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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Bunnybear Fighter” sofubi micros from Makoto Hidaka × Rampage Toys…

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Japanese illustrator Makoto Hidaka has teamed up with Rampage Toys for the release of his first ever sofubi, the adorable Bunnybear Fighter! Based on a character created by the artist, the 2″ soft vinyl micro has been sculpted and produced by Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt in what appears to be in an open-bottom finger puppet style. Making a simultaneous debut at the 2014 Taipei Toy Festival in unpainted flesh (pictured) and New York Comic Con in green, expect details on pricing and edition size over the next couple of weeks…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Toy Tokyo NYCC exclusive “8-Bit” Freddy and Jason ReAction Figures revealed…

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The guys over at Toy Tokyo have just revealed 2 of the many exclusives they’ll have on offer at NYCC next month, the “8-bit” Freddy and Jason ReAction figures! Based on the original NECCA 7″ 8-bit figures released last year – which in turn were based on the ill-fated Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday 13th video games – the pair have been reduced down to 3.75″ action figure scale courtesy of Super7 and Funko for the release. Whilst full details are still to be confirmed, we’ll be hoping the duo come housed in similar retro-style window box dioramas as the originals- fingers crossed! Stay tuned for more news on the figures – as well as Toy Tokyo’s other exclusives – as we get closer to the event…

MAN-E-NEWS// Paul Kaiju’s “Powered” Boss Carrion teased…

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Never one to rest on his laurels, the mighty Paul Kaiju has already started to give us a glimpse into what we can expect in 2015… starting with this jaw-dropping “Powered” Boss Carrion teaser! Whilst the above pic is all we have to go on at present, it would appear that the figure will largely stay true to the original Boss design, albeit in a larger scale and with elements from both Mockbat and Slugbeard thrown in for good measure. One of many projects we’re sure the artist has underway for the new year, we’ll be keeping ear to the ground for more news on the figure soon…

MAN-E-NEWS// Splurrt’s life-size Cadaver Twin for TAG’s Halloween show…

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Splurrt has just revealed that his Cadaver Twin sofubi will be the latest figure to get the life-size treatment courtesy of Toy Art Gallery! Created for the upcoming Halloween show at the gallery space, the hideous creation is currently being fabricated in fibre glass, standing at a lofty 30″ tall- 5 times the original’s size. Likely to go on sale at the shows opening on October 18th for upwards of $1500, expect a full reveal plus release details closer to the event…

MAN-E-NEWS// “Swamp” Heathrow and more from Frank Kozik…

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Frank Kozik has just revealed that the latest Heathrow sofubi, the “Swamp” edition, will be touching down in his store today (9/17) at Noon PST! Standing at around 6″ of green soft vinyl, the figure has been treated to a mix of black/white sprays and hand painted detailing. Presumably limited to 30 signed and numbered figures, expect “Swamp” Heathrow to come packed with a custom header for around $75 plus shipping… But that’s not all! Joining Heathrow, Frank will also be unleashing a limited supply of his recent STGCC exclusives – a “Mint” Hateball set for $65 and the black/GID Mr Blackwater for $85 – so be sure to head on over to the store early and limber up that F5 finger to avoid disappointment!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Omiso Factory’s Transformers-inspired resin action figure revealed…

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Miso Mike over at the Omiso Factory has just revealed that his latest resin action figure is finally ready for release! A spiritual successor to last year’s incredible Mr Abnormal, the as yet untitled figure pays homage to the classic robot toy lines of the 70’s and 80’s, taking elements from the likes of Transformers and Micronauts, – including a stunning chunky aesthetic, modular, interchangeable parts and extensive articulation – and melding them together to form one of the most ambitious self produced figures we’ve seen to date. Featuring a total of 5 different head designs – ranging from a Duke Nuken-style flat top to a Shogun Warrior inspired mask – we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that we haven’t too much longer to wait until the must-have figure finally touches down. Keep track of the Miso Mike Instagram feed here for more updates soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Geek Life x SEGA’s Space Harrier “Mammoth” sofubi revealed…

