(*Updated with event pics) Introducing YASU AKA Ebineko-ya for #STGCC2017 Singapore Toy Games & Comic Con 2017
Delighted to have met you, Yasu! I totally appreciate your enthusiasm and hope to be able to see more of your works! AND one day add a Ebineko to my collection! :)
1000Toys from Japan will be hosting a quartet of international artists at this weekend’s Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Con 2017 (Sept 9-10) via their booth #GU02, and we’ll take a closer look at one of the artists in this post; Introducing “YASU” (AKA Ebineko-ya)!
(*Exclusives for STGCC!)
ARTIST PROFILE: "Yasu is prolific japanese artist, illustrator, character and product designer from Nagoya Japan. Under her brand name "Yorozu zakka Ebineko-ya"
, Yasu’s original character designs come alive in a wide variety of media including plush, resin, soft vinyl, drawings, paintings, messaging stickers, and more! Her trademark character is “Ebineko” - a half cat and half shrimp character that seems to have gotten himself into some tempura batter at some point. “Ebineko” was released as a soft vinyl toy earlier this year - Yasu sculpted the figure herself and painstakingly hand-paints every release. Her figure line-up has recently expanded featuring several new soft vinyl figures; “Same” - the three eyed shark, “Yamorin” - the Gekko Dragon plus a cute mini version of “Ebineko” with more on the way."
[ More images HERE on Facebook of this custom Mecha WeGo for the Showcase at STGCC ]
I love the potted plant inside the belly of the figure, which reminded me loads of the growing plant in the boot in Pixar’s “Wall-E”! Be sure to check out her custom and exclusives at Booth #GU02! This is Yasu’s first time to exhibit in Singapore, and I’m sure you folks would make her visit here very welcomed, yeah?