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Specter Kuro has landed!

You’ve seen photos of him, the prototype was on display at San Diego Comic Con — he made his debut in Singapore at the Toy, Game and Comic Convention in August and now he is available for everyone!  Who? SPECTER KURO!

Specter is the first variant of the original Kuro, “Poodle” plush from Camilla d’Errico’s Tanpopo series. Straight from the pages of Tanpopo, Volume 2, Kuro makes another of his trickster transformations, changing into this stark white, inverse, screaming Kuro!  What’s more this little guy’s bark is actually worse than his bite!  This transformation has deadly consequences.  So how on Earth could he be sooooo cute?!?!  Well, because how else could a devil charm a little girl? Or anyone else for that matter? This is one trickster who plays his game very well, and as a plush he’s cute as cute can be.  Here he is:

Specter is available from the best toy and specialty retailers, or he is also available online at the Official Camilla d’Errico Store.  While you’re there, pick up your copy of Tanpopo Volume 2 so you can see how Specter actually comes to life, before taking another’s.  The imagery and storytelling are a true testament to Camilla’s unique artistic skill and ability to tell a compelling story. The second volume is inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, a haunting tale of adventure, remorse and cursed second chances.  Tanpopo and Kuro are creations of Camilla d’Errico’s imagination: her completely unique storytelling and  eye catching comic art style capture your attention and your heart. You won’t want to put this down, and you’ll be aching for the next volume!

So for now, while we all wait patiently for Tanpopo, Volume 3, we present you with a cute little white devil to hold you over, and of course to keep Kuro plush company! They are, in reality, one and the same, so they can’t be apart!  Just like Kuro, Specter is a limited edition character, standing 7″ tall, soft and screamingly cute!  Collect him, and original Kuro while you can!  This is one designer plush that is devilishly cute and moving fast.

Another Convention – Anime Weekend Atlanta this weekend

My travels haven’t come to an end! My gallery opening on Friday was wonderful but little time to enjoy it because tomorrow I leave for Atlanta, for Anime Weekend Atlanta. This is my second year going in a row, and also the second year that the kind and generous organizers have me as special guest. In return, I’ve contributed a design that they’ll be using on their official convention ware, including t-shirts.


So what’s new for AWA? The official North American release of Specter Kuro! I launched Specter at the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Con. Just like the original, black Kuro, Specter is limited edition.  Come and get yours, Atlanta! I’m so happy to launch him there!!  He’ll be available soon online too.