TOKYO///FIRST LOOK: TIM BISKUP X T9G’S “T X T PROJECT” OPENING NITE AT STITCH GALLERY

February 11, 2009  |  art, News, Openings, Otaku, Tim Biskup, Tokyo, Toybox  |  Comments Off

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T9G, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, and Tim Biskup are all nerds...

Masters of vinyl toydom TIM BISKUP and Tokyo's T9G teamed up to blow minds of Japanese collectors with their "T x T Project" of collaborative vinyl toys and new paintings from Mr Biskup that opened last weekend at STITCH GALLERY. Cobbling together new toys mad scientist style using the best parts (giblets included) from their own respective signature artist toys, the dynamic duo gave frenzied onlookers a glimpse of how cool the modern world of vinyl toys could be if places like Kid Robot didn't actually exist. Needless to say, the pair's legion of devoted fanboys and girls lined up for blocks to get a glimpse at the neon colored spectacle and snatch up newly released colorways of the pair's new collaborative production toy "Rangeas" which sold out instantaneously. Also of note was the sneek peek look at the new prototype of T9G's version of Tim Biskup's iconic "Helper" toy set to be released this spring. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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TOKYO///SNEEK PEEK: TIM BISKUP & T9G’S “THE T x T PROJECT” AT STITCH GALLERY

February 2, 2009  |  art, News, Otaku, Tim Biskup, Tokyo, Toybox, Vinyl Fetish  |  Comments Off

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Otaku toy collectors are rejoicing at the upcoming joint show at Tokyo hotspot STITCH between TIM BISKUP and mad scientist Japanese designer T9G (Ta-Ku-Ji) whose wild remixes of each other's iconic figures are poised to single-handedly breathe new life into the slumping vinyl toy genre. Dubbed the "T x T Project," the show will also feature a colorful array of brand new Tim Biskup Kaiju paintings alongside the release of several incredibly rare production vinyl toys and art prints created especially for the occasion. The jump-off is February 6th, frequent flying toy nerds best cash in their miles now. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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DESIGN///INKWELL///DEDICATION

December 16, 2008  |  art, Design, Inkwell, News, Otaku  |  Comments Off

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Obsession for the iconic Eames chair springs eternal... 

We at Supertouch are diehard design geeks and avowed chair fetishists, but it appears one of our readers has one upped us. Permanently...

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Sitting on yer ass as fine art...

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FILM///FIRST LOOK: ASTRO BOY THE MOVIE

December 3, 2008  |  Animation, Film, First Look, Icons & Legends, Japan, News, Otaku  |  Comments Off

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A curiously shirted Astro Boy runs out to kick Speed Racer's ass...

2009 is gonna be a huge year for otaku Anime & Manga fans when the legendary ASTRO BOY finally hits the big screen in modern computer animated form in an eponymous feature based the highly successful Japanese franchise by OSAMU TEZUKA. Nicolas Cage's inclusion in the film as voice "talent" will surely be a low point but hopefully they don't mess this flick up completely. We need something to redeem last year's "Speed Racer" fiasco bad...

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