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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…

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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…

MAN-E-NEWS// AColorfulMonster’s “Orange Metallo” and “Bruised Bloodied” Zombitron micro-runs…

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With the Kickstarter incentive Zombitron’s now making their way into collectors homes, co-creator AColorfulMonster has just unveiled the figure’s first 2 micro-runs to make general release- Orange Metallo and Bruised & Bloodied! Standing at around 5.5″ tall and coming with 6 points of articulation, the Kenth Toy Works-sculpted figures have been produced in a white soft vinyl, complete with sprays and hand brushed detailing from AColorfulMonster. Limited to editions of just 4 pieces each, the pair can be found in the ACM store right here, priced at $65 and $75 respectively…

MAN-E-NEWS// Double Haunt’s custom Mini Cheestroyer release…

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The sculptors behind Bad Teeth Comic‘s popular Mini Cheestoryer figure, Australian duo Double Haunt have finally been given a chance to let loose on the 5″ sofubi- the results of which can be found in their online store right now! Featuring a huge selection of customs using the “Crystal Clear” colourway, these have been joined by a limited number of the previously released blanks including the super rare “Black Glitter” version. Priced between $35AUD ($33) to $45AUD ($42) each and $80AUD ($75) for a special “Fire & Ice” set, the DH Mini Cheestroyers are available in-store right here

MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ officially licensed Jamira kaiju online sales…

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Debuting at the Paralyzing Toys WF booth earlier today, Rampage Toys’ “Original Bullmark” edition Jamira will be making a strictly limited appearance online later today! Officially licensed by Tsuburaya, the iconic “beast with no neck” has been hand sculpted by Jon Malmstedt, standing at around 5″ tall and coming with 3 points of articulation. Produced by none other than Marmit in an authentic vintage yellow soft vinyl with light blue/silver sprays that match Bullmark’s first ever Jamira release, the figure comes bagged with a custom bootleg-style Ultraman header from Jon. Touching down in the Rampage store at around 10pm-11pm Japan time tonight (9am-10am EST) for around $45 each…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Pascagoula Alien kaiju from Marmit…

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Marmit returns this month with another classic sci-fi rendered in kaiju form, this time around taking on the alien from the real-world Pascagoula Mississippi abductions in October, 1973! Based on the infamous descriptions from abductees Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker, the towering 9.5″ tall figure features the same wrinkled skin, neckless head, carrot-like growths, and haunting robot-like appearance as their claimed abductor. Available via open preorder until August 31st priced at just 5,250yen ($55.68 worldwide), Japanese customers can find the figure in the Medicom Toy store, whilst overseas orders are going to need to be placed through Rakuten here.

MAN-E-NEWS// Mirock Toys’ officially licensed Wanpaku Ōji no Orochi Taiji sofubi and more at Wonderfestival Summer 14…

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Originally teased here a couple of weeks back, we can now reveal Mirock Toy‘s officially licensed Wanpaku Ōji no Orochi Taiji sofubi in full! Featuring the classic Japanese animation’s lead protagonists, the Naughty Prince and Tiger, the beautifully sculpted, vintage styled figures have been cast in tan and yellow soft vinyl, coming with meticulous sprays from none other than Itokin Park. Going on sale at the Mirock Toy Wonderfestival booth (5-10-8) this Sunday, July 27th alongside limited restocks of both Jackie and Bikkemberg sets, pricing is likely to be around the 9,800yen ($97) mark…

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But that’s not all! Joining the licensed releases, Mirock will also have a total of 3 releases in the highly sought after Dr Mirock series. Featuring mash-ups of the original series parts, new additions, plus a few borrowed from the recent Meka Chibira-Kun release, 2 sets will be on offer at 7,000yen ($69) each; Set 1 including a Mirock Attack, Tenno Ong and Tokotoko Mirock, and Set 2, a “Full Version” Mirock Rocket and Devil Busting Tank, as well as standalone mini, Dr Mirock Shock for 1,000yen ($10).

MAN-E-NEWS// AWESOME TOY’s Fake Spectreman: Wave 2 from Medicom Toy…

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Hot off the heels of their first wave of Fake Spectreman sofubi back in May (here), the guys over at AWESOME TOY are proud to announce that another 2 pachi renditions of the super-cyborg are now up for grabs courtesy of Medicom Toy! Officially licensed by P-Productions, the 9.5″ tall soft vinyl figures feature the same body variants as the first release, albeit with new head sculpts and paint apps closely based on 2 of Spectreman’s many bootleg guises. Currently up for grabs in Japan through the Medicom Toy store priced at 9,000yen ($89) each, overseas customers are going to need to hit up Rakuten here to bag theirs…

MAN-E-NEWS// Miscreation Toys’ “The Iron Monster” prototype revealed…

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Taking a brief sidestep from the hugely popular Autopsy Babies, artist Jerimi Rimel has just unveiled the latest sofubi from Miscreation Toys, The Iron Monster! Inspired by Dr Zorka’s robot in 30’s T.V serial “The Phantom Creeps”, the humungous 15″ figure has been designed by Rimel and digitally sculpted by iamscumbag. Currently available to check out in prototype form at the Lulubell Toys SDCC booth, we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground for word on production over the coming months…

MAN-E-NEWS// New Pusshead x HxS head sculpt at the Toy Tokyo SDCC booth…

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Easily one of the most impressive reveals we’ve seen from SDCC 14 so far, the Toy Tokyo booth has been playing host to an all-new Pusshead x HxSaigansho Gorilla Ju head sculpt! Pictured above on top of a Pusshead-customised Mecha Ju and as an uncut marbled standalone, the incredible decayed-looking piece is said to be making it’s debut at the Pusshead NYCC signing, also at the Toy Tokyo booth, in October. Keep track of the HxS blog here for more details soon…

[Images courtesy of Eckotyper]