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.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Return of RAMPAGE at Clutter Gallery!

Hey Hey!

Well, it's been since last Fall that I've been an officially repatriated United Stateser.  It had to happen eventually:  A full blown RAMPAGE SOFUBI event!

The gracious hosts of this event: the most righteous CLUTTER GALLERY in Beacon, NY!

The Event has been dubbed "The Return of RAMPAGE" - with a nod to the Ultraman series with a similar name; "The Return of Ultraman."  The event poster is also a goofy take on the standard Return of Ultraman splash screen:


Basically, I'm back in 'merica, and ready to dive headlong into working and living here, and this show is my first foray into this effort.  I have put together a large (I think) body of new and old figures (some that will ONLY ever be released at this event and some that have not been released in years!), including a slew of 1-offs and a large selection of micro editions of figures big and small, cute and ugly, simple and detailed.

All figures in the show will be from the ranks of RAMPAGE production, and there will primarily be figures from my own mind in attendance, but there will also be a number of figures that represent collaborative efforts between myself and some of the greats, including:

GRAVY Toys (Bwana!)
MVH 
Triclops 
Plaseebo
Skullheadbutt
&
Grumble Toy

There will also be a couple new T-shirts available, which I'm super psyched about.  Johan Ulrich (Deathcat Toys) and Joseph Harmon both did AMAZING illustrations that will be featured on the shirts, and Clutter's own Miranda created and awesome RAMPAGE Japanese text logo that will be on the shirt with Johan's design.  Yay!

The goal of this outing isn't to feed the online audience with a 'web drop' that could just as easily happen in my own webshop.  Though items not sold at the opening will  indeed make their way into the Clutter Gallery webshop, opening night sales will be available to attendees only.  This means that if you are a resident of the Northeast, or if you just know you want a certain figure in the show, that you'll have to come out and be (at least a bit) social, and, for cryin' out loud, say "hi"!!!

Sales method will be very similar to the way I ran my events in Tokyo - first come first served - sale by tickets - ticket number will represent the order in which attendees arrive.  So, if you'd like a good number, you'll want to get there early.  

Some things to note:
-Tickets will be handed out at a TBD time prior to the 6 O'clock opening time.
-Sale will begin sometime around/between 6:15 and 7:00 PM.  If it seems like people are hanging about and everyone is ready to start, then we will start.  We won't wait an undue amount of time to let people do thier shoppin.
-Sales start at #1 and go sequentially (1,2,3,4,5...etc.) from there
-Each person may choose up to 2 large figures and up to 1 each of figures from release runs or micros.  I'll be there to diffuse any confusion.
-Each person MAY ONLY BUY 1 RAMPAGE x MVH DX-based 1-off at the time their number is called.  These figures will represent the only time that this particular figure is planned to appear, and I do not want 1 or 2 people taking them all home.  
-Once all people with numbers have had a chance to select their purchases, sales will be open until closing time for purchase of any and all remaining items by any person in attendance.
-Packaged and 'ready to go' figures that are part of a larger release run will be available to take home on the night of the show.  Figures from smaller sized micro-runs, one-offs and some other things may not be available for immediate home-taking (that's a word-thing, right?)
-Online sale will commence in the day or 2 after the opening night.  These will be unlimited sales to whomever takes part.


So, here's looking forward to a fun night, a load of tasty Lagunita's brews and plenty of toy banter THIS COMING SATURDAY, 4/8 - at THE RETURN OF RAMPAGE!




Wednesday, March 1, 2017

DUNGEONS & DUNGEONS - webshop re-opens FRIDAY 3/3 at 10AM EST

Hey Kids!

New items will be in the webshop this Friday at 10 AM EST!

Items will include new releases (new colors) of the RAMPAGE ULTRA KAIJU series, an assortment of secret/random goodies AND the DEBUT of DUNGEONS & DUNGEONS.  Here's some info about this fun newness:

The new Fantasy Gaming phenomena is here!  DUNGEONS & DUNGEONS!!!

Rebuking any preconceptions you may have had about good game design and components development!  All bets are off!

I don't even know the rules!

In the works for a while now - in collaboration with Italian Mega Nerd W.H.L.T (@w.h.l.t. on the instagrams) and Walter Parenton (IV - @goodboygraphics on the instagrams)

This starter set includes:

-7 Mini Japanese Sofubi Figures (Good, bad and indifferent characters included) - assorted vinyl colors (black, milky, gold and flesh - as pictured)
-Starter rules sheet (seriously - I have no clue how this thing works.  I haven't seen the rules yet)
-Some character stats (others to follow in forthcoming releases - we just don't have so much time on our hands - W.H,L.T, is a lawyer for chri'sake!)
-Basic 'gameboard'/'map' (to be expanded in future releases)
-Header and insert art by Walter

Get yer bootleg gamin fix, and if you stick with it - who knows! - maybe it will get good in a couple years!

