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.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

HAPPY!!!


I wish you all a fun and safe holiday season!  Happy Christmas, Happy New Year, GEE WHIZ - Happy Happy!  Seriously though - no matter what you celebrate, or even if you don't celebrate anything, warm wishes from RAMPAGE STUDIOS in Tokyo ^_^

Coming soon:  MEDICOM release of Kesagake:  "THE RAMPAGING POLAR BEAR!"  Lottery opens on the Medicom site on 12/24.

Next up will be Superfestival on 1/11/2015.  Updates about that and the 2015 RAMPAGE Lucky bags in another post - soonish!

Ciao!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Today!


Starting at 7PM tonight at RAMPAGE STUDIOS!  Also featuring some RAMPAGE paint on figures from Konatsu!

Online sales tomorrow - mailing list can expect first dibs via email, but only for a short time window.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Brief Update

Hello All!

Ages since I ventured into the blog for an update.  Sorry 'bout that!

Recent times have been busy times!  Lots of new toys and events and all that good stuff.  Very importantly, I have FINALLY updated the mailing list, and have added some high-tech functionality so you can just sign up all willy nilly!  Check out the sign up form on the right hand side of the blog (-------> thataway), or on the RAMPAGE shop site!

Speaking of new stuff. here are some pictures:
 NEW CYCLOPS DINOS!!!!!!!!!!!!   3 new little guys - available in the shop now!


 My first ever ZINE!  "Cycloptic Prehistoria, Etc." is full of fun cyclops monsters from the past!
DINOS!!!!!


 Unicorn Tanks!  And Cars!  Lots of new Unicorn stuff ^_^
 
 
 PRE-ORDER Brown Bear (squishy brown vinyl) Kesagake sold out within a couple hours of release.  Next up is a release through MEDICOM TOY - coming up in December via the Medicom website.

SALARY UU!  RAMPAGE UU head on Skull Head Butt's suit body (originally for the They Live release).

UP NEXT: "RAMPAGE HOLIDAY BAZAR" at RAMPAGE STUDIOS on December 5th!  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NYCC RELEASES and PRICE LIST

Hey Folks,

Ok, not long now until NYCC opens up and we can all go nuts over the new and exciting stuff that is surely going to be there!  I've done my best to bring a load of goods to the table this year - most of which is en route to NYC via express mail as I write this.  Fingers crossed all arrives safe and sound!

I will be at booth #208 - sharing a spot with my good friend Niall Anderson (TRU:TEK and the casting mad scientist of The Disarticulators).  We are in the TENACIOUS TOYS Collective Space - all sorts of stuff in the space.  HUGE thanks to Benny, of Tenacious Toys, for the massive amount of legwork, and for getting this spot sorted for Niall and me!

So, yeah - I've gotten a lot of posts and emails asking about when and how much for the various releases I'll be doing.  Since I will only be able to accept cash, and I want interested collectors to know what they'll need to have on hand, please refer to the below list of releases (including dates and times where applicable), and please try to bring exact change if possible!  So - here's the final list (minus a few bits and bobs):

Thursday (Getting Started - open 12:00-19:00):

~The whole array of RAMPAGE goods (New clear pink vinyl!  UU: $25 each, Dino set (3 figures): $30/set, Micros: $5 each, Sister Mayo Micros: $5 each)
~NEW: Micro Unicorn Tank and UU set!  Bagged and header carded:  $25/set
~NEW: RAMPAGE x Makoto Hidaka Bunny-Bear-Fighter.  Painted green vinyl: $10 each
~RAMPAGE x UAMOU Comic Homage Bastards (Joker and Ghost Rider): $35 each
~RAMPAGE x SPLURRT painted lavender Lab Mice (with "Bikkuriman Style" holographic sticker): $50/set
~RAMPAGE x Yamomark Cosmegira.  Painted Pearl-grey vinyl: $100 each
AND
~RAMPAGE x Skull Head Butt "Salary Ugly Unicorn" - limited release and start of limited pre-order: $80 each (pre-order will remain open through the weekend or until sold out - shipping @ end of November)
AND
~Painted squishy Blue Ugly Unicorns at the KAIJU MONSTER booth (#406): $40 each


