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MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC ’15 exclusive “Night Mystic” Dredge sofubi from Rotofugi…

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Following the previously posted Snybora and Big Muscamoots, the guys over at Rotofugi are proud to reveal that yet another figure from their ongoing Lake Monsters series – the horrific “Dredge” – is set to return for SDCC ’15 next week in an exclusive “Night Mystic” colorway! Designed by Chicago-based artist Brian Morris, sculpted by Chris Ryniak and Joe Somers and painted by Joe Somers and Kirby Kerr, Dredge stands 7.5 inches tall and has five points of articulation (two arms/tentacles, two horns and head) including a rather unique ball joint for the neck. Produced in mix part ivory and black soft vinyl with subtle blue and aqua pearlescent sprays, the “Night Mystic” Dredge will be available at the Rotofugi SDCC ’15 booth (#5248) starting preview night for just $65 each… Expect news of an online drop soon after the event!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Miscreation Toys’ SDCC ’15 exclusive “Destrobo” Iron Monster sofubi teased…

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Jeremi Rimmel of Miscreation Toys has been hard at work on a special “Destrobo” Iron Monster run just in time for SDCC ’15 next week! Inspired by GI Joe’s main antagonist “Destro”, the towering 15″ tall figure has been produced in a black soft vinyl this time around, coming complete with a silver sprayed head, yellow chest, furry red collar and a neck chain for good measure. Touching down at DKE’s SDCC booth next week with a limited online release planned for Thursday, July 9th, be sure to stay tuned for the full lowdown including pricing and drop time soon…

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UPDATE// Jeremi has just revealed full release details! Limited to just 2 for SDCC, these will be available from the DKE booth (#5045) starting Preview Night next Wednesday, July 8th for $250 each, with the rest making their way onto the Miscreation store at 12pm on Thursday, July 9th…

MAN-E-NEWS// The first painted “Kaiju Kinora” and “Kaiju Nemuke” sofubi from Max Toy Co…

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Originally revealed as neon green test shots a couple of months back, the latest 2 figures from Max Toy Co‘s Kaiju Gals/Monster Boogie series have finally seen their first painted release! Featuring “Kaiju Kinora” (the Mushroom Monster) from Kaori Hinata and “Kaiju Nemuke” from Hikari Bambi, both have been sculpted by none other than Makino-san of TTToys, coming in-scale with previous “Monster Boogie” figures at around 3″ tall. With Kinora treated to a black and white paint app on grey vinyl and Nemuke a mix of red, yellow, and blue over light purple, the pair can currently be found in the Max Toy store right here for just $32 each plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// Monster Worship’s huge “non-con” online sale announced…

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Whilst unfortunately Monster Worship won’t have any new toys at SDCC this year, the guys have decided to make up for it with a huge online sale instead! Plunging deep into the MW hold bin, a number of super-rare items and must-have bargains will be up for grabs, including blank figures, one-off customs and the full range of MW t-shirts for just $5 each. Look out for the drop in the Monster Worship store on Monday, July 20th at 7pm Eastern time…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Steve Caballero x Super7 x Secret Base “Cab Dragon” sofubi SDCC release and signing…

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Last seen in test shot form back in April, legendary skater Steve Caballero‘s highly anticipated collaboration with Super7 and Secret Base – the CabDragon – will finally make its debut at SDCC ’15 next week! Loosely based on Cab’s legendary “Enter the Dragon” skate graphic first seen in the late 80’s (check it out here), the 4.5″ tall figure draws inspiration from Super7’s recent Astro-Mu 5 reboot, featuring the same “legs closed, arms up” pose as well as a fully removable dragon mask hiding a rendition of the skater’s head underneath. Produced in an unpainted “proto grey” for this first release, the Cab Dragon will be making an appearance at Super7’s SDCC booth (#4945) as part of a special signing with Caballero on Saturday, July 11th at 2pm, coming in at just $50 a piece… Look out for our final wave of Super7 exclusives over the weekend!

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Cosmic Beast” Manotaur sofubi from Imps and Monsters x Rampage Toys…

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It’s been well over a year since the last release of Imps and Monsters‘ Manotaur sofubi, so it came with great pleasure yesterday to find that a special “Cosmic Beast” edition is now up for grabs online! Sculpted, produced and painted by Rampage Toys‘ Jon Malmstedt, the impressive 8″ tall figure has been produced in a bright yellow soft vinyl with purple and orange sprays. Currently available in limited quantities on the Imps and Monsters store right here, the “Cosmic Beast” Manotaur will set you back just $85 plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC ’15 exclusive “Big Muscamoot” customs from Rotofugi x Squibbles Ink x Chris Ryniak…

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Hot on the heals of our reveal of the SDCC ’15 exclusive Snybora last week, the guys over at Rotofugi have teamed up with Squibbles Ink and Chris Ryniak for another “Lake Monsters” con release… a special trifecta of one-off “Big Muscamoot” figures! Designed/sculpted by Ryniak and produced in a soft vinyl courtesy of Squibbles Ink, the trio have each been uniquely painted by the combined talents of Rotofugi’s Kirby Kerr and Joe Summers. Priced at just $150 each, the custom Big Muscamoots will be available alongside a whole host of other exclusives at the Rotofugi booth (#5248) starting Preview Night on Wednesday, July 8th… Look out for another Rotofugi SDCC ’15 reveal tomorrow!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The painted “Red Bean” Dissolution of Smoke: Vol. 2 sofubi from Algangu…

