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JAM Project Paris Live

Fans who follow their official web site may know that the most legendary anime song group, JAM Project, was in France and Spain last weekend, to give their final concerts of the “World Flight 2008 No Border” tour.
Completely into their latest album “Get over the Border”, and charmed by their live concert DVD , as a big fan of these “Japanese Animation song Makers”, I had to seize this unbeliveable oportunity of seeing them in my own country.
So here we go, JAM Project in Paris, reported by a French fanboy. JAM <b>Project</b>
First of all, this concert was scheduled within a little convention about Japanese culture : Chibi Japan Expo. But well, like almost all Japan related festivals, this one was just similar to a huge supermarket for anime, manga and video game goodies. That is why I am not really fond of this kind of event. Tones of commercial displays, lot of brats monopolizing video game stands… and traditionnal cosplay / karaoke contests where it always seem to be the same costumes and songs.
Though, being in Paris (the capital) has the advantage to attract famous artists, like Ohba Kenji , Ditama Bow etc… and JAM Project!
I would never have thought I would have the chance to see them … even less here in France!
The funny thing is that about one month before the event, when I was not aware of their coming yet, some friends invited me to this convetion. I said only a concert with famous Japanese singers like Mizuki Nana or JAM Project could make me attend such a festival. And when they told me JAM Project was actually coming, I became speechless and ran looking for further information on the web! I just received a huge rise of adrenalin at that time ^^;
Though, I was really sceptical since the concert became official only one week before the scheduled date. But it finally occured! JAM <b>Project</b> in Paris, FRANCE JAM <b>Project</b> in Paris, FRANCE JAM <b>Project</b> in Paris, FRANCE JAM <b>Project</b> in Paris, FRANCE
The concert was fantastic! Kitadani Hiroshi, Endoh Masaaki, Okui Masami, Fukuyama Yoshiki, Kageyama Hironobu… all of them spent a lot of energy setting the public on fire with great songs, JAM Project’s ones and few others from each artist solo career repertoire. (detailed song list a little further)
A lot of eye-contacts, tones of generous smiles and laughs, pointing fingers etc… This concert was so much fun, with a JAM Project group as awesome as I have always imagined. I dreamed about all that many times the week before the event, and it is like every thing really happened. Such a delightful moment!<p align='c...
Posted 7/26/2009
Aizu Project July 2009 The Kinf of Fighters - Shiranui Mai Beach Ver. ColdCast 1/6

Shiranui Mai Beach Ver. (PVC Figure)  New Item
Shiranui Mai Beach Ver. (PVC Figure)
Manufacturer : Aizu Project
Scale : 1/6
Material : Cold Cast
Producer : Takayuki Shiragami
Original : The Kinf of Fighters
Release Date : Late Jul., 2009
Regular Price : 16,800 yen  about 176.06 USD 
Posted 7/26/2009
Energy project to bring jobs to Columbiana county
Signs of a thaw in the financial sector are bringing renewed interest in a multi-Billion dollar energy project in Columbiana county. Baard Energy is moving forward with plans for it's 6-billion dollar coal conversion plant near Wellsville.
Posted 7/26/2009
McFarlane July 2009 McFarlane and Mechner Team Up on Disney Book Group's 'Prince of Persia' Project
MCFARLANE AND MECHNER TEAM UP ON DISNEY BOOK GROUP'S 'PRINCE OF PERSIA' PROJECT
Meet the Creators at San Diego Comic-Con
July 21, 2009
Copyright 2009 TMP International, Inc.
Video game and comic fans alike will unite in excitement when Jordan Mechner, one of the world's best video game creators and Todd McFarlane, one of the world's best artists, come together on the latest Prince of Persia project.

Disney Book Group's Disney Press imprint announced today the top tier comic book talent contributing to Prince of Persia: Grains of Sand, the first-ever graphic novel written by the creator of Prince of Persia, Jordan Mechner. Todd McFarlane (Spawn) created exclusive art to be featured on the cover, and interior art will include some of the most talented names in comics.

The 128-page graphic novel, a full-color action-adventure anthology featuring six original stories, is based on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the feature film to be released by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films on May 28, 2010. Prince of Persia: Grains of Sand will publish in April 2010 simultaneously in hardcover and paperback.

Meet the Creators!

At San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 24, 2009, Jordan Mechner, Todd McFarlane, Bernard Chang, Tommy Lee Edwards, and Cameron Stewart will discuss the Prince of Persia: Grains of Sand graphic novel anthology for the first time at Disney Press's panel (11:30am-12:30pm, Room 3) at the San Diego Convention Center.

Jordan Mechner
Jordan Mechner is one of the videogame industry's most respected creators. His titles, including Prince of Persia, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Karateka and The Last Express appear frequently in critics' lists of the best games of all time.
Posted 7/26/2009
Yamato Dec 2008 Dynamite Project #001 Ikki Tousen Kan'u Unchou Extra Color Ver. PVC 1/5

Dynamite <b>Project</b> #001 Ikki Tousen Kan`u Unchou Extra Color Ver. (PVC Figure)
Item name : Dynamite Project #001 Ikki Tousen Kan`u Unchou Extra Color Ver. (PVC Figure) 
Manufacturer : Yamato
Scale : 1/5
Material : PVC , ABS , M
Producer : Tohshiro
Series : Dynamite Project
Original : Ikki Tousen -Dragon Destiny-
Release Date : Late Dec., 2008
Regular Price : 12,800 yen  about 132.38 USD  95.21 Euros 
Posted 6/20/2009
Bandai July 2008 PROJECT BM Setsuna

Bandai has finally unveiled what one of the main reasons for starting the BM line of 1/6 figures, To do 1/6 figures of characters from Gundam series of course! To celebrate the launch of their new Tamashii webshop Bandai is offering a very special Exclusive for all you Gundam 00 fans!! a 1/6 BM Figure of our Main Hero Setsuna F. Seiei!! Setsuna will be a web exclusive and will be ready for online orders between the dates of July 29, 2008 - September 3, 2008. Price is set at 17,640yen and he will ship in September. Although it's not insanely short, it's Not a very long window either, so any of you guys or gals who want to add Setsuna to your 1/6 collection should jump on this ASAP before the window passes.

