When huge alien spiders or ocean-dwelling mutant dinosaurs visit Earth, hell-bent on destruction, they seem to always stop in Japan first. And now, showcased here in one amazing book, is a cast of totally cool, totally sugoi
creatures culled from the most popular Japanese children's TV shows of the last forty years.
Whether you relish all that is gory or all that is cute, So Crazy Japanese Toys! has something for everyone, casual fans and hardcore collectors alike: Rubber-clad superheroes prepared for battle; kawaii 'n' cuddly characters, like the big orange Ramen noodle-eating Booska; ground-pounding, high-revving, pedal-to-the-metal motor heroes; rockin' chicks with both the ability to save the Earth or put it into great peril; and some of the freakiest foes ever to set tentacle on this planet. Happy giant squids, lovable gun-wielding bats, and friendly killer robots...the list is endless.
Some of the toys featured in So Crazy Japanese Toys! made their debuts in obscure Japanese live-action TV shows from the past four decades; others are from widely watched shows that have gained mass popularity around the world - including Ultraman, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Space Giants, and Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot. While the TV shows may have come and gone, the toys they inspired live on, a testament to the wild imaginations of their creators. This must-have book for collectors is one big eye-candy show. Get to know the characters in this book. And then, if you town if ever being trampled by a giant evil shrimp you'll know just who to call.
When huge alien spiders or ocean-dwelling mutant dinosaurs hell-bent on destruction decide to pay a visit to humankind, they always seem to stop in Japan first. So Crazy Japanese Toys! showcases a cast of totally cool, totally sugoi creatures culled from the most popular Japanese children's TV shows. From early and obscure Japanese shows to programs that have gained mass popularity around the worldincluding Ultraman, Space Giants, and Johnny Sokko and His Flying RobotSo Crazy Japanese Toys! will delight both casual fans and hardcore aficionados. Readers will encounter rubber-clad superheroes galore, kawaii 'n' cuddly characters, high-revving motor heroes, and of course rockin' chicks of both the friend and foe varieties. This book is a must-have for anyone attracted to anime and manga. This isn't mere eye candyit's a gobstopper.