Do it now! Don't make me say dammit!
Austin Stephens recently went on an Emerica road / demo trip to the East Coast, where he and the sick ass Emerica team showed a full frontal force. He’s currently nursing a rolled ankle and can’t wait to continue filming for the upcoming TM ‘Good and Evil’ video.
Billy Marks killed the Active Bling demo, doing kickflip lipslides down 10 with no problem.
Diego Bucchieri just got back from Spain where he and filmer Kevin Barnett were filming in Barcelona, getting some untapped good spots for the new Toy Machine video ‘Good and Evil.’
Ed Templeton is getting hurt, and working on his art show ‘The Prevailing Nothing’. Ed is very busy right now, that shit opened in LA last weekend!!!!
It’s officially official: JLAY is now a full-blown AM on Toy Machine. Watch out for Johnny 'JLay' Layton, this kid is blowing up. Be sure to check out mad pages in the new Thrasher Kings of the Road issue, he’s got tons of coverage to feast your eyes on.
Watch out for Leo Romero’s interview in the next Big Brother.
As I write this, the F crew is finishing their new tour video featuring footy from the epic European tour as well as all the other mini trips from this year. Look for this guy in stores in a few days.
The rest of the Foundation team is busily filming for the new full-length video, titled ‘That’s Life.’ Featuring arguably the best team Foundation has had yet, you can expect some great parts from established riders - Ethan Fowler, Justin Strubing, Daniel Shimizu and Mike Rusczyk not to mention the killers of today - Corey Duffel and Tony Silva, plus some break out parts from the new up and coming AMs - Gareth Stehr, Leo Romero, Matt Allen and Angel Ramirez. This one, my friends, is going to kick some serious butt.
This Boxed Set includes Toy Machine Live!, Heavy Metal, Welcome to Hell, and Jump Off A Building. This is the first time these classic videos have been available on DVD, and it is the only way to get Toy Machine’s out of print early release, Toy Machine Live! Plus, each DVD ends with a photo gallery featuring random photographs from each video’s era. This box set is a must-have in every skateboarder’s video collection! (DVDs also sold separately, details below)
DVD Box Set includes:
Toy Machine Live! / Heavy Metal
Welcome to Hell
Jump Off A Building
TOY MACHINE LIVE!/HEAVY METAL: Toy Machine’s first two full-length video releases together on one DVD, featuring the skating of riders like Ethan Fowler, Jahmal Williams, Jerry Fowler, Ed Templeton, Josh Kalis, Satva Leung, Jamie Thomas, and many more!! Now you can impress your friends by knowing all the intimate details of the two classic videos, especially the out of print & highly sought after Toy Machine Live! Each video is shown in its original form, un-edited and un-censored, and features a bonus photo gallery. (Originally released 1994, 1995) Run time: 52 minutes
Toy Machine Live!
Live! Photo Gallery
Heavy Metal Photo Gallery
WELCOME TO HELL: This classic Toy Machine video is a must for any Skateboarder’s video collection! Featuring some of skateboarding’s most well known skaters, this video upped the bar in every aspect, thanks to the hard work of a Toy Machine team led by Jamie Thomas. The editing, music, and skating in this video helped define an era. The DVD features Chad Muska’s original, un-released part that was cut from the video the first time due to an ill-fated video premiere in San Diego. The video is presented here in its original un-edited and un-censored form, and features a bonus photo gallery. (Originally released 1996) Run time: 30 minutes
Welcome to Hell
Welcome to Hell Photo Gallery
JUMP OFF A BUILDING: Toy Machine’s 4th video release, Jump Off a Building, was the follow up to Welcome to Hell. It is Toy Machine at its most creative, featuring the skating of Brian Anderson, Mike Maldonado, Elissa Steamer, Bam Margera, Ed Templeton, Chris Senn, and Kerry Getz. The video is presented here in its original un-edited and un-censored form, and features a bonus photo gallery. (Originally released 1998) Run time: 38 minutes
Jump Off A Building
Jump Off A Building Photo Gallery
Gareth Stehr, apart from having a very creepy mustache, just turned 21!!!!!
Ben Gilley just moved back to and is now living in Birmingham, Alabama for a little while...Skateboarding all the time and hanging out at Faith Skate Shop.
Cyril Mountain, along with the rest of team is traveling to the Windy City of Chicago for a mini Halloween photo tour. On all Hallows eve the guys will be at a ramp party on an indoor ramp somewhere outside the city. Ghostly skateboarding.
The premiere was at Cane's in Mission Beach, San Diego. There was also a great performance by the Heartaches - one of my favorite bands right now.
Pineapple and Shey have been seen sessioning with legendary skate photog Ted Terrebone at Clairemont. Couple of pics can be seen at www.sessions.com
Shey Saladino was last seen on a mini park tour in So Cal with dad. Pineapple was blown away with Shey's acid drops at Coronado and ollie to frontside airs. As Shey would say ... "What the ... ??? "
Hackett and Pineapple are working hard on the new product line for Spring. Rumor is a new shape and graphic from Pineapple is in the works.
Ricky Stiles is now living in Long Beach again.
Have you seen him ... Mike Folmer? If any knows his whereabouts, please let us know ASAP. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan Groff last reported charging once again after being taken out by a fruit booter months ago.
Most of the O.G. Deathbox team will be featured in the upcoming Independent Trucks 25th Anniversary coffee table book.
Demand our products from your local shop or favorite mailorder!! Tell them they are losers if they don't have our gear!
Go to www.skimthefat.com and enter the contest. While there, check out their extensive archives of video reviews.
Through the smoke and the ash in their eyes...Leo, Matt, Gareth, Johnny and Josh all made it to the semi-finals. Out of 103 competitors!
Leo, Gareth and JLay made it to the finals, where Gareth placed 8th and Leo placed 7th. Gareth and Leo both had flawless runs. But the contest machines took it. I swear these park kids are robots! And some of them are babies, 8 and 10 years old! Ryan Bobier took 1st.
We have amazing teams and our presence is known everywhere we go. Everyone did a great job and it was a very good weekend. Photos up on the site soon.
Toy Machine - Austin Stephens, Diego Bucchieri, Billy Marks, Josh Harmony and Johnny Layton.
Hollywood - Don The Nuge, Charlie Thomas, Dorian Tucker, James Atkin, Justin Roy, Richie Belton and DJ Chavez.
In addition to the instore appearance we are having a special sales promotion - buy any Hollywood or Toy Machine deck or jeans and get a free t-shirt. How about them apples!?!?!?
Directions: The mall is on the north side of the 8 freeway, exit Johnson. You can't miss it. Call if you need help 619-441-5213.