Does this mean we'll get all 4 Gundam Meisters?? If anything I wonder if we'll get Setsuna (Age 21) Season 2 version announcement to coincide with the highly anticipated premiere of 00 Season 2?? My only complaint will be that it seems that Season 1 Setsuna uses the standard RAH301 Body which will make the season 2 version out of scale is they were to do it, unless this Setsuna will be a bit shorter when he's released. I really don't want the 2 Setsunas to be the same height. Anyway I sure hope we see more Gundam characters soon and not just 00 but from all Gundam series. This announcement has open the door to many possibilities. I knew it was inevitable we would get BM Gundam characters eventually. With so many Great licenses under Bandai's belt the possiblities for the future of BM are endless and Gundam is a Bandai Staple so I am sure we can expect BIG things from BM in the future.

Setsuna will be available for preorder beginning on the 29th of this month at the official Tamashii site, here!




Posted 7/26/2008
Angry Panda Project July 2008 at SDCC

On Saturday, July 26th, the Angry Panda Project will debut at San Diego Comic Con (Booth #3149). It will showcase the Panda-like figures customized by noteworthy artists.  Each Panda design showcased represents the artist's take on answering the question, 'Why is the panda angry?' The designs vary significantly as the interpretation of the question is subject to the artists' individual life experiences, artistic style, and perspective on social issues.
Plasticgod, one of the commissioned artists on the project, will be present to showcase his work and explain his interpretation of the Angry Panda Project from 3:00-5:00pm.
Posted 7/26/2008
Wani Books 2008 April Ikki Tousen - Comic Gum Figure Collection Ryomou Shimei Cerberus Project Ver. Pearl Black PVC 1/7
Comic Gum Figure Collection Ryomou Shimei Cerberus <b>Project</b> Ver. Pearl Black (PVC Figure)
Item name : Comic Gum Figure Collection Ryomou Shimei Cerberus Project Ver. Pearl Black (PVC Figure)
Manufacturer : Wani Books
Scale : 1/7
Material : PVC
Producer : French Doll(Cerberus Project TM)
Original : Ikki Tousen -Dragon Destiny-
Release Date : Early Apr., 2008
Regular Price : 7,429 yen  about 81.93 USD  58.28 Euros
Posted 7/26/2008
Cerberus Project 2008 July Sexy Warrior PVC 1/7
Posted 7/26/2008
Hasbro 2008 July - Beast 2nd-qtr Profit Projections!

PAWTUCKET, R.I.—Toymaker said Monday second-quarter profit rose, helped by demand for products related to movies including 'Iron Man' and 'Star Wars.'

