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MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Vandalface’ resin figure and chocolates from Hoakser…

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Teased here just last week, UK graffiti artist Hoakser kindly shares details of his latest original figure design… this time around coming in fully edible chocolate as well as resin! Standing at around 2″ tall, the standard plastic edition comes hand cast, sanded, drilled, glossed and sprayed by the artist in a number of different colourways, featuring either ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’ fully articulated ‘nozzle’ heads. Packaged with a sticker and unique laminated art card, the first ‘Pink’ wave has just touched down in the Hoakser store for just £6 plus shipping, with a limited supply of ‘Gold’ to follow soon… Now on to the important part of the release- the chocolate! To coincide with the launch of Hoakser’s upcoming ‘CHOZZLES‘ (chocolate nozzles), he will be offering chocolate versions of Vandalface to the first few purchasers of the figure! Cast using a food grade silicone mould, the little guys are made of a delicious mix of 70% dark and raspberry pieces… Graffiti, toys and chocolate, what’s not to love?!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Custom MaskedMan resin Ver.2 from Hoakser…

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UK based graffiti-cum-toy artist Hoakser proudly presents the latest painted custom of his debut resin figure, Maskedman… Designed and sculpted by the man himself, the incredible spray can/respirator mash-up stands at an impressive 9.5cm tall, with this unique one-off coming painted in Hoakser’s instantly recognisable grimy, blood splattered style. Priced at a wallet friendly £22.99, the piece can be found on the Hoakser store right here… The artist has informed us that he has many more colourways planned in the near future (plus some all-new resin figures!), so be sure to stay tuned for the full lowdown soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Nozzleface custom from Hoakser…

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It’s been a while since we’ve featured any customs from UK graffiti artist Hoakser (or any platform customs for that matter!), so it came with great pleasure yesterday to find his latest piece nestled in our inbox, the rather sweet looking Nozzleface… Standing just under 3″ tall, the little guy has been created from an ingenius mash-up of Dudebox parts, modelling clay and an NY fat cap. Finished in Hoakser tried and tested beat-up weathered style, Nozzleface can be found in the Hoakser store right here for just £22.99 plus shipping… We here the artist has a slew of new pieces ready to go, so expect the full lowdown soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Rusty’ Maskedman resin from Hoakser…

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UK based graffiti-cum-toy artist Hoakser proudly presents the first painted custom of his debut resin figure, Maskedman… Designed and sculpted by the man himself, the incredible spray can/respirator mash-up stands at an impressive 9.5cm tall, with this unique one-off coming painted in Hoakser’s instantly recognisable ‘Rusty’ style. Priced at a wallet friendly £28.99, the piece can be found on the Hoakser store right here… It’s also worth mentioning that Hoakser still has 1 of only 9 blank DIY versions left in the store too. Anyone interested better act quick, the little guy is retailing for just £12- absolute bargain!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Killer Bootlegs Artist Series: “Blackbook” Edition Art-Too…

Originally released to huge fan fare last month (find out more here), the awesome Art-Too figure from Killer Bootlegs and UK graffiti artist Hoakser has returned… this time sporting it’s very own Artist Series! Created to coincide with Black Friday this week, KB’s Peter Wheatstraw Goral enlisted the talents of some of the low-brow art scene’s finest, including graffiti writers, stencil/street artists, tattoo artists, and screen printers, each creating unique one-off backing cards for the vintage R2D2/fatcap resin mash-up. Taking inspiration from graffiti, hip-hop and of course, Star Wars, the 16 different designs were sprayed, painted, sketched and stenciled using standard KB cardbacks screen printed by Pirate Ninja. Due to touch down exclusively in the Tenacious Toys store this Friday (November 23rd), each one-of-a-kind piece will set you back $75 plus shipping…

The huge artist line-up is as follows… Cash Cannon, Corey Hagburg , Dan Moorman, Eddie Fajardo, Emmanuel L White Eagle, James Ford, Jarrod Hennis, John Santagada, Joseph Goral, Laurence Barr, Manny Tang, Michael Lara, Ryan Lape, and Nasty Neil of Wasted Talent.

