Shirahata + Hamann = SHIRAHAMA


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

M1GO Gorosaurus?

Thats what I though at first and ran off at the mouth then Yuji told me its the T-Rex from "The Last Dinosaur", known as "ポーラーボーラ" (Polar Borer) in Japan, released in 1977 as all things a television movie in the US and in the theaters in Japan, weird. I guess the studio thought it was just too cheesy to risk a theatrical release. Yuji asked if I remembered the movie and I didnt, not until I came home that is and checked YouTube, how did I forget. The main guy that wants to kill the T-Rex is a classic 70's bad movie actor named Richard Boone, he was in tons of crappy movies I watched as a kid. And the part where the borer is tossed into the bone pile is pretty awesome. But I digress, M1GO is releasing 2 colorways of the usual M1GO amazing quality vinyl of a standard size T-Rex figure in the next couple months, included will be a signed 8 x 10 glossy of "Hazel" , great name choice for a Japanese cavewoman, I am not sure about her real name, I need to go watch the movie again.

Hazel, yeah for cavewomen costumes!

Here is the Japanese poster for the movie, the DVD version anyway, its the same as the original but with the DVD logo, classic monster movie awesomeness.

And if you are really adventerous here is a link to YouTube so you can see the amazing special effects and men in suits for yourself.

And a sidenote, this was co-produced by the people who made the "Animagic" classics, "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" , "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and others, Rankin and Bass, they even made "Thundercats" which I was stoked on in high school!

So, you should buy this if you are a freak who likes really bad dinosuar movies and then can't remember them, they will probably be pretty killer toys like they always are from M1GO.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Daiogusokumushi!!! Say it!!!!!

Daiogusokumushi is the new mini figure from YAMOMARK. There was a couple colorways released last Sunday at Wonder Fest, one in black and one in pink, I bought the pink one as I usually go for the cute colors first, especially when I spent all my money at the M1GO booth already. If you don't know what a Daiogusokumushi is dont worry,
I didn't either until a wierd coincidence, a couple weeks before I saw this toy was being made I saw a picture of one on the news here, its pretty crazy and looks like an ancient huge undersea potato bug, which is nice as I like potato bugs too but these live on the botton of the ocean instead of your yard. They are known in english as deep sea Giant isopods, here is some info,

Also, available were Zariking minis in the same colors and the Nasura mini, which is a japanese eggplant which is actually the same as the eggplant in the US but they pick it while its still small and has taste, unlike the purple shoe leather egg vegetable we get back home. Uhg. The watermelon looking Nasura was killer, but I was on a budget, that and my better half woulda killed me. Oh yeah, a standard Kinoko Jiru Otoko was avialable too, I like that the name translates to Mushroom Juice Man.

Yamomark has been releasing a series of minis that are reminicent of the old Kamen Rider kaijin mini figures from the 70's, all of them well worth picking up as once you hold them they are irresistable! They have done a bunch of Silver Kamen enemies too which are awesome. And the price and size makes them even more easy to take home, if you can find them though which is the problem as most sell out pretty fast at the events when released. Actually I was lucky, my wife was walking by the booth and saw it and called me to say it was there and I freaked and she bought it for me so I could add more toxic material to the collection.

If you dont know Yamomark here is a link to thier blog, , its in Japanese but there are plenty of pictures to give you a taste of whats out there to track down! Especially any version of Yamo-Bazooka.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Wonder Fest Haul!

todays haul revised
Originally uploaded by Baikin
OK, I made out like a bandit for a scary cheap price today. Most of this is stuff I won playing ring toss and getting winning tickets.

This is the first Wonder Fest in a year so it was great to have this event again, its heavy on the naked girl models but there is sofubi to be found too. The best was M1 had the ring toss which they didnt do for a long time and I actually won a clear Jet Jaguar so that was a great surprise. The Garamon was a ticket winner and the giant Booske a friend won and then gave it to as he doesnt collect Booska! Thanks Furuya!

Tons of other great stuff too today, like the GID Ushi Oni from Sun Guts, huge and killer. Too much too see and I can see from the KT picts that I missed US Toys and some others. The place is huge and I always seem to talk more than look when I go but that is fine with me, its like a reunion every time I go and great to see friends and talk shit.

The one thing that I had never seen before was the seperation of all the porn kits and naked girl stuff, they actually had an 18 and over section this time. Of course I went and got a suprise, the World KIller series! Mass murderer and serial killer resin kits, check out my Flickr if you need to see these.

It was a great day, too freakin hot but all the great toys and friends more than made up for that!

Friday, July 24, 2009

VELOCITRON ART at "a massing of grim reapers"

Weeeeeee!!!!! Yeah, thats sounds dumb but I am dumb so it fits. Also it usually means a good time is being had and a good WAS had last night at " A Massing of Grim Reapers" show at Monstock Cafe. Lots of great customs and great talk was had a done by everyone there. It was a small event but I think there would have been many more people if everyone was not at SDCC this weekend.

Ricky did a bunch of customs for the show and the army of Betchigons looked great. I love the destroyed Gundam playmodels he slaughtered for the custom Larvagons he did for the show. Look closely at the art he did and you can see where the leftovers went.

I am bummed that I forgot to get a picture of the keychain and hair barret he made with the head part of Larvigon though, these were my favorites of the show! I guess I was too excited and spaced it. My wife got a barret so I can still get a picture of that for you all.

The Sunguts guy was there too and he surprised Isao-san and one other with an awesome gift, the Ushi-Oni GID figure that is being released tomorrow at WF! My wife is gonna be first in line for this thing! Just about everyone crapped when theyt saw it, its huge, GID and looks freaky! All pluses for making a toy you need to have.

Everything was priced well so people should be able to take some home after the lottery with no problem, I think it was because the gallery isnt taking %50 like usual. So enter those lotteries! If you can after the SDCC wallet drain anyway. All in all it was a fun time and again, I thank Ricky so much for inviting be to be part of it, a rad time was surely had.

Oh yes, click the picture to go to my flickr and see the outta focus and dark pictures I took.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

a late massing of grim reapers

a massing of grim reapers
Originally uploaded by Baikin
I am finally finished. Been working everyday since these arrived and too pooped to paint when I get home in the evenings. I am so late I will be delivering these in person tomorrow at the gallery opening while it is in progress. But it sounds like I wont be the only one late so everyone will have to come back later to see all the submissions anyway. I am just glad they are done and I am happy with the way they came out!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Massing of Grim Reapers show at Monstock!!

Thanks Ricky (VELOCITRON) for inviting me to be a part of "A Massing of Grim Reapers show at Monstock!!" next week. It was a great surprise to get the PM from you and I am stoked to paint some Larvagons and a Betchigon!

Here is the box I got from Ricky last night, now I gotta think of something different than what I usually do so these will look like they should, grotesque and beautiful.

For more info Ricky posted on SB today with a list of those submitting for the show and dates.