ToyboxDX Brog: Japanese Toy Blog » 2011 » January
Brog is Japanese Toy Blog

toyboxdx toy blog brog: is graceful art of daily expressing japanese toy  

January 18, 2011

Omezaki Kichi: release the Daikumaryu !

Filed under: Co. POPY,Toy Love,Toy News,Virginio de Angelis — Virginio de Angelis @ 4:49 pm

When a toy is absolutely mint , in sealed box , the question is always the same ..
Shall i open it without losing a part of what i paid for it ?
The answer is not always the same.. a blister should remain close forever..
But a box … why not to open it and enjoy also if for few minutes, the toy inside you was looking for since a lot of time ?
When big scale Omezaki Kichi Build Base arrived to my house was factory sealed by the original tape..

Ok guys let’s come in with me for the very first time !


Look at the fantastic enemie’s picture you can shot by firing the missiles of the base.

The art of the bottom box is fantastic !

And here it is the fantastic Omezaki Kichi released after 35 years !

Kyodai Jiraishin DX – 巨大磁雷神 DX

Filed under: Co. BANDAI,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 4:07 pm

Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya (世界忍者戦ジライヤ, lit. “World Ninja War Jiraiya”) Kyodai Jiraishin DX – Bandai – 1988 + Jiraiya action figure – Bandai – 1988.

This piece is incredible. See pictures and video to see the greatness that is JIRAISHIN!!

Missile firing oldskool…

Filed under: Daily Money Shots,Josh Fraser,Warren Schwartz,Zenmai — Josh Fraser @ 1:47 am

January 17, 2011

Super Electromagnetic Machine Voltes V – 超電磁マシーン ボルテスV

Filed under: Co. POPY,Daily Money Shots,Erik Sjoen,Zenmai — erik sjoen @ 2:16 pm

Zenmai Voltes V – Popy – 1977

January 16, 2011

Astro Mu 5 / Capsule Robo G – アストロミュー5 / カプセルロボG

Filed under: Co. NAKAJIMA,Daily Money Shots,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 3:25 pm

Capsule Robo G missile firing vinyl – Nakajima – 1973

Are you ready to go WAY back?!?! Well hop into the TBDX time machine to read Minister Alt’s article on Nakajima’s Astro Mu Five in our ToyboxDX archives HERE!!

Please ! Don’t call me Bootleg !!!

Filed under: Virginio de Angelis — Virginio de Angelis @ 11:09 am

It is an Italian brand : “Fabianplastica“. It released one of the rarest toy based on the famous Ufo Robot Grendizer (Goldrake in Italy) anime created by the master Go Nagai : The Space Drill (Trivella Atomica Spaziale). Actually only two complete and perfectly conserved specimen are known in the world . If you want the magnificent Jumbo Spazer it could be only matter of money .. but this one .. no way .. you will simply never find it !

Why it is so rare ? Just beacuse Fabianplastica factory closed while this toy was near to be carried out .. so only few copies of it were put on the market .

The box is rough and the package is poor .. but except the small version present in the Big Scale docking set (very rare) by Popy this is the only Grendizer space Drill avaliable as a vintage toy .

It was produced in 1979 .

Note that the copyright was present , so it can be considered as an original toy from the Grendizer series and not a Bootleg !

January 15, 2011

Voltes V – Otori Jima Big Falcon Big Scale Base: Phase 01

Filed under: Co. POPY,Toy Love,Virginio de Angelis — erik sjoen @ 5:38 pm

Breaking news from friend and MASTER collector Virginio de Angelis: “The Big Falcon has landed in Italy!!”. The Big Falcon without question is one of the two holy grails in Voltes V collections. The other being the much sought after Popy Voltes V Jumbo Machinder.

Probably the RAREST of all Popy Big Scale bases out there, the Big Falcon houses the one and only DX Popynica Voltes V or otherwise known as “Volt-in-box”.. These shots are just phase 01 of 02. Phase 02 will feature assebly and combined action shots which are coming soon. So, for your drooling pleasure, feast your eyes on some Big Falcon!!

January 14, 2011

DISCO Mecha Gojira!!

Filed under: Co. BULLMARK,Daily Money Shots — erik sjoen @ 3:35 pm

Compliments of Dylan AKA Sketcher:

January 13, 2011

Ninja Hattori-kun – 忍者ハットリくん

Filed under: Daily Money Shots,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 10:35 pm

January 12, 2011

2010 Unicron: The Most Metal Robot Ever (That’s Not Actually Made of Metal)

Filed under: Co. TAKARA,Toy News — Jeremy @ 9:00 pm

So it’s 1986 and you have a mullet. Don’t deny it. You are probably way too old to be at this movie theatre watching a damn cartoon movie. Your friends are watching Top Gun or Aliens or something, but you are here, with 30 children and their disinterested parents. You don’t have children, but you do have a Black Sabbath T-shirt on.

The theatre goes dark and after approximately 65 million trailers, the movie starts. What the hell is this weird ass spiky planet thing eating another planet? It’s like Satan making love to a beach ball!


“Throw up the horns! This movie is metal, literally AND figuratively!”

“Is this band Judas Priest?”

“No man, it’s the guy from The Scorpions moonlighting!”

“I’m telling you, that’s Rob Halford!”

