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.
Vannen is excited to release a new, super-limited edition timepiece with award-winning artist, Chris Ryniak! Available for purchase now at VannenWatches.com, the ‘Clawmper’ watch is limited to only 40 pieces and is the second watch in a series of four.
The second Vannen Watch in Chris Ryniak’s underwater critter series is limited to 40 pieces and will be available for purchase on Saturday, February 10th at 12PM PST / 3PM EST at VannenWatches.com for only $60.