Pure TokyoScope PODCAST #75: Raiders of the Hokkaido Toy Ark!
Patrick Macias and Matt Alt bring you pop culture from Japan
In the latest episode of the PURE TOKYOSCOPE Podcast, authors Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) go over some recent news in the world of Japanese pop culture and Matt spills the beans about his recent trip to a vintage toy wonderland in Japan's Hokkaido region!
Japanese Toys that Changed the Game | Nintendo, Godzilla, Transformers, Ultraman featuring our very own MATT ALT!
The Hasegawa 1/72 Queadlunn-Rau model kit Matt mentioned building
The Vegetable Soup theme
Mr. Big’s Toyland TV Commercial
What is the PURE TOKYOSCOPE Podcast? Well… Author and fellow Substack writer Matt Alt and I have been recording together for about a year now. I still can’t believe we’ve made it all the way to episode 53.
Our show is a mix of Japanese pop culture news and features and some of our best episodes to date have been:
PURE TOKYOSCOPE usually comes out every week on Wednesdays (US time), but we’re experimenting with early launches of the latest episode a few days early right here via this newsletter on Substack.
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