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LRG’s Rise of the Beasts “Series 2” Kickstarter…

Spurred on by the success of both Rhino and Scorpion’s numerous releases since their debut back in November 2014, Jon Karris and Glen White over at Little Rubber Guys are proud to announce the return of their mini action figure line Rise of the Beasts for a second series! Tripling the initial line-up with 4 new characters; the original Lion/Asayid and Gorilla/Guwrah (previously scheduled for series 1), a modified version of the Horned Lizard/Khabasat, plus the all-new, wickedly cool, Ant!

Standing at around 2.25″ and featuring 4-5 points of articulation each (a huge feat for such a small scale!), each Glyos-compatible figure is due to be produced at the legendary Onell factory in China, coming in a similar rubbery-but-firm PVC seen in the likes of Glyos and OMFG. Currently available through a new Kickstarter campaign right here, a huge variety of different purchasing options are up for grabs, ranging from single, blank figures plus a weapon for $5, painted figures for $8, weapons packs, also for $8, and GID 2 packs for just $11… Go check them out right here before the campaign closes in few weeks time!


MAN-E-NEWS// Imperfecz’ Battle Beast inspired RotB mini figure customs…

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With Little Rubber Guys‘ debut mini figure line “Rise of the Beasts” proving to be a huge success since it’s debut a couple of months back, we’ve finally started to see a number of different customs cropping up- the first that we’ll be featuring coming in the form of this stunning pair from series’ prototyper, Luke Harris of Imperfecz! Taking on both Scorpion and Rhino designs, the fully articulated, Glyos compatible PVC minis have been treated to paint apps inspired by the series’ main influence, Takara’s Battle Beasts, coming in a plethora of muted tones and finished with detail hugging black washes. Currently up for auction via eBay (here and here) with a starting price of just $0.99, bidding ends next Monday, January 12th, so be sure to head over and place yours to be in with a chance of bagging the pair!


MAN-E-NEWS// Little Rubber Guys’ “Rhino” and “Scorpion” Rise of the Beasts PVC figures…

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Having seen numerous setbacks since their first reveal back in early 2012, Jon Karris over at Little Rubber Guys is very pleased to announce that the first production run of Rise of the Beasts will finally available to the general public this weekend! Inspired by the classic Battle Beast mini figures, these bang-up-to-date renditions stand at just under 2.5″ each, coming complete with 5 points of articulation. Kicking proceeding off with 2 different designs, Rhino and Scorpion, the pair are due to be offered up with 4 different colorways up for grabs; a Metallic Black/Grey painted version for $7, plus unpainted Flesh, Gold and Metallic Black for just $4 each. Look out for the little guys in the LRG store at somepoint this Saturday, November 15th…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Rise of the Beasts” series 1 from LittleRubberGuys’ Jon Karis…

After months of trials and tribulations including a fully backed yet cancelled Kickstater campaign (find out more here), plus a slew of production issues, the promising “Rise of the Beasts” series 1 from Little Rubber Guys‘ Jon Karis should finally be seeing the light of day soon! Primarily influenced by the 1986 Battle Beast line, the ROTBs are to be cast in hard wearing PVC, will come with similar articulation to the 80′s classics, and are also set feature the usual accessories including swords, axes and maces. Unfortunately, production shots sent from the factory of the line’s first figure, the Gold Lion, have revealed that although the sculpt is pretty much spot on, both arms and head are wildly disproportionate to the body… a new 3D print has been readied (pictured above), that will be moulded, reproduced and articulated before heading back to the factory in China soon… Alongside the 80mm Gold Lion, Jon has also been working on 2 new figures on a smaller scale, the 60mm Rhino, and an as yet unrevealed sidekick. These will also be making their way into production soon (as long as Jon can secure the original $25-$30 price point), so be sure to check back soon as we bring you more details on this awesome looking series…


MAN-E-NEWS// ‘Rise of the Beasts’ mini figures from Little Rubber Guys x Plastic !magination…

Inspired by the recent resurgence of  M.U.S.C.L.E inspired lines such as OMFG! and SLUGs, Jon Karis of Little Rubber Guys has been working on a Kickstarter campaign with Plastic !magination to produce his own series, the Rise of the Beasts. Reaching the required project funding of $11,000 yesterday, the Rise of the Beasts is set to feature 4 60mm tall figures; Lion, Gorilla, Horned Toad and Komodo Dragon in a variety of colours and editions. Primarily influenced by the 1986 Battle Beast line, the ROTBs are to be cast in hard wearing PVC, will come with similar articulation to the 80’s classics, and will also feature the usual accessories including swords, axes and maces.

Anyone interested in securing either painted or blank editions of the figures should know it’s still not too late to get your pledge in. Offering a wide variety of tiers starting from $1 ($45 gets you both painted and unpainted sets), the ROTB Kickstarter will be closing on March 14th at 10:45AM EDT…

“Rise of the Beasts is a new collectible offering in the spirit of classic 80’s toylines like M.U.S.C.L.E., Battle Beasts, He-Man and Thundercats! Savage Beasts that radiate power combine with ancient technology long lost to modern man. Whether you are a fan of mini-monos or small painted, articulated figures, you will LOVE these figures!

The first 3 beast’s heroic body styles were partially inspired by classic toy lines like Thundercats, Sectaurs and Masters of the Universe. The 4th is suggestive of the fantastic Battle Beasts line with its squat, muscular proportions. Series 1 will be made of PVC (like M.U.S.C.L.E.s, Battle Beasts, etc.), approximately 60mm tall, available in both painted and non-painted formats, with a weapon and joints at the shoulders. Here are a few images showing the figures.”- Jon Karis