News From August 2007

Toy Machine Ed signs a young man in Canada

Image Description Here While Johnny handles the young women in Russia.
Posted August 31st, 2007 by Wassily Kandinsky

Toy Machine St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

Image Description Here Or Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat. Ivan the Terrible, who commissioned the church was rumored to have gouged out the eyes of the architect so that he could never make another thing as beautiful.
Posted August 31st, 2007 by Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer

Toy Machine Ed, Leo, and Josh in Montreal, Canada...

Image Description Here Image Description Here From a RVCA tour we did in July.
Posted August 30th, 2007 by Photo by Deanna T.

Toy Machine Lurking on people in Catalina...

Look! Up in the sky! Its a bird, its a plane... Image Description Here Its this kid. Image Description Here Intense. Image Description Here Ants on a floating sponge. Image Description Here Image Description Here Bummed about being a teenager. Image Description Here Grandma with neckbrace = Photo Gold!
Posted August 30th, 2007 by Billy wants to do RS's mom. Ew Gross!

Toy Machine US tour photos trickle in, Euro tour in progress!

Image Description Here Some fans get a little crazy, but that is how we like it. You don't become a loyal pawn by sitting around acting 'Normal.' Image Description Here Remember earlier in this websites history? There was a photo of me shooting this photos of Kevin. It comes full circle. Loyal pawns rejoice in your epic knowledge. Image Description Here So much lurking gets logged on tour. Image Description Here Here we are in line for fireworks, as always on any toy trip, we NEED them to survive.
Posted August 29th, 2007 by Penelope Cruz is considering a breast reduction

Toy Machine Matt B's wrist is fucked, so Diego helps out...

Image Description Here What a bro. See FOOTAGE from Toy Machine's demo in Malmo, Sweden Right HERE. And watch our demo in Des Moines, Iowa right here in the comfort of the Toy website.
Posted August 29th, 2007 by Carrot Top got dissed by Snoop Dog...

Toy Machine Johnny gets rad in Copenhagen Denmark...

Image Description Here Photo: Mads Lending See Photos from our small demo in Copenhagen by clicking HERE.
Posted August 27th, 2007 by Wile-E-Coyote from ACME brand gadgets...

Toy Machine Peek-a-Boo

Image Description Matt B. got trapped while scouring euro style. Don't worry though, he got out and onto the dance floor. See FOOTAGE from our demo in Malmo, Sweden Right F-ing Here. And photos from our Copenhagen demo HERE.
Posted August 27th, 2007 by THANKS TO TACKY.COM!!!!!

Foundation Foundation is going big on KOTR..

and so are there blogging skills..be sure to stay up to date or you will be bummed!

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Posted August 27th, 2007 by Minister of Propaganda

Toy Machine Toy Machine in Amsterdam - Tacky Style...

Image Description Here Josh Harmony, Photo: Siem van Woerkom Scope Photo galleries of our demo in Amsterdam at Tacky.com: Part 1 Part 2
Posted August 27th, 2007 by Ravi Shankar's daughter plays pop music

Toy Machine Toy Machine in Amsterdam covered by Tacky!!

Image Description Here Austin S, Photo: Siem van Woerkom Scope Photo galleries of our demo in Amsterdam at Tacky.com: Part 1 Part 2
Posted August 27th, 2007 by XXX dildo posts everywhere...

Toy Machine Get Psycho at your Campfire!!!

Image Description Here Summer is almost over!
Posted August 26th, 2007 by School is starting, what adventures lie ahead?

Toy Machine Austin, Texas brings Josh to the floor.

Image Description Here Tour was over, and we were about to go home. June 2007. Here is the world famous LINK of the day.
Posted August 26th, 2007 by Bam Margera used to HATE cigarettes, but now...

Toy Machine It's Saturday, you should be out skateboarding.

