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MAN-E-NEWS// The Sunobite mini figure from Tru:Tek x Unbox Industries revealed…

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Following our reveal of Zectron’s Tug-O-War and Bigmantoys’ Shogu-Nasty over the past week, we proudly bring you details of the third figure in Unbox Industries‘ upcoming “Strange Monsters” mini figure series… Sunobite from Man-E-Toys editor and fellow Disarticulator, Tru:Tek! A nightmarish mix of both rikishi (sumo) and Hellraiser’s most fearsome Cenobite – the Chatterer – the oversized 2.5″ tall keshi was designed by Tru:Tek with rendering handled by Unbox. To be produced alongside the other two previously revealed figures as well as one more from an as yet unconfirmed artist – more on them very soon – Sunobite is due to come in a unique, keshi-like slosh cast soft vinyl, a medium we’re extremely interested in checking out! With a debut release slated for as early as the end of December, you can be sure that as soon as a release for these has been confirmed, you guys will be the first in the know…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Kobusuke and Suigin-Kun sofubi minis from Jungle…

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In celebration of the opening of their new Instagram account, the guys over at Japanese toy retailer and producer Jungle have revealed that they will be unleashing 2 all-new figures in-store this weekend! Pictured above, the creepy-yet-cute Kobusuke features a unique 3-part tripod design, coming in a choice of both orange and light blue soft vinyl with both blank and painted options available for 2160yen ($18) and 3780yen ($32) respectively. Joining Kobusuke, Jungle will also be unleashing the oozing alien, Suigin-Kun. Once again available in 2 different colorways for it’s first release, customers will have the choice of clear with internal silver sprays for 3240yen ($27), or mixed GID with silver sprays for 3780yen ($32). Whilst release details are still thin on the ground at present, we’re guessing that the pair will be up for grabs in the Jungle store alongside Skulltula’s postponed Gaikochu release (pictured below) this coming Sunday, December 21st at 1pm Japan time…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Cure Toy’s Ukkariman sticker series revealed…

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In a follow-up to our recent reveal of the Ukkariman sofubi, creators Cure Toys have just announced a companion Bikkuriman-style sticker series that will drop ahead of the toys in early 2015! Offering up a total of 6 different designs along with 2 chases across alternative A and B sets, the authentic 1.5″ x 1.5″ holographic stickers feature the previously revealed Fungah, King Devil and Giant Ghoul, alongside 2 versions of Jame’s Groman’s Brainbug and Pumpkin Head amongst others. Whilst specific release details remain unclear at the moment, it would appear that we’ll be seeing these in the West courtesy of Lullubell Toys at some point in January. Stay tuned for more news on the stickers – and more importantly, the toys! – in the near future…


MAN-E-NEWS// New Gargamel Gacha micros at Angel Abby…

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Angel Abby are proud to reveal that they’ve secured a fresh batch of Gargamel‘s Gacha sofubi micros! Featuring a whole slew of popular Gargamel characters in miniaturised form, including Smogon, Hujili’s Ghost, Killer and the Helper, the figures are being offered up blind-bagged, with a selection of unpainted black, hand painted and chase clears up for grabs. Available either as a set of 10 for just $75, 5 for $40 or 1 for $8, all 3 buying options can currently be found in the Angel Abby store right here whilst supplies last…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Paul Kaiju’s “Millennial Monster” King Jinx at Fig-X…

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Debuting at the recent Rampage Studios Holiday Extravaganza, Paul Kaiju x Fig-Lab‘s “Millennial Monster” King Jinx is now up for grabs online! Produced in the standard “MM” white soft vinyl complete with detail hugging black rub and red hand painted accents, the towering 10″ tall monstrosity is joined by a matching “Screaming Siren” omake/idol. Priced at just 18,000yen ($152) plus shipping, the very last of the run can be found in the Fig-X store right here


MAN-E-NEWS// The Fat Cute Soldier gachapon minis from Panda’s Den…

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Having garnered a huge amount of attention over their Green Green Army gachapon figures – check them here if you haven’t already – Panda’s Den have just revealed that a follow-up series will be touching down early next year, the Fat Cute Soldiers! Once again heavily inspired by the classic “cheap toy” army men figures of old, the series of 8 designs; Calorie Boy, Honey Sniper, Fat Bear, Sugar Ball, Sweet Killer, Oily Joe, Big Mad Mac and Coffee Breaker, stand at around 2″-2.75″ each, coming cast in a deep green PVC with removable display base. Due for release across Asia in February 2015, the Fat Cute Soldiers will set you back just 200yen ($2) a piece- here’s hoping we can smuggle a few over to the West at some point!

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MAN-E-NEWS (UPDATED)// The blank red and green Koningu sofubi from Ummikko…

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Monkey 3000 over at Ummikko has just revealed that his Koningu sofubi is set to return just in time for Christmas for a special Holiday release! Standing at around 5.5″ tall and featuring 3 points of articulation, the awesome vintage-style ape is due to come in both unpainted red and GID green soft vinyl with an estimated price of around $50 each plus shipping. Exact release details are still thin on the ground at the moment, so be sure to head over here and get signed up to the Ummikko newsletter to be the first in the know about the drop…

UPDATE// The “Christmas Apples” Koningus will be going on sale in the Ummikko store this coming Sunday, December 21st at 4pm CET for just $40 plus shipping each.


