MAN-E-NEWS// JC Rivera’s “Attack Mode” Bear Champ resin figure revealed…

With JC Rivera‘s “Real” Bear Champ proving a huge success early last year, the Chicago based artist returns with yet another realistic take on his signature character, and this time he’s in full swing! Rather aptly titled “Attack Mode”, the wonderfully dynamic sculpt appears to be in the same scale as the original, coming inContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// JC Rivera’s “Attack Mode” Bear Champ resin figure revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The MSX Toy Gallery exclusive Panda Champ resin figure from JC Rivera x Pobber Toys…

“Seemingly lazy and always hungry, Panda Champ lives alone in the bamboo forest high in the mountains of China and spends most of his time roaming and feeding in the cool forests of his habitat with little time spent on boxing.” Following continued success in both custom and resin toy scenes, Chicago based artist JCContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The MSX Toy Gallery exclusive Panda Champ resin figure from JC Rivera x Pobber Toys…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Instagram Toy resin samples from JC Rivera x Shinbone Creative x SmallAngryMonster…

It’s been coming up for 10 months since we last heard anything on the infamous “On Your Desk” Instagram Toy, but far from dead and buried, the awesome figure has finally seen the light of day as a limited batch of ‘NFS’ samples! Originally designed and sculpted by JC Rivera, with digital retooling from ShinboneContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Instagram Toy resin samples from JC Rivera x Shinbone Creative x SmallAngryMonster…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Real’ Bear Champ resin figures from JC Rivera…

Swiftly following the “SuckerPunch” Phideas Gold custom we posted earlier in the week, JC Rivera has announced details of his latest resin figure, the ‘Real’ Bear Champ! A commissioned sculpt by the artist based on his ever popular Bear Champ character, the ultra-realistic 4″ piece offers a perfect contrast to the original’s more stylised, cartoon-likeContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Real’ Bear Champ resin figures from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “SuckerPunch” Phidias Gold custom from JC Rivera…

The super-talented JC Rivera comes with his latest boxing inspired piece, the SuckerPunch custom resin… Taking the recently released Phidias Gold resin, Rivera has worked his magic on the already impressive figure with the use of additional sculpting, a tattoo inspired paint job and all important “Bear Champ” crown all wrapped up in a gorgeousContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “SuckerPunch” Phidias Gold custom from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Bear Monster resin from JC Rivera…

Hot off the heals of the long awaited “Fallen Hero” release last week (find out more here), JC Rivera is proud to present yet another must-have resin, the awesome Bear Monster… Combining the chunky mini-sofubi aesthetic with his own distinct sculpt style, Rivera’s mixture of minimal features and meticulously detailed texturing offer the perfect takeContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Bear Monster resin from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Fallen Hero” resin figure from JC Rivera…

After what seems like an age since the reveal of JC Rivera‘s jaw-dropping Platoon Hero resin (check it out here), the Chicago based artist is proud to announce that the first official edition will be dropping this week! Entitled “The Fallen Hero”, the winged grenade-cum-spray can has been hand cast and painted in a blackContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Fallen Hero” resin figure from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Bear Champ and Bokull resin blanks from JC Rivera…

Chicago based artist JC Rivera has returned to two of his most popular resin figures, the Bear Champ and Bokull, for a special round of blank releases! Coming in a variety of mix and matched colour parts, the newly revised, articulated Bear Champ is up on the store now for just $18 plus shipping… FiguresContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Bear Champ and Bokull resin blanks from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Custom Salvation and Rebel Inks from JC Rivera…

Swiftly following the awesome Dante’s Inferno inspired Dunny we featured at the weekend, Chicago based artist JC Rivera proudly presents his latest two customs, entitled “Create” and “Pain”. Using Secret Base’s Salvation and Rebel Ink sofubis, Rivera has gone for a Neo-Traditional approach to the paint work on these guys, infusing a mixture of “DayContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Custom Salvation and Rebel Inks from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Dante’s Inferno” custom Dunny from JC Rivera…

It’s been a while since we last featured any Dunnys at Man-E-Toys, but on catching wind of JC Rivera‘s stunning “Someone’s Inferno” yesterday, we knew we couldn’t pass the little guy up! More art-piece than custom, the beautiful figure has been inspired by computer game “Dante’s Inferno”, which was in turn inspired by the epicContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Dante’s Inferno” custom Dunny from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// “The Broken Champ” Bearlee SDCC exclusive from JC Rivera…

