Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Thank you for all of the entries for the very first Apalala lottery.

The winners have been chosen and as of today there is only 1 unpaid invoice. The toys are hitting the mail this week and there is one toy waiting for payment still (see below). On December 10th the next in line will be offered the toy if the invoice remains lose :)

If you missed out on the Nevermore Apalala don't forget lottery 2 is live now. I am going to try to paint up a run over the holiday break for an early 2017 release. Look for lots more Apalala in 2017...BOOM!

To enter lottery 2 Send an email with the subject title "APALALA LOTTO2" to Please include:
    1.    your name and shipping address

    2.    your phone number
    3.    your PayPal email address

Price is $140.00 shipped inside the USA and $180.00 shipped anywhere else. I ship USPS Priority mail ONLY so that means everything is trackable and safe for both parties. Winners will be chosen December 25th and invoices and notifications will go out soon after.

Thursday, December 1, 2016


I lost a friend earlier this week who I met through the Japanese toy hobby. Even though I saw him maybe once or twice a year we always had great conversations and we also shared a great sense and use of sarcasm. Three of the top five things that get me through each and every day were part of both our, toys and friendship. The Buddha said that loss is always going to suck but fighting the feeling only makes you hold on to it longer. I'm going to miss our talks but have to let them go. The one thing I will hold on to is that PMA. Rest In Peace Robert...

The first vinyl Jizo-Anarcho edition is called Sapphire Memories and is dedicated to Robert. You can grab one in the webshop on December 5th for $30.00. Clear sapphire blue vinyl with gold, metallic blue, metallic green and light blue paints.

Saturday, November 26, 2016


They look like blueberry gummies...first painted Jizo's soon...

Mission complete...all painted up. Sapphire clear blue vinyl all painted up. Watch your inbox for sale details.

Sunday, November 13, 2016


When I started collecting Japanese vinyl toys there was nothing that sucked me in more than Secret Base. The stories behind the characters blended with the safe yet horrific vibe of the sculpts was magic to me. I went all in the year of 2005 and haven't stopped collecting since. I met Brian and the guys at Super7 because of their relationship to Hiddy and Secret Base. Brian was able to make his own Secret Base fight toy head sculpt (The Ghostfighter) because of that same love and passion for Japanese vinyl toys and he has made a many fighters with Hiddy and Secret Base over the past 10+ years.

I'm so excited to be able to say I was finally able to help design a release of Secret Base and Super7's Ghostfighter! To have creative freedom on a fight toy that got me started in the Japanese sofubi game was truly and honor and I can't thank Brian (and Hiddy) enough. A while back (I believe at a comic con if my memory is correct) Brian and another collector friend of ours, Scott, were all talking toys. Scott and I said to Brian, "hey man...I think it's time we teamed up and did a release" and the rest is history. Scott used another one of his passion/side projects to base his interpretation of a Ghostfighter off of and I did the same. We chose some vinyl colors and mocked up the paint applications and voila...a few more months than we wanted passed but they are finally here and ready to join the ranks of the previous Ghostfighter releases.

So check out the pics below and if you are at DCON next weekend swing by the Super7 booth and grab a set. They come together bagged under one big headercard and you can see a preview of that below as well. In retrospect I wish we could have done a few bloody chase sets but beggars can't be choosers. Scott and I are super stoked on how these turned out and hope other Secret Base fans are as well. Its barksxwreck x DHP BOOM!

Thursday, November 3, 2016


We are super excited to announce that Henry and The Sour Lemon will be selling some DHP goodies at DCON (designercon) this year. More info and updates to follow in this very post so stay tuned.

Can't make it to DCON? Well a small number of The Sour Lemon releases will be held back for our webshop. They will go on sale November 21st at a random time but hint, hint, it could be EARLY AM - between 6 and 9! Grab one if you can!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


It’s so awesome that some of the best parts of going to hxc shows and being in a band when I was younger have carried forward into new experiences and interests as an adult. The hxc, punk and metal scene of my youth was full of that DIY and teamwork spirit that made going to a show much more than just showing up and watching someone perform. Bands helped bands book shows, people shared information on where to print merch, a zine, records or cds and people bought each others stuff to become more informed and keep the community alive.

That same spirit has returned to me now as I have the great pleasure with working with a great new friend in making my own sofubi. There was a time when it looked like I was going to have to stop making toys in Japan because of a serious breakdown in communication and the process but some awesome friends stepped up and opened new doors and lines of communication to make working with HS possible. Even though there is a bit of a barrier in communication because of language at times, the hxc spirit lives and our shared passion for these toys makes it work. HARDCORE LIVES! Arigato Hirota!

Friday, September 30, 2016


3 one off Alavaka Bodhisattva and an unpainted black Dorje will go up for sale in the webshop on Monday October 3rd at 12 noon EDT. Good luck!