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Gai Fanboys at Power Morphicon: CS Toys Edition
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Pictures courtesy of CSToys Japan facebook page)

While meeting guests, shopping, and seeing cosplays are a great part of the PMC experience, some of the most memorable parts of the convention involved CS Toys and Mr. S & co.  It was a pleasure to have met Mr. S and his family in the previous PMC, and it was a real honor to be appointed as a permanent chat moderator in the months that followed. 

Leading up to the PMC 2014, Mr. S and I had discussions preparing for PMC, ranging from obtaining a business permit to reporting CA Sales Tax.  At the end we were glad CS Toys was able to sell items at the convention unlike the previous PMC. 

Some interesting highlights during throughout the weekend involving CS Toys/Mr. S:

  • Went to the Sheraton the day before the convention started.  Had dinner with Mr. S and the RRR crew.
  • Met packer Maki for the first time!  He struggled with his English but he gave it his best to talk to everyone!
  • Got to see Mr. S’s son Kotaro again!  He got so much taller!  All throughout dinner he wanted me to show him interesting pictures from America (conventions, food, etc.)
  • On Day 1 before the exhibit hall opened, I got a voicemail from Mr. S asking if I could get them some Red Bulls XD
  • Along with the Red Bulls I also got them some granola/snack bars as they barely get to eat during daytime during the con.
  • ….also gave Mr. S a Legacy Morpher because his only other Power Ranger toy was a 5 inch figure from MMPR Toys and the MMPR DVD set.  Perhaps you will see a demo on the Alternative Show in the near future? XD
  • On Day 1 Mr. S suddenly busted out a box of CS Toys merchandise: hat, polo shirts, t-shirts.  Without paying much attention to the price instantly bought the hat and polo.  There were times when I forgot I had the hat on because I can’t feel it when wearing the Gai wig.
  • Was fun to be able to talk to the chat using the mic.  Hopefully I gave everyone in the chat their shout-outs.
  • On Day 2 I commissioned zix-art to draw CS-kun on a shikishi and for everyone to sign it as a token of appreciation.  Zix went above and beyond to provide a colorful and well drawn CS-kun.  Thanks Zix!
  • I also got Mr. S & co. some Vitamin water in the morning.
  • As the exhibit hall was about to close on Day 2, a mass of people gathered around the CS Toys booth.  Since I had the mic at the time, I thought we should all get involved.  So I started a “CS TOYS! CS TOYS!” chant.  Everyone was so into it.  Mr. S told me later that he was almost in tears when it happened.
  • Had dinner with Mr. S, Maki, zeronxepher, theezrider kirbyhoshi daoutlaw, TyphoonBang, and others.  Lots of shenanigans were had as Maki was taking pictures of all of us upon learning more about each of us (Zeron’s videos, EZ’s review’s, Stan/Deb’s cosplays, etc).  We then noted Maki was pretty great himself, being an actual archery champion in Japan =X
  • Maki + cold beer = Tears of Joy
  • On the last day I was at isthistakenalready's artist alley table when TyphoonBang came by wearing a CS Toys t-shirt and holding Mr. S's iPad and mic….yup, he was filming the convention for Mr. S because he couldn't leave his booth.  So I ended up working the mic while Typhoon worked the camera…. if you guys do watch the video in the future, I want to apologize in advance for my horrible improve and mic skills…. =X
  • When we returned to the booth Maki gave me a CS Toys t-shirt.  CS PRESS w00t!
  • As the filming was coming to an end I almost forgot what I would tell myself to do since the last PMC: hum the CS Toys background music.  I totally forgot to do it on the stream so I had to redeem myself by humming it in the iPad video.
  • ….and short after we finished filming, the livestream died because the laptop died and Mr. S had packed the charger in his luggage lol.
  • And since the first Thank You signboard filled up quickly, I had commissioned Zix to do another one.  I told Mr. S it was called “Aritgatou Part 2”

So there you have it, my “CS Experience” at Power Morphicon 2014.  It pretty much made up half my PMC experience and I was glad to be part of their experience as well!

HEY I spy Eugene

You know him? =D

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Kill la Kill (キルラキル) concept art of Ryuko Matoi illustrated by character designer Sushio (すしお) in The Art of KLK Vol.1. Surprising to see at one point Ryuko looked more like Satsuki!