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Originally debuting in blank form a few weeks back, the second wave of “Dissolution of Smoke” sofubi from Algangu has finally seen its first painted release! Featuring a total of 3 all-new designs inspired by traditional yokai and 1970’s candy shop playing cards, the figures – a gourd holding monk, a castle and a cycloptic hat – stand a little shorter than the first release at around 2.5″-3″ each, coming complete with a finger puppet-style open base design. Produced in the same “red bean” colored soft vinyl as their first outing, the trio have been adorned with simple silver and yellow sprays with black brushed detailing. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Fat Moes store here for just 3,132yen ($26) plus shipping, overseas orders can be placed by e-mailing Algangu directly at algangu@bugsyweb.co.jp

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But that’s not all! For those that are still in love with the first Dissolution of Smoke release, you’ll be glad to know that it’ll be returning as part of a 2 pack release with Nerdone‘s M.O.T.U.L.O.S play set! Originally debuting unpainted at Superfestival 68 a few weeks back, the pair have been produced in the same smoke clear soft vinyl, this time coming with matching silver and red sprays. Look out for the set in the Fat Moes store soon…

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Crazy Eyes Cutty” sofubi play set from UhOh Toys…

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Aaron over at UhOh Toys is proud to reveal that his “Cutty” Errants mini figure is set to return this week as part of a special “Crazy Eyes” play set release! Featuring the little guy in what appears to be a black soft vinyl this time around, the adorable space bull has been treated to minimal teal and gold sprays, coming complete with a knife, cowboy hat, noose, wanted poster and miniature real wood coffin. Limited to just 3 sets, the “Crazy Eyes” Cutty will be up for grabs on the UhOh Toys store this Friday, July 3rd at 12pm Pacific time for an undisclosed sum…

MAN-E-NEWS// New “Tyranbo”, “Soprano” and “Neclong” sofubi from Cojica Toys…

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The guys over at Cojica Toys are proud to reveal that their much-loved dino sofubi has returned this week for a slew of new releases! Featuring the mighty Tyranbo in a yellow soft vinyl with gold and blue sprays for just 5,000yen ($41) and Soorano in a red vinyl with metallic blue and silver sprays for 6,000yen ($49), the star of the show has got to be all-new figure “Neclong”; coming in an unpainted blue vinyl for 5,000yen ($41), or with silver and red sprays for just 6,000yen ($49). Currently available via e-mail lottery through the Cojica site, interested parties are going to need to fill in the dedicated forms right here… Good luck to all who enter!

MAN-E-NEWS// Chris Grondin x Scumbags and Superstars’ “Slimey Siamese” Scumball revealed…

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Having recently produced Madball-style figures for both Blurble and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, artist Chris Grondin has teamed up with none other than Scumbags and Superstars to kickstart their long awaited “Scumballs” line… starting with the jaw dropping “Slimey Siamese” you see above! Based on an original character design from longtime S&S collaborator Sexual Youkai, the suitably gross-looking ball had been hand sculpted by Chris at around 3″ wide, coming cast in an authentic latex foam and layered with a ton of sprays and brushed detailing. Going on sale in strictly limited quantities through the S&S store, be sure to keep checking the S&S Instagram feed here for first word on the drop soon…

MAN-E-NEWS// The “YouZha” vinyl figure from Kearjun…

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China-based toy artist Kearjun has just revealed his debut vinyl figure, the horrific YouZha! Inspired by Fulci’s cult horror flick Zombi 2, the hand sculpted undead monstrosity stands at around 8″ tall (TBC) and comes with articulation in the legs, arms and neck. Debuting as part of a unique “trade only” release in an unpainted glow-in-the-dark vinyl, anyone interested can hit up Kearjun’s agent Gabriella June at DDF_KYDD@yahoo.com with their enquiries… Haven’t got anything to trade? Then you’ll be glad to know that the first official “paid” releases will be coming your way over the next few weeks- albeit in edition sizes of just 5 or less per colorway! Keep track of the Kearjun Instagram feed here for more info on those soon…

MAN-E-NEWS// Radioactive Uppercut’s SDCC ’15 non-con exclusive “Mock Man” 8-Ball sofubi revealed…

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It’s been a long time since we last saw a retail version of Radioactive Uppercut‘s awesome 8-Ball sofubi, so it came with great pleasure today to find that a special SDCC ’15 “non-con” edition will be up for grabs next week! Rather aptly dubbed “Mock Man”, the latest version – a homage to none other than Superman – has been produced in a bright green soft vinyl complete with authentic blue, red and flesh sprays. Touching down in limited quantities on the Radioactive Uppercut store – NOT at SDCC! – at some point next week, be sure to keep a close eye on the RU Instagram feed here for the full lowdown soon…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Mishka LA exclusive “F***ing Four Fingers” sofubi from Terrible Whore…

