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MAN-E-NEWS// Jesse Narens’ Stegoforest sofubi sale…

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Artist Jesse Narens is a little short on rent money this month, so you guys are in luck, as he’s now offering a huge discount on his remaining blank Stegoforest sofubi to get it covered! Available in either unpainted flesh or slime green soft vinyl, each 5″ tall, 4-part figure comes complete with matching Acorn Warrior omake for an unbelievably cheap $30 plus shipping. With the offer only available until Saturday, January 31st (that’s tomorrow!), we suggest heading over to the Stegoforest store and picking one up now to avoid disappointment!

MAN-E-NEWS// Galaxxor’s Space God Infinition for Clutter’s InAction Figure 3 Show…

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Yep, yet more from Clutter‘s upcoming InAction Figure 3 Show today, as Ben Spencer of Galaxxor fame proudly presents his entry, Space God Infinition! Ben kindly explains a little about the figure’s background- “From the crystalline planet at the center of the Galaxxorverse, Alpha Supremis, comes Infiniton, one of the cosmic Seven Space Gods! Anyone who’s been playing along at home knows that The Seven Space Gods are the real movers and shakers of the Galaxxorverse, so it’s super cool to have one of them realized in resin. I was honored to have the opportunity to participate in Clutter’s Inaction Figures 3 group show this year and wanted to come up with something really special to contribute. Like most people my age, I was a huge fan of Transformers as a kid, and, for some reason Ultra Magnus’s head really spoke to me (not literally. I’m not that crazy). Taking into account that the overall theme for Clutter’s Inaction Figures shows is toys form the 70’s-90’s, I jumped at the chance to mash up that iconic head with my very own Galaxxor figure. I always envisioned The Seven Space Gods as being very Kirbyesque in appearance, and, maybe I’ve been reading too much of Tom Scioli’s Transformers vs. GI Joe, but Ultra Magnus’s noggin really seemed to fit the bill.”  Featuring the standard Galaxxor buck with the aforementioned Ultrus Magnus head, the articulated 5.5″ figure was produced by Marty “The Godbeast” Hansen and True Cast Studio, coming hand painted by Ben in a minimal mix of purple and black with neon green inserts. Limited to an edition of just 3 pieces, Space God Infiniton has been priced at just $95…

Clutter’s Inaction Figure 3 Show; featuring work by 2bitHACK, 8-bit ZOMBIE, BigManToys, Bombermat Toys, Credenda Studios, Danny Frankenstein, Dave Bondi, Death Cat Toys, DLL Customs, DMS, Eric Nilla, Falcon Toys, Fantastic Planet Toys, Galaxxor, Goodleg Toys, Healeymade, Josh Longo, Kaboom Toys!, Killer Bootlegs, LRG/Plastic Imagination, ManOrMonster?, Marty “TheGodBeast” Hansen, MonstreHero, MuscleThings Laboratories, Nama Niku, Schmucklord, Scott Wilkowski, Scraped Resin, Star Case, Sucklord, The Tarantulas, Ted Terranova (Rivet Wars), Tone Tank, and Triclops Studio.

MAN-E-NEWS// The Paul Kaiju x BLObPUS set…

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Paul Kaiju has teamed up with BLObPUS to offer up a mind blowing set of figures; the Blob Bat, Beastwalking Hellmock and Mockapus! Ingenious mash-ups of BLObPUS’ signature figure and PK’s Mock Bat, the trio have been produced in a gorgeous milky soft vinyl for the release, coming with a mix of metallic teal, pink orange and purple sprays. Up for grabs at just $350 plus shipping, anyone looking to bag the set 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, February 1st 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!

MAN-E-NEWS// SKULLMARK’s Commander Cytron sofubi at Toy Underground…

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Having made an appearance as a Lulubell Toys exclusive back in September last year, Galaxy Commanders – the debut line from Hong Kong-based sofubi toy producers SKULLMARK – has just received its first retail release through Toy Underground! Ultimately set to feature 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 proceeding off, the pictured Commander Cytron is the first to receive a standard release, coming cast in an authentic grey vinyl with masked yellow/black sprays and a control panel chest insert. Currently up for preorder right here for a limited time, the figure can be yours for just $69.99 plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// Triclops’ Mighty Duck B.A.S.T.A.R.D for Cluttter’s InAction Figure 3 Show…

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With just a couple of weeks to go until the third instalment of Clutter Magazine‘s InAction Figure Show, the guys over at Triclops have been putting the final touches on their contribution ahead of it’s silicone bath, taking on Disney’s classic Mighty Ducks cartoon for their latest B.A.S.T.A.R.Ds creation! Kit-bashed and intensively re-sculpted using a selection of vintage mini figures, the 2.5″ reinterpretation of the show’s leading puck pugilist Wildwing Flashblade is set to come cast in a multitude of monochrome colorways for its debut at the show on Saturday, February 14th. Stay tuned for a full reveal of the little guy soon!

