Wednesday 1 April 2020

BMT - Not dead. More like cocooned.

I live in Japan now. In a small apartment with a full-time job and professional wrestling on weekends.

About 18 months ago, it became clear that I wouldn't be able to afford the rent on BMT studios (a large bungalow in the countryside with lots of sheds) without getting a lodger in. I did that twice and they each took turns ruining the place. It made it impossible to work properly at home. During this time, I got paid to come back to Japan for a reunion tour with my old wrestling company and felt like it was fate that I come back.

Between then and now I spent a few months between addresses, staying occasionally with Luke at Goodleg/Underworld Muscle in Germany and working on our Wo-Dan project, using the buck I sculpted for the PAGAN line. I also had 2 of my more successful ideas ripped off within a month of their release and realised that the Instagram movement for likes-at-any-cost is only getting worse and collectors do not care. I don't blame them - it's not the consumers job to have an interest in the history behind an idea.

Anyway, I'm still doing digital modelling commissions here and there, and as toymaking is my happy place, I will be producing again myself or getting into mass production as soon as logistics allow. I am perpetually on that mission.

That's what's going on, in case you were interested :)

You can follow the bigmantoys twitter in case you'd like to keep up to date on my wrestling adventures.


  1. Glad you're back. Look forward to seeing new projects.

  2. Thanks matey! The flame won't die!