Image Description Here And not looking at pictures of Ed taking a crap on a train.
Posted August 25th, 2007 by What a skatchy bastard you are / Mike Myers

Toy Machine Typical Europe

Image Description Old Lady, check. Bike, check. Weird small car, check. Flowers in basket, check.
Posted August 24th, 2007 by Don't Just Wait to Die

Toy Machine In Training

Image Description Euro trips mean lots of long train rides with nothing to do. Having the lovely Deanna in tow must make the Tempster's life that much easier.
Posted August 24th, 2007 by The Same Photo Over Again

Toy Machine The kids are designing for us now...

Image Description Here Young Noah coming uo with the latest Toy logo technology. Image Description Here Not this kid though...
Posted August 23rd, 2007 by Fire yourself from the job of your life

Toy Machine Hostel Showers...

Image Description ...or early moring dip?
Posted August 23rd, 2007 by Blessedly Naive

Toy Machine Leap Of Faith

Image Description Josh gets jumping wherever he goes. Not even busted feet can fade him.
Posted August 23rd, 2007 by Richard Dawkins

Toy Machine Johnny Yo Yo

Image Description Sometimes Johnny is straight cucumber as in "cool as a" but on occasion he gets mad at himself and goes insane and starts shaving his forehead. We all have our moments. See Burnout too!
Posted August 22nd, 2007 by Light Leaks and X Ray Damage Aside

Toy Machine Austin's Birthday Dinner...

Image Description Here We got together to eat Indian food in the LBC. Did I mention we saw Snoop-Dog at the airport in Copenhagen? Young Grant was there, who had recently slammed on his face, as you can see by my blurry photo. I need a new camera. Image Description Here General birthday dinner diaspora photo. A shot of the 'milieu' if you will... To the right, the girl wearing a pink dress, that's Josh's wife Jenna, who is very pregnant! Image Description Here Grif was there too, sporting a new Creep-Stash.
Posted August 22nd, 2007 by Year 27, odd but poetic as well. A great number.

Foundation web exclusive with Nuge

Image Description Here Thrasher put together a little online interview with Nuge. Check it out.
Posted August 21st, 2007

Toy Machine Manchester, home of Morrissey and the Smiths

Image Description Here After our demo in Birmingham caused panic in the streets, we skated in the lovely city of Manchester.
Posted August 21st, 2007 by He just hasn't earned it yet, baby...

Toy Machine Happy Birthday Austin

Image Description Have a good one Stone. Check out the Burnout Blog for even more photos of Toy Machine in Russia!
Posted August 21st, 2007 by 11 Day Senior

Foundation dont get caught sleepin on our team

Image Description Here Image Description Here With king of the road just around the corner we are in serious training mode for the competition. X games style. Multi sponsor logo'd tees and stuff.
Posted August 20th, 2007

Toy Machine Up and Down

Image Description Nick got acitve in between smoke breaks in Amsterdam. He kept it stirring with mass coffee intake. Check out the Burnout Blog for even more photos of Toy Machine in Russia!
Posted August 20th, 2007 by Athlete's Foot?

Toy Machine Matt B enjoys the Picadilly Circus

Check out the Burnout Blog for more photos of Toy Machine in Russia! Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here
Posted August 20th, 2007 by Cause in a belted coat, he secretly knew...

Toy Machine Back On The Ball

Image Description Matt B is reaching for that Fallen part. With only weeks to go he ain't blowing smoke up your ass.
Posted August 19th, 2007 by Big Bucks

Toy Machine Bill lapses into a Food-Coma...

Image Description Here After eating all this stuff... Image Description Here He was out.
Posted August 19th, 2007 by File under: Quail Eggs are Gross

Toy Machine One Night in London on our way back home...

Image Description Here A few of us wanted to go into town to eat, a few to see some famous sights. All were happy. Image Description Here Nick used the ATM.
Posted August 19th, 2007 by Home again, Home again, Jiggity Jig

