Oct 06, 2017
Jim Dreams x Unbox – Halloween Chunk & ‘Long Time No See’ at TTF (11.7-11.10)
Tapiei Toy Festival opens in just a few hours on Saturday (10.7). Quite a few releases have caught our eyes and imagination including two new drops from Jim Dreams and Unbox available from the Unbox booths [A73/74]. First up is the fun Halloween Chunk which will be sold black-bagged because it features a GID chase. Jim’s pulled out all the scares for this one with the orange+black design, skeleton pattern, and ghostly snot bubble. It’ll be available for 2700NT or ~$89.
The lovable yet rather brazen ‘Chunk’ character is back in a slightly bolder form and pose. Available in black and white editions, Long Time No See—nice rhyme—features the beer-loving enjoying a wee little break.
Oct 05, 2017
Paradise Toyland – Kaiju Hunting at Taipei Toy Festival (10.7 – 10.11)
Paradise Toyland will launch its Kaiju Hunting collaborative project at Taipei Toy Festival as both a series of six mini sofubi figures from six Japanese artists and a featured convention exhibition showcasing each of their careers from noted works to special pieces from their archives. The Kaiju Hunting toy line includes Triboo by Dan
BHM (Big Hairy Monster) by Studio UAMOU, Kumanba by Konatsu, Rasugimasu by T9G (shared two eyes color random mix). Seedlas by Shoko Nakazawa, Satoshi Yamamoto (Hunter) by Dehara Yukinori.
The series will debut with the Invisible Hunting set of all six figures in clear vinyl with painted accents. It will be available in the Kaiju Hunting exhibition area (Exhibition A) for 2400 NT (~$79.00).
Oct 01, 2017
Six TwentyEight Goes Horror with NYCC and TTF Exclusive MITTs
Following on the heels of its super-limited Kamen Rider MITT, Six TwentyEight will continues its small pop culture-inspired runs with two homages to Horror films. The NYCC Exclusive MITT ‘The Clown’ (10 pcs) celebrates Stephen King’s classic ‘It’ complete with a very convincing/creepy clown face and iconic red balloon. It will be available from myplasticheart [booth #888]. For Taipei Toy Festival, Wrong Gallery Taipei [booth A79] will release MITT ‘The Puppet’ (10 pcs) based on the relentless Saw horror franchise. These special editions are scary good, good luck scoring em.
Sep 28, 2017
Lumicar Launches Lumisofvi at TTF with T9G, Shoko Nakazawa and Konatsu
Toby HK and Alex Chin’s Lumicar is extending its no-batteries light-up car concept to the world of sofubi with its brand-new Lumisofvi line launching at Taipei Toy Festival 2017 with three releases from Japanese artists T9G, Shoko Nakazawa and Konatsu . Each toy pairs what appears to be new sculpts of each artist’s characters with a retro style car. Each can be powered up with a separately available USB magnetic charging action for Lumi light-up fun.
Aug 13, 2017
Seri Norica - Kaiju Icey Debuts at TTF 2017
Japanese artist Seri Norica will release an exclusive edition of her as yet-unreleased Kaiju Icey sofubi—her first art toy—at Taipei Toy Festival 2017 (10.7 – 10.10) at the Touma Trooper Creative booths. Super Kawaii with just a touch of sadness—dig the expression and the little hands. Inspired by the popular Japanese soda with the marble-in-the-bottle dispenser, the exclusive Raumune edition (50 pieces) is cast in light blue with a pale pink ‘cone’. After TTF, the figure will be released online sometime in December. The triple scoop shot above features the Ramune edition plus what we believe are tests of upcoming flavors.