Monday, March 28, 2011

RHNDS pt. 2 - RxH T-shirt History

Mori announced the re-scheduled opening date for the new REALHEADS shop. The shop will be opening this Sunday, April 3. So to celebrate let's continue the parade of Real x Head T-shirts of yesteryear.

First up is yet another collab with the Wunderkind of Weird - L'amour Supreme. Released as a collab set  in 2007 that featured an original silk screen plexiglass painting of the legendary battle between Mutant Head and Clone Mutant Evil; a set of GID Head and Evil figures (available in blood-spattered or clean versions) and this funky T-shirt of Mutant Hands giving a "Gang Sign".

The summer of 2009 saw the "After School Event" which opened an new era of Real x Head collaborating with Japanese artists. While a lot of these collaborations have resulted in figures, in 2010 there were a few T-shirt collaborations as well.

At Superfestival in April 2010, two Tokyo-based design powerhouses - Art Denka and Goccodo - released a series of RxH collab T-shirts
Art Denka (L) & Goccodo (R)
Art Denka's "Here is the Hell of Mutant" Design

Goccodo's "Fortune Maria" design

Goccodo's "Fortune Drive" design

At the same event  the Shibamata based boutique ALtr Tokyo released a new collab T-shirt design that has been released in a nice array of colors.

This past October there was a "Katsushika Nights" T-shirt release event at Shinto Gangu, a foreshadowing of the opening of the REALHEADS T-shirt shop.
I will try to squeeze in one more post this week - featuring some of the upcoming REALHEADS T-shirt designs and we will have full coverage of the launch event.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shinto Gangu On-Demand Update!

All of us here in Tokyo are stilling fighting the good fight!

Just a heads up for those wonderful folks who ordered figures through last months On Demand program. Due to last weeks earthquake please allow a couple of more weeks for us to get the figures to you.
Thanks for your understanding.

Japan Not! Dead

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Velocitron X RealxHead: Orghan Donation

Velocitron (aka Ricky Wilson) has a few custom Orghan Bats for sale. Besides being velocerifically beautiful all proceeds will be donated to the relief effort for Northern Japan.

Orghans are GONZO! Thanks everyone!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

RHNDS! pt. 1

I was actually in the middle of writing this blog post when the big one struck. While things are slowly coming back to normal here in Tokyo, the disaster up north continues to unfold. The new Real x Head shop was to open on this coming Sunday but this has been postponed. Mori and family are fine,  he has been to the shop and things were in relatively good order. We will keep you posted on when the new shop opens and have full coverage of course.
You may have read rumors about a second Real x Head store out there on the internets - so its about  time to address it hear. For about a year now Mori has been doing a local radio show (see previous post) The Katsushika Nights show has built a loyal local following. (Radio Not! Dead) So to cater to this new fan base that is not particularly interested in Kaiju as much as Mori's unique take on Japanese culture and iconography, Real x Head is opening a new shop called REALHEADS. Still in Aoto, this new shop will be aiming for more broad based appeal focusing on t-shirts, small soft vinyl figures and other knick-knacks.

We will have full coverage of the shop opening that will happen this Sunday at 1:30pm. In the meantime I thought it would be cool to do a quick retrospective of past RxH t-shirts. Before jumping into the toy biz Mori  ran a small T-shirt business - but the iconography seems to have been in place from day one.

from June 2004 - OLD SCHOOL!
The older shirts even came with Header Cards?
Hiro shows off a score at the Super7 store back in the day.
Scanned from the Kai-Zine RxH retrospective -
you can see the fronts and backs.
Kai-zine also offered up their own
exclusive RxH t-shirt in the same issue.
while not technically an official RxH shirt - several key characters feature prominently on this masterpiece by L'amour Supreme
for the 2008 Kaiju Invades NYC exhibition
L'amour Supreme having a bad head day...
Another L'amour creation was this Hone Borg bandanna
 that also made it onto a few T-shirts as well.
who is that masked man???
Originally created as a piece of art for the 2007 RxH retrospective at Ichibanboshi, this Rock'n'Roll Over inspired design was featured on a t-shirt that came with a matching set of Mutant Minis from Toy Tokyo.

There are more T-shirts design to come so stay tuned!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Another Happy Customers...

James and Elitsa made the long journey to Shinto Gangu from Toronto.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

'Pheyaos Man' Limited edition Tshirt - PREORDER!

Alexis and Ralph - the twisted minds over at Mondo Calvera - who gave us TUERTO and the 2491A.D. (A.K.A Mekano Turbo) Comic - now unleash the Pheyaos Man T-shirt.

Its available for pre-order here.