With the B.A.S.T.A.R.D Show opening it’s doors today at Tokyo’s Rampage Studios, the guys over at Triclops reveal the fourth and final exclusive resin figure up for grabs… the hilarious Cock ‘Ed! Kit-bashed from the ripped #87 M.U.S.C.L.E, the chicken headed wrestler has been cast in a whole host of different coloured resins for the show. No news as to edition size or price at the moment, but we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that at least a couple make it to the Rampage Toys store when the online sale hits on Monday, May 27th… Stay tuned for the full lowdown on that soon!
Joining the new exclusive mini figures and Cakefighter Frenzy Barbarians posted last week, Jon over at Rampage Toys proudly presents another batch of customs that’ll be making an appearance at Triclops‘ B.A.S.T.A.R.D show next week… the Rampaging Peenuts! Some of the first customs we’ve seen using the highly underrated sofubi, Jon has gone to town on 6- utilising a number of ingenius fades, rubs and hand brushed techniques with all 3 original colourways (flesh, blue and purple). Available to purchase at the show’s opening this Friday, May 24th at Rampage Studios, Tokyo, any remaining pieces will be heading to the online store the following Monday, May 27th…
Making an appearance at Design Fiesta over the weekend, Jon over at Rampage Toys has managed to secure a batch of the latest mini figures from Japanese capsule toy artist Konosuke Chishma, the uber-cute Animal People! Standing at a micro-sized 1″ of hand cast resin, the series features 5 different sculpts; Shark, Octopus, Bear, Koala and Chicken. Produced in a number of randomly assorted colours (including the all important flesh tone!), the little guys have first been offered up to Rampage newsletter subscribers for just $8 each, with any remaining stock hitting the Rampage store alongside a whole host of other Design Fiesta goodies later in the week. Here’s hoping we see more from Konosuke soon!
We brought you a guys comprehensive guide to the Rampage Toys Design Fiesta exclusives last week, but there was one figure in particular that we weren’t able to reveal in full at the time… Well the wait is over, as Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt proudly presnts the ‘Neon Golden’ Deadbeats! Tackling Scott Tolleson’s ridiculously popular figure with ease, Jon has sprayed the clear cast soft vinyl piece in a mixture of neons and metallics, finishing up with some nerve-rackingly tight hand painted details. No news with regards to edition size on these, but John has mentioned that any remaining stock from the show will be heading to the online shop on Saturday evening (May 18th) Japan time (around 6am EST)… Check out our previous post here for the full list of DF 37 exclusives!
MAN-E-NEWS// The Disarticulators x Rampage Toys’ ‘Cupcakes in Space!’ for the Tokyo Junkie 5 Exhibition…
Rounding off our rather impromptu ‘Mini Figure Monday’, we bring you the latest project to come from our very own Tru:Tek… the Disarticulator x Rampage Toys Cupcakes in Space! An amalgamation of Tru:Tek’s TTFTD Bio-Drone and Rampage’s classic Cupcake Luchador keshi, the 4-part rubber mini figure has been cast in a multitude of vivid colours, coming complete with a clear plastic dome top. Debuting at the junk food inspired Tokyo Junkie 5 Exhibition next week, a general release has been tentatively set for May 31st… Stay tuned for full release details next week!
Featured Artists: Rampage Toys, Devilrobots, Art Junkie, Mad Barbarians, Hidaka Makoto
Opens May 24th at Plateaux in Ikebukuro (Tokyo), with artists in attendance at the May 31st opening party- event is set to be live streamed!
With the hotly tipped B.A.S.T.A.R.D x Rampage Show open it’s doors at Tokyo’s Rampage Studios next week, Triclops have revealed not 1, not 2, but 3 awesome new mini figures for the event! Joining the previously teased Catfighter from Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt, the guys will be dropping the hilarious Tex Hex alongside one of our favourite entries into the long running series yet- the Gundam inspired God Dam! Available alongside a number of figures from the last wave of B.A.S.T.A.R.Ds (check them out here), the custom bootleg minis have been cast in a huge selection of different resin tints, each coming bagged and headed in the new overhauled design… Opening Friday, May 24th, any remaining pieces from the show will be heading to the Rampage store soon after. Stay tuned for more reveals later in the week!