Plans to incorporate all future RAMPAGE figure releases into the game dynamic are being hashed out daily.  Patience, young Padewans.

Some important info:
-figures are all apprx. 1~3inches tall (3~8cm) - all 2 parts
-figures are all unpainted.  Vinyl color may become a factor in figure stats.  Painted figures will always be superior - so paint away!
-Please allow a couple weeks for your order to be filled.  Printing and assembly are currently in progress
-Any similarity to any other game (name or otherwise) is a matter of artistic license.  Clearly those other things are superior in many ways - but inferior in others!  Sofubi game components FTW!

Friday, February 24, 2017

TWO TOED TOM LOTTERY TO PURCHASE


Lottery Time!

Hey People - hope you are all alive and well!

This email is to inform you all that you can now, if you wish, enter the lottery to purchase the first release of the new RAMPAGE Kaibutsuya Two Toed Tom sofubi figure!

Tom measures around 10 inches tall, he articulates at the head, arms and waist, and each figure includes one 2 inch omake 'snack' figure that sits well nestled among Tom's teeth.

This first color is painted on dark green vinyl with silver, gold and red sprays, and sharp brush painted details.

These SOFUBI figures are MADE IN JAPAN and painted in New York by me, RAMPAGE.

PRICE is $220 plus USPS Priority shipping.  Domestic Shipping is will be $12.  Shipping to Canada or Mexico will be $35.  Shipping to all other countries will be $50.

Shipping for these items is planned for late March.  

To enter, please send an email to rampage.toys@yahoo.com

Email subject must be:  TWO TOED TOM ENTRY

Email body must include the following: Full Name, Mailing Address (in English), Phone number

Winners will be notified on Monday (2/27), after which I request payment to be completed within 24 hours.

Thanks Folks!

-Jon
RT

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

RAMPAGE 2017 LUCKY BAGS!!!

COMING TOMORROW!

Bags will be offered to the RAMPAGE Mailing List Folks on Wednesday, 1/4/2017, in the AM.  Any bags remaining will be offered via the webshop on Saturday, 1/7/2017, in the AM (All EST Day and Times).

Here's the info!

MICRO LUCKY BAGS: $40 (Plus USPS Shipping).  These bags contain 3 fully painted mini and micro figures: 1 Robo Unicorn, 1 Tank Riding Unicorn and 1 Shaggy or My Little Unicorn.  Bags will also contain other goodies.

STANDARD 2017 RAMPAGE LUCKY BAGS: $275 (Plus USPS Shipping).  These Bags contain the full gambit of RAMPAGE Sofubi Goodnes (aside from the stuff featured in the Ugly Club bags).  Each bag contains 9 or 10 figures - including 1 Full Size (SHB Collab) figure and ranging down to Micro Size and Snack Pack figures.  The vast majority of these figures will be painted - including 1-offs, test shots, micro runs and collaborative releases (including some figures from TRU:TEK, Violence Toy, GRAVY TOYS (xRAMPAGE) and Science Patrols).  Extra goodies (and sometime extra figures) will be thrown in for sure!

PREMIUM 2017 RAMPAGE LUCKY BAGS: $500 (Plus USPS Shipping).  These Bags will contain all of the stuff (9-10 figures) that the STANDARD Bags contain, but will also include a Painted Lucky Bag Exclusive REVENGE BEAR - on GID Base Vinyl.  This figure will come with a painted Henan Omake.

So, that's the 2017 offerings!  Hopefully something for everyone this time around. 


Some things to note:

-One micro bag and one standard OR premium bag per person is the rule

-Bags will be made to order - completion and shipping by the end of January

-Some bags will contain new figures - some will feature the new GRINNING HAG X.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Time for a bit of merry making!  See you all in 2017!!!

-RT-




Tuesday, November 29, 2016

RAMPAGE KUDASAI! RT mini exhibition at GOMEN-KUDASAI noodle shop (New Paltz, NY)

Hey Hey!

Well, back from DCON, but no sleep for me!

I'm back at it in the paint studio - working through some customs and assorted runs of minis for a couple upcoming events!  Top of the list is my first truly LOCAL outing, in my new hometown - NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK!

I'll be setting up a display at a Japanese Noodle shop this time around.  The owners are Japanese ex-pats who are long time fans of Tokusatsu shows and movies!  Perfect match!  Here's the details - dates, times, location, etc.:

OPENING NIGHT: 12/9/2016 (Friday) - 6-9PM

SHOW DATES: 12/9/2016 - 1/10/2017 (display comes down on 1/11/2017 - GOMEN KUDASAI is closed that day)

LOCATION:  GOMEN-KUDASAI, 232 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561

EVENT POSTER:


I'll have a broad array of goods for this thing; older prints and paintings, a big display of posters and other RAMPAGE STUDIOS (Tokyo) memorabilia, NEW painted runs of RT micros, minis AND some larger customs and things of that sort.

