Gegege Exhibition at Matsuya Dept. Store

Its Obon – the summer time holiday – here in Japan – when thoughts turn to traditional ghosts, goblins and ghouls. So its the perfect time of year for and Exhibition of  Mizugi Shigeru – the godfather of the Japanese underworld.  This one starting today at the Matsuya Department store in Ginza looks like fun. I like how they will highlight some of his other characters beyond Gegege Kitaro including  Akuma-kun and Kappa no Sanpei. Show Runs from 08/11 (W) – 08/23 (M).

Mirock Toy launches its website!

Mirock Toy has launched its official web site including a blog and an online shop. Mirock (pronounced Mee-Roh-Koo)  leapt onto the the toy stage with a collaboration with Real x Head which debuted at San Diego Comic-con 2010. Sculpting in wood his wildly re-imagined sculpts of Real x Head’s core Mutant Zone characters – Head, Evil and Chaos were a big hit at SDCC. The web store contains several online exclusives, including all black unpainted versions of the RxH collaboration figures and a very traditionally painted chaos. There are also resin minis of Mirock, the brand mascot. (seen above). This guy will be one to watch for sure.

The web store currently doesn’t ship internationally.


The Rift in the space-time continuum has closed but our universe will never be the same.
The Global Figure Symposium 2010 – the CROSSOVER – was a smashing success – old friends, new alliances, familiar figures and radical re-imaginings were all in evidence.

A super big thanks to Matt Doughty from Onell Design and Jesse Moore from Rawshark Studios for giving up half (way more than half) of their booth for the event as well as being deep in the mix.

Big UP to all the creators who participated:
Real x Head, Uamou, Skulltoys, PaulKaiju, Dead Presidents, MonstreHero, L’amour Supreme, Sucklord (and Vektar), The Tarantulas, Jesse DeStassio, Spy Monkey Creations, Brand Loyalty Toys, and everyone else who made the event what it was!

You can check out coverage from across the web.

The Crossover at the Global Figure Symposium SDCC

“I think one of the most interesting events this year was the tiny booth that seemed to hold a small army of artist and toy makers”. – Toybot Studios 

SDCC10: The Global Figure Symposium Booth

“This one ranked at the top of the list for booths that I needed to check back in with. There was always something new and interesting…crossovers…small runs…handmade pieces. The Global Figure Symposium killed it again this year. ” – Plastic & Plush

TOYSREVIL: Global Figure Symposium / GFS 2010 – The CROSSOVER @ San Diego Comic Con (Booth 4937)

“I personally look at this with awe and interest, especially this concept of a show-within-a-show with a specific focus, to me is pretty well brilliant, IMHO. “ – ToysREvil

Toy Break – Episode 129 

 “Bringing in all those artists, and having that crazy schedule of people come into the booth everyday with these crossovers. Thank you to datadub, thanks to Onell.” – Ayleen, Toy Break

“Next time you’re at Comic-con, you gotta get to the Onell booth, cause there are just so many great people, selling so many great things .. just awesome” – George, Toy Break 

The Crossover Exchange – Global Figure Symposium 2010 @ San Diego Comic Con 2010 

– Kaiju Chronicle

Thanks to everyone for kicking ass and making toys.


MH x RxH!!, originally uploaded by monstrehero.

More Crossover madness forcasted to spew from the gaping wormhole at Booth #4937. RxH’s neo-standard Chaosman get the MonstreHero treatment inside and out. Oh and a fortune kitty gets it as well. Sean and Cliff should be rift-side on Preview night. There mirrorworld Gangledoppers Clean and Siff of KaijuHero will be doing a full spread at 3pm on friday and may phase in at 1pm on saturday for a battle with Paul.Monstre.

Its going to be wild – but we have already warned you about that haven’t we.

Fortune Cat Baby – Kurozake "DON"

One sure sign of disruption in the space-time continuum are the presence of strange beasts – in particular One-eyed Fortune Cats. These 2 examples have already been sighted in Japan but have been determined to be present at the site of the anomaly in san Diego as well. We also calculate that many more varieties will also scamper from the wormhole. Due to some advanced technological accoutrements we have implemented for the Crossover Exchange giving us efficiencies of extraction, we will be able to offer cats like these and all their brethren for $8

Dynamite Monster Show Vol. 5 @ GFS2010

Here at Fig-lab we are continuously the monitoring the event horizon of the impending vortex. As the opening of the rent in the fabric of space-time approaches more details are becoming discernable. Our instruments have detected a distinct rumbling in the depths of the approaching wave front. We predict a large influx of Rumble Monster goodness will emerge from the anomaly at approximately 9.30 am Friday morning. There is a lot of variation in the signal – it is impossible to predict what other influences may be mixed and munged with what finally emerges into our universe. Fortunately the Crossover Exchange will be in full effect with Hossy at the controls to cultivate and deploy the Rumble-y goodness. GFS2010 @ #4937

Real x Head is bringing the heat to the GFS2010

Mori Katsura aka Real x Head is coming to town packing the heat. There will be a heavy heavy load of old favorites, mutated originals and freakish curiosities spewing forth from the anomaly centered at booth #4937. The Global Figure Symposium will do its best to cull the crop and offer it forth. There will be unique offerings at many points during the event so check back often.
(thx to Joe at Kaiju Chronicle for his monitoring of the event horizon)

Yamazura Mazingyo at the GFS2010

gfs-mazingyo, originally uploaded by datadub.

Yamazaki has been teasing us with this little monster for a couple of months now – finally he is ready to be unleashed on the world. Behold MAZINGYO – the Demon Fish Man.
GFS2010 exclusive color – Available from Thursday morning at the CROSSOVER EXCHANGE at Booth #4937. $50 reasonable!