Hikari: Creatures of Light, running alongside the Thailand Toy Expo venue in Bangkok, showcases Funko’s new Hikari (Japanese for “light”) collectible toy line which is powered by MINDstyle. The exhibition of Japanese-style soft vinyl figures as well as the Ron English x Mario Maurer show opened with a VIP event on Tuesday and both run through the close of the Toy Expo on Sunday (5.3).
Creatures of Light presents an impressive array of Hikari figures spanning the line from the initial pop culture-themed editions including TMNT, Batman, Spiderman, Transformers to the recently announced Star Wars collection. In conjunction with the exhibition, Funko has released two new editions the Star Skull Walking Stick Hikari figures by Ron English (above, pictured with Mario Maurer) from the Asia Signature Series—the Bangkok edition and an exclusive Pearl edition timed with Thursday’s opening of the Toy Expo.
Hikari brings the style and production techniques of Japanese sofubi figures to a new audience. The use of special treatments including translucent vinyl, effects including metallic and weathered finishes, glitter and more brings a new look to iconic characters from comics, movie, and television. Creatures of Light highlights the nearly limitless potential and crossover synergy of the new line.
After Bangkok, Hikari: Creatures of Light will travel to San Diego this Summer to coincide with San Diego Comic-Con.