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LRG’s Rise of the Beasts “Series 2” Kickstarter…

Spurred on by the success of both Rhino and Scorpion’s numerous releases since their debut back in November 2014, Jon Karris and Glen White over at Little Rubber Guys are proud to announce the return of their mini action figure line Rise of the Beasts for a second series! Tripling the initial line-up with 4 new characters; the original Lion/Asayid and Gorilla/Guwrah (previously scheduled for series 1), a modified version of the Horned Lizard/Khabasat, plus the all-new, wickedly cool, Ant!

Standing at around 2.25″ and featuring 4-5 points of articulation each (a huge feat for such a small scale!), each Glyos-compatible figure is due to be produced at the legendary Onell factory in China, coming in a similar rubbery-but-firm PVC seen in the likes of Glyos and OMFG. Currently available through a new Kickstarter campaign right here, a huge variety of different purchasing options are up for grabs, ranging from single, blank figures plus a weapon for $5, painted figures for $8, weapons packs, also for $8, and GID 2 packs for just $11… Go check them out right here before the campaign closes in few weeks time!


The “Battle Beasts Battleground” blog…

“あなたの獣アウトドアを取る! Do you remember the great Battles fought during the late 80´s in your own backyard, playground or within an impressive landscape during a holiday trip? Now its time to become that kid again……… Take your Beasts, let them out in the woods, send them out on an expedition in an extreme outdoor environment or let them Battle on the old playground once more BUT this time take a picture and share it with other Battle Beasts collectors world wide!”

With the first of our regular retro features – an in depth look into the world of GPK Cheap Toys – touching down later this month, we’ve decided to give a little heads up on it’s writer Ed Crooks‘ own personal project, the Battle Beasts Battleground! Co-created with Official Battlebeasts of Instagram to unite fans of the classic Takara mini figures, the strictly visual blog plays home to over 1000 images from BB collectors worldwide, featuring complete series collection shots, vintage shop visits, rarities, customs and more- all set against a variety of backgrounds (scrap that, battlegrounds!) from around the globe. Those interested in finding out more can check the blog right here, and to those that fancy getting involved? Be sure to stick your BB pics on Instagram with the hashtag #BattleBeastsBattleground for a chance at getting reposted!


MAN-E-NEWS// Imperfecz’ Battle Beast inspired RotB mini figure customs…

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With Little Rubber Guys‘ debut mini figure line “Rise of the Beasts” proving to be a huge success since it’s debut a couple of months back, we’ve finally started to see a number of different customs cropping up- the first that we’ll be featuring coming in the form of this stunning pair from series’ prototyper, Luke Harris of Imperfecz! Taking on both Scorpion and Rhino designs, the fully articulated, Glyos compatible PVC minis have been treated to paint apps inspired by the series’ main influence, Takara’s Battle Beasts, coming in a plethora of muted tones and finished with detail hugging black washes. Currently up for auction via eBay (here and here) with a starting price of just $0.99, bidding ends next Monday, January 12th, so be sure to head over and place yours to be in with a chance of bagging the pair!


MAN-E-NEWS// Little Rubber Guys’ “Rhino” and “Scorpion” Rise of the Beasts PVC figures…

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Having seen numerous setbacks since their first reveal back in early 2012, Jon Karris over at Little Rubber Guys is very pleased to announce that the first production run of Rise of the Beasts will finally available to the general public this weekend! Inspired by the classic Battle Beast mini figures, these bang-up-to-date renditions stand at just under 2.5″ each, coming complete with 5 points of articulation. Kicking proceeding off with 2 different designs, Rhino and Scorpion, the pair are due to be offered up with 4 different colorways up for grabs; a Metallic Black/Grey painted version for $7, plus unpainted Flesh, Gold and Metallic Black for just $4 each. Look out for the little guys in the LRG store at somepoint this Saturday, November 15th…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Battlegini custom keshi from Vasilis Lolos x Eric Nilla…

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Hot off the heals of yesterday’s Cheestroyer keshi reveal, Eric Nilla proudly presents yet another new mini figure he’ll be debuting at Designer Con 2014, the Battlegini from Vasilis Lolos! Kit-bashed and re-sculpted by the artist from various vintage Kinnikuman, Battle Beast and Exogini figures, the ingenious creation stands at around 2″ tall, coming cast up by Nilla in a super-playable keshi-style rubber. Presumably up for grabs at the at the Eric Nilla x Fred Marinello DCon 2014 booth (#1126) this weekend in a selection of different colors, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for an official online release soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Battle Cat’ custom Laser Beast from Ersico…

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Hot off the heals of the recent Baxter Stockman custom Glyos posted earlier in the week, Ersico comes with yet another show-stopping piece… the Battle Cat inspired Laser Beast! Taking popular ‘Tiger Burn’ from the iconic 80’s toy line, Ersico has set about faithfully replicating the colours of He-Man’s trusty stead, using a mixture of dark orange, green and yellow acrylics finished off with a hi-gloss clear coat. Unfortunately we have no news as to whether this little guy is available to purchase, so we suggest interested parties should hit Ersico up through his expansive LRG feed here with any enquiries…


MAN-E-NEWS// Custom “Gumball” Battle Beast: Killer Carp from Eric Nilla…

Even with a whole host of other mini figure projects on the go, master caster Eric Nilla has managed to find time to squeeze in the second addition to his on-going custom “Gumball” Battle Beasts series, the Killer Carp! Taking the hard plastic originals of the western Battle Beasts we all know and love, Eric has been re-casting the mini figures in a flexible rubber to resemble the original capsule (Gashapon) line from the early 80’s known as Gumball Battle Beasts… Unfortunately it appears that Killer Carp has already sold out, so to be in with a chance of grabbing the next in the series, Triple Threat Snake, be sure to keep track of the dedicated Little Rubber Guys thread for further developments…