Archive for the ‘13 friends’ Category

13 tomodachi toys now available!

September 7, 2007

The first 4 figures of my 13 tomodachi art toys (thats “friends” in japanese) are now available! Each figure comes in a cylinder box with a numbered collector card and is limited to only 300 pieces world wide. They stand approx. 6 inches high and are all vinyl. I’m happy to sign the figures and/or the packaging -just let me know. I’m not sending this out to my email list next week as I want readers of my blog to have the first shot picking ’em up. Please go to my on line store to pick em up! -Thanks!


Oswald is looking for Friends!

August 9, 2007

OK – here’s the deal – Oswald hijacked my computer last night and made himself a “facebook” account! -and now he’s looking for friends! Please be his friend so he stops punching me in the head! If you’re down with the whole facebook thing – Click Here – to be his friend!

comic con 2007

July 31, 2007

 thought some of you may like a few pics from comic con this past weekend. Pictured below are my toys including prototypes of my tribal mini figures ( to be released later this year). Also a couple shots of me drawing and signing for people -enjoy…

my toys at SDCC this weekend!

July 23, 2007

My “13 Tomodachi” (“friends” in japanese) art toys  will be released at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend!
There will only be 100 of each toy available – so be sure to get them before they’re gone.
Series one includes the first 4 figures  – Edgar, Oswald, Rooofus, and Agatha

Swing on by the Toytokyo booth ( #5335) to pick up the toys and say hi!

I will be signing the following days and times:
Thursday 3-4 pm
Friday 4:30-5:30 pm
Saturday Noon-1 pm

I’ll be sure to sign the toys and draw an extra special picture for you!

13 friends in color

February 4, 2007

I’ve recently recieved the factory color prototypes from china – the first 4 figures of my 13 friends line. They’re incredible! I’m posting my initial color illustrations with each of the proto-figures below for comparison. There will be some color changes between these and the final toys, but these are pretty close… Get on my email list if you want to be notified when they are released!

oswald and agatha sculpts

January 31, 2007

These are the last two 13 friends figures in series one, again these are work in progress shots and some changes have been made to to the sculpts. Their names are Oswald and Agatha. Hope these and previous pics have helped those of you interested in how my characters translate into toys. Stay tuned for pics of the the final factory colored prototypes…

Rooofus Sculpt

January 29, 2007

In a effort to show how my work translates into toys I’ve posted some process shots of another figure in my 13 friends toy line.  They are work in progress shots which is why they look unfinished. His name is Rooofus.

Edgar Sculpt

January 25, 2007

As some of you may know, the first figures of my “13 friends” toy line will start to be released in a couple months time.

I often get questions about how to produce designer toys. I’m not really sure there is one way of doing it, however I thought I’d show a couple pics of the process. After I’ve completed the initial turn-around drawings, a scuplt of the figure is produced.

Edgar is the first of 4 figures, I’ll be sure to post production pics of the other characters in the coming days…