toyboxdx toy blog brog: is graceful art of daily expressing japanese toy
March 31, 2010
March 30, 2010
On the way to work I snap a shot of one of the girl’s shelves. I envision her God Jesus Robot paving the way for his friends on the path to robot enlightenment.
Then I wonder if I need therapy.
(Don’t answer that.)
Anyway here is hoping she does her brog on this robo shepherd soon…
March 29, 2010
Banpresto’s half ass attempt at designer vinyl? Hell, I don’t know… Picked this up at the Shibuya Mandarake in 2008. I’m just going through a bag of odds and ends from my last couple Japan trips and found it. Busted it out of the packaging and was pleasantly surprised (4″ tall). I kind of digg em’ gundam it…… (silence) What? Did that fall flat? Well, good thing I’m on rotation..
March 28, 2010
With my last parcel from japan this little toy arrived in germany.
It took quiet a long time to get this little sucker. Finally I could complete
my Akumaizer Grip collection. Zabitan, Gabura & Evil’s funky mothership.
Had been outbid a few times until I won this one on Yahoo Japan.
Holy shit, some of these little Grip got expensive.
Together with Zabitans Gari Bird, Zaidabeck is one of the bit “harder to get”
Akumaizer Grip toys I think. The 3 heroes & 2 Gariba bikes are very common.
Ok, enough talk…enjoy the fotos guys!
Hope you appreciate that I destroy the holy mintness of this toy, by open the blister
and shot it for you!
…just joking ;-)
But interesting question. How do you guys display your Grip toys?
I personally display them in their packaging.
More fotos etc in the BBS.
March 26, 2010
Retrostyle Bullmark booty
March 23, 2010
So when asked how much he loves Grendizer, Sanjeev laughs and pulls out his hidden vintage treasures.
Putting a new meaning to having a “rubber” in your pocket.
March 22, 2010
T28 no 1 Osaka tin toys.
March 20, 2010
Some Macrolove for Takatoku’s Onoriki.
March 19, 2010
Upon request, scans of the entirety of Bandai’s 1985 Robo Machine catalogue. I’m making this a Rumble because this catalogue features much more interesting stuff besides mock-up Godaikins. Links to each page below, together with my comments (might include excessively detailed geekery).
March 17, 2010
Matt Walker of Dead Presidents designs has opened a new website for those hobbyists and collectors interested in customizing their own projects. Matt has always been an advocate of no nonsense approach, and a down to earth way of creating among friends. He has worked with many Toyboxer’s, and executed some sick custom paint jobs, including some of the most beautiful versions of the Nekosaur. A super nice guy with some serious skills. Don’t be a “chooch“, go check it out and get creative with your toys: ;-)