However, shares fell as the company said it will increase prices for the second time this year on Sept. 1 to offset the rising cost of oil and commodities.
'Clearly the current economic situation in the U.S. and around the globe makes it a much more challenging environment than we would like,' said Brian Goldner, president and chief executive, during a conference call. However, he added that the company has performed well in previous economic downturns and is 'well positioned to have a strong 2008.'
The Pawtucket, R.I.-based company said profit rose to $37.5 million, or 25 cents per share, from $4.8 million, or 3 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding a one-time year-ago expense related to repurchasing some warrants, net income fell 9 percent, but results beat the 22 cents per share that analysts polled by Thomson Financial, on average, predicted.
Sales jumped 13 percent to $784.3 million from $691.4 million. U.S. and Canada sales rose 11 percent and International sales rose 15 percent.
Analysts expected sales of $675.4 million.
Hasbro said its boys business sales rose 13 percent, boosted by sales of 'Star Wars' products, 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' as well as Marvel products related to 'Iron Man' and 'The Hulk.'
Most Star Wars products were tied to an animated Star Wars movie, 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars,' which is set to debut Aug. 15.
'Transformers' products also continued to sell well, Hasbro said.
Revenue in the girls category rose 24 percent, helped by sales of The Littlest Pet Shop Products.
Tweens business sales rose 5 percent, driven by Nerf product sales, but the company said demand for its i-Dog products weakened.
Preschool sales rose 11 percent, driven by Playskool sales, and games and puzzle sales rose 12 percent, on strong demand for Monopoly and other board games.
David Hargreaves, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, said during the conference call that the price of oil has risen more than the company expected, leading to higher costs of resin, ocean freight charges and the cost to transport products to customers.
'Cost-saving initiatives and pricing actions have thus far mitigated most increases,' he said, but another price increase is necessary in September.
'We've already announced it to customers,' Hargreaves said. 'They obviously don't like it but they recognize that their own private-label costs are going up and they've accepted it.'
Rising costs are an issue throughout the toy industry. raised prices in June to mitigate commodity costs and has said it might raise prices again.
Posted 7/26/2008
Aizu Project Aug 2006 Pia Carrot 3 - Aizawa Tomomi Swimsuit Ver. Cold-cast 1/8
Aizawa Tomomi Swimsuit Ver. (Figure)
Item name : Aizawa Tomomi Swimsuit Ver. (Figure) Restock Item
Manufacturer : Aizu Project
Scale : 1/8
Material : Cold Cast
Producer : *Mawaruoukoku
Original : Pia Carrot 3
Release Date : Late Aug., 2006
Regular Price : 13,000 yen  about 120.38 USD  77.68 Euros
Posted 6/23/2008
Wani Books April 2008 Ikki Tousen - Ryomou Shimei Cerberus Project Version Pearl Black 1/7
Price: 7,429 yen
Series: Ikki Tousen
Manufacturer: Wani Books
Release Date: Apr 2008
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Wearing an unusually contemplative expression, Ryomou Shimei thoughtfully toys with a set of handcuffs. Her tiny-skirted maid's uniform highlights her every curve--and the pearl-black color scheme makes this spiffy PVC presentation extra eye-catching! You'd better order one today--those handcuffs might be intended for you! Please note that figures such as this are mass produced and as a result, some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 6/23/2008
Yamato April 2008 Ikki Tousen - Project Dynamite #1: Kanu Uncho PVC Special Color Version 1/5
Price: 12,800 yen
Series: Ikki Tousen
Manufacturer: Yamato
Release Date: Apr 2008
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description:
From Yamato comes this vividly recolored version of its Project Dynamite line-launcher, a tremendous 1/5-scale PVC presentation of shackled Kanu Uncho! Sculpted by Toushirou of Cobra-kai, she's fastened in an imposing spiked-ball-and-chain array this time. This achingly beautiful piece has been carefully finished and comes packaged in a dramatic display box that lets you enjoy seeing the set if you'd rather not open it.
This figure depicts full or partial nudity and is not intended for immature hobbyists. Please be aware that customs regulations for your country may prevent this figure from being delivered to you (contact your country's customs agency if you have questions about this). Parental regulations may also prevent you from receiving it. Please use discretion when ordering.Please note that figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 6/23/2008
Medicom May 2008 Code Geass - Project BM! Lelouch Lamperouge
Price: 14,800 yen
Series: Code Geass
Manufacturer: Medicom
Release Date: May 2008
Type: Action Dolls
Description: Bandai and Medicom Toy's Project BM! collaboration has served up another hit: Lelouch Lamperouge from 'Code Geass'! A brilliant strategist, Geass user Lelouch is offered as this excellent action doll with a superb head sculpt and an ABS plastic body frame designed especially for this figure to replicate Lelouch's thin physique while maintaining a wide range of articulation. His Ashford Academy school uniform is made of masterfully stitched fabric with silkscreen-printed emblems on his collar. A pair of optional hands and a figure stand are provided. Look into his Geass-activated left eye and be compelled to make the purchase!

Posted 6/23/2008
Yamato Dec 2007 Ikki Tousen - Dynamite Project #1: Kanu Uncho PVC 1/5
Price: 12,800 yen
Series: Ikki Tousen
Manufacturer: Yamato
Release Date: Dec 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure

Posted 1/6/2008
Aizu Project Dec 2007 Evangelion - Asuka Swimsuit White Ver. Cold cast 1/8
Asuka Swimsuit Whote Ver. (Completed Figure)
Item name : Asuka Swimsuit Whote Ver. (Completed Figure) New Item
Manufacturer : Aizu Project
Scale : 1/8
Material : Cold Cast
Producer : *Mawaru Ohkoku
Original : Evangelion
Release Date : Early Dec., 2007
Regular Price : 12,000 yen 
Posted 12/8/2007
Aizu Project Dec 2007 Evangelion - Asuka Swimsuit Pink Ver. Cold cast 1/8
Asuka Swimsuit Pink Ver. (Completed Figure)
Item name : Asuka Swimsuit Pink Ver. (Completed Figure) New Item
Manufacturer : Aizu Project
Scale : 1/8
Material : Cold Cast
Producer : *Mawaru Ohkoku
Original : Evangelion
Release Date : Early Dec., 2007
Regular Price : 12,000 yen
Posted 12/8/2007
Dec 2007 Sunrise residents' Darfur dolls project 'comes to standstill'

Their main goal was to make 1,000 dolls — cut, sewn and stuffed completely by hand — to send to children orphaned in Darfur.

It took the elderly residents of the Springtree Assisted Living Facility two weeks to make 24 of the soft cloth dolls. But with the help of a group of volunteers, they reached their target in just one month.

'We never knew it was going to happen so quickly,' said Denyse Duda, 70, a Springtree resident who thought up the project after seeing a news report on the Darfur conflict. 'Now those children will have something warm to hold faster than we thought.'
International groups estimate some 200,000 people or more have died and 2.5 million have fled their homes in the Darfur region of Sudan since 2003, when rebels took up arms against the government.

It may take some time before the dolls reach Africa. Bags full of the smiling toys are piled in the Sunrise building, waiting to be shipped, but no one knows exactly where to send them.

'These ladies are doing something they can be proud of, but the project's come to a standstill,' said Linda Forrest, Springtree's activities director.

About a dozen women have gathered every day in a makeshift sewing room to handcraft the soft dolls starting in late October. Students from a local high school sewed 98 of the dolls, and after an article appeared in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Nov. 8, other volunteers came forward to help. Some even donated three new sewing machines.

Forrest has contacted several resources, including the United Nations, to get help to send the dolls to Africa. But so far no one has called back.

