toyboxdx toy blog brog: is graceful art of daily expressing japanese toy
December 30, 2010
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December 24, 2010
Uups, slippery here. Hope Santa brings the bots in time.
Merry X-Mas to you all!
December 22, 2010
December 18, 2010
The end of the year comes closer and it’s snowing here, like hell.
So no reason to leave the house (yes, I already have all x-mas gifts for the family etc)
and enough time for making a Brog. Today’s foto victim is the friendly smiling guy
from above. The little diecast demon from Sakura, called Oni.
Our chairman Mr.Sjoen already made Brogs about this guy, but I thought that
there’s always some room for extra love.
Took some time till I got my Oni. No specimen for a reasonable price
poped up in the last few months. To be honest, took me 2 years or so to get one.
Maybe I missed some auctions, but no my search ended.
…or do I also need a red version?! ;-)
OK…lets start with the box.
I think I used this phrase a few time in my Brogs, forgive me.
But the artwork of this box is fantastic, I love it. Sakura didn’t make
lots of toys, but their boxes are awesome.
Oni is protected by some cardboard and comes with a battery.
There is a battery compartment in Oni’s back.
Put the battery inside and the Sakura lightshow starts.
Oni has a flashing eye & horn gimmick.
Oni’s weapon arsenal is pretty prehistoric…he comes with a spiked club.
I end this Brog with a little Sakura-box-groupshot.
More fotos in the BBS.
Got a very special package from Mr. C-10 himself and figured I’d document the opening for posterity.
Stage 1: Sturdy cardboard box, well sealed, wrapped with packing paper. 2″ layer of popcorn and newspapers on all sides of inner box!
Thanks Joshie, it’s awesome!
December 14, 2010
The deluxe man cave where Japanese toys go to rest in their mylar wrapping paper, Oba Q rises from the ashes of Ikea cases like some sort of rising thingy.