NEW BLOG DESIGN! Big Thanks to Ugly Club member Graham Schneider for the righteous pixel art! Graham is working on a retro game concept and other radness - have look at his current site where he's sharing his work!

Also check out the Tenacious Toys' webstore and One Up (toy shop in Akihabara, Tokyo) for some RAMPAGE goodies now and again.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

FIGLAB at RAMPAGE STUDIOS!

April is EVENT-STRAVAGANZA for RAMPAGE TOYS!

Next Sunday (4/17/2016) I'll be hosting an event with my buddy Datadub (Figlab/Fig-X) here at RAMPAGE STUDIOS!  There will be an assortment of Figlab colorway releases, and maybe some surprise stuff.   This will be the first time in ages that I've held any sort of event/opening on a Sunday here in the space, so please come by and hang out and see what's up!

Here's a booty-leg flyer I whiped up in a few minutes :-P

 
 
I'll also have a bit of a yard sale going on that day - house supplies and the like ^_^
 
The following week I'm taking part in the POP BOX event at the Shibuya Loft location here in Tokyo!  This will be the first time I've been involved in this event - yay!  I'm trying to prepare a selection of cute and ugly stuff , some t-shirts and stickers, and a gachapon machine full of goodies!  It runs for 2 weeks - so be sure to swing by if you're around!
 
Then, on the following Sunday (4/24/2016) it's Superfestival!  I'll be sharing a booth space with Datadub and The Galaxy People - AND Bwana Spoons will be around as well!  Should be a good time!  I'll try and work up a good selection of customs and a few this's and that's - all to be uploaded to Instagram as they get done.
 
Is there more?  Of course!!!  After Sufes I think I'll be doing something at the Dai Kaiju Salon in Nakano!  No clue exactly what yet - but something!


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

EVENTS!

Hey People!

Lots of events coming up!  Crazy amounts!

This weekend I'll be in Osaka - next Monday at the SOFUBI BANPAKU organized by Yamomark and JUNGLE!  Come by if you are around!

Next up - I've sent a custom HAG DX to Australia for the Soft Vinyl Garden Event.  Should be an amazing show for those of you Down Under!



Then there's SUFES, The Mandarake Suriose (sp?) event, and DESIGN FESTA - which will be preceded by this cool event in Ropppongi (Tokyo) that combines tunes, libations and SOFUBI!  KAIJU vs MODULAR!  Wowza!



I've got a few new molds in the works now, and am hoping to slowly leak these new dudes out over the next couple of months!  Keep your eyes peeled for BWANA x RAMPAGE (GRAVY!), NEW DINOS and other goodies as well!

Yay!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

RAMPAGE TOYS INSTAGRAM CONTEST!!!

OK - here we go!

Contest time!  Time to have a bit of fun with your RAMPAGE TOYS!  This contest will be judged by me and the public, and will award those who get creative.  None of the standard 're-post this silly picture a million times' garbage, and none of the 'you have to follow me' garbage.  Just have fun.

RAMPAGE TOYS' Instagram Contest Rules:

-To enter you must post a photo of your favorite RAMPAGE TOYS figure OR an ORIGINAL illustration (drawing, painting, etc.) of your favorite RAMPAGE TOYS character.

-You must tag me in the photo: JMRAMPAGE

-Please include the following hashtags and mentions along with your post (copy and paste the following text to avoid typos and whatnot): #rampagetoys  #rampagetoyscontest @jmrampage

-Please post your image to Instagram by 3/31/2016

-I will choose my 10 favorite images from all posted images, then I will repost the images to my own feed.

-3 winners will be chosen based on the number of likes that each photo receives.  So, I will not be the final judge of the 10 chosen images, but rather my followers will be!

-Prizes will be shipped to the three winners.  They will be good prizes, but I'm keeping them secret in order to avoid any sort of 'hype based participation.'  This is for fun people - have fun!

-You may share info about the contest, but if you simply repost my post - well - you lose!

Hope to see some fun pictures!  Thanks in advance to all who participate!

NEW T-shirts Coming Up!

Hello Hello!

Toys are great and all, but occasionally it's fun to take a break from sculpting and painting, and sit down with good old paper and ink for a bit of drawing.

