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Terror Boys: Gohst Bat [Skelsuit]

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The Brandt Peters x Ferg collaborative Terror Boys - GOHST BAT [SKELSUIT] will be released today. Each figure includes: 2 sets of arms (classic and 2.1), Skelsuit with embroidered bones, GID (glow in the dark) machete, GID axe and removable helmet.

These will be released via the Squadt Store today, Thursday October 31st 2013, at Noon Central Time. This version is an edition of 225 pieces, each selling for $105.00 (includes shipping).

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REVIEW: Tide Pool Stinky Ginger

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Background

Produced by the T+CP (Tomenosuke and Circus Posterus) partnership, Chris Ryniak’s Stinky Ginger sofubi vinyl joins Brandt Peters’ Stingy Jack and Kathie Olivas’ Calliope Jackalope as the initial trio of T+CP designs.

The third, and newest, version of Miss Ginger is the Tide Pool Stinky Ginger. This Stinky Ginger features two spray masks (white and black) as well as sprays fading from blue-green to yellow-green. The hands and stomach are sprayed in the lighter yellow-green to have those areas stand out from the rest of the body, which is more subtly shaded.

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The Facts



Tide Pool Stinky Ginger
Series: Stinky Ginger (#3)
Manufacturer: T+CP (Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus)
Artist: Chris Ryniak
Sculpted by: Chris Ryniak and Youhei Kaneko
Material: Japanese Sofubi vinyl
Dimensions: 6.5” tall
Points of Articulation: 3 (wrists and waist)
Edition Size: 60 pieces
Pricing: $89.00

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Packaging

The Tide Pool Stinky Ginger comes (poly)bagged and tagged similar to other figures in the T+CP line. The header card features the Stinky Ginger logo as well as character artwork by Chris Ryniak. And it’s easy enough to remove the figure from the bag without destroying the packaging.

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Our Opinion

There still is hope for vinyl toys, and one of the reasons is the collaborative venture between Tomenosuke and Circus Posterus. It’s not often that a company (or companies) takes a great character concept, transforms it into a killer sculpt, and then produces the perfect toy. But it does happen.

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Based on Chris Ryniak’s original sculpt, Ginger was tweaked by Youhei Kaneko in order to make the transition from resin to sofubi flawless (meaning getting the sculpt so it would balance in vinyl form). None of the incredible details (wrinkles) were lost.

The Tide Pool Stinky Ginger is the third version of the character to be released. It’s the first to veer from the pink color scheme. But you can still tell that you’re dealing with a very angry Zingiber officinale root.

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There are three points of articulation – two at the wrists and one at the waist. You can change her from “cop a feel mode” to “it wasn’t me mode” in a split second. I don’t know if there is any reason for the waist articulation, other than allowing each piece to be rotocast.

The Tide Pool Stinky Ginger is made of Japanese sofubi. So this is top-quality vinyl, which I think warrants the $89.00 price tag. It just has the look and feel of a quality vinyl product.

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The Stinky Ginger character takes over my top spot for favorite design from T+CP. I’ve always been a fan of Chris Ryniak’s crazy little creatures. While I never would have thought a toy based on ginger root would have worked, Ginger not only works – she thoroughly impresses.

To pick one up, check out the following:

Tomenosuke: $89.00 (International buyers)
Circus Posterus: $89.00 (North America buyers)

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Tide Pool Stinky Ginger Release Details

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The newest version of Chris Ryniak's Stinky Ginger - called Tide Pool Stinky Ginger - is slated to be released on July 3rd 2013 at 5PM PT or July 4th 2013 at 11AM Japan Time. Produced by T+CP, the Japan-made sofubi vinyl figure will be available for $89.00.

The Stinky Ginger Colorway #4 is a limited edition of 60 pieces, with 30 pieces going to Stranger Factory (North American customers) and 30 pieces going to Tomenosuke (International customers). Each figure comes poly-bagged with a signed and numbered header card.

Circus Posterus’ Oliver and Mortimer Release Details

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The fine folks over at Circus Posterus have announced the details for the Oliver and Mortimer pre-sale. They will be available via the CP Store on Wednesday May 15th 2013 along with a brand new print.

Oliver the Bat Boy and Mortimer the Mortician are two new vinyl figures from Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters in partnership with Artoyz Paris. Oliver stand in at 6 1/4” tall from bottom of figure to tips of bat ears, and he comes with 2 Scavenger Birds. Mortimer is 6” tall from belly to tip of horn and includes a Straight Razor and “Toxico” bottle. Both figures will be available in four different colorways.

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The CP shop will be pre-selling all of the figures individually except for the grayscale versions (exclusive to Artoyz). Each figure will run $60.00 and be limited to a run of only 200 pieces.

They'll also be offering sets with a new 8.5" x 11″ Oliver Mini giclee print on watercolor paper for $140.00 (includes a matching Oliver and Mortimer set + the print + stickers).

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