'We worked hard on this because it was something nice to do for others. It'd be great to know that those kids are holding something that we made ourselves,' said Adele Lavine, 83.

But the women aren't planning on sitting idly while they wait for resources to arrive.

'Sometimes I can't sleep and I just come to the room and sew some more. We can make more, and I hope we do,' said Rose Miller, 71.

Forrest plans on sending more dolls to other parts of the world.

'Many of these women thought the world had forgotten them when they came here,' she said. 'Now they're changing the world.'

Springtree is asking people who want to volunteer or donate to the project to call 954-572-4261.



 
Posted 12/8/2007
Wani Books Feb 2008 Comic Gum Figure Collection Kanu Untyo Cerberus Project Ver. PVC 1/7
Comic Gum Figure Collection Kanu Untyo Cerberus <b>Project</b> Ver. (Black x White Ver.) (Completed Figure)
Item name : Comic Gum Figure Collection Kanu Untyo Cerberus Project Ver. (Black x White Ver.) (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Wani Books
Scale : 1/7
Material : PVC
Producer : French Doll (Cerberus Project TM)
Original : Ikki Tousen
Release Date : Feb
Regular Price : 7,429 yen
Posted 11/17/2007
Good Smile March 2008 Kanu Unchou Cerberus Project Ver 1/7
 
Posted 11/17/2007
Good Smile March 2008 Kanu Unchou de Cerberus Project
 
Posted 11/17/2007
Aizu Project Nov 2007 Evangelion Rei 1/7 scale gallery

Rei_ws_001
Rei_ws_002 Rei_ws_003
Rei_ws_004 Rei_ws_005
Rei_ws_006
Rei_ws_008 Rei_ws_009
Posted 11/9/2007
Aizu Project Feb 2008 Evangelion - Ayanami Rei Swimsuit BLACK Ver.2 (Completed Figure) Cold cast - 1/8 scale
Ayanami Rei Swimsuit Ver.2 (Black Ver.)(Completed Figure)
Item name : Ayanami Rei Swimsuit Ver.2 (Black Ver.)(Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Aizu Project
Scale : 1/8
Material : Cold Cast
Producer : *Mawaru Ohkoku
Original : Evangelion
Release Date : Late Feb
Regular Price : 12,000 yen
Posted 11/9/2007
Aizu Project Feb 2008 Evangelion - Ayanami Rei Swimsuit WHITE Ver.2 (Completed Figure) Cold-cast 1/8
Ayanami Rei Swimsuit Ver.2 (White Ver.)(Completed Figure)
Item name : Ayanami Rei Swimsuit Ver.2 (White Ver.)(Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Aizu Project
Scale : 1/8
Material : Cold Cast
Producer : *Mawaru Ohkoku
Original : Evangelion
Release Date : Late Feb
Regular Price : 12,000 yen
Posted 11/9/2007
MGA Nov 2007 Project Runway Canada BRATZ Challenge Winner Unveiled - Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/
MGA Entertainment Canada is excited to congratulate Shernett Swaby as the winner of the action-packed BRATZ(TM) challenge that aired on Project Runway Canada (Slice) last night.     'The BRATZ challenge was by far the most inspiring, amusing and skill testing on the show,' says Swaby, who has quickly risen to become one of the most anticipated new designers in the country. 'My design incorporated multiple layers, textures and colours - imagine vintage ballerina meets punk rocker.'
The episode opened with the show's ten remaining designers being led into a surprise BRATZ party. The scene included numerous BRATZ fans who were all eager to guide the budding designers in their mission to create an adult-size outfit inspired by BRATZ.
With only 48 hours to create the outfits, designers were handed an additional challenge at the 24-hour mark: to take their life-size outfits and shrink them down to doll size. The unexpected twist posed a real design dilemma for most of the designers, as it's very challenging to translate a complex outfit into the tiny proportions of a fashion doll.
'Shernett Swaby's technical expertise catapulted her to the number one spot,' said Jasmin Larian, guest judge on the BRATZ episode and daughter of Isaac Larian, founder of MGA Entertainment. Jasmin is the namesake to the original BRATZ character Yasmin. In addition to her lifetime of BRATZ experience, she is also currently studying at Los Angeles' prestigious Otis College of Design.
In November 2007, MGA Entertainment will be auctioning six of the outfits from the BRATZ Project Runway Canada challenge to raise funds for the Starlight Starbright(TM) Children's Foundation at the charity's annual gala and on their website www.starlightcanada.org.

Project Runway Canada airs on Slice(TM) on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The Canadian spin-off of the Emmy-nominated U.S. series is hosted by international fashion icon and legendary supermodel Iman.

Posted 11/9/2007
MGA Oct 2007 Project Runway Canada BRATZ Challenge Winner Unveiled - Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - MGA Entertainment Canada is excited to congratulate Shernett Swaby as the winner of the action-packed BRATZ(TM) challenge that aired on Project Runway Canada (Slice) last night.

'The BRATZ challenge was by far the most inspiring, amusing and skill testing on the show,' says Swaby, who has quickly risen to become one of the most anticipated new designers in the country. 'My design incorporated
multiple layers, textures and colours - imagine vintage ballerina meets punk rocker.'

