Cyclopus (intheyellow ver.)
Review by JoshB
Modern vinyl and I have a sketchy relationship. I can't nail down what I like about a piece, but I know it when I see it. I know it has to be something like a kaiju, reasonably large, and cool as hell.
Sanjeev broke this thing out at the summit and I knew I had to have it, although I had no idea what it was.
Its called Cyclopus and its made by a Japanese vinyl company called BLObPUS. I don't know much about them other than they make some of the most striking vinyls on the market today. I think they have been around since 2005 and are closely tied to Super7.
What I've noticed about BLObPUS is that they tend to recycle parts a lot, with the various combinations being different characters. This one here is Cyclopus, but with winged arms its Dokugan. This makes an almost limitless number of combinations. There's sure to be a design you like.
Cyclopus is 8 inches tall and made out of soft vinyl. There are 6 points of articulation, but that's not really what vinyl is about.
The vinyl is translucent yellow and sprayed with a mix of red, green and black. On top of that the body is sprayed with glitter. That's right, its not in the vinyl, its actually sprayed on. Unfortunately, the glitter will come off if you brush it the wrong way, but if you can manage to keep it carefully, it should be fine.
The head features a cyclopean doll eye (hence the name).
The arms are designed so that the ends can be removed. This furthers the interchangeability of models. The right arm on this particular model has a large appendage with FIVE screaming skulls at the end.
This version of Cyclopus was sold through a Japanese On-Line retailer called intheyellow (http://www.intheyellow-store.com/). I'm sure it was a limited edition, but i'm not sure how many were made. Intheyellow is sold out, so if you want one, you have to find one on the secondary market.
|Posted 16 September, 2008 - 06:38 by JoshB|