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, March 19, 2018

Double Post Day. Post #2. NEW Release of the RT x Medicom Toy Godzilla!

Wasting no time!  Here's some more info for you to read whilst delaying work and other tasks that 'you should be doing' 😋

Coming soon is the newest release off the RAMPAGE x MEDICOM TOY Shoudai (aka Original) Godzilla!

This version of the figure is painted as an homage to the vintage Bullmark Hawaii Godzilla Colorway.  The base is a light flesh color (typical of the type used in most doll manufacturing facilities), which is coated extensively with a sky blue color and then accented with silver sprays.

As you can see in the above photos, I painted a few figures in an attempt to best match the blue that is found on the original Bullmark figures.  Trouble is, it's not so easy to know if I'm matching the 'real' original color or if I'm just matching the color as its come to look after the many many years of aging.  In the end though I went for the middle ground (figure in the center of the pics).

I have a collector to thank for the photo references of the vintage figure as well as discussions about the final choice on which blue suits the homage best.  So - thanks man - you know who you are.

The release will be an open order, with the figures shipping by the end of July.  Order window is 3/24 through 4/30/2018.

All release info is now available in numerous Japanese Publications, including the Sofubi Tokyo Blog, and the upcoming issue of Hyper Hobby.  This release is limited to sales within Japan, so you will need to find an assist if you are unable to use a Japanese address.  

I'm hoping to offer an AP release of this version as I did with the first release.  Time will tell though.

Well, thats all the typing I have in me for the day.  Hope you've enjoyed!


Double Post Day. Post #1 VAG Kesagake!

As per usual, the regular blog updating went on vacation...

Back now! 

As many of you will have seen by now, The RAMPAGING BEAR (Kesagake) has found its way into assorted and numerous retail locations in a teeny tiny gachapon size - for the MEDICOM TOY Vinyl Artist Gacha Series!

There are 5 versions of the figure available - all are colors based off of actual releases of the original large figure.  Releases that are represented include:

*Pink - DCON 2016 Hawaii Color Release

*Yellow - 2016 MEDICOM TOY Exclusive Open Pre-order Red King Color

*White - 2015 Medicom TOY Exclusive Rampaging Polar Bear Color

*Black - SUFES 9/2014 - Debut Release Color

*Red - RT Mailing list Exclusive RAMPAGE Color

These are currently available in stores (listed on the Medicom website) and via some online shops.  I am aiming to get a handful of sets soon for release in my own shop - Hopefully!

Now on to Blog post #2!

Monday, March 5, 2018


This week will see the release of a limited AP drop of the 1st release Rampage X Medicom Toy Shoudai Godzilla!

Each figure has been retouched with slightly brighter sprays and fresh brushwork.  Each is also signed and numbered, and comes packaged with RAMPAGE GODZILLA postcard art by Bwana Spoons.  The headers have each received a numbered RT Logo lable.

Just 10 of these AP versions available  they will be sold 1 per customer on a first come first served basis.  Drop is scheduled for 10 AM (EST - New York Time) on Wednesday, 3/7/2018.

Sunday, January 21, 2018



Thursday, December 7, 2017



Still waiting on the box with these test shots in it (can't come soon enough - kinda like Christmas!), but I got a few crummy pictures to hold me over at least!

Hopefully more to report soon.  Cannot wait to sling some paint on a couple of these dudes!

Oh - right - one thing...  For those of you who were bummed about the initial pre-order being unavailable for people outside of Asia, I will be getting a small batch of AP figures in that first color.  I will be signing the headers and puting together a little package with extras to go along with those AP's.  Maybe...February?  I'll update on yonder Instagram of course.

Thanks for checking in!


p.s. Below are some pics of recently released RAMPAGE ULTRA KAIJU!  There are still 3 WOO available in the webshop, but the Red Kings and Pigumon went fast.  Thank you everyone for the support recently!  Always appreciated!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

RAMPAGE DCON BOOTH (#1011) - price list

Hey Folks!

We're just a few days away from DCON!  Woohoo!

SO, this year, as in years past, things will work as follows:

-Sales start at opening time
-First Come First Served
-Large figures may be limited depending on the turn-out.  Generally speaking, if there is a line, I'll limit things to a couple big figures and 1 of each small figure
-Cash is preferred.  If you don't have cash, Paypal may be used.  If there is a line, you might have to wait to make purchases with Paypal.
-There might be Some things held back for Sunday, but I'm not sure
-General cool-ness and non-jerk behaviour goes a long way.  Thanks!

So, here's an approximate list of things that will be on offer and the prices and stuff:

-1st release GREM-X (RT x SHB - bagged with header and retro wax-pack cards): $150 each
-1st release PENETRATOR-X (RT x Dethchops x SHB): $120 each
-1st release CYCLOPS-X (RT x Plaseebo x SHB): $120 each
-FINAL release of ROTTEN X - on SHB Zombie Body (RT x Triclops x SHB): $150 each
-GRINNING SKELE-HAG (RT x SHB - Bagged with header and Henan Omake): $150 each
-Other SHB collab figures - small batch and one-offs - $150~$200 each
-"Blue Bear-y" KESAGAKE (tiny micro run): $200 each
-RAMPAGE paint Chokehazrd Toxic Cyclops Micro Run: $120 each
-Assorted painted micros (RAMPAGE and mash ups, unicorns, D&D, etc.): $10~20 each
-Assorted Painted Cyclops Dinos (Still in progress - price TBD)
-Assorted RAMPAGE x GRAVY TOYS mixed parts figures (Still in progress - TBD)
-Assorted blank figures (all TBD - we'll see what fits in my bag)
-$5 blank micro bin for you kids to dig through
-Stickers ($1~5 each)
-Other stuff I'm sure I've forgotten

That should be about it. 

