Sunday, 31 March 2013

Toys Are Us art show exclusives,Toycon UK, Galvanize Creative, Mystwarriors, and UNBOX!!!

Maybe we shouldn't blow all our beans at once but it's tough finding time to blog, so here's a big tough read!


Bigmantoys' grim beast of a post-apocalytpic 80s scrolling beat 'em up street-punk is debuting at two shows next weekend - An open colorway special advance drop will be happening at Toycon UK, and the day before at the Rockford Art Deli, there'll be a limited colorway of 4 acid edition Aboboids and 4 acid edition Saplings!

We've got LOADS going on for London Toycon (as part of the Disarticulators) but I'm very honored to be appearing the talent i'm such a big fan of at the Toys Are Us show.

There's the stuff for Rockford - hope it gets there!


Also it looks like it's safe to drop the news on some other collabs. Galvanize Creative is getting a run of 70s sci-fi inspired 4" figs made by bigmantoys. It's been in the making for a while and only now does it looks like the winds of fate are in our favor. Cold conditions in the studio and some shit that to be honest, has created legitimate white hairs on heads have f'd with production viciously. So we've moved stuff back in house, drilled, hammered, purchased etc to the point where the home studio should suffice, and the heavy workload can start unhindered.

Here's a little teaser of the head, undomed as of yet, which is also a farm. A lifetime of DNA has gone into this fig and it's going to be good seeing it done. To really fit in with it's 70s stylings, there will be real metal parts to the finished fig. It's Micronauts, Adventure People, Silent Running, Space Playmobil, and Palitoy Action Force all rolled into one.


Don't ask how a miscreant compulsive mast... Don't ask how Bigmantoys got involved with Unbox Industries, it's just happening. I think it's a sense of fun shared and a lack of cynicism (if only regarding toys) that would be the main ingredient to this action packed vinyl broth.

Yes vinyl. VINYL!!

The Disarticulators x Unbox are working on some sick vinyl stuff! Details are limited for now but the sculpting's begun. Go mental is the basic ethos of this series (or whatever it is) so that's what's happening. For toys and fun.

Unbox Treegarrs!

As we'll be at the Unbox table at Toycon, which is every bit a showcase as it is a place to buy stuff, it seemed like a good time to get some ideas did with the Treevil One that have been fatansised about for a long time - this is the Unbox Black Metal Collection. Made while listening to the Wolves in The Throneroom discography.


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Triple drop this month! Treegarr Saplings, Aboboid, and NUCLEARMAN~!


Ok, so you may be aware, on the minifigures side of things, I work in a trio with Zectron and Trutek as the collaborative group, the Disarticulators.

Here's our brand new collaborative blog!:

So far, we've got out awesome Tiny Terrors From the Deep 3 pack (coming to the internet shopper soon!) and Zectron's release figure for the Break Fighters series, Beard-fist, as well as the ridiculous masterpiece, Kesh-e-face.

Working with Zectron (sculptor of the Critter and Beardfist) is obviously a daunting task. His sculpting is among the best in the indie toy (art toy, bootleg, whatever you like to call it) scene. I might never be able to sculpt as clean as him. But I can sculpt like I can draw, and I draw mean and dirty! Beard-fist needs a big boss-level bad guy to fight. He needs...


...............ABOBOID (his belt buckle is a gamepad) !!!!!

Hyper mutated kidnapping street punk boss!! He'll smack your girlfriend on the ASS!!!
And taunt you about it!! (select button)

He is a mishmash of different scrolling beat 'em up influences. I've basically taken all the elements I like out of Final Fight, Double Dragon, Rival Turf, and Streets of Rage, and given them a slightly more modern twist. Think Abobo from Double Dragon meets Blanka (not scrolling, I know) and 50 Cent and mutate them into one.

 I asked around about this and the MOhawk vs NoHawk debate raged moderately for a day on Facebook. So I decided to include a Mohawk in the pack, to give people the option of glueing it on if they want one. This also allows for some sweet mixing of colors. Look at that....
I'm not a great painter so i've shipped a couple off to see what paint-pros can do with him. This is one of the ways I imagine him in full color.

I won't be the only person casting Aboboid. TruTek will be doing him too!

In the meantime, here are the EXCLUSIVE HYPER ACID HOLOGLITTER MARBLE editions you'll be able to pick up at the Rockford Art Deli's 'Toys are Us' show, put together by Killer Bootlegs man, Pete Wheatstraw goral.

They are going to appear alongside  the first of the new wave of Treegarr Saplings in the same exclusive colorway/

Them Saplings sold out so quick last time. And what with the HUGE turn in the evolution of Treegarr happening next month, I thought there should be many more Saplings to celebrate. These are the first of many. But only ones to ever be made in this colorway.


The first and limited deluxe edition of NUCLEARMAN will drop in about a week. He's largely inspired by alien fighting, steroid consuming, ass kicking FPS characters from the late 90s.
Let me tell you about this.

The first 10 will be flesh. There will only ever be 10 flesh, and they will all come with a deluxe, super swish crystal case with built-in diorama packaging and glittery night sky background. They house the figure beautifully and really fit the mood of the thing. The 90s brick texture, the barbed wire, the stainless steel walkway. This is a real complete package of kick ass!

These were HELL to make and I swear i'll never do it again! They took so many full evenings, I felt sick. Worth it to see it happen, but I won't want to make a habit out of it!

Friday, 1 March 2013


Coming VERY soon - the baddest ass ever to brandish an uzi - in MUSCLE form!

The first minifigure to use Bigmantoys' patended TooMuchHardWork (TM) packaging format. Making these boxes sucks. But owning them? Owning them ROCKS!