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We are happy to show off the latest edition to the Circus Posterus x Tomenosuki sofubi line, Clementine!
Sprung from the brilliant mind of Kathie Olivas and sculpted by the amazing Yohei Kaneko, Clementine and her puppet will be breaking hearts very very soon.

For now, see the turnarounds in all her glory!

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After some not so subtle hints, we can finally fully report on the next figure in the brilliant Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus sofubi line, Clementine by Kathie Olivas.

The test pulls are in from Japan, and this little lady is outstanding! Designed by Kathie and sculpted by Yohei of Mirock Toy, Clementine is an ready for mischief around the world in all her pigtail glory. Clementine is a first in our sofubi line because she is articulated at the arms, head, and waist, but ALSO comes with a removable rabbit puppet.

Kathie is busy finalizing the final color versions, but we think this lady will be showing up very soon.

More info soon, but for now, the turnarounds.
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STINGY JACK: “PIERROT” EDITION

Stingy Jack will now only release for special events – 1-2 times a year in very limited quantities. To kick off Bewitching IV we have decided to drop a very limited edition Stingy Jack based loosely on the famous “sad clown” Pierrot.

— Edition: 60 (half to Circus Posterus / half to Tomenosuke)
— Price: $95

NOTE:
***** Only one figure per household

***** You can purchase and combine (1) Stingy Jack / Pierrot Edition figure with any combination of Pocket Sideshow chibi packs available at same event for Bewitching IV.

***** This figure will be made available at the BEWITCHING IV exhibition opening reception at Stranger Factory, starting on October 10th.

***** If we have any Pierrot edition Stingy Jacks left after the Bewitching IV opening reception… a small amount will be made available online  the following Monday, October 13th, on www.circusposterus.com

INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS AND BUYERS: Please visit Tomenosuke.com and their blog for more information on when the Pierrot Edition Stingy Jack will be made available for International buyers online through their website and through their attended events.

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“CHIBI” POCKET SIDESHOW

Tomenosuke + CP will be releasing our first color-way of POCKET SIDESHOW,  our brand new “chibi” line of sofubi figures (Made in Japan). These 3” tall figures will debut at both this year’s BEWITCHING IV group Halloween exhibition at Stranger Factory (Circus Posterus: North American & Canadian Sales) and at Taipei Toy Festival & tomenosuke.com (Tomenosuke: International Sales).

 — 1st colorway = Edition: 100 of each characterPenelope (Kathie Olivas) / Otto (Brandt Peters) / Puddlesproot (Chris Ryniak) / Snowshoe (Amanda Louise Spayd) — Please keep in mind that the editions will be split equally between Circus Posterus and Tomenosuke.

— All figure heads swap out between each other in the Chibi Pocket Sideshow series!

Pocket Sideshow Chibis will ONLY be sold in packs (and not individually) at the BEWITCHING IV Exhibition at Stranger Factory, starting on October 10th. They will be sold in the following manner:

 — Full Sets (Painted + matching  solid color “blank” figure sets) – 8 figures in total: $150

— Full sets (Complete set of all 4 painted figures) – 4 figures in total: $95

— Individual sets (1 painted figure + its matching “blank” figure) – 2 figures in total: $40

NOTE:

***** Sets are sold… (1) one set per household. You cannot combine an individual set of 2 figures with bigger full sets.

 ***** If we have any chibi packs left after the Bewitching IV opening reception… a small amount will be made available online  the following Monday, October 13th, on www.circusposterus.com

 ***** Individual figures will not be sold at this event. Blanks will not be sold unless combined with a painted figure as stated above.

 ***** We will have a small amount of individual painted chibis on hand for DesignerCon in November. They will retail for $25 each.

 INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS AND BUYERS: Please visit Tomenosuke.com and their blog for more information on when the Pocket Sideshow Chibis will be made available for International buyers online through their website and through their booth at Taipei Toy Festival.
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Were you on vacation last week? Did you hear about the major sofubi release in the CP Store?

Well, here’s a reminder!

Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters continued their Circus Posterus x Tomenosuke sofubi collection with red glitter versions of Heathen Snake Skelve, Calliope, and Stingy Jack for the masses! That isn’t all, because there is a little secret with these three that makes them even more epic! Want to know what it is? Well…you can swap out all the heads and bodies!!!! You can create a Heathen Jack, Calliope Snake, and more! it works out perfectly too, with the color way being the same across the board!

We don’t have many of these left. Calliope and the Heathen Snake Skelve are limited to 100 while Stingy Jack is far fewer, and the only way you can get Ol’ Stingy Jack is by buying the sofubi three pack.

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Put down your chopsticks and take a big gulp of sake because the next Circus Posterus x Tomenosuke sofubi is about to light up your sinuses! This time around lil Miss Ginger has invited her cousin The Stinky Ginger Golden Spicy to the party, and she is just as stinky and even more spicy! All that glitter is gold in her book!

Those attending Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi will get the first shot at Chris Ryniak’s The Stinky Ginger Golden Spicy that weekend with the rest of us seeing the release at www.circusposterus.com and http://www.tomenosuke.com/ shortly after.

The Stinky Ginger Golden Spicy is an edition of 60 for $89.

 

GIDsofubi_jan_31If you missed this 4-pack of glow in the dark awesome at DCON 2013, have no fear because the rest of the allotment go on sale this Friday.

Releasing this Friday, January 31 at noon PST is the GID sofubi set from Circus Posterus x Tomenosuke! The set includes: Calliope Jackalope, Stingy Jack, Stinky Ginger, and the first ever colorway of Heathen Snake Skelve.

You will be able to find these four in the CP Store here.

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4Pack1The snake is finally out of the bag, because we saw it at Monsters & Misfits III. Finally in glow in the dark form are Tomenosuke x Circus Posterus sofubi! This shining four pack consists of Brandt Peters’ Stingy Jack, Kathie Olivas’ Calliope Jackalope, Chris Ryniak’s Stinky Ginger, and the debut of the Heathen Snake Skelve! Limited to only 80 sets, 40 are assigned to MMIII got 40 and the other 40 will be coming state side. Fear not true believers, how and where these will be sold in North America will be divulged soon, so keep watching.

They turned out amazing, and that Heathen Snake Skelve is a splendid new addition to the sofubi line!

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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!