Back in April, our first words were WOAH when Utomaru x Tomenosuke showed the world what they are working on together. Bring you all a new figure! In April the figure was already looking great in its early prototype stages. Yuko Utomaru Motoki – 留之助 = 新ソフビ進捗 Freelance illustrator & graphic designer, Utomaru whos Based in Tokyo, Japan has her vector turned into a fully fledged figure and powered by Tomenosuke making Utomaru art come to life in a form of a figure and we WANT it even in its early stages. Fast forward to today and a major development and adjustments have been made to the figure. Tomenosuke Shoten blog wrote about the major update.
For the prototype figure which you looked at on the blog post of 2017-04-06, we received advice from the factory to slightly thicken the post in order to strengthen it. But the problem is that if we try to thrust the post in vertically from the rear, it bumps into the front teeth. Yohei, who is in charge of sculpting the prototype, ground down the teeth as an experiment, but anyone could see that this was bad. Then, Utomaru quite easily devised a solution. Essentially, all she did was to widen the mouth upwards only where the teeth interfered. Please have a look at the final form of the prototype, where the mouth has been modified and split in two, and the outer surface has been flawlessly polished. Now it’s the factory’s turn to have the wax model turned into a product. – –Tomenosuke Shoten
This is our latest and strongest project, which we are really excited about. This figure from utomaru, an illustrator who was not even featured in our 10th anniversary stickers. It is based on the Cannibal Holocaust motif. Yohei Kaneko of mirock-toy was also delighted to be involved, and created this prototype for us. We are hoping to debut the new figure this summer. –Tomenosuke Shoten
Sofubi figure with Tomenosuke store. This design is from my artwork inspired by my favorite Italian horror mover Cannibal Holocaust. It is my first figure and I’m so excited. Today the original sculpture is finished and was sent to the mold making process –Utamaru
Manga and hints of Mc Bess? Maybe it’s the eyes but still freaking awesome.
Let you guys know more when we get it, stay tuned.
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