Sunday, September 24, 2017

Makino Minions Craft Kits




Makino is a fabrics and supplies store in Tenmonkan, and the display case in the front often promotes kit packages for stuff you can make. This time, they've got three of the Minions. The TV is playing scenes from one of the Despicable Me movies.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Final Sale




Chalk board sign in front of a shoe store in Tenmonkan. "If you don't buy these shoes, we'll be in trouble."

Friday, September 22, 2017

Dragon Sign




Sign in front of a restaurant in Tenmonkan. It's a very Monster Hunter-ish dragon.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mansatsu Tori Truck




There's a butcher shop half a block from my apartment, and there are often delivery trucks stationed outside. There's one specific truck whose lettering for the company name has always bothered me. The name is "Mansatsu", and the "M" at the beginning looks like the artist messed up the spacing in trying to cram an "i" and an "n" into the same space.



It took me an incredibly long time to finally realize that the "n" is the silhouette of a bird and that the "i" and "n" are really forming the capital "M". Now, it looks kind of elegant to me.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Spiderman-Ironman Window




You can't really tell this from a photo, but this is a display case on the second floor balcony at Amu Plaza, about 6' tall, maybe 12' wide, and 2 feet deep. The main poster is on the back wall, and the Spiderman decal is on the window in front. Gives the display kind of a 2.5D feel.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pino Ice Cream Box




Pino is Morninaga's entry in the bite-sized ice cream market. For a couple dollars, you get 6 (or 8, I forget) little chocolate covered cones of vanilla ice cream as shown above, and a small blue plastic toothpick for picking them up so you don't have to use your fingers. They're a nice novelty, but not worth the money.



My only interest in them this time is because of the "Puchi Happy" (puchi = petite) family artwork on the back of the box. Kind of looks like Morinaga is ripping off Lego.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Bone Bad




I went to the above restaurant for a drinking party a few days ago. They had good food, but like most bars in Tenmonkan, it's pricey. The interesting thing was that even though it was the first week of September, they already had Halloween decorations up.



This was a real blast from the past.



Bone Bad Frankie. I remember the character designs for this line of monsters from back in the 60's, I think, but I can't find anything online describing them.