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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Brush Paint Hell” Rotten-X micro-run from Rampage Toys…

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Joining the previously posted Wave 2 Cyclops Dinos and Micro Cabriolet, Jon Malmstedt of Rampage Toys has just revealed yet another release that he’ll be bringing along to Design Fiesta 40 next month, the “Brush Paint Hell” Rotten-X micro-run! Originally debuting at NYCC last month, the awesome mega-collab features the Triclops designed/Zectron sculpted “Rotten Tomato” ball as part of a fully-fledged Skull Head Butt “X” figure. Produced in the same bright red soft vinyl as the original release, as the edition name would suggest the paint application is rather more focused on intense brush work this time around, featuring a mix of various greens, white and pink hand painted detailing… Whilst it’s likely that these guys will sellout well before a chance of heading online, you’ll be glad to know that there’ll be runs from both Triclops and The Disarticulators in the near future- more details on those soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Anger” and “Drunk” Evil Demon sofubi from Bukimi Blasters…

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As if the recent news of his upcoming Designer Con 2014 release wasn’t enough, Shigeo Endo over at Bukimi Blasters has just revealed that he will be dropping 2 new micro runs of his ever popular Evil Demon online this week! Entitled “Anger” and “Drunk”, both versions of the 5.5″ figure have been cast in a light green soft vinyl, with the former receiving purple and metallic sprays, and the later, a mix of yellow, orange and green. Limited to runs of just 5 this time around, the Anger and Drunk Evil Demons will be up for grabs in the Bukimi Blasters store this Friday, October 31st for $120 each plus shipping. Available for just a one hour period, we suggest setting your alarms for these to avoid disappointment!


MAN-E-NEWS// The DCon 2014 exclusive MOTUKO at the Refreshment Toy x Pop Soda booth…

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The guys over at Refreshment and Pop Soda are proud to reveal that they’ll be bringing along the latest version of Shamrock Arrow and L’amour Supreme‘s MOTUKO figure to Designer Con 2014 next month! Originally released in super-limited quantities at Superfestival 66 a few weeks back, the “Red and Ivory” hand painted edition returns in mixed part soft vinyl, coming complete with black/gold masked sprays and a detail hugging rub. Due to go on sale at the Refreshment x Pop Soda booth (#624) on November 8th-9th alongside a whole host of Refreshment, Pop Soda and Real x Head figures (a couple of which are pictured below ), expect the “Red and Ivory” MOTUKO to come in at around $80 each…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Pinhead” mini busts from Ultimate Skull and Cobra…

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Tim Stephson over at Ultimate Skull and Cobra has taken on the cult classic Hellraiser for his latest release, proudly presenting the Pinhead mini bust! Staning at around 3.5″ tall (TBC), the beautifully realised head-to-torso figure has been hand sculpt and cast in resin by Tim, coming complete with what appears to be a super-ornate rendition of the film’s infamous puzzle box in 3D printed form. Whilst we’re still unsure of how the figures are to be finished, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that those rather ominous fish hooks and laser cut box faces will feature as part of the end product in one way or another… Keep track of Tim’s Instagram feed here for more developments on the project soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Kuumon “Blind Bag Bonanza” from Shirahama Toy…

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Dennis over at Shirahama Toy has just revealed that he will be hosting another online Kuumon “Blind Bag Bonanza” this week! Featuring a plethora of different unpainted colorways – most of which have been limited to just 4 pieces or under – the 5″ tall figures are also set to come in a mix of both standard and squishy soft vinyl. Touching down in the Shirahama store this Thursday, October 30th at 6am Japan time, pricing for the figures is still to be confirmed, but we’re guessing they’ll be offered up for around 3,500yen ($32) plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// New Cyclops Dinos and the Micro Cabriolet sofubi from Rampage Toys…

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Having seen countless releases over the past 2 years, Rampage Toys‘ awesome Cyclops Dino sofubi line has finally been updated with a new wave of characters! Featuring a total of 3 designs; a triceratops, ankylosaurus, and our favourite, a 2-headed brontosaurus, all have been hand sculpted and produced in soft vinyl by Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt over in Japan. Debuting alongside the pictured multipurpose Gachapon Goblin “Cabriolet” micro at Design Fiesta 40 next month (booth i-37), we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for an online release soon after…


MAN-E-NEWS// The DCon exclusive Caught’n Cody from Retroband x DKE Toys…

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The guys over at DKE Toys are proud to reveal another exclusive custom bootleg release they’ll be bringing along to Designer Con 2014 next month, the Caught’n Cody mini figure from Retroband! The third figure in the artist’s GPK inspired line Retroband Kids, the 2″ tall piece has been hand sculpt and cast in resin, coming in a pink flocking and mounted on a blistered trading card. Limited to an edition of 50 figures priced at $45 each, Caught’n Cody will be up for grabs at the DKE DCon booth (#1230) from November 8th to November 9th. Look out for more DKE exclusives on the site soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Blacula” resin action figure from Falcon Toys…

