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MAN-E-PROFILE// ‘Tiny Terrors from the Deep’ mini figure 3 pack from The Disarticulators…

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With the much talked about first toy show at the newRampage Studios opening it’s doors later this week, we’ll be giving you guys the full lowdown on all the various figures we’ll be debuting as The Disarticulators. Today we start with our first truly collaborative project, the Tiny Terrors from the Deep mini figure pack…

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Featuring 3 separate figures from Tru:Tek, the Amazing Zectron and Bigmantoys, each design has been influenced by a different character from 90’s underwater RTS videogame, XCom: TFTD. Initially produced in an authentic kesh-style rubber by Tru:Tek, a standard blue/pink edition (pictured) will be available in extremely limited quantities at the Rampage Studios opening, with further stock hitting the Man-E-Toys store alongside an edition of 5 ‘M.U.S.C.L.E fleshies’ soon after. Aside from the debut rubber variants, a mini artist series is in the works (artists TBC soon!), as well as a slew of special edition ‘singles’ and custom resin 3 packs from Bigmantoys… Packaged in a PS One style window box, the set will be retailing for around $40, with singles starting at $15- expect release dates and exclusive colourway reveals soon!

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Character Profiles//

Lobsterman (designed and sculpted by Zectron): “The Lobsterman is a formidable opponent. Lobstermen form the shock troopers of the deep and also hold very high positions amongst the alien hierarchy.

The Lobsterman, in addition to using standard alien weaponry, has big meaty claws that allow it to viciously strike aquanauts when in close quarters. This means that whether or not it is carrying firearms, a Lobsterman is a constant threat until it is incapacitated.

The Lobsterman’s other – and perhaps most – distinguishing feature is its thick carapace that makes it nearly invulnerable. Their actual protective plating is very light, but the Lobsterman’s extreme damage resistance greatly reduces the effectiveness of most weapons. Low powered weapons are rendered ineffective.”

Bio-Drone (designed and sculpted by Tru:Tek):“The Bio-Drone is a creation only an alien mind could conceive of. It is a brain, (human or alien) suspended in amniotic fluids and connected to a powered base unit that can fly on land or below water.

Each Bio-Drone is armed with a powerful auditory disruptor, part machine and part organism. Some of our scientists have suggested that the weapon is driven by the host organisms original vocal cords. Highly accurate and tenacious these super guard dogs are widely used by the aliens to protect valuable assets.”

P.A.T (designed and sculpted by Bigmantoys):Little is known about this relatively unthreatening, yet horrific creature. No doubt a failed attempt at alien assimilation, “Pat” (Partially Assimilated Terrestrial) as we call him, still lives near or within alien colonies. This would not be so disturbing if it were not for his remaining human traits. He still goes through the motions of waving hello as he advances on our troops. Rather than neutralise him, Aquanauts tend to run away, perhaps out of reluctance to kill any remaining humanity inside.”

[info: UFOpaedia]

Rampage Studios Opening and Show,  January 25th 2013
Featuring new works from The Disarticulators, Peter Kato, Nama Niku, Eric Nilla, Art Junkie and Hellopike
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MAN-E-NEWS// The “7 Seals” blind-box resin series from Menace Inc…

Fresh from the huge success that was “The Rise of the Samhain“, Jeff Beck over at Menace Inc teases us with the first promo image from the studio’s debut collaborative art toy project… the 7 Seals! Due to feature some of the resin scene’s finest including Cash Cannon, We Become Monsters, Motorbot, and of course Jeff himself, the series is set to come blind boxed, with a Christmas release of December 21st. No news as of yet as to what will be featuring in the series (although we’re guessing wax seal designs must feature!), so be sure to stay tuned for more reveals and release info to follow very soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Resin is King Series 2 from Dead Hand x Tenacious Toys…

Tenacious Toys and Deadhand Toys have teamed up once again for the follow-up to THE blind-box series of the year, Resin is King! Featuring a staggering list of 16 artists this time around, each has developed their very own sub 3″ figure, casting them in a strictly limited run of 10. Offering a huge amount of diversity this time around, anyone lucky enough to grab a box can expect to find the likes of David Bondi’s famed Akashi heads, Argonaut Resin’s Sucio, UME Toy’s Patty, or even Killroy III’s fully working Hungry Hippo rings inside! As with the first series, one box will also contain a golden ticket, which will entitle one lucky collector a brand new 8-inch Tuttz that matches Argonaut’s Sucio mini figures in the series! Working alongside Kidrobot NY, Tenacious Toys and Dead Hand Toys will be hosting a launch party at the store on October 4th from 6-8pm, where you’ll be able to pick up a box (or a case!), meet a few of the featured artists, plus get a chance to score one of five exclusive limited edition prints! Any remaining stock will be hitting the Tenacious Toys store the following day for $25 a box or $400 for a case (which guarantees one figure from each of the 16 artists).


