I must be dumb. Despite a rather poor outcome when I splurged on sofubi lucky bags in 2008 (see this post for an explanation on the LB practice), I again took the bait with Shikaruna Koubou [シカルナ工房] this year. Each LB contained 1 large size figure and 2-3 mini figures.
Fortunately, Shikaruna did not disappoint!
First pull out of the bag was this gorgeous clear vinyl Khappa [渇覇]. Khappa is an original design from Shikaruna's Genjuu [幻獣] (meaning 'illusion beast') line- of course, it is based heavily on the kappa water spirit from Japanese folklore. An interesting note is that the characters for "Khappa"- individually meaning "thirst" and "supremacy"- are different from those of the normal kappa [河童]. People seem to like this version quite a bit.
Introduced in this year's LB was a mini version of their giant Chiwos [チヲス] toy. Unlike the normal version (seen below, in a similar paint scheme), which is nearly 14 inches tall, this one fits into my case quite easily.
Lastly, there were two mini figures of "Sekai no Kaiju" characters: a Bagun 1 [バグン１号] and Mighty [マイティー]. The Bagun is a special paint one-off; typically, each Shikaruna LB has a chance to contain one SP toy.
A great pull of figures overall and definitely worth the price of the bag.
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