These spectacular figures are Fujin and Raijin, Wind Guy and Rain Guy. They're by Nakagawa Takeji, a 32-year-old toymaker in Nagano, Japan. Nakagawa's Take-g Toys [though it's a spin on his first name, it's pronounced like English] specializes in simple, modern toys with almost baroque combinations of woods and grains.
Take-g block sets come in the big three: maple, walnut, and cherry. But the Take-g Zoo animals are made from white ash and teak, too. The more elaborate, one-off toys and sculptures also include some keyaki, a rare variety of Japanese elm. Blocks and animals are sold online, but the art pieces are only sold through gallery exhibitions.
Given that the toys can run 20,000 yen [$164] for the ten animals to 42,000 yen [$344] for the big set of blocks, I can't even begin to imagine what Fujin and Raijin would cost. But then, the Japanese have always had a thing for crazy-expensive wooden toys.
[6/27 update: Cool Hunting contacted Takeji about his process and his works: "Please remember most of crafts I make are an art, not actually 'toys' except a few products." Which explains the pricing, up to $6000.]