Another beautiful toy from the crew over at COARSE. In fact to call it a toy is probably doing a disservice to the highly exclusive piece; perhaps “sculpture” is a better term. The Hong Kong-based toymaker just keeps getting better and better, elevating their game from simple vinyl play things to pieces worthy of proper exhibition. The designers, Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk, have even begun curating their own gallery shows such as last year’s Souls Gone Mad exhibit. Their new vinyl piece above is the second chapter in the Souls Gone Mad saga, following “Chapter One: Fever and the Omens”. The limited edition piece “Chapter Two: The Passage”, restricted to only 222 pieces, shows the continuing storyline of the characters The Void, Omen and Ruth, a 16-year old girl kidnapped by the ominous Void for reasons unknown. Where it goes from here is anyone’s guess, but you can catch the full (although very opaque) narrative over at The Passage fable at Coarselife. You can pre-order “The Passage” starting this Saturday July 6th 2013 at 8 AM PDT via Coarse HGK for about $500 (HK $3,860). Delivery won’t begin till the fourth quarter of 2013.

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