MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Vandalface’ resin figure and chocolates from Hoakser…

Teased here just last week, UK graffiti artist Hoakser kindly shares details of his latest original figure design… this time around coming in fully edible chocolate as well as resin! Standing at around 2″ tall, the standard plastic edition comes hand cast, sanded, drilled, glossed and sprayed by the artist in a number of differentContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Vandalface’ resin figure and chocolates from Hoakser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Rusty’ Maskedman resin from Hoakser…

UK based graffiti-cum-toy artist Hoakser proudly presents the first painted custom of his debut resin figure, Maskedman… Designed and sculpted by the man himself, the incredible spray can/respirator mash-up stands at an impressive 9.5cm tall, with this unique one-off coming painted in Hoakser’s instantly recognisable ‘Rusty’ style. Priced at a wallet friendly £28.99, the pieceContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Rusty’ Maskedman resin from Hoakser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Thomas the Unbuffed Tank Engine from Hoakser…

After a brief hiatus from the customising scene, UK based graffiti artist Hoakser is proud to present his latest piece, Thomas the Unbuffed Tank Engine! A one-off custom piece created from an abandoned Thomas model, the figure has been given Hoakser’s usual high quality mix of sculpting, melting, distressing and hand painting to create the meticulouslyContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Thomas the Unbuffed Tank Engine from Hoakser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Sloblife 2” custom Trikky from Hoakser…

Following the instant sell-out success of the original Sloblife custom (find out more here), Hoakser kindly shares with us the latest instalment, Version 2… Refining pretty much every aspect of the original design, the stunning 14.5cm tall piece comes complete with sculpted man boobs, back fat and bum crack, a newly revised “clean” paint job,Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Sloblife 2” custom Trikky from Hoakser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Eyesore” custom Trikky from Hoakser…

Continuing his onslaught of recent customs, UK based graffiti artist Hoakser is proud to present his latest Trikky creation, Eyesore! Marrying the various styles that Hoakser has developed over the last year, Eyesore cherry-picks the best aspects of the artist’s sculpted work, mixing them with the weathered aesthetic of the highly popular “Vandalised Vinyl” series.Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Eyesore” custom Trikky from Hoakser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Gammy” custom Trikky from Hoakser…

Continuing his return to form, UK graffiti artist Hoakser is proud to present his latest piece, “Gammy” the custom Trikky! Created as a follow-up to Cold Heart and Upset (check them out here), the bruised and battered creature features suitably swollen sculpted features, Hoakser’s signature ‘dirty’ paint style, plus a whole host of lovingly craftedContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Gammy” custom Trikky from Hoakser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Art-Too resin figure from Killer Bootlegs…

In lieu of Peter “Wheatstraw” Goral opening the new Killer Bootlegs envystore last week, we’ve decided to take a look at one of his older pieces that has since resurfaced. Originally created exclusively for low-brow art blog “Sixty Bones Press“, the R2D2 bootleg comes complete with a glow-in-the-dark “Ghetto Blaster” boombox, and real fat-cap head (PeterContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Art-Too resin figure from Killer Bootlegs…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Sloblife custom Trikky from Hoakser…

UK based graffiti artist Hoakser has been a little quite of late on the toy front, so it came with great pleasure yesterday to see that he’s returned on fine form with his latest piece, “Sloblife” the custom Trikky. Kit-bashed and modified from an old Simpsons toy T.V, Hoakser has let rip with his signatureContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Sloblife custom Trikky from Hoakser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Totem 6″ FatcCap from Kronk x Kidrobot…

“OMFG! Totem loves the modern world. With an over-inflated sense of awesomeness and a love for dicey online casino games and XXX reading material, this FatCap consumes technology like bandwidth grows on trees. Ancient Totem, meet 21st Century sin.” Swiftly following Queen Andrea, South African artist Kronk steps up as the next artist to graceContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Totem 6″ FatcCap from Kronk x Kidrobot…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The custom “Vandalised Graffiti Truck” from Hoakser…

Since opening his newly designed site, UK based graffiti artist Hoakser has once again been hitting the customs hard, with his first reveal coming in the form of the breathtaking “Vandalised Graffiti Truck”! Hand painted with acrylics, and weathered to the high standard we’ve come to expect from the artist, the transformed old toy truck hasContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The custom “Vandalised Graffiti Truck” from Hoakser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// A trio of new customs from Hoakser…