Friday (Heating Up!  Open 10:00-19:00):

~RAMPAGE x Skull Head Butt Collaborative releases!  Featuring:
1)RT x Triclops x Disarticulators x SHB:  ROTTEN X - a Killer Tomato homage! 
Head sculpted by Zectron based on a design by Triclops. 
Produced in Sofubi and painted by me.  $80 each
2)RT x Plaseebo x SHB:  GNAW X - an Admiral Ackbar homage. 
Head designed and sculpted by Bob Conge (Plaseebo). 
Produced in sofubi and painted by me.  Various doll eye inserts.  $100 each
~RAMPAGE x Cosmo Knight Alpha custom (one-off) Yusei ($400) and Moon ($450) figures.  Depending on demand, these might be Raffle sales - TBD on Friday.
~RAMPAGE x Cojica Toys Tyranbo.  Painted flesh vinyl. $90 each
~RAMPAGE x Konatsuya "Cream Corn Negora."  Painted light yellow vinyl.  $40 each
AND
~An appearance by MUTANT VINYL HARDCORE!  Rich will be releasing a limited umber of beautifully painted Lab Mice sets.  $120/set.  Due to be packaged up all pretty in Rich's signature style.  Appearance time to be determined and posted on the table from opening time on Friday.


Saturday (Main Events!  Open 10:00-19:00):

~Limited release of the new RAMPAGE KAIBUTSUYA "Kesagake" in some seriously out-of-this-world awesome marbled viyl.  Clear vinyl with internal 4 color marbling.  Limited to 5.  $250 each.  Sale will be from 11Am.
~RAMPAGE x Leo Sofubi Bouya Guzo Kaiju blind bag LOTTERY!  A 50/50 mix of yellow vinyl (RAMPAGE paint) and green vinyl (Leo-san's paint) sold via ticketed lottery in the same way Leo runs all of his sales here in Japan.  Lottery at 12 noon.
AND
~An appearance by SPLURRT!  Joe will be doing a release of one of his super popular figures, and there will also be the following available at this time (time TBD and will be posted on the table from opening time on Saturday):
-RAMPAGE 'factory paint' Cadaver Kid.  Full release on light blue vinyl.  $55 each
-RAMPAGE x The Galaxy People "Galaxy Squeekers - Lab Mice mash up customs" - $40 each
-Micro run of "Yellow Brain Mice" - $25 each
-Maybe some other fun stuff~
 
Sunday (Cool Down.  Open 10:00-17:00):
 
~Regular old sales of whatever is hanging around.
 
 
ALSO:
 
~There will be an asortment of one-off RAMPAGE painted figures available throughout the con.  Prices vary (ranging from $50 to $300).  Please have a peak in the glass case and on the table on occaision!  Who knows what will show up!
 
 
PLEASE NOTE!  As these items are all traveling to NYCC via mail or my suitcase, I cannot offer to hold items at the con for later shipping, etc.  Nor can I 'put aside' items for folks who might not be coming on a certain day for a certan release.  All purchases must be paid for and taken to their new homes.  Any online sales that follow will take place either immediately following the con or after I return home to Tokyo.  I will update this info in a "Post Con" blogpost.
 
Thanks for reading!  Looking forward to seeing some of you at NYCC!!!
 
 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

SUFES and NYCC!

HEY FOLKS!

First off, an apology to all of you who are on the RAMPAGE mailing list, and who have not received a mailer in AGES... I encountered an issue with updates and such, and became really busy at the same time.  I'll work on sorting that out and also on getting you guys something fun and exclusive on offer!

OK - down to current events business!  This Fall is going to be CRAZY!  It will start with SUPERFESTIVAL 66 - where I will be sharing a booth with my good friend Brian, The GALAXY PEOPLE.  Not yet sure of the booth number, but here's the link to the webpage (japan site):

http://artstorm.co.jp/sufes.html


I'll be bringing NEW TOYS to SUPERFESTIVAL!  This will see the reveal of the brand new RAMPAGE TOYS line - the Kaibutsuya ('Giant Monster Animal Shop')!  I shoud be getting the test shots of this thing soon (maybe today!), so keep your eyes peeled for pictures.  I will also be bringing a smattering of other fun stuff - new micros (painted versions by me as well as BLOBPUS!), new UU's, a few customs and maybe one or two other new toys!


