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TOTORO PLUSH

PHONE STAND


This Totoro phone stand will be the cutest addition to your desk. Keep your phone in arms reach and bringing a smile to your face. This is an official Studio Ghibli product!

These forest animals makes correcting your mistakes melt your heart. Pack includes a monkey, koala bear, hamster, hedgehog, two bears a bunny and a tree stump!

ERASER PACK

ZOO ANIMALS


Cutest erasers around! These zoo animals makes correcting your mistakes melt your heart. Pack includes a pig, cow, horse, giraffe, panda bear, elephant and wood bench!

Check out these cute Gumdrop dog figures. Each color has two face variations! Collect all 12! Measures about 2″ tall.
Your favorite ninja related hand-held video game Ninjatown now has its own zipper charm. Collect all 16.
Includes four mini journals, two ruled and two blank. Printed on 100% FSC-certified paper, soy-based inks.
A special limited edition collaboration between Lego and Moleskine.
A semi-translucent file folder that features Relax Bear, picking flowers with friends!!

 

MEET AUTHOR ED LIN

WRITING WORKSHOP + AUTHOR SIGNING

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 7-9PM

Author Ed Lin just released his latest novel, One Red Bastard and is conducting a writing workshop. He says to bring your iPad, iPhone or Paper. The workshop is scheduled for an hour 7-8pm.

 

Afterwards from 8pm-9pm, Ed Lin will sign his new book – One Red Bastard. We’ll have copies on hand.

 


 

TONGUE AND GROOVE

AUTHOR READINGS

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 8PM

In celebration of National Asian American/Pacific Islanders Heritage month, Conrad Romo’s Tongue and Groove Series will make an appearance at Giant Robot 2 featuring Frannie Choi, Chiwan Choi, Ed Lin, Traci Kato Kiriyama and others

bios

Chiwan Choi is a writer, editor, teacher, and publisher Abductions is his second book of poetry.

Ed Lin is the author of Waylaid,This Is a Bust and Snakes Can’t Run. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. The native New Yorker’s latest book is One Red Bastard, by Minotaur. He’ll be available to sign copies.

Traci Akemi Kato-Kiriyama is the creator/ producer of Tuesday Night Café in Japan Town. She is a writer, performing artist, educator and  grassroots organizer.

Franny Choi was a finalist at two of the three most prestigious poetry slams in the country: the National Poetry Slam and the Women of the World Poetry Slam. She was awarded Best Female Poet and Most Innovative at the 2011 Wade-Lewis Poetry Slam Invitational, and her team was specially recognized for Pushing the Art Forward at the 2011 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. She was also the top-ranking female poet at the 2011 Southern Fried Poetry Slam and the champion of 2010 Seoul Poetry Slam.

 

GAME OVER

VIDEO GAME CULTURE ART EXHIBITION

JUNE 2 – JUNE 27, 2012

RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 6:30-10PM

Artists include:

Aaron Brown, Albert Reyes, Alex Chiu, Ana Serrano, Andrice Arp, Aska Iida, Bradford Lynn, Brian Luong, Bryan Wong, Bubi Au Yeung, Cam Floyd, Carlos Donjuan, Christopher Chan, Cory Schmitz, David Horvath, Devin McGrath, Elizabeth Ito, Elliot Brown, Eric Broers, Erin Althea, Gabe Gonzales, Gary Musgrave, Grant Reynolds, Heidi Woan, James Chong, James Kochalka, Jarrett Quon, Jay Horinouchi, Jeni Yang, Jeremiah La Torre, Jeremy Tinder, Jeremyville, Jeromy Velasco, Jesse Balmer, Jesse Fillingham, Jesse LeDoux, Jesse Moynihan, Jesse Reklaw, Jesse Tise, Jiyoung Moon, John Lau, Kerry Horvath, Kevin Luong, Kio Griffith, Kwanchai Moriya, Lawrence Yang, Linda Kim, Louise Chen, Luke Chueh, Luke Rook, Maiko Kanno, Mare Odomo, Mari Inukai, Mark Ingram, Martin Hsu, Matt Furie, Meatbun, Miso, Nick Arciaga, Patrick Kyle, Peter Kato, Philip Koscak, Renee French, Sana Park, Sara Saedi, Sarah Lee, Sean Chao, Shawn Cheng, Shiho Nakaza, Shihori Nakayama, Sidney Pink, Silvio Porretta, Stasia Burrington, Stephanie Kubo, Theo Ellsworth, Tru Nguyen, Yejin Oh, Yoskay Yamamoto, Yumi Sakugawa and more.

Also there will be playable indie games including the works of programmers Beau Blythe and Shelby Cinca who are creating a game with Sean Chao and Jeni Yang. It’ll be a welcome back to ArtxGames series.

 

 

 

 

JIBIBUTS ARTIST COLLECTION

FIGURE BLIND BOX

RAY FONG

D.W.F.

UGLYDOLL SERIES 3

ACTION FIGURES

GIANT ROBOT

BIG BOSS ROBOT T-SHIRT

GAMA-GO

QUIRKEYS

 

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PODCAST: LUKE ROOK THE APPRENTICE TOY MAKER

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Luke Rook has always been a friend to Giant Robot. He began his recent career in toys by opening Lulubell Toy Bodega in Arizona and soon moved to Japan where his career turned. From being a “toy buyer” he’s now a toy maker. In this podcast, Luke Rook explains some of the mysteries of the Japanese toy making scene. In a matter of a few years after moving, he’s unlocked the “system” of striking up vinyl figures from serious mom and pops factories. One of the greatest facets of Luke is his sheer honesty and frankness which is shaping a new sub genre of “kaiju”. He still calls himself an apprentice, but that’ll change soon enough. >>

MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD – PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK’S DVD RELEASE

By MARTIN WONG

The legend goes that Mutant Girls Squad came about when friends Noboru Iguchi (The Machine Girl), Yoshihiro Nishimura (Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl), and Tak Sakaguchi (Versus) decided that since they like to drink together, they should direct a movie together–not an anthology but more like a jam where person takes a segment. But are the filmmakers violent drunks, funny drunks, or emotional ones? It turns out they’re all of the above in spades. >>

GIANT ROBOT VISITS OTOMO KATSUHIRO’S GENGA EXHIBIT

By BRETT FUJIOKA

Otomo Katsuhiro‘s movie, Akira, was my gateway to anime as a teen. Due to this, I was giddier than a kid on a sugar rush when the day came to visit his latest exhibition at the 3331 Chiyoda Arts gallery in Akihabara. >>

LONG BEACH COMIC CONVENTION PHOTOS

By DEAN GOJOBORI

Check out highlights from this year’s convention. >>

LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL – OPENING NIGHT

By MARTIN WONG

Tonight’s kickoff of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival featured a screening of Daniel Hsia’s Shanghai Calling. I thought the smart, stylish comedy produced by Janet Yang and starring Daniel Henney was a bold choice of an opener. Instead of dwelling on typical themes of Asian American cinema such as the diaspora or having to live up to the image of Bruce Lee, it presented Asians as being in a position of power in terms of commerce and culture. >>

MOTHERFUCKERLAND: INSTALLMENT 18

By ED LIN

Read author Ed Lin’s new serial novel, Motherfuckerland. New installments will be released weekly. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. His latest book, One Red Bastard, has been recently published by Minotaur in April 2012. >>

 

 

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