“Shut up dude, just watch the movie!”

84 minutes later, you’ve seen the planet of the head bangers eat another planet and two moons, 75% of the characters from the original Transformers cartoon brutally murdered, and A PLANET TRANSFORM INTO A GIANT ROBOT THAT STOMPS CITIES AND EATS THE ENTIRE CAST.

The last shot of the movie is a severed head orbiting a planet! Metal!

Oh yeah, and did I mention the voice of this horned, fire breathing, death ball is Orson Welles, my favorite pompous alcoholic windbag/genius filmmaker? This dude could convince yokels that Martians were invading so of course he convinces you that a planet can eat another planet. The man could convince you to live off of peas and whiskey. AND HE DID. Don’t bother lying. I know that’s how you spent your freshman year of college.

So what do you get when you squeeze a dying and obese fading star into acid wash jeans and devil horns? YOU GET THE MOST METAL MOVIE OF ALL TIME. I don’t care if there’s another animated movie actually called Heavy Metal, Transformers: The Movie is way more metal. Yeah, that other movie has a naked chick riding a pterodactyl, but Transformers: The Movie has Orson Welles eating Mr. Spock. You tell me which is more metal.

So Hasbro and Takara are toy companies. They financed this movie to sell toys. Their money hired the screenwriters, it hired the Toei to animate the movie, and it paid for all 10 tracks of slamming guitars and bloopy synthesizers. Why would a toy company pay to rock people out of their threadbare Metallica T-shirts? BECAUSE TOYS. That’s why.

So they designed some toys of Unicron, the evil Satan-looking planet. Annnnd then they never released them. WHAATTTTTTT? I know I just made you spit out that mouthful of Thunderbird, but wait! There’s more!

After another aborted attempt in the late ’90s (also known as the period in your life where your dad refused to help with the car payments on your ’87 Toyota), Takara and Hasbro FINALLY put out a proper Unicron toy as part of their Armada toy line. What’s Armada? Who cares. It’s not metal, but the Unicron toy was pretty metal except for the totally weak colors. Why does Armada Unicron look like an evil grape? Evil is metal, but grapes are definitely not. Metal is like, eating red meat or Captain Crunch with beer instead of milk.

Then they made Unicron like, black and green with I don’t know, weird chocolate coating. Why? It looks like something I threw up outside of the Motörhead show when I was a teenager.

Anyway, after some dumb crap that doesn’t matter (Unicron transforms into a tank, Unicron fits in your pocket, highly limited spearmint flavored Unicron, Takara merging with Tomy) they finally put out what they should have put out in the ’80s. Welcome to 2010, Unicron!

(Skull not included.)

So I know you have some questions, like, “Why should I spend $100 dollars on a toy when I could spend it on overpriced remasters of The Last in Line and a bottle of Steel Reserve?” The answer, my most excellent friend, is in the details.

A. EVIL PLANET THAT TURNS INTO A ROBOT. Come on. That is so cool. I promise you that Ozzy Osbourne has one of these.

2. EVIL ROBOT WITH SWEET HORNS AND LIGHT UP EYES AND LIGHT UP FIST. Fists are important! My fist doesn’t glow, but I wish it did. Yeah, Unicron’s eyes were green in the movie, but red is more metal so I’ll allow it.

III. BEARD. Yes, the Armada Unicron had a beard, but they redesigned the head so it looks more like the movie (meaning MORE METAL), but now his beard has greater heaviosity. It’s not a ZZ Top beard, but it truly is a goatee of Iommian proportions.

FOUR. He fires a missile out of his chest. Yes. That’s right. HIS HEART IS A MISSILE AND HE WILL SHOOT IT AT YOU.

E. Also his legs fire missiles, too. I wish mine did. If your legs fired missiles, you would never have to wait in the queue in the unemployment line and you would never ever have to clean up the Taco Bell wrappers that Debbie totally left in the back of the Toyota.

EFF. Unicron has lots of pockets. And I don’t mean lots of pockets like your cousin Steve who has those cargo pants that have like 50 places to stash weed. I mean like you can hide all kinds of little robots inside Unicron’s many orifices. Okay, you can hide weed in them, too.

7. You see that little guy passed out in Unicron’s shin? Unicron comes with a sidekick named Bug. Now, Bug is a pretty stupid name, but you wouldn’t fuck with a moon that transformed into a robot and had a giant gun for a hand, would you? No.

Come on. This is awesome and you know it. Yeah, it is kind of expensive, but your landlord won’t kick you out of your apartment if you are like, one month late with the rent.

Okay, okay, whiners will complain that the planet mode is not round (neither are the tires on your car, man), it is not made of actual metal (just like the wedding ring you used to proposed to Lita Ford at that tractor pull, man!), and the toy is kind of floppy compared to the Armada release in 2003. Fair enough. Metal ain’t loose. It’s about precision, man! Precision!

If you are clever, you can make like the cover of Dehumanizer and cut open your robot’s chest and do some surgery. Basically you want to replace all the gray tabs that hold the planet shell together with black ones off of Armada Unicron and it will hold together better in planet mode. Then you can rock out with your… space rock out. I guess. Whatever. I’m done writing. This Jack Daniels ain’t going to drink itself.

Special thanks to Tim Riot for being my photographic slave.

« Previous PageNext Page » Site Map