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MAN-E-NEWS// DeathCat Toys’ 5th Dimensional Witch Yaga prototype revealed…

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Johan Ulrich over at DeathCat Toys has just unveiled yet another promising figure in the works, the 5th Dimensional Witch Yaga! Set to feature in an all-new line of sofubi minis at some point in the near future, the bikkuriman-style figure was designed by Johan, with sculpting duties currently in the hands of the recently featured KtoKto of Japan. We’re still unsure of when, where or how the little guy will be up for grabs, but you can be sure that as soon as we find out anymore about the project, you guys will be the first in the know…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Cold Lemurian Code Jinx micro-run from Skinner…

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The mighty Skinner has taken on Paul Kaiju‘s King Jinx for a special “Cold Lemurian Code Jinx” micro-run! Produced in what appears to be a red soft vinyl this time around, the towering 10″ tall figure has been treated to a number of lime green, black and silver V-Color sprays, coming complete with matching “Screaming Siren” omake mini. Limited to a batch of just 5 pieces, the Code Lemurian Code Jinx’s will be creeping onto the Critical Hit store this Friday, October 3rd at Noon PST, coming in at $400 each plus shipping…

MAN-E-NEWS// The hand painted Treegarr Sapling mini figures from Bigmantoys…

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“Treegarr isn’t 100% evil… After watching Guardians of the Galaxy and laughing riotously at the crash-scene, he decided to gift you humans with more of his offspring. Bringers of eternal death – his most heartfelt gift, the Treegarr Saplings!”

Our good friend Lee Burbridge over at Bigmantoys is proud to reveal that his ever popular Sapling mini figures have returned for one last outing! A keshi scaled interpretation of Bigmatoys’ flagship 5.5″, Treegarr, the 2″ tall figures have been cast in resin and hand painted by Lee in a mix of lifelike washes and brushed detailing. Limited to an edition of just 5 pieces, interested parties can find the Treegarr Saplings in the Bigmantoys store right here for just $20 each plus shipping…

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

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“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.”

To celebrate the recent release of his album “Can We Afford This Much Despair?” on Stand Up! Records, comedian and avid toy collector Adam Quesnell 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… Behold, DESPAIR! 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 (M.U.S.C.L.E flesh pictured). Set to drop during Halloween at the end of next month, be sure to stay tuned for a 360 reveal, a full list of colorways, pricing and availability soon…

MAN-E-NEWS// Snatchpunch Creature Cartel’s “Bostyrant” sofubi revealed…

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Tattoo artist Joe Truck Kash of the Snatchpunch Creature Cartel has just revealed his upcoming debut sofubi in-full, proudly presenting the super-hideous Bostyrant! Designed by Joe and sculpted by Grizlli Atom aka GNOSIS, the mid size, 4-part soft vinyl figure comes brimming with gruesome details, including multiple oozing eyes, gaping, stitched flesh and four putrid, witch-like udders! Set to debut at the Monster Island x GNOSIS NYCC booth (#402) next week, be sure to stay tuned for a full painted reveal plus release details as we get ever closer to the event…

MAN-E-NEWS// The kaiju POGOLA from DAN…

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Shimomoku over at toy retailer/producer Jungle are proud to reveal that the latest artist to join their roster, DAN, will be releasing their debut sofubi, kaiju POGOLA, this week! Standing at around 3.75″ tall and coming with articulation in the neck, the adorable horned beastie has been produced in a bright yellow soft vinyl for this first run, coming with green/orange sprays and hand painted detailing. Touching down in the Jungle store right here this Wednesday, October 1st at 1pm Japan time for just 4,320yen ($39) plus shipping, supplies of the figure are likely to be super-limited, so be sure to head over early to avoid disappointment…

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Dr Mirock” Taipei Toy Festival exclusives from Mirock Toy…

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Mirock Toy have just revealed that they will be rolling out a total of 3 Dr Mirock releases for the Taipei Toy Festival next weekend! Featuring a 4 and 5 piece set – both coming with a number of new mixed-part configurations from the original series, the Dr Mirock Totem and Mecha Chibira-kun set – these have been joined by the return of the Dr Mirock Hontai mini, all coming in the same unpainted clear purple vinyl as the previously posted KtoKto Monster Series (below). Release details for these are still to be confirmed at present, so be sure to keep a close eye on the Mirock Toy Instagram feed here for more details over the next few days…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The KtoKto “Monster Series” sofubi minis…

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Having seen instant sellout success at both Wondefestival and yesterday’s Superfetival 66, we’ve decided to shine a little light on the debut line from Japanese artist KtoKto… the awesome Monster Series! Inspired by a mix of both classic monster designs and 80s Japanese horror toys – including the iconic MaBa Zombies – the first wave of figures features a total of 3 different designs; a horned demon, mummy and hopping vampire, each sculpted in the classic finger puppet style and produced in an uncapped soft vinyl. Pictured above in the Superfestival 66 exclusive painted and blank clear purple colorways, each of the little guys came packaged in stunning coffin-style boxes for just 4,000yen ($37) and 3,000yen ($27) respectively. Unfortunately whilst there’s no news of international sales at present, we’re sure the continued success will mean a release over here at some point in the future- fingers crossed! In the meantime, interested parties can head over to the KtoKto Instagram feed here for a little preview of the soon to be released Wave 2…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Pearl Grey” Alien sofubi from Super7 x Secret Base…

