Feb 22, 2008

Gosho Custom Competition Update

The deadline for the Gosho Custom Competition  has come and gone (2.15.08).  Entries are now closed.  We've received 23 entries and we're blown away by the level of talent that went into them. Take a minute to go and check them out for yourself -- many, many amazing and beautiful pieces in there. To all those that entered, thank you very much. Thanks as well to Super Rad Toys for sponsoring this unique event.

From the 23 entries  we're asking small panel of industry experts to come up with a set of ten semi-finalists.  We will then ask you to help us determine the winner through public voting.  It's really important as the winner will walk away with $500 cash and get to work with Super Rad Toys to produce a limited-edition Gosho based on his or her winning design.  We'll announce the semi-finalists and open up voting shortly -- keep an eye out for it and a few cool surprises we're working on.

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Feb 13, 2008

Gosho Competition ends on 2.15.08

The Gosho Competition sponsored by Super Rad Toys has been heating up with several recent submissions.  We've been very impressed with the quality of the entries -- there's some great work here.  The deadline to enter by submitting pictures of your completed custom is end of day Friday PST (2.15.07).  So if you're almost done, here's to that final push. There's $500 and a limited-edition  production version of the winning custom on the line ;-)  Be sure to check out the Gosho Competition page to get a look at all the entries.

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Oct 03, 2007

Ningyo Gosho Custom Competition

Think you've got serious skills?  Are you a top-flight artist and customizer looking for a challenge and a shot at your own  limited-edition production figure?  Then we've got just the thing for  you -- the Ningyo Gosho Custom Competition sponsored by Super Rad Toys.

Here's the deal --  To enter, customize a Ningyo Gosho figure and  submit pictures of the final piece by January 15th,  2008.  To submit an entry upload it  to the Gosho  Competition Submissions Category in the Vinyl Pulse Community.   The winner, chosen by public voting, will walk away with $500 and will work closely with Super Rad Toys to create a limited-edition (100 pieces) Ningyo Gosho based on the winning piece.   Need a Gosho to work on ? Blank DIY Gosho's are available for competitors at a special reduced price of $35 (retail is $50).

This competition is all about the custom, so go all out. Whether you  use markers, paint, Vcolor, found objects, other toy bits, or whatever else you have   -- amaze us.   Super Rad Toys will make every effort to ensure that the  limited-edition figure based on the winner's design is as close to the custom as possible as far as paint application but will not modify the basic Gosho shape.

This is  a 3 and a half month long-haul rather than  a sprint. We're interested in the process as well as the final result.  So over the course of the next three months we strongly encourage you to share your process with all of us on the Gosho Competition page in the Vinyl Pulse Community.  Maybe it's a rough sketch, or an in-progress photo or even a video.  You name it, we want to see it. 


  • To enter customize a Ningyo Gosho figure and submit pictures of your original custom in the Gosho Competition Submissions photo gallery (Vinyl Pulse Community).
  • Deadline to enter is January 15th, 2008. The winner chosen by public voting will receive $500 cash.  Super Rad Toys will also work closely with the winner to produce a limited-edition Gosho (100 pcs) based on the winning design.
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