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// 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…”

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// 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// Uncle Argh ‘Noir’ Mini Qee Kickstarter project from Tenacious Toys x Scott Tolleson…

In a novel use of Kickstarter, Tenacious Toys have teamed up with Scott Tolleson and Toy2R for their first project on the site- to help fund an exclusive ‘Noir’ edition of Tolleson’s Uncle Argh! Coming in a grayscale colour scheme, a stark contrast to the OG’s vibrant greens and oranges, Uncle Argh ‘Noir’ will beContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Uncle Argh ‘Noir’ Mini Qee Kickstarter project from Tenacious Toys x Scott Tolleson…”

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// Custom ‘Cerebragon’ Podaigon from Adam Pratt…

Our good friend Adam Pratt has just revealed his latest toy project, the ‘Cerebragon’ custom Podaigon (originally sculpted by Steven Patt of Papagrim under Halfbad Toyz). Standing at 6″ tall, the 12 ounce hunk of resin comes replete with a Jumping Brain infused cranium, extra sculpted detail, and, as always, an expertly finished custom paintContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Custom ‘Cerebragon’ Podaigon from Adam Pratt…”

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// Love Pink & Spike Mini Qees from Toy2R…

Recently revealed on Toy2R’s Facebook page comes the third addition to the Love Bear Mini Qee series, Love Pink. Releasing in time for Valentines day, the 5″ fluffy vinyl bear is set to retail at $28, with reservations being taken at the Toy2R store now. No news as to edition size, so be sure toContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Love Pink & Spike Mini Qees from Toy2R…”

Voltaire’s Deadly Bunee Mini Qees from Toy2R…

After much speculation, the latest additions to Voltaire’s extensive range of 5″ Mini Qees have been confirmed as Deady and arch-nemesis Sleetzer in Bunee form. Coming from Toy2R sometime this April, edition size and availability are still to be confirmed, but we’re guessing that regardless of quantity, these, as with all Voltaire/Toy2R releases, will sellContinue reading “Voltaire’s Deadly Bunee Mini Qees from Toy2R…”

MCA’s Qee-Zilla Kid 5″ Mini Qee from Toy2R…

Showing no signs of stopping their onslaught of releases this year, Toy2R’s latest collaboration with EVIL artist MCA has just been announced in the form of the Qeezilla Kid. Joining Toy2R’s extensive range of 5″ Mini Qee’s, the figure is set to come with custom sculpt tail and Zilla hood, in a selection of as-yet-unannouncedContinue reading “MCA’s Qee-Zilla Kid 5″ Mini Qee from Toy2R…”

A week in toys…

Welcome to our second weekly round-up of the art toy scene! In our endeavour to search for exclusive content for the site, we regrettably miss a lot of the art toy industry’s biggest stories throughout the week. To combat this, we’ve decided to create a new weekly feature that helps sum up some of the mostContinue reading “A week in toys…”