here.) Kaji-san (Blobpus) transformed the character from a 2D illustration by Hanawa-san into a sofubi figure. Since the source material has no sides or back, Kaji-san had to fill in the rest of the design. So, the figure is a true collaboration between the two.
Here's a shot of one of Kaji-san's Jupon customs held up next to Hanawa-san's original colored illustration:
More after the jump:
I think Kaji-san did a great job preserving the lines and design essence of Jupon while fleshing it out with a distinct Blobpus look and feel.
The figure, which is about 8" tall, is articulated at the waist and at the two front arms. This gives the chunky figure a good deal of posability.
At the recent exhibition, the premier production Jupon was on display. It will go up for sale on September 8 on the Blobpus website, and the cost will be 7,800 yen. The sale will be open to collectors everywhere - great news for international fans!
Here are shots of the figure from multiple angles: