It's henshin-a-go-go over at BAPE! The streetwear brand has teamed up with Toei to design a collection of apparel celebrating the 45th anniversary of Kamen Rider. The tokusatsu TV show debuted in 1971, telling the story of a brainwashing terrorist group called SHOCKER and the one recruit who was able to escape and fight for great justice. The flagship pieces of the collection are the full-zip hoodies, which are probably my favorite licensed BAPE pieces ever. One is a stylized take on Kamen Rider's grasshopper-themed suit while the other is a very cool version of the standard SHOCKER uniform. There are also a ton of t-shirts to choose from, including a glow-in-the-dark one, plus a face cloth. The collection will be available on July 2, and the Shibuya location will be hosting meet and greets with characters from the show! Check out all the details here.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 2:28pmOne of the perks of DCON is that, being in California, it's easier to pick up Japanese designer toys there. While we haven't heard from Itokin Park, we can confirm that Konatsu will have two toys available via Q POP's booth.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 1:39pmThe ninth installment of Medicom's Vinyl Artist Gacha series is getting contributions from both Shoko Nakazawa and Konatsu!
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:27pmAh, such soothing colors. This might be my favorite Uamou series since the Tengu and Cobalt series, which had an amazing matte finish. These ones, though, feature calming gradients painted by legendary airbrush artist, Goto-san.