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With the recently released Altered Beast “Aggar” figure proving to be a huge success, the guys behind retro apparel brand Geek Life have wasted no time in getting to work on the second figure in the officially licensed Sega Retro Game Sofbi Collection- taking on 1985 shooter Space Harrier’s “Mammoth” boss! A near-perfect rendition of the iconic cycloptic mammal in soft vinyl, the figure appears to be roughly the same scale as Aggar (around 9″ tall), coming with articulation in all 4 legs and both tusks. Release details on the figure are still to be confirmed at present, but with a successful test-shot in place, we’re guessing we should only have another month or 2 to wait…

MAN-E-NEWS// Skinner x Unbox Industries’ Lolgolth Gnazgoroth production shots revealed…

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After nearly a year since the first reveal at NYCC ’13 last October, the guys over at Unbox Industries are very proud to share production shots of Skinner‘s jaw-dropping “Lolgolth Gnazgoroth” vinyl figure in full! One of the most ambitious full-production art toys to date, the incredible figure features an unparalleled amount of detail, with limitless new skulls, tentacles and monsters to be found at every glance of the haunting creation. Debuting at Mondo Con this weekend (9/20-9/21) – presumably in the unpainted black and red colorways pictured above – we’ll be keeping our ear to the ground for full release details later in the week…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Ummikko’s one-off custom “Koningu” sofubi revealed…

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Monkey 3000 over at Ummikko is proud to reveal that his debut sofubi “Koningu” will be returning soon for a round of one-off customs! Produced in what appears to be a black soft vinyl, the 5.5″ primate has been limited to just 5 pieces this time around, each coming with a selection of unique multi-hued sprays and hand painted detailing courtesy of Monkey. Going on sale through the Ummikko store at some point this weekend, be sure to keep track of the dedicated Instagram feed right here for the full lowdown on the drop later this week…

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Levantine” Minute Man resin figure from Healeymade…

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In a controversial move considering recent news events, NY-based artist Healeymade will be bringing back his masked Minute Man resin for a special “Levantine” edition later on today! Kit-bashed from a variety of vintage toys including a static Disney “Aladdin” PVC mini, the 3.5″ figure has been hand cast by the artist, coming in a stunning marbled clear red and yellow resin this time around. Touching down in the Healeymade store tonight (9/15) at an undisclosed time (9pm EST if we were to guess!), the latest version of the Minute Man has been priced at just $30 plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Custom L.U.C.H.A resin mini figures from Topheroy x MannyX…

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Teased here a few weeks back, the MannyX x Topheroy custom L.U.C.H.A series has finally touched down in the Customantics store! Featuring all 4 of the original M.U.S.C.L.E custom bootlegs alongside a whole host of other kit-bashed and re-sculpted minis, the figures have been hand cast by Manny in a variety of swirled clear and GID resin tints, with each treated to a unique Monster Kolor paint app courtesy of Toph. Limited to an edition of 20 unique pieces, the little guys are currently being offered up right here for an unbelievably cheap sum of just $10 each plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Lulubell Toys exclusive “Galaxy Black” Galaxy Commanders sofubi from SKULLMARK…

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Originally revealed here a couple of weeks back, Galaxy Commanders – the debut line from Hong Kong-based sofubi toy producers SKULLMARK – has just received its first release as a Lulubell Toys excluisve! Featuring a total of 2 different bodies and a staggering 9 alternative heads, the series’ stunning 9.5″ tall figures have been directly inspired by obscure 1977 action figure line “Starroid Raiders” from Hong Kong’s Tomland, each featuring only the slightest of design tweaks from the quirky 3.75″ originals. Kicking things off, Lulubell are currently offer up 3 of the 9 characters that will eventually be on offer – Commander Cytron, Commander Dagan & Commander Nizard – with each of the “Mega Size” figures coming cast in an unpainted “Galaxy Black” soft vinyl and packed on a giant blister card. Available via preorder in strictly limited quantities right here, the Galaxy Commanders have been priced at just $65.99 each plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// G.R.U.P Toyworks’ “Rimey” sofubi customs revealed…

