The Art Of Daruma Custom Show for Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Con 2017
An epic custom toy show await folks at this year’s Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Con, featuring Bandai Daruma Club’s DARUMA as the platform of choice, as organised by Bandai and Action City (with FLABSLAB helming the roster of invited artists).
Scroll thru for a look at previewed images online so far (with snaps leading directly to the artists’ IG), and look for them at the Action City booth at STGCC come September 9-10th!
"The traditional ‘Daruma’ doll is named after Bodhidharma, legendary Buddhist monk and founder of Zen, which implies positive energy, such as love, happiness and persistence, etc. It is one of the most popular talismans of good luck in modern Japan, and are also viewed as a symbol of perseverance and hope.
Nowadays, Daruma is designed into various sizes, with different materials to spread this kind of energy. A new series of collectable art toys - DARUMA CLUB from TAMASHII NATIONS, the sub-brand of BANDAI emerges at this moment to spread this positive energy in a fun way.
Based on traditional daruma dolls, the highlight of DARUMA CLUB is the additional arms and legs which allows the figure to stand up and makes it more humanized. In order to spread this traditional culture widely and arouse the interests of a younger generation, DARUMA CLUB has brought in popular characters such as Peko Chan, Ultraman, Creamy Mami and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man etc."