Clutter’s Inaction Figure 3 Show; featuring work by 2bitHACK, 8-bit ZOMBIE, BigManToys, Bombermat Toys, Credenda Studios, Danny Frankenstein, Dave Bondi, Death Cat Toys, DLL Customs, DMS, Eric Nilla, Falcon Toys, Fantastic Planet Toys, Galaxxor, Goodleg Toys, Healeymade, Josh Longo, Kaboom Toys!, Killer Bootlegs, LRG/Plastic Imagination, ManOrMonster?, Marty “TheGodBeast” Hansen, MonstreHero, MuscleThings Laboratories, Nama Niku, Schmucklord, Scott Wilkowski, Scraped Resin, Star Case, Sucklord, The Tarantulas, Ted Terranova (Rivet Wars), Tone Tank, and Triclops Studio.

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Wasteland Warrior” Berserker from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore…

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“If the Wasteland Warrior had theme music it would be from John Carpenter. The movie would have a poster that was better than the actual movie. And the acting would be so over the top you and your friends would be quoting it for years to come…”

Mutant Vinyl Hardcore‘s Berserker returns from the scorched earth for an 80’s post apocalyptic themed release… presenting the Wasteland Warrior! Standing at a lofty 13″ tall, this ode to Lord Humungous has been produced in a pale flesh soft vinyl, coming with layer upon layer of neon red, muted purple, metallic green and silver sprays. Packed with 2 different arm attachments this time around; one to hold the haunted battle axe and one to display the severed head/spiked ball omake, the incredible figure will be up for grabs through the MVH via 24 hour lottery over the next day or so for just $200 plus shipping. The site is currently having a few issues, so be sure to keep checking back today for your chance to enter…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Rampaging Gorilla Tanks from Rampage Toys x Nerdone…

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Having recently tackled a batch of M.O.T.U.L.O.S play sets for the Rampage Studios 2 Year Anniversary Show, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has been let loose on yet another Nerdone figure, the Gorilla Tank! Produced in a white soft vinyl, the quirky sofubi mini has been treated to a stunning selection of silver, blue, pink and black sprays with meticulous hand painted detailing. Likely to be making an appearance at Wonderfestival next weekend as part of a micro-run with the original 11″ Gorilla body, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that a leftover or 2 make it online soon after…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s Fake Baron “Vs. Battle Packs” announced…

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Following the announcements of both the 4-Armed Bakura and Bootleg Stretch Serpent, the guys over at Awesome Toy have got yet another project to announce this month… The Super Robot Fake Baron “Vs Battle Sets”! Here, Awesome Toy kindly explain a little about the project… “Imagine Fake Baron is a real tv show, whereby in each episode Fake Baron will be fighting different enemy. It is a collaboration project between Awesome Toy and many other sofubi makers around the world. In each battle set, we will be painting other sofubi brand’s character and the partnered brand doing the same for our Fake Baron. Each battle set will be very limited and will only be selling through lottery for our fans.” With the initial “episode” of Fake Baron set to drop sometime next month, be sure to keep track of Awesome Toy’s Instagram and Facebook accounts for a reveal of the first collaborative artist/toy, plus details on how to enter the lottery… In other Awesome Toy news, the guys have just revealed the first image of their upcoming Stretch Serpent in wax! For more info on the project, check out our original post here, and be sure to stay tuned for more updates on this must-have figure soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// DeathCat Toys’ Elder Demons keshi revealed…

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Originally teased here in resin prototype form last week, DeathCat Toys‘ Elder Demons have just been revealed in a flexible keshi-like rubber! Designed by DeathCat’s Johan Ulrich and sculpted by KtoKto, the pair – Oni Mira and the newly titled Red Pharaoh – have been heavily inspired by Bikkuriman and the classic Ma-Ba Zombies toy line, sculpted in-scale at around 3″ tall and coming with an authentic split torso design. Produced by DuboseArt in both flesh and a vintage keshi green ahead of a full, finger puppet-style release in soft vinyl later in the year, expect the little guys in the DeathCat store at some point over the next couple of weeks… But that’s not all! Not one to rest on his laurels, DeathCat owner Johan Ulrich has been hard at work on the Elder Demons’ second series. Whilst we just have the below image to go on so far, we already have high hopes for yet another set of must-have minis. Stay tuned for more news soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Toy Pizza’s Pizza Rangers: Knights of the Slice Kickstarter campaign…

