Jul 22, 2012
Seen: Touma & Friends -- 10th Anniversary
On Saturday evening, Japanese artist Touma celebrated ten years of creating memorable characters and vinyl toys with the opening of Touma & Friends. On the toy front, Touma unleashed an army of hand-painted customs (Mao Cats, Kazu Mice, Knuckle Bears & more). Metallic paints, clears, there's something for everyone here. He also offered a show exclusive Skuttle, the Power Manzinger-Z, and a preorder for his newest Destodon figure from Monstock.
The backroom gallery featured numerous Touma paintings including several mini-canvases. If you've been looking for a Touma original, this is a golden opportunity. Several of Touma's artists friends also contributed interpretations of his characters including Luke Chueh, Jesse Hernandez, Tim Tsui, Nathan Hamill, and more.
Finally, Touma previewed his latest collaboration with Bandai -- Power Ranger figures featuring a stylized body which will be familiar to those who follow his work.
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