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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Frankenruge” Oozeball micro-run from Rampage Toys x The Disarticulators…

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As if the secret batch of “Stealth” Oozeballs revealed earlier in the week weren’t enough, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has been hard at work on yet another hand painted run of the Disarticulators‘ debut sofubi – the Oozeball – proudly presenting the “Frankenruge” edition! Produced in the standard OG super-squishy “Ooze-It” green vinyl, the limited batch of 3 figures have been treated to a paint app inspired by Barom-1’s infamous villain “Frankenruge”, coming with a whole host of white, red and blue sprays and hand painted detailing. Created for Rampage Studios’ impromptu group show with Skull Head Butt and Leo Sofvi Bouya this evening (3/27), any remaining “Frankenruge” Oozeballs will – fingers crossed! – be heading to the Rampage Toys store at some point over the weekend…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Kaijumonster exclusive “Vamp Baron” FAKE BARON micro-run from Awesome Toy…

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Joining the slew of previously featured figures from Skull Head Butt and Roughneck:7 amongst others, kaiju blog/show curators Kaijumonster have just unveiled yet another exclusive they’ll have up for grabs at the Dutch Comic Con this weekend, the “Vamp Baron” FAKE BARON micro-run from Awesome Toy! Standing at around 9″ tall and coming with 4 points of articulation, the bootleg-style Red Baron “villain” has been treated to a paint app inspired by the below vintage pachi illustration. Up for grabs at the Kaijumonster DCC booth starting this Saturday, March 28th for an undisclosed sum, we’re guessing any leftovers will be making their way to ToyCon UK in a few weeks time…

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MAN-E-NEWS// New “Ion Men” customs from Turbopistola…

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Daniel Smith aka Turbopistola is proud to reveal that he’ll have a selection of new Ion Men customs up for grabs later on today (3/27)! Produced in Daniel’s exclusive “clear smoke” soft vinyl, the 5″ tall bots have been adorned with a number of new originally sculpted parts, including an alternative arm, ooze foot, articulated tentacles and removable weapons. Coming complete with a number of metal embellishments as well as different cape and cowl types, the limited run of just 5 figures have each been packed in a resealable bag with a header that can be hung for display. Touching down in the Turbopistola store tonight at 9.30pm Eastern time, the custom Ion Men have been priced between $40-$50 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// DeathCat Toys’ Elder Demons: Series 2 sculpts revealed in-full…

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With the finished wax protos for DeathCat Toys‘ first series of Elder Demons revealed here just last week, creator Johan Ulrich has wasted no time at all in getting to work on Series 2, as he proudly presents both finished sculpts in-full! Featuring the previously revealed hell hound “Cerebus” alongside an all-new, as yet unnamed wolf character, the Johan-designed and KtoKto-sculpted figures follow a similar aesthetic to the first series, standing at a little under 3″ tall and featuring a Bukkuriman/Ma-Ba Zombies split torso, finger puppet style design. Due to be produced in a keshi-style rubber coutesy of DuboseArt soon, expect a full release in soft vinyl later in the year…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Cherry” S”K”UM-kun sofubi from BlackBook Toy x Suicidal Tendencies…

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The guys over at Blackbook Toy have revealed that their collaborative sofubi with rock band Suicidal Tendencies – S”K”UM-kun – has returned in an all-new “Cherry” colorway! Created as the mascot for the now defunct toy shop ZacPac back in 2011, the figure – loosely based on ST frontman Mike Muir – has been resurrected by Blackbook with a number of interesting refinements in tow, including new breast and back logo designs, hands that now sit behind the figure signing “SxTx”, plus the return of the embroidered mini cap- now an official, 4 1/4 New Era 59FIFTY! Produced in a hot pink soft vinyl complete with pink, purple and white sprays this time around, S”K”UM-kun “Cherry” comes packed in a screen printed drawstring bag with warranty card for 12,960yen ($109) plus shipping. Head over to the BlackBook store right here to check him out!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Medicom exclusive “Morgogg” and “Ogos” from Skinner…

