MAN-E-NEWS// The “Buford Mandrake” resin figure from UME Toys x JPK…

Once again sharing a booth at this year’s ToyCon UK, Jon Paul Kaiser and Rich Page of UME Toys have teamed up for a very special collaborative figure for the event… the murderous surgeon Buford Mandrake! Inspired by the real-life doctor of Charring Cross hospital, the 4″ tall piece was hand sculpt and cold cast inContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Buford Mandrake” resin figure from UME Toys x JPK…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The 1st Anniversary “Red Panda” Rhyme Square Bear…

Marking the first anniversary of UK streetwear brand Rhymesquare in style, Jon Paul Kaiser and his cohorts are proud to present a brand new colourway of their popular BearAll mascot… the Red Panda edition! Prototyped and cast in resin by our very own Tru:Tek, the 2.5″ tall mini figure has been hand painted by JonContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The 1st Anniversary “Red Panda” Rhyme Square Bear…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Taylored Curiosities’ ‘Brilliant Blue’ & custom Giant Monster Embryos now available online…

Another artist we were finally able to catch up with at ToyCon over the weekend (however brief!), the lovely Penny Taylor of Taylored Curiosities brought along a mesmerising display of aroma-plush, one-off mini sculpts, resins (including a cheeky proto of a forthcoming collab with Alto!), and of course, the hotly tipped Giant Monster Embryo customs.Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Taylored Curiosities’ ‘Brilliant Blue’ & custom Giant Monster Embryos now available online…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The ToyConUK exclusive ‘Libertas’ resin skulls from Jon Paul Kaiser x Tru:Tek…

Previewed here last week as an early test-paint, we can now proudly share the ‘Libertas’ resin skulls in all their glory! Designed, sculpted and painted by Jon Paul Kaiser and cast by none other than our very own Tru:Tek, the incredible figures will be making their debut in 2 different colourways; the previously revealed ‘standard’Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The ToyConUK exclusive ‘Libertas’ resin skulls from Jon Paul Kaiser x Tru:Tek…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The ToyCon exclusive Libertas resin skull paint test from Jon Paul Kaiser…

There’s been one project from our good friend Jon Paul Kaiser that we’ve been dying to let out of the bag since it’s inception a few months back, and with the first test paint sent landing in our inbox today, we couldn’t resist finally sharing it with you guys… Entitled the ‘Libertas Skull’, the jaw-droppingContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The ToyCon exclusive Libertas resin skull paint test from Jon Paul Kaiser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Grizzly’ BearAll resin mini figure from RhymeSquare…

After the near-instant sell out success of the ‘Polar’ BearAll resin minis back in November, RhymeSquare are proud to reveal that the second wave is already primed and ready to drop! Standing at around 2″ tall, the bear has been designed, sculpted and painted by Jon Paul Kaiser, with prototyping and resin casting handled byContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Grizzly’ BearAll resin mini figure from RhymeSquare…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The RhymeSquare “BEARALL” resin figure from Jon Paul Kaiser…

A little late on these guys due to our internet problems, but here goes… Jon Paul Kaiser is proud to present his first resin figure for new music/art venture RhymeSquare with the release of “BEARALL”. Originally debuting at the Designer Toy Awards last month in exclusive gold and pink colourways, BEARALL sees general release inContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The RhymeSquare “BEARALL” resin figure from Jon Paul Kaiser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The ToyCon “War Tourist” custom competition from runDMB x Planet Domu x JPK…

In celebration of the launch of their new site, the organisers of ToyCon have joined forces with 3 of the UK’s hottest talent, runDMB, Planet Domu and Jon Paul Kaiser for a custom competition of epic proportions… Say hello to War Tourist! Originally designed by and produced by runDMB and Planet Domu, the once resin castContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The ToyCon “War Tourist” custom competition from runDMB x Planet Domu x JPK…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Captain Sturnbrau “Deep Blue Sea” Edition from Jon Paul Kaiser x Toy2R…

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news with regards to more Captain Sturnbrau colourways, so it came with great pleasure yesterday to find that JPK and Toy2R are gearing up for the spooky “Deep Blue Sea” edition’s imminent release! Coming cast in a clear aqua blue vinyl, the 5″ Mini Qee should beContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Captain Sturnbrau “Deep Blue Sea” Edition from Jon Paul Kaiser x Toy2R…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Midnight Marauder and Norse Eatin’ Dragon customs from Jon Paul Kaiser…

