Monday, 20 April 2015

Day of the Slug Wave II, dropping Saturday!

As promised, the 16 figures a year cheap-o indie minifig series continues with 4 new guys for Spring; Slugger Pusbottom the olde time pugilist, Latherface the chainsaw weilding maniac, Portal Mage, and his accomplace/vehicle/abode, the Portal Slug.

Trading cards are currently being printed for these 4 but they'll be available in the store by saturday.




Of all 4 this time, my persoinal favortie is the portal slug, due to the fact he is a stand alone figure, but can also accomodate another mini. I sculpted a ton of stuff onto him too.


From now on, value 4 packs will be available in any opaque color to order, in resin or rubber.

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DROPPING APRIL 25TH, 23:00 GMT.
All RUBBER unless stated otherwise!
BUY A SET OF 4 IN ANY SELECTION OF DIFFERENT COLORS AND GET ONE OF THEM FREE (VIA REFUND).
CHEAP - O INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING! $5 for the first figure and just $1 for each additional!
TRADING CARD OPTION - CLICK: HERE
Intelligent slugs are not new to Earth. They're just small enough for us to not know about them. From the telekinetic deep sea nudibranch elders, to the hard-mantled terrestrial gastropod mollusc, their secrets are finally revealed - forcing them out into the open to live alongside, or battle mankind!!
- 4 Slugs per wave, 4 waves per year. That's 16 slugs to be released GUARANTEED in year one!
- Available in rubber or resin!"




Friday, 27 February 2015

Los Guerreros Transformados!

So, after at least 2 years of looking through my collection at the solid rubber 5.5 bootlegs I have in there and wanting to make some myself, I've done it!


I couldn't decide on whether to make something fantasy themed, or finally get round to doing some luchadores, so I thought if I take a vintage buck and re-sculpt the boots etc to make it plain, I can not only do both, but make them the same figure. All you need to do is swap the heads.

Cleaning rubber figures is no walk in the park. There are people who refuse to do resin, and some who refuse to do rubber. Rubber doesn't snap, and resin looks (in my opinion) better. You can sand it, gloss it, etc, to a much finer finish than you can rubber. But there are tricks you can use to get rubber looking smooth. So I've used my keshi tricks on the bodies and made the heads out of resin in an assortment of different colors. No 2 figures are the same.



I've also made these the cheapest 5.5s I've ever done. I want these to be affordable army builders people can pick up and play with, put MOTU armor on, swap the heads, and have fun with, without worrying about knocking it off the shelf.

I've also painted the header card in acrylics in a similar style to bootleg toys from Mexico. Pretty happy with the overall look - like a pound shop find of a lifetime!

Given the playability of these and the fact that they can sit on any steed and hold any weapon, I'm already shopping for paint that'll stick to PU rubber so I can carry on with my Golden Axe inspired line. It deserves more!

DROPPING SAT 28TH FEB @ MIDNIGHT LONDON TIME! (Store link at top)

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Phallofax - the penile villain that took 3 years to perfect!

The unspeakable one. Over stimulated to the point of total penile biped chaos. Toxic flesh spasms, with what's left of the clean blood in him surging to the extremeties. Erect, deadly, and out to destroy all competing male cock.

If you go wayyyyy back to the first few months of this blog, you will see one or two fairly crude resin/vintage parts mashup versions I did of Phallofax. Since passing what I had left of my resin pulls to Goodleg Toys and working on molds with them, they have taken the ultimate in extreme action figures and released a series of killer Battlegaze figures leading up to this - a 100x improved remastering of the first resin I ever pulled from a pot.

DROPPING JAN 12th @ 11PM GMT +1 (Berlin time) at THE GOODLEGTOYS STORE

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Treegarr. Back Thursday. With friends...

For a limited run of 3 a piece, Bigmantoys' flagship 5.5" Etherian superbeast is back, Thursday the 15th @ midnight London time. In a blood red, and Totally Toxic colorway.


Moribund sold out fast in his first wave of 10 slime green and 10 white, so here he is again in Punk Pink, for  a limited run. He looks fucking killer!

Finally, Chicken Leg is back in slime green for just $55! First time he's been available in a non-classic colorway.

Thanks to everyone who's bought a variant of these guys and Wo-man over the years. They've been the backbone of Bigmantoys and encourage me to keep pushing over the years.

Cheers!

Thursday, 25 December 2014

ShoguNasty, and Day of the Slug

Flip, am I behind with the blog!

2014 has been great. I don't think many of my customers check this blog but if you are one, or even someone who "likes" my stuff on social media, thanks for letting me know my work's worth something to someone.

I've got two big projects happening in January. 

ShoguNasty! and "Day of the Slug".

 

SHOGUNASTY


This is going to be... VINYL!!!

Unbox industries asked myself, Zectron, Ironhauspro, and Tru:tek to come up with a kaiju-based minifigure for them to produce in affordable vinyl. This is basically as close as a designer toy company  has gotten to producing those fun Bandai sofubi that you can get of Ultraman and Godzilla, in terms of price. The colorways etc, are going to be experimental and insane!

