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ICFSB II

Posted in Customs, Fun Stuff, Shows with tags , , , , , on January 2, 2010 by REdYOdA

Part Deux of this incredible gathering of Japanese toy obsessed artists is a just a mere 2 weeks away! Don’t miss it!..


WHEN: Saturday January 16th 2010 (writing 2010 still makes me feel like I’m writing about the future) @ 6:00pm- 10:ish.

WHERE: Super 7 of course!..1628 Post St. San Francisco

WHAT A massive show featuring some of  the most talented airbrushers and painters of Japanese vinyl from all over the U.S.! … last year’s ICFSB show had plenty of other surprises too…and prizes!

A preview of my submission:

Last year I had things that smoked and made irritating noises…but I just didn’t have the time this year to make such annoying Objects deArt…BUT, I have something too HOT to touch!!!…(well not really…you can touch it all you want)…

I really like how this guy turned out…lots of glitter that you can’t make out in the picture and also his pupil is a tiny flame. I’ll get more pics up on flickr as the show grows nearer but I think it would be much better to come see it in person… 😉

I had such a great time at ICFSB 2009 and hope to see lots of familiar faces this year!…and hopefully KISS to0! lol…



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Pre-KISF Welcome Dinner & The Nagata Collection!

Posted in Fun Stuff, Kaiju misc., Shows, Ultra Seven, ultraman with tags , , , , , , on December 13, 2009 by REdYOdA

Max Toy’s Mark Nagata was kind enough to invite a throng of Japanese toy collectors into to his family’s new home in SF for the ‘Kaiju Invade SFwelcome dinner…and also a chance to see his amazing collection in it’s new location!

[This post is really pic heavy so sorry if it loads a bit slow…click any image to enlarge]

Mark Nagata…


The dinner at Mark’s was held to welcome Japanese toy makers Yajima-san of Dream Rocket and Ichimiya-san of Sunguts on their first visit to the U.S…and also Matt Walker aka Dead Presidents in from Massachusetts. All gearing up for their upcoming show with Max Toy!…

‘Kaiju Invade San Francisco!’

Ichimiya-san (front) & Yajima-san in Mark’s astounding den of rare toys…


Matt Walker of Dead Presidents!…

Dead President’s also impressed everyone with his pinstriping skill and put on some last minute touches for the following day’s show…


I have a feeling that Matt enjoys what he does!…


All together I probably spent over an hour & half down in the ‘Museum‘ trying to take in all of Mark’s amazing collection…and it is in no way dedicated to just Ultraman…there are vinyls and other rarities from many of the other old Japanese TV shows/movies as well as a world-class collection of rayguns and robots!…



One of the first things I had to seek out was the uber-rare 1966 Bullmark ‘Girls Version’ Red Ultraman…only 4 exist in collector’s hands!!!


An Ultra Ride!…


Props too!…

Some new toys mixed in as well such as Neo-Eyezon!…

Vintage Robots and Trikes!…

Amazing vintage Kikaider collection!…


Protoypes…how awesome is that!…

Wouldn’t be an Ultraman collection without some Beta Capsules…

Some toys I had never seen like the Hyata below…

Ha! Ragon above has the same expression I had the whole time I was looking at this stuff…

More rareness…


Ultramen galore…

An Ultra Door!…

Giant Robos…

…and of course Ultra Bowling…

Lots of Ultra art was spread about the room…

An awesome Herculoids sketch…

Check out this giant Harryhausen Cylops guarding the room…

A dissected Eyezon…

…and Eyezon’s to paint…

Everywhere you look there was more incredible toys to behold…it really felt like being down in some super secret Tokyo toy shop that had all the rarest toys…

Toys in unexpected places…


You could tell that there was actually much more still in boxes…I would love to see what treasures these held too…


Mark asked some of us to sign his famous Mirrorman Statue but I realized I forgot to after I got home…oops 😦 …hopefully I’ll get to visit again someday soon!

