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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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Strange Toys I Have Known –
The Mysterious Atomic “B” Boy

December 2nd, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

The Mysterious Atomic B Boy

Okay, this toy isn’t all that strange but it is ~ ooo-eee-ooo! ~ mysterious.

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Redking (giant size)

September 20th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

 

Redking

(click through for variations)

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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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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Hopps the Frog

March 18th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

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

Hopps the Frog

Hopps the Frog and his hypnotic, acid-eyed stare.

Hopps der Frosch – the frog – is another in a series of often naked-but-for-their-shoes advertising characters from the German shoe-maker, Salamander AG.

Part of a group of six vinyl toys, Hopps is described as leader Lurchi’s best friend, curious, cheeky, and adventurous. Given what I’ve seen from the rest of the group’s sculpts, Hopps is actually *less* cheeky than most of the others … but maybe they weren’t referring to his rump.

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READ!

November 6th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

READ! - Marmit Baruzas vinyl

Marmit Baruzas vinyl

The Corey’s Head 2012 Calendar of Robots & Monsters

October 8th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

 

The Coreyshead 2012 Calendar of Robots & Monsters

 

That’s right, get your shoes and socks on, people: it’s time once again for me to approach on bended knee (you try that – it’ll ruin your pants, I tell you … ) and beg, with great, big, brown puppy-dog eyes, for you to consider, with an appreciation approaching worshipfulness, my 6th and final, kinda-sorta annual, calendar offering.

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Fossil Fool

September 22nd, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

Fossil Fool - B-Club/Bullmark Aboras vinyl recast

B-Club/Bullmark Aboras vinyl

Miraclon 34th St.

July 29th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

Miraclon 34th St.

Bandai Miraclon vinyl

Dodongo!

July 9th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

dodongo

Bullmark (B-Club) Dodongo

WiShY wAsHy

June 30th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

Escape

Butanohana Chibull Ningen

Garamon Green

June 28th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

Garamon Green

Yamanaya Garamon at Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, WA

Mäusepiep the … Mouse

June 8th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

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

Mäusepiep the Mouse.

Being unfamiliar with German beyond movies and a few chance meetings, I can only assume “Mäusepiep” is pronounced similar to “Mousie peep” which has some disturbing implications if one is, like myself, immature enough to move past the more obvious and palatable thought that the “piep” stands for the sound the little critter might make as opposed to the stain and stench he leaves behind.

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Igelmann the Hedgehog

June 3rd, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

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

Igelmann the Hedgehog.

Igelmann the Hedgehog is the third in a series of vinyl toys I’ve been profiling from German shoe company, Salamander AG.

Igelmann – is there any more inauspicious of a name? It even seems short a letter: for weeks I’ve misread it as “Ingelmann.” Having now realized it lacks the letter “n” that my eyes first imagined, my onomatopoeic mind now envisions Igelmann as a rather squirmy, wiggly character … but no matter.

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Lurchi the Salamander

May 29th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

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

Lurchi the Fire Salamander.

Allow me to introduce (at least to my blog) Lurchi, the fire salamander and main advertising character for the German shoe company Salamander AG (get it? get it?).

Introduced in 1937 as a way to distract children during their parent’s potentially protracted perusal of the proprieters products (cough), Lurchi is the alpha dog of a motley crew of animal characters whose tales are told in small booklets entitled “Lurchi’s Abenteuer” (Lurchi’s Adventure); humorous, sometimes moralistic tales written in simple rhyming couplets for a target audience of primary-school children.

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Unkerich the Toad

May 24th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

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

Unkerich shows off his maker’s mark

Meet Unkerich, the yellow-bellied toad and shoe shiller for German shoe company Salamander AG.

Part of a cast of six characters introduced in 1937, ostensibly to entertain the children of fussy, adult shoe shoppers, Unkerich is said to be the “strong man” of the group as well as a gastronome and, if Wikipedia can be trusted, also a bit of a maladroit.

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Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.

November 30th, 2010 by Corey A. Edwards

B-club Aboras

Monsters n’ Robots n’ T-shirts: oh my!

October 13th, 2010 by Corey A. Edwards

As I continue to work at upgrading my pokey, old website and organizing the photos on my harddrives (!), other, long-forgotten projects continue to rear their heads. One of which is before you, now:

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The Case(s) of Renewed Interest

September 21st, 2010 by Corey A. Edwards

a closeup of the long, glass case

6 years ago, when I was in the thick of toy collecting, I ran across a couple of very surprising deals: two glass display cases, to be exact. Low, old-school, wood and glass display cases. And at the right price: free.

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Kanegon

March 13th, 2010 by Corey A. Edwards


So it turned out that the neighbor severed my cable while planting a tree.

He was nice enough to leave the cable ends protruding from the earth like giant, errant whiskers but otherwise said nothing.

He’s in construction, natch.

Namegon

March 1st, 2010 by Corey A. Edwards

Namegon

A giant snail. What’s cooler than that?

My picture of it, that’s what.

Aboras

February 28th, 2010 by Corey A. Edwards

Aboras

One of the last toys I ever bought, the Bandai, B-Club reissue of the Bullmark Aboras was long sought.

Something about this toy’s whimsical grin (at least on one side, the other side of his face is rather unfriendly, as if the sculptor was of two moods during the process … or just inept) has always pleased me to no end.

The toy has spent the last few months perched on a living room stereo speaker (the only figure toy in evidence in my home proper) in the hope that it would inspire me.

It has. I hope you like the results as much as I do – more of the same is on the way.

Hidden Valet

December 2nd, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards


Nostalgic Heroes “Tetsujin 26”

I wonder – was he riding that bike or does he just maintain it?

If the former, then how does he get around the deck support? Was he assembled down there?

Mebbe there’s another egress …

Peek-A-Boo

November 30th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards


Bandai “Hanejiro”

This was a very simple set-up, as I’m sure you can imagine: A basic head-on with lots off diffuse light on my subject, then a simple two-part layer of the wall and a slight mask of the window to insert the toy.

So simple I almost felt like I was cheating.

For a final effect, I cut out a large section of the top window, which I applied to Hanejiro via a clipping mask, then brought said layer’s opacity down until the toy looked like it was behind the window.

A little bit of stenciling to include my sig and: voila.

I may like this shot best of the three I did this weekend even thought it was so danged easy: the unexpected, goofy charm of Hanejiro’s face up in the window … it perfectly embodies my attitude and aim when making these ridiculous pics …

End of the Tunnel

November 29th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards


B-Club “Zarab Seijin”

I’m not quite sure how this happened. Something about a request for me to come up with another calendar of toy pics and then my realizing, for the first time since I put one together, that I didn’t have 12 new pictures.

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Somehow … back at it.

November 24th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards


B-Club “Daigoro”

The next thing you know I’m paging through old backgrounds and snapping pictures of a toy, my mind awhirl with projects, themes, and other forms of sheer pointlessness.

It’s this kind of stuff that “holds me back” and ensures that I’ll never “make it.”

But you know what? I don’t really care anymore. They’re just too fun to make.

(my daughter says he needs a package)

Chiburu Chiburu Chiburu (no pepsi: coke)

October 25th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards

In case it isn’t clear, I love me some Chibull.

Of all the toys I own, I think I’ve shot more images of the Chibull than any other.

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X-ray

September 30th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards

Here’s a neat little chunk of javascript (click the pic!) I discovered recently (and by that I mean on the net, not by writing it).

This is an admittedly lame use of it, given all the ideas learning of it has generated in me. My daughter and I are in the middle of a project together using said script in a far more creative way that I will reveal here as soon as it is complete.

The script is marketed as a magnifier, not as an x-ray. I like it better as an x-ray. Or whatever it is I have it doing here.

Stay tuned!

The Necessary Year – Day 1: Butterflies and Vcolor

June 1st, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

 

(this post is part of an aborted 1 year experiment in material abstinence I called The Necessary Year)

 

I’m feeling optimistic but also a bit nervous. Thinking about doing something is one thing, committing to it publicly is another. This reminds me of when I told my daughter I would quit smoking, right then: well, you’re committed now! Here’s to hoping this goes off as smoothly as that did.

As a kind of “last supper” I walked down the hill last night and picked up a bottle of Sheaf stout and some Toll House ice cream sandwiches. I drank the beer with supper (so good and creamy!) but became so embroiled in getting this blog up that I forgot about dessert! I guess I can save them for later – unless my daughter beats me to them.

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