Wasting no time since both Wonderfestival Winter 2016 and his show at FEWMANY last week, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has been gearing up for a huge shop drop right here tomorrow morning! Whilst the specifics are being held close to Jon’s chest, we’ve been informed that the release will feature a couple of “big” things – presumably including the gorgeous lemon/blue/glitter Kessagake Revenge you see above – plus a bunch of “small” and “mid” sized figures to boot. Going live tomorrow at 10am Japan time (8pm EST today, 2/8), we suggest setting your alarms to avoid missing out on any surprises… On another Rampage-related note, the previously posted Ultra Kaiju figures will be making their way into the store this Friday, February 12th. Available via limited preorder, each of the 3 figures will set you back just $40 each plus shipping…
Having teased an NYCC exclusive Yusei Majin right here last week, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just announced his line-up for the con in full! Teaming up with our very own Tru:Tek in a joint booth as part of the Tenacious Toys collective (booth #208), Jon will be offering up a number of OG Rampage toys, collaborative runs, figure debuts and one-off customs across all 4 days of the con. Ahead of a full reveal closer to the event, we bring you a quick rundown of exactly what’ll be on offer…
OG Rampage Toys:
- Ugly Unicorn – New color – blank and painted – of the original Ugly Unicorn sofubi.
- Cyclops Dinos – New color – blank and painted – of the Cyclops Dino sofubi trio.
- Gachapon Goblins – New color – blank and painted – of the sofubi Micro series ‘The Gachapon Goblins.’ Series includes designs by RAMPAGE TOYS, Art Junkie, Joseph Harmon and Walter Parenton (IV).
- RAMPAGE x Justin Hillgrove Manotaur – New color – blank and painted – of the MANOTAUR sofubi. Figure was designed and sculpted by Justin Hillgrove (www.impsandmonsters.com) and is produced and painted by RAMPAGE TOYS.
- RAMPAGE x SPLURRT Labmice (pictured) – New color – blank and painted – of this collaborative sofubi project by RAMPAGE TOYS and SPLURRT. These creepy-cute little guys were designed and sculpted by NYC local, SPLURRT – Joe Merrill – and were produced in Japanese sofubi and painted by RAMPAGE TOYS.
Rampage Collaborations (release times to be announced on RAMPAGE blog):
- NEW TOY! RAMPAGE TOYS x Skullheadbutt “Salary Ugly Unicorn” – New original head sculpt (by RAMPAGE TOYS) for the Skullheadbutt “They Live” Body. Head produced by RAMPAGE TOYS, body Produced by Marmit.
- NEW TOY! RAMPAGE x SHB x Triclops “Mutant Killer Tomato” – New original head sculpt (by The Amazing Zectron) for the Skullheadbutt “Mutant” body. Head produced by RAMPAGE TOYS, body produced by Marmit.
- NEW TOY! RAMPAGE x SHB x Plaseebo “Mutant Gnaw” – New original head sculpt (by Plaseebo) for the Skullheadbutt “Mutant” body. Head produced by RAMPAGE TOYS, body produced by Marmit.
- RAMPAGE TOYS x Cojica Toys – RAMPAGE paint Tyranbo release – Flesh vinyl base Tyranbo, by Cojica Toys. Painted by RAMPAGE TOYS. Limited edition of 10. Release time TBD.
- RAMPAGE TOYS x Konatsuya – RAMPAGE paint Negora – Creamy Yellow base vinyl Negora sofubi. Painted by RAMPAGE TOYS. Limited edition. Release time TBD.
- RAMPAGE TOYS x Yamomark (pictured) – RAMPAGE paint Cosmegira – Pearly Grey base vinyl COSMEGIRA sofubi. Painted by RAMPAGE TOYS. Limited edition. Release on preview night (Thursday).
- RAMPAGE x Sofubi Leo – BLIND BAG Guzo Kaiju LOTTERY (pictured) – Assorted base vinyl colors with paint by both RAMPAGE TOYS and Sofubi Leo. Sold as BLIND BAGS via lottery on Friday and/or Saturday (TBD).
