TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys

Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by Ghost Attack, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. itsa_mia

    itsa_mia Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Messages:
    475
    Location:
    N 49th
    Name:
    jason
    Instagram:
    iam_itsa_mia
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    Re: TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures

    both black and grey 'crossbones zombies' by kenth toy works
     
  2. leili

    leili Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2013
    Messages:
    432
    Location:
    la, ca
    Name:
    Leili
    flickr:
    bimbims6
    Instagram:
    leilinharmon
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    Re: TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures

    Ended up seeing one a bit after on IG. Thank you!

    I'm more of a fan of the body than the head. Could always fix that... maybe more blank releases will happen in the future.
     
  3. Jayfunk3

    Jayfunk3 Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2013
    Messages:
    120
    Name:
    Jeffrey
    Instagram:
    Jayfunk3
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
     
  4. truslithers

    truslithers Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2015
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    Deadlands
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    woww the bottom one is my favorite, but a Shig one off would be pretty insane, I am just a sucker for yellow
     
  5. jhsu

    jhsu Fresh Meat

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2016
    Messages:
    66
    Location:
    Shanghai, China
    Name:
    justin
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    Reminds me of Sylvester Stallone..lol
     
    noeleaser likes this.
  6. KingGorx

    KingGorx Fresh Meat

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    Colorado
    Name:
    Willy
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    Love so much of TKOMART. The Flesh colored beast up last is super awesome. Thanks for posting.
     
  7. trustpigs

    trustpigs Fresh Meat

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Messages:
    76
    Name:
    Nick
    Instagram:
    trustpigs
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
  8. shincartoon

    shincartoon Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    282
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    Great article Nick!
    The book is so COOL!


    TkoM is my favorite artist. At a glance his work can seem toony but his sculpting style and the colors that he use have a unique twist that just pushes his work from toy level into the art level.

    He is truly Amazing !

    I hope his next new sofubi release will be the "Mushussu"



     
    zindabad, Headhunter, Vombie and 2 others like this.
  9. trustpigs

    trustpigs Fresh Meat

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Messages:
    76
    Name:
    Nick
    Instagram:
    trustpigs
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    Thanks on both counts! The book took me a wee bit to design, but I'm glad it's enjoyed.

    I completely agree. And he's one of my favorites as well, though I've not yet had luck acquiring one of his pieces. One day! ;)

    I love that piece as well, especially the truly D&D feel of its design. I mean, that's basically a Beholder used for the body, though made to look even more fierce than the original.
     
    shincartoon and boon velvet like this.
  10. shincartoon

    shincartoon Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    282
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    TkoM has announced that the sculpt of Doublethink sofubi produced by Toy Art Gallery is officially retired...

    I love TkoM art.

    Thank you TkoM for the awesome Doublethink sofubi sculpt! and Toy Art Gallery for producing it.

    I look forward to future projects by TkoM.
     
  11. Vombie

    Vombie Vintage

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Messages:
    7,533
    Location:
    VA
    Name:
    g
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    Mushussu is the best thing I've seen in a while as far as new sofubi goes.
     
  12. shincartoon

    shincartoon Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    282
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    I would seriously wet my pants if the next announcement is the Mushussu :D
     
  13. shincartoon

    shincartoon Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    282
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    History of the Doublethink sofubi


    2014 prototype revealed
    [​IMG]

    Very first public release is a yellow blank.


    Glow in the dark 10 piece lottery at Dcon 2014


    flesh blank made for Dichotomy custom show. This color was not for sale and only given to artists
    Luckily? some unpainted flesh blanks survived and are owned by TkoM lovers


    TkoM painted 3 one offs for the dichotomy show
    Electric zombie


    Pacifism


    Magma


    [​IMG]
    some of the pieces that were at the show.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]





    Yellow Doublethink finally shipped out to owners but factory messed up and the color is lighter than the original yellow shown at show.
    dark yellow doublethink is more rare.



    more one off painted by TkoM


    Very first colored version sold online
    DOUBLETHINK *BLACK OUT 10 pieces


    Doublethink x Medicom Toy 10 pieces


    DCON 2015 factory painted doublethink
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    DCON 2015 hand painted doublethink - much more rare



    [​IMG]

    LSD doublethink. some headers have pink spraypaint. some have blue.


    luminous clear soft vinyl embedded with glitter
    [​IMG]

    DCON 2016 doublethink 10 piece lottery painted by TkoM
    Unlike the previous doublethinks painted by TkoM, the color of this one is closest to the original statues and the header art.
    This is the last doublethink release to the public that was painted by TkoM himself.
    [​IMG]


    Chocolatito Doublethink. surprise release exclusive to Hong Kong
    The start of blank doublethinks with no chain and no header. just vinyl in bag.


    スーパーフェスティバル superfestival スーフェス73
    photo by milk971138

    no chain no header. just vinyl in bag.
    [​IMG]

    Pearlescent grey green Doublethink Doki Doki Osaka Sofubi Banpaku event
    no chain no header. just vinyl in bag.


    Taiwan Pearlescent White Doublethink
    no chain no header. just vinyl in bag.


    2017 ToyCon UK

    the return of header and chain.
    [​IMG]

    The very last blank doublethink color released at Design Fiesta 45 デザフェス 2017


    July 31st 2017 TkoM announces on his instagram that the doublethink sofubi is officially discontinued.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  14. Headhunter

    Headhunter Line of Credit

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,547
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    Once I clear some shelf space I'm opening this ugly mother fucker up! :twisted:

    [​IMG]

    I really love how this particular version has an almost frost bitten appearance. This is my very first TKOM piece to. :)
     
  15. zindabad

    zindabad Addicted

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Messages:
    536
    Location:
    New York
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    Dude, congratulations! The more I look at just your photo, the more hidden depth there is to the piece. Must be even more rewarding to really explore in-hand.
     