Mark watching DP pinstriping…

Matt tries to make a Lion Maru face…and nails it…


Ultraman tells Toybot Studio’s Kirkland that Mark’s collection is even bigger than his…


Kaiju Chronicle’s Joe gets a closer look…

Matt holds the Giant Max Toy/Dead President’s Eyezon! This thing is insanely beautiful…


Upstairs there were plenty of shenanigans too…

Harmond loans his son’s laser gun to Yajima-san…


Sunguts isn’t sure what to make of this thing…

Gatchabert chows down at the toy filled table…


Mark’s awesome son Max also helped keep everyone entertained by showing us his own cool toy collection…and his great skill playing Mario…

A good time was definitely had by all! Finally getting to see Mark’s collection in person and having the chance to meet many in the Japanese toy and collecting world as well as other artists and cool creative people…not to mention Mark’s very talented guests of honor made for a night I won’t soon forget!

A huge thanks to Mark Nagata and his wonderful family for the invite and being such gracious hosts!

Don’t forget to see this amazing show at Double Punch in North Beach SF…ends December 30th!


…and remember Xmas shopping is actually very easy!

Just buy everyone kaiju!

Max Toy

Dead Presidents

Sunguts

Dream Rocket

Kaiju Invade San Francisco @ Double Punch SF!

Posted in Kaiju Art, Shows with tags , , , , , , on November 23, 2009 by REdYOdA

This is coming right up…so for those of you in the Bay Area*…mark your calendars and don’t miss this event!!!

*…or anywhere else for that matter… if you can make it!

[Click to enlarge fliers]

KAIJU INVADE SAN FRANCISCO!!!

The opening reception is Saturday December 12th 7:00 PM at the Double Punch Store & Gallery in North Beach SF.

BUT...get there an hour early @ 6:00 PM and Matt Walker will also be giving one of Dead President’s famous pinstriping demos!!!


Four of America & Japan’s best kaiju artists & toy designers…

•Mark Nagata of Max Toy & Matt Walker of Dead Presidents!

Plus…

On their first visit to the U.S….

•Ichimiya-san of Sunguts & Yajima-san of Dream Rocket will also be attending the opening!

One figure I’m personally hoping to see is Dream Rocket’s new Zabami…

I know Mark & Matt will bring some serious heat to this show…Matt has already let me know that there will be at least one show exclusive as well as some rare one-off customs…DP customs from: Max Toy, Onell Design, and RxH plus a few more surprises!

Mark’s still very busy working on toys for the show as this post goes out…so we’ll be hearing more on what to expect from Max Toy soon…

Just to give you a little taste of the talent…I snagged one of DP’s INCREDIBLE exclusives just a couple of days ago:

The Yamomark x Dead Presidents Cranberry Land Mushroom Soup Man (phew…that’s a long name!)…


…this guy is in serious need of a facial…


It’s difficult to capture all of the subtle nuances of Matt’s paint work on this figure! DP uses his own formula of paints and top coats that are extremely vibrant and durable. For this custom, Matt also added a ton of diamond ice pearl flakes to the paint to give it an incredible sparkle in person. MSM Cranberry Land was limited to just 10 pieces and I feel pretty lucky to have one in my collection!

I want some more!

Hope to see you at the show and I’ll update when I get more info on what’s going to be available!


Monstock Custom Borugogons!

Posted in Customs, Shows on September 24, 2009 by REdYOdA

Jeez…it’s been I while since I posted!

I plan on getting back to regular posts and have 4 other customs in various stages of completion.

In case anyone’s been wondering… I’ve just been focusing on some other things lately and also have a two week vacation starting Oct. 5th…but the plan is to get back my focus on various kaiju art and customizing when I return…really!

For now though…here are a couple I finished up for the Halloween show at Monstock!

Martian Invader Borugogon…

Martian Invader General Borugogon

Loosely inspired by the ‘Mars Attacks ‘ Martians…Painted on clear vinyl, I gave this guy some shiny electronics in the chest plate, silver tinsel inside, crystal green eyes that really catch the light and shine, and to top it off…a brain that is visible through the clear head piece!

