Archive for Dokuro Tarou

Elegab does it again…

Posted in Fun Stuff, Kaiju misc., New Vinyl with tags , , , , on November 19, 2009 by REdYOdA

…and makes me really happy to collect his creations…FUN!!!

[Animation by Elegab]

Got my own new Dokuro Tarou Puppet Seijin in the mail from Japan yesterday…

I grabbed some quick shots today…[click any to enlarge]…

He added a faux zipper back…man in suit???…

Nari-san (Elegab) has allowed for many different puppets with interchangable characters from previous releases…very cool!

I picked up the green spray version of the 9.5″ Puppet Seijin (and he comes bagged with 4 puppets!). The toy was also available with a blue spray for the initial release. Both are on pink vinyl…+1

A really fantastic toy from one of the best new toy designers in Japan.  2009 has been an incredible and breakthrough year for Dokuro Tarou designs: Full size releases of Missileas, Shuttlegon, the Monster Patrol Car, and now Puppet Seijin. It looks as if Elegab is just getting going too…try to keep up with his blog and  take a little time to search thru the Dokuro Tarou site to see what else he has in store! I have a feeling Dokuro Tarou’s not anywhere near finished taking the kaiju market by storm!

If you didn’t grab the initial release of PS…I”m sure other colorways aren’t far behind…

And now…

I had the honor of attending a very rare  puppet show featuring Puppet Seijin…

I was lucky to get out alive…



Monster Patrol Car & The Apache Army!

Posted in Kaiju Art, New Vinyl, Toy Reviews with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2009 by REdYOdA

MPC Header

Jeez…we’re already 7 months thru 2009…this year is going fast!

I’ve picked up a lot of new toys this year and though many of you may disagree with me…I gotta say that my biggest contender for Toy of the Year so far has got to be the ‘Kaiju Patrol Car’ by Elegab/Dokuro Tarou!

aka ‘Monster Patrol Car’ or MPC…


Wonderfest Version

Nari (Elegab) has really continued to WoW everyone with his whimsical original sculpts and designs…the great names, back stories, and amazing use of paint and color combinations,  not to mention creature designs that fit in with any traditional kaiju OR neo-kaiju collection!

A truly great toy!

The MPC is a lunar based monster that along with his Apache Army of riders patrol and defend the moonbase from invasion!

I have to say that it’s very cool to receive a toy that has real playability and so many fun display options…6+ interchangeable riders and backwards compatibility with some of Elegab’s previous monster creations! He’ll even stand on all fours or rear up and stand on his hind legs…with the riders!…



Riders on patrol

Better get out of the way!

The Cockpit…

MPC control Panel

The Apache Army!

I’m not really sure why they are called the Apache Army…maybe a play on words for ‘Patchi monster’. Whatever, they are AWESOME! Each one is so unique and bizarre!

Mail Order 6 piece set



BAKAGON (Yes…he appears to have shit on his head.)


KUZOGON (The junker robot)


DOBLA ( A smog monster)

Smog Monster

DEBAGA-ME (Paparazzi Monster) LOL!

Everybody hates the papz

GHALI BEN (The super smart Alien who’s brain turned to jello and has pencils for hands!)

The Intellectual

A group shot…

Great toys!

All of you that read this blog are passionate about toys…not much beats the satisfaction of tracking down that super rare vintage or super limited release new vinyl that you thought you would never own …because every flipper and their brother is trying to get one too. Sometimes though a toy comes along that unexpectedly steals the show. That’s this one for me.

And guess what? You can actually buy one if you want one…what a concept!

High Five!

Elegab’s Kaiju Patrol Car!

Posted in Kaiju misc., New Vinyl with tags , , , , , on March 8, 2009 by REdYOdA

I had to share this from sculptor & toymaker ‘Elegab’s’ blog…because it is just such a great concept!

It’s only in the prototype stage now…but so very cool!

The ‘Kaiju Patrol Car”!!!

Kaiju Patrol Car!

Shown with DT’s mini passengers: Mimigiras and another new mini sculpt…Damegon!

Tiny Terrible Passengers!

Now imagine this toy all painted up with a variety of interchangeable passengers…so awesome! The little DT mini figures are only about 2 inches tall…so it wouldn’t even be a complete shelf hog!

One more pic…being attacked by Dokuro Tarou’s first real ‘full size’ monster sculpt: Shatorugon!


Shatorugon (or Shuttlegon…there’s a whole back-story of the monster being made from a space shuttle) will hopefully be available from Dokuro Tarou around the end of March…keep your eyes on the store!

The Monster Patrol Car…well-??? I really hope Elegab & DT manage to put it into production. I kinda think he will…Shintani Naritada’s (Elegab) sculpts and toys are really getting a lot more, well deserved, attention!

One more of Shatorugon, and how cool is it that he can hold other DT toys or ???…

With crushing grip!

New Dokuro Tarou Toys

Posted in Kaiju Art, New Vinyl with tags , , , on February 21, 2009 by REdYOdA

Elegab’s shipment from Tokyo arrived and I had the time to take some shots…

The tiniest of  terrors: Mimigiras…


Galtan’s long lost cousin: Honegon…


mou hitotsu…

All smiles

The biggest and baddest of the three…the ‘giant’4.5 inch Zunougon…

Bottom guy doesn't seem too pleased.

More on these new figures & Dokuro Tarou… HERE!

They are mostly sold out but order …HERE

Dokuro Tarou New Monsters!

Posted in New Vinyl with tags , , , , , , on February 7, 2009 by REdYOdA

Coming up for sale Feb. 14th (hopefully) are not one…but 3 new sculpts from Dokuro Tarou!

Elegab's New Monsters!

Sculpted by Shintani “Nari” Naritada, the maker of probably my favorite mini last year…Misslelas and of course his little sidekick Haramakion! The 4″ Zunougon (above) is the latest enemy to Nari’s hero character Docro Taro. Zunougon is a bullied boy genius who hates the world and is transformed into an evil brain creature who will challenge Docro Taro.

Zunougon will be available in (3) colorways (Green above)…

Black & Gold


I like this guy too…The tiny Honegon…


I really enjoy the whole back-story and world Nari & Dokuro Tarou are creating with these figures. Each new sculpt definitely has Shintani’s signature look. I find the the coarse look of the sculpts really appealing. I’m thinking these guys probably won’t last long so… good luck!

Dokuro Tarou is one of the rare Japanese Toy makers that will ship to the USA directly from their webstore.

Grumble Toy distributes DT’s toys too…but no official word on these yet.