In conjunction with Color Ink Book, JC Rivera will be presenting a very special edition of his Bearlee resin at this week’s SDCC, the Golden Gloves edition! Featuring a beautiful gold-tinted wash and cheeky FML! tattoo, “The Broken Champ” has been limited to just 20 hand cast and painted figures. Each signed and numbered, theContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// “The Broken Champ” Bearlee SDCC exclusive from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Lost DDLM Skull” Condah Transporter from JC Rivera…

Featured here yesterday, JC Rivera‘s latest resin figures, the Condah Transporters, were originally created for the past weekend’s Toy Invaderz show… well today we can exclusively reveal to you a special one-off variant using our very own “Lost Dia De Los Muertos” skull! Joining the awesome custom DDLM skulls of Rich UME and Monsterarm, theContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Lost DDLM Skull” Condah Transporter from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// JC Rivera’s Condah Transporters at Toy Invaderz…

After teasing us with the Condah mini/skull drop a couple of weeks back (find out more here), JC Rivera proudly presents the full size Condah Transporters in all their glory! Created for the past weekend’s Toy Invaderz event , the series of hand sculpt and cast figures feature the same beautifully realised winged skull alongsideContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// JC Rivera’s Condah Transporters at Toy Invaderz…”

MAN-E-NEWS// “On Your Desk” Instagram character from JC Rivera x Shinbone Creative…

Since Shinbone Creative took over production of JC Rivera‘s Instagram character a while back (find out more here) news on it’s release has been scarce, so it came with great pleasure yesterday to find that along with a name change, the figure has been given it’s first ‘real-world’ reveal! Retitled as “On Your Desk” (possiblyContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// “On Your Desk” Instagram character from JC Rivera x Shinbone Creative…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Condah Transporters from JC Rivera…

Following in the wake of both Bearlee and the soon to be released Platoon Hero (more info later this week), Chicago based artist JC Rivera continues his resin onslaught with the reveal of the Condah Transporters! Landing in Rivera’s store last night as a prelude to the myriad of resin pieces he will be featuringContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Condah Transporters from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// JC Rivera’s custom Munny for the Custom Custom Show…

Widely known as one of the hottest sculptors in the custom toy scene right now, it’s been great to see JC Rivera get back to his painterly roots for some of his latest work, with his entry for Dream in Plastic‘s upcoming Custom Custom show no exception. Focusing on the store/gallery’s name, Rivera has usedContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// JC Rivera’s custom Munny for the Custom Custom Show…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “We Eat Friends” Dude custom from JC Rivera…

Chicago based artist JC Rivera is never one to rest on his laurels, once again presenting yet another stunning piece, the “We Eat Friends” custom Dude! One of the first we’ve seen since the deluge of pieces created for Dudebox‘s launch party, “We Eat Friends” has to rank as one of the best yet onContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “We Eat Friends” Dude custom from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Restless Soul” Wyger custom from JC Rivera…

The ultra talented JC Rivera graces us with yet another awesome custom, the “Restless Soul” Wyger. Staying true to the Sam Flores design, Rivera has kept the iconic hands and face intact, whilst adding wings, hoofed feet and a beautiful horned skull mask in a way only he knows how. Painted in the muted bone-equeContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Restless Soul” Wyger custom from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Ronin” custom Horselington from JC Rivera…

We’ve been closely following the progress JC Rivera‘s Horselington custom on Instagram for quite some time now, so it came with great pleasure to find the finished shots of said project in our inbox this morning! Privately commissioned, Rivera was tasked with creating a Samurai inspired piece, with the end results taking form as theContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Ronin” custom Horselington from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// JC Rivera’s “Platoon Hero” debut on the Tenacious Toys Kickstarter campaign…

With only 5 days left, Tenacious Toys‘ are planning one last push for their Uncle Argh Kickstarter campaign, and what better way to do it than to offer up JC Rivera‘s recently revealed “Platoon Hero” as a reward?! After hearing of AW177’s generous custom Munny donation, fellow artist Rivera stepped up by offering one ofContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// JC Rivera’s “Platoon Hero” debut on the Tenacious Toys Kickstarter campaign…”