Monday, August 04, 2014
As promised, i've dusted off the old DSLR and took some pictures of a few of the toys I scored this year at SDCC. Definitely a sleeper hit for me is this NEO JAPAN figure from RESTORE. When I saw preview pictures, it really didn't do this figure justice. I wasn't sure what to make out of it. He's got a giant sword which is very cool and this Guyver-like suit which is cool, but no mask or helmet so I found it a bit odd. But then I saw this guy in person and my mind completely changed. To put a mask or helmet on this amazingly sculpted and painted head would be a shame. The level of details on this figure are insane. The expression and paint application on the head alone is fantastic. The joints are painted black underneath. The sword has a tiny peg that flips out and allows you to insert the sword on his back when not in use. It's hard to see, but the body has very delicate pink purple shading going on. Very subtle and amazing.
His name is Mr. Okada and he's 57 years old and he's a super toy geek. His favorite phrase is: "Dumb Fuck". lol... I love this guy.
Thanks to my pals Amy and Luke from Lulubell Toys for bringing him to SDCC..!!!