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So Crazy Japanese Toys: Live Action TV-Show Toys from 1950s to Now. Released in 2003, this fantastic book features Jimbo Matison is a writer, artist, animator, designer, and voice talent [his voice shouted the popular 1990s Sega scream (SEGA!)] and an award-winning director, who started his career on MTV's Liquid Television and lives in San Francisco. Rodney Alan Greenblat is a New York City artist whose popular character lines include Rodney Guy from the TV show UgoUgoLuga, Parappa the Rapper video games and TV series, and Thunder Bunny. When huge alien spiders or giant ocean-dwelling mutant dinosaurs visit Earth, hell-bent on destruction, they seem to stop in on Japanese TV shows first. Some of the toys featured in So Crazy Japanese Toys! are from widely-watched shows that have gained mass popularity around the world - including "Ultraman," "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers," "Space Giants," and "Johnny Soko and His Flying Robot." No matter what type of character tickles your fancy, whether you are a casual fan or hard-core collector, So Crazy Japanese Toys! has something for you: Superheroes suited up in rubber and ready to battle whatever monster comes their way in a miniature city dwelling; cute 'n' cuddly characters, like the big, orange, Ramen noodle-eating Booska; rockin' chicks with both the ability to save the Earth or put it into great peril; and some of the freakiest foes to ever set tentacle on this planet. The preface by Rodney Alan Greenblat (creator of Parappa the Rapper) and hilariously-written chapter essays by the author explain the origins of these toys, and detailed captions include complete collector information. Brand new shop stock room find. Discovered in the store room of a closing down ship. Mint condition unread book. All orders received before 4.00pm Monday to Fridays are shipped the same day.

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