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MAN-E-NEWS// Nama Niku x Eric Nilla’s “Chibi Pachi-Bot: The Deadly Rays of Death” keshi revealed…

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Nama Niku has joined forces with Eric Nilla once more for his latest round of bootleg keshi, proudly presenting the awesome Chibi Pachi-Bots: The Deadly Rays of Death! Meticulously kit-bashed by Nama from a variety of different vintage keshi mini figures, the quartet – Alpha Minus, Omega Trois, Koroshiya Zelph and Kolob Infinito – all stand at a chibi-sized 0.75″-1″ tall, coming cast up by Nilla in a mix of flesh-toned and gold pigmented rubber. Due to drop with header art from none other than John Black in the near future, expect the full lowdown on these little guys soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Devils Head Productions x Hellopike “Bodhisattva” Alavaka sofubi revealed…

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Toby Dutkiewicz over at Devils Head Productions has just revealed that he’ll be teaming up with Hellopike for the first official painted release of the new Bodhisattva Alavaka sofubi! Produced in what appears to be a black vinyl, the 4″ tall figures have each been treated to a number of orange, metallic blue and pink sprays from Hellopike – as well as one contrasting gold and red chase – each comes complete with both Alavaka and Bodhisattva heads, a set of prayer beads and a scroll. Touching down in the DHP webshop this coming Saturday, May 2nd for just $60 each plus shipping, we suggest you start praying to the gods now to be in with a chance of snagging one!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Medicom Toy’s “Hulk” and “Rocket Racoon” for the Marvel Retro Sofubi Collection…

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Having delved into the world of DC Comics last month with the release of both Batman and Deadlock last month, Medicom Toy have returned to rival line – The Marvel Retro Sofubi Collection – for their latest round of comic-book inspired releases, taking on the mighty Hulk and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Rocket Racoon! Once again sculpted by Bear Model with coloring courtesy of Monsters Stock Farm, the vintage-styled duo come in at around 11″ and 8″ respectively, both coming with a total of 5 points of articulation. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom store, international customers can find the pair on the Rakuten Global Market right here, priced at 11,880yen ($99.76) for the Hulk and just 8,640yen ($73) for Rocket. Up for grabs until May 31st, shipping is expected in late August 2015…

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MAN-E-NEWS// ToyCon UK ’15 mini roundup…

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This past Saturday saw ToyCon UK touch down in London’s Bethnal Green for it’s third year of toy-based shenanigans, bringing with it a whole host of worldwide artists and retailers from across vinyl, resin, sofubi and even kaiju this time around. Whilst we could be found over at the Toy Shack booth for the majority of the event, we did manage to get some time to pick up some toys, chat shop with old friends, and more importantly, snap some of the choice figures that were up for grabs. Click through to check out a few of our favourite pieces, all grouped by booth…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Naminori Kaijin Oron “Clear Color” sofubi from Kenth Toy Works x SIX F…

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Having made an appearance at Superfestival 68 over the weekend, Kenth Toy Works are proud to reveal that the latest version of their collaboration with SIX F – the “Clear Color” Naminori Kaijin Oron – is now available to overseas customers! Standing at a lofty 8.6″ tall with 10″ sharkboard accessory, the driftwood and coral infused surfer dude has been produced in a clear soft vinyl this time around, coming with a selection of semi-translucent sprays over a black rub base. Priced at 17,000yen ($142) plus shipping, the “Clear Color” Kaijin Oron will be up for grabs via the usual e-mail lottery system starting this Tuesday, April 28th. Interested parties are going to need to fire over their name, address, phone number and PayPal e-mail to ktw.order@gmail.com before close onSunday, May 3rd… Good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Robo Top” resin spinning top from Inami Toyland…

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Having interned with Peter Kato back in 2013 and released his debut figure, the “Big Top” late last year, Kevin Nam over at Inami Toyland is proud to reveal his latest resin creation… the Robo Top! Coming in at a more streamlined and refined 2″ tall by 2″ wide, the fully working, hand sculpted spinning top features an ingenious “rock, paper, scissors” style mechanic similar to Big Top, with each of the robots hands (clenched, 2 fingers up and 3 fingers up) representing the game’s 3 choices. Produced by Kevin in 2 different colorways for this debut release, an unpainted “Red” and “Blue”, both have been limited to an edition of just 10 pieces. Coming poly-bagged with an admission ticket-style header card, the Robo Tops will be touching down exclusively at myplasticheart this Thursday, April 30th for a wallet friendly $15 each… Head over to the Inami Toyland Instagram feed here for a look at the spinning top in action!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Imperial Pro Wrestling” sofubi from Utsugio…

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Elusive sofubi maker Utsugio have just unveiled their latest release, the “Imperial Pro Wrestling” set! Created in the style of sister company Ilu Ilu’s highly sought after “Dynamic Fight”, the “versus pack” features 2 different protagonists – Larry Blackhole and Bear the Ted – both sculpted in the classic sofubi wrestler aesthetic and coming complete with a number of accessories including a removable mask and top hat. Due to make their debut at some point in May via online lottery sales, be sure to keep a close eye on the new Utsugio site for more details on the Imperial Pro Wrestlers soon…