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Teased here just a few days back, we can now reveal that the Mishka LA exclusive “F***ing Four Fingers” sofubi from Terrible Whore is set for release next week! Once again produced in a glossy black soft vinyl, the towering 10″ tall figure – a twisted homage to Kinnikuman’s Snegator Claw – has been treated to a mix of metallic purple, pink and ivory sprays, coming packed in a beautiful custom silkscreened drawstring bag. Touching down at Mishka’s LA-based retail space next Monday, July 6th at 11am, “F***ing Four Fingers is likely to set you back around $150-$200 a piece…

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Bipolar Joe” mini figure from Rotten Toys…

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Up and coming indie producers Rotten Toys are proud to present the arrival of their second figure, the “Bipolar Joe” mini! Standing at around 3″ tall, the hand sculpted piece features a clever double headed sad/happy design with another gruesome face imbedded in the chest for good measure. Pictured here as the very first resin test pulls, we’re told to expect the first painted release very soon. Keep a close eye on the Rotten Toys Instagram feed here for more info over the next few days!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Optical Camoflage” Chi-Chi and Nei sofubi from Baketan…

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Cherri Polly of creative duo Baketan has just revealed that their latest sofubi – Chi-Chi and Nei – are set to return this week in a special “Optical Camoflage” colorway! Standing at around 4″ tall each, the pair have been produced in a clear soft vinyl this time around, coming with gorgeous color-changing pearlescent sprays with flesh, red and black detailing. Priced at $90 each plus shipping, both Chi-Chi and Nei will be available from the Baketan store from 11am Japan time this Wednesday, July 1st…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Nama Niku x John Black’s skate-themed mini figure series teased…

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As if the previously announced Chibi Pachi-Bots weren’t enough, Nama Niku has revealed that he will once again be teaming up with artist John Black for the release of an all-new custom mini figure set! Whilst we don’t have too much information to go on at present, the mini deck propped up alongside the prototype below would suggest a skate theme for the upcoming series. Set to feature a total of 5 figures – 2 each from the pair and 1 as-yet-unannounced – the little guys are due to be cast in a keshi-style rubber coming packed with art from Black. Debuting at DCon in November, look out for more on this promising release soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// GojiGirl x Novelty Haus x Marmit “G-Fest XXII” exclusive figure set teased..

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Super-collector Linda Conrad of ChibiGobiToys has revealed that she’s teaming up with Novelty Haus and Marmit for an exclusive release at premier Godzilla/kaiju con “G-Fest XXII” next weekend! Whilst details are still thin on the ground at present, ongoing teasers have revealed that the release will feature a total of 10 Godzilla figure sets produced by Marmit, each coming in an exclusive clear soft vinyl with blue, pink and gold sprays. Going on sale at the Illinois-based event via lottery starting next Friday, July 10th, any leftover sets will make their way into the Novelty Haus store soon after. Keep track of Linda’s Instagram feed here for more teasers plus a full reveal soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Grumble Toy SDCC ’15 exclusives at Rotofugi…

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Rotofugi are proud to announce that they’ve teamed up with Canadian duo Grumble Toy for a whole host of exclusives that’ll be up for grabs at their SDCC ’15 booth in just over a weeks time! Featuring all 6 figures from the pair’s current line up – NekoMimi, Chuo-Cho, Chubby Tough, Wormrah, Ishigon and Ilith – each has been produced in a Japanese soft vinyl and treated to a number of sprays and hand painted detailing rather aptly dubbed “Pastel Fluorescence”. Limited to edition sizes ranging from 2-7 and priced at just $33-$38 each, look out for Grumble Toys’ creations at the Rotofugi booth (#5248) starting Preview Night next Wednesday, July 8th… But that’s not all! Joining the “Pastel Fluorescence” series, Grumble Toy will be unleashing their latest collaboration with Japanese producers Amapro, Manmorah (not pictured). Limited to just 2 pieces, the figure will set you back just $60…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC exclusive MOTU “Stage 1 Prototype Set” 3.75″ action figures from Super7…

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“When you think of the He-Man and Masters of the Universe Action Figures from the 80’s, you instantly imagine a genre defining toy style packed with big muscles and even bigger playsets. But what if there was more to the story? What if a toy sculptor had started from a different point of view before changing the toy proportions to what we know today. What if those prototypes were found? What if?”

As if the monumental M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E reveal wasn’t enough, the guys over at Super7 have been hard at work on yet another must-have SDCC exclusive set in the rich world of MOTU… the Masters of the Universe “Stage 01 Prototype” collection! Closely resembling the 1970’s era 3.75” scale action figures, the set includes 4 unpainted figures with their own individual weapons – He-Man and the Power Sword, Skeletor and his Havoc Staff, Mer-Man and his sword and Beastman with his whip – each authentically realised by one of the original 70’s Star Wars figure sculptors and coming complete with 5 points of articulation. Only available only at Skeletor’s Lair (the Super7 SD store) during SDCC – check our previous post for details on entry – the MOTU “Stage 1 Prototype” set will be limited to 1 per person for just $60 each… Stay tuned for yet more Super7 SDCC reveals soon!