Updated with more release details.
Itokin Park (Kazuhiko Ito) makes two amazing space explorer figures—the classic Astronaut and the 2001-inspired Space Mode Man. Which is your favorite? We love both of them, so instead of choosing one or the other, we decided to indulge ourselves and you with one of each—not one exclusive, but two. Going with this crazy idea, the next question was should we do matching pairs or something completely different?
Kazu sent us five Space Mode Man designs. Four were variations of solid green + black, but one completely blew us away. Camouflage! Must make. Kazu had never done a Camo design so we’re really happy he offered to give it a shot. We wondered how he was going to do this and he replied that it would be done 100% in spray.
To make the 10th Anniversary Space Mode Man a reality, Kazu went the extra mile with an intricate, time-consuming painting process. The result is a nicely varied camo effect with sharp, distinct individual elements. Each figure is truly a hand-done piece, no two are exactly alike. The little space trooper is so cute!
We will launch the Vinyl Pulse x Itokin Park 10th Anniversary Exclusive Space Mode Man alongside the Exclusive AstronautExclusive Astronaut on Friday, June 19th 2015 @ 7:30 AM PDT for $45 (+s/h) via wordpress-305716-980974.cloudwaysapps.com. At Kazu’s suggestion, the price reflects the additional paint work required for the camo. International orders will ship via EMS (USPS Priority International). Sales will be limited to one of each figure per household. We hope you love both exclusives as much as we do!