MAN-E-NEWS// The mini “Kings of Atlantis” resin skulls from Argonaut Resins…

As promised in our post on Friday, Eric Nocella of Argonaut Resins has released full details (and pics!) of his latest resin series, the mini Kings of Atlantis skulls… Similar to the original “King” edition that was released and instantly sold out a while back, the new shrunken down versions of the mysterious Demi-God skulls have been inspired by the 10 King rulers of the island of Atlantis… Coming  blind boxed in numbered mini custom crate-styled packaging, each of the 10 kings has been represented in a variety of different styles and colours, ranging from clear tints, jade tints, solids and even 3 GITD chases! Here’s the full breakdown of what to expect-

  • War King – reds
  • Vengeance King – oranges
  • Sun King – yellows
  • Peace King – silver
  • Wealth King – gold
  • Love King – pinks
  • Sky King – blues
  • Sea King – Purples
  • Forrest King – greens
  • Wisdom King – bronze

Limited to an edition of 100 in total, Eric will be dropping the first batch of 25 skulls on the Argonaut Resins store on Monday, August 20th at 10PM EST, priced at just $28 shipped (in the US). Stay locked on the Argonaut Resins site for details of the following releases soon, plus a reveal of the supposed powers that each king’s skull possesses!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Kings of Atlantis mini resin skulls from Argonaut Resins…

Ahead of a full reveal (expected later in the week), Eric Nocella over at Argonaut Resins has announced details of his latest project, the Kings of Atlantis skulls… in mini form! Similar to the original “King” edition that was released and instantly sold out a while back, the new shrunken down versions of the mysterious Demi-God skulls have been based on the 10 King rulers of the island of Atlantis… Due to come cast in Argonaut Resins’ signature wide range of finishes including solids, metallics, and clear tints (plus a few chase GID’s!), the mini KoA skulls will be released in 4 waves of 25  blind boxed pieces, with the first wave dropping next week sometime and the last hopefully making an appearance at NYCC in October. Stay tuned for a full reveal in the next few days!

“Ten Demi-God Kings ruled the fabled island of Atlantis thousands of years ago. They all perished when their paradise was destroyed by the Gods. All that remain are their skulls…each endowed with an incredible power that is passed onto whomever has the skull in their possession. They say too much power is not a good thing…are you willing to take a chance and find out if this is true…?”


MAN-E-NEWS// Squid Kids Ink’s Mini 10-Doh! Series 1 released…

Following a successful debut at SDCC earlier this month, Squid Kids Ink are proud to reveal that the long awaited Min 10-Doh’s are finally ready for general release! Paying tribute to 80’s console, the Nintendo Entertainment System, the cartridge inspired figure is available in 16 different designs from 12 of the art toy scene’s elite, including 4 super rare gold chases! Priced at just $10 each, the blind-boxed minis are available in a case of 20 through the Squid Kids Ink store, with singles due to hit your nearest art toy emporium some time soon. Anyone interested in stocking the series should head over to DKE Toys‘ wholesale site with any enquiries…

Featured artist include// Andrew Wilson, Doktor A, Jerome Lu, Jesse Hernandez, Kozik, Kwestone, Luke Chueh, Matt JOnes, Nakanari, Nate Mitchell, Scott Tolleson, and Tracy Tubera.


MAN-E-NEWS// The CAPSL designer pill fob from Jason Freeny…

“For my first line of designer toys, I wanted to add function… Everything else out there is all about form, but CAPSLs are actually useful too. And I wanted to add a 4th dimension, since so much of what I do focuses on what’s inside; CAPSLs let you go inside and actually use that space to store things.” -Jason Freeny

As if the recently announced X-Ray Gummis weren’t enough (find out more here), “dissection master” Jason Freeny is proud to reveal yet another long awaited project now coming to fruition, the CAPSL designer “pill” fob keychains! Working alongside Jailbreak Collective’s FCTRY division, Freeny has produced a series of 12 original designs plus chases ranging from sweet (Flower Bomb) to zany (Frog Squid), that can be taken apart to either store small objects, or interchanged with other designs (FCTRY has stated there are well over 100 combinations!). Available from the official CAPSLs site now, the full series can be purchased for just $99 plus shipping (including a free limited edition Medicine Man figure), or individually for $7.99. FCTRY have promised several other new designs over the next few weeks, so be sure to stay tuned for more news as soon as it hits…