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Debuting at SDCC back in July (here) to huge fan-fare, Super7 are proud to reveal that their officially licensed, vintage-style Alien sofubi will be returning in an all-new colorway this week! A collaboration with none other than Secret Base, the 4.5″ tall figure has been designed and sculpted to look like a classic Poppy sofubi, this time around coming cast in a pearl grey soft vinyl, black rub, plus that all important clear dome. Details on the release are still pretty thin on the ground at the moment, but we’re guessing the figure will be making an appearance in the Super7 store at some point on Thursday, October 2nd for around $45 each… Stay tuned for the full lowdown soon!

MAN-E-NEWS// The NYCC excluisve “Rotten-X” from Triclops x Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt…

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Joining the previously posted Gnaw-X, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed the second figure in his 3-part mega collaboration with Skull Head Butt… the mighty Rotten-X! Featuring the Triclops designed/Zectron sculpted “Rotten Tomato” ball as a head, the stunning “X” body figure has been jointly produced by Rampage Toys and Marmit, standing at around 9″ tall and coming with 5 points of articulation. Making it’s debut at the Rampage x Tru:Tek NYCC booth (#208) in the pictured bright red vinyl with cream, metallic purple, black and green sprays, the initial batch will be limited to just 10 with further colorways planned for online release soon after… But that’s not all! To celebrate the release of the figure, our very own Tru:Tek – the original producer of the ball – will be offering up a very limited batch of resin protos at the con too! Due to come packed alongside an equally limited run of blank red (uncapped) sofubi balls from the main release, you can expect the full lowdown on these later in the week…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Melter Skelter resin figure from Oliver Hibert x Healeymade x Von Zos…

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Illustrator Oliver Hibert has teamed up with none other than Healeymade to bring his reoccurring Melter-Skelter skull into the realms of 3D art! Whilst we’re still a little unsure about the particulars, the figure appears to have been digitally sculpted, standing at around 3″ tall and 4″ wide. Hand cast by Healeymade in a beautiful swirled, UV reactive resin, this first batch of 20 will be touching down exclusively on art retailer Von Zos’ store on Monday, September 29th at 8pm EST. Pricing is still to be confirmed at present, so be sure to keep a close eye on Hibert’s IG feed here for the full lowdown soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “FOG” Jungle Fever sofubi from Pop Soda x RESTORE…

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Pop Soda and RESTORE‘s hugely popular Jungle Fever sofubi returns for it’s second outing at Superfestival 66 this weekend in the jaw-dropping “FOG” colorway! Designed by PopSoda and sculpted by RESTORE’s Abe Junnokai, the beautifully realised chameleon stands upright at just under 8″, coming complete with 10 separate parts and 7 points of articulation. Produced in what appears to be the same light pink vinyl as the Wonderfestival 2014 debut release, the figure has been treated to a mix of Hawaiian-style black, red, orange and metallic blue sprays courtesy of the legendary HxS. Up for grabs at “THE BAD NEWS UNCLE” SF booth this Sunday, September 28th, “FOG” Jungle Fever has been priced at 8,500yen ($78)…

MAN-E-NEWS// The Toast Wars “Darth Bacon” resin figure from Mr Toast x Good For You Toys x Junkfed…

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“Not too long ago in a breakfast inspired galaxy no too far away there was Toast Wars! And now this ever lasting battle between Toast and Bacon can be a part of your universe with the very first Bootleg Action Figure created by Mr. Toast and Good For You Toys. Nothing starts your day off like a hearty breakfast, especially with evil, planet destroying bacon thrown into the mix… Join the Pork Side with Darth Bacon and see how delicious evil really tastes!”

The guys over at Good For You Toys have teamed up with Dan Goodsell of Mr Toast fame for their latest Star Wars-inspired release… the Toast Wars “Darth Bacon” figure! Sculpted and produced in resin by none other than Junkfed, this 3.75″ slice of darkside comes hand painted with his very own translucent lightsaber, awesome vinyl cape action and that authentic FML expression only Shaky Bacon has… Packed on an authentic Star Wars-inspired backer with art from Goodsell, each comes signed and numbered by the artist, finished with a unique phrase in the Death Star’s speech bubble on the back of the card. Up for grabs via preorder in the GFYT store until Monday, September 29th, Darth Bacon can be yours for just $50 plus shipping… But that’s not all! As a special bonus for any who order the figure, Goodsell will be offering one-off “Toast Wars” sketch cards. Each completely unique, these range right across the Star Wars universe, from Joe the Egg Fett to Darth Bacon himself- what more could you ask for?!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Madman” and “Pyonshi” Deformate keshi from Newtervision…

