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MAN-E-NEWS// Shoko Nakazawa x T9G’s “SxT Hong Kong” at Angel Abby…

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Yep, yet more Angel Abby-related news today, as Shoko Nakazawa and T9G proudly reveal that the Hong Kong leg of their ongoing “SxT” show will be touching down at the retailer’s space this coming Friday, September 4th! Featuring many of the same pieces that were on display at Singapore’s Paradise, these will be joined by a few exclusive runs, including the pictured “Pink Glitter” Byron and gorgeous “GID” Rangeron – a release that perfectly mimics T9G’s (pictured) GID Rangeas that was released way back in 2007. Whilst details are still be to be confirmed with regards to post-show sales, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that a few of both Byron and Rangeron are held back for an online release soon after…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Bukimi Blasters’ Psycho Monster, The Mole Man “Phase 1” sofubi…

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After months of teasers on Instagram, Shigeo Endo over at Bukimi Blasters is proud to reveal that his third sofubi, Psycho Monster “The Mole Man” will finally be up for grabs in it’s “Phase 1″ colorway next week! Designed and hand sculpted by Shigeo, the hideous creation appears to be much taller than past releases at around 8” (TBC), coming complete with 5 points of articulation and an as-yet-unrevealed omake accessory for the “reeding of the Mole Man”. Produced in an unpainted glow-in-the-dark soft vinyl for this first release, the Mole Man will be touching down in the Bukimi Blasters store via limited preorder starting Friday, September 4th at 9pm Eastern time, coming in at 12,000yen ($98) plus shipping… Here’s keeping our fingers crossed for the first fully-painted release soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// Blackseed x Angel Abby’s “Marshmallow Uncle” sofubi revealed in-full…

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Originally teased in our coverage of Joe Whiteford’s custom a couple of weeks back (check it here), we can now finally reveal Blackseed‘s “Marshmallow Uncle” sofubi in-full! Designed and digitally sculpted by Blackseed’s Kenneth Tang and produced by Angel Abby, the stunning figure has been heavily inspired by Ghostbusters’ Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, featuring a similar “bubble” design that features a number of additional resin cast parts, including a Alien-esque chest busting parasite, eyes, teeth and sailor hat… Making it’s debut as part of a group exhibition at Angel Abby’s Hong Kong-based store soon, the figure is due to touch down in 3 different colorways; the pictured “OG” white, unpainted clear and GID, coming in at just $700HK ($90) each. Look out for more details on both the figure and event over the coming weeks…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Mixed-Part” Space Mining Division 5 vinyl figure from Jeff Lamm x Unbox Industries…

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“SMD5 is from a breed of monsters known as Star Eaters, this particular individual has been domesticated and put to industrial use. SMD5’s natural heavy armour and strength make him well suited for deep space mining operations. A few modifications to his mouth (rock crushing metal jaws) and breathing apparatus turn him into the ultimate deep space digger…”

Due to popular demand, Jeff Lamm and Unbox Industries have teamed up for a very special release… the “Mixed-Part” Space Mining Division 5! Easily the largest and most production-intensive figure from the pair to date, the looming 9″ tall beast features a total of 6+ points of articulation, a removable back pack, plus 5 clear-cast interconnecting tubes. Produced in a plethora of pastel-colored hues this time around, the unpainted, mixed-part figures are available in the Unbox Industries store right here until September 6th… Currently seeing “sold out” in the link? Then be sure to keep checking back as more will be uploaded over the course of the next few days…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Gunkanjima X-1” one-off custom sofubi from Plaseebo…

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Bob Conge aka Plaseebo kindly shares details of his latest one-off creation, the awesome Gunkanjima X-1! The latest Plaseebo figure to utilise the Skull Head Butt “X” body, “Gunkanjima” features an all-new resin cast head, coming fitted with a pair of power tubes that run from the body to the head, dolls eye inserts, as well as an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries. Painted up in a mix of neon Monster Kolor sprays and hand brushed detailing, the signed and dated figure will be touching down in the Plaseebo webstore on Friday, September 4th for $350 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Skullmark’s “Commander Rookie” and “Commander Klop” sofubi at Toy Underground…

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Continuing their onslaught of monthly releases, Hong Kong-based sofubi producers SKULLMARK have just unveiled latest figures in their debut line “Galaxy Commanders”, Commander Rookie and Commander Klop! Directly inspired by obscure 1977 action figure line “Starroid Raiders” from Tomland, the 9” tall Rookie (or is that Wookie?!) and Klop come with the same standard body design as the previously released Cytron and Nizard, this time cast in an authentic dark grey and teal vinyl with simple masked sprays and control panel inserts. Available exclusively via preorder through Toy Underground right here, the pair can be yours for just $69.99 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Vignette exclusive “Quackula” sofubi from Healeymade x Shirahama Toy…

