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.
Tomenosuke has announced details of their Tomenosuke Exclusive Gigantic Crab Kaiju Geosesarma version designed by JUBI and produced by Unbox Industries. The detailed hand-painted finish lives up to expectations, measuring 13-inch across. This edition is limited to a run of 50 pieces. It will go on sale beginning at 11AM JST on May 13th 2017 (10PM ET on May 12th). For international orders, check out Tomenosuke's international site. The figure is listed at ¥14,800 (about $136).
Tomenosuke is bringing back the killer fish, created by two of the greatest monster makers - Rob Bottin who worked on “The Thing” (1982) and ”RoboCop” (1987), and Phil Tippett on the “Jurassic Park” (1993) and “Starship Troopers” (1997) - for a low-budget (and now cult) film “Piranha” (1978).
Under the supervision by the legendary Japanese producer, Chako Vanleeuwen, the Japanese monster maker Higa Brothers cast the real piranha prop model and have handcrafted each and every piece to authentically reproduce the original creature –the Piranha Prop Replica Model.
There are two version available. The Latex Version (faithfully reproduction even the texture of the actual prop) is an edition size of 50 pieces and priced 69,800JPY (about $628). The Fiberglass Version is also an edition size 50 pieces and is priced at 53,440JPY (about $480).Both versions come with a walnut display stand and are signed by Chako Vanleeuwen.
Tomenosuke's international shopping site (which would include the US) can be found here.
Tomenosuke will be releasing the La Planete Sauvage “Tiva” Eyeline Version - a Tomenosuke Exclusive - via three different ways. The first release (10 pieces) will take place at the Tomenosuke booth at Taipei Toy Festival 2016 at Noon on October 9th 2016. The second release (20 pieces) will take place through Tomenosuke's website on October 30th 2016 at 11AM. The third release (20 pieces) will take place at the Tomenosuke booth of the Tokyo Comic Convention 2016 on December 3rd 2016 at Noon. The figure will be priced at JPY8,640 ($79.00).
Artists Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas have designed the Pink GID Swirl Stingy Jack and Calliope Jackalope for the 10th anniversary of Tomenosuke. As a limited edition, the number of pieces for these versions are the the fewest in the T+CP history. Only 32 pieces of each figure have been made, and Tomenosuke is planning to release about 20 pieces each to the collectors not located in North America. In addition, 5 pieces each will be sold at TTF beginning on October 8th at noon.
The release date will be September 10th 2016 at 11AM JST. Pink GID Swirl Stingy Jack(edition size 32) is 12,800JPY (about $123) Pink GID Swirl Calliope Jackalope (edition size 32) is 13,800JPY (about $133)
Tomenosuke will be releasing a new Microbus version on Tuesday June 28th 2016 at 10PM ET (that's the 29th at 11AM in Japan). The Microbus: To The Medetai Island by Kakeda Aya is done in gold glitter vinyl with individually painted faces. It measures 7 inches long by 6 inches tall. This edition is a limited edition of 30 pieces and priced at 12,800JPY (about $125) and will only be available via Tomenosuke's online store (for international orders).
Tomenosuke has teased their color pattern for the upcoming Pink GID Swirl Calliope Jackalope, which is a Tomenosuke 10th anniversary exclusive. From Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus and artist Kathie Olivas, the Pink GID Swirl will be an edition size of only 20 pieces that will only be available via Tomenosuke. More word on when and how much when it's available.
Tomenosuke has posted the above teaser image of the Pantone sheet for the upcoming Pink GID Swirl Stingy Jack by artist Brandt Peters. This release from Tomenosuke and Circus Posterus will be a Tomenosuke 10th Anniversary Exclusive.No word yet as to when it will go up for sale or when it will begin shipping.
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).
Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus (T+CP) will be opening Monsters & Misfits IV, an exhibit of new work that will be on display at Shibuya Hikarie at Creative Space “8/” from April 1st through April 7th.
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/”) 2-21-1 Shibuya Shibuya-ku Tokyo, Japan 150-8510 03-5468-5892