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A Fist Full of Dominoes Show by Paul Kaiju SDCC 2014

Toybot Studios - 43 min 42 sec ago
Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

Todd and Paul above.  One of the main reasons I went to Con this year was for the Paul Kaiju show. It is one of the #1 priorities of the entire convention. This year it was at Gunnzo which is a toy store in Old Town which provided a nice excuse to get out of downtown.  It was great. It really felt like a house party complete with a backyard where everyone could hang out. Totally classy affair. Paul catered the event so there was tacos with homemade tortillas. Like she made them right in front of you fresh. So yummy.

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

Mini Goons very popular. Gone quickly.

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

Everyone loves the mixed parts mockbats.

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

Mr. Ree and Alien Ree. I really like the Alien Ree

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

Giant King Jinx

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

Milky Mockbat blindbag with chase variant. both are rad.

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

But the star of the show is Domino Jack. Everything I love about toys is represented right here.

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

Thanks to Joe who got called early and hooked me up. In return when I got called, I picked him up the Alien Ree which was his first choice.  Karma!

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

I'd love to see the Mock Pilot get the clear vinyl treatment one day.

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

The man himself.  Class act. 

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

Paul really outdid himself this year. He painted over a hundred toys. Enough so that everyone who attended got something and probably even got two toys by the end of the evening. Such a great event. Todd, Mel and Paul did a great job.  Thanks to Chika at Gunnzo for hosting the event at her store too..!

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Paul at Bwana's booth doing lotto for Mushroom Ree and Quillers.

Paul Kaiju A Fist Full of Dominos Show SDCC 2014

Tough Guys Only: Bwana Spoons x Kiyoshi Nakazawa x Martin Ontiveros SDCC 2014

Toybot Studios - 1 hour 9 min ago
Bwana x Martin x Kiyoshi SDCC 2014

Another booth that I spent a lot of time at is the "Tough Guys Only" booth featuring Bwana Spoons, Kiyoshi (Lucky) Nakazawa, Martin Ontiveros and the Gargamel crew.  Such great guys. Super talented and have a love for all things cool.

Bwana x Martin x Kiyoshi SDCC 2014

My very first purchase. Mutant Vinyl Hardcore Ollie painted by Martin Ontiveros.  Gotta love the colorway.

Bwana x Martin x Kiyoshi SDCC 2014

Martin thought to himself: "I wonder if Kirkland will like these colors"  yes..!!

Bwana x Martin x Kiyoshi SDCC 2014

Was very tempted to pick up this Ojo Rojo too. But I didn't want to be a complete jerk

Bwana x Martin x Kiyoshi SDCC 2014

mini paintings by Bwana. Love the skull

Bwana x Martin x Kiyoshi SDCC 2014

New Sons of Brodar figures by Bwana. Sold blindbag with some special custom paint apps in the mix.

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Quiller figures in collaboration between Bwana and Paul Kaiju.

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Mushroom Ree by Paul Kaiju sold at this booth
Bwana x Martin x Kiyoshi SDCC 2014

Lucky Nakazawa next to his awesome shirt made for and worn by MMA Superstar Josh Barnett

Bwana x Martin x Kiyoshi SDCC 2014

Japanese Comic Ranking, July 21-26

Anime News Network - 1 hour 23 min ago
Inu × Boku SS, Vagabond, Magi, Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun, Giant Killing in top 5
Categories: Anime

Super 7 at SDCC 2014

Toybot Studios - 1 hour 29 min ago
Super 7 SDCC 2014

I probably stood in front of the Super 7 the most during Comic-Con but partially because it was sooooo busy and partially cause I see these guys all the time, I neglected to take more shots of the booth and staff including Brian, Alex and Chad.  I suck.

But the big story was that the ReAction figures are a qualified hit. Fans were going nuts and waiting in some long lines for the Alien playset as well as the Alien eggs with the variants you see here. Well done Super 7.


Super 7 SDCC 2014

Super 7 SDCC 2014

Alien sofubi by Secret Base. It's supposed to match the Devilman and Mazinger figures. Very cool. 4" tall.

Super 7 SDCC 2014

gotta love Earthwolf by Josh Herbolsheimer.

Super 7 SDCC 2014

Super 7 SDCC 2014

Alien playset.  For all you non-flippers out there, you can still pre-order this set. Who cares if this isn't the same color box as the one at Con?  It's the same fricking playset.

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Getting loose with Joe, Josh, Luke, Jon and L'amour Supreme at the Munky King party. heyyyy...

