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The next installment of the Tomenosuke x Circus Posterus Sofubi line is here and they are a sight to see and ultra limited!
Pink GID swirl Calliope by Kathie Olivas and Stingy Jack by Brandt Peters
 dropping this Friday, September 9 at Stranger Factory and www.CircusPosterus.com at Noon PST!
Pink GID Swirl Stingy Jack and Calliope JackalopeThe release date will be:
NON North America at September 10th 2016 at 11AM JST.
North America September 9th 2016 Noon Pacific Standard Time

Pink GID Swirl Stingy Jack (edition size 32 world wide)
Pink GID Swirl Calliope Jackalope (edition size 32 world wide)

Good luck!


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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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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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Jack of tradesSofubi madness in the Circus Posterus store!!!

We just did inventory and added a few older Stingy Jacks to the online mix from the physical store. A Stingy Jack of all trades if you wanted a fun pun for the day!

We have in stock the… original, Old Timey, Toxic Marshmallow, and the Leecifer collaboration! there aren’t many left at all, so you better score one soon before Jack hibernates for Halloween.

You can find all the Jacks here.

 

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.

Get ready to F5

GID setFor the first time ever, the glow in the dark sofubi we saw at Monsters and Misfits III is coming to the US!

This luminescent group of misfits are charged and ready for their debut at Designer Con! Here, you will see Calliope Jackalope by Kathie Olivas, Stinky Ginger by Chris Ryniak, Stingy Jack by Brandt Peters, and the brand new Heathen Snake Skelve.

This limited group will be available in a bundle pack including all 4, as well as a very small amount sold individually. After the success of all the other Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus sofubi, these will not last long. You can find them at the Circus Posterus booth #400 at DesignerCon this weekend!

We all know Brandt Peters’ interpretation of Stingy Jack, but have you ever wondered where this amazing character came from?

Even though Brandt is a genius, he didn’t come up with the tale of the ill-fated Stingy Jack all his own because the history of this man dates back to the early days of Halloween itself. Being Halloween is a mere two weeks away, we thought we would rediscover the history of Stingy Jack, and sit down with Brandt Peters on why this character is dear to him.

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As the story goes, several centuries ago amongst the myriad of towns and villages in Ireland, there lived a drunkard known as “Stingy Jack”. Jack was known throughout the land as a deceiver, manipulator and otherwise dreg of society. On a fateful night, the devil overheard the tale of Jack’s evil deeds and silver tongue. Unconvinced (and envious) of the rumors, the devil went to find out for himself whether or not Jack lived up to his vile reputation.

(source: wikipedia)

Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn’t want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form. Jack eventually freed the Devil, under the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and that, should Jack die, he would not claim his soul. The next year, Jack again tricked the Devil into climbing into a tree to pick a piece of fruit. While he was up in the tree, Jack carved a sign of the cross into the tree’s bark so that the Devil could not come down until the Devil promised Jack not to bother him for ten more years.

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Soon after, Jack died. As the legend goes, God would not allow such an unsavory figure into heaven. The Devil, upset by the trick Jack had played on him and keeping his word not to claim his soul, would not allow Jack into hell. He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with ever since. The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as “Jack of the Lantern,” and then, simply “Jack O’Lantern.”

(source: history.com)
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Now that we know the history of Stingy Jack, we wanted to see what drew in Brandt to bring this story to life in his art. Brandt was kind enough to take time out of his very busy day so we could pick his brain on this amazing character.

CP: What drew you in to the lore of Stingy Jack?

Brandt Peters: I have always been a story teller… I just happen to use toys, paintings and media of all types to tell my tales. I have a fascination with myth and folk tales from around the globe. An ongoing idea that I continually explore is to re-tell or even concoct “new” American myth.

Stingy Jack is one of the folk tales that I am in the process of retelling and re-developing internally at Circus Posterus and it fit perfectly into my world of antique heroes and old-world scoundrels.

I am not sure how much you know of the tale… The Devil and Stingy Jack are locked in a perpetual battle of who is the most evil. The very idea of their relationship was so fantastic and absurd. The humor alone in this notion seems historic to me. As a huge fan of the tale, I felt compelled to fill in the blanks, the ongoing adventure of the two most envious and vile characters in the universe trying to outwit each other infinitely.

I love the simple basis behind the lore of Stingy Jack and his curse, and personally felt it was always incomplete. I wanted more!

Click MORE for the rest of our interview with Brandt Peters on his love of Stingy Jack.

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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!

IMG__253Now in the Circus Posterus Store is the brand new Stingy Jack Cross Section shirt in grey by Brandt Peters! Straight out of a sofubi anatomy class, we have a cross section of Stingy Jack himself. You can see what exactly makes this guy tick from his guts to his brain.

Order yours online now right here for $22.

Mikee is not included, and is not available separately for purchase. But he is a superb model.