"TETSUO THE IRON MAN: SOFT VINYL EXHIBITION" @ Unbox Gallery (Opens Jan 29)



Unbox Industries has announced their second show at the Hong Kong Unbox Gallery - with "TETSUO THE IRON MAN: SOFT VINYL EXHIBITION" scheduled to open January 29th, 2022.

Scroll thru for the press release to the exhibition, along with a few select sneaks.

And while I've previously featured WIP-sculpt (*And a look at the 1989 cult classic), and the figure having been previewed in shows in Japan, the official release of TETSUO THE IRON MAN will be from Unbox Online starting on Saturday, Feb 5 and at Wonder Festival in Tokyo on February 6.

TETSUO THE IRON MAN Show at Unbox Industries


UNBOX PRESS: Tetsuo is the main character in Shinya Tsukamoto’s eponymous 1989 film, a hyper-kinetic masterpiece of industrial body horror. A major influence on the cyberpunk scene and sparking a new wave of interest in Japanese arthouse cinema, Tetsuo tells the story of a salaryman who transmutes into a twisted metal creature and has a final "Kaiju Battle" style showdown against a metal fetishist.




UNBOX PRESS (CONTINUED): In homage to Japan’s ties to monster movie sofubi figures, Unbox teamed up with long time Tsukamoto-collaborator Takashi Oda. Oda has created SFX for numerous Tsukamoto films as well as being the character designer for the famous horror game, Splatterhouse.

Oda has channeled both the tortured spirit of Tetsuo and blended him with the classic style of sofubi forms. Tetsuo is in mid-transformation and you can see elements of his human, salaryman figure as well as the metallic monster which he is to become! The Tetsuo figure comes with a drill accessory that can either be attached to his body or removed and held in his hand for a more family-friendly option.

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UNBOX SAID: "For the release of the Tetsuo The Iron Man, we reached out to a select few of our favourite artists who were heavily inspired by the film to custom paint Tetsuos for the opening exhibition. The custom figures will be on display at the show but sales will be held online via Silent Auction. Attendees will have a chance to purchase an official Tetsuo figure as well as receive a complimentary postcard featuring one of the custom figures."

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