Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tochukaso Yggdradon

The figure’s name is “Tochukaso Yggdradon”. Tochukaso is the classification & as far as I know there’s no English translation. Literally the Kanji mean: ‘Winter Insect Summer Plant’ & refers to a form of life that changes from insect to plant form depending on the season. Yggdragon is the Kaijyu’s name.

The actual phenomenon itself is a result of spores that inhabit the host's body & ultimately overcome it. If you want more you could try looking up a few of the more susceptible species like 'Cordyceps Sinensis' or if you just want to see some more craziness then try doing a google image search for 冬虫夏草.

...& A few pics for more accurate measuremet:


Mr. Komatsu shared an interesting observation that I've been hearing a lot lately from vinyl makers: That the size of the larger pieces triggers something from childhood. The feeling of holding a giant toy in your hands. It's a shame, but something is lost with the change of scale.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Stitch Sale

Stitch in Daikanyama will be moving it’s store to Tokyo soon, & I have it on good authority that there will be a storewide sale as they do their best to reduce inventory for the move. The number I’ve been hearing is 50% off, which is significant, especially if you’re looking to pick up some recent Medicom releases.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's a me, Gargamel!

Stopped by Gargamel HQ & they have some amazing & very limited vinyl that are going to be available at Wonderfest. There are three sets & all will only be available unpainted. The first set is Mario (from before he became super) & one of those pesky pipe crabs. The second and third sets are ghouls & ghosts themed. The Nintendo/Capcom licenses are only good for the duration of Wonderfest, so they won’t be available online, or anywhere else.


Tochukaso Yggdradon Proto

Mr. Komatsu of Monstock was nice enough to show me a bit of his soon to be released Kaijyu "Tochukaso Yggdradon". More accurately though, I was drinking at the bar of Monstock AP & when I glanced over at what the the bartender was doing I saw some awesome vinyl taking shape here's some pics:




First off, just for the scale of this monster. see how the beer can is dwarfed by this thing!?! The pics don't do it justice, IT IS HUGE!



Don't forget Jr.!



Here's links to a few more pics: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Wonderfest starts on the 7th.

If you're in Japan don't miss the Wonderfest, starts on the 7th. Expect to see a lot of familiar artists there with some great limited edition goods. Wonderfest's site is here.