Toy Machine Toy Machine in RUSSIA Mega-Post

Image Description Here Moscow made a great first impression. The traffic flows freely, and cars barely stop at lights. Image Description Here Bill Marks transforms himself like a Phoenix from the flames... Image Description Here We skated this spot where the train that brought the dead Lenin to Moscow is housed. Apparently, the place has been closed down and forgotten for 15 years! Image Description Here This is what the Simpsons Movie posters look like in Russia. Image Description Here These were some obstacles that kids skated in their local street contest. Image Description Here The women dress up 24-7 in Russia, and many of them are beautiful. Image Description Here This was on the inside of our hotel door. Image Description Here And this was the building across from our hotel. It felt like Las Vegas. Image Description Here This was the course we skated for our demo in Moscow. It was for sure designed by BMXer's. Image Description Here It sucks that the indoor park was charging too much money to hold the demo there, but we still tore this park a new one. Image Description Here Asses were signed, of course. Image Description Here Josh hurt his foot and couldn't walk. Image Description Here So we pushed him around on a skateboard. Image Description Here Then he rocked a cane. Image Description Here He deserved the hooka he got that night for dinner. Check out the Burnout Blog for more photos of Toy Machine in Russia!
Posted August 18th, 2007 by Kevin? No.

Toy Machine Extended Coverage: RUSSIA

TRAIN RIDE FROM ST. PETERSBURG TO MOSCOW... Image Description Here We started out for the train station as the sun was setting... Image Description Here Image Description Here At the station we unloaded and slowly leaked to the tracks... Image Description Here Everyone stocked up on drinks for the overnight train. Image Description Here These people started talking to us. The atmosphere was festive. Image Description Here Pasha's girlfreind was making vodka and Coke's for people. She was drinking some sort of alcohol every time I saw her, morning, noon, or night! Image Description Here Deanna and Ed were train buddies with Josh and Austin. Image Description Here Kevin did pull-ups at our door. Image Description Here But most of the time kept to the shadows. We feel lucky we were not involved in the Train Bombing the next day. Check out the Burnout Blog for more photos of Toy Machine in Russia!
Posted August 18th, 2007 by Some Savage Beast

Foundation the preperation has begun

Image Description Here Image Description Here Hopefully we have enough boards.
Posted August 17th, 2007

Foundation King Of The Road Team announced

Heres the line up for KOTR. Nuge Sierra Fellers Abdias Rivera Angel Ramirez David Reyes
Posted August 16th, 2007

Foundation Grill Session: Gareth Stehr (Part 2)

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Posted August 16th, 2007

Foundation Not the best of timing on this one

Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here In some very unfortunate news Corey broke his fibula and tibia bones in his lower leg last Monday skating. Also damaging the ligaments real bad. He will find out tomorrow if he needs surgery or not. Bummer...
Posted August 16th, 2007

Dekline Limited Addiction

The limited Addiction show is now live limitedaddictiongallery.com in the current section of their site. Show opens this Saturday August 18th if you are in the area feel free to drop by.

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Posted August 15th, 2007 by August

Foundation pirates are marketable

Image Description Here Gareth helped design a new series for Foundation since hes injured still. Check it out. I'm sure he'll be skating in no time though. Right Gareth?
Posted August 15th, 2007

Toy Machine Russia from St Petersburg to Moscow...

Image Description Here The van was total chaos. Image Description Here Johnny stocked up for the ride... Image Description Here The very next day, some terrorists blew up the same train we were on... fuck.
Posted August 14th, 2007 by WAY more to come when I get to a connection!

Toy Machine 13 is OK, 14 is hexed in Russia...

Image Description Here Check out the Burnout Blog for more photos of Toy Machine in Russia!
Posted August 14th, 2007 by slow going for internet connections...

Pig Wheels Jeremy Reeves getting in done

Image Description Here New Pig Wheels pro Jeremy Reeves landed cover of Skateboarder with this huge kickflip over the ledge.
Posted August 13th, 2007

Foundation Keeping you up to date with David

Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Our newest am came by the warehouse last week to raid the warehouse. Not only did he get regular skateboards he needed a refill on tech decks and ramps. He has been skating non stop on Circa and RVCA trips as of late so the tech decks pass time well.
Posted August 13th, 2007

