Archive for June, 2012
2012 at 02:59 pm by admin | Comments Off
Race Your Friends!
Initial D Stage 3 Arcade Game
Coming to Tomodachi July 4th!
Since the creation of the manga, written by Shuichi Shigeno in 1995, Initial D has been a mega hit. It has produced an anime series, a live action movie, and of course, several arcade style video games.
The inspiration for the manga came from real street racing and Shigeno’s love for vehicles. Drift racing was supposedly added due to the exploits of Keiichi Tsuchiya, or Japan’s “Drift King”. A street racer himself, Tsuchiya eventually became a professional that was credited with developing techniques that made the sport popular. Now retired, he still acts as editorial supervisor to Initial D. Cool huh?
Generally, readers who are into the sport already have more interest in the cars themselves than the story. Interestingly, much of Initial D’s success comes from its references to real places in Japan because it attracts a new audience that then gains an understanding and passion for cars.
In 1998, Avex released an anime series of Initial D that would continue on for 10 years and include three movies. By 2002, the Initial D arcade game series had begun, with it’s first release titled “Initial D: Arcade Stage” or just “Initial D” in America.
Initial D focuses the world of Japanese street racing with many of its action packed races presented in places based on real locations. Rarely taking place in urban settings, Initial D brings us into the exciting world of drifting around mountain cliffs and zooming down steep passes.
The main protagonist is Takumi Fujiwara, otherwise known as the “Ghost of Akina”. He’s a high school student and expert driver with no taste for racing, until his friends and rivals pressure him into it. Takumi may be a legend but remember, there are a vast amount of characters in Initial D, some of which only appear once, so remember to catch them in Stage 3!
Two seats will be available so you can compete! Enjoy the special card system that allows you to save your progress and your customized car to race again another day.
Tomodachi is honored to have the Initial D Stage 3 arcade machine for the summer.
2012 at 04:16 pm by admin | Comments Off
Dunny Series 2012 will be available online on Thursday, June 21 at 10am Central time, and in store at our rosedale Center location the same day when we open @ 10am!
Sorry but a case exclusive will be only available at our release party due to limited supplies.
We’ll be hosting a release party that same evening at 6pm, so bring all your duplicates from the past and designer toys to trade with other collectors.
While supplies last, get your hands on an exclusive Dunny by SUCKLORD with the purchase of a case pack(in-store only).
Complimentary snacks and drinks will be served!
2012 at 02:31 pm by admin | Comments Off
Dunny 2012 release party
June 21st, 6pm @ tomodachi
Complimentary snacks and drinks will be served!
Tomodachi presents Dunny Series 2012, featuring 20 designs by 14 artists.
Seasoned Dunny masters jump in the mix with fresh blood, creating characters that push Dunny into new worlds with new sculpts, new uses of the Dunny platform, new treatments, and new plans. A more colorful mix than you would find in the Mos Eisley Cantina, each figure is its own species – an ambassador to the mind of its creator. If you are one of the lucky few to see them all together, you will find a window into what whimsy and wickedness lies under the creative rocks found in the far away corners of the Dunny galaxy.
DS2012 features the emissaries from the hands of Andrew Bell, Attaboy, Scribe, Jeremiah Ketner, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Junko Mizuno, Kronk, MAD, Mauro Gatti, Sergio Mancini, Nakanari, Pac23, Tara McPherson, and Triclops Studio. While supplies last, get your hands on an exclusive Dunny by SUCKLORD with the purchase of a case pack. Set to hit the shelves June 21, each figure retails for $9.95 US.
2012 at 02:25 pm by admin | Comments Off
If you like blowing bubbles, eating ice cream, or have a thing for swashbuckling buns, you’ll love these merry mustachioed mammals. The Happy Labbit Mini Series is here, with 18 spanking new designs that know how to do it all – drink from straw cups, blow gnarly bubbles, and eat hot dogs in two bites. Collect one, or the whole mini vinyl crew.
So good, you’ll be happy too.
available now @ tomodachi
2012 at 02:18 pm by admin | Comments Off
Obsoletely fabulous.Futurama’s Wooden Bender 6-inch vinyl figure is here and officially downgraded! Complete with removable red woodpecker and “technology-free” stumpy head and body, Wooden Bender is 6 inches tall and designed with the Kidrobot aesthetic twist, making this primitive vinyl ‘bot feisty and termite-free.
Available Now @ tomodachi