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MAN-E-NEWS// James Groman’s “Vile-oceraptor” and “Rank-lasaurus” Zombiesaurs revealed…

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With the alternate triceratops Rotten Rexx head now finally making it’s way into production (check out our first reveal way back in January here), legendary toy designer and illustrator James Groman has got to work on a new series of Rexx minis, the Zombiesaurs! Currently consisting of 2 different designs, Vile-oceraptor and Rank-lasaurus, the 2-part figures should hopefully be making their debut in sofubi courtesy of Lulubell/Grody Shogun over the coming months. Keep track of the artist’s Instagram feed here for more details on the project soon…

MAN-E-NEWS// Dream Rocket’s Gandye figure in the Monster Kolor store…

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Monster Kolor are proud to reveal that they’ve secured a preorder for Dream Rocket’s latest vinyl figure, Gandye! Taken from Dynamic Kikaku/Toei Animation’s classic Devilman anime, the three-eyed monster has been sculpted and hand painted by Dream Rocket’s Yajima-san, standing approximately 12″ tall with an impressive total of 11 different parts. Originally debuting at Wonderfestival last week in a One-Up exclusive colourway, this second version has been produced in a metallic soft vinyl complete with orange and yellow sprays. Available through the Monster Kolor store right here, Gandye has been priced at $90 plus shipping…

MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// The RAMPAGE KAIBUTSUYA (Giant Monster Animal Shop) sofubi series announced…

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Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has been hard at work on an all-new series of sofubi, the RAMPAGE KAIBUTSUYA (‘giant monster animal shop’), with the first, as yet unrevealed figure having already hit the wax! Whilst we can’t share too much about the project at the moment (save the blurred image above), we can confirm two things- that the figure will stand at a lofty 10″ of Japanese-produced soft vinyl, and that you guys are going to need one once you see it! Likely to be making it’s debut at Superfestival and NYCC in just a couple of months time, stay locked for the full lowdown on this awesome figure as soon as we’ve been given the green light by Jon…

MAN-E-NEWS// Custom M.U.S.C.L.E mini figures from Topheroy…

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Following the success of his custom S.U.C.K.L.E run a few months back, Kaiju sprayer Topheroy turns his hand to mini figures once more with the reveal of 20 one of a kind M.U.S.C.L.E hand paints! Treated to a wide spectrum of Monster Kolor sprays and brushed detailing, the vintage 2″ PVC figs can currently be found in the Customantics store right here, selling blind bagged for an unbelievable $8 each shipped in the US. Interested parties are going to need to head over ASAP to avoid disappointment, at such a low price these guys surely won’t be hanging around for long!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Alavaka “Blue Blind Bags” from Devils Head Productions…

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With SDCC just finishing up and NYCC on the horizon, Toby Dutkiewicz over at Devils Head Productions wanted to do something for those who couldn’t make it out (and for those who did and want more!), so he’s been hard at work at an all-new Alavaka release- the Blue Blind Bags! What lurks inside…? No one knows at the moment, and we guess that’s the point! To be sold at random through the DHP store on August 9th (time TBC), the mysterious blue bags will set you back just $50 each plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// Phobos: Interdimensional Space Demon from Frenzy Bros x Galxxor…

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With their C2E2 exclusive “Nightmare” figure proving a huge success at the Nerd City booth back in April, Ben Spencer has called upon the talents of Frenzy for their first ever collaborative Galaxxor figure, Phobos: the Interdimensional Space Demon! Featuring a head sculpted by Frenzy Bros on top of Ben’s standard Galaxxor body, the classically styled 5.5″ resin action figure has been engineered and produced in resin by The Godbeast and True Cast Studio. Hand painted by Ben in a mix of orange, lime and black acrylics, the Phobos has been limited to a micro-run of just 3, each coming bagged with a custom header for $85 each plus shipping. Look out for these awesome figures in the Galaxxor store this Friday, August 1st at Noon CST…

MAN-E-NEWS// Seymour Art’s new sculpts for Stranger Factory’s “Sideshow” exhibition…

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Peter Kelk aka Seymour kindly shares a whole host of new creatures for Stranger Factory‘s upcoming “Sideshow” exhibition! Featuring a total of 7 different one-off pieces heavily inspired by the circus’ and freak shows of old, the wonderfully macabre figures have been hand sculpted by Seymour using epoxy resin, each standing at around 7″ tall and coming with meticulously detailed, neo-vintage style paint apps. On display at the gallery starting this Saturday, August 2nd until Monday, September 1st, expect any remaining pieces to make their way to the Stranger Factory site at some point early next week…

MAN-E-NEWS// Comet Debris’ “Summer Vacation” Sametan preorder…

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Having proved a huge success upon release early last month, Koji Harmon over at Comet Debris is proud to reveal that the “Summer Vacation” Sametans have returned for an open-preorder run! Coming exactly the same as the OG version, the 4″ tall figure has been cast up in a crystal clear soft vinyl, complete with hand painted eye detailing and a belly full of rubbery underwater creatures. Available now in the Comet Debris store, Summer Vacation Sametan has been priced at just $45 plus shipping… But that’s not all! Joining the festive restock, Comet Debris are also offering up the little guy in an unpainted glossy black vinyl! Found in the CD store right here, this strictly limited run will set you back just $40 a piece…