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Milky Purple” Slugbeard lottery from Paul Kaiju x Toy Art Gallery…

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Toy Art Gallery is proud to present the latest “Milky Purple” edition of Paul Kaiju’s sea dwelling kaiju, Slugbeard! Standing at an impressive 10” tall and 10” wide, the beast comes complete with multiple points of articulation and an omake wrecking ball attached with a real metal chain. Produced in an unpainted milky clear purple soft vinyl for the release, Slugbeard will be up for grabs via the usual lottery system for $165 a pop. Anyone interested in entering will need to e-mail sales@toyartgallery.com with “Slugbeard Lottery” as the subject along with both your PayPal address and shipping info. The lottery is set to run from Friday, December 19th at 12pm Pacific through to Monday, December 22nd at 12pm Pacific, so be sure to get your e-mail over in the specified time slot to secure your entry!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Hell Raiser” Night Gamer #1 from Plaseebo…

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Artist Bob Conge aka Plaseebo has just revealed the first in a series of Night Gamer customs inspired by Clive Barker’s cult Hell Raiser movies! Taking on one of the series most gruesome Cenobites, the Chatterer, this one-of-a-kind piece has been produced in a mix of “peach” flesh and “leather” black soft vinyl this time around, coming with a mop of mangey white hair, rotten inset teeth and an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries. Signed and dated by the artist, “It” will be going on sale in the Plaseebo store next Monday, December 22nd for $550 plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Star Case’s Gull Meyer Governor S-3 sofubi revealed…

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Japanese Star Wars fan site and retailer Star Case have just revealed that their hilarious bootleg sofubi line Space Convoy is set to return with the third edition of Darth knock-off, Gull Meyer Governor! Once again produced in a matt black soft vinyl, the crudely sculpted Dark Lord of the Convoy has been treated to a crimson paint app inspired by the Red Guard and Darth Maul this time around, coming complete with a hand cut white vinyl cape and packaged in a vintage garage kit-style box. Due to touch down in the Star Case store at some point in January 2015, expect full release details over the next couple of weeks…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Leucotomy x Blood Guts Toys “UK Exclusive” Shikabane Kaiju…

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Our good friend Gabe Mackenzie over at apparel brand Leucotomy has revealed that he’s joined forces with Blood Guts Toys for a special UK exclusive run of the highly sought after Shikabane Kaiju! Primarily featuring the Flesh Eater head sculpt with just one “Blue” Toxic Eater chase, the 11″ tall figures have been produced in a bright pink soft vinyl this time around, coming with a mix of crimson and yellow/blue sprays layered over a detail hugging black rub. Bagged and tagged with header art from Leucotomy, the figures will be going on sale in-store to UK customers only this Thursday, December 18th for £160 plus shipping, with any leftover after a 12 hour period being offered up worldwide via lottery. Keep a close eye on the Leucotomy blog for details on how to enter shortly after the sale…


MAN-E-NEWS// Cure Toy’s Ukkariman sofubi prototypes revealed…

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Cure Toys have just revealed that they’ve been working on an all-new line of small-mid sized sofubi, proudly presenting Ukkariman! Heavily inspired by the hugely popular Bikkuriman holographic stickers and accompanying toys, the series is set to feature a number of Cure creations – both old and new – in the IP’s classic super-deformed style, with the first 3 confirmed as the cycloptic Giant Ghoul, King Devil and our personal favourite, Fungah. Details on the first release are still scarce at present, but a recent post on the new Cure Instagram feed would suggest that more info will be coming later in the week…

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MAN-E-NEWS (UPDATED)// The “Ice Metal” Monsterex resin figure from A.R.M…

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Up and coming toy artist A.R.M (Alien Robot Monster) has just revealed that his first figure, the incredible Monsterex, will be finally making its debut this week! Directly inspired by one of the many foes found in the classic TMNT Adventures comics, the ingenious mix of Universal Monsters – including elements from the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankentstein’s Monster, the Mummy and Dracula – has been perfectly realised in 2″ keshi-form, coming digitally sculpted in Z-Brush, 3D printed and then cast in resin by A.R.M. Due to be making its first appearance in the pictured “Ice Metal” colorway you see above, look out for the little guy in the newly opened A.R.M store this Wednesday, December 17th at 2pm Pacific time…

UPDATE// A.R.M very kindly got in touch to give us a little more info on Monsterex. Whilst a mini figure version is planned for the future, this first run actually stands at around 4″ tall – perfectly in-scale with the original TMNT Playmates line. Pricing has also be confirmed too at just $40 a piece, an absolute bargain for such an amazing sculpt! Stay tuned for future releases (as soon as this coming Friday!) soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// December’s OTMFG release from October Toys…

