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New Sofubi Shi-Shis at Bigshot DCon booth 2705

New Sofubi Shi-Shis at Bigshot DCon booth 2705

Bigshot Toys just dropped an email with info about their many and various sofubi Shi-Shi figures that they will be selling at DCon booth 2705! Looks like a few different translucent colors ($55 ea) and a few different opaque sofubi colors ($45 ea), painted sofubis ($65 ea), plus a set of DIY white minis (a 2-pack for $20).

They will have nearly final versions of the resins, sofubis and minis from the Shi-Shi Kickstarter on display. Word is they are about to ship from the factory.

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3A is Dead, Long Live 3A! FLASHBACK: Vinyl Pulse Bertie Coverage from 2008

3A is Dead, Long Live 3A! FLASHBACK: Vinyl Pulse Bertie Coverage from 2008

Once upon a time, this guy Klim made a robot toy called Bertie for another guy called Ashley.... that was 2008, and Bertie kicked off a good solid 10+ year run of some of the coolest toys I've ever seen.

Long live 3A!

Eager to see what both Ash and ThreeZero will do next. I already know what Bigshot will be doing next, same thing they've been doing since before Bertie, same thing they'll be doing 10 years from now: designing, developing and producing the highest quality collectibles and toys in the industry.

Throwback blog post care of Jack at Vinyl Pulse, who has been there from the beginning!

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Shi-Shi Kickstarter by Bigshot is now LIVE and Funded on First Day

Shi-Shi Kickstarter by Bigshot is now LIVE and Funded on First Day

Here's the link: http://kck.st/2XCJMDH

 

 
Rewards start at $12 for minis, about $50 for sofubis and $125 for 6" deluxe resins. Or grab a combo! Or make your own combo!
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Bigshot Toys Introduces ShiShi the Tiny Guardian in Sofubi

Bigshot Toys Introduces ShiShi the Tiny Guardian in Sofubi

Bigshot Toys presents their newest original project: ShiShi the Tiny Guardian.
 
With inspiration drawn from the legendary and formidable guardian lion statues that are ubiquitous across China, Bigshot Toys Creative Director Klim Kozinevich pondered the backstory of the little baby cub traditionally depicted under the mother lion’s paw.
 
“Who is that cub?” Klim wondered, “that tiny guardian growing up under the watchful eye of her majestic parents?”
 
Klim and his team decided to explore that story, enchanted by the subtle nuances of the family dynamic of guardian lions. What is it like for her as she grows and matures, coming to terms with the powerful magic of her lineage? What happens as she explores her surroundings and learns about what it means to be a guardian and protector at the gates?
 
A two-year creative design and development process led Klim and his team at Bigshot Toys to some incredibly rich ideas. Now ShiShi is at the production stage, poised to spring to life in sofubi (a traditional soft vinyl figure produced in Japan).
 
Bigshot Toys is currently producing their first limited runs of 4-inch ShiShi figures in Japan using traditional handcrafted sofubi methods. The sofubi ShiShi figures will be accompanied by larger 6-inch resin statues, as well as blind boxed PVC mini figures. A tiny protector for every collector.
 
The first two editions of sobubi ShiShi figures will be available at Thailand Toy Expo in May 3-6 at the 1000toys booth in the Eden Zone. Collectors who cannot make it to Thailand will be able to obtain subsequent colorways through a Kickstarter launching in May. In June, a different color of sofubi ShiShi figures will be available at the Tenacious Toys booth at Five Points Festival in Brooklyn, NY.
 
To keep up with news about ShiShi, including the availability of various sofubi colorways and the launch of the Kickstarter, follow her on Instagram: @tiny_guardian_shishi
 
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About Bigshot Toys:
 
Bigshot Toys is the in-house, the original content shop of Bigshot Toyworks, an award-winning and well-respected toy design and development studio.
 
Bigshot Toyworks has operated for many years as a service provider to some of the biggest brands in the world, designing, developing and manufacturing goods for their clients.
 
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