It's an extraordinarily exciting time for me right now; having moved to Japan, and now announcing the official release of my very first Soft Vinyl Toy! I hope some of you guys like this little fellah, as I'm SUPER Excited to make more already!
Here is all the info you need:
'Pre-sale goes live on Tuesday 8/16 @ 8pm EST (5pm West Coast or Wednesday 8/17 @ 9am Japan Time) in the SHOP.
A little more back-story: The UGLY UNICORN (アグリー ユニコーン ) is a mysterious creature believed to come from a planet where cake and frosting are the main source of sustenance. Via some semingly random circumstances (a wormhole perhaps?) he has come to earth and now seeks the only thing that can keep him alive - CAKE! Due to his absurdly rediculous size (measured by scientist to be somewhere around 75' - depending on his food intake at time of measurement), UGLY tends to make a mess of his search for food; destroying things and leaving rubble in his wake.
Each figure is made in Japan, measures slightly over 5 inches in height and will come bagged and header carded. I'm releasing the first two colors (unpainted) at the same time. Red and Yellow! The color swatches in the attached pics should match the Pantone requests I put in. I have been told to expect the casts by the end of August. 15 of each blank color-way. Painted one-offs and small runs will starting being available at SUPERFESTIVAL in Tokyo on September 25th!'
Many thanks to all the folks who have checked out, voiced interest, blogged about or otherwise helped in getting word out about this thing! YOU ROCK!
Also, I'll get a post up soon that details the ENTIRE process of sofubi production - start to finish - sculpt to vinyl casts - including PLENTY of photos and VIDEO! Have to make use of my new video editing software ;-) I just have to sort out my 'alien registration' stuff first!