Paul Shih is gearing up to release his Sushi Kaiju resin figure in a manner that is sure to appeal to numerologists: Sushi Kaiju will be available on 7-7-7 which translates to July 7th, at 7PM PST! (NZ time: July 8th, 2PM! / Tokyo time: July 8th, 11AM! / Hong Kong time: July 8th, 10AM! / London time: July 8th, 3AM!)
After viewing a TV program about authentic plastic food replicas, Shih decided to go in an opposite direction with his first Sushi colorway: by making it look “toy-ish instead of trying to be realistic”. The figures look to have been painted very precisely, with an orange base layer for the tentacles, green “wasabi hair,” red, pink, black and airbrushed blush. He finished the Sushis in a gloss coat.
This edition is limited to 15 pieces for $60 each (plus shipping from NZ). To celebrate the premier, Shih also made a video.
Enjoy the little video we made for you, staring sushi kaiju!! contains nudity, horror and violence! I think MPAA rated this PG-13, that means if your children is around, cover their eyes, and if you are eating, you shouldn’t!! Filmed by mr. buddwith his fancy gears, and music by lifemusic, a crazy japanese punk rock band!
Very cool. See initial work-in-progress shots here and a few more after the jump.