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MAN-E-NEWS// The Fire Negora custom run from Dead Presidents…

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Monster Kolor‘s Dead Presidents has teamed up with Max Toy Co for a special custom run of Fire Negora sofubi! Cast in a glossy black soft vinyl, the 5″ tall figures have been treated to stunning flame-like sprays in a mix of rich red, orange and yellow Monster Kolor, with no 2 finishes alike. Currently up for grabs blind bag-style through the MK store right here, the limited batch of 13 figures have been priced at $100 each shipped in the US…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Daniel Yu’s Art Toy Culture online sales revealed…

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Debuting 3 new releases at the recent Art Toy Culture convention in Seoul, Daniel Yu has thankfully held back a limited amount of each for an online release this Sunday, May 25th at 11pm EST! Here’s a quick rundown on the trio that’ll be up for grabs in-store

Gory Bomb & Bronco Buster “Irish Whipped” edition- Cast in a green swirled resin, the pair of vintage-styled 5.5″ (6″ in Bronco’s case!) wrestlers feature multiple points of magnetic articulation, each coming bagged with their own unique header card designed by RatKing. Limited to an edition of just 10 of each, both Gory Bomb and Bronco Buster have been priced at $40.

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R. Mortis “Day The Earth Stood Still” edition- The latest hand painted run of the ever popular gas-masked mini, this time around coming in a stunning array of muted tones inspired by Niktos outfit from Return of the Jedi. Limited to a run of just 5, the beautifully detailed 3″ resin figure can be yours for just $35.

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Mystery Mortis- Featuring an array of different versions, including metallics, GID, pearlescent, translucent and swirled editions, each 3″ Mystery Mortis figure comes blind-bagged with a total edition size of 60 hand cast resin pieces priced at just $10 each. As an added bonus, Daniel has randomly inserted 1 fully painted Day The Earth Stood Still R. Mortis figure into the mix… Let the fun begin!


MAN-E-NEWS// Mixed part custom Megaras from ButcherBrand…

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Butch Adams over at ButcherBrand is happy to reveal that the latest batch of custom Megara sofubis have just landed in-store! Cast by Velocitron in both clear and opaque soft vinyl, the mixed part figures are said to all be one-of-a-kind, coming hand painted, dyed and rubbed in a huge variety of colours and finishes. Priced at just $50 plus shipping, Butch has stated that these guys could be removed from the store at anytime- so we suggest heading over right now to avoid any disappointment!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Murks rubber micro figures from Ironhaus…

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Jimmy Rommel over at Ironhaus Productions is proud to present his latest self-produced mini series… the Murks! A hilarious take on those blue-faced, white hat wearing little people we all love to hate, the rather more evil looking Murks have been sculpted by Jimmy in the standard 1″ micro scale, coming cast in a variety of different coloured rubbers. Up for grabs now in the Ironhaus store, the first 2 designs come packed together blind-bagged for a very reasonable $10.99 plus shipping… Look out for the next in the series very soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Disarticulators’ Made 2 Order Sale “Octo Egg” incentive figure!

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Whilst we’ve unfortunately had to forgo regular posting today as we prepare for the launch of the big August Made 2 Order sale, we have decided to share with you guys this… the highly sought after Octo Egg incentive figure! Recast from the original super-rare Bad Eggz Bunch mini, the little rubber guy will be available completely free of charge to anyone who makes an order over $50 (not including shipping) throughout the month long promotion. Produced by Tru:Tek in a number of marble and solid colourways, Octo Egg will come blind packed with a 1/1 silver chase… Stay locked on the Man-E-Toys store this evening at 9pm London time for the drop, there’s going to be a couple of surprises that we’re sure the early birds aren’t going to want to miss out on!

Don’t know about the Bad Eggz Bunch? Then head over to LRG’s dedicated page right here for the full lowdown on this early 90′s Europe-only mini figure series!