MAN-E-NEWS// Dee-Dee Silverspoon resin figure from UME Toys…

After a whole weekend slaving away in the UME resin lab, Richard Page proudly reveals release details of the newly title Dee-Dee Silverspoon! Due to come bagged with a header card plus laminated handcut sticker, the adorable 3″ resin mini will be available in a plethora of different colourways (including the pictured Noir and OG), offered in a ‘blindbox’ lucky dip style. Priced at just £18 plus shipping, Dee-Dee will be touching down in the UME Toys store on Wednesday, 1st August at an undisclosed time (we’re guessing around 9am London time)…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Big Licker resin figure from Matt Jones…

After months of teasers and WIP shots, Matt Jones aka Lunartik is finally putting the finishing touches to his latest hand crafted resin figure, the Big Licker. Set to land on the Lunartik store Wednesday, 27th June, release will be split into two waves of 30, with the first “classic” themed edition coming in Matt’s signature red, black, white and grey colour scheme. Pricing on the signed and numbered figure is still to be confirmed, so be sure to keep checking the Lunartik site for up to the minute updates.

Revealed alongside the Big Licker this week comes the latest teaser image for the upcoming Mini Tea Series 2. Progress is said to be coming along nicely, with a worldwide release date set for August. Stay tuned for a full reveal soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Richard UME’s Jason for the “Kings of Resin” blindbox series…

With the release of Tenacious Toys and Dead Hand Toys‘ “Kings of Resin” series set for tomorrow (Friday,May 18th), we’ve decided to take a little look at one of our favourite contributions, Jason the cheeky ghost from Rich UME! Standing at around 3″ tall with hat, the beautifully minimal sculpt was based on a popular character Rich created a while back. With a similar clean aesthetic to UME Toys’ upcoming Martin Longbottom release, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that we manage to bag one of 5 one-off hand paints that Rich submitted for the series. Priced at just $25 each (an absolute steal for a unique resin piece), the randomly allocated figures will be hitting the Tenacious Toys store at 8pm (EST) sharp…

Resin is King Series 1 is a 40-piece blind-boxed resin series featuring the work of: Brian Ahlbeck, Matt A*, Bad Applez Inc., Motorbot, Jay222, Rich Page and Dave Bondi. There will be a Golden Ticket for a custom-painted Teuth figure by Brian Ahlbeck randomly inserted into one blind box.”


MAN-E-NEWS// Mini 10-Doh! Series One from Squid Kids Ink…

Originally previewed back at last month’s Wondercon, Squid Kids Ink are proud to officially announce their first blind-boxed series, Mini 10-Doh! Scaling the much loved 10-Doh! NES styled cartridge down to a dinky 3.5″, the first series is set to feature designs by Andrew Wilson, Doktor A, Jerome Lu, Jesse Hernandez, Kozik, Kwestone, Luke Chueh, Matt Jones, Nakanari, Nate Mitchell, Scott Tolleson and Tracey Tubera. Dropping with 12 grey designs plus an extra 4 gold chases, expect to see these awesome figures debut at SDCC 2012. Stay tuned for design reveals over the coming weeks…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Kings of Resin series from Tenacious Toys x Dead Hand Toys revealed…

As mentioned in our Budha Fett post earlier today, Tenacious Toys and Dead Hand Toys‘ collaboration has been the talk of the art toy world this past week… Well today we can fully reveal all of the awesome figures that will be featuring! Set to drop this Thursday (May 18th) exclusively on the Tenacious Toys store, the blind boxed series features some of the biggest names in resin today; Dead Hand Toys owner Brian Ahlbeck, Richard Page (UME), Motorbot, Matt A*, Jay222, David Bondi, NEMO and OsirisOrion (Bad Applez Inc), all of which have sculpt, cast and painted a totally unique batch of figures! Priced at just $25 a piece, each resin comes boxed with a Kings of Resin sticker. Check out our earlier post here for more info…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Misko Mini Series from Nathan Jurevicius x Kidrobot…

Misko rises from the mystic roots in which it dwells.”

Inspired by the ancient folk tales of Nathan Jurevicius‘ Lithuanian roots, Kidrobot reveals their first toy line fabricated from wood, the Misko Mini Series! Available blind-boxed in 8 different colour variations; Grey, Yellow, Teal, White, Red, Pink, Black, and Blue, the Miskos come with interchangeable heads and neck plumage that can be mixed and matched. Beautifully round and solid, the 2.5″ figures will be hitting Kidrobot.com and selected Kidrobot retailers on May 24th for just $9.95 per figure. Head over to the Kidrobot blog for more pics and info…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Resin is King” blind-boxed series from Tenacious Toys x Dead Hand Toys…

Fresh from the success of the recent Uncle Argh Noir Kickstarter campaign, Tenacious Toys are proud to officially reveal their long awaited collaboration with Dead Hand Toys, the “Resin is King” series! Featuring contributions from some of the biggest names in resin today including Dead Hand Toys owner Brian Ahlbeck, Richard Page (UME), Motorbot, Matt A*, Jay222, David Bondi, NEMO and OsirisOrion (Bad Applez Inc), the series has been limited to just 40 blind-boxed pieces. With each artist tasked with sculpting and casting an original 3″ figure, each of their included pieces have been either hand painted, tinted, or embellished to make them totally unique. Coming randomly packed, each purchase will get you one resin mini figure, a ratio card and sticker- all for just $25 plus shipping!

