Release News: Pink GID Swirl Stingy Jack and Calliope!

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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 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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Shots from the making of Calliope!

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Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas were on set this past weekend of their first stop motion short film, Calliope. As you can see the stage is literally set for the filming of this soon to be epic film! We still don’t know too much about the plot or anything yet, but we have a hunch that all will be revealed very soon.

Take a look at some behind the scenes images of Calliope!
image1fBrandt getting in on the action.
image1The details are so precise and tiny!
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image4More of the developing set.

Unicorns and Dodo birds!!!
image2rThis merry-go-round is looking amazing. Could this be our star’s home?


And we get to see a puppet!

We will have more from Calliope very soon. Keep watching our twitter feeds for more behind the scenes.

Sofubi Madness!!!

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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.


Heathen Snake Skelve
Heathen-WEBBBThree pack with Stingy Jack
sofubi-3-WEBPick them all up right here.

Destination Designer Con: Glow in the Dark Sofubi

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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!

Tomenosuke’s resin Baxter and Calliope

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a0077842_1537835Our friends over at Tomenosuke have a treat for all their local collectors with the release of the resin Baxter and Calliope set.  You read correctly – these are not sofubi, but resin! Each figure is limited to a low edition of only 12 and sold as a set to local collectors in Japan only. We will probably see some over this way soon, but no word on that yet.

If you are a local collector of Tomenosuke, please visit their site here to order.
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Kathie Olivas’ new Calliope!

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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,

Toy Break 265: Tomenosuke x Circus Posterus Sofubi!

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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.

It’s almost time for Kathie Olivas’ SCOUT!

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OH MYYY! As George Takei would say…

Brandt dropped a sneaky pic of two hand painted Calliopes that Kathie Olivas is working on for Scout!. Look at those doe eyes and little horns, and I am loving the striped legs too, of course! It looks like they are making a short term home in the Migration exhibit before they say goodbye to their friends.

Look for more detailed shots when “Scout” opens April 5th at Stranger Factory. An opening reception will occur April 5th from 6-9pm, and Kathie will be present.

But that’s not all, folks. We also have more information on the release of …The Red Death Vamp Greeter!
This awesome new Skelve with a bright crimson mask and “greeter” style body will be a low edition of only 15 at $240 each. They’ll be available at the SCOUT opening, and we’ll keep you updated if there will be any left for online sale. Get those F5 finger exercises in, just in case.

KO’s Phantom Lizzie & Calliope Jackalope Handpaint for AFA NYC 10.20

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At long last: the full reveal of the long-legged lady Kathie’s been tormenting us with for weeks. Meet Phantom Lizzie: hand painted cast resin with oodles of hand-sculpted elements and a hella sexy pair of silver bat ears. Standing just under two-and-a-half feet, this gal is all legs and frankly, I can’t say I’d want it any other way.

And sittin’ on the dock of the bay beside Lizzie is a Calliope Jackalope handpaint: one of only a handful of small sculptures that will be on exhibition at AFA. Buckle up, folks: KO’s going big this year!

Haunted opens Oct. 20th at AFA NYC with an opening reception from 7pm to 9pm. Kathie will be attendance!