Soon after SUFES is over, I'll be hopping on yet another airplane for a tip over to the East Coast - for NEW YORK COMIC CON!!!  My Buddy Benny, of Tenacious Toys Fame, was kind enough to organize a space for me and TRU:TEK in the Tenacious Collective Booth - Booth #208.  This will be a HUGE chunk of "The Block" - featuring toy makers and such from various walks of the scene.  Here's the (current) full run down, on the Tenacious Toys website:

http://www.tenacioustoys.com/Tenacious_Collective_Booth_208_at_NYCC_2014_s/254.htm

And here's the promo postcard.  Fun Comic-cover-style on this!

I will be bringing a lot of stuff over for NYCC - here's the best list to date:

Rampage Toys:Rampage Toys OG stuff:
  • Ugly Unicorn - New color, blank and painted, of the Ugly Unicorn sofubi.
  • Cyclops Dinos - New color, blank and painted, of the Cyclops Dino sofubi.
  • Gachapon Goblins - New color, blank and painted, of the sofubi Micro series 'The Gachapon Goblins.' Series includes designs by RAMPAGE TOYS, Art Junkie, Joseph Harmon and Walter Parenton (IV).
  • RAMPAGE x Justin Hillgrove Manotaur - New color, blank and painted, of the MANOTAUR sofubi. Figure was designed and sculpted by Justin Hillgrove (www.impsandmonsters.com) and is produced and painted by RAMPAGE TOYS.
  • RAMPAGE x SPLURRT Labmice - New color, blank and painted, of this Collaborative sofubi project by RAMPAGE TOYS and SPLURRT. These creepy-cute little guys were designed and sculpted by NYC local, SPLURRT - Joe Merrill - and were produced in Japanese sofubi by RAMPAGE TOYS. Paint by RAMPAGE TOYS.
Rampage Collaborations (release times to be announced on RAMPAGE blog):

  • NEW TOY! RAMPAGE TOYS x Skullheadbutt "Salary Ugly Unicorn" - New original head sculpt (by RAMPAGE TOYS) for the Skullheadbutt "They Live" Body! Head produced by RAMPAGE TOYS. Body Produced by Marmit.
  • NEW TOY! RAMPAGE x SHB x Triclops "Mutant Killer Tomato" - New original head sculpt (by The Amazing Zectron) for the Skullheadbutt "Mutant" body! Head produced by RAMPAGE TOYS. Body produced by Marmit.
  • NEW TOY! RAMPAGE x SHB x Plaseebo "Mutant Gnaw" - New original head sculpt (by Plaseebo) for the Skullheadbutt "Mutant" body! Head produced by RAMPAGE TOYS. Body produced by Marmit.
  • RAMPAGE TOYS x Cojica Toys - RAMPAGE paint Tyranbo release - Flesh vinyl base Tyranbo, by Cojica Toys. Painted by RAMPAGE TOYS. Limited edition of 10. Release time TBD.
  • RAMPAGE TOYS x Konatsuya - RAMPAGE paint Negora - Creamy Yellow base vinyl Negora sofubi. Painted by RAMPAGE TOYS. Limited edition. Release time TBD.
  • RAMPAGE TOYS x Yamomark - RAMPAGE paint Cosmegira - Pearly Grey base vinyl COSMEGIRA sofubi. Painted by RAMPAGE TOYS. Limited edition. Release on preview night (Thursday).
  • RAMPAGE x Sofubi Leo - BLIND BAG Guzo Kaiju LOTTERY - Assorted base vinyl colors. Paint by both RAMPAGE TOYS and Sofubi Leo! Sold as BLIND BAGS via lottery on Friday and/or Saturday (TBD).
  • RAMPAGE TOYS x Cosmo Knight Alpha - SECRET RELEASE! - One Offs by RAMPAGE TOYS! What will it be!?!?!?!?!?
  • RAMPAGE TOYS Custom Paint One-off selection - Assorted Zoomoth, Paul Kaiju, Plaseebo and others' figures - painted by RAMPAGE TOYS (release times will be announced on the RAMPAGE blog).
SPLURRT will also be making an appearance at the space - dropping some of his figures, and (at the same time) I will be releasing a RAMPAGE version Cadaver Kid (full run) and some Lab Mice customs (including mash ups using Bodies from The GALAXY PEOPLE).

