Sunday, July 10, 2005
Japanese robot toys
Tim Brisko, Matt Alt, Robert Duban and Saburo Ishizuki have made a book about Japanese robot toys from 1972-1982, some are shown in Tim Brisko site.
Matt Alt's childhood obsession with the Japanese giant robot led him to major in Japanese and International Relations at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He lives near Tokyo, where he and his wife run a translation agency. Robert Duban met Matt Alt while working for ToyBoxDX, a popular toy collector website, for which they have cataloged the works of every Japanese toy company producing during the 1970s and early 1980s. He lives in Los Angeles. Tim Brisko's photography has appeared in Toyfare, Xbox Nation, and Super7 magazine. He lives in Houston, Texas. Saburo Ishizuki founded Bullmark and Ark, the creators of some of the most influential toys of this period.