The ABC's of Trendmasters: Manda & Kamacuras

Manda Design Cover

Hello, again!  Wow!  It has been a while since I posted.  It has also been a while since I cleaned out the boards.  Man, that is a lot of spam!

Anyway, on to the main event!  As many of you know, I'm something of a Trendmasters fetishist fanboy.  I've always wanted to share my love of this brand and these figures with everyone by posting all I have available.  This stems from the utter lack of Trendmasters information and photos available while I was hunting down the rare 10" Biollante and beyond.

Sadly, I am also increadibly lazy.  So I have been hoping to release some design sheets from Trendmasters when a system to view them was implemented on the site, but have yet to begin the reader system, here.

I was informed that someone was selling copies of these design sheets on eBay, copies that may have been printed from my own scans.  That doesn't sit well with me, but I have no one to blame but myself for delaying the wide release of these for years, now.

With this series of articles, I hope to give you all some insight into the inner workings of the Trendmaster design process.  For instance, why the hell did the TM guys call these design packets "ABC's"?  The answer comes from a different time: "Design packets sound too gay!"  And thus, ABC's stuck from 1993 on through the rest of Trendmaster's life.

For this first round of releases, I'd like to present Manda and Kamacuras: two figures that never saw release.  Although, Kamacuras seems to have made it to resin form for the 1996 Toy Fair as part of the ill-fated Doom Island lineup.

TMDesign-Kamacuras sm4inch-Kamacuras

So, here they are, ready for you do download and share for absolutely free.  Please spread the good word and keep this information in the open for everyone.  I will post more packets, soon.  Sorry for the long delay.