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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Yeti Mountain Bound” Microbus sofubi from Aya Kakeda x Tomenosuke…

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Japanese artist Aya Kakeda has once again teamed up with Tomenosuke for the release of the second colorway of her debut sofubi, the adorable“Yeti Mountain Bound” Microbus! Standing at around 6.5″ tall, the gorgeous wheeled figure features a unique baby toy-inspired design, featuring working wheels on the base, plus 5 fully detachable and interchangeable micros riding on the back. Produced in an unpainted clear blue soft vinyl this time around – once again limited to just 30 pieces – the unique looking figure will be available via preorder through the Tomenosuke store right here on Christmas day (12/25) at 11am Japan time, coming in at an estimated 11,500yen ($99) plus shipping… Here’s hoping for a fully painted edition soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Fra Diavolo resin figure from Healeymade…

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Marking a brief side-step from his regular 3.75″ work, Healeymade has just revealed his latest 5.5″ resin figure, the jaw-dropping Fra Diavolo! Rather aptly translating from French as “Brother Devil” – the nickname given to notorious Neapolitan guerrilla leader Michele Pezza – the stunning MOTU-scaled piece has been meticulously kit-bashed and re-sculpted from various vintage action figures, coming cast in a mesmerising pink and black swirled resin for this debut release. Offering the perfect chance to spend that Christmas cash that’ll no doubt be burning a hole in your pocket over the weekend, Fra Diavolo will be touching down in the Healeymade store on Boxing Day (12/26) at an undisclosed time. Keep track of the Healeymade Instagram feed here for full details on the drop later in the week…

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Blue-Rub GID” Alien sofubi from Super7 x Secret Base…

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Brian Flynn over at Super7 has just revealed that another round of Alien sofubi will be up for grabs this week just in time for the Holidays! Collaboratively produced alongside Secret Base, the 4.5″ tall figure has been designed and sculpted to look like a classic Poppy sofubi mini, this time around cast in a GID soft vinyl with a blueprint-effect blue rub and that all-important clear dome. Due to touch down in super-limited numbers at both theSecret Base and Super7 stores on Tuesday, December 23rd at an unspecified time, interested parties can expect to pay around $50 plus shipping for the piece. Keep track of both the Secret Base and Super7 Instagram feeds for exact drop details soon…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Necrolossus mini figure from Ironhaus Productions x Unbox Industries revealed…

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As promised in our coverage of Tru:Tek’s Sunobite a couple of days back, we can now bring you details of the fourth and final figure to feature in Unbox Industries‘ upcoming “Strange Monsters” mini figure series… the Necrolossus from Ironhaus Productions! Standing at an oversized 2.5″ tall, the Jimmy Rommel-sculpted beast encapsulates the Ironhaus aesthetic to a tee, featuring a wonderfully dynamic pose surmounted by a swathe of pulsing muscle and sharp teeth. To be produced alongside the previously revealed Tug-O-War, Shogu-Nasty and Sunobite, the Necrolossus is due to come in a unique, keshi-like slosh cast soft vinyl, a medium we’re sure you guys are just as interested in checking out as us! With a debut release slated for as early as the end of December, you can be sure that as soon as a release for these has been confirmed, you guys will be the first in the know…

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The Necrolossus backstory-

“Man’s reliance on nuclear power, ultimately, was the very dependency that would destroy everything. Humanity was notorious for it’s avarice. Every enterprise known to man employed penny-shaving tactics in business, and construction was certainly no stranger to that principle. When a construction company won a bid for a Pacific shoreline reactor, the cost-cutting practices went in effect immediately, affecting everything from materials to staffing. The job was finished before deadline and far under budget, resulting in promotions for those in charge of the project, and a hefty profit for those financially invested in it. Things were good… For a while… The cheap materials and rushed craftsmanship didn’t hold up for long, as five years later, the reactor was put to the test during a meltdown… And the reactor failed, miserably. What came next was expected, and unstoppable…

