Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wondercon 2014

Wondercon 2014 has come and gone, I met a lot of people, saw a lot of cool things, made a bit of $$$$ to boot. If I could do a show like this every weekend I would.

On with the pics!

Our new banner for our booth. Throughout the show several times little children would come up and start pointing at things.

Bat Lantern

No idea who she is, possibly an O.C.

Red Robin and Batgirl.

Axe Cop #1


Zombie man with very impressive makeup.

Some big, tall (on stilts) fetish furry guy.


A Dagon sketch for a customer

 Demon sketch

 This guy asked for a "fish monster."


The Wolverine Bunny

The kids from Bob's burgers

Darth Vader-mouse

Assasins Harley and Joker

The 3 Wolf shirt spotted in the wild.

Axe Cop #2

Too weird to live, too rare to die.

Bith Happens

Bloodsuka Jones!

Really awesome alien makeup

Monday, January 20, 2014

Godzilla Bootleg Keshi Gachapon minifigures

In the late 90's I came across one of those capsule toy machines in a mall selling little monster figures. I've always had a thing for weird monster toys so I occasionally check these things out, even if I don't buy anything. But this time the figures looked familiar - they were Godzilla characters. Several dollars later I had (from what I could tell) was a full set.

These figures are about 1.5 inches tall, brightly painted, and are made of a hard solid plastic. I would come to learn years later that these are actually bootlegs of Japanese keshi figures. Apparently it's a tradition in Japan to release small scale toys of popular franchises, often sold in gachapon vending machines (which is what they call capsule machines that sell toys instead of candy in Japan.) The word "gachapon" comes from the sound effect the capsule makes as it falls after you put the quarter in.

Anyway, apparently these figures are actually bootleg recasts from figures that were made for a Godzilla board game in Japan. The figures came in multiple colors, as I have both a red and yellow Titanosaurus. There are Showa and Heisei versions of Godzilla. I know there also exists a King Cesar figure in addition to the ones I have. Also it appears the line may have been expanded a bit, as it also contains a Gamera figure, and a bipedal, winged dinosaur kaiju that could possibly be an Ultraman figure. There is also a smaller version of this winged figure that has a stamp built into it's base, which tells me there are probably other "stamp figures" of this type.


All the figures in my personal collection.

Close ups of Godzilla (showa,) Baragon, and Titanosaurs.

Close up of the unknown gliding dinosaur kaiju, and Gamera.

King Ghidora, Hedorah, Godzilla (heisei,) and Megalon. To the left is the small "stamp" figure.

Hedorah, Megalon, and Mechagodzilla

Close up of Gamera, and Mechagodzilla

A better shot of King Ghidorha

Godzilla (heisei,) and yellow Titanosaurus

Friday, December 13, 2013

Weird Candy Part 1

What up folks! This is the first part of what is going to be a long running series on all the weird things people put in their mouths. First up we have Gummi Pizza, from a company called efrutti. It looked pretty interesting, but to be honest didn't taste very good. The "dough" part is this weird, fluffy-gummy type thing that has this strange texture, and isn't very enjoyable. 

Gummy Pizza, served up by a strange, googley-eyed pizza chef.

The whole thing is about the size of a half dollar.

Not exactly sure what the big black thing is supposed to be. Olive? Anchovy?
Cat did not enjoy the gummy pizza.

The same company also makes Gummy hot dogs, which are essentially the same thing as the gummy pizzas. The bun is made from the same weird spongy stuff.

It looks okay, from the top side...

But I'm not exactly sure what this is supposed to be.

Yeah, I don't know about this one.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Long Beach Comic and Horror con 2013

What up folks! Had a table at the Long Beach Comic and Horror con this past Nov. 22nd, and things went great.  I figure I better post these before I forget.

On with the cosplayers!

Iron man and War machine...

... with Deadpool.

Poison Ivy

Jedi with a very long lightsaber

Leela from Futurama

Who you gonna call?

Punisher Spierman, and Gadget from Rescue Rangers.

Black Cat

8-bit Jason

Hip Hop Stromtrooper

The Little Mermaid

Zombees (get it?)

The Last Airbender

A kiss be even deadlier, if you mean it.

Morpheus and Bumblebee

Doc Ock and Bumblebee

Not sure who they are supposed to be.

Or who these girls either.

This guy was awesome

Some anime people, and another Poison Ivy