Original package designer Hoakser has also created an additional 2 cardback designs, but due to international shipping issues these will be available at a later date…


MAN-E-NEWS// The NYCC exclusive “Fatty” resins from Cash Cannon…

Following the rather awesome Breaking Bad Bee sets we featured last week (check them out here), NYC based tattoo artist-cum-toy designer CashCannon is proud to reveal the first of many NYCC exclusives that will be available next month, the “Fatty” mini resins! Standing at around 2″ tall, the adorable little fatcap headed creatures are due to come in 3 delicious flavours; Strawberry Lemonade, Watermelon and Lemon Lime, each featuring embedded glitter, and some even glowing in the dark! Due to go on sale at the con from booth #3121, the Fattys will be joined by a whole host of other resins, including the soon to be revealed DeadyBear… stay tuned for more info later in the week!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Nine2Five Dominant Species custom from Hoakser…

“He’s fresh out of work, and can’t wait to catch a few tags on his way home…”

Continuing his recent onslaught of Dominant Species customs (check them all out here), UK graffiti artist Hoakser is proud to present the latest recruit to join the fray, the gruesome Nine2Five! Kit-bashed, burnt, sculpted and weathered with Hoakser’s usual flair, the white colar worker-gone-postal stands at a lofty 14.5cm tall, coming complete with 4-points of articulation, the trademark fatcap head, and mounted feeder… Priced at just £29.99 plus postage, Nine2Five is available through Hoakser’s store now.


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Uber-Ill” Thundercat custom from Hoakser…

Joining the recently featured Veteran (find out more here), UK graffiti artist Hoakser kindly shares with us his latest “Dominant Species” custom, the rather awesome Uber-Ill. Kit-bashed from one of Thundercats’ slightly more obscure characters, Cuber Bill the Robear Berbil (see what he did with the name?!!), the stunning figure comes with Hoakser’s usual high quality sculpting, modifying and faithful distressed paint job. Fitted with a fatcap head and flow pipe, Uber-Ill even has his own agitator… making him rattle like a spray can when you shake him! Due to touch down in the Hoakser store at 8pm London time tonight (Tuesday, July 31st), Uber-Ill will come priced at just £34.99 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Eyesore” custom Trikky from Hoakser…

Continuing his onslaught of recent customs, UK based graffiti artist Hoakser is proud to present his latest Trikky creation, Eyesore! Marrying the various styles that Hoakser has developed over the last year, Eyesore cherry-picks the best aspects of the artist’s sculpted work, mixing them with the weathered aesthetic of the highly popular “Vandalised Vinyl” series. Painted using textured acrylics, the metallic creature even comes complete with his own mini Hoakser canvas and easel! Priced at just £48 plus shipping, Eyesore can be found alongside his similarly eye-weeping brother Gammy in the Hoakser store now…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Gammy” custom Trikky from Hoakser…

Continuing his return to form, UK graffiti artist Hoakser is proud to present his latest piece, “Gammy” the custom Trikky! Created as a follow-up to Cold Heart and Upset (check them out here), the bruised and battered creature features suitably swollen sculpted features, Hoakser’s signature ‘dirty’ paint style, plus a whole host of lovingly crafted details (the streaming eyes and translucent tears really put the icing on the cake for us!)…Priced at just £45 plus shipping, Gammy can be found alongside a variety of prints and customs in the Hoakser store now…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Pharoah’s Guards mounted resin figures from Eeks…

Graffiti/toy artist Eeks shares with us his latest resin works, the stunning Pharoah’s Guards series! Originally created for the MAD Gallery’s “Heavy Hitters” show (June 1st, St Louis), the hand sculpt and cast resin skulls have been mounted on a variety of wooden plaques, each given a superb mix of washes, sprays and rubs for an authentic weathered effect. No news on whether any of these are still left for sale, so your best bet is to hit Eeks up directly at eeks@eeksart.com with any enquiries. Head over to Eeks’ Trampt to get a closer look at the individual pieces…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Totem 6″ FatcCap from Kronk x Kidrobot…

“OMFG! Totem loves the modern world. With an over-inflated sense of awesomeness and a love for dicey online casino games and XXX reading material, this FatCap consumes technology like bandwidth grows on trees.

Ancient Totem, meet 21st Century sin.”

Swiftly following Queen Andrea, South African artist Kronk steps up as the next artist to grace the 6″ FatCap with his design, the Totem. Featuring a vivd mix of purple, turquoise, orange and pink, the corrupted Totem has been adorned with symbolism enshrining the evils of vanity, lust, and greed. Coming with a beautifully sculpted pair of eagle wings that replace the usual arms, Kronk’s entry is easily one of our favourite designs yet. Limited to just 900 pieces worldwide, the Totem FatCap will be available from May 10th from Kidrobot stores, kidrobot.com, and select retailers worldwide for $75 a piece…


MAN-E-NEWS// The custom “Vandalised Graffiti Truck” from Hoakser…

Since opening his newly designed site, UK based graffiti artist Hoakser has once again been hitting the customs hard, with his first reveal coming in the form of the breathtaking “Vandalised Graffiti Truck”! Hand painted with acrylics, and weathered to the high standard we’ve come to expect from the artist, the transformed old toy truck has been adorned with 2 chrome, white and black pieces, reading “Addicted to GRAFFITI” and, of course, “HOAKSER”. Up for auction on the Hoakser eBay store as of yesterday, the reserve on this stunning piece has been set at just 99p plus shipping, with bidding closing on April 26th at 3.46pm BST…


