Friday, November 30, 2007
Arriving next week will be the Toho Science Fiction movie Latitude Zero. The movie was directed by the legend Ishiro Honda and special effects wizard Eiji Tsuburaya. Produced by the brilliant team at Media Blasters. Also arriving will be Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds. Please check our dvd section for them soon.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Here's some wonderfully created pieces from Carlos Enriquez, I especially like the Mushroom Carousel, it looks like a science experiment gone completely wrong, and Carlos is the mad scientist. As mentioned in the earlier post Carlos is showing his work at Praxis-Art in Miami this December. Please check the show out when your in the area
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The Lost Kaiju is pleased to announce Martin Harris as our featured artist.
Please check back soon to see his fantastical art..(Landing soon)
We've been a bit behind with updates due to the holiday,birthday,and SteamPunk weddings. All packages have been shipped out and we're back on schedule.
Here is a little more info on the show Carlos will be showing at the Praxis Gallery in Miami. He's been working non-stop and will be showing off his new monsters which look outstanding!... Stay tuned, more photos on the way.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Rotofugi a Chicago based toy store, is now selling some great Kaiju-Inspired Toys.
They recently added a Kaiju section to their store, which is great for folks like me who can't enough of monsters. I'll be visiting way more often because of this.
They recently released Zaran from Clap Monsters. This would be the second version of the monster. The first sold out almost immediately at the opening of their ToyKarma show. Zaran the first version reminded me of a vintage Marusan figure. The production number was also very low.
The figure is around twelve inches tall and has a very clumsy shape about him, which gives the monster a lot of character. The color-way(yellow,red,blue) is beautiful and has to be seen in person to truly admire the work. If the first version looked like a vintage kaiju than the second version would be it's Zombie brother. The eye's on the second version looks of a dead fish with the mouth dripping of red from feeding on something or someone? Clap Monsters is a small company from Japan which is working exclusively with Rotofugi. The Zaran second version has a relatively low production number. I would recommend purchasing one if you get the chance to do so. Zaran seems to fit right at home with the fellows from Longneck.
Jermy was the one who presented me with my figure. He's been showing some of his brilliant work on the skullbrain forums and I hope to see his figures evolve onto the retail shelves in the near future.
Please visit the link below for the new Kaiju section at Rotofugi
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Upcoming Shows featuring Artist Carlos Enriquez:
Featured Artist and friend of The Lost Kaiju Carlos Enriquez will be showing works in the month of November at Praxis-Art in Miami and at Art Basel Miami Beach Florida. Please check the sites for more updates. If you happen to be on the East Coast these would be some tremendous shows to visit!
EIJI TSUBURAYA: MASTER OF MONSTERS
I was just introduced to this brilliant book by author August Ragone via Myspace. The book features a comprehensive look at the genius Eiji Tsuburaya, the visionary who created Ultraman and Special Effects Wizard of the early Godzilla films. You may find the book at your local book store or Amazon. I'll be putting this on my Amazon wishlist for the holiday. Mark Nagata of Maxtoy is also featured in the book with his legendary collection of Ultraman toys. Here is a blurb from Chronicle Books.
"EIJI TSUBURAYA: MASTER OF MONSTERS is the first book on this legendary film figure in English, details the dynamic life and movie career of this legendary film figure, from his early fascination with with movies, aviation, and model building, to his work in the golden age of Japanese Cinema to the ingenious technical innovations that brought miniature worlds and fantastic characters vividly to life." Please visit the links below.
Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters (Amazon page)
Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters Myspace page
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Marmit Black-End will be our featured collectible of the month. This is one crazy figure! He reminds me of a dragon inside a giant grapefruit with dangerous spikes throughout the body. In the episode the spikes retract and extract from him. Amazing sculpt design and the paint job is immaculate, one of the best Marmit figures to come out this year. Tail and feet are move-able. Black-End was a Ultraman Leo kaiju. He was the season finale monster, also Black-End has never been issued by any other company before except Marmit. It would fit well with a Marmit Darkron figure.
Our price will be $90.00 and be up in our store this week. A Big Thanks to Alex Wald for providing me with information on Black-End and the UltraShow which he was from.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Garimpo Exohead Grodnoid (Enemy of Man-Machine)
One of the coolest figures to come out this fall was the Garimpo Exohead Grodnoid.
Standing at seven inches tall, the Grodnoid comes with an extra arm attachment that looks like a spiky mace. The color-way is a burnt yellowish orange within clear vinyl.
The head of Grodnoid is two faced skull figure with women's legs protruding from it. If that's not all the orifices seem to be filled with anal plugs?
I was offered a Lotto-Prize piece by my good friend/buyer from Japan. It is called the First anniversary Exohead memory prize. Type A These were never for sale anywhere and only five were made worldwide. The only US person I know who has one is the custom toy painter Paul Kaiju.
The prize comes with an extra head for the Man-Machine and a little black monster waving it's hands in the air. (Very cool!) The prize head color-way is done differently and comes with a fiery red and yellow color, solid vinyl not clear like the standard.
The anal plugs stand out a little more because of this. A wonderfully demented piece of work. Another great figure from Exohead!