SDCC 2014: Rotofugi photo
SDCC 2014: Rotofugi

SDCC 2014: Rotofugi

Further proof that less can sometimes mean more
Jul 27
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 ... read
Redjack Squadt photo
New exclusive set to be available in limited numbers each day
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 shotgu... read feature

Konatsu colorways photo
Konatsu colorways

Konatsu's kaiju creatures are back with new colorways

More Negora and Shibara for your hoarding pleasure
Mar 19
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 d... read
Rotofugi Astrolapin photo
Rotofugi Astrolapin

An exclusive Astrolapin touches down at Rotofugi

Released ahead of Mr. Clement's May exhibition
Mar 18
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... read
Rotofugi January shows photo
Rotofugi January shows

Rotofugi's gallery opens 2014 with a double exhibition

Jeremiah Ketner, Yosiell Lorenzo to show off new works Jan. 10
Jan 03
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. ... read
Toy Titans Toytem photo
Toy Titans Toytem

Gary Ham's Toy Titans Toytem is finally here

Releasing on Friday in several places
Dec 18
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 SpankyStokes, Rotofugi, Lulubell, Clutter... read
SDCC 2013: Rotofugi photo
SDCC 2013: Rotofugi

SDCC 2013: Rotofugi

Chicago has been overrun by kaiju ... and owls
Jul 21
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... read
SDCC '13: Nagata/Jimenez photo
SDCC '13: Nagata/Jimenez

SDCC 2013: Mark Nagata/Javier Jimenez signing at Rotofugi

Not just sketches, but a sneak peek, too
Jul 19
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... read
Rotofugi @ SDCC photo
Rotofugi @ SDCC

Rotofugi shows off some SDCC exclusives

New Misfortune Cat, Coarse piece to be available
Jul 04
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... read
Mapleman Mini Marshalls photo
Mapleman Mini Marshalls

Mapleman Mini Marshalls march out of 64 Colors' exhibit

Now available for the tree lover in you
Jun 11
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... read
Black Helper Dragon photo
Black Helper Dragon

Tim Biskup's Helper Dragon rides in black

Latest colorway from Rotofugi
Jun 05
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 blac... read
64 Colors at Rotofugi photo
64 Colors at Rotofugi

64 Colors' newest exhibit opens Friday at Rotofugi

Maple City runs through June 30
May 30
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... read
Tomopop About Town photo
Rotofugi plays host to an army of Ferg's Squadts
Earlier this month, Rotofugi played host to the opening of Ferg's Squadt Assembly show, featuring both custom Squadts and the chance to build your own Squadt. We didn't get to make it out to the opening, but while I was in to... read feature


C2E2 2013: Rotofugi (EeeBeeDee and Pock-It Palz)

A little bit of handmade love
Apr 29
Rotofugi returned to C2E2 this year, and while most of the merchandise at their booth was stuff that can be found at their shop, their spot on the show floor also served as a host for two other artists: EeeBeeDee and Pock-It ... read

Toasted Marshall gets a bite-sized edition

Mini Toasted Marshalls on sale March 5
Feb 28
64Colors' little marshmallow man, Marshall, is back with a new mini toasted variant. The Toasted Mini-Marshall is just over 2 inches tall, each one differently painted with a toasted look. It's just like the big one, except s... read
New 2-inch line debuts with an adorable Marshall ... and promptly sells out
64Colors' Marshall has been one of my favorite characters and collectibles, but for his next trick, he's getting a bit more furry ... and smaller. Popping up at Rotofugi, the Abominable Mini Marshall is only 2 inches tal... read feature

But all the other events on our schedule might be!
The Event Gods have blessed (or perhaps cursed) collectors with a busy couple of weeks here. New York Comic Con, Tamashii Nation 2012 and now, this week DesignerCon 2012 have kept us on our feet and lacking sleep in the blogg... read feature


Tomopop Round-Up: Events happening in the next week

From New York City to Los Angeles, and everywhere inbetween
Sep 26
There's a lot of events going on in the next week, some big and some small. Releases, pop-up shops, exhibit openings and official opening parties are all on the docket through next Wednesday ... but rather than flood Tomopop ... read

New Helper Dragon colorway available at Rotofugi

Wine is color of choice for September
Sep 03
Just a quick heads up: for those of you who liked Tim Biskup and Rotofugi's Helper Dragon but didn't like the last color, there's a new colorway out there just in time for the fall. Behold the wine/burgundy-colored Helper Dra... read

Three new events roll into Rotofugi

Featuring Luke Chueh, J*RYU and a Beast Brothers-curated group show
Sep 02
Rotofugi's gallery is going to be a hopping joint for the next few months, and that starts with a double opening reception on Sept. 7! Both Luke Chueh's I Am Your Plaything and J*RYU's The Ghost of You Haunted Me will be... read
Series of 30 on sale now
Okedoki's latest little fellow is Puck, and the folks at Rotofugi have an exclusive colorway of Puck for collectors! Dressed in Rotofugi's blue, black and white color scheme (which isn't the least bit familiar, right?), Puck ... read feature

