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Piranha Prop Replica Model Resin Cast Kit from Tomenosuke

 

Tomenosuke is bringing back the killer fish that was created by two of the greatest monster artists - Rob Bottin who worked on “The Thing” (1982) and Phil Tippett on the “Starship Troopers” (1997) - for the low-budget film “Piranha” (1978) when they were still unknown. The Piranha Prop Replica Model Resin Cast Kit is produced under the permission of Chako Vanleeuwen, a film producer of the New World Pictures "Piranha”, by Tomenosuke.

The 12-inch long resin fish will come unpainted (there are instructions on how to paint it movie-accurate). The first run will be limited to 30 pieces. It will be available at 11AM JST on Friday April 20th 2018 (10PM ET on April 19th) for 25,500JPY (about $240). More info available here.

The Tomenosuke Blaster and Blade Runner 2049

If you've followed the goings on at Tomenosuke, then you likely know how long they've been working on perfecting and producing their Tomenosuke Blaster. The replica of Deckard's Blaster from Blade Runner has been a passion project for Shinji and the other folks at Tomenosuke.

Now, according to them, there has been some suspicious quotes made by Blade Runner 2049's Prop Master Doug Harlocker. He claims that he tracked down the original blaster from an unnamed individual who purchased the item at auction. Tomenosuke claims that the Blaster featured in this Wired article and the VICE piece below show the Tomenosuke Blaster and not one produced by the prop master.

There is a pretty detailed rundown with photographic evidence over at this Tomenosuke blog post. Personally, I know how long and hard Shinji has been working on this project. The Tomenosuke Blaster not only bears the company's name...but in a little bit, its soul. So I'm sure all of those involved are devastated that their hard work will not be recognized within the film. I'm here to recognize that hard work and craftsmanship right here.

Tomenosuke Exclusive Shakatti Release

 

Tomenosuke has announced details for the release of this very special hand-painted Shakatti sofubi from Mirock-toy. The golden Shakatti with a Buddha motif is the first installment of Mirock-toy's Tomenosuke's Exclusive Buddha Trooper Surrenders, the ultimate sofubi figure series for Tomenosuke, and will be released right at midnight on September 1st 2017 at 11:59PM. The nearly 10-inch tall soft vinyl figure will be available to purchase for 16,200JPY (about $150).