MAN-E-NEWS// Skinner x Healeymade’s CHORKO online sales announced…

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“CHORKO! The most powerful wizard on eternia! Untamed by Skeletor and Too oily for even HE-Man to take hold of.. He lays his pimp talk backwards mind whammy on every living thing on Eternia.. Frankly things just haven’t been the same since the king and the royal folk of the palace woke up with their furniture nailed to the ceiling…”

Having debuted at SDCC last week, Skinner is proud to reveal that the second figure in the ongoing “Mansons of the Universe” series, Eternia’s master of the black arts “CHORKO” will be touching down online later this week! Beautifully crafted by Healeymade utilising MOTU’s Orko alongside a modified version of Skinner’s Charlie Manson head sculpt, the 4″ tall figure has been cast in a sleek black resin complete with lime and orange hand painted detailing. Coming packed on an authentic MOTU style cardback, the black wizard will be available from the Critical Hit store this Friday, August 1st at Noon PST, coming in at $80 each plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// Jesse Narins’ “Flesh” and “Velocitron GID” Stegoforest sofubi…

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Jesse Narins has just revealed that 2 all-new Stegoforest colourways will be up for grabs in his store next Friday, August 8th! First up, we have the latest painted edition from Jesse himself. Produced in a flesh coloured soft vinyl, the 5″ tall figure has been treated to vintage-style sprays in dark teal, orange and green. Complete with matching 2″ long Acorn Warrior omake, these guys will be up for grabs at $55 each, or for those who like their sofubi unpainted, just $50 blank. Joining the flesh run, Jesse will also be unleashing a run painted by Stegoforest producer, Velocitron. Cast in a GID vinyl this time around, these feature the artist’s signature neon rub, coming with matching omake for $80, or $55 left untouched…

MAN-E-NEWS// The “BLObPUS paint version” Kumo Ningen from BLObPUS x Dream Rocket…

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The mighty BLObPUS takes on yet another figure from Dream Rocket‘s anthropomorphic series for his latest round of lottery sales, proudly presenting the Kumo Ningen (Human Spider) “BLObPUS paint version”! Standing at around 8″ tall and coming with 4 points of articulation, the arachnophobe’s nightmare has been produced in BLObPUS’ signature GID soft vinyl, coming with a multitude of neon/metallic sprays over a detail hugging black rub. Priced at just 7,500yen ($74) plus shipping, anyone looking to bag the figure can check out the lottery entry details right here. Successful applicants will be notified after close on August 5th, with shipping estimated for mid-September…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Gakki-Kun sofubi from Pico Pico x Medicom Toy…

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Popular Japanese TV show character and internet meme Gakki-Kun has been realised as a soft vinyl figure courtesy of Pico Pico and Medicom Toy! Originally debuting at Wonderfestival over the weekend in an exclusive “Red/White” colourway, the “2.5-dimensional human body muscle model with ultra scientific interpretation” (a literal translation!) comes in his original “Prop Model” colorway for this standard run, standing at around 8.5″ and coming with 5 points of articulation. Available via open preorder until August 31st priced at just 6,453yen ($63.36 worldwide), Japanese customers can find the figure in the Medicom Toy store, whilst overseas orders are going to need to be placed through Rakuten right here.

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Clear Pink” Negora sofubi from Monster Kolor x Max Toy Co…

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The guys over at Monster Kolor have just secured another blank exclusive for all you customisers out there, the “Clear Pink” Negora from Max Toy! Standing at around 5″ tall, the 2-part figure has been produced in – you guessed it! – a translucent pink soft vinyl this time around, sadly sans the tuna fish omake we usually see him packed with. Available in super-limited quantities on the Monster Kolor store right here, Negora will set you back just $46 shipped in the US…

MAN-E-NEWS// Axe of Gold: Wave 2 resin figures from Bigmantoys…

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Originally dropping earlier in the month as part of a trans-Atlantic release with Rampageo Industries, Bigmantoys‘ Axe of Gold series returns this week with the restock of both Battle Beak and Thieves alongside  the debut of all-new character, Gilius Thunderhead! Dropping in the Bigmantoys store this Friday, August 1st at 11pm London, we bring you a quick rundown of what to expect from the Golden Axe inspired release…

Gilius Thunderhead- Originally sculpted by Bigmantoys’ Lee Burbridge based on GA’s infamous playable dwarf character, the 5.5″ tall Gilius has been hand cast in a durable PU resin, coming complete with 4 points of articulation, a leather bound axe and a random coloured potion- all for just $65 plus shipping!

Battle Beak aka Chicken Leg- A perfect chance to bag this awesome steed if you missed him the first time around (or if you’re looking to build an army of the things!), the 5.5″ compatible figure has been cast in a “raw” pink resin with hand painted detailing. Fitted with an elasticated harness to support vintage figures, Battle Beak will also set you back $65.