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Newtervision have just revealed that they’ll be following up their highly sought after “Frank” keshi with 2 more cheap toy-styled monsters in the ongoing Derformate series! Featuring the Igor inspired “Madman” and Jiangshi (Hopping Vampire) inspired “Pyonshi”, the pair have been beautifully realised in a super-deformed 2″ scale, coming in a 2-part design similar to previous Newtervision releases, with a soft rubber head/torso and hard resin legs. Produced in the standard keshigomu flesh-tone and packed in custom gacha inspired boxes, both Madman and Pyonshi will be up for grabs at Superfestival 66 over in Tokyo this weekend, coming in at around 3,000yen ($30) each… Fingers crossed for an online release soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Frank Kozik’s A Clockwork Carrot “Dim” OG from BlackBook Toy…

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Following both “Matt Black” and “GID” releases earlier in the year, Frank Kozik and BlackBook Toy‘s A Clockwork Carrot “Dim” sofubi is finally set to receive his long-awaited OG colorway! Making the perfect companion to the series’ original figure “Lil Alex”, the 9″ tall piece has once again been sculpted by T9G, coming with 3 points of articulation and removable metal chain accessory. Cast up in a white soft vinyl complete with a Droog-inspired mix of black, grey and orange sprays, this “OG” version will be making it’s first appearance as a limited pre-sale at the Taipei Toy Festival (13pcs), with a full release planned for DCon at the Frank Kozik booth in November. Not able to attend either of these events? Then you’ll be glad to know that BBT have penciled in an online release on November 14th at Midnight Japan time. Keep track of the BBT blog right here for more details soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Plaseebo’s new figure for the Kaijumonster NYCC booth teased…

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Joining a whole host of exclusives, painted runs and customs – many of which we’ll be featuring later in the week – Bob Conge aka Plaseebo has just teased an all-new toy that he’ll be debuting at the Kaijumonster NYCC ’14 booth in just a couple of weeks time! Whilst we only have the above image and strapline to go on for now, it would appear that this will be a full figure this time around, with the huge amounts of sculpted detail suggesting resin over sofubi in terms of material. Stay tuned for more news on this intriguing project closer to the con!

MAN-E-NEWS// The Medicom Toy exclusive Toxigon from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore…

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Medicom Toy have just unveiled yet another mind-blowing selection of toys up for grabs over the next 4 weeks, the first coming in the form of this stunning Toxigon exclusive from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore! Marking the second full production run of MVH’s hulking 11″ tall monstrosity, the figure has been cast in a blue vinyl this time around, featuring metallic green, pink and black sprays and coming packed with a matching mace hammer accessory. Currently available in Japan through the Medicom Toy store, overseas customers are going to have to try their luck through the dedicated Toxigon lottery right here. Running until July 10th, successful applicants will be informed the following week, with the princely sum of 21,600yen ($198) plus shipping securing this awesome figure…

MAN-E-NEWS// Paul Kaiju’s “RED” Mockbat raffle details…

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Continuing his onslaught of releases this year, the mighty Paul Kaiju has just revealed details for this weekend’s “RED” Mockbat raffle! What has got to be one of the most eye catching painted runs of the 6″ beast so far, the stunning figure has been cast up in a rich red soft vinyl, coming with an explosion of metallic purple, teal and orange sprays. Packaged alongside a matching Hellmock mini with chained Mockbeast omake for just $150 plus shipping, anyone looking to bag the piece 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, September 28th 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!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The NukeTrüppen resin figures from Mutopia Toys…

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“Der NukeTrüppen are savage, glue huffing mutant shocktroops. They operate the Wasteland News TV station out of the basement of an abandoned nuclear power plant…”

Weird Luke over at Mutopia Toys has just unleashed the latest in a long line of Mutant Kommandos, the NukeTrüppen! Consisting of 2 all-new creations – Spud and Mort – the hand sculpted duo stand at around 4.5″ tall each, coming loaded with a number of accessories and extras including a handheld camera for recording their grisly kills, machine guns, hobnailed boots, and even a Mutant Reich Gorget of Dubious Authority! Cast in resin and hand painted by Luke using acrylics, the pair come bagged in a resealable header for just $18 each plus shipping. Available in super-limited quantities, interested parties can check them out in the Mutopia store right here

MAN-E-NEWS// The Technomage 4000AD resin figures from The Mark Ultra…

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After a long hiatus from the custom bootleg scene, Mike Kirchoff aka The Mark Ultra has returned with his latest series of figures… Technomage 4000AD! Replacing his signature sci-fi aesthetic for something altogether more primeval, the new line-up consists of 3 all-new creations; Intrudor, Raptor Priest and Raptor Acolyte, each standing at around 3.75″ tall and coming with 3 points of pegged articulation. Hand cast in black resin and treated to minimal factory-style paint apps in silver and flesh, the figures come packed on a standard Technomage 4000AD backer card with authentic blister bubble. Touching down in The Mark Ultra store today (9/25) at 10pm EST alongside a whole host of other surprises, pricing and edition size on these is still to be confirmed…

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