A couple weeks ago I had the itch to finally create a new design for some RAMPAGE TOYS t-shirts!  I got out a big sheet of the old cotton fiber paper and a few different drawing implements and stayed up WAY to late drawing and inking a design that, ultimately, I'm pretty psyched about.  Here's the design:



I've gotten in touch with a local printer here in Tokyo - a friend of mine who's business has been in his family for a couple generations.  He's currently getting the screen prepped to get these shirts rolling.

I will open up pre-orders (projected April shipping) for these shirts this coming Thursday (3/10).  There will be 4 different color-variants available - hopefully something for everyone!



Pleas have a look in the shop this coming Thursday.  Shirts will be up for pre-order for about 2 weeks.

In other news - random time and date shop-drop coming up this week - a few this and thats (hint - drop will be on my birthday!).  Also - all orders that are currently waiting on shipment will be on their way in the next 3 days!  Thanks for all your patience!

Monday, February 29, 2016

New Stuff

Well, since I took the time to update the blog design, I may as well put some new content in here as well!

Thank you to all who grabbed something during last week's shop drop.  I will start shipping orders this week - completing shipping next week.

I was especially excited to be able to paint a batch of The Galaxy People's DREXYL figures!  What an awesome toy!



Speaking of The Galaxy People (Brian) - he and I will be facing off in the upcoming Clutter Gallery "Battlers" exhibition.  Pretty cool concept for a show - two makers team up - paint one figure each (in our case, we did 2!) - and they are sold as 'Battle Sets.'  Here's the event poster:



Lots of awesome makers/artists in this one.  Be sure to check it out if you can!

Lastly - for those of you who are (A) in Tokyo and (B) actually reading this - I will be at PUMP Craftt Beer Bar this Thursday evening with a bag of new toys for sale.  Impromptu Bar Drop!  I'll probably be over there between 8 and 9 PM on that day.  Not sure what all I'll have, but definitely a couple RAMPAGE x GEEK Atomic Congs (pics will be on Instagram soonish).

Thanks for stopping by the blog!  New sculpts and toys coming this Spring, so I'll start sharing progress soon!  Exciting collabs and dinos and stuff!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

New Kesagake Release - Godzilla Blue

Hey People,

Seldom do I manage to make the time to share this sort of info on the blog, but I think it's about time I make it a habit.

Next Friday I will release a new version of Kesagake via my webshop.  The release will be at 9 AM on Friday, 2/26/2016 (Japan date and time).  This version will be on Godzilla Blue base vinyl, with a paint app that is based on the second release of the HS Gorilla-ju.  I have much respect for Hirota-san and all he's done with his work in sofubi - self production at a level only accomplished by very few people.

Here's the sample paint:



Each figure will come with both male and female Snack Omake (painted as pictured).  Figures will be bagged in mesh bag with separate and edition-marked header card, and bagged and header carded snack omake.  Price will be $300 (plus EMS shipping) - strictly limited to one per household.

The drop will most likely also include a couple one-off figures - small and large.  Please check out the shop next Friday and see if anything sparks your interest.

Thanks for checking in.  And thanks to you all for the recent interest and support!  It's been a busy couple of weeks since I had surgery on my left collar bone - and I'm just starting to feel ok working full days.  It will just get better from here ^_^  Thanks as well for all your patience with any seemingly delayed shipping or order completion - it will all be caught up with soon.

Monday, February 8, 2016

NEW Ultra Kaiju!

Hey Kaiju Collectin' Peoples!

This Friday will see the release of three new colorways in the RAMPAGE ULTRA KAIJU SERIES!

These guys:



Role Call:

Jamira on Green Vinyl

Pigumon on Godzilla Blue (dark blue) Vinyl

Aboras on Orange Vinyl

Price will be $40 each, plus EMS shipping.

These will be available via a limited pre-order in my webshop beginning this coming Friday (2/11/2016) at 10AM Japan time.  Order will remain open until either all pieces are claimed (sold out) or for about a week.  Please note that this will not be an unlimited pre-order.  I already have the vinyl, but have ot been able to paint it yet.

Orders receieved will ship by early April.

The next figure in the series will be Woo.  The mold for Woo has had a delay in completion, so I hope to offer the figure for a normal (non-pre-order) release in April - both on-line at at Superfestival.  Once I receive a test shot of vinyl, I will share with you all!

Also coming up:  Yellow Red King and Orange Pigumon via Medicom (this Spring sometime).

Thanks for checking in. -RT