Tru:Tek x Rampage Toys’ “Flesh” Coffeeman at M.U.S.C.L.E. M.E.M.O.R.I.E.S…

Rampage Toys and our very own Tru:Tek return with an all-new bootleg kinkeshi collab for Nerdcave‘s M.U.S.C.L.E. M.E.M.O.R.I.E.S. group show this week Size: 2″ Articulation: 0 points Edition size: 15 Price: £12 Conceived and kit-bashed by Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt based on the original Teapackman, Coffeeman features a new kanji logo on the chest as wellContinue reading “Tru:Tek x Rampage Toys’ “Flesh” Coffeeman at M.U.S.C.L.E. M.E.M.O.R.I.E.S…”

Bigmantoys’ Puppet Muscle: Wave 2 mini figures…

Bigmantoys‘ unofficial tribute to both the Puppet Master flicks and classic mini figure line M.U.S.C.L.E – Puppet Muscle – is set to return this week for a second wave of releases! Digitally sculpted by Bigmantoys’ Lee Burbridge at just under 2″ tall each, the latest batch of figures features the return of Blade and TunnelerContinue reading “Bigmantoys’ Puppet Muscle: Wave 2 mini figures…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Mr Rucksack” keshi from Kuidaore Toy…

Up and coming keshi producer Kuidaore Toy are proud to announce the release of their debut mini figure, the awesome Mr Rucksack! Heavily inspired by Kinnikuman’s obscure knock-off figures, the pachi-style keshi has been hand sculpted by Kuidaore at an authetically scaled 2″ tall, coming factory produced in a flesh-tone, keshi-style rubber. Packed with a companion stickerContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Mr Rucksack” keshi from Kuidaore Toy…”

MAN-E-NEWS// New “Zinewolf” keshi from Hateball…

Hot on the heels of the recent “Gourdon” treasure box release, Justin Jewett of Hateball fame is proud to reveal that a fresh batch of Zinewolf keshi have just touched down online! Originally releasing as part of the “Zinkeshi” release a few months back, the little guy has been reduced, prototyped and produced by ourContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// New “Zinewolf” keshi from Hateball…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Mad Wrestlers” keshi from Monster Island x Disart ToyLabs…

Originally seeing a limited release in resin courtesy of Toy Art gallery, Monster Island‘s awesome “Mad Wrestlers” are set to return in keshi-form courtesy of the Disart ToyLabs! Heavily inspired by the Weirdballs mini figure off-shoots, these ingenious little guys feature recast and reduced Madball heads that have been kit-bashed with a number of different M.U.S.C.L.EContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Mad Wrestlers” keshi from Monster Island x Disart ToyLabs…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The F***ing Four Fingers sofubi prototype from TerribleWhore…

Up and coming toy artist TerribleWhore has just unveiled the prototype for his debut sofubi, the F***ing Four Fingers! Heavily inspired by the iconic Sneagator Claw kinkeshi/M.U.S.C.L.E mini figure, the upscaled piece features near identical textures to the original, as well as introducing some interesting new design revisions; a “mouth” palm and “eye” fingers thatContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The F***ing Four Fingers sofubi prototype from TerribleWhore…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Shaitan the Evil Cross custom keshi from Eric Nilla x GP Mattarollo…

Keshi master Eric Nilla has revealed that he’s teamed up with mini figure collector Gian Paolo Mattarollo for his latest custom keshi, the jaw-dropping Shaitan the Evil Cross! Conceived and designed by Mattarollo, the stunning figure has been kit-bashed and intensively re-sculpted by Nilla using the elusive Satan Cross and Spinning Head Ashuraman kinkeshi. Featuring a totalContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Shaitan the Evil Cross custom keshi from Eric Nilla x GP Mattarollo…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The DCon exclusive “Trou Noir” resin figure from Healeymade…

Healeymade has just unveiled that his latest figure, Trou Noir, will be debuting at Designer Con 2014 this weekend. With a name that rather aptly translates as “Black Hole”, the 6″ figure has actually been booted from a French “Black Hole” Kinnikuman knock-off, coming cast in a gorgeous metallic glitter purple resin that mimics theContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The DCon exclusive “Trou Noir” resin figure from Healeymade…”

MAN-E-NEWS// New Gargamel “CastFigure” resin mini sets…

Originally debuting at Superfestival last weekend, Gargamel have just revealed that their latest batch of keshi-style mini figures will be touching down in the Mitari store at 9pm Japan time today! Featuring 5 designs from the first 2 rounds alongside 5 all-new sculpts (including a rather awesome SS helmeted Zag!), the 2″ kinkeshi inspired figuresContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// New Gargamel “CastFigure” resin mini sets…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “IV Corners Battle Royal” sofubi concept and custom from Nama Niku…

