Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Tofurkey Day!

We went to the Triangle Vegetarian Society's annual Thanksgiving Day Feast! We ate ourselves sick on vegan cuisine then came home to pass out in front of the fire for awhile. Fun day for all!

Except the poor turkeys....

I swiped this image from RedYoda. You can check out his blog here

Happy Thanksgiving (one day late)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Marusan Originals Wishbook

In the spirit of the Sears Christmas Wishbook, I've crafted a crappy little Marusan Originals Wishbook page. So if any of my tens of readers comes across these somewhere, I'd love for you to let me know!

I've fallen in love with these fun, crude sculpts... they remind me so much of the drugstore toys I used to crave as a kid.

No priority here... the numbers and letters are simply for reference. Even if you don't know here to find them, perhaps you can just enjoy the little blurry pics and how many of these there actually are. I swiped the images from the scan of some sort of Japanese catalog.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Marusan Originals

Well, damn.

My New Years resolutions have totally fallen by the wayside. I guess that's how it usually goes.

I didn't realize it had been almost 4 months since my last post! I even have a lot more apes/monkeys to write about!

Anyway, thought I would at least attempt to start this back up (yet again) with a little update on my latest stuff.
I've been really into these Marusan original sculpts lately. Crude, relatively inexpensive patchi kaiju that are just fun. They remind me the most of those random drug store toys you'd get as a kid and make up the story for. Marusan made many of these in the late 90s, I guess before the "boom" that kaiju/Japanese vinyl toys re-experienced a few years later.

I won a great lot for cheap on Yahoo Japan recently, so eventually I'll be writing about them I'm sure. I haven't bought much at all lately, and these could probably be the last again for awhile. (Don't worry... I still have a lot to write about... and PAINT!!! ugh... that's another story completely)

You'll notice the Giant Gorilla in there from a previous entry of mine (I only had a tiny version of that brown color, however.) There's a couple robots, what looks to be a Gamera rip-off, even a clear Ultraman rip-off! I lucked out finding all these together. There are many more I may have to track down, but I am excited about building a completely patchi kaiju bookshelf.