Friday, November 30, 2007

Carlos Enriquez - Alternate Realities!

Here are some sneak peaks at a few of the figures that Carlos will be showing at the Praxis show in Miami (see prior post for details on show opening).

Strange! Visionary! Magical! Sensuous! Mysterious! Beautiful! Amazing!!!

Photos © 2007 Carlos Enriquez Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Darkron Custom Painted by Paul Kaiju!

Marmit Real Sofvi Kit Darkron, custom painted by Paul Kaiju. About 13 inches tall.

マーミット リアルソフビキット ダークロン


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Toygraph Godzilla トイグラフ ゴジラ

Standard size 1954 Godzilla (black vinyl with metallic paints - GID eyes and back fins). Set also includes Diver (Dr. Serazawa) carrying the "Oxygen Destroyer."

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From Wikipedia:

"... When night falls, Gojira surfaces from Tokyo Bay again. The monster easily breaks through the giant electric fence, without receiving any injury from that or the bombardment of shells. As Gojira breaks through the high-tension wires, he uses his radioactive breath that ignites anything in its path. The tanks and military are hopeless against Gojira. By the end of the night, the entire city is in a sea of fire, killing and wounding thousands of innocent civilians in its path. As Gojira wades into the sea, a squadron of jets fire missiles at the monster but Godzilla is unscathed as he descends once again into Tokyo Bay.

"By the next morning, the city is in absolute ruins. Hospitals are overrun with victims, many exposed to heavy doses of radiation. As Emiko sees the many victims of Gojira’s attack, she takes Ogata aside and tells him Serizawa’s dark secret, in hope that she can do something against Gojira. Serizawa had revealed to Emiko a destructive superweapon called the “Oxygen Destroyer,” a weapon that dissolves all oxygen in the water and disintegrates any form of life surrounding its path.

"The weapon is even more destructive than an atomic weapon. In conducting his research on oxygen, Serizawa came across the destructive power of what became the Oxygen Destroyer. Shocked by his discovery, Serizawa had vowed himself never to release his research in its present form, so that he may find a way that it would benefit society and not destroy it.
Ogata and Emiko visit Serizawa to ask that they use the weapon against Gojira. Serizawa refuses and storms down to his basement to destroy his creation. Ogata and Serizawa briefly fight each other until Ogata receives a wound to his head. As Emiko treats the wound, Serizawa apologizes. “If the Oxygen Destroyer is used even once, politicians from around the world will see it. Of course they’ll use it as a weapon,” Serizawa says. “Bombs versus bombs, missiles versus missiles, and now a new superweapon to throw upon us all. As a scientist — no, as a human being — I cannot allow that to happen.”
Ogata tries to convince Serizawa that he is the only one who could save the world. “Humans are weak animals,” Serizawa argues. “Even if I burn my notes, the secret will still be in my head. Until I die, how can I be sure I won’t be forced by someone to make the device again?”

"A grim television program appears on the air, showing the devastation caused by Gojira, along with prayers for hope and peace. Torn by what he’s witnessing, Serizawa ultimately decides to use his only Oxygen Destroyer, but only once. Serizawa then burns his research, knowing that this will be for the better of society.

"The next day, a navy ship takes Ogata and Serizawa to plant the device in Tokyo Bay. Serizawa requests that he be put in a diving suit to make sure the device is planted correctly. Ogata at first refuses but soon gives in. Ogata and Serizawa then descend into the water and soon find Gojira awake but resting. Seemingly unaware of the divers, the monster slowly walks around the ocean floor. Serizawa signals Ogata to surface as he plants the Oxygen Destroyer. As Serizawa watches Gojira dying from the destructive weapon, he cuts his cord and dies with Gojira, sacrificing himself so that his knowledge of the horrible weapon will surely not be known to the world. A dying Gojira surfaces, lets out a final roar, and sinks to the bottom, disintegrating into the ocean."

『ゴジラ (1954)』(第1作、1954年)に登場した架空の装置で、数あるゴジラ作品の 中で、ゴジラを完全に殺すことができた唯一の手段である。「水中酸素破壊剤」ともい い、発明者の芹沢大助博士が酸素の研究中に偶然発見したもの。劇中では詳細にはふれ られなかったが、特殊な物質を電磁的に反応させることにより水中の酸素を破壊、その 場にいる生物を一瞬のうちに死に至らしめ、さらに完全に液化してしまう。これを大量 殺戮兵器として悪用されることを恐れた芹沢はゴジラに対して使用する分だけを作り、一切の資料を処分した上で自らもゴジラと運命を共にし、その存在を闇に葬った。

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Ghost Fighter vs. Gaira ガイラ

Top pic: Secret Base Ghost Fighter, custom painted by Brian Flynn (of Super7).

