I picked up these 3 handsome little fellows in Japan a few years back. I had no idea who they were or what they were from, I just liked the fun way they're designed.
After opening them (and putting their arms and legs on as is typical with most gashapon toys), I found tiny folded brochures with each containing a cool comic printed on one side, and the rest of the characters in the set listed in their actual colors on the other side (two of mine are apparently greyscale variants.) The name "Monster Carnival" which when googled, produces only hits about a completely unrelated game bearing the identical same name, and the only other English in the brochure is: G Dama, Copyright Akira Noguchi / Reigning Looney Corp, East Up Co. / EU Works, Ages 13 and Up, and of course, Made in China. Googling any combination of these words together produces absolutely zero information. Anyone know anything about these guys?
I'm bummed I didn't get the rest of these while I was there, but I figured I'd just look them up online when I got home. Ahh well... and apparently, pirate monkeys were to be the next series from whoever this company is:
Who are you?