MAN-E-NEWS// A trio of new customs from Hoakser…

Revealing a shed-load of newly procured vinyl (toys!) through his Twitter feed at the weekend, the ever busy Hoakser has wasted no time in getting to work on them, with the first 3 customs already available for consumption on the Hoakser eBay store here

Acquiring several of the long since discontinued Hoodiez figures (designed by creator of The Boondocks, Carl Jones), the first of the Fat Albert inspired creations has been given the Wu-Tang treatment, coming in a suitably minimal greyscale paint job with the iconic Wu symbol inblazend on his chest. Standing at around 12cm tall, the pint sized b-boy has been put up for auction here, with a starting price of just 99p (auction ends April 2nd at 16:12:08 BST)…

Next up we have 2 stunning Trikky customs in the form of Cold Heart and Upset. Painted with a mixture of acrylics and sprays, the pair of drooling monstrosities are available from the Hoakser eBay store for just £35 each plus shipping. Click through to Hoakser’s blog for more info…

 


MAN-E-NEWS// The new Gundam Graff Bombers from Hoakser…

Hot off the heals of last week’s drop (find out more here), UK based graffiti artist Hoakser is proud to present 2 new awesome additions to the Gundam Graff Bombers series. Slightly smaller, and a little less articulated than the previous release (pictured centre), these 2 monster robo graff artists more than make up for any shortcomings in their sheer sense of style and finesse.

Featuring towering back pieces, huge wings, and an intimidating choice of firepower, the 2 burnt and rusted bots stand at around 20cm tall from spike to base. Priced at just £59.99 each plus shipping, the Gundam Graff Bombers are available alongside their bigger brother  from Hoakser’s eBay store now. Click through to the Hoakser blog for more information…


MAN-E-NEWS// The new Gundam Graff Bomber custom from Hoakser…

UK based graffiti artist and toy customiser Hoakser is proud to present the latest addition to the Gundam Graff Bomber family. As with recent Dominant Species custom, Leatherback, Hoakser has really taken this piece to another level, featuring an authentic rust paint job, the trademark cap head, and a beautifully finished war torn base.

Standing at around 20cm from spike to toe, the Gundam kit custom comes with articulation in his shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, ankles and knees, giving any lucky collector a number of options for display. Priced at just £79.99, the Gundam Graff Bomber is available from Hoakser’s eBay store now. Click through to the Hoakser blog for more information…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Dominant Species Part 5: Leather Back custom from Hoakser…

The first of 3 new additions to the Dominant Species series, Leather Back is the latest custom from UK based graffiti artist, Hoakser. Towering above Jack, Why Front, Polkadot and Unknown, Leather Back was originally an Incredible Hulk figure, that with hours of burning, sculpting, spraying, and brushing has become one of Hoakser’s strongest customs to date. Coming with his own dioramic plinth (replete with the remains of his last opponent!), Leather Back will be available alongside his 4 brothers on the Hoakser eBay store soon. Expect news on the remaining cast of the Dominant Species (the Medic and Three Fourths) to follow next week…

“This is Leatherback, wounded in battle, he had his arm pulled off, but don’t worry it will grow back…He used to be an Incredible Hulk figure who was  missing an arm already,he was given to me by a friend..After hours of work, he is now the biggest member of the crew with the most muscle..”- Hoakser


MAN-E-NEWS// Flying Fortress Vs. You ‘Trooper’ resin figures…

Following the recent release of the ‘Charged’ polygon variant of Vs. You‘s trademark boxing glove figure, the team have just revealed their first collaboration with Flying Fortress- the Trooper. Based on the EVO design of Vs. You’s past series, the figure has gained in size, been cleaned up, and painted in the standard Teddy Troop colours of red, blue, and grey. 100% hand made, the resin figures come signed and foam packed for just $50 plus shipping. Limited to just 50 pieces (30 in Europe, 20 State-side), the Troopers are available to purchase exclusively through the Vs. You store now…


MAN-E-NEWS// ‘Super Fattie’ 6″ Fatcap from Queen Andrea x Kidrobot…

Dropping alongside Frank Kozik’s ‘Bondage’ Labbit this month comes the arrival of Kidrobot‘s latest 6″ Fatcap, the ‘Super Fattie’ from New York based artist, Queen Andrea. It’s been nearly 3 years since we last saw the super-sized Fatcap platform in action (Toofly’s 2009 addition was the last, I think?!), so it was a great surprise to see it in action again in such a timely fashion. Instead of re-interpreting her recent ‘Bombo’ series 3 Fatcap (which I’d also love to see in this size!), Queen Andrea has gone to town on a design full of throw-ups, retro patterns, and vivid colours that better suit the added scale. Limited to 1000 pieces (with 1 in 6 coming in the purple and gray chase colour), Super Fattie will be available from all good Kidrobot retailers from March 22nd for just $60 a piece…


