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MAN-E-NEWS// Milkboy x Dune Toy’s Donut Zombie sofubi revealed…


Shingo Yasuda over at Tokyo-based clothing brand Milkboy has teamed up with Dune Toy for the release of his debut sofubi, the Donut Zombies! Standing at around 4″ tall and coming with 4 points of articulation, the tasty little undead treats will initially be offered up in 2 different colorways; a “Survivor” pink and “Zombie” blue, each coming with a mass of sprays, hand painted detailing and googly eye inserts. Due to be touching down in the Milkboy store in the near future, the figures will be up for grabs at just 7,800yen ($73) each or 14,000yen ($131) for the pair. Stay tuned for more details on the drop very soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Despair” rubber mini figure from Adam Quesnell and Stand Up! Records…


“Despair is a demon from the 10th Circle of Hell; the level where people who make bad cinematic adaptations of classic toy properties are flayed for eternity. Not your average demon, Despair suffers from severe anxiety disorder and crippling depression. Satan himself even banished Despair from Hell for being a major bummer…

Cast out upon the earth in a fiery geyser of lava and tears, Despair landed in the parking lot of a comedy club that was hosting a weekly open mic night.  Despair put his name on the sign-up sheet, got on stage, and told his story. Since then, he has been punishing himself, night after night, on comedy stages of varying quality throughout the Midwest. He dances and lashes himself for audiences with hopes of selling t-shirts and CDs to drunk people who will not wear or listen to them.”

Originally teased a few weeks back, we can now bring you full release details of the debut figure from comedian and avid toy collector Adam Quesnell… Behold, DESPAIR! Created to celebrate the recent release of his album “Can We Afford This Much Despair?” on Stand Up! Records, Adam has teamed up with illustrator Terence Brown II, October Toys, and our very own Tru:Tek of the Disart Toylabs to bring you the 3″ rubber toy of your saddest nightmares… Standing at around 3″ of 100% UV resistant rubber, the super squishy figure was designed by Terrance and sculpted by the OT team, coming cast in a multitude of colors and finishes by Tru:Tek, including; Marbled Orange/Blue (ltd 20), Stealth (ltd 10), GiD (ltd 10), Neon Green (ltd 20), Neon Purple, (ltd 20), Neon Orange (ltd 20), Hot Pink (ltd 20), Flesh (ltd 20), Red (ltd 15) and Blue (ltd 20). Touching down in the newly opened FAQ Comedy store on Halloween night (10/31) at 6.66pm CDT, Despair will be up for grabs “open bag” style, coming packed with a download code for the album at just $25 each plus shipping… But that’s not all! On top of the many, many different colorways on offer from day one, Adam has also teamed up with Stand Up! to provide the label with their own exclusive releases. First up we’re promised a red/black marble with a super-limited clear blue to follow shortly after- expect more details on both of those soon!

Neon Green And Neon Purple

MAN-E-NEWS// The Baby Bark resin figure from UME Toys…


Originally dropping in super-limited quantities a few weeks back, UME Toys‘ Baby Bark returns for another limited run!  A loving homage to Guardians of the Galaxy’s adorable dancing sapling, Baby Groot, the originally sculpted figure stands at around 7″ tall in-pot, coming hand cast in solid resin and treated to a number of realistic acrylic washes courtesy of UME’s Richard Page. Limited to an edition of just 20 this time around – each coming signed and numbered on the base – Baby Bark can be found in the UME Toys store right here for just £50 plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// Shimomoku’s new Kinokeshi prototype revealed…


Joining the creepy-cute Makori and Lampu, the guys over at Shimomoku have revealed that a third figure in the ongoing Kinokeshi series will be available soon! Pictured here in prototype form, the as yet untitled figure retains the same porcelain like qualities as the previous releases, this time coming in at a slightly smaller 2″ tall when standing on all fours. Unfortunately we have no word on an actual release as of yet, but we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed we se the little guy in the Shimomku/Jungle store before the year is out…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Super7 x P.P. Pudding Halloween Nut Chan sofubi…


