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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…


ICFSB 4/18/09!

Posted in Customs, Fun Stuff, Shows with tags , , , , on April 19, 2009 by REdYOdA

Great People, Amazing Toys, &…KISS ??!!

That’s ICFSB! I had a killer time at the show and reconnected with some Skullbrainer’s I had met before and also met lots of new ones. The turnout was incredible and I was completely blown away by how far some people had come to attend this show. There were people from both coasts and many places in between.

ICFSB Flyer art by Josh H.

The talent exhibited in both the toys and images was phenomenal!  Seeing the toys and then meeting a lot of the artists was really something! I had a great time doing a little performance art with the Electronic Theremin Dempagon and Smoking Gas Bawer too!

Toy pics are being posted all over Flickr (you just can’t top Joe’s detailed coverage) and skullbrain…so I’m going to go light with showing toy photos and just posting mostly show pics. I know Toybot Studios will have his usual unsurpassed coverage plus another installment of Toybot TV featuring everyone’s favorite fearless reporter Alex (aka bannedinDC)  from S7…I can’t wait!

Click any pic below to enlarge!

Took in the Cherry Blossom Festival earlier in the day…

Peace Pagoda & Cherry Blossoms

Off to the show at 1628 Post…

Super 7 ICFSB

Fancy meeting you here… KISS!…

Knights In Satan's Service

Ace thinks we’re a bit strange…


I love this image by DeJesus…

Zag Attacks!

Another Favorite…


Heavy Metal Dempa sharing space with Jeff Lamm’s awesome Skull Bot dude…

by Jeff Lamm!

The paint on Toybot’s stuff is sick!…

Zombie Troopers & Rumble Tank!

Leecifer’s Apes…a show favorite by everyone!

by Leecifer!

I really wanted LASH’s Gas Bawer!…


Mr. H peeks around her very rare toy

Lucky score!

Kirkland needs to open that Red Stripe!


Making annoying sounds with my Dempa…

Playing with Dempa

PK arrives!

...with his bag of tricks!

Toybot & Alex catch the action…I love this pic!

PK arrives...chaos ensues!

Touching Paul K’s Peach…

PK brought some intersting stuff along!

A different kind of custom…

I would wear these all of the time!

Behind the scenes with Alex & Toybot…

Hard hitting news!

S7 gives away an Iwata airbrush…who’s going to win???

Glenn Pogue & Lee draw the winner!

…and the winner is…Leecifer! D’oh!  Lee graciously declines and another name is drawn…it’s Uberboy!

It's Uberboy!!! Congrats!

Alex get’s molested by KISS! …and he just wanted to see Morrissey…

The 5th Kiss member...bannedinDC

Thanks again to Brian, Glenn, Josh, Alex, Lee, Kirkland, and S7 for a great time and awesome show!

Let’s do this every year!!!

More toy pics at my Flickr…HERE!

zincsaucier442 took this amazing photo of the ERUPTION! Gas Bawer at the show (I forgot to take one of my own entry 😦 ). He also took many more great shots of the event…Check them out!

Photo by zincsaucier442

Also a big Thanks! to Mr. Grizlli Atom for the incredible FREE prints to commemorate the show!

Grzlli Atom ICFSB print!


Posted in Customs, Fun Stuff, Kaiju Art, Shows with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2009 by REdYOdA

Took a couple of weeks off as I had a birthday and have also been keeping fairly busy lately!

I will be at the ‘It Came From Skullbrain!‘ show tomorrow night (4/18) at the Super 7 store…gotta get my ERUPTION! Gas Bawer smoking and also coax some annoying analog sounds out of Heavy Metal Dempa-gon!

But mostly I’m just really really excited to see all of the other artist’s images and customs!

I framed up my pictures for the show and decided to go with two of  the three (3 seemed too many) from my Tripus at the beach images. I think they developed really well and look great in the white frames (sorry no framed pics yet).

Tripus storms the beach!

Tripus reflects on life.

I’ve been doing the Kaiju Art Collection for some time and really wanted stray a bit and shoot outdoor/nature images for the ICFSB show.

Some other ideas I was messing around with before I headed to the beach with Tripus…

The pile of Ultra Toys…

Ultra Toys!

The Mothra Twins…

Peanuts as they were known.

Giant Robo…

Kind of looks vintage Soviet

Everyone’s favorite…Tiger 7

Plays tricks with your mind

Henchman Frogs…

Shot using the Fotomo buildings

and one more from the beach…Tripus is standing in the background…

Semi Ningen

I will be bringing my camera along to ICFSB and will post pics soon after the show!

New customs are in the works as well…stay tuned.


Heavy Metal Dempa-gon & Ampa-gon

Posted in Customs with tags , , , , , , on April 3, 2009 by REdYOdA

My last custom for the “It Came From Skullbrain!” show at Super 7!

HMDG”s story…

“Rising from a giant forgotten heap of scrap metal, discarded electronics, and toxic sludge…a creature has formed…a creature born of man’s carelessness…Heavy Metal Dempa-gon!
Unable to generate a vocabulary on it’s own, the hulking metal monster creates a demented symbiotic side-kick…the ultra-sonic Ampa-gon.
Ampa-gon has the ability to broadcast HMDG’s electronic, ear-drum shattering screams and wails upon the unsuspecting population of Tokyo!”

HMDG & Sidekick Ampa-gon
Ready to make some noise!
All Metal!
Like Eruption Gas Bawer in my previous post…I wanted to add electronics to this custom for the S7 show.

So…being that I love to mess around with analog synths and pretty much anything that makes electronic sounds, I decided to turn Dempa into a ‘musical’ instrument.

Built inside is a kind of ‘Theremin’. Though not in the traditional sense…this small battery powered (9v) device uses light to change the frequency of sound instead of hand movements. The device is installed into HMDG’s protruding eye…and once plugged into his sidekick Ampa-gon…a flashlight is used to manipulate the sound!

I always kind of imagined Dempa-gon would sound like a mass of short circuiting electronics.


Heavy metal amplifier!

Both Dempa and the amp are powered, Dempa can be plugged directly into a PC as well using the 1/8 jack!

The amp is a basic Radio Shack 9volt powered mini amplifier with input & output jacks. I painted it and embellished it with faux scrap metal parts and painted him up to become HMDG’s evil sidekick… Ampa-gon!

Video…it does get a little loud.

If they let me turn it on…I’ll demonstrate at S7 on the show opening Saturday April 18th.

It Came From Skullbrain!

Posted in Customs, Fun Stuff, Kaiju Art with tags , , , , on March 12, 2009 by REdYOdA


Well, that’s not the official flier…there isn’t one yet…

ICFSB! Imagery of Japanese Toys & Customs Show!

April 18th at the Super 7  Store in San Francisco

Artists include (from the Skullbrain list)…

Toybot Studios
El Maz
Ricky Wilson
Jared Deal
Scott Gargus
Toby Dutkiewicz
Brent Nolasco
Rebel Wookiee
McBoing Boing
Steve Poysntixels
Jason Riggle
Dead Presidents
Robert De Castro
Chris Bryan
Mr Grzlli Atom
Jesse Hernandez
Dustin Cantrell
Leonard Amaral
Lou Pimentel
Sean Blay
Cliff Kirschner
Benjamin Seto
Josh Herbolsheimer

I’m seriously excited for this show! I have one piece finished for the custom part…though I haven’t decided on an image yet. Some crazy talented artists are showing in this…it promises to be a really special event!

The show is now closed for artists. Visit or for more info!

Hope to see you there!