One reason we wish we lived in Chicago is Rotofugi, having been blessed to have a chance to visit the awesome store. If you’re around the area, we suggest you to clear your calendar and mark the date Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 (7-10pm) for the grand opening of Squadt Assembly 20, a pop-up shop and exhibit by Playge in collaboration with Industry Print Shop, Threezero and Rotofugi. One of the many highlights will have to be the bloody huge 20″ Squadt!
“We worked with Playge artist Ferg in 2013 for the first Squadt Assembly, where excited fans were able to choose from a variety of 6-inch Squadt designer vinyl figure bodies and then assemble their own creation from an array of options.”
Now we’re doing it again, but bigger and better…Squadt Assembly 20 will feature the debut of the long-awaited 20-inch tall Squadt! Attendees of the opening reception will be able to pick either a 20-inch Squadt or a 6-inch Squadt with Gassed helmet (or one of each) and then choose from a variety of weapons, lenses, accessories and garments to complete their very own custom figure including a few extra special in-store only exclusive options! To up the ante and bring the number of custom options to an insane number, Playge has partnered with Industry Print Shop to perform live screen printing during the grand opening.”
“Attendees will not only be able to choose from an array of garment options, but will then be able to choose from a selection of artwork by Ferg and friends to be screen printed on them while they wait! And just like the previous Squadt Assembly there will also be a selection of other Playge/Squadt themed merchandise and home goods available including prints and t-shirts. DJ Sean Doe will be rocking the house during the opening and we’ll have snacks and beverages.”
“NOTE: This will not be a particularly family friendly set…parents, please be warned. Ferg will be in attendance to meet with fans. Line tickets to purchase items from the pop-up shop will be available at the gallery starting at 11am on April 2. Any figures that remain unsold after the opening weekend (April 2-3) will be offered via lottery to non-attendees. To be considered for the lottery, please visit http://rtfgi.co/sa20lottery and enter your details.”
Fingers crossed our TTC correspondent Matt Pauley will be able to show you guys some footage of the launch day.
The pop-up shop will be in place through May 1, 2016. – See more at HERE.
Rotofugi Gallery is located at 2780 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago.
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