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MAN-E-NEW// TerribleWhore’s “F***ing Four Fingers” sofubi overseas sale…

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Having released to instant sellout success at Superfestival 68 over the weekend, the debut sofubi from TerribleWhore – the F***king Four Fingers – is now available to overseas collectors! Standing at an impressive 10.6″ tall and featuring 5 points of articulation, the Snegator Claw-inspired figure has been produced in a glossy black vinyl complete with metallic blue, red and silver sprays. Packed in a deluxe screen printed box for just 12,000yen plus shipping, those looking to snap the figure up are going to need to send their name, address, country and telephone number with the subject “F***ing Four Finger Order” to terriblewhore@gmail.com before close on Sunday, May 3rd. In the inevitable event that demand outnumbers supply, a lottery will be drawn to determine purchasers… Good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “NWO Version” Hulk Hogan sofubi from Medicom Toy…

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Nearing the end of yet another month in the world of toys can mean only one thing- a whole host of new Medicom Toy exclusives! Once again offering up way more than we could ever feature in one day, we’ll instead be giving you guys the lowdown on the best releases throughout the rest of the week- starting today with the latest figure in Medicom’s long running Legend Pro Wrestler project, the “NWO Version” Hulk Hogan! The third figure in the series to secure an American licence – past releases have featured only Japanese fighters – the classic “Hollywood” Hogan has been recreated in a stunning vintage sofubi style, standing at just under 10″ tall, featuring 5 points of articulation (plus removable bandana and glasses) and coming complete with a companion NWO t-shirt (not shown). Currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store for 8,800yen, international orders can be placed through Rakuten right here for the slightly inflated price of $79.89…


MAN-E-NEWS// DeathCat Toys’ “Elder Demons: Series 1″ sofubi revealed…

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Hot on the heels of the various keshi and resin releases we’ve seen over the past few months, we can now reveal that DeathCat Toys‘ Elder Demons: Series 1 have finally made the transition into sofubi! Designed by DeathCats’ Johan Ulrich and sculpted by KtoKto, the 2.5″ tall Bikkuriman/Ma-Ba-style split torso minis – Oni Mira and the Red Pharoah – made their debut at KtoKto’s Superfestival 68 booth over the weekend, coming in a choice of black, olive green and blue/grey vinyl for just 2,000yen ($17) a set… Here’s hoping we see a general worldwide release of these soon!


MAN-E-TOYS// John Kenn Mortenson x Unbox Industries’ ToyCon UK exclusive “Three Witches” now online…

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Having made their debut at ToyCon UK over the weekend (look for our coverage later on today!), the latest round of “Three Witches” – the “Death Waltz” variants – are now up for grabs online! Designed by legendary macabre “post-It” illustrator John Kenn Mortenson with production handled by Unbox Industries, the trio of 8″ tall figures have been produced in a stunning clear smoke soft vinyl with hand painted grey-tone highlights. Currently up for grabs via preorder on the Unbox store right here until May 25th, each “Three Witches” set comes packed in a poly bag with header for just $150 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Uncut’s “Mush Man” Splatter Retsuden keshi revealed in full…

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Originally teased here way back in February, the second figure in Uncut‘s ongoing “Splatter Retsuden” series – aptly titled “Mush Man” – had just been revealed as a finished clay prototype! Inspired by cult horror flick Return of the Living Dead 2’s “Tarman” character, the oversized Bikkuriman-style keshi appears to be around the same size as the previously released Splatter Retsuden (Boropushi/Cropsey) at 2.5″, this time around coming complete with a mini brain accessory. Due to touch down in a selection of different colored rubber on the Uncut site at some point in the near future, be sure to stay tuned for full release details soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// RESTORE’s “Iron Meat” sofubi prototype revealed in full…

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The guys over at RESTORE are proud to announce the arrival of their latest figure, the incredible “Iron Meat” SFB! Said to be the friend of the previously released “Neo Japan”, the lumbering cyborg has been sculpted by Abe Junnokai, standing at little over 8″, coming with 8 points of articulation and featuring what appears to be a fully removable head dome (TBC). Whilst little is known about the figure’s debut at present, you can be sure as soon as we find anything out you guys will be the first in the know…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Disarticulators’ “Oozeball” sofubi at ToyCon UK ’15…

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With ToyCon UK ’15 open it’s doors tomorrow morning (4/25), we thought it was about time to give you guys a little recap on the various Oozeball sofubi our editor-in-chief Tru:Tek will have up for grabs at the event! Guesting at the Toy Shack booth between 11.30am – 1pm, here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect from the Disarticulator

Rampage Toys one-off customs// The Disarticulators have joined forces with Rampage Toys‘ Jon Malmstedt for a trifecta of one-off customs! Produced in a non-squishy flesh-toned soft vinyl this time around – sadly sans squeaker – the Tru:Tek-designed, Zectron-sculpted balls have been treated to layers of unique sprays, rubs and brushwork. Rather aptly titled (from left to right) “Red Planet”, “Funfetti Ooze” and “Golden Sludge”, the trio will set you back just £65 a piece.

