history of furoku, furoku in girls' magazines, a close-up look at furoku manga, and a super close-up on a Henshin Ninja Arashi manga given away with a magazine. Now I'd like to take a look at modern furoku.
More after the jump:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
However, there were quite a lot of vinyl, resin, and plush toys by Western makers who were there in person. Some, including Joe Merrill (Splurrt) and James Groman, manned different booths at set times to release their toys.
Here are pics of the indie toy booths, alphabetized by booth name:
Thursday, October 16, 2014
James Groman - long-time toy designer and creator of Rotten Rex and other vinyl toys - at the Lulubell booth.
|James doing an illustration at the Lulubell booth|
Monday, October 13, 2014
|New Pushead toy debuting at Hyperstoic|
|One of several exceptional display only Rebel Captains|
Sunday, October 5, 2014
pachinko machines are pop culture.
The machines I've seen advertised have mostly featured crossovers with Japanese properties like Kamen Rider, Evangelion, pro wrestling, AKB 48, etc. Recently I saw a poster for something that caught my eye - a Batman machine. It's not surprising that out of the thousands of candidates for Western licensed properties, Batman was chosen. There are a good number of fans in Japan, which has a 50-year-plus history of producing some really interesting Batman goods.
Here's a look at a poster with Batman and a bunch of other machines: