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Last Known Photo

September 13th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Bandai B-Club Bullmark Tsuburaya Pandon reissue Japanese vinyl sofubi Ultraseven kaiju toy monster figure

Chogokin Gimmickry

December 13th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Chogokin Gimmickry
I rediscovered many of my toys while making the Chogokin Gimmickry video. I encourage you to occasionally play with your toys – especially your r@@@re and expensive, super-fragile, antique Japanese diecast toys from companies like Popy, Takatoku, Bullmark, Arklon, Eidi, and Marushin.

Encounter

June 28th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Ultraman Jamaica

Bandai’s 66mm Mini Action Figure Ultraman on the beach at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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 –
Marx Toy Soldier Casualties

November 5th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

marx06b

I think most of us who grew up between the 50’s and the 80’s would consider the little, green plastic soldier to be one of the most ubiquitous toys of that world. I know I saw hundreds (if not thousands) of them littering the floors, toy boxes, and playgrounds of my and my peers’ youth. Among them would have to have been some Marx toy soldiers.

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POINK! Spring-Loaded, Japanese Robot Fists!

April 18th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Poink! Spring-Loaded, Japanese Robot Fists!

Goofing around with the detail collage for my post on the “Instrucciones” poster inspired me to create a few fun (and totally stupid) products utilizing an iconic graphic from one of the instruction sheets: a spring-loaded, Japanese robot fist flying through the air!

I dunno about you but I’m definitely getting one of the shirts

Poink! Spring-Loaded, Japanese Robot Fists!

http://www.cafepress.com/coreyshead – Enjoy!

Slasher Astronaut

April 11th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Slasher Astronaut

We received a big tub of cast-off toys for the boys from their grandparents and, going through it to see what to keep for them and what to send off to either Goodwill or the big toybox in the sky, I ran across what I am now referring to as “Slasher Astronaut.”

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Instrucciones – Installment of Robot

March 28th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Instrucciones - Detail collage

My interest in Japanese toys has very little to do with actually playing with them.

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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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Kaleidosgokin

February 20th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

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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Strange Toys I Have Known –
For Relaxing Times, Make It … Cretaceous Times

October 8th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

Cretaceous Times

It has been a long, long time since I’ve been all that interested in dinosaurs. Like zombies and bacon, dinosaurs are, by now, more than a little played out (although, show me a zombie dinosaur made of bacon and you might have something – just don’t let it dance “Gangnam Style”).

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Bear With Me

September 23rd, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

Bear With Me

I received this Sankyo Bear from my friend, Jim, late last week and was immediately creeped out by it.

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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?

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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