MAN-E-NEWS// Nama Niku’s ‘Top Rope’ Toy Mafia exclusive revealed…

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Hitting our inbox a little late to be featured as promised yesterday, we nonetheless bring you the latest exclusive to be revealed for this weekend’s Toy Mafia… Nama Niku‘s debut NNWA custom keshi, Top Rope! Standing at around 1.5″ tall, the figure features a kit-bashed M.U.S.C.L.E body plus an originally sculpted wrestling ring torso with real ropes threaded through! Available in a slew of one-off colours exclusive to the event, each piece comes with contrasting micro-sized versions of the Mud Man and Claw M.U.S.C.L.E’s as well as a funky vintage wrestling inspired card. Limited to 14 available on the night, remaining stock, if any, will be headed to the Clutter web store on Monday, June 24th, 2013… Stay tuned for a look at the last 2 exclusives tomorrow!

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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…


MAN-E-NEWS// Cure’s ‘Meteor Gold and Galaxy Clear’ Hell Box at Lulubell Toys…

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The guys at Lulubell Toys are very happy to announce the arrival of yet more Hell Box sofubi for their Cure starved fans… this time around in the all-new Meteor Gold & Galaxy Clear colourways! Consisting of a number of different body parts (split up into heads, bodies and bottoms), each purchase of Hell Box secures you one piece from a variety of different styles, meaning you’ll have to grab at least 1 box of each body part to secure a whole figure. Mind you, at just $9 for a piece of Cure soft vinyl, we’re certainly not complaining! Open pre-order on these guys is open right here whilst in-transit supplies last…


MAN-E-NEWS// Señor Cybernetico and the Custom Bootleg Lucky Bags from The Mark Ultra…

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Mike Kirchoff over at The Mark Ultra comes with not 1 but 2 new collaborations this week, as he proudly presents Señor Cybernetico and the Custom Bootleg Lucky Bags! Created alongside Fistful Fumetti’s Alexis Ziritt, Cybernetico has been kit-bashed from a vintage lucha idol figure and Marvel’s Kang the Conqueror, coming hand cast in resin with display base. Dropping on the Mark Ultra store this Thursday, June 6th at 10pm EST in the standard red/god/black colourway, an exclusive reversed silver variant will be made available exclusively at Ziritt’s HeroesCon booth on Friday. Limited to 10 of each, Señor Cybernetico has been priced at just $20…

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As if that wasn’t enough, Kirchoff has teamed up with Baltimore’s Green Plastic Tunnels for yet another custom bootleg release! Featuring a number of one-off resin creations hand cast and painted by the pair, the diverse range of figures (and in some cases, playsets!) will be up for grabs in the store alongside Señor Cybernetico, offered up ‘lucky bag’ style for just $22 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Grim Brim resin mini figure from Kyle Thye…

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Creator of OMFG Series 1′s ‘Phantom Outhouse’, Kyle Thye introduces his latest mini figure release, the Grim Brim! Conceived by Gabe Barragan, sculpted by Thye and prototyped by Marty ‘Godbeast’ Hansen, the 2″ tall originally made it’s debut at C2E2 last month, with the remaining stock hitting the Mistu Thye store tomorrow (May 27th) at 9pm CST in celebration of Memorial Day. Cast in a UV resistant resin with randomly assorted colours ranging from ‘Infection’ red to thermal colour-change blue, the little guys will be up for grabs for just $20 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Toy+Life C2E2 exclusives from Healeymade and Tru:Tek…

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With Chicago’s legendary C2E2 convention opening it’s doors later this month, online designer toy emporium Toy+Life have once again called upon the services of Healeymade for their round of booth exclusives, although this time he’s joined by our very own Tru:Tek and The Disarticulators! Sitting alongside Healey’s gorgeous blue and lime swirled “Ecto Lake” Quackula resins (lmited to 7), Tru:Tek has been hard at work preparing the latest H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series: Wave 1 colourway- this time in a Toy+Life inspired marble GID blue/green rubber. Limited to just 10 pieces (one of each design), the exclusive figures will come packed in a gacha style capsule with insert, stat card and button for $18 each. Joining H.U.S.T.L.E, Tru:Tek has also prepared a special batch of The Amazing Zectron‘s Critters, cast in a Chicago ‘Deep Dish’ pale blue and white with red push pin star accessory. Limited to just 6, these will also be available from the Toy+Life booth (#954) for $18…


MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Love Muscle’ H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series: Wave 1 out today…