Super7 is teaming up with sofubi house P.P. Pudding to release a delicious Halloween treat, the translucent orange and black Nut Chan vinyl figure! Standing at around 3″ tall, the adorably robotic figure has been cast in traditional S7 clear orange soft vinyl with black sprayed details. Touching down in the Super7 store next Thursday, October 30th at Noon PST, the Halloween Nut Chan has been priced at just $25 a piece plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// Splurrt’s Walking Cadaver debut at Mishka NYC…


Teased in test shot form at the Rampage Toys x Tru:Tek NYCC booth earlier in the month, Splurrt‘s Walking Cadaver is set to make its debut exclusively at Mishka‘s NYC location this week! Featuring the highly sought after Cadaver Twin body with an all-new zombie head sculpt, the 7″ tall figures have been produced in the same bright purple as the original test shot, coming complete with green, blue and purple sprays plus a choice of either blonde, grey or red hair. Touching down at the store at some point next Wednesday, October 29th for an undisclosed sum, be sure to keep an eye on Splurrt’s Instagram feed here for full details on the release very soon…

MAN-E-NEWS// RESTORE’s NYCC unpainted GID Neo Japan sofubi at Lulubell Toys…

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Having debuted at their NYCC booth a couple of weeks back, Lulubell Toys are proud to reveal that they’ve secured another batch of RESTORE‘s unpainted GID Neo Japan sofubi for online preorder! Standing at around 7.5″ tall with 5 points of articulation, the blank soft vinyl figure comes complete with a removable honcho knife that can either be placed in-hand or neatly stored on the back plate. Limited to an edition of just 10 for this online release, the figure can currently be found on the Lulubell Toys store right here for just $90 plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// The “OG” Sleepwalker (Nimbus) sofubi from Paulus Hyu x Kurobokan…


“Meet Sleepwalker. He feeds off the dreams on Cloud Nine. He grows as he pops dream bubbles. He thrives as he fills minds with doubts… He’ll tell you to get your head out off the clouds and back on the ground. He’ll tell you to forget about the engine that could, because you’re the engine that could not… He is a skeptic, yes, that’s what he is. He’s every dreamers nightmares. But, he’ll deny it, of course. He’ll just tell you that he’s simply being rational…”

From kaiju cats to sofubi dogs today, as Paulus Hyu and producers Kurobokan proudly reveal the first online release of Sleepwalker “Nimbus” in his OG colorway! Sculpted by Chauskoskis based on Hyu’s signature French bulldog design, the little guy has been given a fully-fledged body, complete with full articulation in the arms, legs and head. Produced in a black soft vinyl and coming with yellow painted eyes and white, dry-brushed fur, the 6.5″ figure has been limited to 30 pieces for this release, coming in at $85 each plus shipping. Look out for the little guy in the Kurobokan store on Halloween night (10/31) at 10pm PST…

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Halloween” and “Colico” Wananeko resin figures from Javier Jimenez…


Originally making it’s debut at Max Toy’s Tokyo Cat Fight exhibition back in July, Javier Jimenez‘ Wananeko returns just in time for a special Halloween themed release! Designed by Javier, sculpted by Cristina Ravenna and hand cast by Rafael Rodriguez Santos, the stunning mace-handed figure stands at just under 5″ of solid orange resin, this time around coming with a mix of green “pumpkin” sprays and hand painted detailing. Limited to just 5 pieces worldwide – each signed, numbered and bagged with exclusive Halloween stickers – the figure will be touching down in the La Kaiju Fam store this Sunday, October 26th at 11am EST for just $60 plus shipping…


But that’s not all! Joining the limited Halloween colorway, Javier is also offering up a new “Cute Colico” colorway via open preorder! Cast in a white resin with stunning brown, black and pink sprays, the figure has again been packed with an exclusive header card and stickers. Currently available to preorder right here for $60, expect shipping at some point in late November ’14…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Voilld Uamou sofubi for the Sogni Strani exhibition…


