Tuesday, May 25, 2010
1800 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Ashley Wood and 3A have announced their sale of the Popbot figure long ago but as the day draws near for release the final details are starting to emerge. So far we know that there are several versions sure to fit anyones style and budget. For those of you 1:6 figure collectors who love the TK (Tomorrow King) line you'll be happy to know that you can get a 3AA exclusive (if your 3AA that is) Tk / Popbot 2 pack. Included is General Showa a Oyaban style TK figure, and the exclusive Day One Popbot. Priced at $220
Next up for the release is the Underverse 3 Pack Popbot, featuring the exclusive Ascended Popbot, a standard Badbot and a standard Popbot (not shown yet). It's important to note the differences in Popbot and Badbot. Popbot generally has 2 eye's, a hook for the left hand and comes with one gun. Badbot has a single eye, is two handed and comes with two guns. The day one Popbot however is different coming instead in the one eyed version. This set is priced at $360 for the 3 pack.
Single Popbot and Badbot will also be available for $150 each. All versions will come with a small cat. There is talk of a satchel to carry the cat in as well, more details to come on that. But with all these great details what's not to love. Did we mention the gun's are 5 in. long? Total height on each bot is a whopping 15 in. of fully articulated badness... So be prepared as these drop on Thursday May 27th at 6 pm (pacific time) only at bambaland.
Super 7 it's a great location in the heart of Japantown in SF. The layout is great with many newer toys adorning the left wall and some great little treasure in the display cases in the rear. My personal favorite of the place (besides the custom flocked Star Wars wallpaper) are the two large vintage Japanese movie posters (one at the entrance to the store and the other located at the rear). And so on this special occasion it seemed fitting to make my annual trek to view each of these great works of art and then proceed to take a look around. By the time I got there the festivities were already starting with drinks and cake on display.
Golden grab bags were situated on the back table providing quite a sight for vinyl lovers. Then at the appropriate time the crowd (myself included) lined up to get these great gift bags and after purchase we waited to open them as a group.
But what could words describe when our very own friend and blogger Kirkland Jue of Toybot Studios was on hand and has video and the majority of these great photos to show for it, not to mention some great photos as well from artist DrilOne! Click on the links for more photos and of course video, and hit the jump for a full photo slide show!
Dehara's inspiration will be Jizo, the Buddhist divinity who protects the departed souls of deceased children, babies, and unborn fetuses, whose likeness can be found in cemeteries and on roadsides in Japan. In Dehara's words, these statues are "Japanese stone angels.” An opening reception featuring a rare U.S. appearance by the Japanese artist will take place from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, June 5.
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Back in April we posted HERE briefly on a new project that Donald Ross, or Scribe as most of you know him by, is working on in collaboration with others such as Cardboard Spaceship, Philip Koenig, JKR70, and Lucid that they are calling "The Resound Fields Surround Sound Project". Now this is something that is going to tie together a lot of the paintings, walls, and toys that Scribe has been doing for years. Scribe says "It is a start at an explanation behind the conceptual aspects of my art work." Today we are getting the first glimpse at what this project is going to offer, and as you can see, part of this journey is going to follow Scribe around town with his giant mascots being brought to life in everyday situations... very interesting indeed. More reveals will follow shortly as this will all be revealed this summer, but until then check out the short video teaser above.