This was an instant buy for me after my friend Jeremy sent me the daily dose of art toy photos and getting be to spend my money AGAIN! Koneta is designed by artist Shin Ogura and it is something truly wonderful and has so much character it oozes out even though Koneta has no freaking arms. One photo was enough to draw me into Shin Ogura world and explore more into Koneta character.
“KONETA is a shy fairy
with longing to the world of human beings
appeared sometimes to aim when you are not the man
probably is not the poor, such as detrimental to human life
is uncommon thing in the only human in the world
fun to play Only KONETA is clumsy I just fail unless appeared crying or Dari fell also be confined to the cup he would be a fork is not also be kneaded into tummy still also will appear in this world is because I love this world KONETA also today it has appeared it is usual only failed but still love this world I appear also secretly”
That innocent look and all the different versions you can actually buy and not cost an arm and a leg. Potential for other artist or yourself to customise if you wanted.
Just look at the minimalistic expression how can you not like the chap. It’s the pose that had me, reminds me of myself nodding off.
Don’t worry no KONETAs got harmed, the milk is made out of resin.
Now for the even better news, prices range from $24.22 (around £15) to $30 (around £19) and shipping to UK was pretty cheap and I ordered 2 and shipping to UK was $ 9.52 (around £6) you can find them and more at http://www.pinkoi.com/store/bunita
I really hope you like them as much as I do, if you do buy some please take some photos and Tag #TheToyChronicle so we can see them in their glory.
(all images and info lifted from http://www.pinkoi.com/)