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Kaiju Riding Tricycles Art

Posted in Kaiju misc. with tags , , , , , on November 9, 2008 by REdYOdA

I really love the artwork on these M1-Go Tricycle Kaiju…so I scanned the three boxes that I have available…

Matango!

Booska!

Godzilla!

First released in 2006…there are quite a few of these M1-Go reproduction tricycle toys featuring other kaiju/heroes as well. With a little searching you can also find a few variant colorways… with different color trikes, Little Tokyo Tower accessories, and the ever popular glow versions!

Finding the vintage tricycle toys is a little more difficult… and they can get pretty spendy if they are in minty condition. You’ll find a lot more characters in the vintage trikes too.

This is what they look like out of the boxes…appx. 5-6″ tall…

Bike Gang

I posted larger scan of the box art at my flickr.

If anyone knows more about the artist…hit me up! It looks like his name is ‘Najita’ but I’m not sure.

U.S. Toys…of Japan

Posted in Toy Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2008 by REdYOdA

I stopped by Super7 and was able to pick up a couple of the U.S. Toys figures that they are now starting to offer…

Not all of the figures are available as of this writing…but they will be very soon!

Pictured above…2006 ‘Godzilla 1962’. I actually wanted Godzilla ’64 but didn’t realize that I bought a ’62 until I got it home… hopefully, I’ll eventually get the whole set!

The mini Goji’s released by U.S. Toys are: ’55, ’62, ’64, ’89, ’06. There is also a series of Orange Godzilla variants of all five available as well.

Quite a few of the classic Kaiju characters from the various Ultra series and the Godzilla films were released as a mini figure by U.S Toys…along with colorway variants on some figures ( I saw some nice black Ultra Seven’s in different poses!).

Click HERE to see Kaiju-Taro’s photo of the U.S. Toys booth at WCC ’08.

The colorways are simple, but very well done in these little 3″ figures. The U.S. Toy mini fig sculpts remind me of little M1Go’sthis is a good thing!

Here’s Booska…

I had an orange Booska too but limited myself to just 2 figures this Super7 visit. This Booska variant (also a crossed arms variant in clear produced) is cast in clear vinyl and filled with that colorful light reflecting paper (I can’t remember what it’s called). The sculpt is perfection and even features the little jiggly eyes!

Another great thing about the figures… the ‘building’ packaging!

Some of the figures are in window boxes and some in ‘blind’ building boxes. I don’t believe S7 will be selling anyone ‘blind’ boxes… I chose the bagged clear Booska and it was put in the blind building box.

The ‘blind’ boxes make for a nice little display addition too…something for your new figure to attack!

I  really like this box artwork …it’s what buildings would look like when you made them as a kid for your monsters to destroy…out of cardboard boxes and crayons!

Two ’62’s…

M1Go ’62 Godzilla hangin with his tiny twin…say hello to my little friend!

All in all…I can’t wait to get more of these little figures! My toy shelves are getting pretty crowded as it is, so these classy little figures are perfect to squeeze in!
Booska’s seal of approval!
You can see larger versions of my pics over at Flickr.

Booska!

Posted in The Kaiju Art Collection, Tokusatsu with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2008 by REdYOdA

‘Kaiju Buusuka’ or ‘Booska’ aired November 9, 1966 to September 27, 1967 and featured 47 episodes.

Booska sees stars!

The comedy program was created by the visionary Eiji Tsuburaya & Tsuburaya Productions. Booska makes another suitmation television hit for Tsuburaya… just months after the popular Ultraman debuted in Color.

In the program, an iguana is fed an experimental herb called ‘Kuropara’ that transforms it into the forever grinning and pudgy Booska. Booska becomes the protector of his creator…a 10 year old boy named Daisuke Tonda.
Booska, who survives solely on ramen noodles (30 bowls a day!), will have many wacky adventures with Daisuke and his friends and family.
Booska eventually acquires a sidekick during the show named Chamegon. Chamegon is made after a chipmunk is fed into one of Daisuke’s inventions. In the final episode, Booska & Chamegon board a rocket to leave Earth…with a promise to return one day.

Booska Trivia:

  • If you press Booska’s navel… he can’t stop laughing.
  • Booska can fly, has super strength, and can become invisible.
  • The crown thing on Booska’s head is called a ‘boo-kan’…the source of his powers.
  • Booska is said to have the intelligence level of a 6th grader.
  • When Booska is happy he cries “Barasa!” which seems to be a nonsense word.
  • When Booska is low on energy he cries “shio shio no pa“…”No Energy!”
  • Booska will have a girlfriend named Boosko…who is pink of course!

I’m afraid I don’t have any links to purchase this rare show..
Booska enjoying his ramen

Side note…for this KAC Booska, I used my Max Toy version. Max Toy is located in San Francisco and is owned by the uber-talented artist Mark Nagata. Mark teamed up with Martin Ontiveros (Design) and Gargamel Toy Co.’s Kiyoka Ikeda (sculpt) to produce this stylized version…which is fantastic!

Make Booska happy…visit the Gallery!