SENSORBAT pre-order up!

Long time no posts, but I’ve just added a new product to the Galaxy People webshop.

For the first time an open run of my standard size Sensorbat toy.

There’s something particularly nostalgic for me about things that glow-in-the-dark. Takes me back to the 80’s with free cereal box gifts and all those tacky stickers. That slightly rough texture printed over the cards and stickers that imbued a glow that when fully charged lasted all of about 20 magical seconds.

Anyway, that’s why it’s an open run, because GID is special.


You can pre-order the toys at until 9:00 am JST 18th March 2019.

New Foes for the Galaxy People!

The Galaxy People face three new deadly foes in the form of Drexyl, a teleporting cat assassin, Skreel, the galaxy bat, and Tragg, ruthless dinosaur-headed mercenary.


These new additions to the line up will be on sale at Superfestival 68 on April 26th, with a limited number of each reserved for sales later that day on the Galaxy People web-shop.

Online sales will start 10pm (Japan Time), with Drexyl and Tragg priced at $30, and Skreel at $35.

Astro Mu 5 Checklist

When I started this blog I intended it to cover 2 areas. Firstly, I wanted to let people know what I’m up to with my own toys. Secondly I wanted to talk a bit about things I like.

As it happens, for quite a while I have done neither. I do have good news coming up for those interested in seeing some new sculpts, but for now I’m going to concentrate on the second area. Inspirations.

For me Astro Mu 5 is one of the biggest. Oft regarded as bootlegs of Takara’s Henshin Cyborg, this line was in fact a hugely ambitious array of toys that included mechanised tanks, giant robots, and transparent plastic/ vinyl space heroes with sparkling metallic skeletons and hellishly original costumes.

This post is something of a work in progress, which seems apt, as an Astro Mu collection is something seemingly impossible to complete. Initially it will be a checklist, later with more photographs as I get round to finding images of them.


So to start this off,

The Checklist.


Astro Mu-5 Ultra Action Boy (nodder)

1. Ultra Earth (Boxed with record)

2. Gold Vena (Boxed with record)

3. Mars Man (Boxed with record)

4. Jupiros (Boxed with record)

5. Saturn Ace (Boxed with record)

6. Devil Bado (Boxed with record)

Astro Mu-5 Custom (Action Boy nodding mechanism, but also with missile firing arms. Costumes are not included.)

7. Ultra Earth (Blister Packed)

8. Gold Vena (Blister Packed)

9. Mars Man (Blister Packed)

10. Jupiros (Blister Packed)

11. Saturn Ace (Blister Packed)

12. Devil Bado (Blister Packed)

Astro Mu-5 Custom Henshin (Costumes for the missile firing Custom bodies included.)

13. Ultra Earth (Blister Packed)

14. Gold Vena (Blister Packed)

15. Mars Man (Blister Packed)

16. Jupiros (Blister Packed)

17. Saturn Ace (Blister Packed)

18. Devil Bado (Blister Packed)

Astro mu-5 mini figure with high speed Wave spaceship.

19. Wave 1.  Ultra Earth (Boxed)

20. Wave 2. Gold Vena (Boxed)

21. Wave 3. Mars Man (Boxed)

22. Wave 4. Jupiros (Boxed)

23. Wave 5. Saturn Ace (Boxed)

24.Wave 6. Devil Bado (Boxed)

Jumbo Capsule Robo G

25.a. Capsule Robo G. 62cm Jumbo robot. Comes with 2 mini sized villians. (Boxed)

25.b. Capsule Robo G. 62cm Jumbo robot. Comes with 2 mini sized villians. (Boxed) Variant screw type neck.

Capsule Robo G junior.

26.a. Capsule Robo G. 28cm  robot. Comes with 2 mini sized villians. (Boxed)

26.b. Capsule Robo G. 28cm  robot. Comes with 2 mini sized villians. (Boxed) Red Vinyl Variant.