The episode opened with the show's ten remaining designers being led into a surprise BRATZ party. The scene included numerous BRATZ fans who were all eager to guide the budding designers in their mission to create an adult-size outfit inspired by BRATZ.
With only 48 hours to create the outfits, designers were handed an additional challenge at the 24-hour mark: to take their life-size outfits and shrink them down to doll size. The unexpected twist posed a real design dilemma for most of the designers, as it's very challenging to translate a complex outfit into the tiny proportions of a fashion doll.
'Shernett Swaby's technical expertise catapulted her to the number one spot,' said Jasmin Larian, guest judge on the BRATZ episode and daughter of Isaac Larian, founder of MGA Entertainment. Jasmin is the namesake to the
original BRATZ character Yasmin. In addition to her lifetime of BRATZ experience, she is also currently studying at Los Angeles' prestigious Otis College of Design.
In November 2007, MGA Entertainment will be auctioning six of the outfits from the BRATZ Project Runway Canada challenge to raise funds for the Starlight Starbright(TM) Children's Foundation at the charity's annual gala
and on their website www.starlightcanada.org. Project Runway Canada airs on Slice(TM) on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The Canadian spin-off of the Emmy-nominated U.S. series is hosted by international
fashion icon and legendary supermodel Iman.
 
Posted 10/27/2007
Aizu Project Feb 2008 Ikki Tousen - Ryomou Simei (Completed Figure) Cold-cast 1/6
Ryomou Simei (MaidVersion) (Completed Figure)
Item name : Ryomou Simei (MaidVersion) (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Aizu Project
Scale : 1/6
Material : Cold Cast
Producer : Athena
Original : Ikki Tousen
Release Date : Late Feb
Regular Price : 15,800 yen 
Posted 10/18/2007
Sega Oct 2007 Evangelion - Ayanami Educating Project Ver. 2.0 B
Price: 1,500 yen
Series: Evangelion
Manufacturer: Sega
Release Date: Oct 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure

Posted 10/18/2007
Sega Oct 2007 Evangelion - Ayanami Educating Project Ver .2.0 A
Price: 1,500 yen
Series: Evangelion
Manufacturer: Sega
Release Date: Oct 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure

Posted 10/18/2007
Yamato Usa Sept 2007 Announces Project Dynamite - Ikki Tousen Figures at 1/5 scale
Torrance, CA, September 27, 2007 – Yamato is kicking off next year with a bang, starting with the first figure in its latest line: PROJECT DYNAMITE #001:  IKKITOUSEN – Kanu, 1/5.  PROJECT DYNAMITE will prove to be explosive with massively scaled figures, rich in every detail.  And the first piece of the popular Kanu from fan favourite IkkiTousen (a.k.a. Battle Vixens) is no exception. PROJECT DYNAMITE #001:  IKKITOUSEN – KANU, 1/5 Yamato is pleased to introduce its latest product line for which there is only one word to describe:  DYNAMITE.  And Yamato's first PROJECT DYNAMITE is explosive -- a massive 1/5 scale PVC statue of the popular Kanu Unchou from fan favorite IkkiTousen (a.k.a. Battle Vixens).  Sculpted by the talented TOUSHIROU (Cobra-kai), this chained and shackled beauty leaves nothing, and everything to the imagination.  Window boxed, this first run of Yamato's PROJECT DYNAMITE #001:  IKKITOUSEN - Kanu Unchou features special parts -- the arm and staff of Kanu's captor, the monk Choukou.  These pieces can be used to recreate the scene from Ikkitousen, Vol. 12 upon which this piece is based.  A historic must have collector's item available January / February 2008
Posted 9/29/2007
Yamato Dec 2007 Ikki Tousen - Dynamite Project #001 Ikki Tousen Kannu Untyo PVC 1/5
Dynamite <b>Project</b> #001 Ikki Tousen Kannu Untyo (Completed Figure)
Item name : Dynamite Project #001 Ikki Tousen Kannu Untyo (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Yamato
Scale : 1/5
Material : PVC
Producer : Tohshiro
Series : Dynamite Project
Original : Ikki Tousen
Release Date : Dec
Regular Price : 12,800 yen
Posted 9/22/2007
Computer Arts Projects Sept 2007

Captado
Computer Arts Projects - the monthly in-depth guide for digital creatives from Future, lifts the lid on character design in its latest issue and comes complete with a collectable vinyl toy from design gurus, Tado.  The October issue of Computer Arts Projects gives graphic designers the skills they need to create perfect characters, from animation, to vinyl toys and beyond.
Back in December 2006, Computer Arts Projects linked up with one of the leading lights in the vinyl scene, design and toy company Tado - to create an exclusive toy for readers. Tado created a world exclusive mushroom character - who also features on the vibrantly illustrated front cover.
Posted 9/10/2007
Weta Sept 2007 GOLIATHON 83 Infinity Beam Projector

