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Guiro Seijin

January 30th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

guiroSeijinB-Club Bullmark reissue Guiro Seijin vinyl kaiju figure.

Up to something unsavory down in the low places.

… a few more toy images …

Strange Toys I Have Known:
Sole of Godzilla’s Gang

March 4th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Godzilla's Gang

A while back I brought Nokogirin and Godzilla’s Gang to your collective attention. What I didn’t mention is that Nokogirin was not the only of the series I’d managed to round up. Minus the eponymous member, I have managed to “collect them all!”™

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My Gif To You

February 11th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Nightmare Before Christmas Hatchet-Head

‘Round about 2005/2006 I discovered the fine art of shaking the hand of the devi … making animated gifs with Photoshop.

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Strange Toys I Have Known:
Yes, we have Nokogirin – we have Nokogirin today!

February 1st, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Nokogirin

The Japanese have some fascinating bugs on their islands, thus it is no wonder these startling and wonderful animals would figure to a noticeable degree in their sci-fi and fantasy.

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Redking (giant size)

September 20th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

 

Redking

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Ah, Redking, foe of Ultraman and your brother and sister monsters alike. Oh, Redking: you of the wobbly head and snarky disposition. Yes, Redking – so called because of your utter lack of red coloring (at least in all the initial incarnations). Hey Redking, where you goin’ with that tower in your hand?

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Strange Toys I Have Known – No Means Mr. No

September 17th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

Mr. No

A long time ago, when I was just getting into Japanese toys (and still had things like Spawn figures in my collection – *shame!*) I ran across a doll from Xebec toys (a branch of Kaiyodo)  called “Mr. No”.

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Bat Otoko

September 16th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

Bat Otoko

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A recent, birthday-related-cum-ill-advised shopping trip on YahooJapan provided me with four new additions to my Japanese toy collection and an exchange-rate hangover.

Here’s #2: Bat Otoko from the Kamen Rider series. This is the reissue, not the original – hey, what am I? Made of money?

Bat man. In Kamen Rider he’s a bad guy, in case you couldn’t tell. I like this toy because it is so incredibly ugly.

Skull Star

September 15th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

Skull Star

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A recent, birthday-related-cum-ill-advised shopping trip on YahooJapan provided me with four new additions to my Japanese toy collection and an exchange-rate hangover.

Here’s #1: Skull Star from the Tiger Mask series. He’s a wrassler, folks. Stand back.

Nice to have something that adds to two collections at once: vintage Japanese vinyl and skulls.

Do I need an intervention or what?

It Takes Guts

August 9th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

 

CoreyA while back I purchased a great little book of Japanese monsters, shown in cross-section, in an attempt to shed a little light upon just what it is that makes them tick.

Great concept. Hours of fun.

The only problem is, the darned thing is all in Japanese! The nerve of these people! (they also made a mistake and printed the whole thing backwards – someone lost his job at the printing house that day, I can tell you)

Anyway, I took it upon myself to decipher those inscrutable little squigglies that littered the page and present to you here the few I manged to get through before passing out with exertion. Phew. My brain. (be sure to click on them for a closer view)

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Piping the Dwarf

March 20th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

(part of a series on the advertising character toys of German shoe maker Salamander AG)
Piping the Dwarf

Don’t worry, kids. I’m not going to kill you!

Piping der Zwerg – I can only assume it’s not pronounced “Piping,” as in “who’d like a plate of piping hot dwarf?” but “Pipping.”

Further, though “zwerg” translates roughly to “dwarf” in English, I really think the little bugger is more gnome-like – but who am I to nitpick? Dwarf, Gnome, Brownie, Creepy Little Dude – it’s all the same in the long run.

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