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September 8, 2005

SUPER #1 ROBOT book signing 9/24! Again!

Filed under: Toy News — Rumble Crew @ 4:54 pm

Super #1 Robot – the signing… again! No, you’re not seeing double! The crew of the Giant Robot Store in San Francisco have graciously offered to host a book signing for Super #1 Robot!

In case you missed it, Super #1 Robot is the first English-language expose of the Japanese toy robot phenomenon from 1972-1982. 10 years of robot toys lovingly photographed by Tim “well I’m no Tim Brisko…” Brisko! Full color! Introduction by Matt Alt and afterword by former Bullmark president Saburo Ishizuki! (Just check out the website already why don’t you…)

The release event will be at the Giant Robot store in San Francisco, on Saturday, 9/24 from 3-5 pm. Directions to the store can be found here. Attendees include Matt “fresh from Japan” Alt, Tim Brisko and Robert Duban.

Stop by, then (if you really can’t get enough) stop by the Super 7 Store from 7-9 pm for another signing.

Big thanks to Giant Robot and Chronicle Books for making this event happen!

Robaato D

September 5, 2005

Purple-Headed Warrior

Filed under: Toy News — Rumble Crew @ 5:10 pm

Here’s another custom, this time subcontracted to my friend Asahina Yoshikazu. I gave him the subject, a pink Matchbox Invid Scout toy, and two simple directives: “make it look like the show” and “make it look like a toy”. I’d say he delivered the goods, and then some. If you never saw this toy before you’d swear it was molded in purple.

Incidentally, it reaches about waist-high on the Gakken 1/35 transforming Alpha toy, making it somewhat in scale.

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