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Following the sell-out general release of H.U.S.T.L.E last week, our very own Tru:Tek is proud to present the latest ultra-limited H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series: Wave 1 colourway… the Valentine’s themed “Love Muscle” edition! Featuring a closed selection of the original 10 M.U.S.C.L.E-inspired designs, the various kit-bashes, customs and original figures have been cast in a flexible keshi-style rubber, this time around with a marbled neon pink/red finish. Priced at $15 (including mini stat card, insert and button badge), the “Love Muscle” H.U.S.T.L.E will be hitting the Man-E-Toys store this Valentine’s Day (today!) at 9pm GMT (London time)


MAN-E-NEWS// New multi-colour ‘Greads’ from Dead Hand Toys…

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It’s been a while, but Brian Ahlbeck over at Dead Hand Toys is back with the latest batch of Greads… and this time multi-coloured! Limited to just 5, each one-of-a-kind piece has been cast in resin using at least 3 different colours/finishes including clears, opaques and glitters, coming hand finished with a subtle black rub and clear gloss coat. Offered up ‘blind packed’, the little guys will be dropping on the Dead Hand Toys store next Tuesday, February 12th at 5pm EST for a very reasonable $20 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Man-E-Toys 1st Anniversary edition H.U.S.T.L.E…

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In celebration of our first year as Man-E-Toys this month, our writer and editor Tru:Tek is proud to present the latest exclusive batch of H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series figures. Featuring all 10 designs from Wave 1, each has been cast in a flexible urethane rubber in both ‘tropical’ (orange/green) and ‘bubblegum’ (blue/pink) flavours. Limited to just 20 in this edition (10 of each), the figures will once again come blind packed in an authentic gashapon style capsule with mini laminated stat card and exclusive safety/info insert. Priced at $15 each, the Man-E-Toys 1st Anniversary exclusives will be dropping in the Man-E-Toys store alongside the standard flesh edition tomorrow (Friday, February 8th) at 9pm GMT (London time)… This will just be the first of many exclusives, giveaways and competitions we’ll be unveiling throughout February as part of our celebrations, so be sure to stay locked for more reveals soon!

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Participating Artists: Tru:Tek, Rampage Toys, Killer Bootlegs, Brutherford Industries, Nama Niku, Taylored Curiosites, Manny X and Hungry Imp.


MAN-E-NEWS// H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series: Wave 1 dropping this Friday (02/08)…

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Following the limited release debut at the Rampage Studios opening show last month, our very own Tru:Tek is proud to finally reveal that the standard ‘Flesh’ H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series Wave 1 will be dropping THIS WEEK! Featuring 10 mini figure designs kit-bashed, customised and originally sculpted from a diverse selection of the art toy scene’s finest, the 1″-2.5″ tall M.U.S.C.L.E x MOTU inspired pieces have all been cast in an authentic keshi-style flexible rubber by Tru:Tek. Initially limited to a run of 40, the little guys will be offered up blind-boxed in gashapon capsules complete with mini laminated stat card, faux safety/collectors leaflet and H.U.S.T.L.E button (not pictured) for $15 each or just $35 for 3…

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Joining the ‘singles’ release, Tru:Tek will also be dropping an extremely limited amount of the previously released H.U.S.T.L.E Battle Packs, which will once again package 4 figures (2 from Tru:Tek and 2 randomly assorted) with a custom H.U.S.T.L.E wrestling ring for a very reasonable $50 plus shipping… Touching down in the Man-E-Toys store this Friday, February 8th at 9pm GMT, expect a few hidden surprises (plus one MEGA competition!) later on this week… Believe us when we say, you are NOT going to want to miss out!

Participating Artists: Tru:Tek, Rampage Toys, Killer Bootlegs, Brutherford Industries, Nama Niku, Taylored Curiosites, Manny X and Hungry Imp.


MAN-E-NEWS// Ferg x Grody Shogun’s Young Gohst Lucky Bags 2012…

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With the Chinese New Year just around the corner, Ferg and Grody Shogun are proud to present the Young Gohst Lucky Bags! The second non-subscription release of the highly sought after sofubi mini, each bag will once again contain 2 figures; a smoke grey base vinyl Gohst with a heavy glitter brain/tongue insert and metallic pink spray, plus one random mixed-part Gohst (pictured). Available in extremely limited quantities, the bags will be dropping online and in-store at Lulubell Toys today (January 31st) at Noon PST. Priced at just $55 plus shipping, the sets have been limited to just one per household…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Rampage Studios opening: Full line-up revealed…