One of the few artists that really helped push the custom kinkeshi scene to the forefront in 2013, Nama Niku has just revealed finished concepts for a fully fledged Kinnikuman-inspired sofubi! Originally created as an entry for October Toys’ upcoming OMFG Series 5, the design has been styled on Nama’s popular Top Rope mini figure,Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “IV Corners Battle Royal” sofubi concept and custom from Nama Niku…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Superfestival 63 exclusive minis from Gargamel…

With both A and B sets released to instant sell-out success earlier in the year, Gargamel will be resurrecting their keshi-style minis for an exclusive Superfestival 63 release! Cast in a pale green resin this time around, all 10 designs are due to feature in one huge bagged and headed pack. Going on sale atContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Superfestival 63 exclusive minis from Gargamel…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Gargamel SDCC resin mini online sale…

Originally making an appearance at SDCC last month (and subsequently commanding extremely high prices on eBay), the latest resin keshi set from Gargamel will be heading online this weekend! Hot off the heals of February’s release, the latest pack consists of 5 all-new sculpts, cast up in an authentic keshi-gomu style flesh tone. Due toContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Gargamel SDCC resin mini online sale…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Brute Squad and Chibi Manzilla Namakeshi revealed…

After an agonising wait since we first revealed The Brute Squad back in June, Nama Niku‘s ingenious kinkeshi kit-bash is finally seeing the light of day courtesy of Eric Nilla! The latest mutant to join the ever growing Namakeshi family, the 2 headed beast is due to be released alongside an even more tantalising prospect…Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Brute Squad and Chibi Manzilla Namakeshi revealed…”

MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// Deka Manzilla: Tijuana Nights from Nama Niku x Tru:Tek…

Revealed on Instagram earlier this week, we thought we’d give you guys the rundown on our latest collaboration with Nama-Niku, the mighty Deka Manzilla: Tijuana Nights! A love letter to wacky dollar store bootlegs and swap-meet pick ups, the hilarious figure is due to become the first Deka H.U.S.T.L.E release, a sub-series featuring a numberContinue reading “MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// Deka Manzilla: Tijuana Nights from Nama Niku x Tru:Tek…”

MAN-E-NEWS// New custom keshi from Shamrock Arrow revealed…

Producers of the insanely popular MOTUKO sofubi, Shamrock Arrow, have taken a brief hiatus from vinyl to work on their latest project… a pair of Kinkeshi-style mini figures! Not much is known about the release at the moment, but from what we can gather from the images revealed so far, these guys have been traditionallyContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// New custom keshi from Shamrock Arrow revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC exclusive resin mini figure set and more from Gargamel

Following the instant sell out success of the first round of Kinkeshi-style mini figures back in February, Gargamel has just revealed that the latest batch will be making an exclusive appearance at SDCC later this week! Featuring 5 new keshi-scaled sculpts, the set has been hand cast in resin, coming in the obligatory keshi-gomu fleshContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC exclusive resin mini figure set and more from Gargamel”

MAN-E-NEWS// Nama Niku’s ‘Brute Squad’ custom keshi revealed…

With Toy Mafia seeing the final release of the awesome Top Rope custom keshi last week (a few of which are still up for grabs here), Nama Niku wastes no time in creating a worthy replacement, proudly revealing his latest kit-bashed monstrosity… The Brute Squad! Seamlessly mashing-up a dizzying array of vintage keshi, the 2-headedContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Nama Niku’s ‘Brute Squad’ custom keshi revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Nama Niku’s ‘Top Rope’ Toy Mafia exclusive revealed…

Hitting our inbox a little late to be featured as promised yesterday, we nonetheless bring you the latest exclusive to be revealed for this weekend’s Toy Mafia… Nama Niku‘s debut NNWA custom keshi, Top Rope! Standing at around 1.5″ tall, the figure features a kit-bashed M.U.S.C.L.E body plus an originally sculpted wrestling ring torso with realContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Nama Niku’s ‘Top Rope’ Toy Mafia exclusive revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Nama-Niku’s ‘Kinkeshi Flesh’ Mekamess auction on LRG…

As mentioned in our Ray Skull coverage last week, Nama Niku is the latest out of the blocks with his H.U.S.T.L.E Wave 1 Artist Proofs, proudly presenting the long awaited ‘Kinkeshi Flesh’ Mekamess! Undeniably one of the most popular designs from the first batch of figures, the MechaGodzilla kit-bash has been cast up in theContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Nama-Niku’s ‘Kinkeshi Flesh’ Mekamess auction on LRG…”

MAN-E-NEWS// ‘Deathmatch’ wip keshi from Nama Niku x Ironmask…

Following the hugely popular ‘Top Rope‘ custom keshi, Nama Niku has teamed up with Jimmy Rommel aka Ironmask for the latest instalment of wrestling ring-headed madness… presenting Deathmatch! Currently undergoing the meticulous kit-bashing Nama Niku has become known for, the figure is set to feature the body of Ironmask’s concrete monster (name unknown) with theContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// ‘Deathmatch’ wip keshi from Nama Niku x Ironmask…”