Vice Japan Presents: A Day In The Life Of A Sofubi Toy Maker

May 14, 2014

Vice Japan Presents: A Day In The Life Of A Sofubi Toy Maker


VICE Japan has released a great video showcasing a day in the life of Japanese kaiju toy maker Mori Katsura of RealxHead. This is a fantastic look behind the scenes of one of the most iconic modern Japanese sofubi toy companies. The video is entirely in Japanese, but the craft is universal. 

The designer toy movement has inventively made it's way to the "sofubi" scene, an abbreviation for "soft vinyl" in Japanese. For more than 10 years, Mori Katsura of Realxhead has been creating original action figures using his 60 year-old process, which includes Mori's secret weapon, a 70 year-old master painter named Goto. Vice follows Mori, an innovator in the indie soft vinyl scene where he collaborates with Goto to produce new toys.






Also in News

Limited Edition Vannen x Lagwagon “Let’s Talk About Feelings” Skateboard Deck Now Available For Purchase at VannenWatches.com
Limited Edition Vannen x Lagwagon “Let’s Talk About Feelings” Skateboard Deck Now Available For Purchase at VannenWatches.com

August 03, 2018

The new, limited edition Vannen x Lagwagon "Let’s Talk About Feelings" 20th Anniversary skateboard deck is now available for purchase at VannenWatches.com for $55. This is not a pre-order. Lagwagon boards are ready to ship, but they're only available for 72 hours! Sale ends August 6th at midnight Pacific Time.

Continue Reading

Limited Edition Vannen x Lagwagon "Let's Talk About Feelings" Skateboard Deck Available August 3rd at VannenWatches.com
Limited Edition Vannen x Lagwagon "Let's Talk About Feelings" Skateboard Deck Available August 3rd at VannenWatches.com

July 26, 2018

The new, limited edition Vannen x Lagwagon "Let’s Talk About Feelings" board will be a timed-release only available for 72 hours at VannenWatches.com for $55 starting on Friday, August 3rd at 9am.

Continue Reading

Coming Soon: Vannen Skateboards
Coming Soon: Vannen Skateboards

July 10, 2018

We’ve made some pretty cool watches and some pretty sweet shirts, and we’ve gotten a lot of requests to see that artwork on other things. So today we’re excited to announce that we’re going to start releasing limited edition skateboard decks! They’ll have the same attention to detail as all Vannen products, and you can definitely expect surprises and bonus goodies with each release.

Continue Reading