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MAN-E-NEWS// Gold-plated Ashurashine from Brown Noize Productions x Shapeways…

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Revealed way back in November, we’ve just caught wind that Brown Noize Productions‘ gold plated Ashurashine mini figure is finally up for grabs directly through Shapeways! Originally cast in a flexible rubber by Muscle Things’ Alec, the stunning Ashuraman/Sunshine inspired piece is now available as a stainless steel 3D print out, with a number of different finishes (including the all-important gold plating!) at your disposal. With prices starting from €73.50 for the basic model, all the way up to €177.12 for a lavish solid silver version, we suggest heading over to the site quick if you’re interested- Brown Noize are still to give any indication how long the design will be available for, and we definitely wouldn’t want any of you to miss out!

[photos- DDR via MuscleThings]


MAN-E-NEWS// The stainless steel Ashurashine from Brown Noize Productions…

Whilst all of the attention has been focussed on the monumental SpinningHeadSunshine x Spinshine release (find out more here), Sanjeev over at Brown Noize Productions has in no way forgotten the OG Ashura custom… as he reveals the six-armed Ashurashine in a jaw-dropping stainless steel edition! Printed by Shapeways in a gold finish, the weighty, solid metal mini figure weighs in with a whopping $80 price tag.  Sanjeev has stated that if he can get enough interest in the piece, he’ll go ahead in producing a small run in the near future using an adapted, deeper detailed sculpt that will be more suited to the viscous material… On the SHS x SS front, all of the first batch of figures have been cast and are being bagged up as we speak- anyone lucky enough to jump on the first wave can expect a Muscle Things PM for solicitation in the very near future!


MAN-E-NEWS// Peter Kato’s NYCC exclusives: Part 3…

Ending a week jammed packed with new figure reveals, collaborations, and much requested revivals, Peter Kato is proud to announce the third and final instalment of exclusives for next week’s NYCC, the One Year Anniversary Editions, plus the SMASH Vs. STARK Turtle Tetsujins! Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect…

The One Year Anniversary Editions// Originally debuting at last year’s NYCC, Peter has been working on a special anniversary edition of his three most popular characters; Turtle Tetsujin, FrightBite & Kawako… Cast in a Dark Crystal style mix of clear resin with a hint of black, the figures have been produced in very limited numbers (just 5 TTs and 10 of both FB and Kawako). To be sold exclusively through the Toy Tokyo booth in honour of the original figures, the Anniversary Editions have been priced at $20 for Turtle Tetsujin and just $10 for both Fright Bite and Kawako…

The SMASH Vs. STARK Turtle Tetsujins// Reviving yet another classic Turtle Tetsujin colourway, Peter brings the rather awesome looking SMASH Vs. STARK! Featuring the much loved Hulk inspired design (previously posted here), SMASH, Peter has included everyone’s favourite billionaire super hero Tony Stark aka Iron Man! Coming cast in a clear red resin with yellow and metallic highlights, the figure even features an embedded jewel in it’s chest to represent Stark’s fabled power core… Limited to just 5 pieces each, both SMASH and STARK will be on sale at the Onell Design booth for $20 each.


MAN-E-NEWS// Peter Kato’s NYCC exclusives: Part 2…

As promised yesterday, Peter Kato is proud to announce the second wave of exclusives he’ll be bringing with him to NYCC next week… and with yet another all-new figure reveal plus a stack of Kato favourites, is easy to see why we haven’t heard much from him over the past 3 months! Here’s a quick rundown of Part 2’s offerings…

Ninja Robo// Part of the invading Space Army series we featured yesterday, these ninja-robots follow the Tako Cube grunts, and are responsible for exterminating the Tetsujin… The second figure to be sculpted digitally, the awesome 70’s style (with a hint of Star Wars!) robots have been cast in a solid blue resin, armed with twin clear red katana blades. Standing at around 3″ tall, the figures come in 2 subtly different editions, one with a painted mouthpiece (pictured), plus one with a painted face shuriken. Limited to 50 pieces, the Ninja Robos will be available at the Onell Design booth (#3216) and Peter’s online shop for an introductory price of just $20, changing to $25 after the con… Joining the OG Ninja Robo, Peter will also be dropping a con exclusive “Stark” edition too. Coming in the famed gold and red of Marvel’s Iron Man, the awesome looking figure has been limited to 20 pieces, wirth a similar price tag of $20.

