Friday, December 31, 2010

Ring in the New Year with Real x Head!

Our good buddies over at Rotofugi have decided to kick off 2011 with big Real x Head Sale! They have lowered prices across the board on their impressive stock of Real x Head figures and added a tasty $10 off offer.

RotoKirby says:
Our friends at Real Head have lowered their prices a little bit over the past few months, so we've decided to go into our entire back stock of RxH figures and set new lower prices too! It's never been a better time to be a Real Head, now through January 9, place an order for $60 or more worth of Real Head stuff and we'll knock an additional $10 off your total! Happy New Year! RHND! Shop Now

They have some really choice figures in the shop but stocks are limited so GO! GO! GO!.

Kirby - you're a Prince (Prince Amoeba that is...)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Good To the Last Drop

Wednesday, December 29th, was the last day of business for 2010 at Shinto Gangu. Real x Head went out with a bang - something Old and something New - one last Chaos and one last Next Man. 
Its been quite the year - and we are really excited for 2011. We have appreciated all the support you have shown for the new Real x Head U.S.A. site - its been baby steps as we have tried to integrate this site in with all the other busy activities that are already rolling along full steam. BIG BIG thanks to Matt and Marcus of the Onell Crew for working with us to get this project lined up on the rails and tinkering under the hood to make sure this hot rod rocket flies straight from here on out! Onward and upwards!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Poison (Shin) Apt. - Viper Villa (RECAP)

(l-to-r) Skulltoys, Real x Head, Cord Viper, Atom A. Armwrestler

Today 4 fearless makers laid out the goods at Shinto Gangu. The event was devastating - the amount of vinyl goodness boggled the mind (and bashed the wallet). Skulltoys once again displayed his warm machine-like precision by creating a cadre of a hand-decorated Honesukes, as well as a few large electric fortune cats; Real x Head was in fine form with a bevy of old school chaos on clear vinyl; Cord Viper debuted the first mask painted version of Kamari paired with new versions of Zavelle and ZAT all in blood red vinyl; and Atom was on fire with hand-painted Chaos' of his own, and the piece-de-resistance - hand painted Adios Space Trains with a custom resin figure riding on top. This doesn't even cover everything that was available. You can get a good recap over at the Kaiju Korner blog and here is my Flickr set.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Poison (Shin) Apt. - Viper Villa

Standing amidst the smoking rubble of the Poison Apartments of Viper Villa, clothed only in newspaper and fruit wrappers are our four defiant Makers.
Room 101 - The Lone Wolf from Cord Viper - Big Brother Kyuni.
Room 102 - The Stylish Skeleton Man from Skulltoys - Takeuchi
Room 103 - The Full Tilt Cat from Shigaraki - Atom A. (Armwrestler)
Room 104 - The Mohican Dude of  Katsushika - Mori Katsura

This Sunday, December 26th, at noon a special event will be held at Shinto Gangu in Aoto. 
Gathering together these 4 artists of the Shinto Tribe - all will be offering exclusive and exciting releases.
Stay tuned for updates!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?
Thanks Everyone!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Rainbow Minis Are Go!

In the store now! Refresh!

**UPDATE** We thought we had plenty of these to go around but you guys are animals. Still a few left but we have engaged the LOW STOCK protocol.

**UPDATE** Shef Minis are gone, thanks everyone! A few Fortune Cats remain!

Shef - "The Rainbow Master"

Shef - who releases under the name "Cha-iro Brown" - has been literally dipping into the Soft Vinyl scene for the last couple of years. Known for his unbelievably even hand-dyed vinyl he has applied his craft to releases from the like of BlobPus, Itokin Park, Refreshment, Uamou and Real x Head. At last months Design Festa he had a tidy display of his handiwork to date and it was quite impressive. A personal favorite is his series of fortune cat babies with the Chinese character (夢) which means "dream" in silver. They look incredibly gorgeous all lined up - Shef's hand dyes are so clear and clean.

At the last Superfestival - Shef went gonzo on a large batch of Real x Head minis. Three different styles each of Mutant Head, Mutant Evil and Mutant Chaos that were sold blind bag.

And now (finally) is your chance to get your hands on some of these little jewel-like treasures. Like at the SuperFestival we will be selling them blind-bagged - and even though the yen is kicking our ass - we are offering them for $32 a piece (limit 2 per customer.)

These little beauties will be in the Shinto Gangu Online Store at 9pm Wednesday Night EST (heads-up - we will be using a paypal shopping cart this time.)

To see bigger versions of these pictures of the minis in front of a Tokyo sunset check out this post at Toybot Studios 

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Where did the time go? Braaaa-aack... blame a vortex wormhole - that excuse always seemed to worked in Middle school.

The Shinjuku Battle Royal event at Kaiju Blue that ran for a full month between Ocotber and November was a big success - with Mori doing special instore events not once, not twice but 3 times which is a new record for a Kaiju Blue event by any artist. You can read a re-cap of what went down at the first one on this post Sunday Busy Sunday as well as the first of four instore events featuring the Katsushika Nights Radio Crew.

You may have also read about the second drop - The Halloween drop that featured the instant classic Mutant Dokurocks, Old Scholl Evils and Chaos, and the rarely seen Monster Mash-up that is Pop-oas Superman (good dudes all for Halloween I would say) at Squdblastrs excellent blog (what up Aaron!!)

The third and final drop took place on the 14th of Nov - and while I was not privy to make it - our man over Kadomium Tank stepped and got some awesome photos. More old school goodness to make your teeth hurt. Blasts right outta 2007. Kad's got tons more pics to goggle over and the hardcore can google his entry.

But no rest for the vinyl as the focus shifted to Parco for a group show of the whos who  in the world of vinyl character goods. The theme of the show being LUCKY ITEMS and along with Real x Head, Pop Soda, Uamou, Mirock and Skulltoys - there were entries form Devilrobots, T9G, CHINO,  MOGraphixx  and more more more. Kadomium once again shows off his ability phase shift and be every where at once and has the photos to prove it on his fine blog. This short but sweet star-studded extravaganza finished on November 30.

Mori, Sasa and Shinpei recreate the poses
on the famous Katsushika Radio t-shirt design.
Then to keep everyone on their toes, on Sunday November 28th the lovely Sasa Handa and the Tenacious Shinpei held the second of four planned Katsushika Radio Night events at the Gangu. (Read about the first at Sunday Busy Sunday post previously menthioned.)

Sasa released the 田 (DA as in HANDA) version of her fortune cat baby series. Which is the second character in her name -  the first release was the SA. By my reckoning there will be 2 more. Must not miss.

Of course on top of all these shinanegains there wihave been outstanding releases at the store - this wave of ChaosMan Next - is funky and fresh-  reported for duty yesterday. Shout at to Mr. Andy at Kaiju Korner for this awesome pic!

The mystical phase-shifting Mr. Kadmomium tank has a great set of pic up from one of his recent away team mission in which he beamed down to Aoto to collect the scientific evidence. You can see his report over here - well worth a quick debrief.

Friday we took a break in our busy schedules to help with the Sneak opening of long-time Real x Head collaborator Ayako Takakagi and her brothers studio / gallery /cafe / restaurant called  Studio Uamou / restaurant BOO! The space and the food were amazing, and the crowd was just right.

So as you can see we haven't been busy but we have been painfully aware the the RxH U.S.A blog needs more love! You guys need more love! You need Rainbows, unicorns and mutant minis in your life. There for we have prepared a special selections just for you all - the patient - the hungy - the Global Real Head crew. So we will make announcement tomorrow and thre will be some new goodies in the shop next Wednesday. Details to COME!