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With the Rampage Studios debut show opens it’s doors this Friday (January 25th), the man behind the incredible project, Jon Malmstedt, kindly shares with us what exactly will be going down- including that all important roster of artists! Believe us when we say, ANYONE with even a passing interest in either mini figures or sofubi is going to want to take note…

WHERE:  RAMPAGE STUDIOS (171-0032, 3-14-9 Zoshigaya, Toshima-ku Tokyo-to, JAPAN)

WHEN:  Opening Party is on January 25th (Friday) starting from 7PM.  Store hours (pending travel, show attendance, or other such things) following the opening will be: Mon. closed, Tues. 14:00-19:00, Wed. 12:00-17:00, Thurs. 14:00-19:00, Fri. closed, Sat./Sun. ONLY open for exhibitions or events.  I can also open up at other times if you make an appointment, which can be done via email:  rampage.toys@yahoo.com

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WHAT:  Opening Partay and show to feature the following most excellent awesomeness:

-TRU:TEK and the Disarticulators Debut of Kesh-e-Face, The Tiny Terrors from the deep and Higekami (Master of Beard Fu).

-TR:TEK has provided the DEBUT release of his H.U.S.T.L.E. artist series! (Woohoo!)

-Nama Niku reveals his NNWA figure – Awesome!

-Hellopike sent over a ton of his Nikuthulu MUSCLE mash-up – in lots of different colors

-Eric Nilla has gone all out with loads of MUSCLES of the Universe figures, and his original Sitting Adam and SD Rick figures.

-Peter Kato provided a nice pile of resin that has been given some signature RAMPAGE TOYS paint applications ;-)

-Art Junkie delivered a box full of his handpainted “Shitman’ resin figures, as well has some ‘DX’ shitman resins and an exclusive T-shirt release

-The RAMPAGE STUDIOS Gachapon Machine will be up and running – stocked with rubber figures from RAMPAGE TOYS and Nama Niku.

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AND THEN – VINYL:  On top of the great stuff that will be on display (and for sale) for the opening show, there will also be a whole bundle of exclusive sofubi releasing.  The shop (and on-line store) will feature rotating exclusives and RAMPAGE handpainted sofubi from some of the best folks out there!  Stock at the opening (or in the weeks/months to follow) will feature the following makers:

Kikkake, Splurrt, Refreshment, Pop Soda, Velocitron, Angel Abby (RAMPAGE STUDIOS is to become one of AA’s Tokyo Distribution  Stores!), Plaseebo, Uamou, Blobpus, Frenzy, Monster Worship and Hints & Spices…

The list is growing, but for now the above listed makers have either already mailed me stuff, or their stuff will be in the shop at the time of the opening on the 25th…

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST: New Dinosaurs and New Ugly Unicorns are on the way!  Things have been a bit nutty, so releases have been slow in the new year – but the regular release schedule will pick up again soon!  Lots of great collaborations are on their way as well, so get psyched!  Also, sculpts are started for some new sofubi!

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MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// The Disarticulators and H.U.S.T.L.E at Rampage Studios- full reveal!

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After what has seemed like a lifetime in the studio, we can now finally present to you guys the HUGE selection of figures we’ll be dropping at the upcoming Rampage Studios opening and show… Featuring a total of 18 all-new mini figure designs spread across 5 different series from both H.U.S.T.L.E and Disarticulator brands (our collaborative project with Zectron and Bigmantoys), we’ll be profiling each in turn over the next couple of weeks to get you guys better acquainted. In the meantime, here’s a quick rundown of exactly what will be featuring…