Ultra large battle map (playset)

27. Astro Mu Playset. Contains: Large vinyl battlemap, 4 defensive barriers . 2 villains (type 3 and 4). Mini Sized Capsule G robo. 4 missile launchers + spare missiles. (Boxed)

Astro Mu-5 mini figure set.

28. Astro Mu mini set. Contains all 5 of the mini soft vinyl heroes, one villian, one missile launcher and spare missiles. (Blister Packed)


29.a. Muta-Z. Clockwork, sparking vehicle. Contains 2 villains. (Boxed).  Green.

29.b. Muta-Z. Clockwork, spark firing vehicle. Contains 2 villains. (Boxed).  Blue.

Muta-Z 2

30. Muta-Z 2. Clockwork, sparking, missile firing tank. Contains 3 villains and 5 missiles (Boxed).

Rocket Launcher

31. Rocket Launcher. Vehicle. Contains 8 vinyl tipped sculpted missiles, 2 villains. (Boxed)

Capsule Robo G Missile Hand

32. Capsule Robo G Missile Hand. Contains 5 vinyl tipped sculpted missiles, 2 villains. (Boxed)



So that’s a beginning. I’ll be adding pictures detailing the figures themselves, along with variants, so do check back now and then.

Galaxy People Instagram give-away

I just threw a contest up on Instagram.

There are 2 free prizes up for grabs, the first being a painted one-off Sensorbat, and the second is a set of 3 mini figures, The Grappler, Helios and Meklops in glow-in-the-dark vinyl.

Entry requires you to have an instagram account. If you don’t you’ll have to install it. From there follow me, @THEGALAXYPEOPLE, find the contest image, repost it adding the hashtag #TheGalaxyPeople in the comments. Couldn’t be easier!   Winners will be announced on Sunday 27th April 2014.


Good Luck!Instagram-give-away


February 8th marks the commencement of ‘Dark Invasion’, as an eclectic mix of creatures descends upon Los Angeles’ TOY ART GALLERY (TAG).

Galaxy People will be joining a decidedly alien 3 week occupation alongside Devil’s Head Prod, Guumon, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Paul Kaiju and Scarecrowoven.  Expect limited runs, one-offs, toy debuts and old friends, this monsterous assault will not be one soon forgot.


A small taste of the offerings from Galaxy people.



Galaxy People in the US!

I’m pleased to announce Galaxy People’s first Sofubi release in the US. 

The Grappler, Helios and Meklops will all be making an appearance at Designer Con 2013,  November 9th, courtesy of the award winning  Toy Art Gallery. More information on these toys as well as other TAG Designer Con exclusives can be found here.




Designer Festa 38

Yesterday’s set-up at Design Festa.  Turn-out was massive,  a huge thanks to all those who sought my booth out among the literally thousands of other exhibitors.



Below: a surprise swarming of Shirahama’s Kumons overwhelm Meklops.


Leftovers were limited, but for those interested there is a solitary Meklops up in the store now. Price ¥2500.


Galaxy People Releases for SUPER FESTIVAL 63

Galaxy People SuperFestival 63 releases!

Galaxy People SuperFestival 63 releases!

SuperFest 63 is just round the corner, and with it comes the next release from the ‘Galaxy People’. New Glow in the Dark editions of Helios, Meklops and The Grappler. Limited to only 5 each, left overs will go up in the web store after the event.

Super Festival is held at the Science Museum in Tokyo. 10:30am- 4:00pm  〒102-0091 東京都東京都千代田区北の丸公園2-1 Nearest stations are Kudanshita or Takebashi.

GID Helios



Galaxy People at WonderFestival

The debut Sofubi Galaxy People release is less than a week away!

Three figures; Meklops, The Grappler and a new hero Helios.

Approximately 115mm tall, the first release will take place courtesy of『PARALYZING TOYZ』(booth no. 8-28-09), at WonderFestival, Makuhari Messe on the Sunday 28th July.

Price is 2500 yen each.

While numbers are very limited a few sets will also be held back for a web release at 11:00pm, 28th July (Japanese Time) on the Galaxy People store site. spacemen3