ToyCon UK exclusive “Predatooze”// Produced in a squishy clear matt soft vinyl this time around, the vintage-style “squeaky toy” has been filled to the brim with custom tie-dyed pom poms to resemble the infamous thermal imaging effect from cult 80’s flick, Predator. Limited to an edition of just 8 – including a “Deep Heat” chase – alongside just 2 variants in a “Stealth” colorway (without pom poms), the “Predatooze” Oozeballs come packed with a deluxe double sided header for £35 and £32.50 respectively.

Non-squishy “GID” and “Flesh”// Joining both Predatooze and the Rampage one-offs, Tru:Tek will also be bringing along a super-limited batch of Oozeballs in both GID and flesh-toned non-squishy vinyl. Capped at just 2 of each and never to be repeated in this format (i.e. unpainted!), these come packed with custom header cards for just £30 each.

Any leftovers will be making their way to the Man-E-Toys store on Sunday, April 26th at 9pm London time!


MAN-E-NEWS// The ToyCon UK exclusive “Kikaida Baron” one-off sofubi from Awesome Toy…

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With the Fake Spectreman prototypes, “Kyorochan” Diatryma and Nude Baron customs already tucked firmly under their belt, the guys behind Awesome Toy are proud to present the final ToyCon UK exclusive they’ll have up for grabs this weekend… the Kikaida Baron one-off! Inspired by classic vintage pachi (bootleg) Kaikaida sofubi, the 9″ tall FAKE BARON has been produced in a bright red vinyl, coming with a reversed, split blue paint app and suitably “bad” yellow and brown brushwork. Up for grabs at the Kaijumonster booth (#29) this Saturday, April 25th alongside the previously revealed Awesome Toy exclusives, pricing for Kikaida Baron is still to be confirmed…


MAN-E-NEWS// SelfishLittle’s “Fleshapoid: Wave 2″ resin figures…

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Up and coming resin artist Selfish Little has just revealed that his latest resin figure – the slithering Fleshapoid – will be making a limited comeback in his store this weekend! Taking on a similar gross-out infused aesthetic as the previously released Mr Canker and the Muckster – albeit with a dash of classic sci-fi this time around – the gruesome insectoid stands at around 5.5″ tall and comes with articulation in the head, arms and waist. Hand cast in resin and treated to a number of stunning one-off paint applications, the second round of Fleshapoids will be touching down in the SelfishLittle store this Sunday, April 26th at 6pm Eastern time for around $30 each plus shipping (TBC)…


MAN-E-NEWS// Turbopistola at the Nerd City C2E2 ’15 booth…

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Joining the slew of artists announced yesterday as part of Nerd City‘s huge C2E2 booth this weekend, Daniel Smith aka Turbopistola has revealed a number of releases he’ll have up for grabs at the event. As well as a number of AP Cuddlehards, paintings and customs, Daniel will be bringing along a limited edition of 6 exclusive C2E2 Ion Men in a mix of red and clear black vinyl for $20 each, as well as 6 C2E2 Elephantos figures coming in a rusted red paint app for $25 each. Unable to attend the con? Then you’ll be glad to know that Daniel will also have a limited number of the C2E2 Elephantos in his store for the duration of the event!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Blurble’s “OozeOozeOoze” foam toy revealed…

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Blurble has been hard at work on his latest Ooze-It themed release, proudly presenting the awesome “OozeOozeOoze” foam ball! Inspired by cult gross-out line “Madballs”, Shigeru Arai’s highly sought after “NagNagNag” ball, and more recently, The Disarticulators’ “Oozeball”, the beautifully realised piece has been sculpted in-scale at around 3″ across, coming cast in a squishy paintable foam similar to the original 80’s balls. Whilst release details are still forthcoming at present, you can be sure that as soon as we hear anything, you guys will be the first in the know… In the meantime, be sure to head over to Blurble’s Instagram feed here to catch a video of the ball in action!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Batshit” Jeff sofubi micro-run from Gravy Toys…

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Bwana Spoons over at Gravy Toys has just unleashed his latest Suns of Broadarr micro-run online, the “Batshit” mixed-part Jeffs! Featuring a mash-up of different parts from both Jeff and Lonny figures, these 5″ tall creations have been cast in a mix of glitter-infused clear orange, GID, rootbeer and clear parts, coming with additional sprays and hand painted detailing courtesy of Bwana. Up for grabs in limited quantities on the Gravy Toys store right here, the “Batshit” Jeffs can be yours for just $60 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Eagle Eye Prime’s “Stardust: The Super Wizard” sofubi out now…

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Originally teased here just last week, the debut figure from Eagle Eye Prime – Stardust: The Super Wizard – is now up for grabs! Based on legendary cartoonist Fletcher Hanks’ 1939 superhero of the same name, the stunning, vintage-styled figure has been meticulously sculpted in the artist’s bizarre, compelling style, coming it at around 8″ of articulated Japanese soft vinyl. Produced in a light blue with masked red, flesh and yellow sprays, this first release comes packed with a Hanks-inspired mini comic written and illustrated by Benjamin Marra. Currently residing in the new Eagle Eye Prime store right here, Stardust: The Super Wizard will set you back just $45 plus shipping…

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