MAN-E-NEWS// Mutant Vinyl Hardcore’s “Grinning Death Ball” and one-off customs for “Clash of the Titans” show revealed…


Originally teased as a work in progress sculpt at the tail end of last month, the incredible “Grinning Death Ball” (originally the Sludgie Mad Ball) from Chris Dondin and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore has just received it’s first paint test ahead of it’s debut release soon! Designed and sculpted by Chris based on MVH’s original Sludge Demon – along with a little nod to the DX in the form of a skull located on the back – the piece, around the same scale as the original Madball figures at 3″ wide, has been cast up in a similar latex, coming painted in layers of subtle earthy sprays and hand brushed detailing. With just a few alterations needed to the paint app before production ensues, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for the Grinning Death Balls first release over the coming weeks…


But that’s not all… Following last weeks look at Paul Kaiju’s one-off customs for the “Clash of the Titans” event at Rampage Studios this coming Friday, June 26th, we can now reveal the trifecta of pieces MVH’s Rich Montanari Jr will have up for grabs at the show too! Featuring a stunning one-off Flying Freak DX and Toxigon, our personal favourite has got to be the “Leviathan”; an ingenious mash-up Krawluss and Ollie said to be the sworn enemy of Toxigon! Available alongside a whole host of painted runs from Rampage Toys as well as customs from some of sofubi/kaiju’s elite, expect more reveals as we get closer to this monumental event…

Published by Niall Anderson

Owner of ShinGangu, a UK boutique toy brand specialising in self-produced Japanese soft and keshi toys...

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