Created for the ongoing SOGNI STRANI exhibition at Tokyo’s Gallery Voilld, Uamou are proud to present a limited “Voilld” version of their signature 3″ sofubi mini!  Cast in a clear soft vinyl, the super-limited batch of figures have been hand painted in a solid black from the inside, featuring various different “exposed” visor masks that reveal the multi-colored glitter that fills the insides. Currently only available at the gallery’s physical location in Naka-Meguro, Tokyo (price TBC), we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that a few leftovers make it to the Uamou online store after the exhibition’s close on Sunday, October 26th…


MAN-E-NEWS// Blurble’s “Muckster” DCon debut…


Mike Marinello aka Blurble has just revealed that his latest resin figure – the oozing Mucketer – will be making its debut at DCon ’14 next month! Designed by Mike and sculpted by Mr Canker creator, Selfish Little, the slimy beast stands at around 5″ tall, coming hand cast in solid resin by Dubose Art. Dropping at the con in a stunning array of one-off marbled paint schemes from Blurble, be sure to keep a close eye on his Instagram feed here for more reveals, plus release details, closer to the event…

MAN-E-NEWS// The GNOSIS NYCC leftover sale…

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Grizlli Atom aka GNOSIS has just revealed that he’ll be unleashing a whole slew of NYCC leftovers in his store at some point today (10/19)! Featuring a mix of both original resins and custom sofubi, highlights include the debut of the two-headed Back-Biter for just $40, the Monster Island produced “Blood Splatter” Ooze Corpse for $50 and the Thunder Dog w/Khonsu sets for $55. Keep track of the Grizlli Atom Instagram feed here for an exact drop time later on today, and be sure to give both Monster Island and DeathCat Toys a follow for more leftover sales from their joint NYCC booth!


MAN-E-NEWS// The D-Lux x Frank Mysterio Anticristo 666 sofubi micro-run…


DLux turns his hand to Frank Mysterio’s ever popular Anticristo 666 sofubi for his latest custom micro-run! Produced in a red Japanese soft vinyl this time around, the limited batch of 4 7″ tall figures have been treated to a mix of metallic blue, metallic purple, orange and gold sprays with black hand painted detailing. Priced at just $125 each, the D-Lux Anticristos can currently be found on the artist’s web store right here

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Cold Cast” speciMAN: Stage 1 resin figures from CreatureKits…


Josh Hardie over at CreatureKits has just revealed that his speciMAN: Stage 1 resin figures are set to return for a super-limited “Cold Cast” run! A disturbing mix of caterpillar and man, the partially hatched cocoon has been hand sculpted by Josh, standing at around 2.25″ tall. Cold cast in a metal/resin blend and treated to a detail-hugging black patina, the gruesome figure comes housed in a 4″ glass specimen tube with removable cork. Due to touch down in limited quantities at both DCon and Comikaze next month, expect to pay around $36 a piece…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Disarticulators, Disart ToyLabs and Gory Hole NYCC leftover sale…

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Having released a number of different exclusives under The Disarticulator, Disart ToyLabs and Gory Hole brands throughout NYCC last week, we’re proud to finally reveal details of the leftover online sale! Featuring a number of figure debuts, limited prototypes and of course, THOSE “MoYF” rings, at least 2 of each of the original line-up have been held back for our online customers so there should be something there for everyone! Touching down in the Man-E-Toys store next Friday, October 24th at 9pm London time, we bring you a quick rundown of the goodies that’ll be on offer…

The Disarticulators

Oozeball Resin Prototype: It’s finally here… the long awaited sofubi Oozeball! A follow-up to last years hugely popular keshi-ball release, the DA’s Tru:Tek has completely redesigned the figure from the ground up for the new medium, opting for a more organic, Ooze-It like face, paper clay-style textures and the pièce de résistance… a hidden face inspired by Georges Méliès iconic 1902 silent movie, Le Voyage dans la Lune! Beautifully sculpted by none other than Zectron, the 2-part design has been upscaled from the original 2″ diameter to little over 3″- making it both more in-keeping with the classic Madball scale, and, more interestingly, compatible with a wide variety of mid-sized kaiju with the base removed…