MAN-E-NEWS// Derelict Rooz custom from Hoakser…

After such a positive response from his Abandoned Munny a few weeks ago, graffiti artist and toy customiser Hoakser is back with the latest addition to the series, the Derelict Rooz custom. Adorned with a host of Hoakser, KR, and Kidrobot tags, throw-ups, paint splats and rust, the intricately detailed figure once again pays a stunning tribute to the often overlooked art of bombing.

Available to bid on through Hoakser’s eBay store here, starting price (as with the Abandoned Munny) has been set at £0.99, with the auction closing on 28th February 16.19 GMT. The lucky winner of Derelct Rooz will also receive the mini Hoakser canvas pictured…


MAN-E-NEWS// New Teddy Troop keyrings from MUFFINMAN x Flying Fortress…

Posted a couple of weeks back, Flying Fortress‘ latest Teddy Troop incarnation finally saw the light of day this week. Coming in the form of a hand cast and painted key ring (solving the ‘how’s he going to stand up?’ debate!) from MUFFINMAN over at Fakehouse, the toy was limited to a batch of 30 which unfortunately sold out within an hour of hitting the Flying Fortress store. On the upside, the initial grey version is said to be the first of many to come this year (blue, yellow, and red ?), so be sure to keep checking the store for further updates…

UPDATE// Flying Fortress has just posted more information along with some pics of the latest Teddy Troop keyring set to drop sometime next week-

While i had been on travel last time i wasn’t able to post the release of the Teddy Trooper keychains here on the blog. They had gone super quick on the online store. So be warned that next week we will drop the second colour-way on RockawayBear.com. Again super limited to 30psc. Handcrafted and casted by the one-and-only MUFFINMAN from Fakehouse.


MAN-E-NEWS// Sket-One Fatcap Series 3 artist proofs available…

One of the highlights of the recently released Fatcap Series 3, Sket-One’s ‘Cover The Cap’ Dunnys are now available to purchase as artist proofs exclusively through his store. Priced at $120, each set includes the original yellow/purple design, the case exclusive black/gold colourway, plus Sket stickers, all packaged in a lovingly crafted paint pot style tin. These are shifting lightning quick (there was only a few left at the time of writing), so make sure you head over to the store quick to grab yours…


The Dominant Species: Polkadot custom toy from Hoakser…

Ok, one last post whilst we gear up for the switch on Monday!

Polkadot is the latest custom graffiti figure to drop from UK artist Hoakser’s Dominant Species range (originally posted here). Joining both Union Jack and Why Not? into the fray, the heavily customised wrestling figure stands at around 16cm tall, coming with a whopping 9 points of articulation.

Available to purchase now for £64.99 plus shipping at the Hoakser shop, Polkadot will wing his way to one lucky collector with a personalised Hoakser sketch and certificate of authenticity. Anyone interested should hit the store now, Polkadot wont be around for long!

Thanks to Hoakser for the heads up!


Fatcap series 3 launch at Kidrobot LDN…

Last night saw the worldwide release of the much anticipated third series of Kidrobot’s Fatcaps. Celebrating the launch, Kidrobot LDN (along with a host of other official Kidrobot retailers across the globe) held a trading party at their central London store, with featured artist Jon Paul Kaiser on hand to kick proceedings off. We headed down to the massive event to have a quick chat with the man himself, score a case of Fatcaps, and hunt down Rich of UME to find out a little more about that upcoming JPK x Run DMB x UME project X (more to come later today!)…

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The 20 designs (plus 2 case exclusives) are some of the strongest we’ve seen so far (Kronk’s Stormtrooper and JPK’s spaceman are quite simply AWESOME!), so make sure you pick up a few before they disappear. Priced at $9.95 each, the blind boxed 3″ vinyl figures can be procured from any official Kidrobot retailer, or alternatively, Kidrobot.com as from today (January 27th)…

(2 Kronk Stormtroopers and the JPK variant from last night’s hoard!)

Featured Fatcap series 3 artists: Devious, Flying Fortress, Jon Paul Kaiser, Julie West, KaNO, Kronk, MCA, Montana Colors, Pez, Queen Andrea, Quisp, Scribe, Shok 1, and Sket One.

Check back next week for an exclusive interview with man-of-the-moment, Jon Paul Kaiser, on his latest Kidrobot and Toy2R releases, his legendary b/w style, and what we can expect in 2012…