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“Blacula is one strange dude who is literally dressed to kill. On a nightly quest for human blood and the love of a woman, Blacula wreaks unholy havoc on the mean streets of LA…”

Mike Woods over at Flacon Toys returns with his latest custom bootleg release, taking on William Crane’s infamous blaxploitation flick, Blacula! Kit-bashed from a variety of vintage action figures, the 3.75″ resin interpretation of the films lead, Mamuwalde, has been hand cast and painted, coming with 5 points of articulation and finished with a hand cut cape. Limited to an edition of 20, each figure has been housed in the new Falcon Toys clamshell, packed with a bag of Halloween treats including an exclusive Blacula sticker designed by RENONE’s LAB. Touching down in the Falcon Toys store this Friday, October 31st at 5pm CST, Blacula has been priced at just $55 plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Halloween Masked Digglers from Devils Head Productions x Splurrt…

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Yep, yet another Halloween themed release this week, as Devils Head Productions team up with Splurrt for a festive second round of Masked Alavaka Digglers! This time coming cast in an orange soft vinyl with removable black mask, the 4″ tall Digglers are set to remain blank for the majority of the release, with a super-limited batch of painted chases from both Splurrt and DHP’s Toby Dutkiewicz (pictured) inserted randomly into the run. To be sold through the Splurrt store this time around, expect the little guys to touch down this coming Thursday, October 31st at Noon EST for around $60 each (TBC)…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Super7 x Secret Base x Steve Caballero “Dragon” sofubi teased…

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With Designer Con 2014 just a couple of weeks away now, Brian Flynn over at Super7 has begun to tease the new figures that they’ll have up for grabs at the event, starting with the piece you see above! A collaboration between Super7, Secret Base and legendary pro skater Steve Caballero, the figure appears to be loosely based on Cab’s legendary “Enter the Dragon” skate graphic first seen in the late 80’s (check it out here). Presumably to be revealed in full closer to the event, be sure to stay tuned for more news on this intriguing collaboration as soon as we hear anything…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ Halloween Sale announced…

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Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed a whole slew of figures he’ll be releasing in-store this Friday, October 31st as part of the huge Rampage Halloween sale! Featuring a number of leftover items from NYCC including the RT x Yamomark Cosmegira, NYCC Cadaver Kids and Lab Mice, these will also be joined by a ton of new items too, with highlights including the pictured assorted tank-micros and sets, blank green Lab Mice, GG micro 2-3 packs, plus the latest Ugly Unicorn run in a clear pink soft vinyl! Pricing and edition sizes are all still to be confirmed at present, so be sure to keep a close eye on the Rampage Toys Instagram feed here for the full lowdown later in the week…


MAN-E-NEWS// Plaseebo’s one-off customs from DCon 2014…

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Bob Conge aka Plaseebo is proud to reveal that his unique blend of Americana and kaiju is set to feature at DCon this year for the very first time! Joining forces with Mechavirus at the Gorgoloid booth (#933), we bring you a quick rundown of the various one-off customs that the legendary artist will have on offer…

Spotted Mega Warui Neko// A one of a kind, 8″ tall custom mash up with Kaiju Coup based on the Warui Neko and Molezilla platforms, the figure comes complete with swirled glass eyes, resin fangs and a motion activated color changing LED unit. Sprayed in a mix of red, yellow and brown Monster Kolor paints, the piece comes signed and dated by Plaseebo.

Blue Eyed Skullo Tank// Mashing up Max Toy Co’s Kaiju Tank with a Plaseebo Skullo resin head, the piece stands at around 4″x4″, coming with a number of rusty, weathered washes, sprays and hand painted detailing. Once again, the figure comes signed and dated by the artist.

Robo Kong Fighter// Featuring the tank turret from Max Toy Co’s Kaiju Tank as well as the body of RealxHead’s Deep Space Monster, the figure has been treated to army green sprays, coming complete with cloth accessories and a mini dolls eye insert.

Plaseebo Mummy// Last but by no means least, Bob will also be bringing along a one-off custom of his original signature figure, the Mummy. Hand cast in resin, the 7″ tall figure has been given a stunning splattered neon yellow/orange paint job and swirled glass eye inserts. Comes signed and dated (2013) by the artist…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The HipHopRobot “Stegoforest” sofubi micro-run…

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Artist Jesse Narens has partnered with HipHopRobot‘s Mark Bentley for the latest edition of his debut sofubi, Stegoforest! Standing at around 5″ tall and coming with 3 points of articulation, the nature loving dino has been cast in a green vinyl this time around, coming with a plethora of metallic blue, purple, green and black sprays courtesy of Mark. Packed with mini matching Acorn Warrior omake, the limited batch of 5 figures are currently up for grabs by e-mailing Jesse directly at jesse@jessenarens.com. Priced at just $65 each, expect any leftovers to be heading to DCon with Mark next month…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Woebegone Mamilla sofubi from Psycho Scimitar…

