Previews Exclusive Batman and Joker Sofubi Vinyl Figures Now Available
Last Fall in the Diamond Comics Previews magazine there were a couple of exclusive collectible, soft vinyl figures, known in Japan as Sofubi. The first Sofubi items are coming from Medicom Toy and are sculpted by Bear Model, featuring two DC Comics characters that everyone knows and loves, Batman and The Joker.
Here is a little insight into the world of Sofubi vinyl toys:
“The material these “Sofubi” figures are made from is a softer vinyl that is lighter and more pliable than other vinyl. It allows more detail to come through in the design and makes each toy feel unique. Some might say it relates only to non-licensed monster or robot toys made in this style. We’re using it in the fashion that I first heard it; as a catch-all, regardless of license.”
Jesse Morgan, Diamond’s Brand Manager for Import toys
Both of the Previews exclusive Batman and Joker Sofubi figures stand about 9.75 inches tall and resemble the iconic look of both of the characters. They are available now at most comic book shops for around $80 each. You may also have luck finding them at some online retailers.