Monday, July 28, 2008


What can I say that has not been said already? Nothing so I will just rehash what you probably already know, for all 2 of you that read this blog that is. I would write something about Pushead too but I am sure a million people already have. And I dont have any intesting pictures. :(

So, USUGROW went to SDCC for the first time. Looks like he was signing with The PUS and MIKE SUTFIN at PUSHEAD'S SKELETAL CARNIVAL 3. I wasnt there so I dont know for sure. I am just writing this cause I am very happy that USUGROW is getting the recognition he well deserves. Hopefully he will be making regular trips each year for SDCC and I hope one of these times I can make it too. The SKELETAL CARNIVAL looked like a lot of fun and jeeze, I think I would have had a fuckin heart attack if I could see in that HP case for myself. That Rebel Ink Pushead painted looks amazing, I see people have been talking about it being produced but I just cant imagine it being done, if so it will not be cheap. But I would buy one as I know many others would too if we had the chance. Anyway, I was sent a couple picts of the Rebel Ink USUGROW had at SDCC and here they are.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

More SPACE TROOPERS than you can shake a stick at.

Well, maybe a small stick. Anyway, from reading the boards and seeing the price one went for on Ebay I am not surprised that there are plans to release many different versions from different places in the near future. I can think of 3 at the moment but I think there are more. And to make it more interesting than just paint changes there will be head and arm changes too! Now if he can make more than just 50 each time so people can get them, yeah it will be a little easier than the 30 made on the first run but I think most people are still gonna get reamed on the after market. I know this is dreaming, its his hobby and not his job and to make 100 or more each run would be a pain in the ass. If he could farm some out to others that paint well that would be good too depending on who he chooses, and it would mean more for us toy geeks. I just hope I can end up with a little army someday. So here is a pict too of one of the versions to be released soon, sorry TOYGRAPH, I borrowed the pict, I'll give it back later!

Ha, I gave it back! But I borrowed another, thanks TOYGRAPH!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Matango Sample 5

Matango Sample 5
Originally uploaded by Vinyl Riot
The elusive Unnon x M1号 Matango. Here is an even more elusive sample that was done for the Toho Horror x Unnon event in Ebisu almost two years ago now, this is actually one of five. This was an event put on by a friend that featured art and clothes inspired by what else, Toho Horror films. But the only thing I actually bought was the Matango, the shirts were a little pricey and I wasn't into the posters that were availabe. It was a small show, the space typical in japan about 10 x 20 feet and minimal to say the least but a great concept. I ordered a few Matangos and when I asked on the last day if they were sold out I got a "nope". Pretty funny considering how many people want this now. This piece I think kinda helped start the Matango craze that's infected people now, lucky for me I have had the disease for a while. The M1号 scuplt has been a favorite of mine for many years, now if I can just get that Nagoya Mandarake version.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

US TOYS Giant Eleking

US TOYS Giant Eleking
Originally uploaded by Vinyl Riot
Another awesome figure from US TOYS, the guy that makes these does a great job painting them. Always a joy to get any new US TOYS stuff. If you like Eleking I totally recommend this toy if you can afford it, the $300 retail is a little steep but well worth it! And it looks great next to the Giant Kanegons that US TOYS did earlier too!!!

The backing card is pretty cool too. Like the Giant Kanegon there is no header card, just a huge drawstring vinyl bag with the card inside.

Friday, July 18, 2008

M1 Items for World Character Convention!

Hey All, some new M1Go!!!! Giant size Godman and a killer Guilala standard size figure! I hear a rumor that the Guilala movie enemy monster will ba made later. Hope I can get it!!!

1. This is in the same scale as the Giant Size Bullmark Jet Jaguar!!

2. GUILALA 11 inch figure.

3. 1/2 Scale Ultraman Face Wall Plaque (Bronze color, vinyl material).

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Purple Trinity.

The Purple Trinity.
Originally uploaded by Vinyl Riot
I was stoked on RH when I first saw them a few years ago at the Gargamel shop and I still really like the Evil, its just one of the best designs to me no matter how many people say they are getting tired. The Head and Evil are a great combo and these purples are some of the best, I am just glad I was able to get them, it took me 3 years to get the white spray one!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

US TOYS at World Character Convention

Ok, the wonderful world of US TOYS is expanding at the next World Character Convention with 2 sweet new mini monsters, Guilala and King Joe!!

There will be 3 colorways of the Guilala and I think these will be a little more expensive than usual, the eqivalent of about $25.

Plus a couple awesome King Joes, black and old school!!!

Space Troopers Update!

Two collaborations coming up! I hope to fuck I can get at least 1!!!