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Hot on the heals of last week’s micro-run release, Skinner‘s awesome “Morgogg” and “Ogos” sofubi return once more for an exclusive drop through Medicom Toy! Designed by Skinner with sculpting duties taken care of by the hugely talented David Arshawsky- the original sculptor of the ’88 TMNT line and Skinner’s recent Lurker minis – the pair stand at around 13″ tall and feature 6 points of articulation, each coming complete with different head sculpts and matching club accessories. Produced in what appears to be a white soft vinyl for this run, the duo have been treated to a contrasting icy blue and red paint app coutesy of Monsters Stock Farm. Currently available to Japanese customers in the Medicom Toy store right here for just 22,680yen ($191) each, overseas collectors interested in picking up the pair are going to have to try their luck through the dedicated lotteries here and here


MAN-E-NEWS// The GID “Mr Melty” sofubi from Buff Monster…

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Buff Monster is proud to reveal that his Mr Melty sofubi is returning this week for a special Glow-in-the-Dark release! Featuring both standard and zombie iterations of the 3″ tall figure, the GID duo will be up for grabs painted – with neon pink and green sprays and a gloss finish – or blank, coming in at just $30 and $35 respectively. As an added incentive, Buff will be offering up a limited GID 2-faced resin head completely free to all those that pick up both painted versions- so be sure to set your alarms for the drop right here this coming Friday, March 27th at 10am Eastern to avoid missing out on this super-sweet deal!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Toromi-kun (Phase 1) sofubi from Yoshimoto Entertainer x Medicom Toy…

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Having already seen a couple of Japan-only drops since it’s debut late last year, the wonderfully strange “Toromi-kun” sofubi from Yoshimoto Entertainer x Medicom Toy has finally received it’s first worldwide release! Whilst the origins of the strange two-faced sculpt remain a little unclear, it would appear that the 6″ tall piece was created as part of a competition in Gachi a few months back. Produced by Masaki Sata (Bad Boys) with the aid of Abe Toru and Hirotasaigansho, this third variant of the figure – oddly dubbed “Phase 1″ – has been treated to a mix of free and masked sprays in green, yellow, flesh, red and black. Currently available to Japanese customers in the Medicom Toy store, the figure can be purchased overseas through Rakuten right here, coming in at just $58.79 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Elegab March lottery sales…

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It’s quickly coming to the end of yet another month and predictably, we all know what that means- a fresh batch of lottery sales from Elegab! As predicted in our reveal of Tatsumakira just last week, the all-new “natural disaster” monster sees it’s first general release, coming in 2 different colorways for it’s online debut; 1 in a purple soft vinyl with metallic sprays and another in yellow with neon and metallic sprays; both coming in at just 8,000yen ($67) each. Joining the Tatsumakiras, Elegab has also revisited one of our favourite sculpts, the Monster Police Car (MPC). Produced in a stunning clear green vinyl and treated to a neon and metallic paint app, the figure comes complete with a randomly selected “rider” omake for 8,000yen ($67). Anyone interested in picking up the trio are going to need to head over to the Elegab site here and get their entries in before close on Sunday, March 29th…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Medicom Toy exclusive “Jyujin Omega” sofubi from GEEK! x One Up…

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Making it’s debut at the Osaka Soft Expo over the weekend (check it here), GEEK! x One Up’s Jyujin (Beastman) Omega has just received it’s second release this month as a Medicom Toy exclusive! A follow-up to GEEK!’s original 2013 Jyujin sofubi, the breathtaking piece features a similarly impressive scale, standing at just under 12″ and coming with articulation both in the arms and legs. Produced in what appears to be a light grey soft vinyl and coming with red, white, grey and black sprays, the Medicom exclusive Jyujin Omega is currently available to Japanese customers here for 20,000yen ($169), whilst overseas collectors are going to need to fill out the dedicated form right here


