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2:00 AM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Rotofugi

Rotofugi's SDCC booth was lighter on the exclusives this year, but the ones they did have were a little bigger deal. First, there's Tristan Eaton's new Floral Pleasure Bot for Kidrobot, which has a pretty nice design ... but ...

Brian Szabelski




Jamungo reveals Redjack for Rotofugi's SDCC booth photo
Jamungo reveals Redjack for Rotofugi's SDCC booth
by Brian Szabelski

Jamungo have announced a few exclusives for SDCC, and specifically, they've given us info on their Rotofugi exclusive, Redjack. The newest Squadt army member includes two sets of arms (classic and 2.1 versions), a shotgun with translucent red accents, grey cap, hoodie, and removable helmet, but it otherwise a pretty standard version of the Squadt Jack figure.

A total of 125 are being made, with 75 at SDCC and 50 being saved for members of the Collect and Destroy forums. Specifically, 15 will be available at Rotofugi's booth (#5248) on each day of the convention for US$135 each.

In addition to that exclusive, Lulubell's booth (#5047) is going to be home to some new Young Gohst sculpts, micro-run figures and one-off customs. So it sounds as if you're a Jamungo fan/obsessive Squadt collector, you'll have some busy work to do to grab everything they might have at SDCC.

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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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An exclusive Astrolapin touches down at Rotofugi photo
An exclusive Astrolapin touches down at Rotofugi
by Brian Szabelski

Mr. Clement's work is coming to Rotofugi for a May exhibition, and to celebrate, he's released a special variant of his Astrolapin figure. The Rotofugi variant is in a nice cherry red color, and he carries a map of Chicago in his hands, perhaps trying to find Rotofugi? Pssst, it's on Lincoln Avenue ...

Need your little rabbit astronaut fix? He's available right now from Rotofugi, limited to a run of 50 pieces and one per customer and/or household, for US$175 each. It's really tempting to pick one up, even at that price ... what do you think?

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11:00 AM on 01.03.2014

Rotofugi's gallery opens 2014 with a double exhibition

Rotofugi's first gallery shows of 2014 are opening next week, and two familiar names are kicking off the year. Jeremiah Ketner's Day Dreaming and Yosiell Lorenzo's Woodland Orphans will feature both artists' works on canvas. ...

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Gary Ham's Toy Titans Toytem is finally here photo
Gary Ham's Toy Titans Toytem is finally here
by Brian Szabelski

Back in May, Gary Ham made a one-off custom called the Toy Kings Toytem for the Triplets of Clutterville show at Clutter Gallery. The piece featured the mascots of SpankyStokesRotofugiLulubellClutter Magazine and Dragatomi, and now, it's back as an actual six-piece vinyl collectible set. Renamed the Toy Titans Toytem, it's otherwise identical to his earlier wooden custom, and like his other Toytems, you can stack these however you please, even with Gary's other Toytems.

As you might have guessed, the Toytem is going to be available in a few places: Gary's website, SpankyStokes' shop, Rotofugi, Lulubell, Clutter's shop and Dragatomi. You'll be looking to spend about US$85 for the Toytem, and each website will have 50 Toytems, for a total run size of 300 pieces. The Toy Titans Toytem is releasing on Friday at precisely noon Eastern (11 a.m. Central, 9 a.m. Pacific).

[Image via Rotofugi]

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1:00 PM on 07.21.2013

SDCC 2013: Rotofugi

Rotofugi's booth at SDCC again played host to a wide range of designer toys, as well as some new surprises. The biggest of those are the new Eyezon sculpt from Max Toy Co.; and the Mark Nagata/Javier Jimenez collaboration, Ga...

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10:30 AM on 07.19.2013

SDCC 2013: Mark Nagata/Javier Jimenez signing at Rotofugi

Thursday marks the traditional beginning of the signing sessions at San Diego Comic Con, and one of the first over in the designer toy corner of the show floor was Rotofugi's signing with Mark Nagata and Javier Jimenez. The t...

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8:30 PM on 07.04.2013

Rotofugi shows off some SDCC exclusives

Rotofugi's revealed two exclusives they'll have at their SDCC booth (#5248) starting on preview night: One is an old favorite of some collectors, the Playge Misfortune Cat, this time in a radioactive green and black colorway...

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12:30 PM on 06.11.2013

Mapleman Mini Marshalls march out of 64 Colors' exhibit

With 64 Colors' Maple City exhibit opening last weekend at Rotofugi, a new batch of Marshalls were also released! The Mapleman Mini Marshalls are not made from wood (they're vinyl), but they've been given a little bit of a wo...

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Tim Biskup's Helper Dragon rides in black photo
Tim Biskup's Helper Dragon rides in black
by Brian Szabelski

If you happen to be at Rotofugi this month, maybe checking out the 64 Colors exhibition opening Friday night, you might also notice that the Roto-a-matic has a new colorway for Tim Biskup's Helper Dragon. This time, it's black, and you can pick one of these up for US$6 in-store or online. The new color really helps draw all the mold's details out, at least more so than the first yellow edition did.

The color will be available for the month of June, and Rotofugi's post cryptically states that this is "perhaps the last color of this figure for a while." Does that mean a new mold is coming? Something else? Guess we'll have to wait and see.

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10:30 PM on 05.30.2013

64 Colors' newest exhibit opens Friday at Rotofugi

We haven't posted about one of Rotofugi's exhibit openings in a while, but this one involves the lovely duo known as 64 Colors. Their new show is called "Maple City" and will feature new work from them. One might presume it'l...

Brian Szabelski