For the fans who missed out on the first pressing, Toypunks Vol. 1 is available again. Exploring the birth of the Harajuku street toy and fashion scene from its roots in character culture and punk music, the movie takes you in-depth with Japanese fashion icon, Hikaru Iwanaga, creator of the world’s first designer toy. Hiddy Kinoshita of Secret Base, Frank Kozik, Balzac, Three Tides Tattoo and more are interviewed, highlighting profound cultural connections between todays top talents in toys, “street culture” and fashion. Soundtrack features Osaka horror-punk pioneers, Balzac, Philadelphia skaterock legends, McRad, and Baltimore punk band, Deep Sleep. Recommended by Wired magazine (Oct. 2008) and Giant Robot.
Take a peek inside of Obitsu Factory, which has been manufacturing Japanese toys since 1966. A teaser from Toypunks Vol.2, a continuing look at the worlds of Japanese toys, fashion and punk rock. TPV2 explores the roots of Japanese toys, introducing some of the factories and craftsmen that have produced these toys for the last half century, as well as popular American and Japanese artists and designers, including Mike Giant, Pushead, Usugrow, Endo of Devilock, Lamour Supreme, Hiddy of Secret Base, Mike Sutfin and more.