Brian Ahlbeck has also created a golden ticket Teuth figure, that will be winging its way to one lucky collector. As with the recent “Sweet Teuth” release, the hand cast resin piece stands at 7″ tall, this time around coming in a beautiful green/yellow paint scheme. Set to drop next Friday (May 18th) exclusively at Tenacious Toys, be sure to stay locked on their blog for more reveals over the next couple of days…

[Motorbot's entry, revealed last month]


MAN-E-NEWS// The Mega Mecha custom Android series from Adam Pratt…

As mentioned last week (Custom Street Shark post, here), our good friend Adam Pratt has been busy working on an awesome new blind-boxed custom Android series, the Mega Mechas! Taking the kit-bashed army aesthetic that we’ve come to know and love, Adam has produced 16 pieces for the series, with 7 common designs, 5 uncommon, 3 rare and one ultra rare. Featuring a plethora of cool accessories and colourways, each level of rarity offers a more complex style of customisation, including increasingly unique and intricate paint schemes, decals and such. Adam has stated that 2 of the Mega Mechas will come with a golden ticket, entitling them to an extra custom Android chase! Priced at just $40 each, the signed and carded figures will be hitting Adam’s store tomorrow (May 11th) at 1pm, and will be available to order (with free shipping!) for a limited 24 hour period…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Steel BlueBird Sprog series from Cris Rose…

Cris Rose has just revealed the latest additions to the Sprog family, the Steel Bluebirds! Consisting of 5 popular Sprog designs, each with a 1/5 ratio, the blind-boxed series (no actual boxes, just randomly allocated!) with also be featuring a  26th design, a super-rare one off ‘Raymond’ chase! With an expected retail price of around $65 plus shipping, be sure to head over to Rose’s store on Thursday, April 19th to secure yours…


MAN-E-NEWS// kaNO’s series 3 Android revealed…

Spotted during myplasticblog‘s recent trip to Andrew Bell’s studio comes the first reveal from the Android series 3. Designed by kaNO (pictured holding the Android above), the figure pays tribute to the Beastie Boys’ Intergalactic, sporting the same hazard suits worn by the trio in the iconic music video. No news yet as to when the series is likely to drop, so be sure to check Bell’s site for more info soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Easter Pocket Pork Dumplings from Shawnimals x myplasticheart x Squibbles Ink…

“Grab the kids, it’s time for a good old fashioned Easter egg hunt Pocket Pork style!”

myplasticheart are proud to present their latest collaboration with Shawnimals, the Easter Pocket Pork Dumplings! Produced by Squibbles Ink, each Pork Dumpling has been hand painted in a variety of Easter themed pastel hues, coming with either open or closed eyes. Featuring 6 different variations, the blind boxed series will be hitting the myplasticheart store tomorrow (April 5th) for just $11.99 plus shipping.

Anyone attending this year’s C2E2 in Chicago later this month will be glad to know that Shawnimals will be releasing a Con exclusive dumpling, the Pork & Bean edition. Head over to their booth (#650) to be in with a chance of picking this little fella up…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Spider Boom and Evil Ape Artist Series from Toy2R…

Recent revealed over at Tenacious Toys, both Sun-Min Kim’s Spider Boom and MCA’s Evil Ape will be receiving the mini-figure artist series treatment in the coming months courtesy of Toy2R. Featuring a staggering list of participants across the 2 series including Jon Paul Kaiser, Sneaky Racoon, Lunabee, Scott Tolesson, Jim Koch, Abe Lincoln, Sam Fout, and of course a few designs by Sun-Min Kim and MCA themselves, the blind-boxed figures will be up for pre-order from your local art toy retailer for around $8.99 a-piece soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Tokidoki’s Royal Pride blind-boxed mini figures…

Originally revealed way back in 2010 at SDCC, Tokidoki‘s long awaited Royal Pride minis (check the HUGE versions here!) should finally be touching down some time in April. Papa Lion and GF Savanna (pictured at the front) have already made an appearance as a two piece set at both SDCC and NYCC, but this is the first chance we’ve had to see the pair with the rest of the 8 figures (and 2 pets!). Featuring a host of punk, rock, hippy, and even suited felines, the PVC cast toys will be available blind-boxed for just $7.95 each from your local art toy emporium soon…