Tomenosuke and Circus Posterus joined forces to create the T+CP art toy label. To date, they have released sofubi figures based on three different characters: Calliope Jackalope (Kathie Olivas), Stingy Jack (Brandt Peters), and Stinky Ginger (Chris Ryniak). For this review, we'll be taking a gander at Brandt Peters' Toxic Marshmallow Stingy Jack.
Brandt Peters describes his Stingy Jack character as “a US artist’s version of an Irish myth, but told from a contemporary, western neo-vintage perspective.” And says that the vinyl is “designed to look like an American 1930s cartoon character and produced in a Japanese Sofubi format, with a bit of punk thrown in for good measure”.
Toxic Marshmallow Stingy Jack
Manufacturer: Tomenosuke x Circus Posterus
Artist: Brandt Peters
Sculpted by: Yohei of Mirock Toy
Material: Sofubi Japan-made Rotocast Vinyl
Points of Articulation: 6 points (hat, neck, wrists, ankles)
Edition Size: 120 pieces
Like the Calliope Jackalope vinyl, we received this figure before it was released and it didn't have the header card. Above is what that header card looks like. The figure comes bagged with that header card attached.
The Toxic Marshmallow Stingy Jack is the second Stingy Jack colorway released by T+CP. The first one was simply entitled Stingy Jack, and it more closely resembled a jack-o-lantern in its color scheme. The alternate colorway features the same sculpt on a sofubi vinyl with a black, red and cream paint scheme.
It appears that there were six paint masks used for the Toxic Marshmallow version. There is the red-orange on the hands, feet, buttons and eyes. There's a brown used on the cigar and the stem fade. A dull sky-blue is used for the ruff (Collar). The pumpkin head is faded between an off-white and cream color. And a pink is used around the eyes.
Similar to the previously reviewed Calliope Jackalope, the Scary Jack sofubi is top of the line quality. I look at the sculpting and the paintwork and can't find a single thing that could be improved upon. It's really a different tier of designer vinyl.
So I rated this one slightly ahead of the T+CP Calliope Jackalope. Why, you might ask? I'm a fan of jack-o-lantern toys. Not sure why. Possibly it was from watching Return To Oz a few too many times as a youngster. Maybe it was Disney's version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Whatever it was...I like toys with giant gourds as heads.
You can purchase one at the following: