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July 16, 2011

The Neighbor

Filed under: CAE,Co. TAKATOKU,Daily Money Shots,Toy Love — cae @ 2:00 am

The NeighborTakatoku Bibyun diecast

Weird noises come out of his place at all hours and the windows are almost always dark. Some nights you can see little, flickering lights moving around in there like he’s maneuvering about the place with tea lights in his hands and plenty of shochu in his veins.

Oh, yeah he drinks alright. Sometimes alone, sometimes with what sounds like a million angry ghosts but always the next morning: the clatter of glass and aluminum out the back door, down the steps, and into the recycle container, often to overflowing.

He bangs that porch door a lot and, if you look over, he sometimes waves his little, plastic swords menacingly in your direction.

We turn our heads when this happens, politely sucking on our cigarettes, pretending we aren’t amused, interested, or even aware of his bizarre, red costume with the bumpy blue eyes.

You don’t fuck around with a guy like that. Not in San Francisco. Not when he’s … the neighbor.

July 13, 2011

Road Trip

Filed under: Co. BULLMARK,Daily Money Shots,Toy Love — sketcher @ 8:47 pm

July 10, 2011

Bandai: Grendizer Sofubi

Filed under: Co. BANDAI,Stephan Halder,Toy Love,Toy News — chogoman @ 8:37 am

Size ca. 20 cm / 7,9 inches


The box has seen better days…who cares…


July 8, 2011

I LOVE me some children’s books!!

I mean, who doesn’t? Well…

In the interest of research and all, I guess it might just be appropriate. I’ve slowly but surely amassed some very quintessential historic toy related info, yet… Some of it has been absolutely ruined…. BY CHILDHOOD IDOCY!!!

POCKY disaster circa 1981….

I know, I know… Who busts a wad of Pocky brilliance on a Gatchaman 11 cardboard book?? Well, let me tell you. A 5 year old kid. Doh!!

All good. I really “loved” these pages.

Can you even imagine what I’ve done to these other books over the years? And this is only the tip of the iceberg.. Mmmm Mmmm Mmmmm…..

Alps Uchū no Kishi Tekkaman (宇宙の騎士テッカマン) trike..

Filed under: Daily Money Shots,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 1:49 am

Alps – Japan – 1975.

July 6, 2011

Bullmark vs Salamander AG

Filed under: Co. BULLMARK,Stephan Halder,Stoopid,Toy Love,Toy News — chogoman @ 4:15 pm

Lurchi the fire salamander and his buddy Unkerich the yellow-bellied toad meet Mirrorman.

The 2 troublemakers are made by the Salamnder AG in germany.
There are 4 more figures that belong to the Lurchi toyline.

These early 70ties big sofubis are germany’s answer to Bullmark.
German Kaijus in leather shoes ;-)

Lurchi and his friends started their lives in 1937. They are comicfigures used by
the shoe manufacturer Salamander AG for promotion. They are very famous
in germany…like Godzilla in Japan…

July 3, 2011


Filed under: Daily Money Shots,Regan Miller — Josh Fraser @ 7:22 pm

July 2, 2011

Ninja Senshi Tobikage – 忍者戦士飛影

Filed under: Co. BANDAI,Daily Money Shots,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 4:37 pm

Bandai Chogokin 1985.

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