Bottom 3 pics: M1 Go Gaira ガイラ, custom painted by Kiyoka Ikeda (of Gargamel ガーガメル 代表取締役 池田 圭郁). (サンダの弟(厳密に言えば同細胞から分裂したクローン)とされる。More pics later.)

Both figures were painted for the Monster Mash show held at Super7 in San Francisco.

Photos © 2007 Geozilla Omni-Monster. All rights reserved.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Fear Beasts (B-Club Ultraman Series Reproductions)

Two Fear Beasts from the Japanese TV show "Zone Fighter," part of the B-Club Reproduction series. First, Dragon King (ドラゴンキング) from Episodes 7 and 12; followed by Gellderah (ゲルデラー) from Episode 8.

Some tidbits from Wikipedia:

Zone Fighter, known in Japan as Ryūsei Ningen Zone (流星人間ゾーン Ryūsei Ningen Zōn?, lit. "Meteor Human Zone"), is a tokusatsu SF/superhero TV series. Produced by Toho Company Ltd., the show aired on Nippon Television from April 2 to September 24, 1973, with a total of 26 episodes. This was Toho's answer to not only the popular Ultra Series, but the Henshin Hero phenomenon started by shows like Kamen Rider and Android Kikaider. This series was also notable for its guest appearance by Toho's own Godzilla, as well as two other Toho Monsters, King Ghidorah and Gigan.

The Sakimori/Zone Family resembles a normal Japanese family, but they are an alien family that came to Earth after their home planet Peaceland was destroyed by the evil buglike Garoga aliens. To stop the Garoga Army's invasion on Earth, the Sakimori Family's three children, Hikaru (the oldest son), Hotaru (the teenage sister) and Akira (the young boy) respectively transform into the superheroes Zone Fighter, Zone Angel and Zone Junior. Their transformation code (associated with a "henshin" pose) is "Zone Fight Power".

Hikaru Sakimori/Zone Fighter (防人光/ゾーンファイター) The oldest of the siblings. Enjoys racing cars. As Zone Fighter, upon uttering the command "Zone Double Fight", he can also grow to giant size (with a streamlined metallic head) to fight Garoga's FearBeasts. His killing attack is the Meteor MissileMite where he shoots a monster with missiles mounted on his wrists. (流星ミサイルマイト - Ryûsei Misairumaito). Just like Ultraman, he can only become giant sized for a limited time, and the meter light on his belt buckle changes from green (normal) to yellow (caution) to red (danger). Zone Angel and Junior can recharge Fighter's energy with the emergency battery from Smokey. (See Wikipedia for more info.)

The Garoga Army: A race of insect-like demons from the planet Garoga. They have red, black, blue & yellow bodies, silver bug-eyed faces (somewhat resembling the Green Goblin from the Spider-Man comic books) and floppy antennas. They operate in a huge satellite in space.

FearBeasts (恐獣 - Kyòjù). Also referred to as Terro-Beasts, these are the various giant monsters sent by the Garoga Army to attack the Earth.

流星人間ゾーン. りゅうせいにんげんゾーン)は、1973年(昭和48年)4月2日から同年9月24日まで日本テレビ系で毎週月曜日19:00 - 19:30に全26話が放送された、東宝制作の特撮テレビドラマ、およびそれに登場する架空のヒーロー。


B-CLUB ヒーロー怪獣シリーズ 流星人間ゾーン ゲルデラー ドラゴンキング

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Marmit Matango マタンゴ マーミット - Custom painted by Lee Porter

Standard size Marmit Matango, custom painted in shiny color-shifting metallic paints by Seattle artist Lee Porter.

マーミット マタンゴ

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Eyezon and Hedorah - So Happy Together!

Max Toy Company x Rumble Monsters Eyezon (Blue vinyl with red and silver paint); and Charactics x Rumble Monsters Hedorah (black vinyl with red and silver paint)...

Eyezon hand painted by Rumble Monsters owner, Wakahara-san.

ヘドラ キャラクティックス ランブルモンスタ

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