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MAN-E-NEWS// The Galaxxor x Goodleg Toys “Tricera-Tank Lazer Saur…

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“Shortly before a devastating meteor impact on Planet Prehis, a team of soldiers and scientists of the Lazer-Saur race were sent into space to find a place that was told to be the source of life. This fabled place was the so called “Forbidden Zone”, palladium of the Prima Materia, which was protected by an ancient ape civilization known as the Holo Apes. The Lazer-Saurs had to construct the ultimate weapon to stand against an almost invincible force. They created the Tricera-Tanks: powerful, fully robotic dino warriors! The Tricera-Tanks are the Lazer-Saurs last hope to defeat the Holo Apes, gather the essence of life, return to their home planet, and to save Prehis from its fate…”

Swiftly following our “Infinition” coverage last week, Ben Spencer of Galaxxor fame has unveiled yet another figure that’ll be up for grabs this week, teaming up with the fine chaps over at Goodleg Toys for the release of the latest Lazer Saur, Tricera-Tank! Ben kindly explains a little about the project… “The term “evil genius” gets thrown around an awful lot, these days. It most certainly applies, however, to my good friends in Germany, those maniacs from Goodleg Toys. Luke and Pablo’s resin creations run the gamut from pop art pieces to proper action figures, from absurdly hilarious to grotesquely badass.More often than not, their highly sought after chunks of resin are a bit of all of the above. Following our Grape-Apes collab, Luke and I were really excited about following it up with something even more involved. I’ve been a long time fan of Goodleg’s War On Prehis property, a line full of zombie cyborgs and bionic dinosaurs, all done in the classic 5.5″ scale. So, the idea came about to maybe try my hand at adding a figure to that extended universe. Goodleg and Kaiju Lab‘s Lazer Saurs were a subline of Prehis that I always particularly dug, and, after much contemplation, the concept of a gigantic, hulking, clockwork Triceratops tank man seemed like the the only right thing to do…Working in another universe, with an aesthetic that is decidedly different from the Galaxxorverse was really creatively inspirational, because it forced me to think about some of the iconic design elements that I play with, and then turn them on their ear. Prehis has a far more gritty and detailed visual than I typically work with, and that pushed me a bit out of my comfort zone. I allowed myself to mash together bits of various iconic figures, along with a bit of sculpting, and come up with a Frankenstein of a beast, which, chile working on it, I often referred to as “An Excercise in Absurdity”. I’m extremely pleased with the resulting figure, one which I feel straddles the line between my aesthetic and Goodleg’s aesthetic.” Mashed-up and re-sculpted by Ben, produced in resin by Goodleg Toys and then handed back over to be hand painted in a mix of grey, black, red and gold, the hulking 5.5″ Tricera-Tank has been limited to an edition of just 5 pieces for this initial run. Packed with 2 War on Prehis comics and a high quality 8″x10″ print with art from JB Roe, the figure will be up for grabs in the Galaxxor store today (2/6) at Noon CDT for just $95 plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Barbalien Warrior and Magus 2 Pack from Galaxxor x Extra-Truckestrial…

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Two of the resin action figure scene’s heavyweights – Ben Spencer of Galaxxor and Extra-Truckestrial Customs – have joined forces for their first collaborative release, the Barbalien Warrior and Magus 2 Pack! Created in the same vein as Galaxxor’s previous Cyborg Space Barbarians and Grape-Apes, the 5.5″ Barbalien features the body from a vintage MOTU buck ingeniously coupled with an in-scale Alien head. Recast in resin by Extra-Truckestrial, the figure was then treated to Galaxxor’s black-on-neon paint app complete with removable skull trophy necklace. Joined by one of ET’s infamous bootleg budhas (Magus) – this time around sporting a reduced Alien head, clear acrylic display and matching paint app – the pair have been limited to just 5 sets this time around, coming in at $85 each plus shipping. Look out for the duo in the Galaxxor store this coming Monday, November 10th at Noon CDT…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Phobos: Interdimensional Space Demon from Frenzy Bros x Galxxor…

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With their C2E2 exclusive “Nightmare” figure proving a huge success at the Nerd City booth back in April, Ben Spencer has called upon the talents of Frenzy for their first ever collaborative Galaxxor figure, Phobos: the Interdimensional Space Demon! Featuring a head sculpted by Frenzy Bros on top of Ben’s standard Galaxxor body, the classically styled 5.5″ resin action figure has been engineered and produced in resin by The Godbeast and True Cast Studio. Hand painted by Ben in a mix of orange, lime and black acrylics, the Phobos has been limited to a micro-run of just 3, each coming bagged with a custom header for $85 each plus shipping. Look out for these awesome figures in the Galaxxor store this Friday, August 1st at Noon CST…


