Robot Toy news and photo reviews on Japanese toys and action figures

Vinyl Robots invade the U.S. Vinyl Robots invade the U.S.

on Wednesday, September 29, 2004.

Opening the Header Card of my Mechabot releases endorphins of Old School Robot kick-arse goodness. Steve Forde has gone out on a limb and as a private individual and brought us Mechabot! His first entry into the Super Robot world is a grand-slam winner and an original killer design......

East Coast Summit 2004 East Coast Summit 2004

on Saturday, August 14, 2004.

For those of you who missed it, I thought you would enjoy a brief synopsis of the 2004 East Coast Toy Summit. Josh Bernard graciously opened his home to food, folks, fun, and frenzied toy ......

Megas XLR Megas XLR

on Saturday, June 26, 2004.

Turn the clock forward to the future and open your mind to Rednecks and Robots. Soon we will get introduced to Toonami's Megas XLR, an anime (ish) cartoon with retro-robot themes. Earth is being attacked by evil pea green aliens and all has gone wrong. The good guys need a corporate reshuffle via a time space continuum rift.

Anime Expo 2004 Seoul Korea Anime Expo 2004 Seoul Korea

on Saturday, May 22, 2004.

Anime Expo Robots and new Korean Toys - by Alex.   About four months ago I had the good fortune to attend one of the huge animation expos that are held in Seoul. These exhibits are freakin' huge as animation is a key industry in South Korea now! Anyway, I don't really .........

Red Power Ranger in NYC Red Power Ranger in NYC

on Wednesday, November 12, 2003.

Some of the regulars here at Robot-Japan have gotten hints of my recent trip to Toy Wishes 2003 in New York city. Now the dirt on my tour (with a 6 foot tall red power ranger)..........

Summit 2003 Summit 2003

on Friday, August 29, 2003.

Welcome to a fly's eyes view of the East Coast Summit of 2003 hosted by our favorite compatriot, Josh B. He was kind enough to invite toy robot collectors in the Eastern United States over for a barbeque, trading, and a taste of tall toy tales.

Platoon GSV-001 Styrafoam Robot Platoon GSV-001 Styrafoam Robot

on Monday, August 04, 2003.

So there I was at Toy Fair 2003 dashing through the countless aisles of the second floor. On my right, a multicolored caterpillar and to my left, behold, A ROBOT. Standing about 18" tall was a shadow of a robot. Closer I crept and relized the folks of the Korean company Enjoymobil had a display of their Microrobot line. The 1/10 scale Platoon Microrobot is......

Toy Wishes 2003 Toy Wishes 2003

on Friday, July 18, 2003.

Bandai once again has been kind enough to invite Robot-Japan to it's New York toy exhibition. This meeting was for "Toy Wishes 2003." For those of you who are unaware of the sales side of the toy industry, this Toy Wishes event attempts to predict the next hot toys for Christmas and market products to wholesalers. Robot-Japan was invited by Cliff and Angela to attend.....

James Chung Robot Art

on Friday, April 04, 2003.

Digital Art !?!!

Let there be Art. Let there be painting and sculpting. Let there be a growing sub-culture turned profession called digital art. Digital art?

Yes. Computers and digital graphics have evolved from cumbersome second rate butchery to beauty. I know. I worked during the advent of AutoCAD and AutoSolid -frown-.

Try to recall the Lawnmower Man and it's graphics, then conjure images Star Wars Attack of the clones. -Yoda versus the Dark Lord. We've come a long way baby! Artist James Chung embodies the future of digital art and excels in the robot and Mecca form. You will also see he has a solid foundation in sketching.

Heblends Mecha with inspiration with digital medium in a form that creates an emotional response. For me he warms that hidden part of the brain that screams Art. His work grabs the hypothalamus and floods the brain with captivating, awe inspiring juices. He's GOOD! (understatement)

I invite you to scroll down and enjoy this sampling of his portfolio, but Please respect his copyright on all of the pictures. Do NOT distribute any of the drawings. Likewise you would want the same respect.

James Chung's work will soon be on the site Visit there and view more of his talent.

Finally Enjoy! I hope you appreciate his inspirational work as much as I have. Thank you for sharing James!

Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge the pictures.

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Video Game R.A.D. Video Game R.A.D.

on Sunday, February 23, 2003.

"Robot Alchemic Drive "or simply put "RAD" is based on classic Giant Robot sagas we at Robot-Japan all love and know. Like any other giant robot shows there is usually an invading alien robot monster destroyng Japan, in this case it is called a Volgara.
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