Oh - if you are interested in having me paint something on commission, please feel free to chat about it at the event. 

See you all at the show!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017



It's official!  I made the big time!

Well, some might say that and some might not.  But. no matter, I'm super excited to finally sit down and write this post about what I see as a pretty big deal, and a serious accomplishment for me as a toy maker.


Actually, Godzilla has already been unleashed.  Countless versions of this ultra famous Japanese movie monster have been around in every form possible - since way way back when Godzilla was birthed on-screen in 1954.  The Japanese (and non-Japanese) soft vinyl takes on this character have ranged from smooth to rough - from cute to scary - from man-in-suit to straight up serious 'lizard gon' whoop yo ass' realistic.  So, when the initial licensing OK for the RAMPAGE version of the OG 1954 Goji came through (MASSIVE thanks to Medicom Toys' Akashi-san for making this happen), what was I asked to do? -  I was tasked with doing something 'different.'

Somebody over at TOHO had seen my Ultra Kaiju work (RT x Marmit production - still in progress!) and my Kaibutsuya dudes (Kesagake, Two Toed Tom, etc.) and thought I would have no trouble  veering from the myriad of other Godzillas that have been made since forever-dom, and coming up with something unique to me.

Thus I set to work sculpting in paper clay, with a vague idea of what I would do, and the only REAL guidelines being:

-Different (WTF...)
-Standard Size (10-ish inches)

What materialized was the basic shape of a vaguely 'SD' (Super Deforme) Godzilla (above) - with a stretched out neck, chubby thunder thighs and little T-rex arms.  Apparently this initial rough crap sculpt was enough to keep the interest of TOHO, and I was granted permission to proceed to WAX.

Now, I have poured a ton of silicone, and I have ALWAYS hated doing so.  With that in mind, I got my buddy Josh Kimberg (Clutter, Dethchops - that guy) to make my silicone molds for me.  This isn't so much a vital piece of information - just a shout out to an awesome friend who saved me from the accursed silicone disaster that I had become so used to dealing with.

Anyway... Molds made - Wax time...

In the wax I went nuts with the scratching and melting and general fixing of the initial shape.  The body took on a proper Godzilla-skin-texture feel, the spines were shaped to be pulled (hopefully) in sofubi, the toes and fingers were made to look more like, yep, toes and fingers, and the finer details in the face (around the eyes and snout) were put into place.  With the changes made, I sent off photos for approval, and was excited to get a proposed release and sales schedule in response!  Yay!  But also, not yay, because the whole thing meant that I would never have a proper jointed sofubi figure in hand to paint and play with before the world was to see my creation.  THAT meant that I would have to provide a paint master using... the crap-sculpt clay prototype...  Well, I tried to dress up the old...(how does the saying go?), and thus we got the image that everyone has been seeing to date:

Well, no sense stressing - even THIS picture kept the TOHO people excited, and everything - Wax and Painted 'clay prototype' - hopped in a bubble-wrapper filled cardboard box and headed off to Japan!

Up next, I had to put some thought into the packaging.  Didn't take my turning on the thinking cap for too long before it struck me that one person in particular would be perfect for the fun and awesome header art I had in mind - BWANA SPOONS!  And, in keeping with the 'things seem to be panning out ok' theme, Bwana accepted and delivered!  Here's an early photo of his art for the GOJI header:


I was recently in Tokyo and was able to meet with Medicom and the workshop that is handling production.  Once again, things went smoothly (aside from a couple days when it was unsure who had the wax prototype - they found it - yes!).  And now we are at the joints and molding stage of the process.  This point is of critical importance.  Nobody wants a cool looking toy that stands all funky - or, even worse, doesn't stand (NOOOOO!!!!).  No worries though - things are in Capable hands.

The tapered joints will really pull the whole figure together.  Seeing these photos from the mold maker make the whole project 100% real.  Psyched!

OK, so now the figure is available for pre-order via MEDICOM TOY's assorted webshop outlets, with an expected delivery date of Late January.  This intitial release was timed (or rather constricted by timing) based on a late fall cut-off for international sales of the MEDICOM GODZILLA WARS series.  In other words - this squeezed in just in time to allow for an intial international (read: outside Japan) OPEN PRE-ORDER for this figure.  Which leads me to this:


Please please please do yourself a favor if you are hoping to buy one of these figures and don't give extra money to skeezy dirtbag re-sellers or buyers.  You can get this toy AT RETAIL (as many as you want I believe), so please do.

Those interested can look HERE for info on snagging this dude.  The open order window lasts though 10/31 (the end off this month), so you can consider the purchase in quiet without F5-ing the damned site or any of that tom-foolery.

So, what's next in RAMPAGE world?  The saga continues!  Stay Tuned!

A final note:  This project is being produced in Japan.  The mold, the paint masks and the vinyl figures will be made by Japanese artisans.  The releases will be painted in Japan by Japanese painters.  This is important.  This is what makes so many awesome toys what they are.