Thursday, November 6, 2014

DCON-exclusive Negoras + Migoras

This year QPOP is joining Designer Con. We will debut two new Migoras and 1 new Negora.
These are both very limited so when they sell out ...they're gone. Please come early to make sure you get them....
Meet us at booth # 821


Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary / Akira Toriyama Tribute Show



Q POP is extremely excited to announce an upcoming art show celebrating the legendary, Akira Toriyama. The creative mind behind mega-hits like Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball, Toriyama stands today as one of manga's most influential and successful figures. He has also contributed to the video game industry, with character designs for Dragon Quest and Chrono Trigger.

We will have Dragon Ball 30th anniversary/Akira Toriyama show (and all future shows most likely) at our second, brand new location in Japanese Village! (319 E. 2nd Street, Suite 121, LA, CA 90012) We hope that you would come share this exciting time with us.

The show will take place on Saturday, November 15th ( 7pm - 10pm). It will span Toriyama's entire illustrious career and celebrate the immensely-popular Dragon Ball Z. This show will also coincide with FUNimation's release of the Blu-Ray of the new Dragon Ball movie.

For more info & reservation please visit : our facebook event page

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Q POP x Konatsuya Dai Kaiju Exhibition Openning night & Signing



Q Pop had an opening night reception for Konatsuya Dai Kaiju Exhibition on Sat June 28th 2014.
(Konatsu's first Exhibition in the U.S.A.) She invited her artist friends from Japan to do custom painted versions of her figure "Negora". Those talented friends included : Devilrobots, Keiko Miyata, Kenji Fukuda, Nekonoko, Noriya Takeyama, Rampage, Shimomoku, Touma, Yoko Sueyoshi, Yumi Moriwaki, T9G, Koraters, and Dream Rockets.

From the USA side Q Pop invited artists who did more custom painted Negoras to welcome Konatsu.
The U.S. artists included: 64 Colors, Amy Sol, Paul Kaiju, Paul Shih, Sket One, Luke Chuen, Squink, J RYU, Becky Dreistadt, Keiko Murayama, Victoria Ying, Jeff Ranjo, Miss Kika, Patrick Awa, Chris Mitchell, Tara Billinger, Fawn Veerasunthon, Magen Mitchell, Jeremiah Ketner, Mari Inukai, Lissa Treiman and Zach Bellisimo.

At the opening night party, Konatsu did 3 Live painting pieces and ,of course,  many people wanted to get them. Konatsu decided to do 3 more pieces the next day, Sun Jun 29th., during her signing.
For the signing, believe us, it not just a regular signing , Konatsu hand drew her Negora, Shibara & Kyubiros characters......as well as fan requested characters...AMAZING!!! It was only because of time that she could only can take 30 people for the signing.

We want to thank everyone who came to welcome her and made her first US visit a huge success.







 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 


More pictures from Vinylpulse :
http://www.vinylpulse.com/2014/06/seen-konatsuya-dai-kaiju-exhibition-at-q-pop.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Q Pop X Konatsu......June 28, 2014

Chatora Negora

We're very excited to welcome Japanese artists Konatsu to Q Pop for her first U. S. exhibition.

For those of you who don't know who Konatsu is...she created the very popular cat kaiju figure Negora.  First for Max Toy....and recently, her own version.

The opening reception will be on June 28. 

Konatsu will be attending and she'll be bringing a slew of hand painted customs with her.

We'll also have guest artists painting up Negoras....

Artists include: 

Amy Sol
Paul Kaiju
Keiko Miyata
Jeremiah Ketner
Squink
T9G
Koraters
Dream Rocket
Rampage
Touma
Devilrobots
Bwana Spoons
Paul Shih
Noriya Takeyama
Miss Kika
Victoria Ying
Luke Chueh
Sket One
Mizna Wada
64 Colors
Joey Chou
Patrick Awa
Miles Thompson

and many more!!



Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Konatsu Negora & Medicom Toy pre-orders !!

