Saturday, November 21, 2009

In the VP news

Looks like someone took a nice picture of our custom on vinyl pulse.
Check it out: 3rd pic down on the left.
VP Early Look at Yoka Show

Monday, November 16, 2009

Here is a quick drawing I did in Corel painter of the Forest Guardian character for who ever purchases my Yoka at the VTN show.

You can download a larger format one at my DA link: Click here

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Yoka Custom video

Here is a short video that has some of the WIP pictures and some more views of the Yoka custom.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Custom Yoka Show: WIP Part 8 (DONE)

Yoka is finally done. I decided to loose the arm armor. I just don't think it was working with the design. I added face paint, his loin cloth, and did some touch up work on him. You can now see the design I did on the back of the wood and some better photos of him patrolling the forest.
You can download higher res photos at
I will be packing him up today to ship off in the Morning for the VTN show.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Custom Yoka Show: WIP Part 7

Here I am making the last adjustments to the armor fitment. Since the flock adds mass, I wanted to remove some of the wood material to fit better without removing flock when it is put on or taken off.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Custom Yoka Show: WIP Part 6

Here is the Yoka flocked. I am going to do a little touch up work on him, then I will add some new details to his costume. If you look closely you can see part of the sketch he is based on. I hope to get him done in the next couple of days so I can get him shipped off by the end of the week.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Custom Yoka Show: WIP Part 5

I am trying to wrap this up over the next couple of days since I really do not have much time left to send the custom in. This is also my first time flocking a figure, so I am having to take a little time to make sure I get it right.

Here is the arms being flocked. Nice and fuzzy.

Since I am flocking the custom I made some eyes and nose that will stick out further so they are notice beyond the flock.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Custom Yoka Show: WIP Part 4

Today I did a lot of carving. After the first arm was done, I used this piece to carve the left arm.

Here is the Forest Guardian with all his tree armor. Once my new paint material comes in, I will work on the bear some more and try and finish the project up.

Custom Yoka Show: WIP Part 3

And now on to part three of this project. I painted Yoka with a Tamiya brown paint.

I started carving the arm pieces.

Test fit of the helmet once the paint dried.
I think the brown may be a bit too chocolate for me. I may paint a new brown. I ordered some materials so I may change the design a bit more once they get here if I have time.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Custom Yoka Show: WIP Part 2

So I am running out of time and I have a lot going on. I did make some progress today at the expense of a new wood tool. The tool snapped while working on removal of wood material. I removed all the bark material and sanded the wood to be very smooth.

I also made it to where Yoka can wear it on his head. You can sort of see the theme I am working on with this custom. He will be a forest guardian.

I had to wash Yoka again since he was covered with saw dust. In the morning I am going to primer him before going to the Doe Doe office. I have two days of nice weather so I have to get my base coats done.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Custom Yoka Show: WIP Part 1

So I am working on a custom for the Yoka show at the Vinyl Toy network that's on Nov. 21. I am going to make one of my characters from Nori's story. I went up to the Tail of the Dragon Sunday and found a nice piece of wood. I do not like to cut up living trees so I was lucky enough to find a piece that had fallen from a tree, naturally I presume. Here is the blank figure and the piece of wood I am starting with. I will post updates as I make progress. So far I have carved the wood some and gave the vinyl a nice bath to get the oils off so that the paint adhere better. I do not have a lot of time to get it done, so I will be working rappidly on it.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Toyota announced the possible production of a revisioned AE86 concept dubbed the FT-86. It is a rwd light sports car powered by a Subaru engine. This was a joint project of Toyota and Subaru after Toyota acquired Fuji Heavy industries.

I think the profile and rear looks decent, but I am not keen on the front bumper at all. The profile seems to barrow from the Nissan 370Z and GTR but does seem to hint towards the 2000GT.

I did a quick photoshop of the Front to get maybe make it more palatable.

I removed the headlight vents. I think this greatly improves the front. You can see after and before.

I then took the grill from the Gtfour RC bumper and fitted it to the center along with an intercooler for the future FI of the STi engine. ;) The last picture has the RC hood vent, but I am not as keen on it. I think the car can have some potentionly good looks with a new front bumper fitted.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fansproject Superion add on kit in!

We have gotten our Fansproject Superion kits in and they are seven-kinds-of-awesome.

Here is a quick comparison we took of what the Hasbro version looks like compared to the kitted version.

We have two left in stock for $44 + shipping. You can email us via the store's link if you would like to pick one up. If I post them up on ebay, I will add a link.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Stay Tuned

We hope everyone is having a great summer. Stay tuned for many new things coming from us at Nori Toy. We are in the process of designing a whole new site and online shop as well as working on new print projects and iphone games.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Trepidation Munny custom

I just wanted to share my latest custom. You can check it out at my Deviant ART account.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Nori Toy's summer of 2009

Hello all,

We just wanted to inform you of some changes coming in the near future.

Nori Will be opening it store again this summer and announcing some great new screen printed posters. Stay posted for updates on these poster's their artists and the new NT site. A date has not been set yet but the new projects will start this summer. Also keep your eyes open for iPhone games we are working on with Doe Doe games.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New drawings on Deviation

I added three new drawings to my deviation account. Check them out.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

BailOut App

Check out the game from DoeDoe games. I had been working with them lately on some projects and this is their first official title.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ebay Sales

While we have a new site now, I am still in the process of working on the new online store design. So for the time being I will be listing some items on ebay to reduce inventory. Follow this URL to see our current auctions.