Death. On a grand scale. Radiation touched everything within a 50 mile radius, polluted the waters, and poisoned the air. The irradiated and necrotic flesh of not only the humans that died in the area, but every living thing in the area, gained a hive-like sentience and began to reconstitute itself. The aggregate monster took pieces of destroyed buildings, automobiles, trains, and whatever else it needed to create a corporeal form. The moment it learned to stand, the colossus made out of radioactive death emptied it’s lungs and nuclear effluvia filled the skies. Cable news media named it “The Necrolossus”, and he stomped towards civilization looking to feast…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Candy Crush” Sleepwalker (Nimbus) micro run from Topheroy x Kurobokan…

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Kurobokan have teamed up with Topheroy for the third official colorway of Paulus Hyu‘s Sleepwalker (Nimbus) sofubi, proudly presenting the “Candy Crush” edition! Limited to a run of just 10 pieces this time around, each of the 6.5″ tall French bulldogs have been produced in a clear soft vinyl, coming in a selection of 3 different colorways painted by Toph; clear blue/purple, purple/red and a stunning rainbow fade. Due to touch down in the Kurobokan store on Friday, January 2nd at 10pm Pacific time for $95 each, we’ve been told that full sets will be guaranteed to those who order 3 pieces…

MAN-E-NEWS// New “Clear” Errants sofubi minis from UhOh Toys…

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UhOh Toys have just released an all-new round of Errants sofubi minis in their online store! Consisting of 3 2.5″ tall designs; a scientist owl, a cowboy bull and a space faring lizard, the adorable 2 part figures have been produced in a clear soft vinyl this time around, coming filled with tinsel and painted in a mix of bright blue, pink and gold sprays. Limited to just 5 sets, the “Clear” Errants can be found right here via preorder for just $35 a set plus shipping. Delivery is planned for some point in January 2015…

MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s unpainted GID FAKE BARON sofubi at Toy Underground…

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Dropping just in time for Christmas, Awesome Toy‘s FAKE BARON figure has finally seen its first official unpainted run through the Toy Underground store! Heavily inspired by a collection of Pachi (bootleg) Red Baron menko cards from the 70′s, the stunning vintage-styled figure stands at just shy of 9.5″ tall, coming cast in a glorious glow-in-the-dark soft vinyl for this release. Priced at a very reasonable $70 plus shipping, super-limited supplies of the figure can be found in the store right here

MAN-E-NEWS// The Stan Hansen “Bad Call” sofubi from Waruiko…

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A true legend of wrestling across both the States and in Japan, crazy cowboy Stan Hansen is the next brawler to feature in Waruiko’s ongoing “Bad Call” series! Joining the previously released Umanosuke Ueda, the stunning 4″ figure has been sculpted by Gargamel in the classic keshi/eraser wrestler style, the 2-part piece has been produced in a red soft vinyl for its debut, coming complete with vintage metallic blue spot sprays. Currently up for preorder through the “Fat Moes” Yahoo Japan store right here, Stan will set you back just 4,104yen plus shipping. Expect delivery from early January 2015…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Sunobite mini figure from Tru:Tek x Unbox Industries revealed…

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Following our reveal of Zectron’s Tug-O-War and Bigmantoys’ Shogu-Nasty over the past week, we proudly bring you details of the third figure in Unbox Industries‘ upcoming “Strange Monsters” mini figure series… Sunobite from Man-E-Toys editor and fellow Disarticulator, Tru:Tek! A nightmarish mix of both rikishi (sumo) and Hellraiser’s most fearsome Cenobite – the Chatterer – the oversized 2.5″ tall keshi was designed by Tru:Tek with rendering handled by Unbox. To be produced alongside the other two previously revealed figures as well as one more from an as yet unconfirmed artist – more on them very soon – Sunobite is due to come in a unique, keshi-like slosh cast soft vinyl, a medium we’re extremely interested in checking out! With a debut release slated for as early as the end of December, you can be sure that as soon as a release for these has been confirmed, you guys will be the first in the know…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Kobusuke and Suigin-Kun sofubi minis from Jungle…