*NEW NEGORA & MEDICOM Toys for PRE-ORDER now!!*

The first batch of Medicom figures trickled in a few weeks ago.......The guys at Bear Model are on a roll!!!...
As soon as the we think we're caught up....a new batch pops up...whew!!
These sofubi are super sweet though....with nice paint and solid feel.
4 new figures plus some Japan only exclusives in store only....including a couple of Kikaida figures...

Speaking of getting caught up.....it seemed like it's been a while since we had our last Negora in the shop (our exclusive Hyoka version...which is now SOLD OUT)
So it's about time we had some new ones coming....AND we boy...do we have some!!!
Seems like Konatsu's on a roll too!!
We also have her new art book in very limited supplies coming in.





KAIJU BOOSKA
$65

Based on the character from the popular children's sitcom and the first to feature the friendly monster Booska. Produced by Tsuburaya Production in 1966.





SPACE KAIJU CHAMEGON
$65

Based on the character from the popular children's sitcom and the first to feature the friendly monster Booska. Produced by Tsuburaya Production in 1966.
Chamegon appeared in Episode 26th  "Chamegon Birth" and others




UFO ROBOT GRENDIZER ( animation version ) 
$105
Based on the popular and influential Super Robot by Go Nagai.
Double Harken! Anti-gravity storm! Space Thunder!



KIKAIJYU GORONGO S2 ( animation version) - MEDICOM x BEARMODEL x DRAGONBOY
$85
From classic anime show Mazinger Z (1972) -episode 13 "Devil's Giant Spin Attack"
Kikaijyu Gorongo S2 is one of the foes of super robot Mazinger Z!

*THESE ARE PRE-ORDER ITEMS AND THE EXPECTED ARRIVAL DATE IS LATE MARCH 2014.
OCCASIONALLY THERE ARE DELAYS!!!

Here are the new Konatsu figures!!



All the Konatsu figures are available here:
Negora ( Sham version)
Negora ( Yukimurasaki) 
Megora ( Yukimurasaki)
Shibara ( Yukiasagi)
Mamera ( Yukiasagi)
Negora ( Yasha GID)
Shibara ( Getsuya GID)

All figures are expected to arrive early 2014....Sham is coming very soon....but is the most limited...
We'll also have some cool Lucky Cat capsule toys.....and Konatsu's 40 page artbook collecting many of the cards featured in the box art...






*Please note: we are working on our shipping rates. Some customers may get overcharged for shipping in our system, depending on what country they live in, etc... If there is excess shipping charged we will adjust for accurate shipping and handling charges. Sorry for the inconvenience while we get this straightened out.
Thank you for your support.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

TOKUSATSU 2 : Japanese Sci Fi Art show #2 / Revenge of the Kaiju

Thanks to everyone who came out to our opening for Tokusatsu 2. It always means a lot to us and we really appreciate the support.
Here at Q Pop, I always try to put together extremely high quality group shows. This one is no exception and I think it's one of the best shows we've had. I'm always proud when the pieces come rolling in and they exceed expectation.
To be honest, there are a lot of pop culture group shows happening all over town...all over the country...and they're usually a bit spotty as far as quality goes. I knew from the very first show that , as an artist myself, I wanted to get artists who have unique perspectives and approaches to the subject material. And also artists that have tremendous draftsmanship and design skills. Our shows run the range from very detailed traditionalists, to very stylized flat simplified design work. I'm a fan of both and this show reflects a range that is wide....and yet somehow manages to fit together in a way that was unintentional.
The show will still remain hanging until (officially) Nov. 30. Please stop by and check out the works in person.

All pieces are currently available in the Q Pop webstore here:

http://store.qpopshop.com/searchresults.asp?cat=2148

Here are a few more samples of artwork..

































Here are some event pics and coverage thanks to our friends at Vinylpulse!!! Thanks Kristoffer & Jack!!!

http://www.vinylpulse.com/2013/11/seen-q-pop-shop-tokusatsu-2.html#more