Brian's SDCC haul photo
Brian's SDCC haul

Show and Tell: Brian's SDCC 2012 haul

Aug 24
San Diego Comic Con was just over a month ago, but finally, I'm getting to writing something up about my SDCC 2012 haul. This year, the theme was to go small: I didn't end up picking up anything that was too expensive or more... read

Yes, Rotofugi's Roto-a-Matic really is working now

Aug 03
You might remember us mentioning that Rotofugi's Roto-a-Matic is now working and producing Tim Biskup's Helper Dragon, but now, thanks to Kirby and the Rotofugi crew, we've got video of the machine doing its thing. Check out... read

Chris Ryniak's Triple Crown Monster coming on Saturday

Jul 27
Chris Ryniak's Triple Crown Monster was previously seen at SDCC, but now, we're getting to see how it looks painted with this new, orange variant! Based off the mascot of the Triple Crown of Yo Yo, this three-headed beast sta... read

SDCC 2012: Rotofugi/Squibbles Ink

Jul 15
Rotofugi, sharing a booth with close partners Squibbles Ink once again, announced all of their SDCC exclusives ahead of time, so there wasn't much in the way of surprises. You had your Bubble Gumdrops and your Grim Marshalls ... read

Rotofugi's Roto-a-Matic is alive, producing an SDCC piece

Jul 09
The Roto-a-Matic at Rotofugi is alive, finally, and it has produced its first figure! Previously featured in our Tomopop About Town visit and mentioned in the interview we did with Kirby Kerr, the Roto-a-Matic has a mold that... read

Rotofugi's finally announced its SDCC exclusives, and not a moment too soon! Not surprisingly, as they're partnering with Max Toy Co., that a ton of Max Toy exclusives and customs are on sale at booth #4736. But that's not al... read feature


Coarse's June 30 Rotofugi show delayed to November 3

Jun 04
The next few months at Rotofugi look to be packed with all kinds of amazing show openings, and next on the list was a solo show featuring the works of Coarse. Coming on June 30 as the last show before the Rotofugi crew headed... read

Josh Herbolsheimer's Fungus Amungus tonight at Rotofugi

Jun 01
Josh Herbolsheimer is a name you might recognize if you've been following Super7's work, namely from his uber-popular Rose Vampire figure. Tonight, a new exhibition of his work is one of two opening at Rotofugi, and in additi... read

Our friends at Rotofugi have a bit of a conundrum. They have some new kaiju and sofubi on the way in but still have some stuff on the shelves they need to move. Thus, it's time for a Super Sale! Starting right now and co... read feature


Chris Ryniak's Mud Puddle Snybora awakens Friday

Apr 26
The next release from The Lake Monsters family is coming tomorrow, and it's dirty. Well, muddy, technically. As also spotted on Vinyl Pulse, Chris Ryniak's Mud Puddle Snybora is set to be released, featuring the 3.5-inch... read

On Tuesday, we broke the news that 64Colors' Gumdrop Series 1 was coming soon, and today, we're happy to pass along the full details on the release! As expected, Gumdrop is going to be a Squibbles Ink and Rotofugi release, av... read feature


64Colors teases Gumdrop Series 1

Mar 13
Finally. After what feels like forever (it's really been since about San Diego Comic Con last year), 64Colors have posted a new teaser for Gumdrop Series 1 online. It comes via their Facebook page for Marshall, and shows ... read
Rotofugi's Kirby Kerr photo

The world of designer vinyl is more than just the artists who create the toys. It's about the companies that produce them and the stores that sell them as well, each of which has a distinct personality formed by its owners. S... read feature


Earlier today, we posted Part 1 of our Toy Karma 3 coverage, and sure enough, here's Part 2! Some of the stuff in the second gallery is a little more, I guess you could say, "risque" than the first gallery stuff. Okay, Buff M... read feature


Saturday marked the opening night for Rotofugi's newest event, Toy Karma 3. The biannual exhibit celebrates old-school Japanese toys and their style, with a mix of pieces on display ranging from homages to orig... read feature


Tomopop's Big Toy Karma 3 Info Round-up

Sep 09
As mentioned previously, Toy Karma 3 is coming to Rotofugi (2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago) at 7 p.m. tomorrow and will be running through Oct. 2. But there's more info than just the basics we've reported on before. In fact, t... read

SDCC 2011: A visit to the world of Rotofugi

Jul 23
Tucked away in the vinyl section of the Comic Con floor was Rotofugi's booth, playing host to a variety of vinyl creatures. At the time I was there, it was also playing host to Veggiesomething (a.k.a. James Liu) for a signing... read

64Colors announce Gumdrop (finally) and Smell-Me Marshalls

Jul 19
Rotofugi's exclusives keep ... on ... coming, and now, we have some amazing new pieces from 64Colors! Starting things off is a figure I've been waiting for ... well, since I had this Twitter conversation with 64Colors about a... read

Behold Rotofugi's SDCC exclusives line-up

Jul 15
The Rotofugi crew will be at Comic Con once again this year, and they're coming with a lot of friends. We've already posted about the Starry Violet Mini Skelve from Circus Posterus, but there's more. Much, much more, in fact. All of the exclusives shown here (unless noted) will be available at Rotofugi's SDCC booth (#4763). Hit the jump to check everything out! read

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