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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Diamond Dust” Evil Mc sofubi from BlackBook Toy x Ron English…

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The guys over at BlackBook Toy are proud to reveal that Ron English‘s “Evil Mc” sofubi will be returning later this week in an all-new “Diamond Dust” edition! Based on a recurring character seen in many of English’s paintings, the sinister-looking fast food anti-mascot has been realised in 3D by the talented Chop over at Monster Farm, standing at well over 13″ tall and coming with an impressive 8 points of articulation. Produced in a silver glitter-infused clear black vinyl with a choice of masked red or black sprays for the release, each figure comes complete with a hand cast resin “fast food” gun and matching jumbo burger accessory. Going on sale via the BlackBook Toy store this coming Saturday, October 24th at Midnight Japan time, the “Diamond Dust” Evil Mc has been priced at 16,200yen ($135) plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// BlackBook Toy’s “Evil Mc” sofubi revealed in full…

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Originally teased here back in December of last year, BlackBook Toy‘s latest collaboration with Ron English and Popaganda – Evil Mc – has finally been revealed in full! Based on the reoccurring character seen in many of English’s paintings, the sinister-looking fast food anti-mascot has been realised in 3D by the talented Chop over at Monster Farm, standing at well over 13″ tall and coming with an impressive 8 points of articulation. Making it’s first appearance in prototype form at ATC 2015 over the weekend – complete with detachable fast food gun and jumbo hamburger accessory – the hulking figure will be making it’s painted retail debut at Superfestival 68 this coming Sunday, April 26th for an undisclosed sum. Be sure to keep checking the BlackBook Instagram feed here for the full lowdown later in the week!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Instagram Toy resin samples from JC Rivera x Shinbone Creative x SmallAngryMonster…

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It’s been coming up for 10 months since we last heard anything on the infamous “On Your Desk” Instagram Toy, but far from dead and buried, the awesome figure has finally seen the light of day as a limited batch of ‘NFS’ samples! Originally designed and sculpted by JC Rivera, with digital retooling from Shinbone Creative‘s Scott Wetterschneider, the little guy, currently named “Iggy”, has been hand cast in resin with paint duties handed over to the more than capable hands of SmallAngryMonster. Presumably created with a view to producing a full vinyl run soon, we’ll keep you guys up to date with any news as soon as we hear anything…


MAN-E-NEWS// “On Your Desk” Instagram character from JC Rivera x Shinbone Creative…

Since Shinbone Creative took over production of JC Rivera‘s Instagram character a while back (find out more here) news on it’s release has been scarce, so it came with great pleasure yesterday to find that along with a name change, the figure has been given it’s first ‘real-world’ reveal! Retitled as “On Your Desk” (possibly due to licensing problems), the above pic features the figure in raw unpainted form… Still no firm information on pricing or release dates, so be sure to keep checking the Shinbone Creative twitter feed for further updates…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Star-Skull Astronaut” from Dum English x Made by Monsters…

Made by Monsters continue their amazing work with Ron English in his first collaboration with RnB singer Chris Brown, the “Star-Skull Astronaut series. Going under the newly formed “Dum English” moniker, the pair have infused low brow, pop culture and art toy for their incredible debut piece. Due to be released as a 10″ figure in 2 initial turquoise/pink colourways for $140 each, the astronaut will also be available as a necklace for just $75.

In celebration of the release, Chris Brown and Ron English will be hosting an exclusive signing at the Toy Art Galley on Wednesday, May 2nd between 2-4pm…

PRESS// “An artistic collaboration between R&B Superstar Chris Brown and prolific Artist Ron English where parodic post modernism inspires an entire culture. At the signing, you will see the release of Ron English classic colorway in Turquoise & Pink of the Astronaut Star-Skull 10 inch Vinyl figure and Astronaut Star-Skull Necklace. For further info: info@garageworksindustries.com, info@toyartgallery.com.”


MAN-E-NEWS// ‘InstaCharacter’ Instagram figure from JC Rivera…

Social media, pop culture and art toys collide in the latest concept sculpt from JC Rivera, the ‘InstaCharacter’. Taking the logo from everybody’s  favourite photo sharing app, Instagram, Rivera originally designed the figure way back last year, resting dormant until now… Recently receiving full backing from the app’s owners, Rivera has since gone on to make a clay prototype which has then been digitally re-sculpted by Scott Wetterschneider. The only problem with the project thus far is that Rivera is still to find a company  that will fund a production run of these awesome little guys. It’s hard to understand why anyone wouldn’t jump at the chance at producing these potentially lucrative figures, so we’re guessing it’ll be just a matter of time. Stay tuned in the coming months for more info, and in the mean time, head over to the JC Rivera site to check out his amazing custom and original work…


MAN-E-NEWS// Fat Tony ‘Fluorescent Edition’ from Ron English…

Hot off the heals of the recent release (and quick disappearance!) of OG Fat Tony, Ron English has recent revealed the latest colourway to drop, the Fluorescent Edition. Unlike the initial batch’s limit of just 500 pieces worldwide, Fluorescent Tony will be dropping as an open edition at your local art toy emporium sometime soon. Priced at just $59.99, anyone interested in securing the humungous 9″ slab of glowing vinyl early should head over to myplasticheart, where he’s up for pre-order now…

“Introducing Fat Tony: A Ton of Tiger with a Short Shelf Life. The 100% Nutrition-Free Vinyl Toy. Sugary cereals captured the hearts of Young America by giving away cheap toys made in China in every box. This prize at the bottom of the box actually ate the cereal. A delicious shortcut to attention deficit disorder! Fatten up Your Vinyl Art Collection!”- Press