Dekline Demo and signing photos

There was a Dekline demo and signing on Saturday and I was there to document it. Thanks to all the kids that showed up and You Join skate shop for making it all happen. Image Description Here heres the scene at the park when i rolled up. nothing too crazy but the place got packed quick. Image Description Here I dont really know how hot it was outside but I'm pretty sure it was in the 130's or something. This is the only shaded area. Image Description Here Gareth couldn't skate because he's still hurt but signed plenty of autographs for the kiddies. Image Description Here Melcher relaxing in the shade Image Description Here haha yeah not to many people have anything for this thing. Image Description Here The tech area. York where you at? Image Description Here After the demo or skate with the kids whatever you want to call it, there was a signing at You Join. Ball drove his bike. Image Description Here Nick McLouth and Matt Ball enjoy the air condition after the skate session. Image Description Here Melcher doing the autograph thing Image Description Here Matt, Owen, and Gareth Image Description Here You Join had a good selection of Foundation boards. Image Description Here Zarosh was in the house. Sporting a not so common haircut. Image Description Here The mandatory team shot. Notice how I take more photos inside when its air conditioned then I do when its 175 degrees outside. Image Description Here We support McDonalds. I hope Ronald see's this and hooks us up with some free burgers and stuff. Image Description Here After a 2 hour signing went on the team broke out. And I was there to capture the moment. Image Description Here Yep still lurking outside the shop after the signing. Image Description Here And then Melcher moved 5 feet and I documented it for you. Booyah! Image Description Here "Hey Zarosh you should try to handstand on a skateboard and roll off the curb..." Image Description Here "ok let me empty my pockets first" Image Description Here do you think he made it??? stay tuned to find out
Posted August 12th, 2007

Toy Machine Russian strange nights...

Image Description Here The restaurant we were taken to had a dance floor above it with a glass floor. Since all the girls were too smart to dance over it in their mini-skirts, Diego went up and gave us a dance... Image Description Here The painter who painted this painting needs to pick less famous people for his reference photos...
Posted August 11th, 2007 by Arnold S. has a freakishly small penis...

Toy Machine Day Two in RUSSIA, it got even crazier!

Image Description Here This was a scene from our demo. Need I say more? WTF? Image Description Here One our way to the demo, We sang Karaoke because the van had some weird microphone hookup. Josh did Velvet Underground... Image Description Here Then Mike Burnett did the Smiths' Image Description Here This is Josh performing the 'product toss' part of the demo. Image Description Here The skatepark went all out, and made special VIP passes for the VIP's Image Description Here It is safe to say that anything we do here is well covered. Image Description Here After our demo, we had a signing at a separate place. These are the kids waiting out front... Image Description Here One kid brought us a bootleg 'Good and Evil' cover. Bumming. Image Description Here Johnny and Nick were throwing game at two ladies who lurked up the signing.
Posted August 11th, 2007 by Tele Sevales prefered hairy beavers

Toy Machine Day one in RUSSIA, directly to crazy...

Image Description Here This is the epic new square we skated under the watchful eye of Lenin. People were everywhere, and skater kids flocked to us immediately when we got there. Image Description Here It was Kevin's birthday, which he spent in 3 different countries: Sweden, Denmark, and Russia. Getting 'Happy Birthday' sung to you in St. Petersburg, Russia? Epic. Image Description Here This is one of the people that flocked to us. Johnny obliged her strange request. (reminder: you need not get your boobs out for an autograph) Image Description Here Diego eats a Russian specialty, Borscht. Image Description Here Diego puts a bear in a sleeper hold, wrestling him into submission... Johnny was talking up women who kept smiling at him... Image Description Here At the end of our first day in St. Petersburg.
Posted August 11th, 2007 by Yakov Smirnov shaved his beard for lice

Foundation Welcome to the team David Reyes

Image Description Here Foundation is very proud to welcome David Reyes to the team. Check out his team page for all his info.
Posted August 10th, 2007

Foundation Grill session with Gareth...

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Posted August 10th, 2007

Toy Machine People at our demo in Malmo...

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Posted August 9th, 2007 by Dolf Lundgren used a body double for nude scenes

Toy Machine Demo in Malmo, Sweden - the place rules...

