TPS 1975 Missile Robot

TPS 1975 Missile Robot

Posted by on Apr 25, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

So here is a little toy gem I was able to purchase for $25. The crappy economy has some perks because years ago, this pint size robot would have cost much more.
He’s about six … Read more

Spectreman! 1971 The Blue Terror

Spectreman! 1971 The Blue Terror

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

A classic Japanese Superhero tokusatsu (special effects) show which aired in Japan from 1971 to 1972. Spectreman disguises himself as a human being, but when the Earth is in trouble, he sends a message to … Read more

Hot Rods & Munsters!

Hot Rods & Munsters!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

Here’s a vintage “Alps” made in Japan tin & plastic hot rod my son Dante and I discovered at a local antique show we attended last week. We had lost all hope of finding any … Read more

Shikaruna Koubo Giant Madalla figure

Shikaruna Koubo Giant Madalla figure

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

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This the Giant Madalla figure from Shikaruna Koubo, made in Japan. He’s larger than a standard size kaiju figure which is normally 8-9 inches…he’s almost 12 inches … Read more

The origin of manga: Storytelling Man

The origin of manga: Storytelling Man

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

Here’s a wonderful article I found on Ping-Mag about the origins of manga and a lost art in Japan known as Kamishibai. Kamishibai was live storytelling on the streets of Japan for children and adults. … Read more

Marusan Mini Red King Model

Marusan Mini Red King Model

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

An inexpensive little model kit that put a huge smile on me and my son’s faces.
Based on the legendary, larger, plastic remote control Redking kit from the 60s, this little gem
was quick and … Read more

Cyborg 009 – Vintage Takatoku Figures

Cyborg 009 – Vintage Takatoku Figures

Posted by on Feb 7, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

One of my favorite manga and anime, Cyborg 009. Created i 1963 by the prolific Shotaro Ishinomori also known for creating 8-Man, Kamen Rider, Ninja Arashi, Kikaider and many more Japanese characters/shows which are still … Read more

Denjin Zaboga Vintage Bullmark Figure

Denjin Zaboga Vintage Bullmark Figure

Posted by on Jan 9, 2010 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

Denjin Zaboga Vintage Bullmark Figure

Mark Nagata Custom Gamerudon

Mark Nagata Custom Gamerudon

Posted by on Dec 8, 2009 in Blog, Japanese Toy Collecting | No Comments

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I recently lucked out and scored one of Mark Nagata’s custom Gamerudons in his lottery last month.
Made by Target Earth (Marmit) and hand painted by Mark, … Read more

“BAT-TLE ROYALE”

“BAT-TLE ROYALE”

“BAT-TLE ROYALE!”
( Batman vs Gojira )
Gouache on wood 14″ x 14″

Here are pics of the piece I did for Mark Nagata’s Toy Karma 2 show this weekend, Sept. 5th 2009 hosted by Kirby and Whitney @ Rotofugi in Chicago.

Captain Max and Gameldon

Captain Max and Gameldon

Here’s a piece I did for my pal Mark Nagata’s Captain Max Toy and Target Earth’s Gameldon toy collaboration. My illustration was part of a packet of Japanese “Bromide Cards”, (sort of like big trading cards) depicting various artists interpertations of theses fantastic toys.