Saturday, November 10, 2007

G-Force Action Figures, Part 2

Thierry from Limited Toys Design sent me more photos and links! Enjoy!


I really like these. He has a good interpretation of her face, and her poses with the yoyo are spot-on.


What’s especially impressive is the way Thierry got the character in proportion. The figure has Keyop’s wiry figure and attitude down perfectly.


Check out the split-toed boots and the other details.

These figures are for sale. For details and pricing, see my previous post.

Gatchaman featured on Let's Anime

Let's Anime is a new blog all about classic anime written by one of the best old-school authorities on the subject that I know. And his latest entry features Gatchaman and its many versions. Check it out!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Cool custom G-Force action figures

More info on the G-Force action figures featured in ToysREvil

A few posts back, we found an interesting photo in the Toysrevil blog. To follow up, Thierry of Limited Toys Design wrote me with some new photos of his custom-made G-Force action figures. Check these out--fully articulated figures with meticulous attention paid to detail.

As you can see from his site, Thierry creates custom action figures you won't see anywhere else. He grew up with UFO Grendizer (Goldorak), Battle of the Planets, Captain Harlock, Captain Comet and many others. He'd always wanted 12" figures of the whole G-Force team and the bad guys. Since Medicom never went past the Mark and Jason figures ("Too difficult to find a girl body, kid body and fat guy body," one Japanese toy rep told me once), he figured it was up to him to create the figures.

For Mark, Jason and Princess, he used standard 12" action figure bodies. For Keyop, he used an articulated body from a different scale. Tiny provided the biggest challenge, being shorter and wider than the others. He modified an 11" body with a larger suit.

He sculpted and molded the heads with helmets, and the visors are molded in a tainted clear resin. He also did custom modeling on the belt buckles as you can see below.

These custom models are available for sale for the following prices, plus international shipping:
Mark: 170 euros
Jason: 170 euros
Princess: 150 euros
Keyop: 150 euros
Tiny: 200 euros

He requests half the amount in advance to confirm the order and the rest when the figures are ready to ship. He needs 2 months to create the whole team. You can pay via Paypal (add 3.5 % for the fees), by international money order or by credit transfer.

Contact Thierry at

Here are links to more photos:



Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Links of Interest

Imagi is profiled by Business Week magazine:

Roland Kelts plugs Gatchaman: While promoting his new book, "Japanamerica," author Roland Kelts interviewed at Imagi, and he puts in a plug for their upcoming films, describing the importance of the classic anime AstroBoy and Gatchaman. To find the interview, go to and look in the "What's New" section at the bottom of the Imagi home page.