MAN-E-NEWS// Nerd City at C2E2…

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Nerd City is set to celebrate the true spirit of indie toys and art this weekend at C2E2 (April 2527th in Chicago), with their booth (#750) in The Block playing host to a huge collection of special guest artists, including The Godbeast, ManOrMonster? Studios, Alexis Ziritt, Ben Spencer, True Cast Studio, Fantastic Plastic Toys, Battle Babies, The Mark Ultra, Toyfinity, JB Roe, Jimbot and Sandtastic Toys and Art. Featuring a variety of prints, zines, comics and one off toy pieces, highlights from the booth include:
  • Fintastico The Lucha Shark from Ben Spencer x The Godbeast
  • Mystical Warriors of the Ring Pearlescent Neon Green sets from Fantastic Plastic Toys x True Cast Studio
  • Purple Frenzy Lazer Saur from Goodleg Toys x Kaiju Lab
  • Metallic Blue Kabuto Mushi and Metallic Purple Kabuto Mushi from The Godbeast
  • Nightmare from Frenzy Bros.
  • Cyborg Space Barbarian Frostkronna from Ben Spencer x BigManToys
  • Cosmic Green Megakeshi Galaxxor from Ben Spencer x The Godbeast x True Cast Studio
  • Jah Warrior from Holler Toys
  • Galaxxor 013 from Ben Spencer x The Godbeast
  • Wooden Robot from Jimbot
  • Galaxxnar from ManOrMonster? x Ben Spencer x Monsterforge
  • Samhain from 5.5 Customs x Monsterforge
  • Boss Apes from Goodleg Toys

For even more gory details on all of the Nerd City 2014 C2E2 releases, check out the official mini blog right here! Click through to check out the other 12 exclusives (inc. edition size and pricing) revealed so far…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Megakeshi and Mini Galaxxors from Ben Spencer x True Cast Studio…

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It’s been a while since we last heard anything from the Galaxxorverse, and with good cause, as creator Ben Spencer has been busy preparing one hell of a release! First up, we have the debut of the Megakeshi Galaxxor… With the help of The Godbeast and the rest of the True Cast Studio, Ben has been able to take the highly popular 5.5″ to the next level in terms of playability, with the figure now coming cast in a flexible keshi-style rubber with 3 points of articulation and 3 interchangeable heads (including one by the mighty Matt Doughty!). Initially going on sale as a limited batch of one-off prototypes, the Megakeshi will be touching down in the Galaxxor store on Tuesday, November 19th at Noon CST, priced at $90 each… Joining the Deka-sized piece, Ben will also be unleashing a number of Mini Galaxxor’s too! Hand sculpt and cast by The Godbeast based on Ben’s design, the Kinnikuman scaled figures will be available in a number of one-off swirled and solid resins. Priced at just $17 each, expect these to touch down in-store alongside the Megakeshi next week…


MAN-E-NEWS// Galaxxor 012 and the GID Mini Galaxxor from Ben Spencer x Godbeast…

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From the gleaming centre of The Thanatos Cluster comes the much anticipated Galaxxor 012! Sculpted by Ben Spencer and cast in glow in the dark resin by The Godbeast, the classically styled 5.5″ action figure features 2 points of articulation, coming packed in a traditional bag and header with exclusive card art by Steve Seeley. Limited to a run of just 5 this time around, Galaxxor 012 will be up for pre-order in the Galaxxor online store this Friday, August 30th at Noon CST for $100 a piece… But wait, there’s more! Ben has also stated that every Galaxxor 012 will come packed with a matching GID mini figure! The first general release of the Godbeast sculpted design, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for a standalone edition soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Ben Spencer’s Sharkastator for the Blue Colar Toy Show…

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Ben Spencer of Galaxxor/Nerd City fame comes with the first of 2 pieces he’s created for Madknits‘ upcoming Blue Colar Toy Show, the incredible Sharkastator Galaxxor mash-up! Loosely inspired by the ‘Killer Carp’ Battle Beast both in design and colour, the stunning piece features an amalgamation of Spencer’s signature Galaxxor and Lucha Shark figures to blinding effect. Cast in resin by the legendary Marty ‘Godbeast’ Hansen, the one-off 5.5″ toy has been hand painted in the carp’s familiar red and white, complete with yellow chest embellishment. Priced at just $90, Sharkastator will be up for grabs alongside another still-to-be-revealed piece at the show’s opening on July 13th at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, RI. Head over to the Madnits site here for more details…