Image Description Here This is Billy killing the demo. Nick T did about 45 different tricks down the stairs. Image Description Here This is Mikael... Image Description Here And his pal, Jesper, they had their bags stolen, along with their signed posters. So we hooked them up with some new ones. Image Description Here Diego checking out the awesome cement park, and bumming because his knees are still screwed. Image Description Here Josh and Billy sign autographs for some skaters. Image Description Here This kid was our biggest fan in Malmo!!! I want to thank Frederik, Hazze, and Stefan for taking GREAT care of us, you all rule!
Posted August 9th, 2007 by Chrissy Hynde changes tires upstairs, bro.

Pig Wheels welcome to the team

Image Description Here Pig Wheels welcomes to the team the San Diego Police Department. This cop car had a pig sticker on his ticket book. Maybe if you rock pig wheels or stickers atleast they will be less likely to give you a ticket. Now we have something in common.
Posted August 9th, 2007

Toy Machine Random shots from the last few days...

Image Description Here Boredom at the train station. We had a handstand contest. Image Description Here This is what the Simpson's movie poster looks like in Germany. Image Description Here Josh enjoyes a mailbox in Denmark. Image Description Here Gross! Only you would think that after seeing this. Image Description Here Only Nick would think that after seeing this. Image Description Here I put this up just to hype up Deigo...
Posted August 8th, 2007 by Outlaw Josie Wales

Toy Machine Copenhagen, Denmark

Image Description Here We went to Tivoli, an amusement park in the middle of downtown. Mike and Austin rode the swings. Image Description Here Their hair was fried afterward. Image Description Here This was Diego and Mike's shot from the 'Demon' roller-coaster. Image Description Here But unfortunately, Fashion Week was going on in town, and all our Distro could get us was a freaking Hostel. 6 people to a room, no AC, no phone, no internet, no soap, no trash can. Image Description Here It was hot as hell last night!
Posted August 8th, 2007 by See below for a mega-post!

Toy Machine Koln - Hamburg - Ferry & Train to Denmark...

Image Description Here Kevin cleans the wax out our proverbial ears. Image Description Here Later that day he did his favorite Chriss Angel, MINDFREAK impression. Image Description Here We drove to Hamburg, and immediately some kids sighted Josh and came over for some souvenir photos with him. Image Description Here Nick got left behind at the hotel in Hamburg, and left us a note stickered to a car... Image Description Here which ended with this. Image Description Here While Nick got left, we were out in Hamburg's red-light district. Not because we are horn-dogs, but because our hotel was right in the middle of it. Diego gives a thumbs down to this poster. Image Description Here Then laughs at some funny food items in the window... Image Description Here Burnett got some pointy finger ice-cream that brought his beautiful eyes out. Image Description Here It was good for pointing out tight buns. Image Description Here On the ferry into Denmark, the hot food item was these hot dogs. Image Description Here Although the Butcher could not barbeque it himself, he still ate the crap out of one. Image Description Here Finally off the boat... Image Description Here And down the gangway! Image Description Here But boredom set in quickly. We had a two hour wait for the train to Copenhagen. Image Description Here This was the station... Image Description Here It was small and desolate...
Posted August 8th, 2007 by We didn't have internet, so here's a big one.

Tum Yeto Chula Vista, CA contest this weekend!

Image Description Here Sponsored by the folks at Tum Yeto.
Posted August 8th, 2007

Foundation King Of The Road Team

Image Description Here It will be people that you see here. Now I just have to pick 5 of them. Hmm...suggestions??
Posted August 8th, 2007

Foundation Foundation has been busy

Image Description Here Nuge has been busy moving into his new house in LA. Gareth has been lending a hand in the yard work that needs to be done. Look for a web exclusive interview with Nuge on the Thrasher site this month. Featuring board giveaways of his pro model "Fought The Law". Image Description Here Ever since X games last week Corey has stayed in San Diego. Handling business at Hoven, Osiris and Tum Yeto. Showing us all his part for the upcoming Osiris video "Feed The Need". Corey's interview is wrapped up and will be in the next Thrasher October issue. Image Description Here Abdias has been traveling non stop with Circa lately. After a 2 week stay in Europe he is now back in his hometown Tampa, FL. Look for a article soon on his adventures in Europe. Heard it got a bit crazy. Image Description Here Sierra has also been on the Circa trips with Abdias. Now in Montana with his family enjoying the pro nod that we gave him. Look for Sierra's boards in a skate shop near you the end of this month.
Posted August 8th, 2007

Dekline Dekline signing and demo!

