Troy Stith's long been a friend of Tomopop, and one of the first people I met in my journeys down to Columbus, and we've got some great news from him today. He's going to be producing a figure with Max Toy Company in the near future, Yuudoku, who looks to have Troy's attention to detail, albeit in smaller form!
Troy's sent along pictures of the resin master that has been sent to Japan, and tells us Yuudoku will be articulated in both tentacles and at the waist. He also has a removable eye, which will come in a variety of color variations as different versions are released. Since this is kaiju, expect a lot of them!
No word yet on a price or release date yet, but I'm digging the design of this creature. Hit the jump for Yuudoku's backstory, and let us know in the comments what you think!
"Born off the Coast of Kikorman Island, Yuudoku lived a happy life among the reefs in the crystal blue waters. He enjoyed being surrounded by his friends and providing housing for them and their kin.
"All of that changed when greedy tankers began dumping toxic waste into the pristine waters. While no one knew these dastardly deeds were being committed, the results began to change and warp the once pure waters of Kikorman Bay.
"Left with the choice of fleeing to cleaner waters or death, Yuudoku’s friends began to disappear. The tankers eventually moved on to spread their filth elsewhere, but Yuudoku’s friends still fled. It wasn’t the boats that they were afraid of anymore, it was him.
"Yuudoku had mutated into a hulking tentacled beast. His body that was once a home had become a poisonous wasteland. Plumes of toxins spewed from his back, making it impossible for his friends to be close to him without endangering their lives.
"He found himself alone; radiating with angry despair. Yuudoku vowed revenge against those who brought this dismal fate upon him."
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