Shirahata + Hamann = SHIRAHAMA


Saturday, October 2, 2010

SF Kumon Sold Out!!!

Hmmm, it was a slow show this time around but with the combination of people at SF and some that mailed me they are all gone. People were really into the colorway which was awesome for me, I really loved the way it came out. Funny thing is everyone thought it was all orange from that less than stellar iPhone pict until they saw it at the show. Actually its a metallic red that turns to orange on the skullface. Hopefully I will be getting a nicer camera for my wife and I to use this year so look for what I think will be better picts later. And not to toot my own horn, but Kumon looks a million times better than it already does in the picts when you have it in your hand and can really appreciate the design and sculpt!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Super Festival 54 Kumon

Super Festival 54 Kumon
Originally uploaded by Baikin
For sale this weekend, six color spray on black vinyl, 4200 yen. (Tax in).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


If you want to read brutal posts about me riding the bus or being attacked by wasps with occasional toy info follow me, search Shirahama_Toy and get ready for ultimate DARKNESS!!!!! Well, maybe a little dark.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

After WF

After WF
Originally uploaded by Baikin
SOLD OUT, thanks!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Originally uploaded by Baikin
1st version Kumon is about ready to go! Just need to finish making the headers and bagging them up sometime week.

WONDER FEST version will be black vinyl with dark gray silver and light gold sprays. Designed by Yatsuashi, Sculpted by Gargamel (Kiyoka Ikeda), Produced by Shirahama. Figure is about 5 inches tall and will retail for 4200 (tax in). Available at WONDER FESTIVAL on July 25th, HALL 5, Booth 5-27-05.

The GARGAMEL guys in all their awesomeness put some info up in japanese too if you want to see it, go here, . Thanks guys!!!!

These are not going to be available in the US, sorry to anyone that was hoping they would. I will work something out next time, probably have people just contact me through this blog to keep it simple.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A long time coming but almost here.

Wax Buns
Originally uploaded by Baikin
This has been a while in planning and getting done, with all involved being busy or on a tight budget it took a little time but it's sooooo worth the wait! Here is the wax after being taken from the mold of the original scuplt and cleaned up, which is just as laborious as the initial sculpt itself! Maybe more, if you mess this up you have to start over. :(
I like the green of the wax and maybe I'll do the figure itself in green later too. Anyway, another teaser shot to peruse.

Oh yeah, did I say I am stoked!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I started a new blog:

And its all M1GO and how I am obsessed by the beauty of monsters. Click on the link over to the right to see it, most of the posts are just ones I moved or edited from before but I will be adding more for sure.

And I started my cat crazy blog again too, so if you love the fuzz check it out.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Painting again, finally.

pestar custom 1
Originally uploaded by Baikin
Thankfully its been Golden Week, its not really a week so they should stop getting out hopes up, its actually five days this year. Anyway, I got so real relax time and did some painting. I have barely been painting for a long time now as its been very busy at work and I spend 14 hours a day going to, working and coming home and what do I do all day at work? Spray work for car repair shops here in Japan so the last thing I want to do is spray when I get home these days! I think I will do it everyday when I get back but I just end up playing with my cats and watching Reaper or Dexter.

But back to toys, here are a few I did for some events coming up and some gifts too.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kaiju are Tooooo Scary!

At least that is what Marusan thought when they first started making sofubi kaiju. When first planning they imagined the monsters would be too frightening if realistic so they decided to make them more charming, and what better influence that a chubby little cherub faced doll, Kewpie! I hope that doesn't ruin the whole monster thing for you now, it actually makes me love kiaju toys even more. Maybe thats why when I started collecting it was the Bandai figures with thier attention to detail that got me started, I didnt see alot of the Marusan and Bullmark toys around in the early '80s and when I did they were already beyone my bugdet, so I ended up with a huge shelf full of Bandai figures. But that changed not long after I found a bunch of Bullmarks tucked away in a botton shelf at a certain store in Emeryville, now if you came to my house you would be hard pressed to find a Bandai figure unless its one of the re-issue Bullmarks they have been releasing for a while now, actually I found a clear Bandai Mechagodzilla in a box yesterday I totally forgot about.

So next time you see a Kewpie give it some love, its party responsible for the vinyl madness you enjoy today.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WF Winter 2010

It was an M1号 bonanza! I dont usually use that word much but for this I had to make an exception.

Started out by getting up and 3:30 Sunday morning and waking up Scott who stayed at our place, he wasnt sure about having a pass and I knew I didnt so we figured lets tough it out and be first in line. Funny thing is that we almost weren't first in line, the train station was farther than I thought and I had the great idea to walk so we were not going to make the first train. Luckily a cab came outta nowhere and picked us up, and it turned out the drivers favorite monster is King Ghidorah, I figured we were in luck even more as our cabbie was a monster lover too. So, we made it with 3 minutes to spare and rode the 4 stops to Makuhari for WF. When the doors openend it was like that scence from Trading Places with the toilet stall doors flying open when the bells ring at the stock exchange, guys running to trade but in this case running to get hentai figures! And 2 gaijin walking to get sofubi.

Next was the 2 kilometer walk to sit in line, I thought we were way back but Scott could see the guy with a little red light leading us to where we would spend the next 5 hours waiting and as it turned out he was only about 100 feet up, whew. Not much happened after that other than us freezing and me wanting to pee but giving up until I was gonna pop so just stood there hoping I wouldnt but finally getting there and being oh sooo happy. Later Scott did get a pass he wasnt sure about so he was able to go in, but I saw where he would be when the event opened and told him I bet I get there before you (the M1 table) and sure enough, I had gone through the line before he even showed up! I think he had to pick up some stuff for someone else first though so that slowed him down.

Ok, to make this story a little shorter I will cut to the chase, Scott got some killer Yutari figure and I bought a ton of M1 and won 2 Giant Garamon so it was a great day to saty the least. The End.

Actually I had the Garamon in the middle already.
WF Garamon trifecta