  • ‘Rampage Exclusive’ H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series Wave 1// The debut of our long awaited custom bootleg mini figure line, the series features a total of 10 designs from 8 of the art toy scene’s finest. Standing at around 1″-2″ tall, each figure has been hand cast by Tru:Tek in an authentic keshi-style rubber. Coming in either neon pink or green (exclusive to Rampage), each figure is packaged in a gatcha capsule with insert and laminated stat card… Aside from the standard ‘singles’ release, we have also created a number of randomly packed blister carded 3 packs, plus another one-off H.U.S.T.L.E Battle Pack featuring a custom wrestling ring plus figures from both Rampage Toys and series creator Tru:Tek. Pricing and edition size TBC.
  • The ‘Tiny Terrors from the Deep’ XComunicated 3 Pack// Our first truly collaborative effort as The Disarticulators, the mini figure 3 pack features designs inspired by mid-90′s RTS videogame XCom: TFTD. Debuting at Rampage Studios in the Tru:Tek produced rubber edition you see below, the stunning figures come packaged in a hand crafted window display box that resembles the original PSONE box- a theme we’re sure you’ll become familiar with in our work soon! Edition size of 3, price TBC.
  • Break Fighters’ Higekami: Master of Beard-Fu// The first in an ongoing series of ‘single’ releases based on faux early 90′s beat ‘em-up ‘Break Fighters’, Higekami: Master of Beard-Fu was designed and sculpted by Zectron, with production duties once again handed over to Tru:Tek. As with the TTFTD release, Higekami comes packaged in a beautiful custom made box, this time around lampooning the iconic SNES cartridge box. Edition size of 5, price TBC.
  • ‘Rampage Exclusive’ Masters of the Bootleg: KESH-E-FACE// Created to run alongside the ever growing H.U.S.T.L.E universe, Zectron’s beautifully sculpted KESH-E-FACE sees it’s second exclusive outing with the reveal of the Rampage Studios exclusive. This time around cast in neon green rubber with pink rotating head (plus one reverse chase!), the 3″ tall figure once again comes packaged in a hand finished blister card with artwork from Zectron. Edition size of 5 (although an open run ‘Rampage’ solid green is in the works!), price TBC.
  • ‘Rampage Exclusive’ Critters: Wave 2// Last but by no means least, we’re proud to reveal that the Critters inspired mini figures will be making yet another exclusive outing! This time cast in a marble red/black rubber (with white/black chase), each figure comes with an exclusive header and safety insert designed by Tru:Tek. Edition size of 5, price TBC.

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Rampage Studios Opening and Show,  January 25th 2013
Featuring new works from The Disarticulators, Peter Kato, Nama Niku, Eric Nilla, Art Junkie and Hellopike

MAN-E-NEWS// 7 Seals final reveal from Menace Inc Studios…

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With the 7 Seals resin series poised for imminent release tonight (check out our past coverage here), Jeff Beck over at Menace Inc Studios is proud to reveal the final 7 figures and golden ticket prize that will be up for grabs… Featuring an awesome selection of resins from some of the scene’s finest (plus our very own Tru:Tek!), each has been inspired by one of the 7 Seals of the Apocalypse. Tru:Tek’s entry, the golden ticket prize, took inspiration from the 7-eyed lamb beast that was said to be the only creature that could open the seals. Opting for a ring design (which proved nigh on impossible to cast!), the piece was produced in a stone grey urethane rubber with a black acrylic rub finish. 3 of these, along with a mini print, will be offered up to purchasers of the randomly allocated golden ticket boxes…

As mentioned in our previous posts, Jeff will be kicking proceedings off tonight (December 20th) with a launch party at the Geeksboro Coffeehouse and Cinema from 8pm-Midnight. Featuring free giveaways all night, an extra special giveaway at midnight to usher in the Mayan prediction of the end of the world, and of course, the 7 Seals release itself, Jeff will be putting any remaining stock up in the Menace Inc store this weekend for anyone who unfortunately can’t make the event…


MAN-E-NEWS// 7 Seals ‘Death Seal’ reveal from Menace Inc Studios…

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Jeff Beck over at Menace Inc Studios has just revealed his contribution to the 7 Seals resin series (find out more here) in all it’s glory, Seal #4: Death… Standing at around 4″ tall with scythe, the beautifully sculpted piece has been cast in resin with an iron coating applied which Jeff then used a special technique on which rapidly rusted the metal to create the glorious effect you see above. Along with an as-yet-unrevealed chase figure (1/7), Jeff has also created a special one-off of Death that will be available at the series launch as part of a whole host of giveaways throughout the night… As an added bonus, we can exclusively reveal the ’7-Eyed Lamb-Beast’ rings our very own Tru:Tek will be offering up as the ‘golden ticket’ prizes! Cast in a stone grey urethane rubber and finished with a black acrylic rub, the ‘one-size-fits-all’ pieces will be winging their way to 3 lucky purchasers of the 7 Seals along with a mini-print designed by Tru:Tek…

