Aug 20, 2013
Scribe – Sumego
Scribe’s new Sumego figure is coming along nicely with the help of True Cast Studios. Here we have a look at a couple two color Sumegos, both of which look phenomenal. Scribe has also announced that in a couple weeks they will finally have a release date set. Not only will the two colored Sumegos be available, but so will a 6 color! That’s some exciting news we cannot wait for!
LiLJAPAN – Hikari-Kun Work-In-Progress
Hiro Hayashi (LiLJAPAN) is working on a brand-new resin figure, Hikari-Kun, with an eye towards releasing it for DesignerCon. Hiro’s currently refining the sculpt of his lantern yokai creation and will then focus on casting the 5” figure in resin. Recently Hiro’s been casting resin professionally for various artists including Frank Kozik, so it’s nice to see him putting those skills to use on a personal project as well. To keep up with the progress on Hikari-Kun, keep an eye on Hiro’s Facebook, instagram and twitter.
Hikari-Kun is a japanese lantern yokai. He has traveled all the way from Japan to look for a new environment that does not use electricity. Because of electricity he has been pretty much forgotten. With no use of a lantern he ventures off all over the world to find the one place he can light up with his flames and make friends. He hopes that he can meet many new friends that will accept him, but you know, who isnt scared of yokai's. Its going to be a long adventure.
Otto Björnik – Kwadro Alas Dunny Release (8.22)
Last year we featured Otto Björnik’s excellent Kwadro Kwin series of customs relating a narrative of royal sisters, noble soldiers and more tied together with a playing card motif. After each new reveal, we kept wondering when he was going to release them. For the Kwadro Alas Dunnys (3”), the answer is this Friday (8.22). Each of the four horsemen (Aces) is limited to five pieces and will be available complete with cape and lance accessories for $115 each (+ s/h) from Otto’s web shop @ 11 AM EDT on 8.22.13. If past history is any guide, these will go quickly, so stay sharp. If you’d like to purchase more than one of the designs or perhaps a set of all four, drop a line to Ottobjornik@gmail.com before the drop.
The four sisters became more and more beautiful with each passing day. As word of their beauty spread, kings from neighboring lands came to court the fair young maidens. And so it happened that each sister became betrothed to a king before her eighteenth birthday. When they became of age, the nobleman sent his daughters to the four corners of the land to live in their new kingdoms. He selected four of his bravest horsemen (Arjun, Aden, Ashur & Aubin) to accompany and protect them on their long journeys.