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Debuting at the con in prototype form, a strictly limited batch of 10 grey resin casts were produced by Tru:Tek, each coming packed in a custom dated, signed and logged box for added authenticity. Priced at $75 a piece, only a couple of these guys remain… Stay tuned for details of the first online preorder in an unpainted, squishy “Ooze-It” green soft vinyl next week!

Rotten Tomato Resin Prototype: In celebration of the release of Triclops x Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt‘s Rotten-X, The Disarticulators have decided to bring back the original Rotten Tomato figure as a super-limited resin prototype! Designed by Triclops, sculpted by The Disarticulators’ Zectron and produced in a proto grey by Tru:Tek, the gross, maggot infested 3″ ball comes safely packed in a similar custom dated, signed and logged box as the previously mentioned Oozeball…

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Limited to a run of just 10 pieces, The Disarticulators are offering 5 of the protos alongside an extra special item- a blank red soft vinyl cast of the Rotten-X head from Rampage Toys and Marmit! NEVER to be repeated again, this could be your one and only chance of bagging a slice of unpainted SHB in the West… Priced at $60 for the standard release and just $80 for the set, again, just a couple remain of each!

Atomic Uchuujin “Blind to the Truth” Mystery Bag Edition: Having previously only seen 2 very limited con/event releases in the past, The Disarticulators’ infamous Atomic Uchuujin returns for a special one-off blind bag release! Inspired by banned Ultra 7 character Alien S’Pell (head over to Ultraman Wiki here to find out more), the Zectron designed/sculpted figure has been produced in a UV resistant keshi-style rubber courtesy of Tru:Tek. Limited to an edition of 10 one-off tints and finishes – including the elusive “gift only” neon purple – the 2.5″ tall figures come packed in premium foil bags, available for just $25 each.

The Leucotomy Ball: UK apparel brand Leucotomy have teamed up with The Disarticulators for the release of their very own signature ball toy! Designed by Leucotomy’s Gabe Mackenzie and sculpted by the hugely talented Zectron, the 2″ ball – roughly the same scale as the previously released Oozeball – has been inspired by a Manga short story compilation (name forthcoming), blending a macabre, exposed flesh design along with elements from Cure’s Thorn Ball Boogieman to devastating effect.

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Debuting at the con in both flesh and GID colorways courtesy of Tru:Tek, both editions were limited to just 10 piece each, coming bagged and headed with art from Gabe for just $30 a piece. On top of the main runs, a number of blind-bag one-offs are also up for grabs, so be sure to head over to the store early to avoid disappointment!

Disart ToyLabs

“Bootleg Black” Bartholio (not pictured): Conceived by AshMadeThis and kit-bashed by our very own Tru:Tek with sculpted elements from NolanJP, the booted Beavis bendy toy has been recast in hard resin, this time around coming with a paint scheme by Ash inspired by the classic bootleg Bart Simpson tees of the 90’s. Limited to an edition of just 10 figures – each coming with a unique shirt slogan – each comes bagged with a custom header from AshMadeThis for just $45 a pop…

Iceclops: Originally revealed as a near-finished clay proto way back here in early July, NolanJP‘s second movie themed GPK-style figure, Iceclops, finally made his debut at NYCC this year! Paying tribute to Ray Harryhausen’s iconic beast from 1958′s The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the ingenious mash-up of monster and doll stands at around the same height as the previously released Scary Larry at 2.5″, coming complete with – in true GPK style – an icecream cone horn and lumbering mace. As with the Leucotomy Ball, Iceclops was produced in 2 of Disart’s favourite colors; flesh and classic green GID, both coming cast up by Tru:Tek in a UV resistant, keshi-style rubber. Limited to just 10 of each, both editions have been packed in a GPK inspired foil pack for just $25 each… Calling all customisers! On top of the standard release, we will also be offering up a number of Icelops figures in a blank white resin- perfect for those looking to paint the little guy up! Packed in the same foil bags as the main release, these will set you back a slightly cheaper $20 each…