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The guys over at Japanese retailer Vignette are proud to reveal that they’ve secured an exclusive version of Healeymade‘s awesome Quackula sofubi! Based on the artist’s original custom bootleg release – a loving tribute to both Count Duckula and Universal Monsters – the Naoya Ikeda-sculpted figure stands just shy of 7″ tall and comes with a total of 4 points of articulation. Produced in a GID soft vinyl this time around, this third painted edition of Quackula comes with a mix of vintage-style black, purple and gold sprays courtesy of Shirahama Toy. Due to go on sale in the Vignette store right here this Saturday, August 29th at 1pm Japan time, the figure will set you back just 7020yen plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The first painted “Woebegone Mamilla” sofubi from Psycho Scimitar…

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Originally debuting way back in June, the “Woebegone Mamilla” sofubi from Psycho Scimitar will finally see its first painted release this weekend! After over a year of teasers and reveals, the highly anticipated “Woebegone Mamilla” sofubi from Psycho Scimitar will finally be making it’s debut this week! Designed and sculpted by Alex Gavryushenko, the “miserable nipple” stands at 8″ tall and around 6″ wide, featuring articulation in the neck as well as 2 different eyeballs and a tongue that can be stuck into the eye-sockets. Once again produced in a contrasting mix of magenta and blue soft vinyl, the figure has been treated to numerous psychedelic sprays and hand painted detailing in Alex’s unmistakable style. Limited to a run of just 12 pieces, the fully painted Woebegone’s will be touching down in the Psycho Scimitar store this coming Saturday, August 29th at 6pm Eastern time for just $125 each plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// New “Skulltula Gaikotyu” sofubi minis at Jungle…

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Japanese toy retailer and producer Jungle have just revealed that they’ll have a whole slew of new “Skulltula Gaikotyu” sofubi minis up for grabs this weekend! Featuring over 10 previously unreleased colorways and editions for the adorable little guy, the release is set to feature “Gentlemen” versions complete with moustache, top hat and cane, tie wearing “Businessmen”, plus the original “Swordsmen”. Priced between 2160yen and 2700yen each plus shipping, expect to see the Skulltulas in the Jungle store right here on Sunday, August 30th at 1pm Japan time…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Power Claw” custom mini figure from Iconoclast Toys…

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Manny X Romero has revealed that he’ll be unleashing a whole swathe of new mini figures into the Iconoclast Toys store later today, including s personal favourite of ours, the retro-tastic Power Claw! The perfect marriage of vintage gaming and toys, the little guy has been bootlegged from M.U.S.C.L.E/Kinnikuman’s infamous “Claw” keshi, coming complete with a beautifully rendered “Power Glove” based on Nintendo’s il fated controller. Touching down in the Iconoclast store at Noon Pacific time, 2 different buying options will be available; an unpainted flesh tone resin for just $5 and a fully painted for $10… Be sure to head over to Manny’s Instagram feed here to check out the other cool pieces on offer!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Mechavirus Vs. Paul Kaiju” custom sale announced…

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With his Domino Jack run recently  selling out in a matter of seconds, Todd Robertson aka Mechavirus is proud to reveal that he’ll be taking on a whole load more of Paul Kaiju‘s creations as part of a special “Vs” custom Salerno his store this weekend! Due to be split up into 2 “rounds”, the first – happening today (8/28) at Noon Eastern – is set to feature a clear cast King Jinx’ ($400) alongside a run of Unchimen ($250-$300), whilst the second – scheduled for 1pm Eastern on Sunday (8/30) will play host to a Gobo King (TBC) alongside some undisclosed extras… Full shots of a lot of the figures are still to be revealed, so be sure to keep a close eye on the Mechavirus store for the full lowdown over the next few hours…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Pastel” Plague Oracle, Wilbur and Jiangshi Acolyte from Daniel Yu…

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Singapore-based artist Daniel Yu is proud to announce that 3 of his most popular resin figures will be returning this week for a special pastel-themed release! Featuring the Jiangshi Acolyte in an unpainted pastel purple for $20, Wilbur in a pastel green for $30 and The Plague Oracle – complete with 3 interchangeable accessories – in a pastel pink, all 3 figures have been limited to editions of just 10 hand cast pieces each. Look out for the trio in the Daniel Yu store this coming Saturday, August 29th at 10am Eastern time…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Blue Armor” Legion of Doom sofubi from Medicom Toy…

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Whilst we already featured the newly released “The Dragon” Tatsumi Fujinami and Genichiro Tenryu sofubi earlier in the month (check them here), Medicom Toy have just unleashed yet more figures in their ongoing Soft Vinyl Fighting Series, bringing back the Legion of Doom in a special edition “Blue Armor” colorway! Near identical to the original release seen back in May, both Hawk and Animal have been recreated in a stunning vintage sofubi style courtesy of Neugramm, standing at just under 10″ tall, featuring 5 points of articulation and coming with sleek blue armour and pant detailing. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store, the pair can be purchased by international customers through Rakuten right here, coming in at just $70.27 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Nama Niku x John Black’s “Skull God Dude” Sidewalk Surfer keshi set at the Gravy Mini Shop and Gallery…

