Mike Marinello aka Blurble is proud to present not 1, but 2 new releases heading to his store later this week! First up we have Swampy… Designed and sculpted by Blurble, with production duties handed over to Dubose Art, the little guy stands at around 2.5″ tall, coming cast in a red/yellow swirled resin complete with ‘Moon Tea’ glass. Limited to an edition of 8 this time around, Swampy will be up for grabs starting Thursday, September 12th at 3pm PST for just $17 plus shipping…
“Swampy is one of the many Swamp Kids who hang out at the local Swamp park in the town of Honey Island. Swampy never leaves home without his trusty Moon Tea Glass which is usually filled with swamp gas and tea. He loves pouring toxic acid on bugs and scaring the local kids with his fart sounds. But the dude is loyal to the swamps and will be there to back any of his swamp pals if there is ever a brawl or something.”
Next up, we have the long awaited arrival of the “Gustos in Space” artist proofs! A collaboration between Blurble and our very own Tru:Tek, the little guys were originally designed by Blurble, sculpted by Rampage Toys and then reduced by Tru:Tek to fit the Bio-Drone ship. Cast in a mix of pink and black urethane rubber with a clear plastic dome, the figures have been limited to just 7 at $23 a piece. Expect to see them in-store alongside Swampy this coming Thursday!
Sorry guys, normal posting will resume tomorrow. In the meantime though, we bring you exclusive details of the latest release from our very own Tru:Tek and the Disarticulators… Weirdos in Space: Wave 1! Utilising Tru:Tek’s recently released Bio-Drone ship sculpt, the ongoing series is set to feature a number of different ‘mini pilots’ from some of the art toy scene’s finest, the first coming in the form of Rampage Toy‘s Cupcake Lucha and Blurble‘s Gusto. Hand cast by Tru:Tek in a flexible keshi-style rubber, the 4-part figures will be available in a multitude of randomly assorted, one-off colour combinations (including the all important solid flesh!), coming bagged and headed for just $24 plus shipping. Limited to just 10 of each design, expect the little weirdos to hit the Man-E-Toys store this Friday, May 31st at 9pm London time…
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!
Presenting the third release that we will be unveiling as ‘The Disarticulators‘ at the Rampage Studios opening show on Friday, we bring you HIGEKAMI: Master of Beard-Fu! The first release in an on-going series called “Break Fighters”, a make-believe early 90’s scrolling beat ’em up, the absolutely beautiful 2″ figure has once again been designed and sculpted by the insanely talented Zectron, with production duties handed over to Tru:Tek for the debut urethane rubber run.
Limited to an initial batch of just 5 one-off neon colours, each figure comes housed in a custom made SNES-style window box designed by Tru:Tek with artwork from Zectron. Alongside the general ‘M.U.S.C.L.E flesh’ release next month, Rampage Toys will eventually receive more stock in the form of both neon ‘Green’ and ‘Pink’ variants, whilst Lee over at Bigmantoys will be serving up a batch of custom resins soon after… Stay tuned for firm release details (including pricing) over the coming weeks!
MAN-E-PROFILE// The ‘Rampage Exclusive’ Masters of the Bootleg: KESH-E-FACE figure from The Disarticulators…
Continuing the rundown of Disarticulator figures we’ll be unveiling at this week’s Rampage Studios opening, we bring you the piece that has perhaps garnered us the most attention so far… the ‘Rampage Exclusive’ Masters of the Bootleg: KESH-E-FACE! The first Disarticulator release to crossover into the world of H.U.S.T.L.E, the oversized mini figure has been created as the ultimate arch-nemesis to H.U.S.T.L.E’s main protagonist, the fateful Min-E-Face. Sculpted by the uber talented Zectron, the jaw dropping 3″ tall figure takes all our favourite parts of the He-Man/MOTU aesthetic; Man-E-Face’s rotating head, Skeletor’s face, Ram-Man’s shoulders, a chest symbol straight from Mosquitor and Hordak, plus a Trapjaw inspired cybernetic arm (albiet wildly enhanced!), and combines them to form one of the coolest mini figures we’ve ever seen, let alone had the honour to produce!
Cast in a day glo/neon green rubber with pink rotating head (plus one reverse chase!) for this Rampage exclusive edition, the 3″ tall figure once again comes packaged in a hand finished blister card with artwork from Zectron. Limited to just 5 pieces, additional stock (albiet in a solid green) will be touching down in the Rampage Studios store at some point next month… Stay tuned for details on the standard ‘M.U.S.C.L.E flesh’ release soon…
After what has seemed like a lifetime in the studio, we can now finally present to you guys the HUGE selection of figures we’ll be dropping at the upcoming Rampage Studios opening and show… Featuring a total of 18 all-new mini figure designs spread across 5 different series from both H.U.S.T.L.E and Disarticulator brands (our collaborative project with Zectron and Bigmantoys), we’ll be profiling each in turn over the next couple of weeks to get you guys better acquainted. In the meantime, here’s a quick rundown of exactly what will be featuring…
- ‘Rampage Exclusive’ H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series Wave 1// The debut of our long awaited custom bootleg mini figure line, the series features a total of 10 designs from 8 of the art toy scene’s finest. Standing at around 1″-2″ tall, each figure has been hand cast by Tru:Tek in an authentic keshi-style rubber. Coming in either neon pink or green (exclusive to Rampage), each figure is packaged in a gatcha capsule with insert and laminated stat card… Aside from the standard ‘singles’ release, we have also created a number of randomly packed blister carded 3 packs, plus another one-off H.U.S.T.L.E Battle Pack featuring a custom wrestling ring plus figures from both Rampage Toys and series creator Tru:Tek. Pricing and edition size TBC.
- The ‘Tiny Terrors from the Deep’ XComunicated 3 Pack// Our first truly collaborative effort as The Disarticulators, the mini figure 3 pack features designs inspired by mid-90’s RTS videogame XCom: TFTD. Debuting at Rampage Studios in the Tru:Tek produced rubber edition you see below, the stunning figures come packaged in a hand crafted window display box that resembles the original PSONE box- a theme we’re sure you’ll become familiar with in our work soon! Edition size of 3, price TBC.
- Break Fighters’ Higekami: Master of Beard-Fu// The first in an ongoing series of ‘single’ releases based on faux early 90’s beat ’em-up ‘Break Fighters’, Higekami: Master of Beard-Fu was designed and sculpted by Zectron, with production duties once again handed over to Tru:Tek. As with the TTFTD release, Higekami comes packaged in a beautiful custom made box, this time around lampooning the iconic SNES cartridge box. Edition size of 5, price TBC.
- ‘Rampage Exclusive’ Masters of the Bootleg: KESH-E-FACE// Created to run alongside the ever growing H.U.S.T.L.E universe, Zectron’s beautifully sculpted KESH-E-FACE sees it’s second exclusive outing with the reveal of the Rampage Studios exclusive. This time around cast in neon green rubber with pink rotating head (plus one reverse chase!), the 3″ tall figure once again comes packaged in a hand finished blister card with artwork from Zectron. Edition size of 5 (although an open run ‘Rampage’ solid green is in the works!), price TBC.
- ‘Rampage Exclusive’ Critters: Wave 2// Last but by no means least, we’re proud to reveal that the Critters inspired mini figures will be making yet another exclusive outing! This time cast in a marble red/black rubber (with white/black chase), each figure comes with an exclusive header and safety insert designed by Tru:Tek. Edition size of 5, price TBC.
[click on the images for a closer look]Rampage Studios Opening and Show, January 25th 2013 Featuring new works from The Disarticulators, Peter Kato, Nama Niku, Eric Nilla, Art Junkie and Hellopike