Briefly mentioned in our coverage of the “Clash of the Titans” show a couple of weeks back, we can now reveal that Rampage Toys‘ “Hag-Ball” sofubi will be making its debut at the upcoming Wonderfestival Summer ’15 show! Originally created for Skull Head Butt’s “X” figure, the Skeletor inspired piece – designed and sculpted by Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt – has been fitted with a matching plug to transform it into a standalone, Madball-style figure. Expertly painted in a mix of pink sprays and a black on yellow rub for its first outing, pricing and edition size are still to be confirmed… Here’s hoping for an online release soon!
Joining the previously posted M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E and MOTU Stage 01 Prototype Set, the guys over at Super7 have revealed a whole slew of other goodies they’ll have up for grabs at Skeletor’s Lair during SDCC ’15. Located at Super7’s San Diego-based location, with entry only given to those who posses a “Skeletoken” – check our previous post here for details – the exclusive pop up shop is set to feature;
Amanda Visell x Super7 He-Man and Skeletor resin figures// Super7 team up with legendary toy artist Amanda Visell for her own unique take on MOTU’s lead protagonist and antagonist! Hand cast and painted in resin, the pair have been priced at $100 each. Limited to 1 per person.
Giant Size He-Man and Skeletor Test Shots// Mattel’s Giant Size He-Man and Skeletor return in an exclusive “Test Shot” colorway! Perfectly upscaled 12″ renditions of the original 5.5″ action figures, the pair have been cast up in a random selection of mixed-colored, injection molded parts to mimic the look of factory test shots. Packed on authentic MOTU blister cards, these have been priced at $95 each.
Mossman Chia Pet// Super7 revive the iconic Chia Pet for a special crossover MOTU set featuring who else, but Mossman! Soak it in water, apply the seeds, and watch the Man of Moss bloom before your eyes (well, in 1-2 weeks). Limited to one set per person, these have been priced at $29.99 each.
MOTU Character Glassware Set// Taking on 4 of MOTU’s most wanted, Super7 are proud to present their retro-themed character glasses. Featuring Skeletor, Beastman, Tri-Klops and Mer-Man, the quartet can be purchased as a set for $40 or individually for $10.
Various MOTU t-shirts// A total of 7 limited edition shirts will be available at Skeletor’s Lair, each priced at just $25 each.
Look out for the last of the Super7 SDCC ’15 exclusives later on today…
“When you think of the He-Man and Masters of the Universe Action Figures from the 80’s, you instantly imagine a genre defining toy style packed with big muscles and even bigger playsets. But what if there was more to the story? What if a toy sculptor had started from a different point of view before changing the toy proportions to what we know today. What if those prototypes were found? What if?”
As if the monumental M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E reveal wasn’t enough, the guys over at Super7 have been hard at work on yet another must-have SDCC exclusive set in the rich world of MOTU… the Masters of the Universe “Stage 01 Prototype” collection! Closely resembling the 1970’s era 3.75” scale action figures, the set includes 4 unpainted figures with their own individual weapons – He-Man and the Power Sword, Skeletor and his Havoc Staff, Mer-Man and his sword and Beastman with his whip – each authentically realised by one of the original 70’s Star Wars figure sculptors and coming complete with 5 points of articulation. Only available only at Skeletor’s Lair (the Super7 SD store) during SDCC – check our previous post for details on entry – the MOTU “Stage 1 Prototype” set will be limited to 1 per person for just $60 each… Stay tuned for yet more Super7 SDCC reveals soon!
Toy artist Joe Whiteford is proud to reveal that his hugely popular “Grizzle” resin action figure is set to return this week for an all-new micro run! A crazy infusion of Weirdballs, He-Man and cult horror, the gruesome beast has been kit-bashed and intensively re-sculpted from a number of vintage action figures, coming cast in resin and finished in the artist’s unmistakeable mix of earthy colours, layered washes and a ton of fake fur. Limited to an edition of just 4 this time around, each with it’s own unique finish (long haired variants pictured above), the figures are set to come packed with 2 custom collector cards that pay a loving tribute to both Weirdballs and MOTU. Touching down in Joe’s store at some point this Friday, May 22nd, pricing for the beasts is still to be confirmed…
Originally revealed back in April, Joe Whiteford is proud to reveal that the first figure in his ongoing “Evil Head” series, the abominable Grizzle, is now up for grabs! A crazy infusion of all things 80’s (and gross!), including Weird Balls, He-Man and cult horror, the gruesome 5.5″ tall beast has been originally sculpted by the artist (save for the Grizzlor parts), coming cast in resin and finished in the artist’s unmistakeable mix of earthy colours, layered washes and a ton of fake fur. Whilst the first round of one-offs and limited runs have already sold out since their release just yesterday, Joe has just loaded the “Original Variant” edition for all those that missed out. Limited to a run of 16 (of which only 12 will be made available), this version has been painted in a Greyskull/Mumm Ra inspired greyish-green, coming packed with 2 custom collector cards playing homage to both Weird Balls and MOTU. Priced at $69 each plus shipping, the OG Grizzle’s can be found in the artist’s store right here… The first in a series of 4-5 figures planned, stay tuned for news on the next addition soon!
Toy customiser Joe Whiteford is proud to present the first figure in his ongoing Head-Man series, the abominable Grizzle! A crazy infusion of Weirdballs, He-Man and cult horror, the gruesome beast has been kit-bashed and re-sculpted from a number of vintage action figures, coming cast in resin and finished in the artist’s unmistakeable mix of earthy colours and layered washes. Currently available via pre-order for $75, interested parties can hit Whiteford up directly at email@example.com with any enquiries …
Hellopike is proud to present his latest custom, transforming FiveStar’s Robinmask sofubi into none other than Battle Armor Skeletor! Tackling the iconic Kinnikuman character with ease, the 8″ tall soft vinyl figure has been tightly masked in a faithful mix of light blue, purple and black, complete with pink chest sprays, a neon yellow mask and black/red hand painted detailing. Due to be heading to the Hellopike online store alongside a whole host of other planned customs, we suggest keeping an eye on the artist’s Instagram feed here for release details soon…