That's all for now.  Keep an eye here and on Instagram (especially) for updates and photos and such!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

WONDERFESTIVAL!

It's that time of year again -  standing around in a puddle of sweat while painting and getting all ready and psyched for SUMMER WONDERFESTIVAL!  YAY!

This time around I will again be sharing a large space with the Paralyzing Toys Crew:  Nerdone, Pop Soda, Refreshment, Datadub, MASH, Shamrockarrow and Dr. Strangetoys.  Nerdone, as usual, put together a fun image for advertising on Instagram, this:

 
 

 

The main event for me will be the release of my first ever licensed figure: JAMIRA from Ultraman!  I was fortunate to be assisted with licensing and all the necessary and official stuff by the most excellent MARMIT!  With the release of this figure I am achieving a definite high point in this toy making business - being able to create my own version of my personal favorite Ultraman character!  Looking to the future (as you can perhaps tell by the header card artwork), I am considering further additions to the 'RAMPAGE ULTRA KAIJU SERIES' - who knows!  A HUGE thanks is required for all the help I have received from Akamatsu-san.  It would not have been possible without his support and reliable assistance.  THANK YOU MARMIT!!!
 
As I've basically managed to almost entirely self produce this figure (sculpt, wax, paint, packaging), I hope to share a little bit about the whole process - in an upcoming blog post.  For now, here's the figure (first release: "OG Bullmark Colors") and the header art that is set to be used for the series:
 
Sale details:  Retail is set to be about the equivalent of $40 (USD. ~ 4,000JPY).  These will be available on a first come first served basis.
 
 
Along with the Jamira drop, there will be a broad smattering of OG RAMPAGE sofubi and the typical array of customs/collaborations.  The majority of what I'm bringing is shown in the next pic - details below - all of which is plain old first come first served sales:
 

Back row:  RAMPAGE x Skullheadbutt "Metallic Grape Ape" (5 of these), RAMPAGE x Frank Mysterio "Lizard King 666" (3 of these), "Tropical Squeeze UU" (SUPER squishy blue vinyl - set pf UU and micro UU).

DINOS:  mixed parts painted cyclops dinos!  Heavy on the T-REX!  Only a andful of the available combos are pictured

MICRO SHAGGY UNICORNS:  new little dudes!  Might have some other little guys on offer.  Have a peek on Sunday ^_^


 BLANK LAB MICE!  Haven't done any blanks since the pre-order black.  Here's some pretty yellow and lavender dudes.  Come bagged with header - set of three.

SURPRISES!!!  Keep an eye on Instagram and such - there are a couple other things that I'm pretty psyched about ^_^

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

RAMPAGE x MVH Ollie - first announcement

This Spring I was very fortunate to have the chance to work with Rich Montanari - of MVH (Mutant Vinyl Hardcore) fame.  Painting Rich's figures was super fun, and I'm glad to say that, at that time, we organized a release - and the time for the release is coming up!

 
JULY 1st
 
24 HOUR EMAIL LOTTERY TO PURCHASE
 
 
RAMPAGE OLLIE!!!!
 
 
 
This will be a release of 5 figures - painted (by me) in the "Blood God Ollie" colorway, shown above.  Milk chocolate brown vinyl base with red, metallic and black sprays, and some thuggy brassy bling.  Will come bagged with header.
 
 
Price: $200 (includes Yuupack Shipping within Japan or EMS shipping to all international destinations)
 
Raffle Open July 1st - July 2nd (24 open time for all locations worldwide).  Winners will be announced on July 3rd.  Shipping will happen by July 9th.
 