Gun
Popupbrings you the all new Weta Originals GOLIATHON 83 Infinity Beam Projector.
This is no light weight in the world of rayguns coming in at just over 10 lbs.  Watchas the overloads tremble with fear as you step out of you 50’s stylerocket ship sporting your GOLIATHON 83.  Each one comes in a velvet lined pressed tin case, Certificate of Authenticity and an assortment of implements and crafting tools.
Only 500 produced.
PriceNZD$1165.00 – Less 12% Tax if you are outside New Zealand.
Get more info here.
Posted 9/2/2007
Aizu Project Aug 2007 Ikki Tousen - Ryomoh Shimei Nurse Ver. Pink PVC 1/7
Ryomoh Shimei Nurse Ver. Pink (Completed Figure)[close]
Ryomoh Shimei Nurse Ver. Pink (Completed Figure) Package1 
Item name : Ryomoh Shimei Nurse Ver. Pink (Completed Figure) New Item
Manufacturer : Aizu Project
Scale : 1/7
Material : PVC
Producer : Athens
Original : Ikki Tousen
Release Date : Late Aug., 2007
Regular Price : 6,000 yen
Posted 9/2/2007
Aizu Project Aug 2007 Ikki Tousen - Ryomoh Shimei Nurse Ver. White PVC 1/7
Ryomoh Shimei Nurse Ver. White (Completed Figure)[close]
Ryomoh Shimei Nurse Ver. White (Completed Figure) Package1 
Item name : Ryomoh Shimei Nurse Ver. White (Completed Figure) New Item
Manufacturer : Aizu Project
Scale : 1/7
Material : PVC
Producer : Athens
Original : Ikki Tousen
Release Date : Late Aug., 2007
Regular Price : 6,000 yen
Posted 9/2/2007
Aizu Project Jul7 2007 Shiranui Mai Aizu Project Ver. Cold-cast 1/7
Shiranui Mai Aizu <b>Project</b> Ver. (Completed Figure)[close]
Shiranui Mai Aizu <b>Project</b> Ver. (Completed Figure) Package1 
Item name : Shiranui Mai Aizu Project Ver. (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Aizu Project
Scale : 1/7
Material : Cold Cast
Producer : Takayuki Shiragami
Original : Garou Densetsu
Release Date : Late Jul., 2007
Regular Price : 16,000 yen
Posted 9/2/2007
E2046 Oct 2007 Cerberus Project - Ignis Garage Kit
Posted 9/2/2007
Vance Project Aug 2007 Pinky Street
2007 VANCE PROJECT

ワンフェス(ワンダーフェスティバル)2007夏レポート <b>VANCE</b> <b>PROJECT</b>ブース Pinky:st.(ピンキーストリート)
Posted 8/19/2007
Aizu Project Aug 2007 King of Fighters - Mai Shiranui 1/7 scale

I haven't seen anyone else with this figure yet, but here's my shoot of Aizu Project's cold cast resin figure of Mai Shiranui. I have mixed feelings with this figure. What's good is her pose. I think she has the most dynamic pose in all of my collection! Her hair is really the highlight of the figure. I can see why she was made in resin because if she were to be made in PVC, gravity would take it's toll. The painting is just average, sloppy in some areas. The worst thing about this figure though is the sculpting of her hands. I think the sculptor got really lazy in that area. Overall, I'm still happy with my purchase. On with the pics! 

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Posted 8/11/2007
Wheaty Wheat Aug 2007 At Urban Underground Project!

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Not only was Wheaty Wheat one of the sponsors (and founders) of the Vinyl Toy Network's Urban Underground Project, but they also had a booth at the show.  The event took place this past Friday and Saturday, in close proximity to San Diego's Comic Con.  Admission was free and they even had a shuttle running between Jerome's (aka The Factory) and SDCC.
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On display at the WWS booth were several prototypes.  The next two planned releases are Joe Ledbetter's Ringo Bear and Sket's Buckeye Rot. (Notice the hand changes on Buckeye)  Following them will be Brandt Peters' Ink Slinger No. 5, Kathie Olivas' Violet and Brian Taylor's Jack Rabbit.  The extra large Cleabus was used for Brian McCarty's photo shoot and won't actually be produced...unfortunately.
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Wheaty Wheat also had prototypes from a few of their new artists - Kerry Horvath and Darth Rimmer (Evil Ice Cream) and Luke Feldman (Mai).  The Mai figure looks amazing.  A terrific sculpt that really mimics Feldman's artwork.
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Posted 8/5/2007
Vinyl Toy Network's Urban Underground Project Aug 2007 report

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We already showed you photos of Wheaty Wheat's booth at the Vinyl Toy Network's Urban Underground Project show, but there were several other booths at The FactoryMimoco was celebrating the 2nd birthday of mimobot - they were introduced at Comic Con 2005.  Cake anyone?
The event got down to the roots of the vinyl and designer toy genre.  The small venue made for a nice relief from the crazy crowds at the San Diego Convention Center...even if there were AC issues...and the number of artists who were on site was great.  With Comic Con continuing to grow, will VTN be the place to go to get your vinyl fix?  Only time will tell.
Posted 8/5/2007
Vinyl Toy Network July 2007 Presents First Annual Urban Underground Project

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2007 -- The Vinyl Toy Network ( www.vinyltoynetwork.com - VTN) www.vinyltoynetwork.com was created as a method of gathering vendors and artists who have the same passion and appreciation for the art form that is also known as designer or urban vinyl toys. VTN's purpose is to create a forum where both vendors and artists can showcase under one roof without the crazy chaos that bigger, non-vinyl toy conventions can usually be. One of our primary goals is to make it very affordable for vendors and artists to show in a specialized venue such as the VTN. This in turn, also makes it convenient for the collectors of art, vinyl toys and street couture to come to one location and find all the figures, artworks and clothing that they have been looking for.
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Urban Underground Project (UUP) was developed by VTN as a supplement to the San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) that takes place every July at the San Diego Convention Center. VTN felt that the 'urban culture' needed a venue that would distinguish it from the huge, mostly comic convention that SDCC has grown to be. At the UUP, attendees will find an event that focuses on the 'urban culture' which has become the breeding grounds for such genres as vinyl toys, 'low brow' art, DJ music and street couture (ie: designer hoodies, t-shirts and sneakers).
This will be an event that attendees of SDCC will not want to miss! And with the price of admission being FREE and a FREE shuttle bus there is no excuse not to be there!
The 2007 UUP roster of vendors are the following (in alphabetical order):
  • 3D Retro
  • 5 & A Dime
  • Alpha-Cult
  • Chad Carothers (www.chadartworld.com)
  • DKE Toys (Dov Kelemer Enterprises Inc.)
  • Frolab (www.frolab.com)
  • Mechanized Records (from SLC, UT)
  • Mimoco (creators of Mimobots: art toys USB flash drives)
  • Nice Bunny (www.nicebunny.com)
  • Pinkghost & Friends (from Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • Pixelfillu (creator of Space Crabs @ http://pixelfillu.blogspot.com/)
  • Rooted Movement
  • Strangekiss Art Toys & Prints
  • Unsteady (www.unscene.com/site/go.php?getEst=553)
  • UrbanMedium (www.urbanmedium.com)
  • Wheaty Wheat Studios
  • And many more being added……

