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February 22, 2011
September 13, 2010
What can I say about Warren Schwartz that hasn’t already been said? How about, we are lucky as Hell to have a guy as hardcore yet so effortlessly generous among us. This little story starts here:
As usual, I’m floored by the sheer density of super rare, high quality stuff Warren possesses. Pretty much every pic is a work of art and Josh, of course, does a stellar job describing an experience many only dream about. This time however, I’m a bit *more* excited than usual because of this one little unassuming photo:
Today, with the Mecha Machine-Zoboga parts I already had, this lovely creature is now in it’s full-glory existence once again. Thanks to really great fellow collector, Warren Schwartz.
July 22, 2010
July 6, 2010
I figured a thread about talking vinyl was overdue, I’ll start it off with a not-so-perfect but still respectable Space Knight Tekkaman via Nakajima. Enjoy!
January 2, 2010
Sifu Mike Parisi dropped by the TBDX west coast headquarters tonight with wonderful new years gifts in tow.
Aside from his lovely family, who are above and beyond a gift within themselves, Sifu Parisi brought some big ass guns along with him to our underground secret lair. He surprisingly laid the grand-daddy of inflatables on us, and “we” just don’t what the hell to say.. Only pictures can speak the greatness of his contribution to the vintage Japanese toy inflatable lineage.
Sorry Sanjeev. Not trying to steal your thunder here, but.. Ladies and gents, I give you “Astronave”!!” 38 inches wide..
OK.. Well as you can tell, I have an incredible love of inflatable Japanese robot character toys.. Not like you couldn’t clearly see from my “stash” (pictured above)… Yeah.. I need help. So what?!
Anyway, the “Astronave” is an actual licensed product, as we come to find. Toei Animation Dynamic Production made this behemoth a reality back in 1978.
Ah… To be a child in Rome swimming in a pool the summer of 78 right? Right??? OK, nevermind..
August 19, 2009
July 30, 2009
July 17, 2009
July 16, 2009
July 14, 2009
Though not officially a Japanese toy (no marks to be found!) , this licensed re-cast of the Takatoku vinyl beats out the original with the addition of “missiles launch from the breast”.