Friday, April 11, 2014

Satva Leung.



Welcome To Hell.

Satva was an amateur added to Toy Machine by Jamie Thomas. After parts in Heavy Metal and Welcome To Hell, he left the Machine for an opportunity to turn pro at Imperial for their Dynasty company. He later did his own company called Judah with artist David Flores in the early 2000s. Satva has been a team manager for Ricta and Mob Grip, as well as a DJ and videographer.

Walker Ryan dropped a new part on Thrasher today. It's well filmed and full of exotic spots in foreign countries. Ryan strings together some nice lines and tech tricks without overdoing it. I like what that guy is bringing to skateboarding.

I did a whole week of Toy Machine without an Ed Templeton post. Whoops.

RIP Corey Chrysler.

Vert Is Dead will be back on Monday, April 21. I need a break. Feel free to leave requests in the comments. Gleam that cube.

Transworld - July 1995 Volume 13 Number 7

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Panama Dan Zimmerman.



Heavy Metal.

Dan is a Boston local who is originally from Panama. It is fairly easy to connect the dots on how he got his nickname. He had parts in the Toy Machine's Live and Heavy Metal. His Live part was all indoor skatepark footage. For Heavy Metal, Dan was out on the real streets of Boston. He rode for Nation after Toy Machine.

The photo is by Chris Ortiz.

Transworld - June 1995 Volume 13 Number 6

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Toy Machine Fan Art Contest.



I guess we'd just go by likes on Instagram these days. The future and what we've done with it is lame.

Donny Humes is the creator of Smelly Curb 'zine from Columbus, Ohio.

I've been slowly working on Gimmick Week. There are no shortage of products to fill the days. I'm probably going to end up doing group posts of things such as dirt wheels and hardware rather than spend a week on trucks you rightfully have forgotten. Also the week of women skateboarders is starting to come together. I've got two of the five picked out so far. I'm most likely taking next week off from updating. I want to get all the source material lined up instead of rushing.

Transworld - April 1995 Volume 13 Number 4

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ryan Fabry #2.



A few years ago when people started scanning their stacks of old skateboard mags for the internet, a lot of forgotten information resurfaced. Like that Plan B super am Ryan Fabry once rode for Toy Machine. He was also on Birdhouse Projects. I believe that this ad ticketed off a few uptight folks because of the Reaper Rat slaughtering innocent children.

Transworld - February 1994 Volume 12 Number 2

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ethan Fowler & Jerry Fowler.



It's going to be a quick week of Toy Machine to clear things off the old computer.

This is the first Toy Machine ad. After Ed Templeton and Mike Vallely had a falling out over Television, Ed started Toy Machine at the end of 1993. Ethan and Jerry were ams for TV and Television, but stuck with the Tempster for his new deal. As if anyone doesn't know this by now, the two are not brothers, although it is easy to see how you could think that back in the pre-internet age. Both had parts in Live, the first Toy Machine video. Ethan moved on to Stereo and Jerry left for Planet Earth's new Rhythm company.

Transworld - November 1993 Volume 11 Number 11

Friday, April 4, 2014

Ben Gore.



Look at me I'm on the Stereo, wait, make that Magenta.

Ben is from Pompano Beach, Florida. He resides in San Francisco now. He turned pro for Stereo and switched to Magenta last summer. Ben is into photography. He just had a solid interview with creative photography by Dave Chami and video part for Transworld. He also rides for Venture, MIA Skateshop, and Bones Bearings.

Toy Machine on Monday. Most likely.

Thrasher Photo Issue Summer 2009

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Dan Drehobl #17.



Freedumb flies again.

Thrasher - April 2009 Volume 29 Number 4