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After months of preparation, the guys over at the awesome web-based show Toy Pizza have just unveiled the Kickstarter for their very own line of action figures, Pizza Rangers: Knights of the Slice! Featuring 3 initial “core” designs – the “alter egos” of show hosts Arcade Hiser, Jesse DeStasio, and Nicky Fung – alongside planned artist editions and a Kickstarter exclusive, the 4″ tall toys draw heavily from classic action figure staples as well as Japan’s tokusatu/Super Sentai shows, fincluding extensive articulation, interchangeable limbs, plus that classic masked look… Currently looking for another 45% funding after only 24 hours since going live, the Kickstarter offers a number of different tiers for collectors to get involved, including the Kickstarter exclusive “Jake Roper” for just $20, all 4 Rangers plus accessory packs (including real-cloth trenchcoat, alternate pizza slicer hand, and gentlemen’s fedora!) for $80, and a one-of-a-kind non-articulated metal cast – plus all of the above – for $1,250. Head over to the dedicated campaign page here to take a better look at this awesome project before close on Tuesday, February 17th…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Gacha Head custom keshi from Nama Niku x Eric Nilla…

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Tyler of Nama Niku fame is proud to present his latest – and possibly greatest – custom keshi, the jaw-dropping Gacha Head! Inspired by the infamous Gacha Gacha Man figure from the 1980’s “Name on the Back” knock-off Kinnikuman line, the awesome piece has been meticulously kit-bashed and re-sculpted from a selection of vintage keshi by Tyler. Ingeniously double cast by none other than Eric Nilla in a mix of flesh and “slime” green rubber complete with gacha display card affixed on the front, this initial colorway will be making it’s debut at Clutter‘s InAction Figure 3 Show next month. Stay tuned for news on the general release soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Peanut Butter Micros from Super7…

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Super7’s lovable mascot Mummy Boy and the Earth’s Avenger, Rose Vampire, are set to return this week as part of a special run of “Peanut Butter” micros! Produced in an unpainted creamy brown soft vinyl, the tiny 2-part figures will be touching down in the Super7 store this Thursday, January 29th at Noon Pacific time for a wallet friendly $10 each plus shipping… But that’s not all! On top of the micros, Super7 have also begun teasing the next “Fighter the 13th” release! Dropping on Friday, February 13th, the drop is set to see the arrival of an all-new “sliced and diced” Fighter figure. Expect more news as soon as we hear anything!

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Digimon” Anticristo 666 sofubi from Frank Mysterio…

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It’s been a little while since the last time Frank Mysterio‘s Anticristo 666 saw the light of day, so it came with great pleasure this week to find that an all-new edition has just touched down online! Entitled the “Digimon” version, the 8″ tall sofubi has been produced in a bright red soft vinyl this time around, coming with a mix of vivid masked/free V-Color sprays and hand painted detailing inspired by the iconic Japanese franchise. Limited to an edition of just 4 pieces, the “Digimon” Anticristo 666 can be found in the Frank Mysterio store right here for just $70 plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// Joe Whiteford’s Garamon resin figure for FOE’s Garamaniacal Too…

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Featured here as a work-in-progress sculpt just a couple weeks back, Joe Whiteford‘s unique take on Ultraman’s meteorite monster, Garamon, is now finally complete! Created for FOE Gallery‘s upcoming Garamaniacal Too group show, the awesome figure has been recast in resin for a number of different custom one-off resin releases, the first of which – featured above in a gorgeous Pigmon-inspired paint app – will be appearing at the exhibition next month. Be sure to keep track of the Joe Whiteford Instagram feed right here for details on the artist’s future plans for the figure over the coming weeks…

MAN-E-NEWS// Krotpong’s Kanzler Arschloch sofubi revealed…

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Joining the previously announced Homunculord minis (check them here), Krotpong has just revealed that he will also have an all-new large size sofubi dropping soon too… the hulking Kanzler Arschloch! Standing at a monstrous 14″ tall and coming in at around a pound of soft vinyl, the decaying beast has been hand-sculpted by Krotpong with production duties once again handed over to Velocitron over in Japan. Due to be making it’s debut alongside the Homunculord finger puppets in both a keshi-gomu flesh and GID green in the near future, be sure to stay tuned for the full lowdown on the first release soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The return of H.U.S.T.L.E from Disart ToyLabs…