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Posted August 7th, 2007

Tum Yeto Slaps One In A Million contest

Image Description Here Tum Yeto friends Steve Shipler from San Diego, CA and David Rickett from Bakersfield, CA are both in the Slap contest One In A Million. I suggest you vote for one of them.
Posted August 7th, 2007

Tum Yeto Mike Kershnar had a art show

Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Tum Yeto friend Mike Kershnar sent some pics in from his recent art show. He designed the Toy Machine series Neofolk. Neat huh.
Posted August 7th, 2007

Toy Machine Koln, Germany shop signing...

Image Description Here Then a demo with less kids than the signing? We got some epic street shots today, and the demo was EPIC, with everyone shredding hard as heck. Too bad there was only 50 kids there.
Posted August 5th, 2007 by Skate or Die

Toy Machine Johnny with a girl in the UK...

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Posted August 5th, 2007 by Random as Hellllllllll

Toy Machine Amsterdam hotel lurk-fest...

Image Description Here Image Description Here Matt and Johnny chilling out after an eye-full of crazy imagery in the red-light... Image Description Here You guys are GUILTY!!!! Scope the Burnout...
Posted August 4th, 2007 by Reese Witherspoon-tang

Foundation extreme games

Image Description Here Corey skated the X games these past couple days. Placing 11th in the qualifying. Almost making the cut for the finals. Check out the osiris site for video and photos from the the event.
Posted August 4th, 2007

Toy Machine Toy Machine Hits Amsterdam!!!

Image Description Here A beautiful city. It was Nick, Johnny, Matt, Josh, and Kevin's first time. We trolled the red-light district, window shopping for humans. Image Description Here The distributor had special Billiard Balls made up for the party after the demo. Our demo was in a GREAT park suspended up inside a giant warehouse. The kids didn't seem to like us, and not one asked for an autograph. Oh well, we had fun skating anyway. Here is some footage of our demos caught by local skaters in England: Stoke PLaza #1 Stoke Plaza AND Birmingham Stoke Plaza Demo #2 Check out Mike Burnetts' Burnout Blog for more great photos from our trip! We are in Cologne, Germany right now...
Posted August 4th, 2007 by There is a statue of David Hasslehoff???

Toy Machine Scenes from our demo in Birmingham, UK

Image Description Here Young Harry has a Sect for life... Image Description Here Unless he goes black-arm. He was at our demo in Birmingham... Image Description Here One young skater asked for Kevin's Autograph. When you are an award winning skate video maker, you get fans too! Image Description Here These were the kids chilling as we left to go eat Indian food. Thanks Carl! Thanks Stiley and Kevin, you guys rule!
Posted August 2nd, 2007 by We need to come back to the UK very soon!

Toy Machine Toy team gets a threesome with a statue?

Image Description Here This other statue was trying inverts, and ended up busting a Ho-Ho plant!! The sculpture in Manchester rules.
Posted August 2nd, 2007 by Statue humpers anonymous

Tum Yeto Chula Vista contest this weekend

Image Description Here Theres a contest in Chula Vista, CA this weekend that we are sponsoring.
Posted August 2nd, 2007

Tum Yeto sometimes I just love the internet

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Posted August 1st, 2007

Toy Machine Nick cut all his hair!!?!!

Image Description Here Looking snazzy in Manchester UK Image Description Here Caught here shoting some epic side boob...
Posted August 1st, 2007 by Nick T ripping in English style...

Toy Machine Signing and Demo in Stoke-on-Trent

Image Description Here The people of Stoke are surprisingly fairly stoked... Image Description Here The kids lined up in Stoke, on the river Trent. Then we went over to their skate plaza and tore it a new one...
Posted August 1st, 2007 by We are so hot in England! Way bigger than Flip!