30-10pm
GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025
Giant Robot is proud to host Satoshi – The Last Salaryman – clay sculptures by Yukinori Dehara.
The Salaryman in Japan, is an underpaid and understated workforce who work long hours and have forged a lifestyle that is strongly responsible for the economic miracle of post World War 2 Japan. Today they wander the streets after their long day, drinking and frolicking until they head home to their family, only to face the same thing the following day. Satoshi is this person but has a friend, a beast named Morlin.
We’ll be sure to feature clay sculptures and more from Yukinori Dehara.
We’ve featured Japanese artist, Yukinori Dehara annually and his exhibitions range from being touching to grotesque. Yet like most artists, he has a deep ideology behind his pieces although to the casual observer, they look like fun.
Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with a shop and gallery in Los Angeles, as well as an online equivalent.
An opening reception for the artists will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 pm on Saturday, July 2, 2011.
wow... Quentin Tarantino, Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Dave Bautista, Eli Roth, Jamie Chung, Rick Yune and the rest of an all star cast star in the "chop socky" martial arts flick. Looks corny, but hopefully will have some substance to back it up. Most interesting is that it's the directorial debut of Wu Tang's RZA who also stars in the movie as The Man With the Iron Fists. See "Jax" from Motal Kombat fame.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Toy Art Gallery is proud to team with Japanese vinyl toy mavericks SECRET BASE to present “Japanese Devil”, opening Saturday July 7th. This is Secret Base’s first-ever West Coast exhibition and they are bringing the heat with an enormous assortment of exclusive vinyl toys, prints, art, apparel, and more! Hiddy of Secret Base and Hiroshi and the THREE TIDES TATTOO crew will be in attendance making this an opening not to be missed!
“JAPANESE DEVIL” features:
- a Secret Base Retrospective from the collection of Carl Kent-Smith
- Debut of “Karakasa Obake“, new toy designed by Hiroshi of THREE TIDES TATTOO and co-produced by Toy Art Gallery
- Exclusive Editions:
- Ganji-Obake Dog
- The Salvation Ink
- 1/1 Skull Head
- Super Size Me
- and more!
- Original Art and Limited Edition Prints by Hiroshi and Usugrow
- Exclusive Limited Edition Apparel
Exclusives will be available first come, first served to show attendees. Line tickets will be given out starting at 12 PM noon on Saturday, July 7th.
Exclusive merchandise will be available at shop.toyartgallery.com starting Sunday, July 8th.
Please join us for the opening on Saturday, July 7th from 7-10 PM at Toy Art Gallery’s new showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046. “Japanese Devil” runs through July 28th.
wow... check out the new Mecha Gorilla II. This guy is imposing. I really dig the ball and chain. I like the cyclops treatment as well. Check out the size comparison below. This guy will crush all your other toys.
One of the few toys i'm looking forward to at SDCC 2012. David Flores Hellfire Canyon Club Deathead. Edition of 50 in the limited green colorway. David will be signing on Friday, July 13th at 2pm at the BIC Plastic Booth.
Interesting period piece about revenge. Evil lord kills this clan and the surviving prince ends up being raised by evil lord undercover. Kid grows up and seeks his revenge. Premise is ok, but revenge is always best when the victim at least remembers the wrongs that have been done to him. All this kid knows is that the evil lord is his father figure. Dunno...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Here is the 2012 3A Membership "F-LEGION" 1/6 Adventure Kartel figure. It's pretty cool. I guess he's a cyborg with that "Tokyo Tribes" attitude. lol.. Complete with baseball bat, distressed jeans and parka. He also has this menacing "gimp" hood that's built into the jacket for when you want to go full on criminal.
Combine skater / artist Kilian Martin's unique and fluid street tricks with Brett Novak's amazing cinematography and mellow sound track and you have something more like Ballet rather than Skate video. beautiful. I feel all zen now.