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September 1, 2015
September 23, 2014
Divine Demon-Dragon Gaiking (å¤§ç©ºé”ç«œã‚¬ã‚¤ã‚ãƒ³ã‚° DaikÅ« MaryÅ« Gaiking)..
Somebody call Josh Fraser because this sofubi is about to get OFF!!
Our good friend TOORU ABE is slicing and dicing the next most awesome sofubi in the world.. Thank you MEDICOM.
Hit Tooru-san up here:
August 16, 2014
You know it’s funny, after all the years of collecting this stuff the idea of a “favorite”, for me at least, is kind of a foriegn idea, somewhat fleeting. BUT, An old friend of mine recently called me out, saying “Sjoen, your favorite toys have been just about whatever fit the situation or changed by year or whatever, and was never consistent..”.
There are so many potential reactions to this. Yet, the only one that matters to me, you are witnessing here. There are no favorites! There are only, just like anything else in life, momentary enlightenments. We are never keen on anything in particular for very long. LOVE for example, in my personal opinion cannot be coined upon inanimate objects by sane people, thefore “favorites” to me at least don’t really exist when it comes to collecting due to the fact that I don’t associte my brand of collecting with “love” often.. Ha!
As time passes, and tastes change, so do the characters I adore. The fact that one would even have to answer such a mundane question after 20 years of collecting is beyond me..
March 12, 2013
October 28, 2012
Just got my hands on Cometdebris Kappa Shonen compliments of Koji Harmon (Thank Koji!!). This cool little guy is 6.5 inches of sofubi love! Three points of articulation and a beautiful color scheme lead to an incredibly well executed design and delivery that bring to mind the spirit of vintage kawaii sofubi such as Irutan, Kure Kure Takora, Nyarome and Unagi-Inu to name a few. Personally, I’m feeling a Fujio Akatsuka influnce, which endears me to this lil’ guy even more given my fondness for Akatusa-san’s work.
Judging by the killer artwork on the header, our lil’ Kappa buddy likes to skate as well.
Kappa Shonen and friends can be found @ the COMETDEBRIS website. Get while the gettin’ is good y’all!
October 26, 2012
September 12, 2012
Well, this is it guys and gals.. The final few hours of absentee bidding, if you’re not going to make it in person, and the beginning of a long sleepless night for those anxiously awaiting the auctioneers first call. An end of an era for Ed and the beginning I’m sure for some, that will walk away with some special pieces from an absolutely fantastic collection. Let’s get ready to rumble!!
September 10, 2012
I’m sure every collector out there is aware that Ed is parting with his magnificent DX Chogokin Black Daltanious at the upcoming Morphy Auction this Thursday. It is so flippin’ rare to see one of these, not to mention for sale. This is one of the holy trinity of Black DX’s Popy turned out. I would love to see this, the Garbin and the Godsigma together, although I’m not holding my breath. I’m sure we’ll all be watching this one VERY closely.
September 8, 2012
I woke up this morning in kind of a funk.. I’m REALLY bummed about not being able to make this auction. For those of you that were at the first one, you know what I’m talking about. There is a certain rush that happens at these things that you just can’t get off of ebay. Then there is the camaraderie that just tops it all off. It’s like being a double winner!! Although I am envious, I know everyone will have a blast and have one for the folks that can’t make it. But all is not lost! If you can’t make it Morphy makes it very easy for you to call in a bid or you can always bid online. Hopefully I’ll virtually be there with the help of facetime.. ;) This is going to be epic!
August 31, 2012
As I’m sure many of you are aware, Ed “The Man” Sanford of RobotJapan.com fame will be offering up select pieces from his monumental collection for auction at Morphy’s Auction House in Denver, PA on September 13th. One of the largest collections of Japanese robot toys will head to the auction block, and along with them some insanely sweet opportunities to be had by all. The problem with this hobby at times isn’t always how much something sets you back monetarily, it’s finding the darn things. Right? Well kids, here’s your chance. You’ll find some real cream of the crop stuff here.
Head over to www.morpyauctions.com to bid/preview online or buy a catalog. Be warned.. Brace yourself for the Sanford collection, as it’s one to be reckoned with. Stay tuned for more info and insight into this epic event as we count it down. Nuff said!