It is the 10th anniversary of the founding of Tomenosuke-syoten in this year, and they've been releasing a number of exclusive toys to commemorate this occasion. This one is the Camazotz Death Bat (their third exclusive piece). The 10-inch tall Camazotz Death Bat will be released on Friday April 22nd 2016 at 11AM Japan Time (that's 10PM ET on the 21st). It's a limited edition, painted manually by Yohei Kaneko from MIROCK-TOYS and approved by UNBOX INDUSTRIES. 1Limited to only 10 pieces, you can pick one up for 14,500JPY (about $133.00).
Monsters and Misfits IV will feature returning artists Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Andrew Bell, Stan Manoukian, and Carisa Swenson. Shing Yin Khor, Leslie Levings, Lana Crooks, and Kevin Titzer join the returning exhibition as new additions to the roster.
This museum level exhibition will bring you through a parade of strange and fantastic creatures and characters from these top contemporary designers, toy makers, and fine artists. This year’s group of Circus Posterus' artists and guests present a hand-made sideshow of beady eyed night critters, devils, reptilian oddities, mouse kings, kappa skulls, ghost children, and more that promise to leave you awash in starry-eyed wonder. The fourth installment of this show features primarily hand made toys and sculptures inspired by cryptozoology and an idealized, re-imagined animal kindgdom.
To purchase original artwork and, or view the Monsters and Misfits IV exhibition online, please visit www.tomenosuke.com on April 2nd (11AM local Tokyo time) when the web preview is launched.
Shibuya Hikarie (Creative Space “8/”)
2016 is the 10th anniversary of the founding of Tomenosuke-syoten, and they'll be releasing a number of exclusive toys to commemorate the occasion. The exclusive 8-inch tall Sextopigon, from artist Skinner, is one of them. The Tomenosuke 10th Anniversary Exclusive Sextopigon will be released on Tuesday March 1st 2016 at 11AM JST (9PM ET on February 29th). This version will be an edition size of 8 pieces, each one running 24,800JPY (about $220).
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Tomenosuke will be releasing the new Stingy Jack Swirl sofubi figure by artist Brandt Peters. The 6.5-inch (165mm) tall vinyl will be available beginning on Friday November 13th 2015 at 9PM JST. Tomenosuke will have 25 out of the total 50 piece edition, with the other half going to Circus Posterus for those located in North America. You'll be able to pick one up for 10,800 JPY (about $90).
Tomenosuke (NSFW) will be releasing their rather adult-themed Flesh Gordon Pistol, designed by artist Gregory Jein (the modeler of the mothership in Steven Spielberg's movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"), on Friday November 6th 2015 at 9PM JST (7AM ET). This NSFW weapon measures in at 8.25 inches by 6.7 inches. It ships with a dedicated display stand and and Greg's signature certificate. It's limited to a run of 30 pieces and priced at 37,800JPY (about $315).
In commemoration of the Tomenosuke gallery’s opening, they will be releasing the Calliope Jackalope White Polka Dot Edition, by artist Kathie Olivas, beginning on Friday October 30th 2015 at 9PM JST. The 7.5-inch tall sofubi vinyl is limited to a run of only 50 pieces (25 units will be release by Circus Posterus for North America and Tomenosuke will accept the order from worldwide except US and Canada location). It's priced at 10,800 JYN (about $90).
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.