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We’re just dropping a whole lot of new things on you this week, and we haven’t even fully recovered from the madness of Comic-Con.

Kathie Olivas’ Calliope Jackalope is out in a new colourway, “Wicked”, from our collaboration with Tomenosuke, this time inspired by old timey vintage Halloween! For the first time, her body is a clear vinyl, and her painted bits are as lovely as ever.

Toy: Calliope Jackalope
Artist: Kathie Olivas (Header Card comes signed by artist)
Colorway: “Wicked” edition
Edition size: 80
Price: $95

For North American collectors, these will go on sale at the Circus Posterus store on Saturday, July 27th, in small allotments starting at around 11am!

International collectors can pick her up at Tomenosuke, on July 27th, 11am JST,

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Hey, remember this awesome Stingy Jack that Leecifer customized for his show in February, LONG DOGS? We liked it so much, we decided to make a sofubi Stingy Jack colourway based off it. Check out that gorgeous fade on the face, and that wonderful little nose!

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Toy: Stingy Jack

Artist(s): Leecifer X Brandt Peters (Header Card comes signed by both artists)

Colorway: “Blu” edition

Edition size: 30

Price $95

* This is a production toy by Leecifer – not a hand paint! 

For North American collectors, these will go on sale at the Circus Posterus store on Saturday, July 27th, in small allotments starting at around 11am! This is one of the smallest Stingy Jack editions to date, so don’t miss out!

International collectors can pick Leecifer’s Stingy Jack up at Tomenosuke, on July 27th, 11am JST.

Meanwhile, we’ve long sold out of Lee’s Stingy Jack customs, but we still have his wonderful Big Sal custom, as well as a Jack and Lucky custom in stock!

Tomenosuke + CP Sofubi line presents Chris Ryniak’s TIDE POOL Stinky Ginger!

stinkygingerblueReleasing this Wednesday, July 3, Chris Ryniak’s Tide Pool Stinky Ginger in the Tomenosuke + CP Sofubi line.  Now you want the juicy details? She will be gracing the CP Store in random allotments at various times during the day this Wednesday. This version of Miss Ginger has an edition size of only 60 with 30 available in the CP Store for North American customers and the other 30 for International sales at Tomenosuke. She comes poly-bagged with a signed and numbered header card, and costs $89.

While we wait for release day, you can see what is currently available in the Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus Sofubi Line here. 

You better hurry because she won’t last long and may become spoiled (well she is already kind of spoiled).

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Good morning, delightfully scented people! We’re happy to let you know that if you were looking for something blue and stinky to raid your pantry(or toy shelf, if you must), you will definitely have a chance next week! We love this new edition of Stinky Ginger called “Tide Pool Stinky Ginger” by Chris Ryniak, and we think you will too. She doesn’t like anyone, but that isn’t your fault – it’s a hard life as a condiment.

This one is a small edition size of 60, with Stranger Factory receiving 30 for North American customers(International sales, please visit our partners, Tomenosuke.) – so clear out some space in your kitchen, and exercise that F5 finger.

We’ll have more details on Monday, so stay tuned!

 

Our buddies George and Ayleen(from Toy Break and October Toys), with special guest J*RYU, reviewed our Stingy Jack, Calliope Jackalope and Stinky Ginger sofubi today, and we’re grateful and excited to hear them talk about our little vinyl babies. It’s always great to hear them chat about toys, but our review begins at 52:00.

“I think the character is adorable…I love pumpkin headed toys.” Ayleen says about Stingy Jack.

“Kathie’s toys have been getting progressively closer to her work…she’s an oil painter, and there’s a really textural element…subtle spray, multiple paint applications.” J*RYU says about Calliope Jackalope.

“I can’t wait to punch Chris Ryniak in the face.” J*RYU says, but seriously, Stinky Ginger was well reviewed too.

We’ve sold out of the charming little Calliope Jackalopes, but Stinky Ginger and two Stingy Jack variants are still available in our store!

And, visit October Toys, Toy Break, and J*RYU, because they are all rad folks.

Last week found Miss Stinky Ginger going out to sushi with the Stranger Factory family, and she seems none too pleased about it. Perhaps she doesn’t appreciate watching her relatives being eaten, but we also have it on good account that she never really cared much for wasabi.