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As promised in our coverage of the one-off marbled Screwballs last week, we’re proud to present one last figure that’ll be making an appearance alongside The Disarticulators“Marble Madness” Lucky Bags tomorrow… the Kamen Fighter H.U.S.T.L.E mini figure from Bigmantoys! Originally seeing a very limited release at Clutter’s Toy Mafia back in 2013, the meticulously kit-bashed and re-sculpted take on the classic tokusatu hero Kamen Rider stands at a keshi-friendly 2″ tall, coming cast by our very own Tru:Tek at the Disart ToyLabs in a UV resistant rubber. Due to be touching down alongside the Lucky Bags and Screwballs in the Man-E-Toys store this Wednesday, January 28th for $12 a piece, both colorways and edition size are still to be confirmed…

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But that’s not all… UME Toys’ long lost Tiki Guy is also set to join the H.U.S.T.L.E revolution too! Originally created alongside fellow H.U.S.T.L.E figure Martin Hairybottom for ToyCon ’13, the little guy – kit-bashed and re-sculpted by UME’s Richard Page based on his classic Tiki designs – recently resurfaced at the Disart ToyLabs studio amongst a few other neglected figures that’ll be seeing the light of day later in the year. Again, due to be cast up by Tru:Tek in a UV resistant rubber in the very near future, expect details of a limited release soon…

MAN-E-NEWS// New figures from Sunguts at Jungle…

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The guys over at Japanese retailer and production house Jungle are proud to reveal that they’ve just secured a limited supply of figures from Sunguts! Featuring a selection of the brand’s classic yokai sofubi – both new and old – versions of (from top left) Zashiki-Walashi, Tsubomi, Ao-Bouzu and Aka-Ei are available for just 2,700yen ($23) each, whilst the slightly bigger Tenjyo-Name can be yours for 4,860yen ($41). Head over to the Jungle store right here and check them out before they’re all gone!

MAN-E-NEWS// The officially licensed Bakura kaiju from Awesome Toy…

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Ahead of the highly anticipated Stretch Serpent sofubi featured here just last week, Awesome Toy have revealed yet another new figure for 2015, the 4-Armed Bakura! A follow-up to last year’s Fake Spectreman, the official P Productions licensed release takes on one of the classic tokusatsu series’ many kaiju foes this time around, offering up the quad armed beast as a towering 9″ tall figure complete with matching Bakura parasite. Marking the first release in 2 very different colorways; a standard GID and a green GID – both coming with paint apps devised by Osamutoi – the pair are currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store right here for just 11,500yen ($97) each plus shipping. Due to licensing restrictions, Bakura is unfortunately unavailable to overseas customers, so anyone interested should make enquires with their regular forwarding service to be in with a chance of securing the pair…

MAN-E-NEWS// Max Toy Co at Wonderfestival Winter ’15…

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With Wonderfestival Winter ’15 opening it’s doors in little under 2 weeks now, the guys over at Max Toy Co have decided to reveal the slew of figures they’ll have up for grabs at the event! Joining exclusive painted “GID Blue” versions of both Nyagira and Micro Negora (6,500yen and 3,000yen respectively), the team have secured a total of 3 one day licenses, offering up official versions of Mizuki Production’s Umibozu-No-Kodomo (3,500yen) and Sara-Kozo (3,800yen) from Gegege-No-Kitaro, plus a Kami-Neko & Yamamaya set (2,600yen) from Azumanga-Daio. Going on sale at the Max Toy Co WF booth (6-29-04) on February 8th, licensing restrictions mean these unfortunately won’t be available outside the event, so be sure to hit up a forwarding service in advance for a chance at bagging them!

MAN-E-NEWS// Medicom Toy’s Venom, Ghost Rider and Vision for the Marvel Retro Sofubi Collection…

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Having devled into the world of DC Comics last month with the release of both The Penguin and Robin last month, Medicom Toy have returned to rival line – The Marvel Retro Sofubi Collection – for their latest round of comic-book inspired releases, taking on the mighty Venom, Ghostrider and Vision! Once again sculpted by Bear Model with coloring courtesy of Monsters Stock Farm, the vintage-styled trio each come in at around 10″ tall with 5-6 points of articulation. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom store, international customers can find the pair on the Rakuten Global Market right here for just 8,640yen ($73) each plus shipping. Up for grabs until February 28th, shipping is expected in late May 2015…

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