Sunday, December 7, 2014

Rise of the Beasts Prototypes on eBay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261689778001http://www.ebay.com/itm/251745961250
Two Rise of the Beasts prototypes are on eBay now - they're getting expensive, but they're pretty slick (and I hope they might be the basis of a future mass-produced run someday).   Click here for the Scorpion, and click here for the Rhino.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Unlikeable Unicorn, Chaotic Ceratopsian, and Feckless Fruitfly Join Combat Creatures

http://www.shapeways.com/model/2912919/unlikeable-unicorn-colored-sandstone.html?materialId=26
Trent added more stuff to Shapeways! The newest Combat Creature is Unlikeable Unicorn, who looks like a lot of things we won't mention here for various reasons.  Joining her are Chaotic Ceratopsian and Feckless Fruitfly, each of which is around $16.50-$19.  Or 20% off, if you order in the next 50 minutes.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Rise of the Beasts Army Packs with Mail-In Figure Bundles

http://www.littlerubberguys.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=218096
The Rise of the Beasts line added a series of bundles today for your troop building needs.  The mail-in figures are bundled with a group of the standard figures, so if you want to pick which ones you get you can snag them - the catch is that you have to buy 10 of a figure, but for customizing this might not be a bad move.  Click here for more details and click here to order yours.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Review: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Metallic Black Rhino with Grey Paint

Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Metallic Black Rhino with Grey Paint Action Figures
I'm a sucker for small, simple toys - especially when they're cheap or weird quasi-artisanal things. Bal Kharn - Metallic Black Rhino with Grey Paint is the first mass-produced painted version of this mold to go on sale, and it's pretty nice - much like the scorpion, the paint applications are pretty amazing, even for the Glyos factory. It's a small, 60mm-scale toy but it's worth noting that these tiny eyes and the nose horn are tough to paint well. The Glyos factory seems to have paint masks down to a science, while other miniature toys (even the original Battle Beasts could get pretty sloppy here and there. Perhaps it's the smaller runs, or a stricter attention to quality control where the savings are passed along to you.
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Friday, November 14, 2014

On Sale Now: Rise of the Beasts Wave 1

http://littlerubberguys.storenvy.com/
The Little Rubber Guys Store has gone live with the first batch of Rise of the Beasts.   3 mono color versions and 1 painted version can be bought right now.  The gold and silver painted figures are mail-in premiums, send in 10 stickers and you'll get a random one for free.  (They are stunning.)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Cahriv - Metallic Black Scorpion with Orange Paint


Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Cahriv - Metallic Black Scorpion with Orange Paint Action FiguresOne of the advantages of covering small lines is that the people behind them, at times, are super cool and will sell figures to the press early. The Cahriv - Metallic Black Scorpion with Orange Paint is the only painted Scorpion on sale to the general public, but there are a grand total of five of this guy so far. There's a gold promo figure (reviewed here) in addition to an unpainted flesh figure, an unpainted black metallic figure, plus two more mail-away figures - a silver figure with painted bits, and a black figure with painted bits. They're pretty stunning.

This figure goes on sale on November 15.

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