super 7's ghostland figures

if you happened to be at Super 7's Anniversary Party (celebrating 3 years in retail and 6 years for the magazine) saturday last and happened to purchase their "Lucky Bag", then amidst the kaiju-goodies, were 4 mini figures of Super 7's upcoming original vinyl-series, called GHOSTLAND = *coolness*
designed by Super7's own Brian Flynn, "each of the figures is a ghost forever tormented by the trait that caused their downfall" [via] = Blowfish sadly the victim of hazerdous Sushi, while Peg Leg had one too many Pirate adventures, and Working Stiff with the tie complete with ball and chain is overworked and underpaid...
Black Widow is the first in a series of robot collaborations with Japan wonder team Gargamel - each figure is a robot with its metal heart set on destruction! the "giant" Dokuwashi (the 5th Ghostland-figure) is the door that all spirits must pass through to enter Ghostland, while the lucky (and happy) gentlemen shows the size of the figures :)

*availability and quantity is undetermined at this point in time*

missing from the gang above is "Sheriff" and "Bump" - as seen here [via]:
- read and view more on Super 7's party @ Kirkland's ToybotStudios
(cheers for the headsup, dude!)
- view all images of the event and kaijus @ TBS's flickr-set [all images via]


Kenn Munk said…
I'm getting an all warm and historic feeling inside - is this the exact moment when Western Vinyl and Kaiju meet up, reach out to shake hands but realize that a hug is more fitting?

They're very, very nice!
toysrevil said…
IMHO, tis the ideology, and lurve for vinyl - that binds everyone together, regradless of geography and culture ... *vinyl-hug* :)))
toybot studios said…
Personally, I think that handshake or hug might have already occured with Wonderwalls "Kaiju for Grownups" series featuring western artists doing their take on Kaiju.

Maybe Brian's new figures are neither Japanese nor western, but something else completely original...
Kenn Munk said…
Toybot, you are right in a way, but I saw that as more of a pastiche. Sort of "let's get "western" designers to do kaiju."

I agree that geography has nothing to do with it, that it's the love that does it. These toys seem to just have sprung from that love, it doesn't seem forced.