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// Natural Brown Raar and the ‘Cornish Copper’ Evil Origami from Monsters & Mecha…

Hot off the heels of an impressive ToyCon showing (best both design- hands down!), DMS and Neese over at Monsters & Mecha are proud to announce 2 new post-con releases that have just crept into the M&M store, the Natural Brown Raar and ‘Cornish Copper’ Evil Origami… Going down a storm over the weekend, Neese’sContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Natural Brown Raar and the ‘Cornish Copper’ Evil Origami from Monsters & Mecha…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Fenegrygs from Taylored Curiosities…

“Fenegrygs are magickal creatures that inhabit our world, but in a different dimension. You’ll only see them when they choose to let you. I think there is a dance you can do to tempt them to show themselves, but I forget how it goes…” Penny over at Taylored Curiosities kindly shares details of her latestContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Fenegrygs from Taylored Curiosities…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The White Winter Raar and Mumble from Neese…

Following the reveal of DMS‘ Overmaster Supreme in Carbonite yesterday (just below!), we bring forth the latest project from his partner in crime Neese, the White Winter Raar and Mumble! Featuring the same mix of hand cast resin and plush from previous releases, the impressive 12″ tall White Winter Raar has been decked out inContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The White Winter Raar and Mumble from Neese…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Raar Noir resin/plush from DMS x Neese…

Partners in crime, DMS and Neese team up once again for their latest resin/plush masterpiece, Raar Noir! Standing at a lofty 12″ tall, the all black figure comes cast in resin by DMS, with a beautiful faux fur trim from Neese… Limited to just 10 pieces this time around, Raar Noir will be touching downContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Raar Noir resin/plush from DMS x Neese…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Seedlings “Delphinium” and “Pom Pom Dahlia” from Taylored Curiosities…

“Seedlings are the tiny creatures that help your plants grow!” Penny Taylor of Taylored Curiosities kindly shares with us the latest release in her extensive line of aromatherapy designer plushes, the delightful Seedlings! Coming packaged in a beautiful custom box, each 2.25″ Seedling has been lovingly hand stitched in  gorgeous moss green wool felt with aContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Seedlings “Delphinium” and “Pom Pom Dahlia” from Taylored Curiosities…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Mother Series from Taylored Curiosities…

Penny Taylor over at Taylored Curiosities kindly shares with us news of her latest aromatherapy plush, the beautiful “Mother Series”! Combining her signature plush characters with enchanting hand cast resin faces, the “Mothers” come in a variety of different colours and smells based on Penny’s previous “Feelings” releases; the Worry (lavender scented), Fruity (strawberry scented) andContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Mother Series from Taylored Curiosities…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Rainbow Takeout series from Shawnimals…

“So deliciously cute, it should be illegal!” Shawnimals are proud to present the latest Pocket Pork Dumpling incarnation, the plush Rainbow Takeout series! Coming packed in an authentic looking Chinese takeout box, $18 will get you 3 of these delectable, individually hand made little chaps. Featuring a staggering selection of solid colours, patterned designs andContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Rainbow Takeout series from Shawnimals…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Bear-girl designer plush from Mel Stringer…

Australia based illustrator and visual artist Mel Stringer kindly shares with us her latest designer plush, the “Bear-girl” Bernadette dolls! Created for the upcoming BrisStyle Twilight Markets (May 25th, King George Square), these beautiful hand made figures stand at an impressive 11″ tall. Limited to just 7 pieces at the moment, the creepy-yet-cute dolls are availableContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Bear-girl designer plush from Mel Stringer…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Summer Ninja” NOTM from Shawnimals…

“This fair-weather Ninja celebrates everything that comes along with warm weather and sunshine, and utilizes those very things as delicious but deadly ninja weaponry! Popsicle-chucks, sprinkle spikes, and ice cream slicks are perfect choices for a whole new kind of snack attack…” Helping to usher in the start of summer (and the beginning of aContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Summer Ninja” NOTM from Shawnimals…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The custom Munny Bunny from Neese…

