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5 comments posted
Your vinyl shelf is

Your vinyl shelf is stupendous! But slightly more on topic, any plans for reviewing the other toys from the line?

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Posted by Jetjagaa on 11 May, 2008 - 13:37
Pom Poko

Another inside joke from Isao Takahata during the haunting sequence in pom Poko? I can swear I remember seeing this creature hopping around and spooking everyone!

Nice Toy!


We'll fight them on the Beaches!

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Posted by Showapop on 11 May, 2008 - 15:06
Nice background info, and

Nice background info, and group shot. Isn't there a band mascot based off this? Osaka Pop Star, I think.

repairtechjon's picture
Posted by repairtechjon on 11 May, 2008 - 15:55
Great review

This was awesome. I have been waiting for someone to review some Yokai toys for a while. Matt Alt's book looks interesting too. If anyone is interested here is a list of books and articles related to Yokai.

In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn
Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn
Well, actually, anything by Hearn
Civilization and Monsters: Spirits of Modernity in Meiji Japan by Gerald Figal
The Metamorphosis of the Kappa: Transformation of Folklore to Folklorism in Japan by Dylan Foster. In Asian Folklore Studies, Vol 57 No 1
Supernatural Abductions in Japanese Folklore by Carmen Blacker. In Asian Folklore Studies Vol 26 No 2
Anything by Shigeru Mizuki

Jeromy's picture
Posted by Jeromy on 11 May, 2008 - 15:58
Yokai reviews

Yes, naturally I intend to do all 5 figures in the line, although I will not bother with the little ones you can see in that picture. I'll probably roll a new one out every few days over the next week or so.

I can't comment on the references and band stuff because I have no idea, but it wouldn't surprise me at all to find these guys anywhere in Japanese media.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 11 May, 2008 - 19:55