BLOG DESIGN - Big Thanks to Ugly Club member Graham Schneider for the righteous pixel art! Graham is working on a retro game concept and other radness - have look at his current site where he's sharing his work!

Also check out the Tenacious Toys' webstore and One Up (toy shop in Akihabara, Tokyo) for some RAMPAGE goodies now and again.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

WONDERFESTIVAL!

It's that time of year again -  standing around in a puddle of sweat while painting and getting all ready and psyched for SUMMER WONDERFESTIVAL!  YAY!

This time around I will again be sharing a large space with the Paralyzing Toys Crew:  Nerdone, Pop Soda, Refreshment, Datadub, MASH, Shamrockarrow and Dr. Strangetoys.  Nerdone, as usual, put together a fun image for advertising on Instagram, this:

 
 

 

The main event for me will be the release of my first ever licensed figure: JAMIRA from Ultraman!  I was fortunate to be assisted with licensing and all the necessary and official stuff by the most excellent MARMIT!  With the release of this figure I am achieving a definite high point in this toy making business - being able to create my own version of my personal favorite Ultraman character!  Looking to the future (as you can perhaps tell by the header card artwork), I am considering further additions to the 'RAMPAGE ULTRA KAIJU SERIES' - who knows!  A HUGE thanks is required for all the help I have received from Akamatsu-san.  It would not have been possible without his support and reliable assistance.  THANK YOU MARMIT!!!
 
As I've basically managed to almost entirely self produce this figure (sculpt, wax, paint, packaging), I hope to share a little bit about the whole process - in an upcoming blog post.  For now, here's the figure (first release: "OG Bullmark Colors") and the header art that is set to be used for the series:
 
Sale details:  Retail is set to be about the equivalent of $40 (USD. ~ 4,000JPY).  These will be available on a first come first served basis.
 
 
Along with the Jamira drop, there will be a broad smattering of OG RAMPAGE sofubi and the typical array of customs/collaborations.  The majority of what I'm bringing is shown in the next pic - details below - all of which is plain old first come first served sales:
 

Back row:  RAMPAGE x Skullheadbutt "Metallic Grape Ape" (5 of these), RAMPAGE x Frank Mysterio "Lizard King 666" (3 of these), "Tropical Squeeze UU" (SUPER squishy blue vinyl - set pf UU and micro UU).

DINOS:  mixed parts painted cyclops dinos!  Heavy on the T-REX!  Only a andful of the available combos are pictured

MICRO SHAGGY UNICORNS:  new little dudes!  Might have some other little guys on offer.  Have a peek on Sunday ^_^


 BLANK LAB MICE!  Haven't done any blanks since the pre-order black.  Here's some pretty yellow and lavender dudes.  Come bagged with header - set of three.

SURPRISES!!!  Keep an eye on Instagram and such - there are a couple other things that I'm pretty psyched about ^_^