Scary Larry “GID”: Joining Iceclops, NolanJP’s original movie themed GPK-style figure, Scary Larry, returned for a special NYCC exclusive colorway! Bowing to the constant requests of fans, the wicked werewolf has finally been produced in a classic green GID rubber courtesy of Tru:Tek. As with Iceclops, Larry has been limited to an edition of just 10 figures, each coming packed in a premium foil bag for just $25 each…

The “Strange Kid” Screwball: Originally debuting right here way back in June, the Disart ToyLabs’ debut collaboration with Strange Kids Club – the Screwball – returned for an all-new NYCC exclusive release! Based on an illustration for SKC’s ongoing Circle Jerks sticker line, the stunning gross-out sculpt was originally undertaken by artist Jose David Cifuentes Ulloa as a fan project, quickly sparking the interest of SKC editor, Rondall Scott III, and ultimately leading to a full scale toy release. 3D printed, prototyped and produced courtesy of Tru:Tek over at Disart ToyLabs, the 3″ x 2″ figure has been cast in both GID and flesh-toned rubber, limited to 10 of each and priced at just $30. As with the Leucotomy Ball, a number of blind-bag one-offs will be available, so be sure to check stock early to avoid disappointment!

Pachi in Ya Packet “Cobraking”: Waiting in the wings since it’s first reveal way back in June, Disart ToyLabs’ collaboration with Monster Namahage, the “Cobraking” custom bootleg mini will finally see the light of day at NYCC as part of Disart ToyLabs’ “Pachi in Ya Pocket” series! Meticulously kit-bashed and re-sculpted from a mix of vintage mini figure designs, the 2″ piece has been cast in a MIMP-style UV resistant rubber. Available blind bagged in a selection of classic neon hues, these will set you back just $12 a piece…

Gory Hole

The Ooze and Stretch “Monster on Your Finger” Rings: Previously unveiled here a couple of weeks back, the hotly tipped “Monster on Your Finger” series debuted at NYCC with 2 different designs on offer! Based on infamous bootleg monster toys of the 70’s and 80’s, the rather aptly titled “Ooze” and “Stretch” have been directly inspired by the Cosmos’ Alien Ooze-It knock-off and the Japanese Stretch Monster bootleg. Produced in a patinated pewter courtesy of Baindots, the standard US size 10 rings have been limited to just 20 of each, coming packed in a drawstring bag with collector tag for $70 each. Worried the rings may be too big or too small? Well, along with plans to release more sizes in the future – albeit in a different material – we will be offering the rings with 24″ silver plated chains for an extra $5 each…

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Slimed” Quackula sofubi from Healeymade…


David Healey over at Healeymade is proud to present the second run of his Quackula sofubi, the “Slimed” edition! Based on the original custom bootleg release – a loving tribute to both Count Duckula and Universal Monsters – the Naoya Ikeda-sculpted figure stands just shy of 7″ tall and comes with a total of 4 points of articulation. Produced in a clear green and yellow swirled vinyl by none other than Gargamel, the piece comes complete with subtle orange and white masked sprays. Up for grabs in the Healeymade store right here alongside an unpainted Blue GID Magusaean 3.75, the “Slimed” Quackula can be yours for just $65 plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Slime Ape micro-run from ButcherBrand…


Butch Adams over at ButcherBrand is proud to reveal that his long awaited Slime Ape figures are finally making their debut this weekend via lottery! Designed, sculpted and produced by Butch, the awesome all-American kaiju stands at around 5″ tall, coming complete with articulation in both the neck and arms. Painted up in a slime green with detail hugging black rubs, the limited batch of 3 figures will be offered up to the lucky winners for just $70 each. Those interested in entering are going to need to fire over their details to Butch at before close this Sunday, October 19th at 8pm PST…

