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 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// 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…”

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…”