- RAMPAGE TOYS x Cosmo Knight Alpha – SECRET RELEASE! – One Offs by RAMPAGE TOYS! What will it be!?!?!?!?!?
- RAMPAGE TOYS Custom Paint One-off selection – Assorted Zoomoth, Paul Kaiju, Plaseebo and others’ figures – painted by RAMPAGE TOYS (release times will be announced on the RAMPAGE blog).
On top of this little lot – and of course the slew of figures Tru:Tek will be dishing up – SPLURRT will also be making an appearance at the space at some point during the con, dropping some of his figures alongside a RAMPAGE version Cadaver Kid (full run), plus a limited batch of Lab Mice customs (including mash ups using Bodies from The GALAXY PEOPLE). Stay tuned for specific drop times, edition sizes and prices over the next few weeks…
Continuing his recent onslaught of custom releases, Hellopike has just dropped yet another batch of figures in his store! Alongside a reworked version of the Pushead Skull Pirate we posted a while back, you’ll find an awesome “Phantom Limb” Skullwing in a clear vinyl with black and metallic sprays for $105, a magenta Skullbrain with grey and pink highlights for $85, and a Psychadelic Damaged Brain II complete with guts insert, also priced at $85. Head over to the store right here to check ’em out before they’re all gone…
Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed a whole slew of toys he’ll be bringing along to the third annual Doki Doki Osaka Sofubi Event next weekend! A lot more intimate than the standard Japanese toy cons, with just a few dozen artists in attendance, Jon will namely be focusing on Rampage’s own self produced figures, bringing along a grip of new Gachapon Goblin custom sets (plus the debut of the Daemon “Uni-Oxter” mash-up), mint, black and clear blue unpainted micros, alongside not one, not two, but three Jeff Lamm micro runs, including the pictured “Stee-Gar-Amon” V2.0! Opening it’s doors next Sunday (12/1), expect any leftovers from the event to hit the Rampage store at some point the following week…
Joining the previously posted Jellybot Mechs, Adam Pratt aka Small Angry Monster has been hard at work on yet another custom project in between duties at Argonaut Resins… presenting the “Time Passes” Migora trifecta! Utilising Max Toy’s micro Negora sofubi, the trio have been meticulously painted in gradual states of wear, ranging from a “brand new” polished, shiny metallic, right through to a heavily rusted, meticulously weathered relic. Up for grabs in the Small Angry Monster store right here, the trio have been priced at a very reasonable $100 plus shipping…
Filling the gap whilst we wait to see what’s in store for this month’s Superfestival, Jon over at Rampage Toys has teamed up with Uky Daydreamer for an impromptu blind-bag custom release! Featuring a total of 40 creatures from Uky’s new micro sofubi line, the little guys have been cast in a mixture of orange, blue, green and milky soft vinyl, with painting duties split between the artists. Packaged in a closed silver bag with Rampage Studios header, the figures are available from the Rampage store right here for just $12 each plus shipping… Joining the micros, Jon has also got to work on one of Uky’s bigger Jellien sofubis. Featuring a similar rainbow-dot paint scheme to the Uamous created for Studio Uamou last March, the stunning piece can be yours for just $55… Stay tuned for a full Superfestival reveal from Rampage soon!
Spray-wizard Topheroy once again teams up with Monsterarm aka Honkeylips for the second round of incredible Kaiju Melt customs… Featuring a slew of new mash-ups including Grody Ojisans, an Obake Dog, and even Spongebob Squarepants, each have been given Monsterarm’s top-secret signature ‘melt’ coating, coming hand sprayed in a gorgeous mix of metallic Monster Kolor sprays from Toph. Priced at around $50 a piece, the figures will be joined by a whole host of other customs (including a Deadbeet and a couple of Secret Base sofubis to name but a few) on the Customantics store this Saturday, March 9th at 3pm EST…