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October 27, 2011

1982 (re-revisited)!!

Filed under: Co. POPY,Co. TAKARA,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 12:21 am

Here’s an oldie but a goodie from the archives. I randomly came across it when doing a Google image search this evening and thought it was worth another look.

Reposted from 09/10/04:

So what’s up with 1982?

1982 was a busy year. For example, there was Blade Runner, RunDMC, Lebanon,
Springsteen and Reagan.. No doubt, these were all VERY important things. Not to a 7 year old.

My 1982 was all about Japanese toys. Diecast, Jumbos, Vinyls, Model kits and books.. Anything I could get my hands on was “all good”.

A quick trip to San Francisco’s Japan Town would always land me a couple of TV mags (with prizes), toy candy (with prizes) and last but not least a MIMB Popy Chogokin. After taking all my loot home, I would blow through the candy, quickly get over the mag/candy prizes, and alas the precious Chogokin specimen would eventually hit the toy shelf..

The TV magazines on the other hand would always stay in heavy rotation, and were visited on a daily basis. They were stocked full of toy pictures and ads of all the latest swag. They acted as a Japanese toy/anime “insider” for a stateside bound kid like myself. On a monthly basis, one could view the who’s who of Japanese toys by the current heavy hitters (Popy, Takatoku, Takara and Bandai). Best of all they always gave you a hint of what was yet to come..

So, enough of all that sappy nostalgia. Here’s a quick rundown of what Terebi Magagine November 1982 includes:

-MASSIVE amounts of Popy Chogokin

-Goggle V



-Machine Robo






-Kamen Rider ZX

-Gold Lightan

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!

October 26, 2011

My girlfriend kickin’ it with some Marusan kaiju..

Filed under: Co. BULLMARK,Daily Money Shots,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 12:01 am

Oh yeah, did I mention I’m into real dolls…

Image compliments of Paul Kaiju

October 25, 2011

Space Ironmen Kyodain – 宇宙鉄人キョーダイン

Filed under: Co. POPY,Daily Money Shots,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 11:55 pm

Take a load off with some Chogokin and Mini Machinders galore!!

October 6, 2011

Posters RULE!!

Filed under: Co. POPY,Daily Money Shots,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 5:08 pm

September 1, 2011

Robot Detective (ロボット刑事, Robotto Keiji)

Filed under: Daily Money Shots,Erik Sjoen,Toy Love — erik sjoen @ 9:04 pm

With his enemies…

August 31, 2011


Hey kids!

Well, the Boston Summit was a smashing success and we would like to thank everyone in attendance for their continued interest and support in this awesome yet crazy hobby.. A fun time was had by all, deals were made and new alliances formed. Oh yeah, we also made some kick ass exclusives..

That being said, we have just a few leftovers that we would like to offer to our brothers and sisters who could not close the deal on coming out. Let me introduce our SICK Gekiganger inspired Summit exclusive…


Illustrations: Fraser
Color: Walker
Lead: Yen

If that wasn’t enough, there are Tshirts as well!

Check the BBS for price and ordering info HERE! Once again, thank you everyone for your friendship, support and love of the Japanese toy funk.

So, for those of you that didn’t make it, I’M LOOKING AT YOU! Next year we expect to see your mugs amongst all the rest of us toy geeks and toy widows.

Much love!

August 3, 2011

I’m going crazy..

Filed under: Co. BANDAI,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 1:58 pm

Bandai 2007 FIX Figuration Metal Composite 1003 MRX-009 Psycho Gundam. My new favorite toy. This thing is much like the name states, CRAZY!! I wish Bandai would do some enemy mobile suits in this vain. Amazing… AND, it’s actually “chogokin”… Whoo hoo!!

BTW, sorry for the crappy pics but I’m on vacation with nothing more than an iPhone4 camera..

July 28, 2011

Cybot Robotchi – サイボットロボッチ

Filed under: Co. POEM,Daily Money Shots,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 10:40 am

Robotchi Family (mini vinyl set) – Poem – 1982

July 25, 2011

I always feel like somebody’s watching me..

Filed under: Daily Money Shots,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 7:53 pm

July 23, 2011


Filed under: Co. POPY,Daily Money Shots,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 11:15 am

Mazinger Z Jumbo.

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