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“Coinciding with the Mayan’s prediction for the end of the world, Jeff will be dropping the 7 Seals on Thursday, December 2oth 2012 at the Geeksboro Coffeehouse and Cinema, NC from 8:00pm to 12:00pm, with any remaining stock heading to the Menace Inc store the day after for just $30 plus shipping… as long as that fateful prediction doesn’t come true! Head over to the dedicated 7 Seals Facebook page here for the complete lowdown…”


MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series: Rampage Toys and Brutherford Industries first test shot…

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Signing off in style before our week away, we bring to you the first production shot of Rampage Toy‘s ‘Battle Ready’ Ugly Cenicorn and Brutherford Industries‘ Hungry Hungry Hordak for the upcoming H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series! Cast in an authentic M.U.S.C.L.E-tone rubber, the pair will be joined by another 13 designs for the gatcha capsule-style release in late January… Production is in full swing on around half of the figures already, so expect a whole bunch more reveals upon our return next week! We have a whole bunch of exclusive colourways set to drop on top of the standard flesh release, so be sure to stay locked on the H.U.S.T.L.E blog to catch the big announcements first…

On a side note, how many of you guys would be interested in seeing the custom H.U.S.T.L.E Wrestling Ring released? Let us know by leaving a comment below…


MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// ‘HEXAPOD’ H.U.S.T.L.E and 7 Seals teasers from Menace Inc Studios…

Swiftly following our reveal of Taylored Curiosities ‘Seedling Warrior’ yesterday, we are very proud to share yet another work in progress figure for the upcoming H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series… the mighty HEXAPOD from Jeff Beck over at Menace Inc Studios! Kit-bashed from various M.U.S.C.L.E figures, the six-armed beast is due for additional sculpting and customising before he hits the silicone in the Man-E-Toys studio. Keep checking back over the next few weeks for further updates, and be sure to stay locked on the H.U.S.T.L.E blog for up to the minute developments…

Ahead of a full reveal soon, we bring you the first work in progress shots from Menace Inc’s upcoming 7 Seals resin release. Whilst we can’t show you our entry just yet (it is a mystery ‘golden ticket’ prize after all!), we’ve included shots of We Become Monsters’ ‘War’ and Luna’s ‘Mark of the Beast’ alongside an exclusive batch of our 7 Seals x Dia de los Muertos resin skulls that are due to be given out free throughout the launch event… Coinciding with the Mayan’s prediction for the end of the world, Jeff will be dropping the 7 Seals on Thursday, December 2oth 2012 at the Geeksboro Coffeehouse and Cinema, NC from 8:00pm to 12:00pm, with any remaining stock heading to the Menace Inc store the day after for just $30 plus shipping… as long as that fateful prediction doesn’t come true! Head over to the dedicated 7 Seals Facebook page here for the complete lowdown…

Featured Artists//

Alexis Rivera – Seal 1 The Antichrist / The Conqueror
Chis Moore (We Become Monsters)– Seal 2 WAR
Cash Cannon – Seal 3 FAMINE 
Jeff Beck (Menace Inc. Studios) – Seal 4 DEATH
Ricardo Luna (lunacyfx) – Seal 5 Mark of the Beast
Motorbot – Seal 6 Destruction
HX – Seal 7 The Seven Angels
Tru:Tek – Will be designing and casting the 3 Special Releases for the “Golden Seals”

MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series 1 update…

Following the first announcement a couple of weeks back (check it out here), we’re pleased to reveal that our H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series has been moving along at lightening pace, and whilst we have a whole lot of details that unfortunately have to remain secret at the moment, we’re more than happy to share the latest round of work in progress shots… Pictured above, Mekamess is the first of 2 customs the mighty Nama-Niku will be contributing to the series. A follow up to the hugely popular Manzilla (check him out here), the incredible piece features the head/back of Mecha Godzilla this time around, coming with a suitably MOTU styled barbarian body and kit-bashed sword. Currently winging his way to the Man-E-Toys studio as we speak, expect test shots by the end of next week…