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The guys over at October Toys are offering fans a chance to get in the holiday spirit with December’s offering of festively themed OTMFG figures! Seeing the return of the Matt Doughty/Lamour Supreme designed Zombie Pheyden in an eye-catching “Holly Berry” red, the 2″ undead Glyos is joined by the latest version of George Gaspar’s curious looking Broctal, coming in at a micro 1.5″ of black “Coal” coloured PVC. Both priced at just $2 a piece and limited to just 5 of each per customer, the pair are currently available in the October Toys store right here


MAN-E-NEWS// The Necro-Ammonaito sofubi mirco-run from Gorgoloid x MechaVirus…

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“The dead Ammonaitos who fell to the murky bottoms of the unknown sea have risen again. With fiery eyes and demons in their undead hearts, these beasts give way to the burning hatred possessing them and shoot to the surface to face their foes. Even death could not stop them, compelled by some inner ghost, they are forever haunted…”

Gorgoloid has teamed up with MechaVirus for a run of Necro-Ammonaitos! Featuring the sea dwelling beast in a mint Japanese soft vinyl this time around, these special “Necro” versions come complete with an all-new resin cast skull face sculpted and produced by Gorgoloid. Limited to an edition of just 3 for this first release, each have been treated a unique selection of Monster Kolor sprays and hand painted detailing, coming signed and wrapped in a hand splattered cloth for just $75 each. Look out for them in the Gorgoloid store this Thursday, December 18th at 6pm Pacific time…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Toy Art Gallery “Christmas Kaiju” show now available online…

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Having opened its doors last Friday, the leftovers from Toy Art Gallery‘s Christmas Kaiju show are now finally up for grabs online! Featuring a whole slew of perfect gifts for that toy-loving monster in your life – or of course, yourself! – including soft vinyl customs, special editions, drawings, prints, and more, a personal highlight of ours has got to be the pictured “Holiday” edition Lab Mice set from Rampage Toys x Splurrt, coming cast in a festive green soft vinyl with white, yellow and black sprays. Currently up for grabs right here, stock is already disappearing quick, so be sure to head over ASAP to avoid disappointment!


MAN-E-NEWS// Peter Kato’s “Artist Series” Bedtime Bunnies from Candie Bolton…

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Ever wondered what Peter Kato‘s Bedtime Bunnies are dreaming about? Well, the new “Artist Series” bunnies from Candie Bolton are dreaming about Wonderland! Featuring a whole host of characters from Alice’s journey down the rabbit hole, including Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, Cheshire the multidimensional being, The Hatter, March Hare, the bloodthirsty Queen of Hearts, and many, many more, each 3″ figure has been cast by Peter in a white resin and then meticulously hand painted by Candie. Limited to an edition of just 10, each coming packed in a beautiful card deck style box, the Candie Bolton Bedtime Bunnies will be touching down in the Peter Kato store this Thursday, December 18th at 6pm Eastern time for $75 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Lolgolth Gnazgoroth preorder from Skinner x Unbox Industries…

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“Lolgolth Gnazgoroth the head that holds the horror… The illuminated one, he who knows the truth of the parallel realm…”

After over a year since the first reveal at NYCC ’13 last October, the guys over at Unbox Industries are very proud to reveal that Skinner‘s jaw-dropping “Lolgolth Gnazgoroth” is finally available for general preorder! One of the most ambitious full-production art toys to date, the incredible figure features an unparalleled amount of detail, with limitless new skulls, tentacles and monsters to be discovered at every inspection of the haunting creation. Standing at just under 12″ tall and featuring numerous points of articulation, the vinyl figure has been produced in 2 unpainted colorways for this first release; Red and Black, both coming complete with matching translucent inserts. Up for grabs at just $125 each plus shipping, this first wave of figures will be available in the Unbox Industries store right here until December 29th…


MAN-E-NEWS// The BLObPUS x T9G Vatundoo Xmas Custom Set…

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Coming just in time for the holidays, BLObPUS has just revealed his latest lottery sale, taking on T9G’s Vatundoo sofubi for a special Xmas Custom Set! Consisting of 2 matching figures, each has been treated to a festive mix of red, green, flesh and gold sprays, a white faux fur trim, plus contrasting holly and bell tree (ear!) ornaments. Limited to just 2 sets priced at 45,000yen ($380) each, interested parties can enter the lottery by firing over their name, country, address, telephone number and PayPal address to shopping@blobpus.jp before close in the next couple of days…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Keshi-Gomu” Steel Karma Beast and Iron Mask sofubi from Shikamark…

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Shikaku over at Shikamark is proud to reveal that his sofubi minis, the Steel Karma Beast and Iron Mask, will be up for grabs via mail order later this week! Produced in an unpainted, keshi-gomu inspired flesh vinyl this time around, the 2-part, double sided Karma will be up for grabs at 1,500yen ($13), whilst the micro, finger-puppet style Iron Mask, just 500yen ($4). Going on sale via the Shikamark blog right here on Friday, December 19th at 10pm Japan time, it’s unfortunately still unclear as to whether international orders will be accepted this time- fingers crossed!