The 2007 UUP roster of artists who will be attending and/or selling their own personal wares as well as signing are (in alphabetical order):

  • Andrew Bell
  • Brom
  • Chad Carothers
  • Brian Caastleforte
  • Colorblok
  • Luke Feldman
  • Germs
  • Toby HK
  • Kerry Horvath
  • Jim Koch
  • David Lanham
  • Christopher Lee
  • Matias
  • CJ Metzger
  • Miss Mindy
  • Buff Monster
  • Kathie Olivas
  • Brandt Peters
  • Darth Rimmer
  • Skwak
  • And many more being added…..
Posted 7/21/2007
The Vinyl Toy Network's show July 2007 The Urban Underground Project

If you're going to be in San Diego for Comic Con on July 27th and 28th, you might as well come check out The Vinyl Toy Network's show...The Urban Underground Project.  It'll be like a mini Con for vinyl toy fans.  There will be a number of well-known vendors, artists will be stopping by for signing and (everyone's favorite) exclusive figures will be on sale.  And the nicest thing is that they'll be providing free shuttle service (from Harbor Dr. in front of the Hyatt) to the event.
Event takes place: July 27th and 28th from 2PM through 8PM
Jerome's Building aka The Factory
1466 F St.
San Diego, CA 29101
Posted 7/15/2007
Cerberus Project July 2007 Princess Waltz PVC 1/7 scale Gallery
Posted 7/15/2007
Underground Artists Take on the Sith in The Vader Project - StarWars.com

Underground Artists Take on the Sith in The Vader Project
Pop surrealist, graffiti, tattoo, lowbrow, comic and underground artists Shag, Paul Frank, Tim Biskup, Frank Kozik, Marc Ecko, Amanda Visell, Tim Biskup, J. Otto Seibold, Gary Baseman, Joe Ledbetter, Urban Medium and Jeff Soto, among others, show their allegiance to the dark side by customizing Darth Vader helmets in landmark gallery exhibition called The Vader Project, to debut at Star Wars Celebration IV on May 24 to 28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The Vader Project is presented by Master Replicas, and curated by Dov Kelemer of DKE Toys, one of the largest designer vinyl and art-toy distributors in the world, exclusively representing over 50 companies, artists, and designers. Kelemer gathered the hottest underground and pop surrealist painters, artists and designers and gave each artist a Master Replicas 1:1 scale prop replica of the Darth Vader helmet used in the Star Wars films. Each helmet served as a blank canvas for each artist to paint, design, mash up and customize in their own unique style.

'Most of these artists are involved in the designer vinyl and art toy community so they understand customizing a 3D object even if they are 2D artists, painters and designers,' Kelmer explains. 'I tried to have all the different communities represented. The designer toy scene is really an eclectic group of artists. They come from all different backgrounds. On one hand you have this urban graffiti street art culture, the lowbrow pop surrealist group, then there is the whole culture of Asian inspired 'cute' art, rock poster art, and Japanese Kaiju, of course. Most have nothing to do with one another but it's all the same culture in the toy world.'

Posted 5/27/2007
Ningyo Project May 2007 Mr. Hahn Signing

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The Mr. Hahn Ningyo designed by Joe Hahn (Linkin Park) and produced bySuper Rad Toys will drop this coming Monday on May 14th at 7 PM.  The event will be taking place at Joe's SURU boutique on Melrose.  Joe Hahn will be on site to  signhis Ningyo for the release event.  Get there early!!!

SURU
7662 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles, CA90046
(323) 655-0770
Posted 5/12/2007
Blister Direct March 2007 FREEDOM PROJECT Takeru In Tricycle Vehicle 1/14 scale
Price: 8,900 yen
Series: FREEDOM (Nissin Cup Noodle CF)
Manufacturer: Blister Direct
Release Date: Mar 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: This set features Takeru, from the 'Freedom Project' OVA series (as well as a series of related Nissin Cup Noodle commercials!), and his own custom-built Tricycle Vehicle that he uses to take part in races. Although his Tricycle Vehicle is powerful enough to effortlessly speed past his opponents, it's still highly unstable and caused Takeru to crash and lose a race in the OVA's first episode. Designed by Katsuhiro Otomo of 'Akira' fame, Takeru and his unique-looking Tricycle Vehicle are faithfully represented with a fascinatingly detailed sculpt and careful paint application. Measuring approximately 15cm in length, this would make for a great desktop display, and is a great addition to any Otomo fan's collection!