Alien Brain

The brain actually can be removed…it’s one of those wind-up novelty ones that pulsates!

Invader Borugogon

Invader Borugogon Back

Another clear Borugogon was used for my Halloween colorway…

Halloween Borugogon!

Tried to get some shots with the light behind it as it’s really bright. Actually had a hard time shooting this one as my camera doesn’t seem to like Orange too much…all my shots just looked like a blob of orange 😦

Red ruby eyes added to give it a more demonic look and also filled with this great pink-orange tinsel inside that gives him a kind of burning effect!

Shiny red eyes!

Not the best pic...but best I could do.

Halloween Borugogon!

Now off to Japan they go! 😦  😦

This was the first time I actually held a Borugogon and now I am determined to get one for myself…they are AWESOME!!!

Monstock Borugogons!

Monstock Borugogons!

Borugogons…

…are designed by Japanese artist ‘Nezrange’ (sorry I don’t have a link) and only available thru the Monstock store & Gallery.

Available in full size (shown above) and minis. Both come in various colorways, glows, and clears. The name Borugogon roughly translates to something like flower-rock monster.

A very cool toy and crazy fun to customize!

Oh, before I forget…BIG thanks to Ricky (VELOCITRON) for the hook-up!!!

…be back soon with LOTS more!

TOY KARMA II!

Posted in Customs, Kaiju Art, Shows, Tokusatsu on August 19, 2009 by REdYOdA

Mark Nagata’s Toy Karma 2 show tears into Chicago’s Rotofugi Gallery & Store September 5th -20th 2009. Mark has rounded up an unprecedented 70+ talented artists for a Japanese toy & art show like no other!!!

…and I’ll have a couple of special pieces there too, pics below!

Sponsored by Max Toy, Rotofugi, Dead President’s Designs, & Vinyl Pulse!

toy karma flyer

Artist List & Sponsers

I was working on a special 19″ Ultraman for this show (in honor of Mark…who if you didn’t know has the largest Ultraman collection outside of Japan!), but due to some technical difficulties and time…that’s just going to have to wait til a bit later 😦

So...I decided to create one special piece and release my ‘Sanda vs Gaira‘ set for TK2.

Out of all of the customs I’ve created…these Gargantuas have had more purchase requests than anything else I have done! I actually rarely sell my customs and mainly just paint for my own collection…but now’s your chance to grab ’em!

Header images

Sanda…

Sanda

Gaira…

REdYOdA Gaira Custom

I also created a special Chicago rivalry header card for the set…

Cubs vs White Sox

Gaira side…

Header Gaira Side

Sanda side…

Header Sanda Side

Sanda vs Gaira set!

Here’s a clip from WOTG with Gaira tearing up the airport…

Emerald Sea Gezora w/ Magnetic Tentacle Snip Action & Mini Custom Ganime!

Up next is a custom Gezora set that recreates a scene from the 1970 TOHO film ‘Space Amoeba‘!

Space Amoeba

Emerald Sea Gezora and custom mini Ganime…

ES Gezora & Ganime

Ganime attacks…SNIP!

Snip!

MAGNETS?

Some great vintage kaiju toys employed magnets set into the vinyl to allow for interchangeable heads or hold another toy. I thought it would be fun to add magnets in this way to create a scene from the film… where Gezora gets his tentacle snipped by Ganime!

A special header for the set depicts the scene…

ES Gezora Header

Space Amoeba trailer…

I can’t believe the talented company I’m in for this show!!! HUGE thanks to Mark Nagata for the invite!

Also a big thanks to the sponsors and Kirby & Whitney Kerr at Rotofugi for hosting and taking care of and organizing all of this art…indeed no small task!

Toy Karma 2 blog from Rotofugi….HERE!


VELOCITRON@MONSTOCK

Posted in Customs, Kaiju misc., Shows with tags , , , , on July 18, 2009 by REdYOdA

VELOCITRON@MONSTOCK Flyer

I’m really psyched to be part of VELOCITRON’s show at the Monstock Store & Gallery in Tokyo! I’m a huge fan of  Ricky’s insane Larvagon & Bechigon toys and was more than happy to paint some up for his ‘Massing of Grim Reapers‘ themed show!

