Pico Pico

Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by Anonymous, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

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    Pico Pico
    Was debating whether to put this in the Billiken thread.
    Decided this guy deserves one of his own:

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    Currently on exhibition at the Billiken Gallery in Aoyama
    (a lo-ong walk from Harajuku or Shibuya, not so far from Omotesando)
    Atsushi Tomura, aka Pico Pico/Picopico/Picot Picot, has been making kigurumi rubber suits for ... well, some years now.
    This character lurking around will be familiar to most festival-goers:

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    He's also travelled around the world teaching his art
    and there's a very good write-up on him in the now sadly defunct PingMag: http://pingmag.jp/2007/08/01/picopico/%20

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    Recently he's decided to try his luck as a full-time artist.
    His painting skills are awesome - the above are acrylic on canvas and come in bigger than you might expect, as do his clay sculpts (which I can't find any pics of
    - sorry!)

    Also, though he's made some finger-puppets before,
    THESE are basically his first toys:

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    They're a little under 6" tall - 14cm to be exact.
    The boy-cats are wearing oni masks
    and the girls are just freaking amazing.
    Personally I hope this is the start of a great new series
    ( http://members.at.infoseek.co.jp/picopi ... /pro1.html )
    ... and I can't wait for the big blue guy to come to fruition!

    :D
    'eXcite' English version of Pico Pico's blog is HERE.

    (BTW, wrote this in a bit of a hurry as I'm off now to some gay-bar for an all-niter featuring, I'm promised, unspeakable acts being performed by the likes of Pico Pico, Sunguts (surprise, surprise) and Yamomark (I knew he was a weirdo!) amongst others.
    Will fix any broken links etc. when/if I get back! 8D/ )
     
  2. GiLLy

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    Holy shit! Those are awesome - so much character! :D
     
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    Have fun Alice.Sounds great!!
     
  4. mikimaus

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    awesome
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    I need it
    how to buy this woman-cat wrestler? I like orange color the most
     
  5. bethrazuul

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    Those paintings are certainly inspired, sexy and kaiju! My two favorite things :oops:
     
  6. abelincolnjr

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    oooh these are awesome I love the suits best but the paintings and the toys are also top notch!
     
  7. pickleloaf

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    these are right up my alley
     
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    This stuff is awesome. The paintings, the figures, the costume. Rocks.
     
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    They're totally hot! I want the orange one too.
     
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    Soo... how was the show?
     
  12. Anonymous

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    The 'orange' cat is sold out.
    Actually, it's pink IRL, and sorry ... I got the last one. :oops:
    Seems he was already selling these at Design Festa
    and there aren't many (of any color) left.

    Don ~ He still has some of those clays that were at Fewmany!
    Not surprising given the price-tags maybe.
    Someone paid nearly 100,000yen for the top-right painting I posted.
    It's gorgeous, but I feel sad they split the pair.

    Chris ~ If you mean the Club Nite, well ... put it this way:
    I will never look at Tiger Mask in quite the same way again.
    He was fapping. :shock:

    It wasn't a 'show' as such. Certainly not a toy show.
    More of an event or party.
    Sunguts didn't come, but Marmit & Yamomark were there.
    Yamo-chan was wearing an eggplant costume at TTF
    and I expected him to be dressed up for this as well, but he wasn't.
    Maybe 90% of the other people were though.
    Boys dressed as girls, girls dressed as boys.
    Some people were stark bollock naked, & I still wasn't sure.
    All very confusing. :?

    (TTT Toys had a table too, but he wasn't selling anything.
    He spent the night putting a Gundam Plamodel together ...
    ... WILD!!! :D
    I did see his new sculpt though.
    Due in December, it's kind of a blob with tentacles.
    Yeah, I know: "been there, seen that",
    but the interesting thing for me was that it has about over9000 points of articulation & it didn't seem to matter how you arranged it, it still stood up & looked cool.)

    Anyway, for a taste, go to the link I posted above and click 'Diary'.
    There are lots of def NSFW pics of past events.
    The people doing the female version of Kamen Rider are Pico Pico's group.
    You won't be able to view 'Mixi' images unless you're registered,
    but there are plenty of others.
    Enjoy! 8)
     
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    pieces from Kaiju Attack Barcelona are excellent!

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    pic lifted from toy karma blog
     
  14. eric

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    i will take any of those
     
  15. Rich

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    Big guy on the right with blue face purple tongue is the shit !
     
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    woah...how did I miss this? This stuff RULES
     
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    love me some pico pico... wish i had more than just one lonely cat wrestler. :cry:
    well, that may not be entirely true, i do have this....
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  18. Anonymous

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    Pico Pico
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    Full size BECKOS dropped at Superfestival 53 yesterday.
    His tongue is very, very soft vinyl - kinda rubbery & flexible.

    The three smallest figures below are resin.

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    Kaiju Dildo? Hmm.. Now if I wanted to give this as a X-mas gift, would I check the naughty or the nice list?
     
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    not only is that sculpt awesome but the different texture/feel of the vinyl tongue really make me want the toy. (please no dirty pun jokes after this comment:) I really like the idea of contrasting vinyl textures.
     
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    Dope figure! Love the textures on him. Does anyone know if he'll be available stateside? Or where to get those Oni Cat boys?
     
  22. CCPfan

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    more killer pieces - I need to start the hunt for some of these! I really love the henshin-looking chameleon character. Kamen Chameleon?
     
  23. liquidsky

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    Do you mean the topless fighter cats?
     
  24. maxaltoman

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    blythe gets pico treatment.
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  25. CCPfan

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    ha - just getting ready to post the same Blythe pic. Love it!
     

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