MAN-E-NEWS// The GPK-inspired Skull from NolanJP…

It’s been a little while since we last featured the incredible talents of mini figure sculptor NolanJP, so it came with great pleasure over the weekend to find he’s back in the game with his latest piece, a stunning GPK-inspired skull! Coming in at around 0.75″ – a little over half the size of Nolan’sContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The GPK-inspired Skull from NolanJP…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Retroband’s “Creepy Kevin” Retroband Kid revealed…

Aaron Moreno aka Retroband has just revealed that the latest member of the hugely popular GPK-inspired Retroband Kids series – Creepy Kevin – will be making his debut very soon! Pictured here receiving his silicone bath ahead of resin production, the 2″ figure follows a similar cult-horror theme as the previous 3 releases, this time around parodying the classic NightContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Retroband’s “Creepy Kevin” Retroband Kid revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Retroband’s Mondo Con exclusive “Slimy Sean” Retroband Kid…

Teased here as a finished wax proto earlier in the month, Retroband‘s “Slimy Sean” mini figure has finally been revealed in full! The second instalment in the artist’s GPK-inspired “Retroband Kids” series, the 2″ figure follows a similar cult-horror theme as the first release, Toxic Timmy, this time around parodying Return of the Living Dead’s infamous TarmanContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Retroband’s Mondo Con exclusive “Slimy Sean” Retroband Kid…”

MAN-E-NEWS// NolanJP x Disart ToyLabs’ “Iceclops” mini figure coming soon…

Originally revealed as a near-finished clay proto way back here in early July, we’re very proud today to be able to reveal that NolanJP‘s second movie themed GPK-style figure, Iceclops, is finally undergoing production courtesy of Tru:Tek over at the Disart ToyLabs! Paying tribute to Ray Harryhausen’s iconic beast from 1958′s The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the ingenious mash-up of monster andContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// NolanJP x Disart ToyLabs’ “Iceclops” mini figure coming soon…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Retroband’s “Slimy Sean” Retroband Kid revealed…

With the SDCC exclusive “Toxic Timmy” going down a storm upon release back in July, Retroband has wasted no time in preparing the second instalment in the new GPK inspired “Retroband Kids” series, proudly presenting Slimy Sean! Pictured here as the very first test pull, the 2″ resin figure is likely to be presented inContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Retroband’s “Slimy Sean” Retroband Kid revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Iceclops” mini figure from NolanJP x Disart ToyLabs

With the first wave of Scary Larrys finally making their way into collectors homes (sorry for the wait guys!), we can now reveal that NolanJP‘s second movie themed GPK-style figure “Iceclops” will be heading into production very soon! Paying tribute to Ray Harryhausen’s iconic beast in 1958′s The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the ingenious mash-up of monster and doll stands atContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Iceclops” mini figure from NolanJP x Disart ToyLabs”

MAN-E-NEWS// NolanJP’s Harryhausen/GPK inspired Cyclops mini revealed…

Sticking with the Garbage Pail Kid theme today, NolanJP has revealed yet another awesome sculpt in the works inspired by the gross-out trading card series, the mighty Cyclops! Paying tribute to Ray Harryhausen’s iconic beast in 1958’s The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the ingenious mash-up of monster and doll is already coming together nicely- with just the ice creamContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// NolanJP’s Harryhausen/GPK inspired Cyclops mini revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// 2-Tone ‘Split Kit’ GPK Cheap Toy custom from NolanJP x Muscle Things…

With ‘Kit Month’ coming to a close, Alec over at Muscle Things proves there’s still a ton of life left in NolanJP’s Split Kit, as he comes with the latest (and greatest!) colourway yet… the gorgeous 2-Tone! Based on the split-personality GPK character of the same name, the GPK Cheap Toy scaled figure has beenContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// 2-Tone ‘Split Kit’ GPK Cheap Toy custom from NolanJP x Muscle Things…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Garbage Pail Kids ‘MiniKins’ mini figures…

We very rarely feature toys outside of the indie/art toy scene, but upon hearing that Topps would be releasing a new Garbage Pail Kids mini figure series a couple of weeks back, we simply couldn’t resist sharing the full release details with you guys now that they’ve finally emerged! Rebranded from Cheap Toys to MiniKins,Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Garbage Pail Kids ‘MiniKins’ mini figures…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Split Kit Month at Muscle Things…