OMG! Ryuko w/ long hair!!

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Power Morphicon more like Power Selfiecon

oh man we all were taking so many pix n selfies it was nuuuuuutz

here’s just a few because as soon as we all get actual sleep yalls dashes is probably going to be flooded

the last pic of me in the Kamen Rider Fourze-tan outfit is taken with zix-art as Kamen Rider Skull and LA’s local tokusatsu hero Fujiyama Ichiban!

I’ll be uploading my PMC photos soon!

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tofuplusbeast:

Good golly gosh! Fellow karate bugman enthusiast zix-art and I will be tabling at Power Morphicon 2014  this weekend from the 22nd to the 24th! We’ll be bringing prints, commissions, stickers, and comix!
This is kind of different from other cons I’ve done—we’re actually one of a very small handful of artists, as artists share floorspace with vendors.
Therefore, AA table seating choice is first come first serve (actual registration and everything else was cleared ahead of time), and everything opens at 3 PM on day one so that everyone has enough time to register, set up, etc.
This means we actually weren’t given a table number, so if you’re going to PMC, please come find us! We’re sure to stand out as we’re going to be one of the few artists tabling at PMC!

if yall like karate bugmens and color coded spandex warriors and art yall should go to this and find our table and buy our stuuuufffff

isthistakenalready:

tofuplusbeast:

Good golly gosh! Fellow karate bugman enthusiast zix-art and I will be tabling at Power Morphicon 2014  this weekend from the 22nd to the 24th! We’ll be bringing prints, commissions, stickers, and comix!

This is kind of different from other cons I’ve done—we’re actually one of a very small handful of artists, as artists share floorspace with vendors.

Therefore, AA table seating choice is first come first serve (actual registration and everything else was cleared ahead of time), and everything opens at 3 PM on day one so that everyone has enough time to register, set up, etc.

This means we actually weren’t given a table number, so if you’re going to PMC, please come find us! We’re sure to stand out as we’re going to be one of the few artists tabling at PMC!

if yall like karate bugmens and color coded spandex warriors and art yall should go to this and find our table and buy our stuuuufffff

zix-art:

ARTBOOKS Sale! Give these books a new home!

Hello folks! 

Trying to earn some extra money to help me pay for Power Morphicon fees (e.g. Artist Table, Hotel, Prints, etc.) so I’m saying goodbye to some of my art books from my collections. I’m also doing Art Commissions as well!

I hope some of these books catches your interest or if you know anyone who maybe interested in these please spread the word :).

Also if you guys want me to take some take pics of the book’s contents just send me an Ask.

Books:

-Kazuma Kaneko Art Works Vol.1 $45

-Kazuma Kaneko Art Works Vol.2 $50Info on the artist, Kazuma Kaneko

-Emerald Dragon Official Fan Book $15

-The Art of Oshe Kohime “Atelier Marie” $20

-"Tarot World" Tooko Miyagi Illustrations  $15

-“Nuetral”Yukiru Sugisaki illustrations $20

-Fantastic Fortune 2 Artbook $15

-"Drug Store" Shizuru Hayashiya illustrations $15

-“Rasen no Kakera” Kaimu Tachibana illustrations $20

-Jump Anime Library 1: Dragon Ball Z movie 12 $8

-AniMedia June 06 issue w/Hisashi Hirai illustration book $8

-AniMedia Sept 06 issue w/Hisashi Hirai Groundwork book $6

Feel free to ask any question about the books :)

How to Order:

1. Either e-mail me at henshinhero@hotmail.com or send me an Ask about which item(s) you want and where you want it shipped to. 

2. I’ll give you the total cost with the added shipping charges from the post office. I ship form USA California and I usually ship the priority shipping unless the client wants express shipping with a tracking number

3. Pay via PayPal to henshinhero@hotmail.com

4. Once I have payment confirmation I will immediately send out your item!!

Policy:

At the moment I can not do down payments or holds for anyone because I need the money ASAP!

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to ask via e-mail me at henshinhero@hotmail.com or send me a PM

Thanks for reading this and I hope you guys can help me out!

Book Sale Update