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Having announced their debut sofubi “Rimey” back in July, the guys behind G.R.U.P Design Works have just revealed a number of customs ahead of the figures release next month! Sculpted by none other than Kenth Toy Works, the adorable 3.5″ mummy has been taken on by some of Japan’s leading toy artists, including Touma, Uky Daydreamer, Baron Ueda and Kenth himself. Whilst the fate of these pieces is still unclear at the moment, the figures current slated release of October means we won’t have long to wait until we find out… Keep a close eye on the G.R.U.P Instagram feed here for more info soon and be sure to click through to take a look a the pieces revealed so far! Read the rest of this page »

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Rose Edition” Bastard and Fortune Uamou sofubi…

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Uamou‘s latest figure, Bastard, has just received its first coloured vinyl release in a beautiful Rose pink! Dropping alongside a matching “Rose” Fortune Uamou, the pair are currently available in both the Uamou Atelier shop and online, with the 2.75″ tall Bastard available either blank for 1,800yen ($17) or with a painted mouth for 2,000yen ($19) and the Fortune for just 1,000yen ($9). Both available in strictly limited quantities, be sure to check them out right here before they’re gone for good!

MAN-E-NEWS// The “MUSKOLATOR” Shipwrecked Plunder Boy from Goodleg Toys…

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The fine chaps over at Goodleg Toys are proud to reveal the third figure in their ongoing Shipwrecked Plunder Boys series, the muscle bound MUSKOLATOR! Billed as the “ultimate 5.5″ action figure”, the originally sculpted (100% non-bootleg!) piece features a total of 4 points of articulation, coming cast in a solid flesh resin with meticulous hand painted detailing- the 3D specs on MUSKOLATOR’s arm growth, Jimmy Steroiz, definitely making it for us! Currently available in the Goodleg store via preorder, 2 different buying options are available; bagged and headed for $85 or carded with a vac-formed header for $105. Easily one of the most accomplished figures from the team to date, we’ll be waiting with baited breath to see what madness spews forth next!

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“After years of searching, mayhem, and despair on the Oceans of Eternity, Captain John “Goodleg” Blackweird and his crew of outcasts finally found what they were looking for. The mysterious island URUNGATUNGA! Their destiny… They had anchored near the coast, and had left the ship for the shore. And as they got nearer, they saw it was covered with limbs. Heads, arms, legs, bodies everywhere. Something evil inhabitated this island. And still, there was no way back. Blackweird felt he was drawn towards the very core of something, towards an abyss that he couldn’t escape. He knew this to be the answer to all his questions. The reason of his existence… As they were leaving the rowboat, an abominable moan shook the earth. Something was trampling, screaming, rampaging. And it was coming nearer. Then it appeared…

MUSKOLATOR – ultimate muscle in the universe. Created by the mad scientists of Pressure Pot City, to guard the island URUNGATUNGA against all alien thread. Lead by Jimmy Steroiz, a hyper mutated, intelligent, and steroid addicted, neoplasmatic organism planted on his left fist. Intruders beware! No one gets past this gigantic chunk of steroid impregnated meat.”