Super 7 SDCC 2014

Tokyo International Film Festival to Host Hideaki Anno Event

Anime News Network - 2 hours 23 min ago
50 works from Evangelion creator to be featured at October festival
Categories: Anime

Daily Briefs

Anime News Network - 30 July, 2014 - 22:45
Attack on Titan Manga Reaches 40 Million Copies
• Momoiro Clover Z's Sailor Moon Crystal Themes Released in 120 Countries Worldwide
Hunter X Hunter Manga Takes 2 Week Hiatus
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds PS Vita Game Delayed 1 Week
•DramaFever Will Stream Japanese Drama Galileo 2
•NIS America and GaymerX Resolve Sponsorship
Categories: Anime

Hobby Search Blog PVC figure has been updated!

HobbySearch Blog - 30 July, 2014 - 22:10
This article has been written in Japanese.
We apologize for your inconvenience, and your for your understanding.

こんにちは、とみのんです。



この度ヴェルテクスさんの「Dwell ドラゴンズクラウン ティキ」のデコマスを
撮影させていただく機会に恵まれましたので、
ホビーサーチ撮りおろし画像もりだくさんでご紹介したいと思います!


はいドン!!!(キョンヌさん風に)



なんと1/1スケール(15cm)で立体化ですよ、旦那!

金貨袋の上にちょこんと座り、翅を休めた姿を立体化!!
ステージをクリアした時のAdventure Resultでのティキちゃんをモチーフにしております!
1/1スケールということで、まるで本当にそこに存在しているかのよう!!
なんだか今ならルーン魔法も使えそうな予感がするZE!!(゚∀゚)



それでは、いつものようにぐるっと一周!








テーブルの上に飾るだけで、ドラゴンズクラウンの世界感に浸ることができます~!!
ファンタジーな雰囲気が本当によく出ていますよね!!ヾ(*´∀`)ノ






ティキちゃんに寄ってみた!


あああ・・・!すごい、すごいよ・・・!
ゲームの世界に入り込んだかのようですよ・・・!。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。


あの独特な厚塗り感をよく立体でここまで再現出来たなと・・・!特に髪色・・・!(感涙)
ボディーラインや瞳のプリントもゲームのタッチをしっかりと捉えていると思います!
これは買いやで・・・!!





妖精の翅の他、髪や衣装にもクリアパーツがふんだんに使われていて、
触れたら消えてしまうのではないかという、妖精らしい「儚さ」が感じられる仕上がり。
体がやや緑がかっていているのも幻想的で良い感じです!





ふわんふわんなツインテールもイラスト通り、ボリューム感たっぷりに再現!
下から持ち上げてふさふさしたい・・・!





ヴァニラウェアさんのゲームに登場する女性の脚って、ただ柔らかそうってだけではなく、
スポーツ選手的な筋肉がしっかりと付いているのも魅力的なんですよね。

フィギュアでもそのコダワリは健在!

ふくらはぎの盛り上がった筋肉に、きゅっと引き締まった足首・・・
本当にすんばらしい再現度。原型師さん超グッジョブです!!( `・ω・´)b






キャラクターにも寄りますが、アニメ絵を立体へ起こす時、
2次元の矛盾によって横顔が平坦になってしまうことがあるかと思います。
でも、このティキちゃんは横顔も立体的!
つんと通った鼻筋や、ふっくらとしたしたくちびる、丸みのある後頭部などなど見どころ満載です!





左側から見た時の横顔も可愛いんですよ!!(*゜∀゜)=3
ご購入の際は是非360度くるくると回してご覧頂きたいっ!!






やや上から眺めるとちょっぴりおしゃまな表情を見せてくれます~!






妖精さんと言えば、美しい翅。
グラデーションの効いた塗装がもう!!最高に美しいんです!!





5~6色重ねて再現されております!!
ルネ・ラリックのガラス作品を思い起こさせる繊細さ!!

眺めているだけでファンタジーの世界へ誘われてしまいますよ・・・(*´ω`*)ハァン






さらに、暗い場所ですと落ち着いた色をしておりますが、





光を当てるとパールが輝き出すのです!!


ファァー・・・ふつくしい・・・
翅から妖精の粉がこぼれ落ちてきそうです・・・!!
ゲーム中でティキちゃんがふわふわ~と飛ぶ時に溢れる妖精の粉、本当キレイですよね・・・!