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Minty Green” Lurkfoot sofubi from Lurk x Toy Art Gallery…

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Toy Art Gallery is proud to present their first retail release of Lurk’s LURKFOOT sofubi! Standing at around 9″ tall and featuring articulation in the arms, waist, and feet, the hulking beast has been produced in a beautiful minty green unpainted vinyl for it’s retail debut. Available both online and at the TAG gallery space today (3/25) at Noon pacific time, the “Minty Green” Lurkfoot can be yours for just $75 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The one-off “Toxie” Shikabane Kaiju from DeathCat Toys x Blood Guts Toys…

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Wasting no time since the initial teaser posted just yesterday, Johan Ulrich over at DeathCat Toys has just revealed the first one-off custom Shikabane Kaiju that he’ll have up for grabs soon as part of his collaboration with Blood Guts Toys! Heavily inspired by Playmates’ Toxie action figure from the Toxic Crusaders line, this “Toxic Eater” variant has been produced in a “slime” green soft vinyl with orange, black and blue sprays plus a bandana accessory. To be joined by another 4 one-offs from Johan in the DeathCat Toys store over the next couple of weeks, be sure to stay tuned for more reveals and release details soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Boropushi “Phase 2″ Splatter Retsuden keshi from Uncut…

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Teased here earlier in the week, we can now reveal that “Phase 2″ of Uncut‘s debut Splatter Retsuden keshi – Boropushi – will be up for grabs early next week! Inspired by cult horror flick The Burning’s lead protagonist “Cropsey”, the oversized mini figure has been hand sculpted by the artist based on his original Bikkuriman-style sticker design, this time around coming cast in choice of black (Darkness), purple (Zombie) and orange (Burning) colored rubber. Due to be making an appearance on the Uncut site next Thursday, March 31st at 8pm Japan time alongside a second version of the Boropushi sticker as well as an all new Splatter Retsuden pack (Vol.4), the figure will set you back just 1,800yen plus shipping. Overseas ordering has unfortunately not been confirmed, so be sure to hit up a forwarding service  in advance to be in with a chance of bagging this awesome piece…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “King Kaiju” and “Uchu Kaijin” resin figures from Ultimate Skull and Cobra…

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After months of painstaking planning and development, resin artist Tim Stephson over at Ultimate Skull & Cobra is proud to reveal that not one, but two monumental new figures will be touching down in his store later this week! First up, we have Stephson’s loving tribute to Godzilla, the King Kaiju. Inspired by the classic garage kits of old, this humungous piece features in excess of 40 separate hand sculpt and cast resin pieces, including individually assembled GID dorsal plates as well as magnetically articulated arms. Limited to an initial run of just 5 pieces – each coming painted up in their own unique colorway – the King Kaiju will be up for grabs at just $150 plus shipping- a snip when you consider the sheer amount of work that’s gone into each one!

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Next up, we have the super-creepy “Uchu Kaijin”… Heavily inspired by HR Geiger’s extensive body of work, the gruesome alien baby has been designed and hand sculpted by Stephson, coming rotocast in resin – a first for USaC – with several additional layers painted internally for extra strength. Limited to an edition of just 4 pieces – each coming in their own unique colorway and packed with an original painting – the Uchu Kaijins will be joining the King Kaijus in the USaC store this coming Friday, March 27th at 7pm Central for just $100 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Raspberry Monster” Vertabrata from BLObPUS…

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Hot on the heels of this week’s “Vatundoo” sale, BLObPUS is proud to reveal yet another leftover from last weekend’s Osaka Soft Expo is now up for grabs, the “Raspberry Monster” Vertabrata! Designed by BLObPUS, sculpted by Paul Kaiju and produced by Toy Art Gallery, the stunning piece has been cast in a white soft vinyl this time around, complete with gold, black and “raspberry” red colored sprays. Currently up for grabs via lottery for just 16,500yen plus shipping, interested parties are going to need to fire over their name, country, address, telephone number and PayPal address to shopping@blobpus.jp before close in the next couple of days… Good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// Tonite’s “Taro the Immortal” sofubi…