Posted 5/5/2007
『SOMALICRAFT』 April 2007 Project Baphomet - Matsuzaka & Aya

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Posted 4/21/2007
Max Factory April 2007 Mai re-released + Aizu Project cold-cast Mai

MaxFactory is doing a second run of their luscious Mai figure. So any of you unlucky types who didn't get it on it the first time, be sure to act quickly. Especially on HLJ, because they are neglected types over there.
Anyway, Aizu Project has come forward with their own Mai offering and… she's… well… overt? I would say her 'bendy over angle' is much more severe angle. Certainly, it will appeal to the people who enjoy… you know… that. Still, it's on ok sculpt with a complete different style. It's a 1/7 scale cold cast, so I don't think the hair is as much of worry, but I am a worrier. So there you go. 16,800 yen (cold cast premium) this July.
Hit the jump for a picture of Aizu's Mai-tama.
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Posted 4/14/2007
Aizu Project July 2007 Mai Shiranui cold-cast statue 1/7 scale
[Aizu <b>Project</b>] 1/7th Mai Shiranui
Posted 4/14/2007
Ganz 2007 Webkinz Pet Project Posted 4/14/2007
April 2007 Transformers - Optimus Prime Projection Alarm Clock Posted 4/14/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Vance Project - Pinky Street Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Cerberus Project Booth - Halloween Daughter + others Posted 2/27/2007
Cerberus Project #1 Posted 2/27/2007
Good Smile March 2007 CERBERUS Project - Dark Female Elf - painted PVC 1/8 scale Posted 2/17/2007
Aizu Project May 2007 Ikki Tousen - Ryomou Dominatrix Nurse PVC (white or pink) Posted 2/16/2007
Alter 2007 VIP (Venus Idol Project) ToHeart2 - painted PVC 1/8 scale - gallery Posted 1/30/2007
Jan 2007 Biomimetic Technologies Project Will Create First Soft-Bodied Robots Posted 1/30/2007
Ningyo Project: Gosho Doll - Dalek Edition Posted 1/4/2007
Dalek - Ningyo Project Posted 12/30/2006
Cerberus Project Eary 2007 Iroha PVC - That Samurai Maid Iroha Figure Posted 12/26/2006
Dec 2006 WHF15 Cerberus Project Posted 12/26/2006
Keumaya Figure Project Posted 12/4/2006
Vance Project 2006 Pinkey Street - rmp02 - MAYURA Posted 12/1/2006
SHOW: The Bomb Project Posted 11/21/2006
McFarlane Nov 2006 TODD COMPLETES GUITARMANIA PROJECT Posted 11/18/2006
Sol International Dec 2006 - Sakura TCG Project Ver.2.00 in Teito of bloom stormy Posted 11/15/2006
The Ningyo Project Posted 11/14/2006
Vance Project Nov 2006 Pinkey Street Rm003 Caine Posted 11/7/2006
Ningyo Project: Gosho Dolls Posted 11/7/2006
Good Smile Oct 2006 ToHeart2 V.I.P (Venus Idol Project) Mary 1/8 scale Posted 10/31/2006
Good Smile Nov 2006 ToHeart2 VIP (Venus Idol Project) Aquaplus Edition AT-G 1/8 scale Posted 10/31/2006
AIZU PROJECT - Ikki Tousen - RYOFU HOUSEN Uniform Ver. (Completed Figure) 1/6 Cold Cast Statue Posted 10/27/2006
Good Smile Company, V.I.P (venus Idol Project) Aquaplus Edition Posted 10/23/2006
Love Original Project @ Artoyz Posted 10/5/2006
Vance Inspires Hughes' Majestrum Published 10/3/2006
Andrew Wildman on a New Transformers Project Published 9/13/2006
Vance - Pinky Street Nautical Outfit Posted 9/7/2006
Cerberus Project May 2006 Iroha Posted 8/24/2006
Wallman Projects Posted 7/30/2006
Sam Fout's Project Neptoon Protos Posted 7/5/2006
Iacon One Souvenir Set Preview #2: Megatron's Projector Published 6/16/2006
Movie project transforms Holloman - eMilitary.org Published 6/6/2006
Dark Horse Slates Fafhrd Projects Published 5/2/2006
HANDS-ON FUN / Maker Faire: This fair offers more than 100 craft, science and technology projects to create. Posted 4/21/2006
Four Horsemen Photo Gallery Project Posted 4/13/2006
NEW AND UPCOMING PUBLISHING PROJECTS FOR 2006 Posted 4/1/2006
Project Neptoon: Major Ripper Sculpt Posted 3/28/2006
UW Tacoma students test pet projects - TheNewsTribune.com Published 3/25/2006
High school students start project to deliver food to area needy - Lamar Daily News Published 3/24/2006
Toy's Dream Project's Galaxy Force Soundblaster Released Posted 3/24/2006
UW Tacoma students test pet projects - TheNewsTribune.com (subscription) Published 3/16/2006
Project Runway: Style Wars - StarWars.com Posted 3/9/2006
Project: Beast From The East Posted 3/6/2006
TFW2005 Presents - Transformers Darkest Hour - A Lego Project Posted 3/1/2006
War hero from Ore. will be model for Army Games Project - kgw.com (subscription) Posted 2/25/2006
EX Figure Ayanami Educating Project B (Cat Ear) Published 2/22/2006
EX Figure Ayanami Educating Project A (Apron) Published 2/14/2006
Urban Medium + DJ Spider: Heavy Ammunity @ Project: (2.11.06) Posted 2/8/2006
Galaxy Force Toy's Dream Project Exclusive Soundblaster Now at Toycard Website Posted 2/8/2006
Rabid Squirrel Productions Announces New Projects Posted 2/8/2006
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