MOCKADELIC - PK at RAMPAGE STUDIOS

 
FRIDAY
6/27/2014
RAMPAGE STUDIOS
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
TICKETS @ 18:00 (18時から抽選券配り)
SALES START @ 19:00 (19時発売開始)
PARTY STARTS @ 20:00 (20時からパーティ)
 
 
This Friday, RAMPAGE STUDIOS will host an array of original sofubi creations from the one and only Paul Kaiju!!!  The line up will include handpainted editions from Paul as well as a couple batches of figures painted by me (RAMPAGE) here at the studio!   Featured heavily will be the Mockbat and his Pilot, but attendees can also expect a shot at a few other choice morsels.
 
 
 
BE THERE!
 
 


Sunday, May 18, 2014

ELEGAB x PLASEEBO at RAMPAGE STUDIOS!

It has been a whirlwind around here since I returned from London at the end of April!  First there was Superfestival, then (the very next weekend!) there was an event run by Mandarake in Nakano and then yesterday and the day before was Design Festa - a marathon 2 day event  - 8 hours each day!  Just about everyhting from Sufes and the Mandarake gig is gonzo now, but I will be doing a major shop overhaul today - getting averything I have left from Design Festa loaded in there and live by around 6AM tomorrow!

So - onto the next main event!  ELEGAB x PLASEEBO at RAMPAGE STDIOS!!!!!

 
Sure to be a most excellent exhibition!!!  Featuring Japanese Sofubi maker ELEGAB (Nari-san) and American Toymaker and Artist PLASEEBO (Bob Conge).  The show is set to showcase loads of customs by both artists, as well as a smattering of customs by me (utilizing figures from both Plaseebo and Elegab).   

Adding to the excitement, ELEGAB will be previewing a BRAND NEW full sized figure at the show - dropping the first release! 

The show will open at RAMPAGE STUDIOS on Friday (5/30) - party and sales to get underway at 7PM that evening.  The show will also be open Saturday (5/31) and Sunday (6/1) from 11AM-4PM.

On-line sales will commence on Monday, 6/2 - after the RAMPAGE mailing list gets first dibs ;-)
 
Here's some teaser shots:
 



 
 
Hope to see some of you guys at the event!

Monday, April 7, 2014

London Bound!


Hey People!

RAMPAGE TOYS is heading to London this week, and is set to attend this Saturday's London Toy Con!  I will be at  booth #16 with my buddy TRU:TEK.  If you have been keeping an eye on Instagram and/or Facebook, you'll have noticed the various reveals of the collabs and exclusives I will have in tow.  There are A LOT!  Since I'm only accepting Cash for the event, I wanted to get a price list up here on the ol' blog - so people can come prepared with the pounds they need.  MOST of the stuff listed is in the above photo, but some things are not, and still others will be a surprise ^_^

So, here's the skinny on what I'll have on the table (followed by approximate prices in GBP):

RAMPAGE OG figures:
-Toycon Pink and Turquoise 'squishy dinos' - 30
-Micro UU and My Little Unicorn set (GID vinyl) - 15
-Assorted blank micros and Ugly Unicorns - 5~20
-Red shiny Lab Mice (limited to 10 sets) - 35
-Various Ugly Unicorn and Gachapon Goblin customs by the likes of Refreshment Toys, Uamou and Blobpus - 35~

RAMPAGE handpaint collaborative releases:
- x SPLURRT Usir (edition of 10, clear vinyl with with vinyl insert, internal and external paint) - 45
- x SPLURRT Evolved Beast Diggler (Edition of 4, green vinyl base) - 70
- x UKY DAYDREAMER Octrien (20, yellow base vinyl) - 12
- x UKY x SHIMOMOKU (20, black base vinyl) - 18
- x Konatsuya Shibara and Negora set (Edition of 10, white base vinyl) - 50
- x KROTPONG - KILLER KRAMPUS sample for pre-order (limited to 7 orders) - 75
- x UAMOU - various one-offs and a micro run of 3 'Rainy Day London Uamous' - 25~
-A few one-off customs (eg. Negora, Whooper Looper) - price TBD