With Design Fiesta 37 opening it’s doors next weekend, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has started to reveal some of the goodies he’ll be bringing along to the event… lovers of Rampage sofubi are going to need to take note, there’s some seriously cool figures you most definitely wont want to miss out on! Here’s a quick rundown of what’s been announced so far-
- DF 37 X-Ray Ugly Unicorns- Cast in a clear/GID marbled soft vinyl, these once again see the return of the popular X-Ray cellophane inserts, this time around with some beautiful pink fade work. Limited to an edition of 4 including 1 clear red chase.
- Topheroy UU’s- Design Fiesta will finally see the long awaited release of the Topheroy UU micro run! Limited to 5, these have been painted in Toph’s signature metallic Monster Kolor fades, black detailing and hi-gloss coat.
- Design Fiesta Dinos- With the clear red UU’s proving a huge success, Jon has had a limited batch of the Cyclops Dino sofubis cast in the same colour! Coming with silver/grey and white sprays plus yellow and black detailing, these guys have been limited to 4 sets.
- Rampaging Deadbeats- The first sofubi collaboration to be revealed for the event, Jon tackles Scott Tolleson’s highly popular Deadbeat figure head on, painting the little fellas in Rampage’s infamous mix of neon V-Color sprays and brush detailing. Edition size (and a full reveal!) are to come, but judging by the pic above our money is on 8.
Available at the Rampage/Refreshment/Pop Soda booth (# C-359), Jon has stated that a number of the pieces will be heading online after the first day (May 18th). We suggest setting your alarms if you live state side though- the drop is planned for 6am EST! Stay tuned for more Design Fiesta reveals next week…
Opening it’s doors this morning to the usual hordes of sofubi and kaiju fans, the 62nd bi-annual Superfestival played host to one of the biggest showings from Rampage Toys yet, so big in fact that one booth was barely enough to contain the staggering selection of mini figures and sofubi! With a number of collabs, exclusive releases, new blanks and painted runs, we bring you a comprehensive lowdown of what was on offer, and (with a bit of luck!) will be available in the Rampage store next week…
Glyos Micro UU// Featured here on Friday, Superfestival 62 marked the debut of Rampage’s long awaited micro Glyos compatible figure. Cast by Eric Nilla, the 1.5″ piece comes with fully articulated joints. Cast in red/yellow, these guys come packed in a handmade window box.
Rampage Megara// A collaboration with Butcherbrand, these stunning sofubi minis have been cast in GID vinyl coming with Rampage’s signature mix of vivid sprays and tight fades.
‘Cute’ Zou-chan// The latest release from Rampage x Kikkake, the adorable little elephant has been cast in a light blue soft vinyl with blue/purple sprays and black/white detailing.
Blank Ugly Unicorns// Popular as ever, the signature Rampage sofubi has this time been made available in 3 unpainted colours; hot pink, neon orange and blue.
Telephone King// Angel Abby’s Telephone King sofubi mini received the Rampage treatment for the festival, coming in 2 distinct flavours- a metallic rainbow fade and retina burning V-Color neon.
Superfestival Manotaur// The latest painted run of the impressive 8″ beast from Imps & Monsters x Rampage, the beast has been cast in a clear red soft vinyl coming with tight masked black and yellow sprays.
Dino Gacha Gacha// The Dino Cyclops sofubis return for their latest blind bag (capsule!) run, and this time around they’re ALL painted! Featuring all 3 designs, the little guys come in a number of different colourways including a few unique one-offs!
