Friday, December 30, 2011

Rampage Toys x Imps and Monsters The Manotaur Vinyl Figure

Rampage Toys x Imps and Monsters Manotaur Sculpt

Jon Malmstedt (of Rampage Toys) is teaming up with Justin Hillgrove (of Imps and Monsters) to release a very cool new Japanese vinyl figure, the Manotaur! The sculpt, which you can see above, was done by Justin, and a wax mold is already being worked on in Japan so production on this awesome new figure can get underway. The Blot loves the design of the Manotaur…he’s just the right mix of cute and deadly monster that would make a welcome additional to my ever-growing toy collection. I was also excited to find out he’ll be a whopping 8 inches tall! That’s one big Sofubi figure.

Rampage Toys x Imps and Monsters Manotaur Vinyl Figure Concept Artwork

Jon and Justin are aiming for a spring release, hopefully at Imps and Monsters’ Emerald City Comic-Con booth in Seattle! Jon will be painting the releases, and both Justin and Jon will be hosting sales of the figure on their respective websites. Also expect small and unique painted runs on occasion form both artists! The Blot is pretty excited about this new figure and I’m really looking forward to seeing the final product.

The Manotaur’s Origin: The Manotaur roams the world in search of something he can’t quite remember. In fact, ever since he invited that fire spirit into his head he’s had trouble concentrating on anything other than catering to his countless neuroses and consuming anything with the word “gummy” in the description. In any case, he’s pretty sure he’s forgetting something really important..."
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