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The “LA” NekoFukurou sofubi from Jeff Soto x BlackBook Toy…

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Seeing its last release way back in September last year, the NekoFukurou sofubi from Jeff Soto and BlackBook Toy have finally returned in a special “LA” colorway! Featuring an ingenious stackable design, the stunning 2-faced head sculpt stands at around 6″ tall- an impressive 36″ stack when displayed with the previous editions editions. Produced by BlackBook in a clear soft vinyl with metallic blue, orange and black sprays for the release, the figure will be up for grabs through the BB store via preorder from Noon Japan time this coming Saturday, January 16th, the “LA” NekoFukurou will set you back around 8,100yen ($65) plus shipping (TBC)…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Game Over” Video Game Culture Art Exhibition at GR2…

This past Saturday saw the opening of Giant Robot‘s latest group exhibition, the video game themed “Game Over”. Featuring well over 90 artist from the world of low brow art including Grody Shogun, Luke Cheuh, Peter Kato and Martin Hsu, the huge show covered a wide variety of mediums including custom toys, original sculptures, prints and paintings. Standout pieces for us have got to be Luke “Grody” Rook’s Mario Bros Monster/EM customs, plus the wall hung “Yerren” board game from Sean Chao (both pictured below)… head over to the Giant Robot Flickr for a better look- this thing is huge!

Alongside the massive collection of art, Giant Robot is also playing host to a selection of indie games this month, including the works of programmers Beau Blythe and Shelby Cinca who have been creating a game with Game Over participants Sean Chao and Jeni Yang… If you’re in the LA area, be sure to pop down before the show’s June 27th close and have a look (and play!)…

Game Over
Video Game Culture Art Exhibition
June 2 –  June 27, 2012
Opening reception Saturday June 2th 2012, 6:30-10pm
GR2 – 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025 http://www.gr2.net 310 445 9276