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Originally revealed as a finished clay sculpt back way back in December of last year, Alex Gavryushenko over at Brooklyn based toy and apparel brand Psycho Scimitar is proud to reveal that his awesome debut sofubi is fianlly read for production! Entitled “Woebegone Mamilla” (the miserable nipple!) or Woebi for short, the crazy looking aquatic kaiju stands at around 7″-8″ tall, featuring articulation in the neck as well as 3 interchangeable eye accessories. Pictured here as an initial blue and red test shot, the soft vinyl figure is set to release in these colors with both painted and blank variants soon. Stay tuned for full release details including pricing and color confirmation over the next few weeks…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Hateball Presentation Set, Mr Taiji and more from Frank Kozik…

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Frank Kozik has just revealed that he’ll be unleashing a slew of new toys in his store today (10/27) at Noon PST! Joining a set of 6 DC Labbits and the “OG” Clockwork Carrot Dim (featured here), the artist will also have 2 figures up for grabs featuring his highly sought after Hateball sofubi; a sweet “Presentation Set” featuring the large ball variant in clear blue mounted on a matching Iron Cross style resin base, and the latest version of Kozik’s Salary Man figure “Mr Taiji”, coming complete with a small clear blue head, black suit and custom severed dolphin omake. We’ve still no word on pricing or edition size at present, so be sure to keep a close eye on the shop near the drop to avoid disappointment…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Bukimi Blasters’ DCon exclusive Hairy Evil Demon sofubi revealed…

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Shigeo Endo over at Bukimi Blasters has just revealed that his Evil Demon sofubi will be making it’s next appearance at Designer Con 2014 next month! The first version of the 5.5″ tall figure to feature hand threaded hair, the limited run of 8 (TBC) neo-kaiju have been produced in a light green soft vinyl this time around, each coming complete with unique dark green, yellow, red and silver sprays and hand brushed detailing. Packed in a special set for the release, including a matching severed head omake, 3 Bukimi Blaster stickers and a postcard featuring all 8 designs from the run, pricing and availability for these Hairy Evil Demons are still to be confirmed. Look out for full release details closer to the event!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The DCon exclusive Rancid Raptor “Grab Back” bags from James Groman x Lulubell Toys revealed…

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Following its debut at NYCC earlier in the month, Luke Rook over at Lulubell Toys has revealed that the Rancid Raptor sofubi is set to return for a special Designer Con 2014 exclusive “Grab Back” bag release! Designed and sculpted by James Groman and produced by Lulubell in Japan, the 2-part, 4″ tall sofubi mini is the first in a series of companion figures for the gigantic Rotten Rexx. Whilst little is known about the release save the above image at present, it would appear that the little guys will be offered up “blind bag” style, coming in a selection of different colors including light green, GID, orange and a super-limited flesh/black marble. Stay tuned for more info on the release closer to the event in just a couple of weeks time!


MAN-E-NEWS// Comet Debris’ Electric Boy sofubi revealed…

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Koji Harmon over at Comet Debris has just teased images of his latest sofubi, the Electric Boy! Debuting as part of the artist’s recent Halloween Unlucky Bag release – of which small and medium sized bags can still be purchased here – the stunning looking figure appears to have been inspired by classic sofubi and action figure lines including Takara’s Micronauts. Making its first appearance in randomly selected bags cast in the pictured clear electric glitter blue, we’ve been told the piece will be making its official debut in an all-new colorway at Designer Con 2014 next month… Stay tuned for release details soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Warpaint” Absolution sofubi from Bwana Spoons x T9G…

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Bwana Spoons has teamed up with T9G for a special batch of “Warpaint” Absolution sofubi! Designed and sculpted by T9G the huge 12″ figures have been produced in a grey soft vinyl this time around, each coming uniquely painted by Bwana in Monster Kolor and finished with a “power jewel” embedded in the chest. Packed with an exclusive print in a traditional bag and header, the “Warpaint” Absolution can be found in the Bwana Spoons store right here for just $220 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The DCon exclusive Cantina Banda figures from 2bitHACK x DKE Toys…

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Following Healeymade’s awesome Bounty Wrestlers reveal earlier in the week, the guys over at DKE Toys are proud to reveal another exclusive custom bootleg release they’ll be bringing along to Designer Con 2014 next month, the Cantina Banda from 2bitHACK! The latest entry in the artist’s infamous Mi Empire Loca series, the 3.75″ kit-bashes both vintage Boss Hog and Figrin D’an figures to create a hilarious mariachi themed mash-up of Star Wars’ iconic Cantina band. Hand cast in resin and painted by the artist, each figure comes mounted on a custom Mi Empire Loca cardback, complete with guitarron, accordion and trumpet accessories! Limited to an edition of 30 figures priced at $80 each, the Cantina Banda will be up for grabs at the DKE DCon booth (#126) from November 8th to November 9th. Look out for more DKE exclusives on the site soon!