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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Nobody Likes Leonardo” resin action figure from RICHT x Goodleg Toys…

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Coming just in time for TMNT’s 30th Anniversary (and the release of a certain movie we can’t bring ourselves to mention here!), Goodleg Toys have teamed up with UK artist RICHT and the guys from Streets of Beige for the release of an all new resin action figure…  Nobody Likes Leonardo! Heralded as the most toxic Turtles bootleg the world has ever seen, the wonderfully hideous creation has been kit-bashed from a Mexican 5.5″ Lucha and a Polish TMNT bootleg, coming hand casted in translucent neon-green resin, with 4 points of articulation, a sword, and packaging designed by RICHT. Word on an exact release date is still scarce at the moment, so be sure to keep following Goodleg ToysRICHT, and Streets of Beige for more news soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The SNAKE EYES resin action figure from Alex Pardee x Retroband…

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Originally pairing up for the release of Bunnywith Vintage Packaging back in October of last year, dream team Alex Pardee and Aaron Moreno of Retroband are proud to present their latest resin action figure in all it’s slithery glory… SNAKE EYES! Based on Pardee’s original recurring character of the same name, the jaw dropping GI Joe inspired release features a custom 3.75″ that has been re-sculpted, cast and painted by Moreno. Packed on a deluxe card backer with separately blistered eye accessories, each figure comes signed with 2 free 8×10 “Snake Eyes” giclee prints and an official pamphlet on the origin of the character. Limited to an edition of 45 pieces, Snake Eyes will be going on sale at the Zero Friends store today (4/20) at 1pm PST for an undisclosed sum…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Bammer Budski resin mini figure set from the PBKs…

couchlocklow_original Swiftly following the release of the NO GUTS, NO GLORY! slingshot earlier in the month, Ratking over at The PBKs is proud to reveal the collective’s next project, the Bammer Budski mini figures! Comprising of 2 little smoking buddies, an adorable Kush nugget and an equally as cute stoner sloth, the 2″ pieces were designed and sculpted by Ratking, coming cast in a variety of mixed one-off resin colourways including clears, opaques, GIDs and color changers. Celebrating the annual smokers holiday in style, the little guys will be dropping in the PBK store tomorrow (4/20) at 4.20pm Singapore time for just $35 a set plus shipping… screen-shot-2014-03-22-at-09-34-301


MAN-E-NEWS// The MoM? x Galaxxor x Monsterforge GALAXXNAR revealed…

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Brandon Barker over at ManOrMonster? Studios has just revealed a toy mash-up of epic proportions, proudly presenting the mighty GALAXXNAR! Combining the worlds of Ben Spencer’s Galaxxor and WoW, the stunning Bog-nar remake was kit-bashed and re-sculpted by none other than Monsterforge, coming cast by MoM? with the now standard neo-mag articulated joints. Pictured here as a blank black resin test shot, we’re told that the first painted run will be making it’s debut at the Nerd City C2E2 booth (750) next weekend, so be sure to stay tuned for a full reveal soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// “Easter Chocolate” Pashka and Ooze Corpse resin figures from Grizli Atom x Monster Island…

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Originally debuting at Toy Art Gallery‘s Idol Worship show earlier in the month, Grizlli Atom‘s Pashka and Ooze Corpse resin figures return just in time for a special Easter themed run! Designed/sculpted by Grizlli and produced by Monster Island, the pair have been cast up in a Cadbury’s inspired mix of translucent brown and white marbled resin with hi-gloss finish. Limited to just 5 pieces of each, the pair will be touching down in the Monster Island store today (4/18) at Noon EST (pricing TBC)…


MAN-E-NEWS// NNWA’s Pachi Man Keshi at Super Festival 65…

photo sdfsd3 Having just revealed that they will be sharing a booth with the legendary Mitari and Gargamel at Super Festival 65 next weekend, the Nama Niku Wrestling Alliance are proud to present their latest figure, the incredible Pachi Man Keshi! Inspired by Gargamel’s Gacharoid Capsule Head Robots and the early 80′s Gacha Gacha Man Kinkeshi knockoff,  the little guy has been kit-bashed by Nama from a variety of vintage keshi figures, coming complete with a fully removable gacha capsule head with micro figure and insert nestled inside, a custom penny wrestling belt, plus a miniaturised quarter mounted on the back! Going on sale at the event next Sunday, April 27th for an undisclosed sum, stay tuned for word of an online release soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Yamashiroya Exclusive Franken Uamou sofubi…

