Weird Places You've Seen Sofubi

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    There was a bar in Philly called Sugar Mom's that had some kaiju and jumbos as decoration. I wonder where those went once the bar closed down
     
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    ^^ i think kung fu necktie in philly has a few things. But i cant remember what.
    Place is pretty divey though. I know for sure that a roach ran past me on the bar and gave me a thumbs up and winked at me.
     
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    Well not Sofubi but interesting and somewhat related: I was just at Barnes and Noble and saw several new items including the Re-action figures, SHFiguarts Mario sets, and of course the infamous Funko Hikari ninja turtles and transformers. And of course lots of Pop and KR related stuff. I was surprised to see them so heavy into the designer toy game - certainly enough to rival small time shops :/
    Most of their stuff is still over priced but the Reactions were $10, but selection was limited - they did have the full alien line.
     
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    PiQ at Universal Studios had some S7 Monster Family stuff awhile back.
     
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    Godzilla on the counter of 399 Bar in Rio. What a surprise! :o

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    There's a cafe in Sydney called Mattree (Shop 1, 540 Sydney Road, Seaforth, Sydney) with a nice collection of toys on shelves throughout the space.. Not bad!

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    two spots come to mind. I recently spotted a Rat Fink in the shop window of my barber shop

    and in New York, on West 23rd, there's a place called Monster Sushi. behind the sushi counter are some toys.

    don't have my own good pic. but here's one from the web.

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    I know we had a place on here for commercials, but was there one for movies too? Anyways, flipping through the load of rubbish on the tube last night, I completely randomly stumbled upon this. Never saw the film before, but this (sorry for the shitty screencap) is grabbed from Bicentennial Man (1999). A very odd appearance in the movie, let alone in this girl's room, and particularly "in the future". Full props <teehee> to the person who snuck it on set.



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    That was it, just onscreen for a matter of seconds, but there ya go. I know it gave me a great big smile (and not just because I have and love this fella). :D Not sure there is any other scenes in her bedroom, I did a quick scan through the vid and didn't notice any, but there could be something else in the background by the lamp, maybe a dino?
     
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    A few years ago I was walking along a street in the center of Milan and I noticed this in a furniture design store:

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    This was during 'Il Salone del Mobile', also know as the Design Week. First and last time I've seen some sofubi in Milan (or in Italy or Europe now that I think of it).
     
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    My find can fight your find!

    Two years ago on 19th st. Unmarked storefront. Only this in the window. Never figured it out.

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    There is a bar here in Dallas that has a pretty decent collection of mostly Western vinyl.

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    That's definitely a head scratcher.

    Maybe a child set it up for the fun of it in his family's newly acquired space.
     
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    There are weirder places than my television set, but...
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    This here Killer walked his way into the final episode of Maron.
     
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    No sofubi anywhere around here, except when I bring it.
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    This is one I have been meaning to share for a couple of weeks now, since I spied it upon a recent reviewing of Time Bandits. Unfortunately, I could not find a suitable digital copy online, as all the versions I went through seemed to have cropped it out (so, sadly, you will have to make due with the best-of-the-worst quality photo I could grab off the tube, sorry). From the opening scene in Kevin's bedroom.



    And, in case you missed it, I direct your attention to the lower left of the screen.

    An odd - but very pleasing, placement.
     
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    Since I was asked about the above, it appears to be a vintage Henshin Cyborg King Walder, though, by the relative sizing of the other toys, I would estimate this is actually one of the later scaled-down 8" versions released by Denys Fisher, in which case I suppose we should call him 'Muton.' The head looks like it might be all purple as well (although my initial impression was it was not), which would bear this out*.

    The Takara figure, for reference


    and with Denys Fisher versions:


    * Though I guess some were made as well in the UK with the 'clear' head too, so it could be either.

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    Tattooed Moms has a few (Western) things, but they probably just belonged to the owner and went with them.
     
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    Can't find any stills but (surprising to no one) Pee Wee's Playhouse often had Kaiju in the background. I recall seeing several Sofubi and Bandai figures on his rotating Smiley face toy shelf and in other set dressing on the playhouse. If you have the DVDs watch the backgrounds!

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    oh in fact, there's an Ultraman (Taro?) vinyl on that shelf behind the door right there! haha

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    Great catch Missy! I think that might actually even by the cyborg version, which is extra special in my books.

    As silly as it was, that really was a great show, with incredible design and imagination. The troupe of artists and animators that worked on the show is quite an impressive gathering. I highly recommend people check out the documentary, Beauty is Embarrassing about the artist Wayne White. While it is more about him personally, you do get a great insight into the artist(s) as well as behind the scenes production of the show. And hey, his art is pretty wonderful.
     
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    @ultrakaiju you don't have to tell me-I like him so much, WHY DON'T I MARRY HIM?
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    Ha, that is amazing missy. Turning a little bit green now seeing that. Must have been a thrill, very happy for you!
     
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    Ultra-type figures and boxes on the mantelpiece . . .
    Silicon Valley S04E08

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