Now this what Tokyo has been hankering for!. An upscale Kaiju gallery on the first floor of a high end Womens Fashion Department Store in the heart of the Shinjuku Shopping district. KAIJU BLUE is on the first floor of the newly remodeled Marui One and re-opens on February 20, 2009. Kaiju Blue is billed as a shop specializing in Sub-Culture AND Underground. Not quite sure what all that encompasses but they had me at Kaiju. Add to this an interior conceptualized by MOGraphixx – known for his 3d work for KAWS & T9G – and a logo designed by graphic character mavericks the Mad Barbarians and I think this may just be the tipping point for the burgeoning Haute Coutre Soft Vinyl Monsters movement. The real jewel at the heart of the shop will be the “gallery” display case and will feature a different Kaiju Maker each month.

First out of the gate is perennial Dark Horse Blobpus – with his Dissection Exhibition. There will be 2 exclusive figures released and lots of new customs on display.



T x T Project: T9G’s revenge on the Helper

So what comes around goes around. After Tim Biskup had a go at remixing T9G’s Rangeas to great effect last year, T9G strikes back with his own special blend of Kaiju magic on Mr. Biskup’s helper.
The sculpt was debuted at the recent T X T exhibition at STITCH in Daikanyama Tokyo. Bringing a Seventies Guy-in-a-rubber monster suit sensibility to the figure, T9G knocks it out of the park. The helmet factor with the cute over the ugly is what I really does it for me. Looking forward to seeing this figure come out.

The show is on until Feb 22. at Stitch
More pictures of the event on Flickr