Revealing a shed-load of newly procured vinyl (toys!) through his Twitter feed at the weekend, the ever busy Hoakser has wasted no time in getting to work on them, with the first 3 customs already available for consumption on the Hoakser eBay store here… Acquiring several of the long since discontinued Hoodiez figures (designed by creatorContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// A trio of new customs from Hoakser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The latest Dominant Species customs from Hoakser…

Swiftly following the reveal of the latest batch of Gundam Graff Bombers, UK based graffiti artist Hoakser is proud to announce 3 new additions to the Dominant Species family, The Medic, Three Fourths, and Calvin ‘The Cutter’ Klein. As with previous figures in the series, this trio of cyborg urban alchemists have been created throughContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The latest Dominant Species customs from Hoakser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The new Gundam Graff Bombers from Hoakser…

Hot off the heals of last week’s drop (find out more here), UK based graffiti artist Hoakser is proud to present 2 new awesome additions to the Gundam Graff Bombers series. Slightly smaller, and a little less articulated than the previous release (pictured centre), these 2 monster robo graff artists more than make up forContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The new Gundam Graff Bombers from Hoakser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The new Gundam Graff Bomber custom from Hoakser…

UK based graffiti artist and toy customiser Hoakser is proud to present the latest addition to the Gundam Graff Bomber family. As with recent Dominant Species custom, Leatherback, Hoakser has really taken this piece to another level, featuring an authentic rust paint job, the trademark cap head, and a beautifully finished war torn base. StandingContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The new Gundam Graff Bomber custom from Hoakser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// ‘Super Fattie’ 6″ Fatcap from Queen Andrea x Kidrobot…

Dropping alongside Frank Kozik’s ‘Bondage’ Labbit this month comes the arrival of Kidrobot‘s latest 6″ Fatcap, the ‘Super Fattie’ from New York based artist, Queen Andrea. It’s been nearly 3 years since we last saw the super-sized Fatcap platform in action (Toofly’s 2009 addition was the last, I think?!), so it was a great surpriseContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// ‘Super Fattie’ 6″ Fatcap from Queen Andrea x Kidrobot…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Dominant Species Part4: ‘Unknown’ from Hoakser…

Hot off the heels of last weeks reveal of Polkadot, Hoakser brings the latest addition to the Dominant Species in the form of ‘Unknown”. Differing from his pant wearing sidekicks,  the 16cm tall custom wrestling figure has been spared his dignity, sporting a sweet t-shirt and shorts combo instead. Burned, brushed and sprayed to perfection,Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Dominant Species Part4: ‘Unknown’ from Hoakser…”

The Dominant Species: Polkadot custom toy from Hoakser…

Ok, one last post whilst we gear up for the switch on Monday! Polkadot is the latest custom graffiti figure to drop from UK artist Hoakser’s Dominant Species range (originally posted here). Joining both Union Jack and Why Not? into the fray, the heavily customised wrestling figure stands at around 16cm tall, coming with aContinue reading “The Dominant Species: Polkadot custom toy from Hoakser…”

Fatcap series 3 launch at Kidrobot LDN…

Last night saw the worldwide release of the much anticipated third series of Kidrobot’s Fatcaps. Celebrating the launch, Kidrobot LDN (along with a host of other official Kidrobot retailers across the globe) held a trading party at their central London store, with featured artist Jon Paul Kaiser on hand to kick proceedings off. We headedContinue reading “Fatcap series 3 launch at Kidrobot LDN…”

The Dominant Species: new customs from Hoakser…

Featured extensively here at the Tru:Teknology Files (including our exclusive interview here), UK graffiti artist Hoakser has been putting the final touches to his latest custom art toy project, The Dominant Species. Standing at 16cm tall, the pair of customised wrestling figures have been burnt, re-sculpted, and sprayed to perfection, featuring Hoakser’s now infamous fatContinue reading “The Dominant Species: new customs from Hoakser…”

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Graffiti Artist and Toy Customiser HOAKSER

Featured here in the Tru:Teknology Files back at the beginning of last month, graffiti artist-cum-toy customiser Hoakser has been hard at work sine our last look into his art; opening his first solo show, working on several inspired pieces, and gaining recognition from the likes of leading art toy bloggers ToysREvil and Spanky Stokes forContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Graffiti Artist and Toy Customiser HOAKSER”