Cakefighter head// Previewed earlier in the week, this Frenzy barbarian compatible head was sculpted by Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt and cast by Eric Nilla in a flexible rubber. Available at the festival sans-body, Jon has hinted at a full painted run in the near future.
Eric Nilla/Nama Niku- various// Both Eric Nilla and Nama Niku once again had strong showings at the Rampage booth, seeing the public debut of Mutant Dungeon Bastard, plus the return of old favourites Muscles of the Universe, SD Rick, Chibi Meatgrinder and Universe of Violence.
Tru:Tek and the Disarticulators- various// Unfortunately due to time restraints we weren’t able to bring anything new to the table for this one, but we did manage to send over a whole host of Critters, Wave 1 H.U.S.T.L.E, Kesh-E-Face, H.O.R.D.E and Beardfist, all in the exclusive Rampage neon pink and green… The festival also saw the debut of the long awaited Rampaging Critters. Cast in resin by Tru:Tek, Zectron’s little guys were painted up by Jon in a beautiful concoction of colours.
He’s been a while in coming, but Rampage Toys‘ adorable Micro Ugly Unicorns are now boxed up and ready for sale! Sculpted by Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt, the 1.5″ chibi figure has been cast by none other than Eric Nilla in an authentic keshi-style rubber. Coming with fully Glyos compatible joints featuring articulation in both the arms and legs, the highly anticipated piece will initially come in the colours of the first ever UU sofubis, red and yellow. Packaged in a beautiful window box featuring artwork from Jon and digital colouring/layout by our very own Tru:Tek, the Micro UU will be debuting at Superfestival 62 on Sunday, April 28th (Rampage booth #A3), with any remaining stock heading to the online store soon after… Stay tuned for a closer look at the incredible haul Jon will be bringing to the festival over the weekend!
Ahead of Superfestival 62 at the weekend, Jon over at Rampage Toys has managed to sneak in yet another sofubi collab, as he proudly presents the arrival of the long awaited RAMPAGE x Hints and Spices ‘UU and Waniphant’ art sets! Available in the Rampage store this Thursday at 2pm Japan time (around 1am EST), the packs will be available for just $85 plus shipping. Here’s a quick rundown of what you get for your money-
-2 toys: Matching painted UU and Waniphant – on bright pink/purple vinyl – bagged and header carded.-5″x7″ print of a RAMPAGE gouache painting “Joyride”-5″x7″ print of a Hints an Spices (Shane Haddy) digital illustration “Wani and UU’s pie adventure”
Following an insane showing at ToyCon UK earlier in the month (head over here for the full lowdown), the Triclops boys have just revealed that they will be putting on the first B.A.S.T.A.R.D show in Japan next month! To be hosted/curated by Rampage Studios‘ Jon Malmstedt, the exhibition is set to feature a ton of figures from the new series, some collaborations (including the teased B.A.S.T.A.R.D from Rampage Toys above), plus a whole host of surprises… No news as to whether the recently revealed ‘Bullet Belt’ Skinner collab will be making an appearance, but you can be sure as soon as we hear anything you guys will be the first to know…
Filling the gap whilst we wait to see what’s in store for this month’s Superfestival, Jon over at Rampage Toys has teamed up with Uky Daydreamer for an impromptu blind-bag custom release! Featuring a total of 40 creatures from Uky’s new micro sofubi line, the little guys have been cast in a mixture of orange, blue, green and milky soft vinyl, with painting duties split between the artists. Packaged in a closed silver bag with Rampage Studios header, the figures are available from the Rampage store right here for just $12 each plus shipping… Joining the micros, Jon has also got to work on one of Uky’s bigger Jellien sofubis. Featuring a similar rainbow-dot paint scheme to the Uamous created for Studio Uamou last March, the stunning piece can be yours for just $55… Stay tuned for a full Superfestival reveal from Rampage soon!