金貨袋の造型も見逃せない!
金貨が詰まっている様子はもちろん、布の柔らかさまで伝わってきます!!
手にとってみたらジャラジャラ鳴りそうじゃありませんか!?


ガバスによれば見えそうで見えない感じがたまらないとか!
(※袋の口の話です・笑)






コインにはハイドランド王女の横顔や名前が刻印!リアルに再現されております!
塗装も重厚な感じで、PVC製であることを忘れてしまいますねぇ・・・!

し・か・もメーカー様いわく、
接着されていないコインが別個で6枚付属するとのこと!
ティキちゃんが1/1なら、金貨袋やコインも1/1なわけで・・・!
親指でピンと飛ばして、ロニごっこをして遊びたいぞ!笑
宝箱の中に入れてみたり、ポケットや鞄にそっと忍ばせて持ち歩いたりすれば、
ハイドランド王国を身近に感じることもできそうです!





というわけで、ヴェルテクスさんより10月発売予定の
「Dwell ドラゴンズクラウン ティキ」のご紹介でした!
ゲームをプレイした方、妖精さんに目がない方、ヴァニラウェアさんのファンの皆様にオススメな逸品です!
是非、お部屋にお迎えしてあげてくださいね♪
(ヴェルテクスさんのブログに掲載されている
手乗りティキちゃんの画像がめちゃくちゃキュートなので要チェックですぞ!)



ではでは、本日はこのへんで。
また次回~!



担当:とみのん (´-`).。oO(ドラゴンズクラウンはタスマリン集めに難航中・・・)
(c)ATLUS (c)SEGA All rights reserved.
Categories: Toy News

Blind Bagged ALAVAKA on sale August 9

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 30 July, 2014 - 21:30
PRESS: "With SDCC just finishing up and NYCC on the horizon we wanted to do something for those who couldn’t make it out (and for those who did go and want more)! So...blue blind bags! What lurks inside…? Who knows, that’s the point! So try you luck and see what happens. Sold at random on August 9th for $50 each via the DHP webshop. Made in Japan. Not intended for children under 14 years old."
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Universal Studios Japan Hosts 2015 Event with Attack on Titan, Evangelion Attractions (Updated)

Anime News Network - 30 July, 2014 - 21:30
"Universal Cool Japan" event to also feature Monster Hunter, Resident Evil attractions
Categories: Anime

OMEN TOTEM from coarse

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 30 July, 2014 - 21:00
coarse presents a new line-up of figures to compliment folks' Omen collection as a centerpiece, with OMEN TOTEM. Sized 10’’ x 10’’ x 14’’ [25 cm x 25 cm x 36 cm], "omen totems rise above all other omens and make their presences felt." On sale August 7, 2014 via www.coarsehkg.com, there are three editions to choose from: - pain edition [limited to 200 pieces] - jaws edition [limited to 200
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Seqart Continues Its Interview With James Roberts On More Than Meets The Eye

Tformers - 30 July, 2014 - 20:51
WHITTAKER: With the actual characters themselves, particularly through dialogue, you take established qualities and amplify them to an almost comical effect. Ultra Magnus for example.ROBERTS: Well, you’ve got my number there. With some characters – my detractors would say most – I quite deliberately turn things up to 11. It’s almost a sitcom-style of writing. You’ve got limited space to work in (22 pages/22 minutes), so find the essence of a character, exaggerate it, and find ways to regularly rei
Categories: Transformers

Iron Factory's Not-Sixgun And Not-Slammer New Images of Legends-Scale Helper Figures For Metroplex

Tformers - 30 July, 2014 - 20:41
Along with Not-Especially-Ultra Magnus, Iron Factory has released images of colored samples of their figures based on Sixgun and Slammer at the Legends scale, which will complete the assortment of partner toys for Fall of Cybertron Metroplex along with that toy's included Scamper. I only count four total guns on Sixgun, making it truly NOT-Sixgun, but its ability to separate in to two large guns or become a tank gives it a somewhat versatile play pattern. Keep reading to see the photos.
Categories: Transformers

Iron Factory Not-Ultra Magnus New Photos of Legends Scale Figure

Tformers - 30 July, 2014 - 20:32
Iron Factory has thrown itself fully in to creating additional figures scaled to Generations Legends based on other classic characters. Newly revealed is one figure based on Ultra Magnus that transforms in to a full truck with trailer, though at this size it's more of an assault vehicle than car carrier. It's displayed in scale relative to several other figures, but should be around the same height as current Generations Legends for interactivity with Metroplex. Keep reading to see the images!
Categories: Transformers

