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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Kuato” mini figure from Super Secret Fun Club…

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Garnering a huge amount of attention recently for their ingenious mini figure renditions of some of cult horror’s most loved characters, the team behind Super Secret Fun Club have just unveiled one of the coolest yet… taking on none other than Kuato from Total Recall! Opting for a more realistic aesthetic than previous “SD” offerings, the digitally sculpted rendition of the belly-dwelling Martian freedom fighter stands at a mini figure-friendly 2″ tall, coming cast in a rather apt flesh-tone resin and packed on a blistered card back inspired by M.U.S.C.L.E. Currently only available via an Instagram competition right here, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that God little guy makes an appearance in the SSFC store soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Flaw Toys’ “Kaonashi” Instagram giveaway…

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Celebrating the debut of his Spirited Away inspired Kaonashi (No-Face) resin, Sander Dinkgreve over at Flaw Toys is currently giving fans a chance at a special one-off version via Instagram! Standing at around 3.7″ tall, the super-smooth figure has been cast in a beautiful clear red resin, featuring a separate, sleek unpainted matt black mask. Those looking to enter are going to need to follow the artist on Instagram at @flawtoys, and repost the above image with the tag #FLAWTOYSWIN. A winner will be picked at random after the 11/23 closing date… Good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Gizmo keshi custom repro from Eric Nilla…

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Previewed a few weeks back, Eric Nilla’s latest super rare custom keshi, Gremlins’ Gizmo, is finally upon us! Originally released as a Japan-only vending machine figure around the time of the film’s release, the awesome 1″ tall sculpt was kindly donated to Eric by fellow LRG member Meatcutta for recasting. Due to come in a huge selection of neon, GID, and thermal colorchange rubber, expect to see the little guy on the Nilla store later on today, priced between $12-$20 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The MANBORG custom bootleg from Goodleg Toys…

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The fine chaps over at Goodleg Toys kindly share details of their latest custom bootleg release… the mighty MANBORG! Based on the lead protagonist of 2012’s cult B-movie hit, the guy’s first ever 3.75″ figure was created with the help of the official Manborg fan page, featuring a vintage kit-bashed body with some extensive re-sculpting very much in-keeping with the spirit of the film. Cast in resin with fully articulated, neo-mag connected joints, the hand painted figure is due to come packed on an authentic blister style backer. Given the thumbs up by the ‘Fanborgs’ as of yesterday (yep, that’s what they’re really called!), we’re told to expect a limited run of these in the very near future. Anyone interested in securing a copy early can head over to the Goodleg Toys Facebook page here with any enquiries…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Gizmo keshi custom repro from Eric Nilla…

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In between working on his latest Universe of Violence figure, Cythulhu, Eric Nilla has found the time to knock out yet another crazy-rare custom keshi repro… presenting Gremlins’ Gizmo! Originally released as a Japan-only vending machine figure around the time of the film’s release, the awesome 1″ tall sculpt (original pictured) was kindly donated to Eric by fellow LRG member Meatcutta for recasting. Due to come in a huge selection of neon, GID, and thermal colorchange rubber, expect to see the little guy on the Nilla store at some point in the near future…


MAN-E-PROFILE// ‘Tiny Terrors from the Deep’ mini figure 3 pack from The Disarticulators…

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With the much talked about first toy show at the newRampage Studios opening it’s doors later this week, we’ll be giving you guys the full lowdown on all the various figures we’ll be debuting as The Disarticulators. Today we start with our first truly collaborative project, the Tiny Terrors from the Deep mini figure pack…

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Featuring 3 separate figures from Tru:Tek, the Amazing Zectron and Bigmantoys, each design has been influenced by a different character from 90’s underwater RTS videogame, XCom: TFTD. Initially produced in an authentic kesh-style rubber by Tru:Tek, a standard blue/pink edition (pictured) will be available in extremely limited quantities at the Rampage Studios opening, with further stock hitting the Man-E-Toys store alongside an edition of 5 ‘M.U.S.C.L.E fleshies’ soon after. Aside from the debut rubber variants, a mini artist series is in the works (artists TBC soon!), as well as a slew of special edition ‘singles’ and custom resin 3 packs from Bigmantoys… Packaged in a PS One style window box, the set will be retailing for around $40, with singles starting at $15- expect release dates and exclusive colourway reveals soon!

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Character Profiles//

Lobsterman (designed and sculpted by Zectron): “The Lobsterman is a formidable opponent. Lobstermen form the shock troopers of the deep and also hold very high positions amongst the alien hierarchy.

The Lobsterman, in addition to using standard alien weaponry, has big meaty claws that allow it to viciously strike aquanauts when in close quarters. This means that whether or not it is carrying firearms, a Lobsterman is a constant threat until it is incapacitated.

The Lobsterman’s other – and perhaps most – distinguishing feature is its thick carapace that makes it nearly invulnerable. Their actual protective plating is very light, but the Lobsterman’s extreme damage resistance greatly reduces the effectiveness of most weapons. Low powered weapons are rendered ineffective.”

Bio-Drone (designed and sculpted by Tru:Tek):“The Bio-Drone is a creation only an alien mind could conceive of. It is a brain, (human or alien) suspended in amniotic fluids and connected to a powered base unit that can fly on land or below water.

Each Bio-Drone is armed with a powerful auditory disruptor, part machine and part organism. Some of our scientists have suggested that the weapon is driven by the host organisms original vocal cords. Highly accurate and tenacious these super guard dogs are widely used by the aliens to protect valuable assets.”

P.A.T (designed and sculpted by Bigmantoys):Little is known about this relatively unthreatening, yet horrific creature. No doubt a failed attempt at alien assimilation, “Pat” (Partially Assimilated Terrestrial) as we call him, still lives near or within alien colonies. This would not be so disturbing if it were not for his remaining human traits. He still goes through the motions of waving hello as he advances on our troops. Rather than neutralise him, Aquanauts tend to run away, perhaps out of reluctance to kill any remaining humanity inside.”

[info: UFOpaedia]

Rampage Studios Opening and Show,  January 25th 2013
Featuring new works from The Disarticulators, Peter Kato, Nama Niku, Eric Nilla, Art Junkie and Hellopike

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Critters inspired” mini figure: Halloween Orange “Non-Con” Exclusives!

Our very own Tru:Tek has once agin teamed up with the Amazing Zectron for the latest batch of “Critters inspired” mini figures… the Halloween Orange “Non-Con” Exclusives! Whilst we’d have loved to send a batch of the mischevious little creatures to NYCC this week, there was unfortunately no one willing to take on such a big and dangerous task… so we’ve decided to stick them up in the Man-E-Toys store instead! Dedicated to the thousands of frustrated collectors who won’t be able to attend the event over the weekend, the hand cast neon rubber figures will be available this Friday from 9pm London time. Featuring a black acrylic rub from Tru:Tek, each Critter comes bagged, with a hand drawn header from Zectron, plus safety booklet for just $15 plus shipping… LIMITED TO 13 PIECES!