MAN-E-NEWS// The BLObPUS painted Cheestroyer from Bad Teeth Comics…


BLObPUS has taken on Bad Teeth Comics‘ Mini Cheestroyer sofubi for his latest painted release! Standing at around 4.7″ tall and coming with 3 points of articulation, the Double Haunt sculpted and Unbox Industries produced figure has been cast in a squishy GID soft vinyl this time around, coming with BLObPUS’ signature mix of layered black, metallic and neon sprays. Available via open preorder through the BLObPUS site right here until Thursday, October 23rd, the figure has been priced at just 5,000yen ($47) plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// NYCC photo dump: Part 2…

After an extended break over in New York, we’re finally back in the UK and ready for regular business! Whilst we won’t be firing on all cylinders until the weekend, we’ve decided to ease you guys (and ourselves!) in with Part 2 of our NYCC photo dump… Enjoy the pics and be sure to check back tomorrow for our regular news posts- including our all important NYCC leftover drop!

Rampage Toys x Tru:Tek

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[Various Rampage painted runs and one-offs plus the MVH Lab Mice set]

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[Various Rampage painted runs plus the marbled Kesagake and omake]

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[Splurrt's new Cadaver Twin head test shot and the NYCC '14 Rampage Cadaver Kid]

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[Rampage's Jeff and Galaxy People Lab Mice mash-ups and singles]

Jason Chalker aka Manly Art


[Topp's sketch card artist Chalker, his C-3P-HO figure and an Ooze-It sketch commission]


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[RESTORE's NYCC Neo Japan and Jeff Lamm x Lana Crooks' plush Greeasbat]

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[Various prints from Boglins creator Tim Clarke's signing at the booth]

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[Custom one-off mini Boglins, Tottim sofubi and mini paintings from Tim]



[Various vinyl and resin exclusives from MPH, including Astronocchio & Halloween Muckey]


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[The Sucklord x MISHKA Lobster Roll resin figure and Mutopia Cyco Simon]

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[Various NYCC exclusives including the mixed-part Ape, plus Lamour's Hellhound Chalkware]

Lulubell Toys

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[Bwana Spoons' Sons of Brodarr "Drizzz" proto plus various Bwana runs and customs]

MAN-E-NEWS// NYCC “Preview Night” photo dump…

We’ll be bringing you guys a full written review of the various booths at NYCC early next week, but in the mean time, you’re just going to have to make do with this HUGE photo dump… Enjoy!!!

Rampage Toys x Tru:Tek

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[Rampage Toys display including a one-off Guzo Kaiju and MockBat]

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[Tru:Tek display inc one-off Leucotomy Balls and Screwballs, the Rotten Proto and various keshi]


[Gory Hole "MoYF" Stretch and Ooze rings]


[Resin Oozeball Prototype]


[Rampage Toys Cosmegira and Salary Ugly Unicorn]



[Guumon customs and blank mixed part Geros]


[Various Plaseebo figures and one-off Target Earth customs]


[Ollie Krawlus custom plus various one-offs]

Monster Island x GNOSIS


[GNOSIS Cyco Ape one-off and Snatchpunch's Bostyrant]


[DeathCat Toys display]


[One-off Craterman and Toxigon from GNOSIS]


[GID M.O.T.U.L.O.S Nekos in My Pocket Playset and blank GNOSIS The Old Ones]

Lulubell Toys


[One-off Yusei and Moon Majins plus the Rotten Rexx Triceratops resin prototype]


['Evangelioth' Shub Zeroth and DSKI One Geros]


[Various Bwana Spoons one-offs]



[NagNagNag one-offs]


[Nag close-up and blank MISHKA Bootlegs]


[Scot Wilkowski's Infected Bootleg heads and Healeymade's Simon minis]