The PopCult Toybox
On our trip to Chicago last week (which you can read more about HERE), we stopped in to visit Rotofugi, a store/art gallery specializing in designer toys. That means stuff like Funko Pop figures, but way more of it in a huge variety of different styles, sizes, and prices.
We saw everything from small blind-box figures that were only a few bucks to medium-sized figures in the ten to twenty-dollar range to gigantic designer statues selling for several hundred dollars. Of course, there were all sorts of cool things at all points in between, including Funko Pop, Vinyl Idolz, Kid Robot blind-boxes, weird plush, wooden toys, coloring books, Dunnies, Pusheen, and way more than I could possibly list here. It was overwhelming for collectors like us.
While it was amazing to visit Rotofugi in person, if you can’t make it to Chicago, head over to their website where this week they are running a sale in honor of the owner’s birthday, where everything is 20 percent off. Check out their Facebook page for details on how to get that discount. This is, of course, some of the coolest stuff on the planet and it was an amazing treat to get to go stand at Ground Zero for epic cool-assed weirdness and the world’s niftiest trinketry.
As with our Chicago photo essay posted earlier today, these photos were all taken with a Kodak Zi8 video camera, set to still picture mode, which had a fixed focus and less flexibility. Please accept our apologies for the resolution and any inadvertent blurriness. We are presenting these images without captions because Rotofugi literally left us speechless.
If you do make it to Chicago, you can visit Rotofugi at 2780 North Lincoln Avenue.