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In celebration of the opening of their new “Artist Collection” Instagram account, the guys over at Japanese toy retailer and producer Jungle have revealed that they will be unleashing 2 all-new figures in-store this weekend! Pictured above, the creepy-yet-cute Kobusuke features a unique 3-part tripod design, coming in a choice of both orange and light blue soft vinyl with both blank and painted options available for 2160yen ($18) and 3780yen ($32) respectively. Joining Kobusuke, Jungle will also be unleashing the oozing alien, Suigin-Kun. Once again available in 2 different colorways for it’s first release, customers will have the choice of clear with internal silver sprays for 3240yen ($27), or mixed GID with silver sprays for 3780yen ($32). Whilst release details are still thin on the ground at present, we’re guessing that the pair will be up for grabs in the Jungle store alongside Skulltula’s postponed Gaikochu release (pictured below) this coming Sunday, December 21st at 1pm Japan time…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Cure Toy’s Ukkariman sticker series revealed…

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In a follow-up to our recent reveal of the Ukkariman sofubi, creators Cure Toys have just announced a companion Bikkuriman-style sticker series that will drop ahead of the toys in early 2015! Offering up a total of 6 different designs along with 2 chases across alternative A and B sets, the authentic 1.5″ x 1.5″ holographic stickers feature the previously revealed Fungah, King Devil and Giant Ghoul, alongside 2 versions of Jame’s Groman’s Brainbug and Pumpkin Head amongst others. Whilst specific release details remain unclear at the moment, it would appear that we’ll be seeing these in the West courtesy of Lullubell Toys at some point in January. Stay tuned for more news on the stickers – and more importantly, the toys! – in the near future…

MAN-E-NEWS// New Gargamel Gacha micros at Angel Abby…

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Angel Abby are proud to reveal that they’ve secured a fresh batch of Gargamel‘s Gacha sofubi micros! Featuring a whole slew of popular Gargamel characters in miniaturised form, including Smogon, Hujili’s Ghost, Killer and the Helper, the figures are being offered up blind-bagged, with a selection of unpainted black, hand painted and chase clears up for grabs. Available either as a set of 10 for just $75, 5 for $40 or 1 for $8, all 3 buying options can currently be found in the Angel Abby store right here whilst supplies last…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Paul Kaiju’s “Millennial Monster” King Jinx at Fig-X…

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Debuting at the recent Rampage Studios Holiday Extravaganza, Paul Kaiju x Fig-Lab‘s “Millennial Monster” King Jinx is now up for grabs online! Produced in the standard “MM” white soft vinyl complete with detail hugging black rub and red hand painted accents, the towering 10″ tall monstrosity is joined by a matching “Screaming Siren” omake/idol. Priced at just 18,000yen ($152) plus shipping, the very last of the run can be found in the Fig-X store right here

MAN-E-NEWS// The Fat Cute Soldier gachapon minis from Panda’s Den…

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Having garnered a huge amount of attention over their Green Green Army gachapon figures – check them here if you haven’t already – Panda’s Den have just revealed that a follow-up series will be touching down early next year, the Fat Cute Soldiers! Once again heavily inspired by the classic “cheap toy” army men figures of old, the series of 8 designs; Calorie Boy, Honey Sniper, Fat Bear, Sugar Ball, Sweet Killer, Oily Joe, Big Mad Mac and Coffee Breaker, stand at around 2″-2.75″ each, coming cast in a deep green PVC with removable display base. Due for release across Asia in February 2015, the Fat Cute Soldiers will set you back just 200yen ($2) a piece- here’s hoping we can smuggle a few over to the West at some point!