Opening it’s doors on Friday, the latest show over at Rampage Studios played host to a huge selection of custom sofubi from the king of mech, Todd Robertson aka Mechavirus… Featuring an extensive selection of pieces from across the kaiju/sofubi scene including Rampage’s UUs, BLObPUS’ Dokugon, Uamou’s Boo, plus new figures from Frenzy, these were also joined by a limited run of Ammonaitos and gouache painting from Rampage’s very own Jon Malmstedt. With remaining stock heading to the studio store tomorrow, we suggest keeping track of the Rampage Toys twitter feed here for exact release details…
With Rampage Toys having just completed a run of Night Gamer customs for Plaseebo (featured here yesterday), it appears that the artist has returned the favour, as he kindly shares details of his latest Skulloctopus edition, the Tokyo Exclusives… Created for the Rampage Studios gallery/shop space, the run has been limited to just 5 completely unique pieces, each coming cast in clear vinyl with glass eyes, and internal LED units, filled with glow in the dark energy capsules, color gel brain parts, spiders and flies all floating in space slime… Priced at 15,000yen (approx. $157) anyone interested is going to have to head down to the Tokyo based shop in person, this run is strictly off-line this time around!
Ahead of tomorrow’s hotly tipped Mechavirus custom show, the ever busy Jon Malmstedt of Rampage Toys/Studios is proud to present his latest custom collaboration with Plaseebo… the Rampaging Night Gamers! A mash-up of Plaseebo’s popular bulb-headed sofubi and Rampage’s signature UU, the fully articulated piece comes complete with ‘Brain Pet’, both featuring a truly stunning mix of metallics, masking and neons on soft orange cast vinyl. Finished off with glass eyes and removable handmade leash, the set has been limited to just 5 pieces, with Rampage newsletter subscribers currently getting first dibs- head over here and sign up if you haven’t already! Jon has stated that any remaining stock will be heading over to Plaseebo after March 19th, going on sale in his store soon after for $400 plus shipping…
Jon over at the newly opened Rampage Studios is proud to present the gallery/shop space’s second art and toy event, the Todd Robertson aka Mechavirus Custom Show! Featuring a number of customs from the kaiju king of mecha, including pieces from RAMPAGE TOYS, Uamou, Blobpus, Frenzy, Pico Pico and Maxtoy Co, the various sofubis will also be joined by a special ‘Rampage’ painted run of Robertson’s popular Ammonaito resin. Opening it’s doors on Friday, March 15th at 7pm, any of the show’s remaining pieces will be heading to the online store the following week. Stay tuned for a full reveal soon…
Created as part of OneUp‘s horse-themed ‘Pandemonium’ group show this weekend, Jon over at Rampage Toys is proud to present his latest sofubi custom, the “Evolved” Ugly Unicorn! Looking like a blown up version of Rampage’s recent H.U.S.T.L.E entry, the Ugly Cenicorn, the incredible 4 legged piece has been fashioned from 2 UU sofubis expertly sculpted together with epoxy. Finished in Jon’s instantly recognisable gouache style using the tradition UU colours of yellow and red, the figure will be up for grabs at the show this Saturday, 23rd February… On top of the UU custom, Jon will also be unveiling a super-limited batch of Ugly Horseycon H.U.S.T.L.E’s, so be sure to stay tuned for an exclusive reveal tomorrow!
Fans of the adorable Cyclops Dino sofubi minis rejoice, as Rampage Toys have teamed up with airbrush magic-man D-LUX for the latest batch of dotty customs! Limited to 6 one-off sets, each trio of figures have been cast in a super-bright white vinyl, coming in a variety of dot sprays from D-LUX. Priced at just $50 a set, the D-LUX Dots Dinos will be touching down in the Rampage Studios store this Wednesday, February 20th at 8pm EST. Head over to the Rampage Flickr here for a closer look…
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)…
The ever busy Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has been hard at work prepping a whole slew of releases for Valentine’s Day this Thursday, so without further ado we bring you the full rundown of the awesome selection of pieces that will be available…
“HAPPY Valentine’s UU” – clear red vinyl (the first coloured clear vinyl UU release!), coming with all sorts of metallic sprays and finishes. Some clear red blanks might make it up there too. Only a handful of this color were pulled, so these will be made to order.
“Starpox Wool” – The Rampage x Chima Group NYCC release- FINALLY going up for sale on-line! Lots of stencil action on these cute little dinos.
“Icy Carbon Freeze Stormtrooper” – Rampage’s collab with Kid Ink Industries! These fun resin figures (cast by Kris Dulfer – of Kid Ink Industries) have been given a bit of icy blue rub, and come bagged and carded with some fun header art and backer cards created by Kris. These have been limited to just 10 pieces.
Splurrt customs – These dudes are going for sale after hanging around the studio for a while. Featuring the incredible Shubbler mash-up and the masked Devil Diggler, you’re going to have to act quick on these to be in with a chance!
Expect to see this little lot to appear in the Rampage Toys store this Thursday, February 14th at around 6pm Japan time (4am EST)…
Taking a brief hiatus from normal posting today as we prepare for tonight’s H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series: Wave 1 drop, we bring you details of one last colourway up for grabs this weekend… the Spanky Stokes‘ exclusive marbled black and white! Created as a one-off for the award winning blog’s Free Goodie Friday competition, the 10 piece set, which features ALL of the designs from Wave 1 comes complete with the highly sought after custom H.U.S.T.L.E wrestling ring, could be yours by just following these simple steps…
2.Next, just head on over to Twitter and give Trutek a follow HERE, as well as SpankyStokes a follow HERE and then send out this tweet: “I just entered to win an exclusive set of H.U.S.T.L.E. Series 1 figures from @trutek on http://alturl.com/2942s – you should enter! #SSHUST” – just copy and paste the above sentence, without the quotes of course and be sure to include #SSHUST because that’s how we track your entry… enter only once this way please.
3. Finally, this one is for all you Instagram heads… visit the SpankyStokes Instagram page HERE and the Trutek page HERE - FOLLOW us… then find the photo with the figures that you see above… and then follow the instructions in it. Make sure to re-post the photo, and hashtag the re-posted photo with #SSTRU and #VRMUSIC – This is gonna be fun!!!!
“Now, each one of those steps is an entry… so if you do all of them, you get 5 entries!!! This contest will end Sunday night 2/10/2013 at 10:00pm PST so you only have a few days to get your entries in, after all is said and done, one lucky winner will be chosen at random and will have this awesome set of figures shipped out to you!”
We’ll be resuming normal posting from tomorrow, and don’t forget- H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series: Wave 1 will be hitting the Man-E-Toys store tonight (February 8th) at 9pm GMT (London time) in both “Flesh” and “Man-E-Toys 1st Anniversary” colourways!
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!
Participating Artists: Tru:Tek, Rampage Toys, Killer Bootlegs, Brutherford Industries, Nama Niku, Taylored Curiosites, Manny X and Hungry Imp.
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…
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// The RAMPAGE STUDIOS exclusive ‘Splurrt x Rampage Mecha Brain Cadaver Kid’ online restock…
Previously dropping unannounced last weekend to instant sell out success (check our post here), Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Studios has revealed that he will be gracing the online store with an extremely limited restock of the jaw-dropping Splurrt x Rampage Mecha Brain Cadaver Kid! Originally intended for sale in Japan only, demand for the piece has been so overhelming that Jon just had to offer up a few more… Limited to just 5 pieces, the figure has been cast in a yellow vinyl, coming with a red-rub base, extensive spray and brush work, plus the all important removable cranium dome and exposed brain! Priced at $75 each, expect them to touch down on the Rampage Studios store today (January 5th) at 7pm EST… In other news, Jon has revealed that he will also be dropping a Valentine’s Day Ugly Unicorn release… in CLEAR RED VINYL! Only 8 figures will be available in this colourway, so expect a limited painted and blank pre-order in store soon..