Tomenosuke has announced that they will be releasing a special Pink Gold Lady Butterfly by Aiko to celebrate the opening of their Gallery shop. The Lady Butterfly series started as a project to release one color - 10 units - every year until it reaches 50 units in five colors. The 10-inch tall Pink Gold version is limited to a run of only 10 pieces. This is the fifth and the last Butterfly. It will be released on Friday September 25th 2015 at 9:00PM JST (that's 8AM ET on Thursday) via the Tomenosuke shop. You'll be able to purchase one (possibly) for $550.00, which includes worldwide shipping.
A new Tomenosuke gallery and store will be opening in Gero City in late September. This city is known for having one of the three most famous hot springs resort in Japan.Tomenosuke will be releasing many exclusive toys to commemorate the occasion. The first toy will be the Kiaida-kun & Boomy by goccodo, an artist based out of Tokyo. The figure will be released this Friday (September 18th 2015) at 9PM JST. This figure will be an edition size of 20 pieces, running 9,180JYN (around $76).
Tomenosuke will be teaming up with Cardboard Spaceship to release a new series from Circus Posterus members - Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak. The Thimblestump Hollow minifigure series will feature ten creatures in blind box format. You'll only be able to get these from Cardboard Spaceship and Tomenosuke, and they'll be launching on August 15th 2015.
The newest figure release from the Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus partnership (T+CP) is Kathie Olivas’s Clementine sofubi. The Japan-made vinyl will be a limited edition of 100 pieces. Half of them will be available from Tomenosuke for worldwide customers (excluding North America) and the other half will be available from Circus Posterus (North America only).
Clementine will go on sale from Tomenosuke beginning on Saturday July 18th 2015 beginning at 11AM Japan Time. They will be priced at 9,770JYN (around $80). There's no word yet as to when the Circus Posterus allotment will go on sale for North American customers.
Tomenosuke has revealed several photos of their upcoming Clementine sofubi figure from artist Kathie Olivas. This is from the Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus collaboration, and while there's no date specified...it will be released in "the near future".
From the Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus partnership comes a special edition of Amanda Louise Spayd’s Snowshoe sofubi from the Pocket Sideshow series. The "Rococo" Snowshoe colorway is an edition of 40 pieces. Half of these (only 20 pieces) will be sold through Tomenosuke and can be bought from all over the world, excluding North America. Circus Posterus will have the remaining 20 pieces available to North America customers.
"Rococo" will go on sale from Tomenosuke on Wednesday February 18th 2015 beginning at 11AM Japan Time. You'll (hopefully) be able to pick one up for $30.00.
Tomenosuke has announced the third colorway of Aya Kakeda's Microbus. The glow-in-the-dark "To The Candy Kaijyu Planet" Microbus sofubi has been created through hand-coating, without the use of a spray mask. This version is limited to an edition run of 30 pieces. It goes on sale at 11AM JST on Valentine's Day (Saturday February 14th 2015) - that's 9PM ET on February 13th. You can pick up the To The Candy Kaijyu Planet Microbus for $118.00.
Tomenosuke has posted the paint map for Kathie Olivas's new sofubi figure - Clementine. They've announced that the T+CP (Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus) produced figure will be released in a colorful polka dot version near the beginning of its' run.
Tomenosuke has released a trio of photos showing off the prototype for the next vinyl toy from artist Kathie Olivas. The upcoming sofubi is coming along well, and it appears that the vinyl might include an accessory that slides over the little girl's hand.
Tomenosuke is set to release the second colorway - electric blue - of Aya Kakeda's Microbus sofubi vinyl. The "To The Yeti Mountain" Microbus is slated to be released on Christmas Day (December 25th 2014) at the above link. This is an edition of 30 pieces and will retail for $99.00.
Also, they plan to give away the original artwork, which the header card is based upon, to one collector from those who have purchased all of the first Microbus version ("To The Mystic Mushroom Forest", "To The Yeti Mountain" and the third colorway).