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Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Here it is! A little more info on the MANOTAUR from Imps and Monster and RAMPAGE TOYS. Actual - this is quite a bit of info, and SUUUUPER exciting! Can't wait for March - for sooooo man reasons (just check out the Events list to the right!). Anyway - MAN-O-TAAAAAAAUUUURRRRR!!!!! Here's the Wax.

Manotaur WAX!

This is 8 inches of full-sized sofubi monster action! He's at the factory having a little run-in with some copper electroplating machinery :-P

Release is slated for Emerald City Comic-Con - March 29th in Seattle - we thinks... Fingers crossed for smooth sailing, and maybe even a few RAMPAGE handpaints to accompany the initial release of blanks.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


"What's a Whaniphant?" you say? Well - only a most-excellent sofubi toy! Only the kick-ass brain child of Shane Haddy (Hints and Spices) from Australia!


Anyway, this Friday (Friday Evening EST) will see the release of a little micro-run Waniphant collab. RAMPAGE x Hints and Spices on glitter vinyl! I painted five of these crazy creatures with a bundle of clear sprays and a hint of brush work here and there. These serve as a little 'teaser' for something Shane and I have in the works, which will be revealed just a little before the next Superfestival near the end of April.

Here's pics of this Friday's new-ness!

Glitter Waniphants!

Glitter Waniphants!

Of course, don't forget about the RAINBOW GID Ugly Unicorns and Blank GID Ugly Unicorns that are up for pre-order until this Friday! Don't miss out on your only chance to grab a blank GID Unicorn (I hate to see people cry,... ya know?).

Dark Side of the Ugly

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Second Post on Double Post Day!

This is breaking news stuff, so I think it deserves its own post :-P

NEW TOYS are coming this Friday in zee shoppe!!! I'll be finally be releasing a new run of Uncorns for web consumption, and then I also have a nice little micro-run collab that will join the party.

First, the Unicorns: "Dark Side of the Ugly" Rainbow GID!

Dark Side of the Ugly!

Glow Glow Glow!

This painted version will be released this Friday on a pre-order basis - along with blank GID unicorns. The painteds are limited to 1 per person and the run is limited to a max of 20 painted figures. Blanks are wide open, and everyone is welcome to order as many as they like :-) Hopefully this will result in a number of people grabbing one (or more) to paint! Let's see those handpaints!

Painted and blanks will go up for sale Friday night (here in Japan) - so they should be there in the shop when people are getting up on Friday morning in the States. The pre-order stays up for one week - until 2/10.

Second up (but no less fun!) - a little collaboration with my friend Aya from Refreshment Toys! When I was in Osaka a few weeks ago, Aya gave me 10 of he mini-cuppy figures. I painted them, sent half to her, and half (5) will be in the shop this friday

A whole BUNDLE of spray, stencil and gouache on these oh-so-cute little cupcake dudes!


That'll do for now! Next week: Waniphants!!!


OK, double post day - starting with the actual full reveal of the Cadaver kids that were released and promptly snatced up) last Friday! Thanks to all those who tried - I think it's now safe to say: "you might be trying again later this spring" ;-)

Anyway - "Guardian Daemon Kids"


And the custom "Barcode Kid" (Gouache handpaint)

Barcode Kid

Splurrt is now working on his own run of Ugly Unicorns - which I'm SUPER PSYCHED about! They should be ready to go soon, and I'll get that posted here when they are.