In honour of NolanJP’s beautifully crafted ‘Split Kit’ custom GPK Cheap Toy (get the full lowdown here), Muscle Things will be hosting ‘Kit Month’ right throughout May! Starting this Tuesday, May 7th at 11am PST, MT will be dropping 2 new colours of the figure each week, starting with the pictured Novo Yellow and NeonContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Split Kit Month at Muscle Things…”

MAN-E-NEWS// ‘Split Kit’ GPK Cheap Toy custom test pull from Nolan JP x Muscle Things…

A project almost 6 months in the making now, the mind blowing ‘Split Kit’ GPK Cheap Toy custom from Nolan JP appears to be nearing the final stages of production, with the reveal of the very first test pull over at Muscle Things… Based on one of our favourite Garbage Pail Kid trading cards designs, theContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// ‘Split Kit’ GPK Cheap Toy custom test pull from Nolan JP x Muscle Things…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Official new GPK Cheap Toys teased…

It appears that after years of constant request from fans, Garbage Pail Kid creators Topps are finally gearing up for an all-new series of Cheap Toys! Teased on the GPK Facebook page over the weekend, the line is set to feature a whole host of famous characters sadly missed by the first round of toys-Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Official new GPK Cheap Toys teased…”

MAN-E-UPDATE// The Split Kit GPK Cheap Toy custom from NolanJP…

Originally revealed as a work in progress sculpt over 3 months ago now, we were beginning to wonder whether NolanJP‘s ‘Split Kit’ Cheap Toy custom would ever see the light of day… Well fret not GPK fans, as today we bring you pics of the near finished sculpt! Based on one of our favourite Garbage PailContinue reading “MAN-E-UPDATE// The Split Kit GPK Cheap Toy custom from NolanJP…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Shrill Jill/Cracked Crystal GPK Cheap Toy custom from Uraeus x Muscle Things…

Alec over at Muscle Things has just announced details of his first collaborative mini figure with famous custom GPK Cheap Toy custom sculptor Uraeus, the hilarious Shrill Jill/Cracked Crystal! Based on the Series 6 GPK trading card design (pictured), the figure has been sculpted by Ureaus in a style 100% faithful to the original CheapContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Shrill Jill/Cracked Crystal GPK Cheap Toy custom from Uraeus x Muscle Things…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Split Kit GPK Cheap Toy custom from NolanJP…

Muscle Things forum member NolanJP is proud to present his latest custom sculpt, the Split Kit GPK Cheap Toy! Taken from one of our favourite Garbage Pail Kid trading cards (pictured bottom left), the half punk/half police officer has been meticulously sculpted in the original Cheap Toy style, making a perfect addition to the limitedContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Split Kit GPK Cheap Toy custom from NolanJP…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Eric Nilla’s custom GPK Cheap Toys Series 2 (update)…

We already featured Eric Nilla’s custom Garbage Pail Kids “Cheap Toys” a few weeks back, but with the addition of neon pigments to Mr Nilla’s already extensive colour palette, we couldn’t resist sharing with you the most recent results! Now available in the most sought after (and expensive!) shades of hot pink, red, green andContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Eric Nilla’s custom GPK Cheap Toys Series 2 (update)…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Eric Nilla’s custom GPK Cheap Toys Series 2…

Anyone whose ever tried buying back their old Garbage Pail Kids “Cheap Toys” would have noticed the extortionate prices the little rubber figures now demand on sites such as eBay (up to $250 in many cases!)… Well for those of us without endless pockets (or who fancy some new colours), Eric Nilla has stepped inContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Eric Nilla’s custom GPK Cheap Toys Series 2…”

Garbage Pail Kids @Gallery 1988: Update

Previewed last week here at the Tru:Teknology Files, Gallery 1988 have finally opened their doors for the highly anticipated Garbage Pail Kids exhibition. Featuring interpretations of the brand’s infamous first series, from the likes of Buff Monster and Rhys Cooper (both pictured), the exhibition has now been revealed on-line through the gallery’s web page, withContinue reading “Garbage Pail Kids @Gallery 1988: Update”