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February 4, 2013

Iron Man Mode Blog Child's Play Fundraiser


The fine folks over at the Iron Man Mode Blog are raising funds for that most charitable of charities, Penny Arcade's Child's Play.  For those unfamiliar, Child's Play "seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game industry and the power of play".

Last year they raised just shy of $5.1 million that goes directly to helping kids.  Even a buck makes a difference so dig into your PayPal accounts and send 'em something if you can.

- Ahren

The H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series: Wave 1 general release this Friday!

"Following the limited release debut at the Rampage Studios opening show last month, Tru:Tek of Man-E-Toys is proud to finally present the standard 'Flesh' H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series Wave 1! Featuring 10 mini figure designs kit-bashed, customised and originally sculpted from a diverse selection of the art toy scene's finest, the 1"-2.5" tall M.U.S.C.L.E x MOTU inspired pieces have all been cast in an authentic keshi-style flexible rubber by Tru:Tek. Initially limited to a run of 40, the little guys will be offered up blind-boxed in gashapon capsules complete with mini laminated stat card, faux safety/collectors leaflet and H.U.S.T.L.E button (not pictured). Joining the 'singles' release, Tru:Tek will also be dropping an extremely limited amount of the previously released H.U.S.T.L.E Battle Pack, which will once again package 4 figures (2 from Tru:Tek and 2 randomly assorted) with a custom H.U.S.T.L.E wrestling ring."

Specific release details:
Release date: Friday, February 8th at 9pm GMT (London time)

H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series Wave 1 singles:
Price: $15 plus shipping ($35 for 3)
Edition size: 40
Material: Urethane Rubber

H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series Wave 1 Battle Pack:
Price: $50 plus shipping
Edition size: 5
Material: PVC/Urethane Rubber

Participating Artists: Tru:Tek, Rampage Toys, Killer Bootlegs, Brutherford Industries, Nama Niku, Taylored Curiosites, Manny X and Hungry Imp.
PLUS!!! To coincide with with the first anniversary of Man-E-Toys this month, we will also be releasing an EXTREMELY limited batch of H.U.S.T.L.E figures in some super-crazy one-off colourways! Expect a full reveal later in the week…

Zombie Bots by Mostly Harmless

I extremely love the Punker, amazing job. I own a custom from this guy and he has an insane good quality. For only 50 dollars (shipped, also international) he is making a Zombie Bot for you. Just send him a message:

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"Leafy" and "Nuggyeaters"

The latest 3 inch Dunny's from Ian Ziobrowski...
"Leafy" 3 inch custom dunny... I dare you to challenge him to the gas mask... One of the more serious smokers in NUGGLIFE. If hes not blazed, then he's wrapped up in gas mask daze.... 

 "Nuggyeaters" 3 inch custom dunnys..

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      - Don P

All Stitched Up by Carson Catlin

Another hottie for the Art Without Borders show, this time from Carson Catlin!

All Stitched Up was created for the "Art Without Borders" show being put on by Art Whino. The challenge was to create something based on a medical theme. My choice was to use the 8" dunny platform with the iconic red cross on its head. The cross was extracted along with all the other pieces. A coat of red paint inside with a bright white exterior followed along with a medical theme. To tie it all together I used red thread and reattached the red cross from earlier. One my favorite pieces. It will retail at $600.00 USD (a portion of the proceeds will go to Doctors Without Boarders) at Art Whino on February 23rd.
For more info please go to:
Art Without Borders

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      - Don P 

"Happiness Is..." Exhibition of Eric Wirjanata Works

Tree House Kemang in Indonesia will be hosting a print exhibition of "Thunderpanda" Eric Wirjanata's work, opening this February 9th.

Thunderpands works in both print-based media and toys, as well as Tshirts of his own design with Society6, often inspired to design and print edgy pop-culture references, cute & grim looking characters, creatures and robots.

"Happiness is..." a night of great music, free drinks, and engaging artworks. If you're local to the area, be sure to put Tree House Kemang on your itinerary for February 9th, 21:00PM.
If you can't make the opening, you can still follow Thunderpanda's updates on Facebook and Twitter @_thunderpanda_

Abif The Mason by WuzOne

Another "fresh" one! This looks impressive!


8" Abif The Mason is a custom to Art Without Borders Charity Show in Washington D.C. 100% hand painted using spray paint, acrilycs, markers and finally clear coat varnish. Limited only to one piece. Signed and numbered.
Art Without Borders is an international initiative by Pranay Parikh and Mawuli Dzirasa to help raise awareness and funds for international organizations providing humanitarian aid across the glob. The 20% of of the proceeds go to Doctors Wihtout Borders.

Opening show: February 23rd, 2013 from 8-11PM in Art Whino Gallery.

More info:

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A Ring Around A Rosie

Hugh Rose just uploaded these awesome Mini Munny's. Excellent work, love them!

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      - Don P 

Dopevinyl releases Bearchamps from Jc Rivera

These awesome Bearchamps will be for sale soon...

These Bearchamps are releasing on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 7pm PST (10PM EST) for $100 plus shipping. These will release in dopevinyl's store:

omfg customs by turboPISTOLA

turboPISTOLA presents his new custom OMFG figures that are dropping on Mon, Feb 4 at 9pm eastern U.S. time here: STORE Each one comes in a hand made and block printed box, and no 2 boxes are alike. The Wintergreen series is painted over the Tenacious toys white figures, and the Possession editions are dyed and painted over the Ice edition from Solar Color Dust. Prices range from $20-$25.Hope you like them and grab them fast!

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Dave Webb x outsmART originals: DECORUM T-Shirt Release

DECORUM by Dave Webb

Known for his incredibly detailed and sometimes strange custom art toys, Dave Webb has also created some amazing 2D art as well. Decorum, taken from an original design from 2007 is now being released as a discharged printed t-shirt for that classic vintage feel and look for comfort and fit. Shipping in mid-February – this tee will be available for both men and women in sizes up to 5XL.

And as a bonus ( a tradition with outsmART originals ) – with every preorder made – customers will be automatically entered for a chance to win an original custom 4″ Munny from the artist! This original will be made exclusively for this giveaway and will surely make one lucky customer the envy of all.

So reserve yours today at our online store at or head over to

**An additional note - preorders for this tee will also be eligible for the WEEKLY WIN contest which ends February 1st - where we will be giving away 150 random mini figures to 3 lucky customers - but hurry - only orders through February 1st will count!

For wholesale info - contact us at

Preorder Art Hustle Series 3 tonight

Art Hustle Series 3 will be available for preorder tonight in our shop! You can buy packs at $4 each or a full case of 36 packs at $144. Free shipping within the US for all case purchases.

Chuck Berry & Coco by Bash

Love this one so much, hit Bash up for a Mascot, he has some in stock!

Coco loves to eat sweet berries! That's why she loves to pick Chuck's brains.

Chuck Berry is a wooden boy that lives in the woods of Nersville and is born without a great head of leaves, so his berries are always in the open.

With Coco
stealing his berries... he constantly has to find new ones to keep his head and stay alive! 

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Buddha Android by Troymartinart

Troymartinart is planning a series of these guys, hit him up. Heard that he sold this one in seconds!

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SquareFrogDesigns launches his 2nd Micro series

Another stunning series from SquareFrogDesigns, pre-order your Micro Munny now!

So close now to complete. If you purchased series 1 and would like to pre order these befor release on 11th email me at

You can find series 1 here:

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      - Don P 

DOTD Bot by MaloApril

The round eyes on the Bot are a great touch, lobe them. Great work!

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      - Don P