Dark Invasion, featured works by notable Kaiju toy artists, Paul Kaiju, Guumon, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Galaxy People, DevilsheadProductions, and Scarecrow Oven. Since Kaiju, and Japanese soft vinyl toys in general are so popular, it is no surprise that this show was a success, both for the artists and Toy ArtGallery. In fact, almost all of the custom pieces sold out during the opening night of the show.
In addition to the fantastic pieces contributed by the very select list of artists, Paul Kaiju and TAG released Slugbeard, Paul Kaiju’s newest kaiju figure, which sold out quickly. Slugbeard’s popularity is so immense and fresh, that when TAG released the first painted colorway of the figure, they had to hold a lottery to give the kaiju fanatics a fair chance at the release. It’s an amazing piece. I wish I had the extra money to have purchased one. Hopefully next time.