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12:30 PM on 06.09.2014

Konatsu's first U.S. exhibition opens June 28

Q Pop is bringing Konatsu's work to the U.S. for her first stateside exhibition on June 28, which means that those of you who like her Negoras and happen to live in southern California will get a chance to meet her. And I'm r...

Brian Szabelski


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






Konatsu's kaiju creatures are back with new colorways photo
Konatsu's kaiju creatures are back with new colorways
by Brian Szabelski

Konatsu's Negora and Shibara sofubi figures have been favorites for some time now; I think it's just seeing pets transformed into gigantic kaiju that makes me smile a bit. But as with all sofubi, a collector's work is never done ... because the artists keep releasing more and more colorways. New variants of Shibara (glow in the dark and snow green) and Negora (glow in the dark and snow purple) have arrived, along with their 1.75-inch counterparts Mamera and Migora. The "green figures" seem more blue to me, though, don't you think?

The 3.75-inch Negora and Shibara figures are US$35, and Mamera and Migora will be US$12. You can find them at Rotofugi both in-store and online.

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Under the Radar: Space Racers Team Konatsu photo
Under the Radar: Space Racers Team Konatsu
by Brian Szabelski

So what do you think of animals in rocket-powered space cars, Tomopop? Well, if the idea appeals to you, you might just like the Space Racers Team Konatsu set! Designed by Japanese painter and designer Konatsu and sculpted by Kaijin, the set features three little cute animals — Laicone, Marine and Purin — in space cars, ready to race. Did I mention they were cute?

If you're interested in picking one up, you can find them at large retail shops like Rotofugi (Laicone, Marine and Purin) for US$40 each. They are in editions of 100 each, so they might not be around forever, but that might only be 99 ... because they're too tempting for me to pass up.

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