Elven Thieves- Joining Battle Beak, those mischievous, coin grabbing bandits return for a new run! Standing at around 2.5″ tall, in keeping with the scale of the little blighters in the game, each has been cast in a flesh resin with green/blue detailing. Complete with a joint of meat (all important health in the game!), these will set you back just $15 a piece.

MAN-E-NEWS// The HammerTongue resin figure from Credenda Studios…

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“Once the ruthless kingpin of the underground black market who bathed in the tears of the dead and all those who defied him. With 13 wives and piles of jewels that would make Donald Trump tremble, life was good for HammerTongue. That was until he was betrayed by his apprentice and cast into exile. but after years of miserable solitude, HammerTongue is back to claim what is rightfully his…”

Credenda Studios return with their first ever bagged release, the awesome HammerTongue custom bootleg! Meticulously kit-bashed from an assortment of undisclosed vintage action figures, this intergalactic kingpin stands at around 3.75″ of hand cast, non-articulated resin, coming hand painted in a gorgeous mix of metallic purple/silver and finished with a hand cut suede robe. Limited to an edition of 25 pieces, each coming bagged with a pulp-style header courtesy of Reneone Lab, HammerTongue will be touching down in the Credenda Studios store this coming Sunday, August 3rd at Noon MST for just $45 each…

MAN-E-NEWS// Refreshment Toy x Uamou’s “Sugar Rush” online sale…

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With Refreshment Toy‘s MANY EYES EXPOSITION concluding at the Uamou Studio today (07/29), the guys are proud to announce that the remaining figures held back for overseas customers are now online as part of the RT “Sugar Rush” sale! Featuring a total of 6 different Many Eyes Cat sets (including Mini Boo omake) customised by Uamou’s Ayako Takagi for just 4500yen each ($44), these have been joined by Refreshment’s creepy-cute Eyeball Icecreams in a Uamou exclusive GID colourway, coming in at just 1,000yen ($10) a piece. Anyone interested in picking these up is going to need to fire over an e-mail to info@uamou.com with their details plus the serial numbers of the figures they’re after- these are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to get your requests in ASAP to avoid disappointment!

MAN-E-NEWS// The SAVIOR resin figure from Patient No.6…

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Avant garde resin wizard Patient No.6 returns with one of his weirdest creations yet, the blade wielding SAVIOR… Utilising the artist’s minimal leg-based platform, the 9″ tall figure has been armed with a pair of multi-articulated, weapon mounted arms, a submachine gun jutting out of the chest, and, quite possibly the strangest of all, a beautifully sculpted anatomical model for a head! Meticulously hand cast in resin and painted in a muted palette of blues and greys, this curious slice of strange can be found in the Patient No.6 store right here for $100 shipped worldwide…

MAN-E-NEWS// MAN-E-NEWS// Godzilla Vinyl Wars: Wave 2 from Medicom Toy…

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Continuing their celebration of the first Godzilla film in 10 years, Medicom Toy have once again teamed up with a number of Japan’s leading toy manufacturers for the second wave in their ongoing series, Godzilla Vinyl Wars! Featuring a total of 7 very different designs (clockwise from top left); the Bullmark J-Tale Green Version from M1Go (top), the 1962 Version from Bear Model, the Giant Hedorah from Sofubi Life, the Destoroyah from Marmit, the CCP 2001 Version from GMK, the 1964 “MOTHGODZI” Version from Marmit and the 1955 “Godzilla Strikes Back” Version from Marusan, the diverse range of figures have been priced between just 6,000yen ($59) and 10,000yen ($98) each. Head over to the Medicom Toy store right here to take a closer look, and be sure to click through to get a look at the figures… Read the rest of this page »

MAN-E-NEWS// Lulubell Toys SDCC leftovers now available online…

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Dominating SDCC last week with their biggest line-up of exclusives to date, the guys over at Lulubell Toys are proud to reveal that the remaining pieces have already touched down online! Featuring many of the previously revealed figures including the Grody x RealHead Deep Space Monsters, Marbled Ensorcelled Men, Bella Muerta, Marbled Young Gohsts and Grody Niks, the real star of the show has got to be Miscreation Toys’ latest Autopsy Baby “Gergle” (pictured above), coming blind bagged in an assortment of unpainted marbled vinyl for just $125 each… Those interested should head over to the front page here to check out the remaining stock ASAP- it most certainly won’t be around for long!

MAN-E-NEWS// Blood Guts Toys one-off “Joker” and “Candy” Shikabane Kaiju on YAJ…

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IzuMonster of Blood Guts Toys has just unleashed a pair of his highly sought after Shikabane Kaiju on Yahoo Auctions Japan! Both unique, one-off customs – a Joker homage and a gorgeous pastel-hued Candy version – the Fulci zombie inspired duo stand at around 9.5″ tall with 5 points of articulation, coming complete with the “Toxic Eater” head variant. With starting prices at 23,000yen ($226), interested parties are going to need to head over to the separate auction pages here and here and place their bids before close on Friday, August 1st at 9pm Japan time…