October is a big month for the Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus sofubi brand with several releases including the debut of the Pocket Sideshow, their new chibi line, as well as a new Stingy Jack from Brandt Peters. The Pocket Sideshow features four characters (100 of each in both color and black editions) -– Penelope by Kathie Olivas, Otto by Brandt Peters, Puddlespoort from Chris Ryniak and Snowshoe from Amanda Louise Spayd. The new Pierrot Stingy Jack (60 pieces), a homage to the classic sad clown character from European Pantomime traditions, features a pumpkin colored head, blue eyes and a retro black/white costume. With this new edition, Stingy Jack will now be reserved for special eventswith 1-2 drops per year.
As with all T+CP figures, the new toys will be released both by Circus Posterus for North American collectors and by Tomenosuke for international collectors with, available figures split between the two.
CP will release the figures in conjunction with the opening of its fourth annual Bewitching Halloween group show at Stranger Factory on Friday, October 10th 2014. Pierrot Stingy Jack will be available for $95. The Pocket Sideshow figures will be available in special sets only – painted + black edition sets featuring eight total figures ($150), full painted sets with 4 figures ($95), and individual (paired) sets featuring matching painted + black versions of one character ($40). See the official info via Circus Posterus for both the Pierrot Stingy Jack and Pocket Sideshow drops.
Tomenosuke will offer both the Pocket Sideshow and Pierrot Stingy Jack in two separate releases – at Taipei Toy Festival 2014 (10.9 – 10.12) in their booth (A46) and on Tomenosuke.com on October 10th. The prices match that of the CP releases, though it appears that Tomenosuke may not be offering the option of ‘individual’ sets.