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Saturday, November 30, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
RESTORE gave out some fantastic little catalogs, showcasing sofubi figures he's already released and previewing two exciting new toys! I love catalogs like this and wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to see it, so here are some pics.
|Debris Japan is one of my favorite figures of the last few years and one well deserving of such a retrospect!|
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
It's only $10, and they'll ship worldwide. Click here to check it out.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
|Vintage pachinko machine|
|Over time, lights, sounds, and video features began to be introduced to machines.|
|Tokusatsu legends: Kamen Rider V3, Inazuman, and Lion Maru.|
|Barom 1 children's pachinko toy from the 1970s|
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Many of the regulars were in attendance, like Blobpus, Marmit, Refreshment Toys, and so on. And the Max Toy booth featured a number of international artists who flew over for the event, so it was a good chance for collectors to talk with the toy makers themselves.
I'd say on a whole, it felt like there were maybe not quite as many toy makers or collectors in attendance this time around. I think the latter might have had to do with the weather, which turned cold and wet at times.
Still, the show had a nice mix of new toy releases, new versions of well known figures, customs, collabs, and even a few protos on display.
Alright, let's get to the pics! The makers are ordered alphabetically. Please click on each image to see its full size.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
It has also has a couple of well known shopping arcades which stretch on for long distances. And both of those have clusters of toy shops.
|This set of three shopping complexes, which are connected by walkways, is located in a nice covered mall. It's near Sannomiya station, and the easiest thing is to enter at the above spot.|
|There are little arcades, video game shops, as well as stores selling manga, anime, model kits, books, records, and of course toys.|
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Here I interview Mel Birnkrant, creator of The Outer Space Men toys, which were made by Colorforms in 1968. Click here to check out my report of the OSM booth at NYCC, including lots of still images and back stories about the original and new toy lines.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The Outer Space Men. The booth was part history, part sales, and all enthusiasm. It was staffed by Gary Schaeffer (a superfan who affectionately calls himself "The Money") and none other than Mel Birnkrant, the creator of the original toy line.
|The sale case|
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Now here's something you don't see everyday. But soon you'll be able to not only see it, but buy it.
Skinner and is being produced by Unbox Industries. Put one of these in your front window and watch the hordes of unwelcome solicitors dwindle to a trickle.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I had a chance to see several upcoming figures. First, there's Rotogirl by longtime toy maker Pete Fowler, who is really one of the pioneers in the scene.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
As per KK's usual style, booths are organized alphabetically. Click on each photo to see its full size. Enjoy!
Clutter and Monster Island