(from Kathie at instagram.com/circusposterus)


This image was snapped by Brandt Peters(instagram.com/brandtpeters) and features the delightful Valency(painter and Stranger Factory wrangler extraordinaire), Mikee(store manager, and default whipping boy) and Aubrie(gallery manager and damn classy lady). Pickled Ginger is in the middle, being accosted by Mikee.


Mikee took this picture(instagram.com/coma21) and oh boy, she is one grumpy root.

If these delicious images of Stinky Ginger (Pickled Ginger colourway) have piqued your interest(and tastebuds), we still have a couple left in stock at in the store for $89! She is an edition of 120, with 60 of those being allocated to North America/Stranger Factory. Bring her home for dinner today – she’ll add some spice to your life!

We’ve been bombarding you with so much information this past week, that you might be thinking “Wow, I really need a re-cap of all the production pieces releasing this weekend at Migration!”

Fortunately, we’ve got you covered! Chris Ryniak has a whole slew of editioned releases coming up in-store in two days, in addition to the giant pile of original art that will be inhabiting Stranger Factory’s walls.

minigut1. DIY mini Bubbleguts in green, price TBD

2. DIY mini Crumbeaters in green and orange, price TBD

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3. CP+Tomenosuke’s Pickled Ginger edition of 120 (60 at CP and 60 at Tomenosuke) $89

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4.  Mini Zombieguts edition of 33, price TBD

The remainder of the releases will go on sale in the Circus Posterus Store after the opening!

Happy Monday! Shinji at Tomenosuke just let us know that this pretty pink lady is on the way, and we can’t wait to show her off to you.

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The painted Pickled Ginger will be an edition of 120, divided equally between Tomenosuke (international customers) and Stranger Factory (North American customers)! In line with the other sofubi offerings from CP+Tomenosuke, it will retail at $89.

If all goes well, these little sofubi grumpy-pants will be appearing exclusively in store at Stranger Factory during Chris’ and Amanda’s show this coming Friday. This is an exclusive release and will be available in-store only, limited to one per person!

The remainder will go on sale for North American customers(US and Canada) in the Circus Posterus Store on Wednesday, March 6th, at 12 noon PST. The Tomenosuke batch for international customers will be on sale the following day, March 7th, at 12 noon JST.

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Start practicing your best snarl face because the latest “Ginger” sofubi by Chris Ryniak from Circus Posterus x Tomenosuke is getting ready to go into production! The last incarnation of Miss Ginger was the raw “Stinky Ginger” at Designer Con 2012, and we have all been waiting to hear about the second course in colorways! Well, that time is almost upon us because “Pickled Ginger” is about to be harvested.

The colors this time around feature an opaque spray of pink paint on translucent vinyl with carefully painted details. You can see this pretty little lass’ pearly white chompers in that lovely little grimace! The details and character with this version really pop – but don’t tell her that because she doesn’t take compliments well.

Pickled Ginger will be an edition of 120, divided equally between Tomenosuke (international customers) and Stranger Factory (North American customers)! In line with the other sofubi offerings from CP+Tomenosuke, it will retail at $89. Be on the lookout for release information very soon.

If you can’t wait to read more about the Ginger family, our pal Andy at Kaiju Korner has penned an amazing review of the Raw Stinky Ginger .

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Calliope 2

We saw the original colorway of Calliope last November at DesignerCon, and now it is time for one of her alter egos to come forth! On sale Wednesday January 23, 2013 from the Tomenosuke + CP Sofubi line is the long-awaited release of Kathie Olivas’ Calliope Jackalope Sofubi #2 “Ivory”.

Starting that Wednesday, Calliope # 2 will be randomly listed in the Circus Posterus Store here for $95, and stocked at random times throughout the week. If you receive a “Sold Out” message – keep checking back because they will be back in stock in varying increments. The “Ivory” edition is limited to 120 pieces with CP and Tomenosuke each getting 60 of the edition. Each header card is signed and numbered by Kathie.

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Remember to keep checking the Circus Posterus web store starting Wednesday January 23!