One of my favourite artists is Junko Mizuno, an illustrator (list of books she's illustrated) and toy designer (list of toys she's designed) from Japan. Her work is super cute with a slightly evil edge, which is a hard combination for me to resist! I have been following and collecting her work for a few years now, so I'm always excited when she releases something new. Earlier this month she released a set of mini figures called "Pure Trance". I picked a few of them up, and here are my pics of them below. (There are still more I want to get!)
Yuki & Miki -- Junko Mizuno's Pure Trance blind-box (2/20)
"When twin sisters Yuki & Miki combine their mysterious superpowers they can practice magic. If you feed the skull fresh food, their powers become even stronger."
Junko Mizuno Dunny, Series 5 (1/50) (This one looks inspired from spaghetti & meatballs, lol!)
Umeko & Takeko -- Junko Mizuno's Pure Trance blind-box (3/20)
"Umeko & Takeko are artificial nurses created by the Director. Takeko has a calm personality whereas Umeko is a bit of a baby. They both have superior abilities in operations and their nurses' caps are not removable as they are part of their bodies."
Yasue the Wrestler-- Junko Mizuno's Pure Trance blind-box (2/20)
"When Yasue The Wrestler was a student at the Ikebukuro School of Martial Arts she and her friends were into blackmail, assault, gambling and drugs. Now she has washed her hands of her sinful ways and works as a professional wrestler at the female wrestling bar "Power Angel"."
Above are pics of the Junko Mizuno toys I already own. They wanted to be shown, too! :D
[On the left] Chika (3 versions: Peach, Mint and Grape) from Junko Mizuno's Miznotic Fantasy Series
[On the right] Nurse Flash-it from the Qee Ox-Op Series 3 (5/30)
She's having a solo show at the Magic Pony in Toronto this month, so I'm going to try and check it out if I get the chance.