7/26/98: Green Arrow T28
Did you see the new Green Arrow #34? It's packed back to back
with Tetsujin 28 toys and collectibles! (Click on the thumbnail to see
the bookjacket w/ ISBN.) It also slots nicely next to Green Arrow #13...
7/23/98: Unrespected Cloth!
A new Annal of the Unrespected by Matt Alt, now in the
Take a Toybox DX moment to
thank him for his
prolific and tireless contribution to the scanty body of
English-language/japanese-toy literature available to the western eye.
Matt's net-articles here and on
CJT continue to drop like chilled oranges
onto the scurvy-ridden loveboat known as "collecting."
Also: check out my
5" diecast MIB
Shogun Warrior Great Mazinga [European Box]
for auction on ebay.
(Click on the thumbnail to
Added another box shot and a narrative entry on my current favored acquisition:
Boss Borott. Digital shelf pics on the way! Thanks to Matt for correcting
my mispeling of Boruda. Borada. Tomay-toh. Tomah-tah.
Also: click on the thumbnail to check out Evan's Cool Voltron/Golion Flashlight!
7/14/98: I got a toy!
Tueday morning greets! After a long dry spell, I got my first
new toy purchase in nearly a month. Boss Boruda landed in the mail yesterday, and I'm
totally psyched. More in depth on him later in Gallery. For now, here's a shot
of the awesome Popy-style box back. (Many many thanks to S.C. for handling
this transaction. You rock!)
Meanwhile, Matt got a toy too. He sez:
"It's Gingaio...! This mother is HEAVY. 1.6kg, according to the box - that's around three
solid pounds. That puts it in a class by itself, easily outweighing
almost any other chogokin piece ever made.
"See those thighs? Solid
metal, baby. Ditto the red chest area. Metal, metal, metal. Too bad the
primary colors and chunky construction means that it looks way out of
place among the sleek Godaikin, in spite of their shared pedigree.
"Gingaio's sword is flaccid and floppy as well, which is insanely out of
character considering the hugeness of the robot. Ah, well. Let's hope
Bandai keeps it up with this weight fixation."
7/11/98: Planet Toybox Needs Women!
Big whoppin thanks to ultra-cool, badass webgrrl Steph Brail
for plugging Toybox DX as a Planet Pick of the Day!
Steph's Planet Amazon is
"a unique webguide highlighting the best
websites for women, with a focus on personal home pages,
zines, and content you won't find elsewhere." Worship her!
Also: check out some pics from collector Tom Vigneau now in the
World Collector Gallery. Thanks to Jet Lincoln and Evan B.
for also sending in pics which I'll post this weekend.
Have a good weekend all!
7/4/98: Josh Shows Us His Pot Belly
Artist/collector Josh Fraser made a thursday-night trip to Casa Yen, where he shared
his gorgeous new acquisition for show and tell: Meisaku Potbelly Tetsujin 28!
(What a cool toy; I had no idea it was so solid and beautiful up close.)
At the thrilling climax of the evening, while Josh was distracted by Etarnal Mazinger,
I grabbed Gold Baron Full Metal Fighter and crept within striking distance of the back of
his head. One good whack and the Potbelly would be mine! (Kidding, kidding!)
Actually, we just hung
out, talked shop. flipped through Yuji's book, and killed some time with other robot fiends.
Not a bad way to spend an evening...
(Click on the thumbnail to see them pics big!)
7/2/98: Collector Gene Pool Explosion!
Take a Toybox Personal Moment to congratulate Collector Tom Vigneau
on acquiring the most precious piece of all: newly born Emily Mei Vigneau.
Weighing in heavier than T28 at a hefty 6 lbs 7 oz., Emily comes with more articulation than a Geeg!
(Click here to see her website...)
On other fronts, thanks to all of you who have sent in pics. At right,
cafe-regular Jet-Lincoln's supercool
Robocon 10" vinyl (you know -- click to make it big!)
At left, click on the thumbnail
to see an image of the Diatarn 3 box and toy graciously sent in by
Tom the Greek.
Finally: a poor but much needed Old Ramble Index hacked into place.
It ain't pretty, but lord knows the load-time was getting out of hand (sigh.)
Who'd thunk when we started there'd be all this spew...?