Monday, May 15, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
|Starting price: About $40,000|
Monday, May 1, 2017
Here's a look at some stills from various Ultraman and Kamen Rider shows from the Showa and Heisei eras.
|Kamen Rider X|
|Kamen Rider 1|
|Kamen Rider J|
|Kamen Rider Kuuga|
|Ultraman Great (aka Ultraman: Towards the Future). Fantastic set of stills from the Australian show!|
|More Ultraman Great|
|Finally, here's a fun photo of TV actors holding Ultraman toys!|
Monday, April 24, 2017
Here is my 200+ pic report on the toy offerings from around 50 toy makers from Japan, England, China, the USA, and beyond. They brought goods made from sofubi, resin, keshi gomu, and other materials. For the pics, the booths are arranged alphabetically.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Joy Hobby is located on the basement level of the Technomart shopping plaza. To get there, take the subway to Gangbyeon station. The mall is right next to the station.
Joy Hobby has a website, but it's all in Korean.
Here's a video I shot of the store:
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
There isn't much dialogue.
|Other Korean X-Men and Wolverine titles.|
Anyway, I thought it was neat to see how other countries treat heroes from the US. There's no question that Japanese manga dominates the Asian comic scene. But American superhero movies and characters are also popular, and there's some love out there for the comics that spawned them.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
More shop shots after the jump:
Monday, March 6, 2017
For this series, I actually like the package designs better than the stickers, which are kind of on the anime/SD side.
In 2016, Lotte put out its first Kinnikuman series. I prefer these over the new ones. Excellent dynamic designs and colors. Here's a look at a couple:
Monday, February 20, 2017
Mitsukubi Ryu sofubi figure made by Masudaya is one such toy. The kaiju villain may have wrecked chaos in the Spectreman tokusatsu TV show, but to hardcore collectors, it's a collecting grail.
This example of the toy was recently auctioned off by Mandarake at a starting bid of 1,500,000 yen (roughly $13,000 at the current rate). I believe it actually did attract a buyer.
The toy has been reissued in recent years by CCP, and though the new figure can be had for considerably less money, super hardcore toy connoisseurs who want the real deal will pony up the cash for the toy of their dreams.