Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by JAY, May 5, 2008.
Old photo, but I still love theses guys.
Photo © kabushikigaisha
Thanks for posting @kichigai - I like the fat rolls around the neck, i think I've only seen that feature on Marmit Zags previously. The texture on the arms & bosy looks great, more of an IKB/Mighty style rather than scales would have been a really unique look for a Zag. Shame the sculpt was abandoned..
Yeah, I *really* like that head sculpt. Maybe my favorite of all Zagora kaiju variations...
I am posting this as a courtesy to any actual fans of Target Earth.
This was posted by Mr. Sato
a few days ago.......
2 items, Machine Gorilla, Parabola Ace
completed, we will inform for shipment.
My physical strength has remarkably fallen after illness, I apologize for not being able to proceed as planned. Without strength, progress became a very slow pace.
I am sincerely thankful to everyone
who ever appreciated and yes, some
cherished the works of Target Earth.
I feel the same.
Please post photos to tribute
If anyone care to relay a message to Mr. Sato please send to me via PM so I can attach your words to my own communication to him.
That is sad news, but I hope that Sato-san knows how his contributions to this hobby, as delightful and seeming never-ending source of joy, as well as an artform, have always been sincerely appreciated. The ability to bring innocent but honest happiness to random strangers, is quite a noble feat, and something we will always be grateful for. Please just pass on our sincere thanks and knowledge that his creations will continue to inspire and bring smiles to many fans (and make us feel like children again).
So beautifully put. Couldn’t agree more!
I wouldn’t even know what Pachi Kaiju is if it wasn’t for getting into Target Earth and hearing those two words through this grapevine. And I cerinaly wouldn’t have appreciation for a lot of the early history of certain characters if I hadn’t been introduced to Hukkokudo Toys and Marmit. Sato - San’s skill, talent, contributions and love for this hobby are what I’d consider to be limitless and infinite. His take on classic kaiju, as well as his originally thought and lived monsters have given me a happiness and solace I rarely feel anymore when I look at, hold, photograph and play with his toys. TE very, very much gives me a “I’m a kid again” feeling, and I’ll never forget that he’s given that to me.
^ Wow, what a score! Congrats, sir.
Very nice. I know everyone these days is all for the gross-out, overstylised, hyperdetailed, mishmashes of genres, but to me, this guy has the perfect amount of derpy appeal and pachi goodness that makes collecting silly vinyl toys so much fun. These are toys after all. I love it now, would have loved it as a kid, and just looking at those photos makes me smile. [Not to mention wish there was one of those here] A great pickup, Robert, congratulations.
@toothaction @ultrakaiju Thank you both! I remember there were a good handful of these on Mandarake some time back, I think for about ¥4,000 each, and I missed out on all of them. This one is not only the first time I’ve ever seen one in hand, but was also a gift from a good friend. Being a sentimental goon I am, it’s pretty special to me for being a first, a gift and Target Earth! I definitely wouldn’t mind three or four more of these. They’re much bigger than I initially thought! A good, fun size!
And Steve, I couldn’t agree more! Target Earth has always had the perfect balance between pachi goofiness and original mastery, which both reflect so heavily in Sato - San’s sculpts and paints. There’s only one or two sculpts I personally wouldn’t collect, but there isn’t one that I don’t like. There’s a very big “I would’ve wanted this as a kid” feel to all of his toys.
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