The ever busy Jon Paul Kaiser has been hard at work on another two stunning custom pieces, the Cap’n Sturnbrau Midnight Marauder and Norse Eatin’ Dragon! The first custom we’ve seen Jon’s Sturnbrau “Pieces of Eight” variant, the piece abandons the use of bold lines and stark contrasts in favour of a more subtle approach,Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Midnight Marauder and Norse Eatin’ Dragon customs from Jon Paul Kaiser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Heavy Metal Qee closing party (and custom sale at Fugi.me)…

Following our visit to the HMQ (Heavy Metal Qee) custom show earlier in the week (here), we couldn’t resist popping down again on Thursday night to catch up with a few of the show’s featured artists. Whilst we weren’t able to stay for long, one man we did manage to speak to was custom legend,Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Heavy Metal Qee closing party (and custom sale at Fugi.me)…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Heavy Metal Qee Custom Show revealed…

On passing through Covent Garden yesterday we couldn’t resist taking a quick diversion to Forbidden Planet to check out the newly opened HMQ (Heavy Metal Qee) Custom Show, and boy are we glad that we did! With a staggering 30 of the UK’s finest artists on board, each and every custom proved to be aContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Heavy Metal Qee Custom Show revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// ToyCon UK 2013 confirmed…

Designer toy collectors Jonjo Glynn, Ben Hart and Barry Darnell have finally answered the prayers of thousands here in the UK, with the official reveal of the country’s very first art toy convention! Dubbed ToyCon UK, the event is set to take place on Saturday, April 6th 2012 (364 days and counting!) at the Baden PowellContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// ToyCon UK 2013 confirmed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Pandaimyo 5″ Mini Qee from Jon Paul Kaiser…

Following the success of a number of 5″ Mini Qees over the past year including the stunning Captain Sturnbrau, Jon Paul Kaiser and Toy2R have once again teamed up for the release of Pandaimyo! Originally featuring as a one-off custom Dunny in April of last year, the samurai panda warrior appears to be making aContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Pandaimyo 5″ Mini Qee from Jon Paul Kaiser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Jon Paul Kaiser x Toy2R x Yoyamart Star Wars project teased…

Jon Paul Kaiser has just revealed a tentative image from his latest project, a collaboration with Toy2R and Yoyamart. With just an image of the Death Star to go on, we can only begin to speculate what this is going to entail- judging by the lack of an official Star Wars or Lucas Film presence,Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Jon Paul Kaiser x Toy2R x Yoyamart Star Wars project teased…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Spider Boom and Evil Ape Artist Series from Toy2R…

Recent revealed over at Tenacious Toys, both Sun-Min Kim’s Spider Boom and MCA’s Evil Ape will be receiving the mini-figure artist series treatment in the coming months courtesy of Toy2R. Featuring a staggering list of participants across the 2 series including Jon Paul Kaiser, Sneaky Racoon, Lunabee, Scott Tolesson, Jim Koch, Abe Lincoln, Sam Fout,Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Spider Boom and Evil Ape Artist Series from Toy2R…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ 5″ Foomi custom from Jon Paul Kaiser…

Continuing the jolly theme of last weeks smiling ‘Budha’ Munny, Jon Paul Kaiser is proud to reveal his third oriental inspired custom of late, the Totoro 5″ Foomi. Based on the much loved Studio Ghibli character, the unorthodox choice of platform had really pulled off, giving the round raccoon-like face and ears of Totoro’s ‘O’Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ 5″ Foomi custom from Jon Paul Kaiser…”

MAN-E-FEATURE// The custom round-up…

Whilst we endeavour to cover all of the latest production and self-made projects the art toy movement has to offer, one of the most important aspects of the scene is often neglected- custom toys. In our new weekly feature, we’ll be rounding up the best custom pieces the scene has to offer, including further linksContinue reading “MAN-E-FEATURE// The custom round-up…”

MAN-E-FEATURE// Exclusive interview with Jon Paul Kaiser…

Regarded as one of the art toy scene’s most talented artists, Jon Paul Kaiser’s distinct black and white aesthetic has lead to huge success in both the custom and production toy communities. With a constant flow of jaw-dropping custom pieces, an extensive collection of Toy2R production figures, and the recently released Fatcap Series 3 Spaceman,Continue reading “MAN-E-FEATURE// Exclusive interview with Jon Paul Kaiser…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Pembleton Stranglefoot test pull from UME Toys…

Featured in our toy round-up a couple of weeks back, Rich over at UME Toys has just revealed images of Pembleton Stranglefoot’s first test pull- and it looks amazing! No news as of yet on edition size or pricing for the 4″ resin octopi, but stay tuned for an interview in the coming weeks whereContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Pembleton Stranglefoot test pull from UME Toys…”