Tasty Rainbow// Following continued requests from fans, Peter will also be bringing back the Tasty Rainbow series for one last outing! Featuring 3 of Peter’s most popular past figures, Fright Bite, Kawako and our all-time fave, Man-Nie, the adorable micro-figures have been cast in a variety of rather appetising clear resins, finished with some sweet metallic sprays… Priced at just $10 each, the little guys will also be heading to the Onell booth come next Friday… Stay tuned for more Kato NYCC exclusives tomorrow!


MAN-E-NEWS// Peter Kato’s NYCC exclusives: Part 1…

As mentioned in our previous post a few weeks back, legendary resin and comic artist Peter Kato had taken a brief step back from production to work on a whole new line of figures, all of which will be making their debut at NYCC next week! With so many different new faces on offer, Peter has kindly broken down the reveals into 3 parts, the first of which we bring you today…

The Tako-Cubes// One of the main reasons Peter has been away so long is his recent shift in medium, moving from traditional materials such as clay and wax to high end 3D software including Maya and Zbrush. After two and a half months of intense studying, Peter finally took the plunge in creating his first digital figure, the end result coming in the form of the beautiful Tako Cubes… 3D printed, hand cast and painted by Peter in an initial batch of Red and Pink colourways, the adorable minis will be available at the Onell Design booth (#3216) for an introductory price of just $10 each. Expect more to follow on the PeterKato store for $15 plus shipping soon!

Here Peter explains a bit about the background behind the figure…

“The Tako Cubes are the grunts of this invading space army( which I’m calling Space Army…not very complicated) I had always wanted to work on. I was inspired by the Covenant Grunts from the video game Halo( which I play religiously with my friends on Fringe Friday nights). Small & tough but not too bright they are commonly used as cannon fodder in battles. They are more dangerous in numbers, large numbers… I always imagined they would come down as one single giant cube , which then breaks up into other mini cubes and then their head and appendages pop out from the individual cubes. Their target is to capture Little Pea, the sleeping alien baby inside Turtle Tetsujins torso…” 

[The Pink Teknots] are well rounded infantry capable of tasks ranging from ship navigations, communications and artillery . Not as physically strong as other taco-cubes but possess a very adaptable intelligence.

[The Red Guards] are the elite commandoes which are experts in specialized security and wpns/tactics. They are a bit tougher than the average taco-cubes.

The Tako Heads// Next up comes Peter’s exclusive collaboration with Onell Design, the Tako Heads… Featuring the same head designs as the previously mentioned Tako Cubes, each has been cast with a Glyos compatible peg for use with the entire Glyos system. Created to honour Matt Doughty and Onell’s help in getting Peter into the industry, the awesome pieces are due to come mainly in a solid blue, with a few other tints thrown in for good measure… Joining a selection of casts from the previous Onell NYCC collaboration, the Tako Heads will be available for just $5 a piece…

The Rampage Toys x Peter Kato Super Pachi Micro Cupcake Kaiju!// Last but by no means least, Peter is proud to present his latest collaboration with Rampage Toys, the Super Pachi Micro Cupcake Kaiju! The latest in Rampage’s long line of cupcake themed characters, the figure has been sculpted by Jon Malmstedt and hand cast by Peter in a huge selection of clear tinted resins. Little is known about how these little guys will be finished, so be sure to keep track of the Rampage twitter feed for more reveals soon!

We’ll be bringing you part 2 of Peter’s NYCC reveal tomorrow…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Rivet Wars Rocket Bike from Ted Terranova…

With the previously posted MonoWheel now awaiting production after a successful test-print last month, Ted Terranova is proud to reveal the latest vehicle to join the Rivet Wars fight, the Rocket Bike! Shown here in an exploded view, we’re glad to see the multi-part assembly of the Quad Stugs hasn’t put Ted off doing a similarly complex figure… this beast is set to come in 5 different pieces! Judging by the grunt (soldier) design, this will form part of the Allies side, joining the Vert Tank and Quad Stug in the battle against the evil Blight. No news on an exact release date for either the MonoWheel or Rocket Bike, but we have our fingers crossed for a debut at NYCC in October. Stay tuned for more news soon.


MAN-E-NEWS// The Rivet Wars “Monowheel” test print from Ted Terranova…

After finalising the awesome Rivet Wars Monowheel design a couple of weeks back (find out more here), Ted Terranova proudly presents the very first test print! Picking up pretty much all of the detail from the original 3D sculpt, the print is due to be cleaned up soon with some minor tweaks before Ted begins the moulding and casting process. Expect more news on the figure, plus the recently revealed selection of new grunts soon. In the mean time, check out the amazing turnaround Ted created of the fully rendered Monowheel below…