 

MAN-E-NEWS// James Groman x Lulubell Toys’ “Ultimate Color Edition” Rotten Rexx preorder…

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After almost a year since its debut at NYCC ’13, James Groman and Lulubell Toys‘ humungous Rotten Rexx sofubi is finally set to receive its first ever painted colorway! Entitled the “Ultimate Color Edition”, it would appear the paint scheme has been based on Groman’s own “Ultimate Rexx” custom seen at the Lulubell Toys DCon ’13 booth, with the towering 13″ tall monstrosity coming in a black soft vinyl with layer upon layer of green, red and bone colored sprays and hand brushed detailing. Up for preorder at Lulubell over a 3 week period starting this coming Monday, September 15th at Noon PST, the “Ultimate Color” Rexx can be yours for just $200 plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Glyos-compatible “Cynodraxus” resin figure from Spaced Out Design…

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Pj Bartlett over at Spaced Out Design is proud to reveal that his latest Glyos-compatible figure – Cynodraxus – will be making its debut online this weekend! Essentially the Mk IV edition of Pj’s ever evolving Geodraxus, the highly refined figure now boasts a total of 7 fully articulated/interchangeable hand cast resin parts. Going up for sale in the Spaced Out Design store this Sunday, September 14th at 9pm EST, here’s a quick rundown of the different buying options that’ll be up for grabs…

“Standard” Cynodraxus- A total of 4 different standard colorways will be up for grabs, including the pictured GID. Featuring a bonus head and weapon arm – bringing the total of Glyos-compatible parts up to a staggering 9 – these have been priced at just $45 each plus shipping.

“Custom” Cynodraxus- Whilst information on these is scarce, we can assume that each will come hand painted by Pj in a variety of different colorways. Available in super-limited numbers, these have been priced at $55 each.

“One-Off” Cynodraxus- Last, but by no means least, Pj will be offering the figure up in a number of different one-off resin tints. Featuring the standard 7 Glyos-compatible parts (no bonuses), these have been priced at just $40 a piece.

MAN-E-NEWS// Nerdone x DeathCat Toys’ NYCC exclusive GID “Nekos in My Pocket” playset revealed…

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Originally teased here a few weeks back, DeathCat Toys x Nerdone‘s NYCC exclusive “Nekos in My Pocket” playset has finally been revealed in full! As hinted at in our original post, this new version is set to follow the same template as the original release, coming complete with Nerdone’s M.O.T.U.L.O.S castle cast in a GID sofubi and hand sprayed by Ulrich, as well as 2 DeathCat keshi cast in a marbled black light reactive rubber courtesy of Dubose Art. Limited to a run of 20 this time around, the GID “Nekos in My Pocket” playsets will be up for grabs at the Monster Island x GNOSIS NYCC booth (#402) next month for an estimated $80 each…

MAN-E-NEWS// September’s OTMFG release from October Toys…

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The guys over at October Toys are gearing up for the imminent coming of both Halloween and DCon ’14 with September’s OTMFG release, proudly presenting the “Midnight” Mini Gwin and the debut of all-new figure Vincent in flesh! Based on the Scott Tolleson-designed Designer Con logo, the 1.5″ tall Vincent – along with Linux mascot Gwin – has been sculpted by October Toys’ George Gaspar, coming cast in a standard flesh-toned PVC for his first release. Joined by the 1″ tall Gwin in a “Midnight” black, the pair will be going on sale in the October Toys store next Monday, September 15th at Noon PST for just $2 each plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Robot Sentinel” Domino Jack sofubi from Paul Kaiju…

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Paul Kaiju has just revealed that Sally Joe’s arch nemesis, cyber agent “Domino Jack”, is set to receive his first official online release this weekend in a stunning “Robot Sentinel” colorway! Standing at a lofty 9″ tall and coming with 8 points of articulation, Jack has been produced in a black soft vinyl this time around, coming complete with Devilman-esque aquatic metallic sprays and hand painted detailing. Going on sale for just $130 a piece via the usual lottery system, anyone looking to bag the figure is going to need to fill out the dedicated raffle form that’ll be appearing on the artist’s site (click the “Raffle Open” tab on the front page) this Sunday, September 14th at Noon PST. Open for a 24 hour period, winners will be notified via e-mail with 4 days of the raffle’s close… Good luck to all who enter!