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MAN-E-NEWS// M.O.O.N’s Moon Goon sculpt revealed…

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The holy trinity of western kaiju, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Paul Kaiju and Splurrt, have teamed up to form M.O.O.N (Men Of Ominous Nature) for a whole slew of new collaborative figures, the first coming in the form of the humungous Moon Goon… The brainchild of Paul Kaiju, the monstrous 12″ tall figure features three different sides that have been separately sculpted and designed by the trio, each said to come with their own unique backstory. Release is obviously a long way off yet (we still have their first round of collaborations to come first!), so be sure to keep a close eye on all 3 IG feeds (MVH, Kaiju, Splurrt) for more news over the coming months…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Painted Face resin multiple from Big Trubble x Anser…

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Toronto based Laird Henderson aka Big Trubble has teamed up with established local street artist Anser for the release of the Painted Face resin sculpture! Based on the artist’s reoccurring character of the same name, the stunning 6″ tall piece was sculpt, moulded and cast in resin by Laird, with the finishing line work rather aptly handed over to Anser. Mimicking the way in which the iconic face is never drawn the same way twice (check out some examples on Anser’s IG feed here), the edition of 30 figures have each been produced in a one-off, never to be repeated tint, coming with a stackable top and bottom for easy multiple display. Priced at $300 a piece, the Painted Faces will be making their debut at Anser’s “Crowded Kingdom” show, touching down at the #Hashtag Gallery, 801 Dundas St. W. Toronto, on Thursday, February 27th. Head over to the gallery’s site here for more information on the exhibition…


MAN-E-NEWS// The 2nd Edition “Melvin” and more from Double Parlour…

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Double Parlour have revealed that they’ll be unleashing a whole bunch of new figures in their store this Saturday, February 22nd at 11am Pacific time! As always, we’ll be left in the dark about exactly what will be featuring until later in the week, but alongside the recently revealed 2nd edition Melvins, you can guarantee that there’ll be a ton of one-off sculpts, resin multiples and a few figures sitting precariously in between the two… Interested parties can keep track of the Double Parlour IG feed right here for reveals throughout the week!


MAN-E-NEWS// Gnosis’ My Lil Grizlli sculpt revealed…

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Following the success of his debut sofubi release, The Old Ones, Gnosis aka Grizlli Atom has hit the clay once more as he reveals his latest sculpt, My Lil Grizlli! Heavily inspired by vintage Japanese squeaker toys, the artist has added a few personal touches, including his staple studded denim vest, grizzly beard and fringe. We’re still not too sure if the little guy will be heading into production any time soon, but with the resurgence of squeakers in sofubi recently, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for a fully working version before the year is out. Stay locked on the Grizlli Atom IG feed here for more news soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Unplugged resin sculptures from Mark Gmehling x Creo Design…

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Creo Design have teamed up with artist Mark Gmehling for the release of their latest resin sculpture, Unplugged! Based on a digital print by Gmehling (pictured below), Creo were tasked with transforming the central character into a 25cm tall statue, with owner Chris Alexander hand sculpting and casting the piece in their unique PU resin. Gmehling kindly explains a little behind the project- “The unplugged sculptures and especially the print are inspired by my perception of society as are a lot of my works. The print shows ten unplugged’s doing this endless walk-cycle is a metaphor of the daily grind that never stops- The kind where you perceive life through a tunnel that only focuses on sustainable growth and profit maximization. The brain is unplugged, you are a zombie sleepwaking on autopilot.” Keeping in-line with the original art, the statue has been limited to just 10 pieces, coming in at 600euros ($821) plus shipping. Interested parties can get in touch with Creo directky at creo@cdtoys.co.uk with any enquiries…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Odettes and more from Double Parlour this Saturday (2/1)…

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Double Parlour have just revealed that they’ll be unleashing a slew of new figures in their store this Saturday, February 1st at 11am Pacific time! Whilst we’re still unsure what will be featuring apart from the teased Odettes pictured above, you can guarantee that there’ll be a ton of one-off sculpts, resin multiples and a few figures sitting in between the two. Keep track of the Double Parlour IG feed right here for reveals throughout the week…


MAN-E-NEWS// James Groman’s “Triceratops” Rotten Rexx WIP head sculpt revealed…

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Whilst the dust has barely settled since the debut of Rotten Rexx at NYCC last year, creator James Groman has already set about working on an all-new head sculpt! Taking on the form of a triceratops this time around, the unnamed sculpt features the same jaw-dropping scale and detail of the original, coming with wonderfully realised scales, rotting flesh and a menacing expression that’s sure to give old Rexx a run for his money. Still a long way off from production (we’ve got the first painted run of Rexx to come first!), we’ll be keeping a close eye on any further developments over the coming months…