Wednesday, June 13, 2012
New from Shikaruna X + Velocitron: Kuchisake Onna
The figure is Kuchisake Onna, which means "slit-mouthed woman." It's based on an old folktale which later morphed into an urban legend. The twist here is the figure is reimagined as a yokai, with animal parts interwoven into the figure's character and anatomy.
Kuchisake Onna is a collaboration between Shikaruna + Velocitron. It's in Shikaruna's new "X" line.
Here are pics of the original sculpt, which stands at around 11-12 inches:
Click here to watch a video of Ricky telling the story of the figure's development and the Kuchisake Onna legend.