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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).

T+CP’s Tara McPherson Sofubi Prototype

Shinji from Tomenosuke has posted the above photograph of the prototype of Tara Mcpherson' sofubi has been completed. Last year around this time, he had posted about how the figure had taken two years to develop...well, three years total and we have a prototype. This piece will apparently be a joint effort with Circus Posterus under the T+CP brand. And while the above - head-on - shot might be difficult to depict at first. Couple it with the drawing below and you can see what the sofubi is slated to look like.

Tomenosuke Blaster 2049 Stunt Model Kit

Tomenosuke is showing off all of these amazing shots of their upcoming Tomenosuke Blaster 2049 Stunt Model Kit. They'll be releasing more details about availability soon, but if it's anything like their recent Tomenosuke Blasters, this one is sure to be super-popular. But it will be launched next week and a lot of 100 pieces will begin shipping the week of July 24th 2017. Just in time to go hunt down some replicants.

Tomenosuke’s Phantom of the Paradise Mask Progress

Tomenosuke is making progress on their Phantom of the Paradise Mask. In cooperation with High Brothers Production, the right eye of the mask will feature a transparent acrylic lens and there will be a hinge to attach the mask to the helmet.

Now...if you've never seen Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise...you really need to. It's a 1970's cult film loosely based on Phantom of the Opera, Faust, and The Portrait of Dorian Gray with the music of Paul Williams. And the film is known as the influence for Daft Punk, and their unique outfits.