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Originally teased right here way back in June, we can now reveal that the awesome “Skull God Dude” custom keshi from Nama Niku and John Black will be making it’s debut soon! Meticulously kit-bashed and re-sculpted by Nama using a variety of classic mini figures, the “Sidewalk Surfer” has been cast up by John in a soft resin, coming packed with an awesome in-scale skateboard for the little guy to ride on. Due to come packed with header art John, the Skull God dude will be making it’s debut in a special “Gravy Glow Green” colorway as part of the “Gravy Mini Shop and Gallery” opening at Portland’s Floating World Comics on September 3rd… Unable to attend the event? Then you’ll be glad to know that along with the previously featured “Chibi Pachi-Bots“, a limited supply of stock has been held back for an online release in the Gravy Toys store a week later. Keep track of Nama and John’s Instagram feeds for the full lowdown on that soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// Bad Attic’s “Two Face Todd” Trouballz sofubi available now…

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Extensively featured right here on Man-E-Toys since it’s announcement back in June, we can now reveal that the “Two Face Todd” sofubi from Bad Attic Toys is finally up for grabs! The first to feature in the ongoing Madball-inspired “Trouballz” line, the gruesome figure comes in at an authentically scaled 3″ wide, featuring a two faced, gross-out design complete with a rather clever cranium cap joint. Produced in a thick light purple soft vinyl that mimics the knock-off rubber Madballs of the late 1980’s, the first edition has been treated to a stunning array of bootleg-style purple, yellow, orange and green sprays. Coming packed with a matt-finish vintage style trading card in a deluxe showcase-style box, Todd is currently available via e-mail order for just $100 plus shipping. Anyone interested in picking the figure up is going to need to fire over their full name and address to info@badattic.com. Supplies are extremely limited, so be sure to get in there quick!


MAN-E-NEWS// Dune’s “Standard Version” Rat Fink sofubi at BlackBook Toy…

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Continuing their onslaught of licensed Ed Roth sofubi, the guys over at BlackBook Toy are proud to reveal that they’ve secured a limited batch of Dune‘s new Rat Fink figure! Featuring the same incredible level of detail seen in previous releases (check them here), the wonderfully realised sofubi stands at an impressive 9″ tall, coming meticulously painted in the character’s classic red, green and yellow. Currently up for grabs via preorder through the BlackBook Toy store right here, the “Standard Version” Rat Fink can be yours for just 10,800yen ($87) plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Red Rub” Vertebrata sofubi from Paul Kaiju x BLObPUS x TAG…

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The wait is finally over… Hot on the heals of last month’s “Painted Purple” Slugbeard release, the guys over at Toy Art Gallery are proud to reveal that the “Red Rub” Vertebrata from Paul Kaiju x BLObPUS is finally seeing the light of day this week! Standing at approximately 8″ tall and coming with articulation in the head, shoulders, hands and waist, the Japanese-produced figure has been cast in a beautiful deep red soft vinyl, coming with PK’s classic metallic sprays over a detail hugging rub. Priced at just $85 plus shipping, the “Red Rub” Vertebrata will be up for grabs via e-mail lottery starting today (8/26) at Noon Pacific time. All you have to do to get involved is fire over over an e-mail to sales@toyartgallery.com before close on Monday, August 31st, making sure to include your name, address and PayPal address along with “Vertebrata Lottery” in the title… Good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “First Kaiju” sofubi from Play Studio…

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Hong Kong-based toy outfit Play Studio are proud to announce the debut of their first ever sofubi today, the awesome First Kaiju! Drawing inspiration from some of tokusatsu’s finest beasts, the beautifully sculpted creature has been designed and hand sculpted by the Play Studio team, standing at just under 4.5″ tall and coming with 3 points of articulation. Currently available to purchase through the Play Studio store right here, 2 different versions are initially up for grabs; a fully painted version (pictiured), coming in a flesh-tone vinyl with metallic blue, silver and red sprays for $45, and an unpainted black version for just $35. Supplies are said to be limited, so be sure to head on over and pick yours up now to avoid disappointment…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “European Tour Edition” Captain Tsubasa vinyl figure from Unbox x Koushoudo…

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Unbox Industries are proud to reveal that their collaborative figure with Koushoudo Limited – the officially licensed “Captain Tsubasa” – has just received an all new “European Tour” colorway! Based on the classic football manga from Yoichi Takahashi, the vintage sofubi-style figure has been designed by Koushoudo, coming in at around 8.5″ tall and featuring 5 points of articulation. Produced by Unbox in what appears to be a flesh-tone soft vinyl this time around, the captain has been treated to masked blue, yellow, white and black sprays. Currently up for grabs in strictly limited numbers through the Unbox store right here, Tsubasa has been priced at just $85 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Gold”, “Silver” and “Bronze” Real Uamou sofubi from Uamou x RealxHead…

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The team over at Uamou are proud to reveal that their monumental collaboration with RealxHead – the Real Uamou – has returned in a trio of new metallic colorways! Standing at around 9″ tall and sporting 5 points of articulation, the stunning figure has been treated to solid “Gold”, “Silver” and “Bronze” sprays courtesy of master painter Goto. Currently residing in Uamou’s Altelier-based store priced at just 7,000yen each ($56), overseas collectors interested in bagging the figures can hit Uamou up directly at info@uamou.com with their enquiries…