Oishī! Oishī! FRESH off the boat news, as promised a retail release of ricetastic Nakao Teppei & Sentinel SUSHI L.A Maguro and Ebi! and being a sushi chef (yes, that’s my real job) and the love of sofubi ‘n’ cute kaiju “SUSHI L.A Maguro and Ebi ” caught my attention instantly. Its true I cried a little when collectors at conventions got the first dibs. Today is a new day and Nakao Teppei & Sentinel announcing international online pre-order for Sushi L.A. – Maguro (Tuna) and Ebi (Shrimp) Sofubi figures.
SUSHI L.A. sofubi series – Designed by Japanese illustrator Nakao Teppei and produced by Japanese toy maker Sentinel – has been taking the world by storm! To date, the Sushi L.A. figures have been available exclusively at events like Thailand Toy Expo, Five Points Festival and DesignFesta.
Due to popular demand, we want to make sure that collectors all over the world can get their hands on these mouth-wateringly cute little monsters. Announcing the open international pre-order for Sushi L.A. Maguro (Tuna) and Ebi (Shrimp)!
<What is Sushi L.A.?>
Sushi L.A. was born from the bizarre chemical reaction of a normal piece of sushi with an experimental super-spicy wasabi sauce concocted by an insane cook at a biker sushi bar in downtown Los Angeles. The sushi quickly mutated it into a savage (but cute) kaiju which then wreaked havoc on the restaurant.
By spraying other regular pieces of sushi with its Wasabi Fluid, Sushi L.A. can transform them into fellow Sushi Kaiju. However please note that this fluid is incredibly dangerous to itself, even one tiny accidental drop on its own head will kill it (meaning Sushi L.A. will revert back into a normal piece of sushi and be quickly devoured by restaurant patrons)
Sentinel proudly introduces SUSHI L.A. – the first release in our new sofubi figure line! This cute, deadly and delicious creature was born in a freak accident involving an experimental super-spicy wasabi sauce at a biker sushi bar in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Japanese illustrator Nakao Teppei and produced by Japanese toy maker Sentinel, SUSHI L.A. is Sushi meets Kaiju in a mouth-wateringly cute design. At 11 cm (4 ½ inches), Sushi L.A. is too big to fit in your mouth but looks great in hand. The figure utilizes clear milky white Japanese vinyl to give the shari (rice portion) a well-defined texture while exuding a fresh and tasty look. Sushi L.A.
*PRE-ORDER DETAILS – ONLINE SHOP
WHEN The pre-order will be open from June 22, 12pm (JPT) ~ July 2, 9pm (JPT) (THAT’S NOW) – Orders will ship from Japan in mid-October ~ early November –
Sushi L.A. Maguro (Tuna) : ￥6,480 (tax incl. / shipping not incl.) – Sushi L.A. Ebi (Shrimp) : ￥6,480 (tax incl. / shipping not incl.) –
Sushi L.A. Maguro (Tuna) / Ebi (Shrimp) set: ￥12,960 (tax incl. / shipping not incl.)
PLEASE NOTE: Nakao Teppei x Sentinel will continue to sell short runs of Sushi L.A. Maguro and Ebi at events and a small amount will be available through select online retailers, but this online pre-order is the surest way to guarantee you get the figures!
Before you leave, have you seen THIS?
For now, check out the live stream from Five Points Festival where you’ll see some SUSHI L.A prototypes below.
Leave you guys with some SUSHI L.A past releases.
<About Nakao Teppei>
A Japanese illustrator is known for his unique style of art and looks on the world. Famous for his work on cover arts of outdoor magazines and various adds. He has held many personal exhibits at galleries in Japan. HP. Find Nakao Teppei at http://nakao-teppei.com/ and Instagram：
Sentinel is a Japan-based toy company that develops high-end collectables known for their incredible attention to detail and amazing level of articulation.
Sentinel is a Japan-based toy company that develops high-end collectables known for their incredible attention to detail and amazing level of articulation. Sushi L.A. is their first foray in Sofubi vinyl.
Sushi L.A. is just for play. Please don’t eat.
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