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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
( 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.
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.