Thursday, January 31, 2008

Rock n' Roll Fantasy

Martin's show Rock n' Roll Fantasy opens tomorrow at Grass Hut. Check it out if you're in the area. Martin will have new paintings, and some of his friends will be participating with some Ojo inspired pieces and hand painted Ojo figures. The event also marks the debut of Martin's new Ojo Rojo figure by Gargamel. This release is done in clear vinyl. I have a hand painted Ojo figure in the show as well. I'll post some pictures after the opening.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rika Interviewed in Invitation Magazine

About the new Audi R8.

Ready To Go

Killers are all packaged and ready to go. The header cards turned out pretty nice. Artwork by Bwana and I. These will be shipping during the next few days. Thanks to all that ordered.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Together At Last

Bwana's Rainbow Barred Salamander Killer and Killer Koi are together at last! But not for long. They will be packaged today and then shipped starting tomorrow.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Killer Two Pack Sold Out

Killer Two Pack is sold out. Bwana releases his today to his Skulls and Rainbones Society so if you didn't get a set you may have another chance. Thanks for all the interest in this release. A special thanks to those who gave a little extra donation for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Killer Two Pack

Here are some more shots of the Killer Two Pack. These will be released to my mailing list Thursday evening Japan time.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

First Snow

Got up today to some snow left over from very early this morning. Now it's just raining. This was the first time it has snowed this winter in Tokyo. Last year it was pretty warm and we didn't see any of it. I hope we see a little more before spring.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Killer Koi (Showa)

Here is another variety of Killer Koi for the Killer Two Pack. Orange, yellow, and black on clear milky white vinyl. This is the second of two varieties, each one different from the next. These will be packed and shipped randomly.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Killer Koi (Doitsu)

This is my part of the Killer Two Pack with Bwana. Bright red and black on clear milky white vinyl. No two alike, each one unique, just like real carp. To be released later this week to members of my mailing list. Watch your mail for order information.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Stop Killing Killer's Friends

Two members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society were recently released by Japanese whale poachers after being held hostage for several days. Sea Shepherd had been following their ship and boarded in an attempt to deliver a message regarding their breaking of international conservation laws and the international ban on whaling. Though they were able to halt the slaughter only momentarily, their actions brought a lot of attention to the issue. Unfortunately though, the Japanese media has labeled them as “terrorists” and refuse to mention the fact that Japan was in violation of Australia’s ban of Japanese whaling ships in Australian Antarctic Territorial waters.

In support of this and future actions against Japanese whale poachers (the real terrorists), I will be donating a portion of the Killer Two Pack sales to Sea Shepherd. I fully support their actions and hope every Japanese whaling ship sinks to the bottom of the sea.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tomy Kappa!

Believe it or not, but this Kappa is a candy toy! These were released a few years back by Tomy, in their Daiei Tokusatsu (Motion Picture) Series. Kappa is based on the character from the Great Yokai War movie, released in 1968. This was included in the second Daei Tokusatsu candy toy series, which also included 3 different versions of Daimajin, and Nuppeppo (also from the Great Yokai War). The figures stand about three inches tall, and have a very vintage feel, inspired by the original Marusan soft vinyl figures.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Koenji Kappa!

Kiyoka and I spotted this while shooting photos for the Gargamel new year's card a couple weeks ago. Just a few minutes from Thrash Out, I was suprised we hadn't seen it before. I still can't quite figure out why he's there either...

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Lucky Bag Figures

Here are a couple of my 2008 Lucky Bag figures. Thanks to everyone who ordered one. I hope everyone is happy with what they received!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year From Gargamel

It's a custom in Japan to send out new year's cards to everyone you know. This includes family, relatives, friends, customers, clients, and so on. This year, Gargamel sent their card in this plastic box, along with a cute soft vinyl mouse figure!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Lucky Bags Sold Out

Cometdebris Lucky Bags Sold Out! Thanks to everyone who requested one! And sorry to those who could not get one. I hope to increase my numbers with some future releases (startng with Killer, coming soon). Happy New Year!

Happy Year Of The Rat!

Happy New Year! It's now the year of the rat, and Kitaro Chaya had some special Lucky Bags for the occasion. These went on sale at midnight, and three sizes were available. We got a large (limited to only 6!), and a medium. Lots of Kitaro and Nezumi Otoko (Rat Boy) items inside, including a big pillow, figures, notepad, a cool tote bag, much more. It was a pretty cold night (one degree celsius), but good fun.