 The guys behind new sofubi imprint Tonite are proud to reveal that their debut sofubi from their ongoing “King of Kink” series – “Taro the Immortal” – is now available for overseas sales! Originally produced by well known Kaiju toy shop “Kaiju-Taro”, the figure unfortunately proved unpopular amongst the majority of sofubi collectors at the time, so with the shop now closed and having stumbled upon the molds by chance, ex-Kaiju-Taro employee TerribleWhore has teamed up with the figure’s original designer, hummingburger, to give it the proper release it deserves. Standing at around 3.5” tall, the 2 part figure has been produced in a flesh soft vinyl for this “OG” release, coming with a mix of green, silver and black sprays. Housed in a plastic display chamber as well as a custom header baggie, the unique looking piece can be yours for just 2,000yen ($17) plus shipping. Anyone interested can e-mail Tonite directly at info@tonite.jp with your enquiries… Look out for details on Terrible Whore’s next release, the “F*cking Four Fingers” sofubi, soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// TTToys’ Osaka Soft Expo exclusive “Bigfoot” sofubi at Lulubell Toys…

 The guys over at Lulubell Toys are proud to reveal that they’ve secured a limited batch of the latest version of TTToys’ Bigfoot sofubi! Originally making an appearance as an exclusive at the Osaka Soft Expo last weekend, the official IWA Japan licensed figure has been produced in a black soft vinyl for the release, coming complete with minimal metallic blue sprays and silver hand painted detailing. Up for grabs in the Lulubell store right here whilst in-tranist supplies last, the Osaka Soft Expo exclusive Bigfoot can be yours for just $30 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Trash Wizard” resin action figure from Joseph Harmon…

 Illustrator Joseph Harmon has just revealed that yet another of his unique creations will be making the leap into the world of toys this week, proudly presenting the “Trash Wizard” resin action figure! Standing at around 3.75” tall and coming with 2 points of articulation, the originally sculpted piece has been produced in resin and hand painted by Harmon in a faithful mix of green, black, red and gold acrylics. Limited to an edition of just 10 figures – each coming blister mounted on a card backer alongside a “unique” piece of trash – the Trash Wizards will be touching down in Harmon’s store this Friday, March 27th for $60 shipped within the US. Can’t wait to bag the figure? Then you’ll be glad to know that the artist is currently taking preorders via e-mail- hit him up directly at mrjosephharmon@yahoo.com with your enquiries!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Clear Blue and Glow” Sametan sofubi from Comet Debris…

 Koji Harmon over at Comet Debris has revealed that the awesome Sametan sofubi is set to return this week in an all-new colorway! Standing at around 4” tall and coming with articulation at the waste, Sametan has been produced in a gorgeous clear blue and glow marbled vinyl this time around, coming complete with hand painted eyes and teeth. Touching down in the Comet Debris store this Saturday, March 28th at 9pm Pacific time, the little guy will set you back just $45 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The DeathCat Toys x Blood Guts Toys “Shikabane Kaiju” micro-run announced…

 Johan Ulrich over at DeathCat Toys has just revealed that he will be the latest artist to take on Blood Guts Toys’ highly sought after Shikabane Kaiju for a super-limited micro-run soon! Whilst information is scarce at present, the above pic would suggest that the run will consist of just 5 figures hand painted by Johan; 2 Flesh Eaters and 2 Toxic Eaters cast in a “slime” green soft vinyl, plus 1 chase Flesh Eater in clear. Said to be making their way to the DeathCat Toys store at some point in the near future, be sure to keep a close eye on the DeathCat Toys Instagram feed here for more details, plus a full reveal, soon…