Originally featuring in our initial reveal, Hungry Imp‘s aptly titled Ray Skull has had a full makeover since we last saw him, ditching the rather scrawny appearance for a more M.U.S.C.L.E inspired stance and body shape. Whilst we do miss the realistic approach, this new iteration is far more in-keeping with the original 80′s minifigure aesthetic, and looks damn awesome to boot! Yet another figure we’re dying to let loose upon in the studio…

Yet another design that featured in our first reveal, Brutherford Industries‘ Hordak inspired bat figure has now been finalised, with a selection of 3D prints currently on their way to the UK. Now coming with the awesome title “Hungry Hungry Hordak”, the rotund beast has got to be one of our favourite entries yet… again, expect test shots soon! Last but by no means least, we bring you one of our most anticipated figure designs, the Seedling Warrior from Taylored Curiosities… Featuring TC’s signature micro resin character (with what appears to be the eyes of a Monster Embryo!), the custom is due to come with the obligatory Seedling sprout and leaves- although it’s still undecided as to whether these will come in felt or rubber… A rubber mini/plush mash-up would definitely be a first!

Stay tuned for more info, WIP pics and test shots over the coming weeks… Can’t wait for your H.U.S.T.L.E fix? Then be sure to keep track of the dedicated Tumblr blog for the latest developments…


MAN-E-NEWS// 7 Seals teasers from Menace Inc Studios…

Following the full release details we posted here last week, Jeff Beck over at Menace Inc Studios has sent over a couple of rather interesting teasers regarding the forthcoming 7 Seals blind box resin project… As mentioned before, the series is set to feature 3 “Golden Seals” that will be randomly packed into the 56 packages, each granting the lucky receiver 1 of 3 special resin castings from our very own Tru:Tek- just wait to see what he has in store! Jeff has gone all out on the design of these, with each seal printed in 18k gold vinyl… Here’s hoping you don’t actually have to give them back to receive the prize! Joining the “Golden Seal”, Jeff has also kindly sent the very first image of the standard seals that will adorn each box. 3D sculpted by Alexis Rivera of Playful Gorilla, the resin seals will be fully removable and can reused as a rather swanky key chain! Stay tuned for the first batch of WIP sculpt shots next week…


MAN-E-NEWS// The H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series revealed…

After a tremendous response to our “Recruitment Drive” last month, we are proud to reveal details of the very first H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series! Featuring a varied mix of both new and established artists, we’ve been lucky enough to secure talent from as far afield as kaiju, resin, vinyl, plush (!), plus pieces from some of the mini figure scene’s hottest (and often overlooked) talent… A whopping 15 artists will be featuring in the first series, offering up a variety of original figures, bootlegs and kit-bashes based on the legendary 80’s M.U.S.C.L.E line. In keeping with our previous Min-E-Face/Ed Skworm release, you can also expect a hint of MOTU thrown in there for good measure!

H.U.S.T.L.E Preview Sets// The series will be debuting with exclusive Vs. preview sets from Peter Kato, Rampage Toys and Manny X, each coming with a companion figure from series creator, Tru:Tek. These will be going on sale throughout December/January in the build up to the main release. (more news on the individual drops soon)

H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series Main Release// The official release is due to feature 12 different designs (plus a super-rare chase from Tru:Tek) that will be offered up ‘blind boxed’ in an authentic gatcha-style capsule with insert. 6 of each design will be cast in a M.U.S.C.L.E style flesh tone rubber, with just 3 thermal colour changing chases (making a total of 75 in the first wave). These will be going on sale in the Man-E-Toys store (plus an as-yet revealed shop/gallery at the end of January (exact date tbc) for just $15 each…

Confirmed Artists// Peter Kato (preview 2pack), Manny X (preview 2pack), Rampage Toys (preview and general release), Nama Niku, Adam Pratt, Josh Marlar, Jeff Beck (Menace Inc), Blurble, Tom Cameron (Blackgard), Hungry Imp, Killer Bootlegs, UME Toys, Taylored Curiosities and Tru:Tek.

We’ll leave you with a few work-in-progress shots from three of the contributing artists; Hungry Imp’s Ray Skull, Brutherford Industries untitled Hordak inspired piece, plus the rather awesome Battle Ready Ugly Cenicorn and Super CupCake Luchador from Rampage Toys! Stay tuned for more exclusive reveals over the coming weeks, and be sure to keep track of our new H.U.S.T.L.E production blog for up to the minute developments…