First Self Produced Toy

Originally called Kid Shukuteki he was sculpted and cast as my first self produced toy. Playing heavily on the “urban vinyl” style and strong streetwear culture that was popular in the 2000s Kid Shukuteki made his debut in the summer of 2010. He was intended to be a sort of street ninja, equal parts Astro Boy, Cloud Strife, and Hypebeast blog reader. At the time resin toys had not yet become a common occurrence in the designer toy world outside of bootlegs and Kid Shukuteki was a completely original sculpt. He was released partly as a side promotion with Designed to Perfection and even got his own photo shoot.

I eventually used him as a BUC system figure and created two other characters using the same body, Kid Samurai and Kid Ectoplasm. Both these characters have gone through several name changes over the years. Eventually I added a female character Yoshiko or Lady Snowblade, sort of a bootleg of Lady Snowblood who had gained a new cult popularity at the time. The Final figure is a Street Fighter Ryu one off I created for a show a few years ago.

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