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MAN-E-NEWS (UPDATED)// The blank red and green Koningu sofubi from Ummikko…

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Monkey 3000 over at Ummikko has just revealed that his Koningu sofubi is set to return just in time for Christmas for a special Holiday release! Standing at around 5.5″ tall and featuring 3 points of articulation, the awesome vintage-style ape is due to come in both unpainted red and GID green soft vinyl with an estimated price of around $50 each plus shipping. Exact release details are still thin on the ground at the moment, so be sure to head over here and get signed up to the Ummikko newsletter to be the first in the know about the drop…

UPDATE// The “Christmas Apples” Koningus will be going on sale in the Ummikko store this coming Sunday, December 21st at 4pm CET for just $40 plus shipping each.

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Milky Purple” Slugbeard lottery from Paul Kaiju x Toy Art Gallery…

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Toy Art Gallery is proud to present the latest “Milky Purple” edition of Paul Kaiju’s sea dwelling kaiju, Slugbeard! Standing at an impressive 10” tall and 10” wide, the beast comes complete with multiple points of articulation and an omake wrecking ball attached with a real metal chain. Produced in an unpainted milky clear purple soft vinyl for the release, Slugbeard will be up for grabs via the usual lottery system for $165 a pop. Anyone interested in entering will need to e-mail sales@toyartgallery.com with “Slugbeard Lottery” as the subject along with both your PayPal address and shipping info. The lottery is set to run from Friday, December 19th at 12pm Pacific through to Monday, December 22nd at 12pm Pacific, so be sure to get your e-mail over in the specified time slot to secure your entry!

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Hell Raiser” Night Gamer #1 from Plaseebo…

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Artist Bob Conge aka Plaseebo has just revealed the first in a series of Night Gamer customs inspired by Clive Barker’s cult Hell Raiser movies! Taking on one of the series most gruesome Cenobites, the Chatterer, this one-of-a-kind piece has been produced in a mix of “peach” flesh and “leather” black soft vinyl this time around, coming with a mop of mangey white hair, rotten inset teeth and an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries. Signed and dated by the artist, “It” will be going on sale in the Plaseebo store next Monday, December 22nd for $550 plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Star Case’s Gull Meyer Governor S-3 sofubi revealed…

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Japanese Star Wars fan site and retailer Star Case have just revealed that their hilarious bootleg sofubi line Space Convoy is set to return with the third edition of Darth knock-off, Gull Meyer Governor! Once again produced in a matt black soft vinyl, the crudely sculpted Dark Lord of the Convoy has been treated to a crimson paint app inspired by the Red Guard and Darth Maul this time around, coming complete with a hand cut white vinyl cape and packaged in a vintage garage kit-style box. Due to touch down in the Star Case store at some point in January 2015, expect full release details over the next couple of weeks…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Leucotomy x Blood Guts Toys “UK Exclusive” Shikabane Kaiju…

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Our good friend Gabe Mackenzie over at apparel brand Leucotomy has revealed that he’s joined forces with Blood Guts Toys for a special UK exclusive run of the highly sought after Shikabane Kaiju! Primarily featuring the Flesh Eater head sculpt with just one “Blue” Toxic Eater chase, the 11″ tall figures have been produced in a bright pink soft vinyl this time around, coming with a mix of crimson and yellow/blue sprays layered over a detail hugging black rub. Bagged and tagged with header art from Leucotomy, the figures will be going on sale in-store to UK customers only this Thursday, December 18th for £160 plus shipping, with any leftover after a 12 hour period being offered up worldwide via lottery. Keep a close eye on the Leucotomy blog for details on how to enter shortly after the sale…

MAN-E-NEWS// Cure Toy’s Ukkariman sofubi prototypes revealed…

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Cure Toys have just revealed that they’ve been working on an all-new line of small-mid sized sofubi, proudly presenting Ukkariman! Heavily inspired by the hugely popular Bikkuriman holographic stickers and accompanying toys, the series is set to feature a number of Cure creations – both old and new – in the IP’s classic super-deformed style, with the first 3 confirmed as the cycloptic Giant Ghoul, King Devil and our personal favourite, Fungah. Details on the first release are still scarce at present, but a recent post on the new Cure Instagram feed would suggest that more info will be coming later in the week…

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