The first mission of Fig-lab is to introduce independent figure makers from Japan to the rest of the world; introduce international independent figure makers to Japan; and promote cross cultural creative collaborations through custom shows visibility at events and shop overseas.

Fig-lab Research Fellows


The second facet of the Fig-lab mission is evangelize and educate the rest of the world about the amazing world of Independent Figure Creators. With the Fig-Lab-Log, Pechakucha Presentations, and other forums we endeavor to spread the Gospel.



A continuing part of the mission was to get in on the fun and collaborate on Research Projects with a Global Cadre of like-minded Figure creators. From exclusive Fig-lab releases to original projects like the Finger Five we continue to explore.

Joint Research Projects

RxH @ Yamashiroya :: Edo Sofubi-do the Second

By the time I arrived it was all over – the tables had been picked clean and the hardcore had moved on. But it was all the better to take photos of the glorious display cases. The 2 day event was held on the sixth floor event space of Yamashiroya in Ueno, arguably the best […]


Phase Pheyden "Custom Corps" by Hellopike

Phase Pheyden – Onell Design’s contribution to the Fig-lab Finger Five – gets the Hellopike “Custom Corps” treatment. Customizer extraordinaire Hellopike is at it once more with a grip of his one-of-a kind customized Phase Pheyden Sofubi Finger puppets. Grab one of these blind-bagged beauties before they are Phased Out! LUNATIC FRINGE WEBSHOP

Fig-lab Finger Five Exclusive release for STGCC

Better late than never… wanted to give a big shout out to Mighty Jaxx for hosting an exclusive release of the Finger Five at their booth at STGCC this past weekend. They also tapped us to supply them with a cornucopia of the freshest Japanese Vinyl from UAMOU, Blobpus, RealxHead, Chima Group, Monstock and Hariken.  Hope the […]