    Headhunter likes this.
  16. eckotyper

    eckotyper Post Pimp

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,630
    Name:
    Mike
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    The purple is so good. The fact that it is #8 also... it's mocking me.
     
    Headhunter and animator like this.
  17. shincartoon

    shincartoon Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    282
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    demogorgon is now on #5 regular releases.

    protopaint


    TkoM x MIHARA YASUHIRO



    1st release



    #2



    #3



    #4



    #5
     
    melter skelter, zindabad and Bob like this.
  18. bammoman

    bammoman Fresh Meat

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Messages:
    13
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    Love the new demo colour! That and #3 are my picks.. holla at us if anyone is looking to let one go :razz:
     
  19. animator

    animator Mr. Freshly Smacked Ass Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    5,439
    Location:
    Hollywood
    Name:
    David
    Instagram:
    davidjcoffman
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    2 and 3 look like they'd pair great together, as do 4 and 5. It is interesting to see his paint go in phases like this. They are all great, intricate, paint schemes.
     
  20. zindabad

    zindabad Addicted

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Messages:
    536
    Location:
    New York
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    Agreed in terms of how the paint is blocked out on each figure, but I like 3 and 4 as a pair best.
     
  21. shincartoon

    shincartoon Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    282
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    I am a TkoM lover, Absolutely fascinated by his art style. I am also a die hard fan of the Japanese SD style, so the unique SDish? art style of TkoM immediately caught my intention.


    Demogorgon is one of my favorite sculpts.

    Although he is the prince of demons, His skull seems to be the size of a baby and his eyes are so small and almost innocent.

    because of these designs, even though he is a demon, the sculpt looks more cute than frightening.

    The image below may be taking my point too far but when I first fell in love with demogorgon, I was thinking about why his head was so cute and realized that his skull reminded me of innocent heads of baby dolls, with baby cheeks.



    okay. maybe not.
    [​IMG]

    His head may be cute but those fangs and the unique TkoM sculpting stlye scorpion neck totally takes this figure into the creative world in his head.


    for my personal taste, I like the color of the 1st regular release demogorgon the most.

    the light blue paint on the milky sofubi body is just magical. on top of that the black gums with purple tongue coming out of his stomach pays homage to the rolling stones and also gives this little dude a bad ass feel.

    the paint on the snake is just perfect. the gold skin, blue gums light blue eyes and pink venom sliva is just mind boggling.

    the green scorpion tail arm color connects to the neck giving a feel that the head is actually the head of a scorpion that is living in the blue fury body and hiding many legs inside, and the tail is sticking out as if it is an arm.

    the eye on the back, the scorpion shell on the back of his head, devil hoofs, diablo horns...

    the red eyes are the cherry on top.

    all in all, every detail of the demogorgon is well thought out missing nothing.

    It can be said that first sofubi release color of demogorgon is similar to one of the original fiber glass demogorgon sculptures.. but I like the sofubi color so much more.
    [​IMG]

    When I first came into the sofubi world there was a lot of gamaotokos released(up to #5) but only one demogorgon released, and I was so jealous of people who owned one.

    with the help of skullbrain, I was finally able to track #1 down. I am eternally greatful to that member.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2018
  22. EastEndFrontier

    EastEndFrontier Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2014
    Messages:
    307
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    All work and no play makes Gamaotoko a dull boy :)
     
    Headhunter likes this.
  23. zindabad

    zindabad Addicted

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Messages:
    536
    Location:
    New York
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    I've been curious about TkoM's process for a while now and wondered if anyone here could shed light on it. Does he handle the plywood, fiberglass and sofubi sculpts separately or is there a relationship between the three? For example I've noticed that the sofubi toys have different proportions and pack more detail than any of the larger sculptures, but the general form is of course very similar. Does he produce the masters for the sofubi from scratch, or is there digital scanning, downscaling and modification involved? In sofubi specifically, does he sculpt, pull and paint or are other people involved at different steps?

    Not to start a whole digital/manual sculpting thing here or otherwise take a shot. I just love learning about the process behind the toys we collect, and found it remarkable that TkoM works across such different media.
     
    buffywan and Max Rodriguez like this.
  24. zindabad

    zindabad Addicted

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Messages:
    536
    Location:
    New York
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    On this week's episode of 'Taimur gushes over a new toy,' it's Gamaotoko #9! I absolutely didn't expect to win this but threw my hat in anyway because it's my favourite paintjob released so far. I suppose the colours stole my attention in the preview photos, because there are so many details on the sculpt in-hand that I just didn't expect. The texture of the skin, sort of folded and scaly but also treading that line where it could be lumps and ridges in a liquid--which it might be, considering it's meant to be a monster born out of sewage. The sheer amount of layered texture on it, from the folds in its eyelids to the smooth lines of the nails and hair, totally blows me away. And a couple of lighthearted touches make this a real winner for me, like the fact that one of its ears is placed where you'd expect--but it's a trick! Because the other is floating in the middle of the arm. I love how it looks with its arms out too.

    Anyway, photos. This first one is 'me when I need a hug,' and you'll find detail shots under the cut.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  25. Sokko

    Sokko Addicted

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    Messages:
    802
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Name:
    David
    TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys
    Beautiful version! Congrats on the score—definitely one of my favorite sculpts from the past several years.
     

Share This Page