Exclusives from other Makers:
-COJICA Toys Monoclon (white - limited to 10 at Toycon) - 35
-Galaxy People (release TBD - price TBD)
-Various AWESOME exclusives from Refreshment Toys (cats, ice cream - lots!) - 25~30

LOTERIES:
-2 VERY special one-of-a-kind figures from the hands of Cosmo Knight Alpha's YODA-san. 
-RAMPAGE one-off Sludge Demon (only managed one to bring)

AT THE TARANTULAS TABLE!
Oodles of RAMPAGE x TARANTULAS (Nibbler) mash-ups - all painted by me!  Keep an eye on the TARANTULAS website and such for teasers/updates, and come EARLY to snag the good stuff ^_^

That's about all (I think!).  Hope to meet a bunch of people there!  As always, I'll try and get things online as soon as posssible if there are things remaining, but since I'll be in London, it might be a bit pof a wait.  Please hop on the mailing if you want to be up to date on the left-over situation ^_-

Cheers!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Lab Mice Live!

RAMPAGE x SPLURRT Lab Mice Pre-order is live in the shop through 3/24!!!

All pre-orders get you a chance to win one of 3 handpaint figures by SPLURRT himself!  He will be doing a Cadaver Kid, a set of mice and one more (yet undisclosed) one-off!  Grab some mutant mice and get your chance at a 'golden ticket custom!'


http://rampagetoysandart.bigcartel.com


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mutant Vinyl Hardcore X Skull Head Butt at RAMPAGE STUDIOS!

After a fun Keshi Party and a Wonderfestival that was good (despite the mega snowstorm hampering the crowds), it's time to get psyched for this year's FIRST full on show at RAMPAGE STUDIOS:

MUTANT HEAD BUTT ATTACK!!!



For this one, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore and Skull Head Butt (Marmit) team up and release what are sure to be a killer group of custom figures!  MVH will be painting SHB figures and SHB will be doing custom MVH figures.  To round it all off, I will also contribute a little group of RAMPAGE custom MVH and SHB figures (psyched!).

Event Details:

-Opening Party: 3/14 19:00~ (ticketed sales - tickets will be distributed starting at 6PM on a random and first come first served basis.  Entry will be for 5 people at a time. Coming early does not guarantee you an early entry to purchase figures) Toys and libations will be on hand.  Once sales have chilled out, everyone is free to hang out, chat and stare at the toys. (変な日本語:オープンパーティー:金曜日3月14日19時から~ チケットの販売。18時からチケットあげます、ランドム番号で。5人ずつ展示に入ることができます。販売のおわり時からぜひ飲みましょう!)

-Saturday and Sunday (3/15-16): 11:00-16:00 (display of all figures and maybe more new stuff and maybe a release - sales will be on a first come first served basis) (土と日曜日3月15-16日:11時から16時まで:売り物ありますと、ふつうな販売します)。

-Any remaining items will be online in the RAMPAGE WEBSHOP on the Monday following the show's closing.

This should be a good one!  Keep an eye on @mutantvinylhardcore and @jmrampage on Instagram for updates!  See you there! 

Friday, January 31, 2014

KESHI PARTY and WONFESU!

Long time no blog update!

Last month's Superfestival was AWESOME!  Thank you EVERYONE for the support at the event and on-line afterwards.  You all ROCK!!!

Been busy around here - getting ready for 2014's inaugural event at RAMPAGE STUDIOS and for Wonderfestival on the same weekend!  Here's some images and info on the upcoming stuff - NEXT WEEKEND!

 
TRU:TEK will be in attendance at RAMPAGE STUDIOS!  February 7th from 7PM until whenever.  New Keshi, new Gachapon and libations!


WONDERFESTIVAL!  Winter 2014 edition featuring TONS of stuff!  I will have New Frenzy X RAMPAGE Cupcake Luchadors (full vinyl version), New Dinos, Ugly Unicorns painted by Justin Hillgrove and OODLES of new micros in sets and singles form.  SUNDAY 2/9 !

Hope to see some of you there!