The REAPIGON…(that’s what I’m callin’ them)…first up is REAPIGON: EGG of NECROSIS…

Bagged with custom Reaper header!

Death Egg

What's going to hatch?

The EGG of NECROSIS is painted in Orange/Red/Gold/Smoke/Green and features a Reaper skull with tinsel inside. Custom Reaper header included!

REAPIGON: REAPIGON MORTUOUS

I wanted to do something a little unexpected with the Grim Reaper theme with this guy.

In the night REAPIGON shows his evil demon face!

The Devil?

Scary?

An inverted cross was burned into it’s grotesque skull…

Satan?

If caught in the daylight you will behold a figure wearing the robe of the Grim Reaper…

I come for your soul!

Your time has come!

I will take your soul!

After Reapigon MORTUOUS removes it’s robe you’ll discover that this soul stealer is not the black skeleton looking creature you were expecting at all!

REAPIGON: MORTUOUS

In fact he is all bright metallic colors with an emerald eye…and of course a color coordinated Scythe…

I still want your soul.

Where's my robe...I'm cold.

So there you have it…a slightly different take on the Grim Reaper. I wanted to have a few different display options available too. Hope you like it as I really had a lot of fun painting these great VELOCITRON sculpts!

Emerald crystal eye in Reapigon’s removable head and innards…

Reapigon Mortuous removable head

Unfortunately I didn’t have the time I needed to make the header I really wanted (plus get VELOCITRON’s proper logo) but I got this one together fast for the show. I used a pic from the band Grim Reaper’s 1987 album cover ‘RockYou to Hell’ which I actually remember listening to. NxWxOxBxHxM x NxWxOxJxSxV  Hell yeah!

Reaper Header

Into The Darkness @ 1:AM Gallery

Posted in Customs, Shows with tags , , , , on June 6, 2009 by REdYOdA

The new show by DrilOne opened last night 6/5 ( runs thru 7/3/09) in San Francisco.  Some really great work to be seen…Don’t Miss It!

Into The Darkness Wall

All my pics are on Flickr now…HERE

Me & Alex(DrilOne)…

Me & Alex (DrilOne)

This is the first show of this type that I had taken part in. Lots of Western vinyl and mixed media pieces and I was really impressed by the talent exhibited! Besides a cool Mecha Hedorah by Todd Robertson, I believe I had the only Eastern vinyl ‘Kaiju’ there…represent!

Todd Robertson Mecha Hedorah

Bert (Gatchabert) Gatchalian had some great pieces…

Soulful Mummy Boy by Gatchabert

Also by Bert…

Lady Death by Bert Gatchalian

Leecifer…

Dream Bito by Leecifer

Phoneticontrol…

Master Rapper by Phoneticontrol

OsirisOrion…

The Nightmare by OsirisOrion

ADDecenteric…

The Watcher by ADDeccenteric

Dril’s Skulls!

Skull Canvases by DrilOne

My Guiron image (1 of 4 pieces I had in the show)…

Guiron Metallic print

D-LuX…

Twilight Icebat by D-LuX

Chris Rose…

The Wandering Memorial by Chris Rose

This  Joker guy was pretty cool…drawn with a ball point pen!…

How about a Majic Trick by Catherine J Cruz

Brian Colin from Atlanta…great guy!…

Under the Shroud of Darkness by Brian Colin

So much more! Check out my Flickr and also stop by DrilOnes’s and Zincsaucier’s for more great shots of the show!

I love this pic… stolen from Jeff (zincsaucier)….Jeff , Lee (Leecifer), and me.

It's so hard getting Lee to smile

Into The Darkness

Into The Darkness Show @ 1:AM Gallery

I just had to get a shot of Bert’s coat with Hedorah peaking thru! ( an original shirt by Jeff Lamm)

Bert's awesome shirt!

Big thanks to Alex (DrilOne) and 1:AM Gallery for a great show!