To all you big kids in the Northeast, hope some of you can come out and play!  Get your Japanese food and toy fix, hang out, and even listen to some live tunes (seems the owner has a band playing the same night as well ^_^).

If you are coming in from out of town, there are plenty of options for places to stay here locally, or you could head over to BEACON, NY, and then check out the Artwalk and CLUTTER GALLERY opening on the next day - 12/10/2016!!!  I will also have some stuff over at CLUTTER :-)

Lastly - check out the event listing (right hand navigation bar) - I'm in a number of shows in the coming weeks!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

RAMPAGE TOYS at DESIGNER CON 2016!!! BOOTH 933

Hey People!

Seems like just yesterday I was out in Pasadena with Justin Hillgrove for DCON 2015 - but a whole friggin year has gone by!  WOWZA!

This year I'll be back at it.  This time around I'll be at BOOTH 933 with my Buddy TRU:TEK (Nial Anderson).  We will be going halvsies on a table/booth - likely in a very 'Japanese Toy Festival Kinda Way' (no whistles and bells - just figures on the table!).

So, I've had my nose to the grindstone for the past couple weeks - trying to get stuff done enough to be worth the trip (for you guys and me!).  I think I've gotten together a decent bundle of goodies; big small and in between; painted blank and such.  I'm trying to do a few things for Sunday release, rather than just putting it all out from the start, but I might change the plan.  Best just to come on by and see what's there.

Some general guidelines for a fun trip to booth 933:

1) Price and perfunctory release plan is below.  

2) Sales by TRU:TEK will be handled separately from my own sales.  You will have to check with Niall about his sales, and you will have to check out separately if you are buying from both of us.

3) Cash sales get priority.  If you are in line, and you don't have cash, it might be possible to do Paypal later on - but not if there are folks waiting.  If there is a line, I won't hold items while you either get cash or wait to use Paypal later.  Cash is King!  (Note: any sales done at a time when I do accept Paypal payment will include an additional 5% fee).

4) I am not coming with a massive amount of goods.  Please respect that everyone might like to buy something.  Purchase limits will be as follows:

***Saturday:  Persons with normal badges may buy 2 large items and small items (one of each) to their liking.  Persons with vendor badges may only buy 1 large item and small items (one of each) to their liking.  Anybody wishing to buy additional items is asked to check back in a bit later; after the show is rolling along a bit, and everyone has had their chance.

***Sunday:  1 of each available item for anybody interested.

*****There will be no lottery or number draw or anything of that sort.  I'm bringing production work for interested collectors to buy.  If you are a flipper, well, you suck - but I'm not reacting to this call to police people's buying habits. If people are excited, and they come out to grab some of my work, and I can go home with less than I arrived with, I will be appreciative and happy to come back next year - end of story.

5) Please don't complain to me if you don't score what you are after.  Perhaps find someone with the figure and offer a trade - you know - be social and stuff!  (^_^)b

RELEASES/PRICES:

SATURDAY:
-Hawaii Revenge Kesagake (with Necromancer Omake): $300 each
-RAMPAGE x GEEK Skull Minotaur (these things are BIG and come with an AXE!): $300 each
-HAG DX (Final release run): $200 each
-Alien X (Micro run on bright pink vinyl): $200 each
-RAMPAGE x KONATSU Tank Cats (Micro Negora riding a tank!): $20 each
-RAMPAGE x Grumble Toy Tiny Tuff (with blue jeans attire!): $10 each
-DCON 2016 Colorway Ugly Unicorn: $40 each
-DCON 2016 Colorway Uglier Unicorn: $40 each
-DCON 2016 Colorway Ugly Onicorn (with holographic sticker and Konatsu designed header): $50 each

SUNDAY:
-Blank Red Revenge Kesagake (with 4 figure omake set): $300 each
-Blank Tiny Tuff Tank Riders (RT x GT): $10 each
-Blank Milky vinyl Uglier Unicorns: $30 each
-RAMPAGE paint RT x Gravy Morel Black: $60 each
-BRODAR FEST (maybe - TBD)
-Remaining Saturday Releases
-Maybe more: TBD

OTHER:
-There will be a release of RT paint Gargamel figures (1-offs - just 2) and Kiyoka Ikeda paint RAMPAGE figure - AT THE GARGAMEL BOOTH (909).  Day and Pricing TBD on Friday.  I'll post on Instagram with an update.

COMMISSIONS:
-I will be available throughout the con to discuss commission (paint) work.  I may be able to accept a few figures for completion in the coming months.

That should be all!  Looking forward to seeing you all out there!

-Jon
RT