Sunday, July 27, 2008


Join us on August 16 and 17 for two special screenings of Toypunks Vol. 1 at our favorite microcinema, the Aurora Picture Show, in Houston, Texas. Director Chris Nelson will also present a video salon about his experience documenting and processing Japanese popular culture on the 17th at 1 p.m. Drop by and say hello.
We're excited and honored to be screening the film at Aurora; a huge thank-you goes out to Delicia Harvey and the microcinema staff for organizing the event.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Vader Project in Japan: Secret Base

Here's a good look at Secret Base's custom helmet for The Vader Project art show scheduled to take place this weekend in Japan. SB's owner and star of Toypunks Vol. 1, Hiddy Kinoshita, sent the pic along this morning. The Vader Project is the brainchild of DKE Toys, who distributes the Toypunks film and is the raddest distro in the designer toy game. For more info on the show, hit

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Toypunks Vol. 1 will screen on Sunday, July 13, at the District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW Washington D.C. 20009. Starting at 5:30 PM, the film will play as part of the closing reception for DCAC's Kid Mutiny show. Thanks to curator Ellen Tani, participating artist Brandon Hill and Benn Ray of Atomic Books for hooking up this event. Here's a link to the Washington Post's write-up of the show:

Friday, July 4, 2008

East Coast Style!

Following some time last month spent in Texas with director/partner Chris Nelson and translator Carl Wormley, Toypunks' Justin Kovalsky has recently moved to his hometown of Batimore, Maryland, for keeps.

With this Texas stint and the move, work on Toypunks: Volume 2 is officially under way! We've some killer surprises in store for everyone.

Meanwhile, here's a shot of a gorgeous old church just down the street from our new east coast headquarters. The architecture is stunning in this neighborhood.

Already, some visitors have passed through our new spot. One of our oldest friends Scott Dunmyer and lady Amy Hall slid in from S.F. last weekend. We promptly hooked them up with some Toypunks gear and got this shot of Scott rocking a fresh tee designed by the truly amazing Caleb Kozlowski! Later that night, we got together with more friends to play music and wild out ...

This deck designed by Hori of Seven Stars Japan hangs in the new Toypunks space. Among a host of of insane accomplishments, Seven Stars designed Bounty Hunter's iconic logo. Seven Stars rules.

Julie G finds her timing, then rips the kit!