May 13, 2014
Shimomoku – New Makori-San Sofubi
Shimomoku will debut his brand new Makori-San sofubi figure at Design Festa No. 39 (5.17 – 5.18) in Tokyo. A definite departure from Shimomoku’s previous Lampu figure, Maknori-San features an intriguing, organic design with an eye-catching curved neck and a bottom joint that rotates, allowing the figure to ‘sit’. Relying on machine translation is always tricky, but it appears that the artist is currently deciding between bringing either the tan or the blue figures to the show. No word yet on whether these will be unpainted or painted editions.
Pobber x Kronk – Mecha Bad Ass (5.16)
After a strong debut at Art Toy Culture Seoul, Pobber will release Kronk’s Mecha Bad Ass figure online from pobber.com on Friday (5.16) @ Noon EDT for $95 (+ s/h). The latest edition of Kronk’s ape pays homage to retro Japanese giant robots.
Toy Art Gallery x Lurk -- Lurkfoot Sofubi
Having just revealed their impressive Modzilla sofubi from Ron English, Toy Art Gallery has taken the wraps off another of their large scale sofubi figures -- Lurkfoot by Lurk. A wild take on the Sasquatch archetype, Lukrfoot brings a lowbrow vibe to the legend. Look for more on the 11" figure soon.