Soul Reviver Manga Has Live-Action Hollywood Film in the Works

Anime News Network - 30 July, 2014 - 20:32
Tohru Fujisawa, Manabu Akishige's manga centers on 2 people who salvage souls
Categories: Anime

"Submarine Sandwich" by PES on Kickstarter

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 30 July, 2014 - 20:27
Let me preface this with a distinct disclaimer that I am highly biased towards the work of PES. Long since a previous lifetime (some netizens might remember it as "Multiply"), while I was neck-deep in the media industry - when "toys" begun to take a hold of my consciousness - PES' animations held my mind at bay. The sheer concepts revolving around pop / geek culture, heightened with the mundane
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Age of Extinction One Step Changers Upcoming Figures New Stock Images Of Prowl, Rollbar, Strafe, Megatron

Tformers - 30 July, 2014 - 20:11
Finally (for now) Transformers Colombia presents us with found images of the later wave One Step Changers for Age of Extinction heavily populated by off-screen character toys. This assortment will feature Rollbar who takes heavy X-Brawn cues, Strafe, ROTF Megatron(?!), and a very G1 Prowl. Keep reading to see images of each figure in both modes and packaged!
Categories: Transformers

Transformers Rescue Bot Rescan Third Wave Figures New Stock Images

Tformers - 30 July, 2014 - 20:03
Next on the list from Transformers Colombia, we have photos showing new figures Boulder and Chase in the Rescue Bots Rescan series. These smaller figures of fan-favorite Rescue Bots characters in new vehicle forms will be part of the third Rescan wave, and you can check out all of the mirrored stock photos of them below!
Categories: Transformers

Angry Birds Transformers Telepod Packs And Raceways New Official Images

Tformers - 30 July, 2014 - 19:56
Transformers Colombia has unearthed a range of new Hasbro stock images today. First up they've brought us a batch of photos for Angry Birds Transformers including Telepod toys to load characters in to the mobile game app, and race course sets for non-mobile device play. A range of characters are advertised in this set of images, so keep reading to check out all of the photos!
Categories: Transformers

Tiny Little Objects – a figure exhibition by Dehara Yukinori

Plastic and Plush - 30 July, 2014 - 19:30
GR2 Dehara Tiny Little Objects

Starting August 2nd 2014, Giant Robot will present Japanese artist Dehara Yukinori’s latest work - minuscule versions of his art pieces. Tiny Little Objects will open August 2nd with a reception running from 6:30PM to 10:00PM. The show will be viewable through August 20th 2014.

On Sunday, August 3rd, Dehara will combine forces with illustration legend Terada Katsuya in a live demo featuring Japanese Yokai.

Giant Robot 2 (GR2)
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025

Categories: Designer Toys

Thank You!!!

Glyos Transmission Blog - 30 July, 2014 - 19:18
Thank you for a truly excellent 7th anniversary release! We continue to survive thanks 100% to your dedication and generosity, and our family could not be more thankful for being allowed to last 7 years in the crazy world that is toy making. 

When I sat down to take the first photos of the production Super Crayboth, an extremely deep feeling of gratitude came over me, one that caused me to pause right before the first click of my ancient camera went off. After working on the little bugger for literally years, and wondering many times whether or not I would ever finish the blasted sculpt, things finally fell into place and delivered the Big Cray just in time for Sunday's special wave. Maybe my little shadow continues to look out for us, now from another place, beyond the things we know. It kind of feels that way to me.

Looking at the next few months, we have some planned waves that should be fun to explore together. Early September is slated to welcome the return of an old team, first released back in late 2010. October will feature a very small release, centered around the Armorvors, as has been the tradition in these parts for the last couple years. We will not be attending NYCC this year, so we can focus on some projects that we currently have in the pipeline. I'll be posting some thoughts regarding the current state of conventions as a whole in the coming weeks, and I would really like to get some feedback on how you each feel about this particular subject. The choice not to attend this year was not an easy one.

As we move into our 8th year, the stakes are higher, the competition is more intense, and the general flow of funds is tighter than ever before. Nothing is a guarantee in any venture, but inspiration and dedication absolutely make a difference in the equation. We love what we do here more each day, and understand completely that it could all fade away with only a few hard turns of circumstance. My instincts tell me that some major bumps are coming to the independent toy companies, and not everyone will emerge from these shifts intact. Moving into this era of change, I'm cautious yet excited, because I still feel that creative fire burning inside.

I hope you feel it too.

Thank you for everything.


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