As we will be making our first appearance in Europe we would like to go back and introduce again to fans who have just learned about us recently what exactly our 3 line of products (Toa Heavy Industries, Izmojuki and Kugutu) are.
Part 2 will be IZMOJUKI our first mecha series and the next series that is planned for release. If you haven’t seen it yet Part 1 about Toa Heavy Industries can be seen in a earlier post below this.
What is IZMOJUKI
IZMOJUKIi, our first mecha line is based on designs by mecha designer Okubo Junji known for his fresh take on mecha designs as seen in jis works such as the classic Vertical Tank mecha for the original “Steel Battalion” .
To be a 1/12 scale core-based toy that will allow you to mix and match parts from different types to build your own mechs.
We plans for this to be placed on pre-order soon so for those who have
been waiting it will not be long.
About Junji Okubo
From designing the classic Vertical Tank mecha for the original “Steel Battalion”, to the transforming Strike Suit space fighters in “Strike Suit Zero”, Junji Okubo has defined a fresh new industrial aesthetic in the varied realm of mecha design.
Eschewing much of the theatrics common in Japanese mecha, Junji Okubo approaches mecha as machines that could almost exist in real life. The result of this approach is a unique visual style that has a very broad appeal.
The mark of a classic mecha is, if it’s form follows function. With all of Junji Okubo’s designs you can quickly see what they are used for and how they could work. It’s this charm that has made his work so accessible and engaging.
Follow Junji Okubo at his FB and Tumblr to see more of his great works
Come back tomorrow for Part 3!