DMS kindly shares with us details on his wife Neese’s latest plush/plastic hybrid, the ever so cute Munny Bunny! Limited to an edition of 10, the 7″ Munnys (10″ with ears!) have been  spray painted matt cream, with three types of high quality faux fur used; honey for the body, white for the tail and short creamContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The custom Munny Bunny from Neese…”

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 Tea Feelings from Taylored Curiosities…

Penny Taylor over at Taylored Curiosities has been kind enough to share with us her latest project, the Tea Feelings. Inspired by her love of a cuppa, Penny has fused her adorable plush creatures with resin, vintage tea cups, and her extensive knowledge of aromatherapy to create the perfect homage to Britain’s favourite beverage. PennyContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Tea Feelings from Taylored Curiosities…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Eel’ Ninja of the Month from Shawnimals…

With April fast approaching, Shawnimals are gearing up for the latest release in the 2012 Ninja of the Month (NOTM) series, Eel Ninja. Coming in aquatic blue fleece with neon green felt detailing, the hand made 7″ tall plushies have been limited to just 100 pieces. Available Wednesday, April 4th at 10am PST through the ShawnimalsContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Eel’ Ninja of the Month from Shawnimals…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Worry Family ‘Easter Edition’ from Taylored Curiosities…

Penny Taylor over at Taylored Curiosities is proud to present the latest additions to the Feelings family, the Easter Baby Worrys! Made from soft baby blue and baby pink fleece, and with their own lavender filling, the tiny 4.5cm tall baby Worrys come paired up with a Mummy Worry, and in keeping with the Easter theme,Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Worry Family ‘Easter Edition’ from Taylored Curiosities…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Cavey and Coney Easter releases…

Holly aka A Little Stranger has been teasing images of the new ‘Spring Chicken’ Cavey on her Twitter feed for the past week, so it came with great delight yesterday to find out the little guy will be available alongside new companion ‘Coney’ in time for Easter. Coming in super-soft bright yellow fleece with adorableContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Cavey and Coney Easter releases…”

MAN-E-NEWS// ‘Heartache’ aromatherapy designer plush from Taylored Curiosities…

Plymouth based designer plush company Taylored Curiosities (find out more here) have just revealed the latest addition to therapeutic toy line ‘Feelings’ in the form of Heartache. Standing at around 4″ tall, the enchanting little creature has been made from super-soft lilac fleece, coming with wonky mismatched safety eyes and a hand stitched woolen cross whereContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// ‘Heartache’ aromatherapy designer plush from Taylored Curiosities…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Warning Asian!’ 10-Doh! Wondercon 2012 exclusive from Squid Kids Ink…

Following the announcement of the ‘Vinyl Thoughts 2’ 10-Doh, Squid Kids Ink are proud to present yet another edition in the form of the gold ‘Warning Asian!’. Featuring label art inspired by the Year of the Dragon from illustrator/toy designer Kwestone, the ‘Warning Asian’ cartridge will be making its debut at Squid Kid Inks’ WonderconContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Warning Asian!’ 10-Doh! Wondercon 2012 exclusive from Squid Kids Ink…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Feelings’ plush toys from Taylored Curiosites…

Through the wonders of Twitter yesterday, we became acquainted with the enchanting world of Taylored Curiosities, an aromatherapy plush and designer toy company based in Plymouth, UK. Created by Penny Taylor of  Tiny Oyster Designs, Taylored Curiosities have produced several therapeutic plush toys under the ‘Feelings’ banner, with recent additions coming in the form of theContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The ‘Feelings’ plush toys from Taylored Curiosites…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Shawnimals’ Ninja of the Month: Galaxy Ninja…

Signifying the beginning of another month (already?!), Shawnimals proudly presents the third NOTM (Ninja of the Month) of 2012 in the form of Galaxy Ninja. Measuring in at 7″ x 7″, the star-dashed plush comes with a signed and numbered tag, sticker and button. Limited to just 100 pieces, Galaxy Ninja will be available exclusivelyContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Shawnimals’ Ninja of the Month: Galaxy Ninja…”