Toy Mafia (\ˈtȯi mä-fē-ə\)
An organized international body of designer toy collectors, originally founded in NYC. Toy Mafia events take place monthly and are often associated with exclusive releases and excessive partying.
We’re sure a number of you have been wondering why our posts have been a little irregular over the past couple of weeks, well now we can reveal why… As we’ve had the honour of preparing not 1, not 2, but 3 exclusives for this week’s June ToyMafia- including 1 all-new, never before seen figure, the Madball of Death! Expect a closer look at the incredible AmToys send-up later in the week, but in the meantime, we bring you a quick rundown of exactly what we sent over…
The Madball of Death// The latest (and quite possibly greatest!) release from the Disarticulators, the MoD was designed and sculpted by our very own Zectron, with production duties handed to Tru:Tek. Inspired by AmToys’ classic 80′s toy line, 50′s sci-fi and a dash of neo-kaiju, the ingeniously designed piece features numerous heads/surfaces depending on which angle you’re looking from. The piece de resistance has got to be the balls main unique design feature though… through the aid of neo-magnets, the thing splits in half to reveal a separate tentacled parasite figure!
Limited to just 11 for this ToyMafia exclusive (5 black w/pink insert, 5 pink w/black insert, 1 chase mixed part with marbled insert), each comes packed with epic header art created collaboratively between Zectron and the legendary Ralph Niese… The Madballs of Death have been priced at $50 a-piece. (Head over to our IG feed here for a look at the figure in some slightly more photogenic colours)
Kesh-E-Face// This month’s ToyMafia will also play host to the return of one of our most popular figures, Kesh-E-Face! Once again sculpted by the amazing Zectron, the loving homage to MOTU (in particular, our namesake Man-E-Face) has been cast by Tru:Tek in a keshi style rubber, featuring a TM exclusive black body and pink fully rotating/detachable head. Limited to an edition of 5 this time around, Kesh-E-Face comes packaged on a matching exclusive backer designed and hand cut by Tru:Tek. Priced at $40 each.
H.U.S.T.L.E Old Vs. New 2 Pack// Last, but by no means least, we bring you the latest batch of H.U.S.T.L.E, the Old Vs. New 2 Pack! Featuring fan favourite Mekamess (Nama Niku) from Wave 1, coupled with upcoming Wave 2 entry Kamen Fighter (Bigmantoys), the pair have been cast in a randomly assorted mix of pink, black and marbled- with no 2 sets alike! Packaged in an authentic gacha style capsule with exclusive TM insert and button badge, Old Vs. New has been limited to just 5 sets (10 figures in total), priced at $25 a piece… Stay tuned for info on the next June ToyMafia featured artist tomorrow, and be sure to head over to the Man-E-Toys IG feed here for a closer look at all the figures on offer!
Clutter Magazine‘s 3rd Toy Mafia at Concrete NYC, June 22rd 2013, 8pm-late… For more info, head over to the dedicated Facebook page here. Remaining pieces after the event will be heading to the Clutter online store here on Monday, June 24th…