BLOG DESIGN - Big Thanks to Ugly Club member Graham Schneider for the righteous pixel art! Graham is working on a retro game concept and other radness - have look at his current site where he's sharing his work!

Also check out the Tenacious Toys' webstore and One Up (toy shop in Akihabara, Tokyo) for some RAMPAGE goodies now and again.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

MORE NEWNESS!

First of all, a huge thank you to all who grabbed one of the new Woo figures and/or a set of the new RAMPAGE x GRAVY Brodar figures - Morel Black and Paleo Don!  Woo has sold out (yay, thank you all!), and I have put in the request for the GID casts of Morel and Don.  Those who ordered can expect shipping to happen before the end of August ^_^

Second, and it's nutty to already have this news to share - there are MORE new dudes on the way - and in the production time-line just in time to make their debut appearance at RAMPAGE STUDIOS in July!  Actually, this is a whopper of a news blast now that I think of it - so have a seat and have a read and  then rejoice with me!

First of all, it's been a while in the making, but RAMPAGE and GRUMBLE TOY have finally teamed up on a production project!  GRUMBLE Chris sent me a teeny tiny version of his mega cute Chubby Tough, and the molds and some vinyl are now waiting for me in Tokyo!  Check out this adorable fellah, who I'm dubbing 'Tiny Tough':



There will also be a teeny tiny tank (even smaller than the existing RAMPAGE tiny tank) that this little cat can board for maximum (albeit tiny) destruction!  Hopefully I'll get some test shots in hand in the next couple of weeks - so I can play a bit and share some more pictures (keep and eye on Instagram!).

Next up - and this has happened so amazingly quickly - I'm super excited to reveal a project that is pretty big-time and downright awesome-sauce:  The RAMPAGE x KONATSUYA Ugly Onicorn!

Here's the new mold:



and here's the toy (test shots)!



I haven't gotten these in hand yet unfortunately.  The timing of my current adventure in good ol' America and an unfortunate box going astray has meant that I won't be able to hold and truly get a grasp on the awesomeness of these figures (or the Tiny Toughs) until July 2nd.

But, here's the story on these (in bulleted form for max info in min verbage):

*Based on the original RAMPAGE Ugly Unicorn

*Redesigned (illustrated) by KONATSU  ('Oni' translated to devil or demon - this is a Japanese 'Oni' stryled version of the Ugly Unicorn)

*Sculpted by TTToy in Tokyo

*Produced in superior awesome quality Japanese sofubi in Tokyo

***RELEASING on July 22nd at RAMPAGE STUDIOS during the 3 day KONATSU ON A RAMPAGE EVENT!!!

Yep - Konatsu will be back at RAMPAGE STUDIOS for a second time - this time for an opening night event and Saturday/Sunday exhibition.  The show will feature Konatsu and RAMPAGE painted figures, new releases (The above new figures) and artwork by the amazingly talented illustrator, KONATSU-SAN!

So, that's a lot of info, and all super exciting to share!  Thanks for reading, and thanks again to all for your continued interest and support!

-RT

Saturday, June 4, 2016

RAMPAGE x GRAVY and RAMPAGE ULTRA KAIJU WOO!!!

Hey People!

Well, with the announcement of the big upcoming move all out of the way, it's time to move on to some new stuff!  There are a couple projects that have been LONG in the works that I am finally ready to offer up for sale, and both will be in the RAMPAGE webshop for pre-order (August shipment) this coming Saturday, 6/11, at 8PM EST (as I am on the East Coast of the USA ^_^).

So, here's the new stuff - YAY!

1) RAMPAGE TOYS x GRAVY TOYS (Bwana Spoons!) -the newest SONS of BRODAR - Paleo Don and Morel Black!!!  Blank GID 2-figure sets available for open pre-order!  Pre-order will begin on 6/11 at 8PM (EST) and will run until 6/19.  This will be an unlimited pre-order for these (pictured as flesh test shots):












Each figure is 7 parts with a 2 part club omake!  The majority of the joints on these guys are interchangeable with the joints on the other figures in the Sons of Brodar Series.  Loads of fun!  The club bits on the clubs can also be changed out for any of the parts that fit as hands/fists!

Design and sculpt work on these duders was done collaboratively and/or separately (varies part by part) by myself and Bwana.  Production (wax, etc.) was handled by me at RAMPAGE studios in Tokyo.

Morel Black, designed by BWANA, comes armed with Stone Club and 3-BARREL DEATHRAY HAND!  Paleo Don, designed by RAMPAGE (that's me!), comes armed with engraved skull stone club of doom (!) and 3 faced VOLCANO MOUNTAIN LAVA GUN!  Both figures are dressed to kill in a most dapper suit and bow-tie.  Classy!

Each 2-figure set, cast in GID sofubi and coming bagged with (yet non-existent) header cards, will be $95 (plus EMS shipping cost - from Japan).  Production, assembly and shipping is slated for completion by the end of August.


Also on offer next Saturday:


2) RAMPAGE ULTRA KAIJU SERIES - WOO!!!

After a series of delays, and then a batch of bad timing, it's FINALLY time to release this wintry kaiju into the wild!  Just in time for Summer :-P





This is the newest addition to the RAMPAGE TOYS x MARMIT Ultra Kaiju Series.  Sofubi Figure measures roughly 5 inches in height, with articulation at the head and arms.  Also comes with a tiny tiny (smaller than 1 inch) YUKI-CHAN omake!  Seemed due-time that this figure came with its proper companion character ^_^

These will be $45 (plus EMS shipping from Japan) each.  This will be a limited pre-order.  As with the Morel Black and Paleo Don order, all Woo orders will also be assembled, painted (as shown in the above photographs) and shipped before the end of August.

Thanks for checking the blog!  -RT