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I sculpted the original with apoxy, a little sculpey, and some real rocks for the castle's "teeth" to keep the sculpt organic and irregular. I personally love the idea that the little rocks I picked up from Brighton beach are going to be immortalised in vinyl for all eternity.

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Unbox's experts in Hong Kong took a wax copy and made some minor changes to the sculpt for mold-ability etc.

Here's the backstory!


Hatano Hideharu, 1541 – June 25, 1579, was head of the Hatano clan, and successfully maintained independance against the impossible Might of Oda Nobunaga. For three years he and his clan hindered Nobunaga's march to Kyoto at Yagami Castle until he offered Nobunaga surrender, and was dishonorably executed.

His enraged spirit maintained itself in the stones of Yagami Castle, causing it to trmor, and deteriorate at a rapid speed. A thick, horrible electricity filled the halls of the castle, making it inhabitable. A proud caretaker remained for several decades alone, until the sound of breathing, living flesh in the walls became too terrible to take.

A year later, the castle was almost complete gone. Vanished. Old wives said they'd seen it slowly thundering through the forset, to the sea. No one believed them until now.

Hatano has returned.

Stone, flesh, muscle, monster, and cannons are destroying the best forces of the East Asian Experimental Mutagen Defence Force. Cannonballs rip through our cities and our best giantified martial artists are unable to offer any notable resistance.

What we can offer him to make him stop, we do not know. We must defeat him.

Japan besseches you, DIE! SHOGUNASTY!!!




DAY OF THE SLUG!

 

DROPPING JAN 5TH 2015! (store link at top!)

For the first time in so long with this one, I just had so much pure fun making these, I was almost loathe to do any "pimping", lest I stop enjoying it so much. But the way I'm releasing them is important I think, so here it is!




I want to make a minifigure that even though I'm making it by hand, I can sell at a price that makes it collectable enough to be a line, and with enough of a basic general concept that I can make infinite variants.
Day of the Slug will have 16 different sculpts coming out in year one - GUARANTEED! Unless I lose a hand or go to jail or something, I'll be releasing a set of 4 new figures every three months. If I get 1 person buying them or 100, whoever buys set one can be certain that 3 more sets are coming out in 2015. If it goes ok, I'll do the same every year thereafter! :)

I will make random batches of each sculpt in one-off and experimental colorways, these if you like, will be the "rare" figures. I will not be casting to order. If you see a weirdo in my store that hasn't been released in a standard run, you got a rare variant, at the cost of a normal.

The standard colors will be neon pink, yellow, black, clear yellow, green, white, blue, red, and purple. These are the colors you can order anytime in a value 4-pack. If I can find a reliable flesh pigment someday, that'll be an option too!

What's more, There's gonna be professionally produced glossy trading cards as an option with each figure! I want this to be as satisfying a collecting experience as I can pull off. Sculpting's part of it, casting's another, but making that moment someone opens the box genuinely exciting is what it's all about!

Intelligent slugs are not new to Earth. They're just small enough for us to not know about them. From the telekinetic deep sea nudibranch elders, to the hard-mantled terrestrial gastropod mollusc, their secrets are finally revealed - forcing them out into the open to live alongside, or battle mankind!!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Moribund. Time for the real Evil resin figures to get down.


  • Image of Moribund.
  • Image of Moribund.
  • Image of Moribund.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

BATTLE... GAZE... BACK FOR GOOD. SUNDAY!!

It's back. For good!
 
WHEN?!

They'll be available Sunday, right here: http://goodlegtoys.storenvy.com/

WHAT?!

These are articulated 5.5 action figures with accessories (yet to be revealed), with an astute focus on cocks/dicks. The universe and backstory is well established, and supporting artwork and literature will all be revealed over the coming weeks. 

Last month, I took all I had left of the original BattleGaze figures to Berlin, so I could spend a few days with Goodleg Toys.  We re-vamped the ideas, sculpts, and made molds with all new tooling and finishing to produce the figures that I didn't have the knowhow/time to, 3 years ago.



Even though I came up with the backstory and did the original sculpts, the look and quality of the figures is all thanks to the eye and knowhow of Goodleg Toys.

 WHY?!  WHY?!  WHY?!

There are lots of reasons Goodleg Toys and I wanted to do this. The main one being that the toys actually make us laugh out loud upon seeing them. The accessories and gimmicks that will be revealed on release simply flip on the fun-switch in my brain. It's a full commitment to the stupid ideas you have as a kid that make you laugh. Like the dirty cartoons that gave us poops and bogeys (British for "boogers) - the joke isn't funny until you make it real. And this is as real as it gets!

My favorite movie is Flesh Gordon II. I like intelligent humor, and it takes a lot of intelligence to do stupid humor right.

To summarise for our art-toy friends:
 It's a fucking big dick on a really well made action figure that looks kind of like He-man! Or if you prefer, it's a commentary on a fucking big dick on a really well made action figure that looks kind of like He-man!