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Following the success of last month’s Monster release, Uamou has once again teamed up with Yamashiroya for another exclusive run of Franken Uamous! Cast up in both purple and grey soft vinyl with masked black/purple sprays, red hand painted stitch detailing and a metal bolt through the head, the 3″ figures are available with 3 different expressions on offer (happy, sad and scared), coming in at just 3,600yen ($35) each plus shipping. Head over to the Yamashiroya store right here to check the little guys out before they’re all gone!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Essence of Vectar from Healeymade x Suckadelic…

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Teased here a couple of weeks back, Healeymade is proud to reveal that his latest collaboration with the Sucklord, “The Essence of Vectar”, will be touching down in-store today (4/19) at 3pm EST! Making past appearances as a Glyos mini, a Kickstarter incentive 8″ Mego, and most recently, a M.U.S.C.L.E styled figure for S.U.C.K.L.E, the Sucklord’s arch nemesis, Vectar, finally arrives in 3.75″ scale, coming cast in a solid black resin with hand painted metallic purple mask and studded arm bands. Limited to an edition of 25 pieces this time around, the figure is set to come bagged with custom header art from Sucklord Vectar for just $50 each plus shipping… Said to be the first in an ongoing series of companion portrait figures, expect the likes of Skinner and Mishka to join in on the action soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// Triclops’ Good Friday B.A.S.T.A.R.D Sale…

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Yet more from the guys over at Triclops Studio today, as the duo proudly present their Good Friday B.A.S.T.A.R.D Sale! Featuring a whole slew of new figures that were previously unveiled at ToyCon UK last weekend, the huge line-up includes Hulkin “Green” and “Grey” Boss Nibbler sets, the debut of full sized B.A.S.T.A.R.D “Junk Trunk”, new mini B.A.S.T.A.R.D 4 packs, Tanklopula “Hot Pink” artist proofs with DumDum companion, plus the big one… the Triclops x Disarticulator Rotten Tomato in a stunning “Green Meanie” colourway! Up for grabs in the B.A.S.T.A.R.D store right here later today (4/18), we suggest keeping a close eye on both Luc and Rob Clops’ IG feeds for an exact drop time in the next few hours…


MAN-E-REPORT// Toy Shack shop visit…

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We’ll FINALLY be returning to our regular news posts tomorrow (thanks for your patience over the last few days guys!), but first we bring you a mini report on the hottest new toy joint in the UK… Walthamstow’s Toy Shack! Brainchild of Triclops Studio‘s Luc and Rob Clops, the incredible space recently opened it’s doors at the Wood Street Indoor Market in North London, catering to both children and adults alike with one of the most impressive collections of 80s/90s/00s classics and obscurities we’ve ever had the luck to stumble across.

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Featuring the likes of iconic gross-out lines Toxic Crusaders, Food Fighters and Madballs, rare knock-offs including the Sungold Monsters and Pocket Beasts, sought after minis such as Wrestlers In My Pocket, Mini Boglins and Body Wars, plus a number of the guys’ own products from their illustrious time in the industry, the mesmerising shop offers a fascinating insight into the Triclops aesthetic, and more importantly, shows the poor, toy starved kids of today how good things used to be!

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Open most weekdays from 10am right through to 5.30pm, anyone in the area with even the remotest interest in the golden age of toys is going to need to take a trip over at some point- and those that aren’t? Well you better start planning that pilgrimage now!!! Keep track of the Toy Shack Facebook page here for opening days, and be sure to stay tuned for news of a new online store soon…

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[A selection of the figures we were lucky enough to score during our visit]

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Tru:Tek/Disarticulator Post-ToyCon UK sale…

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Ahead of returning to our regular postings next week, we’re proud to reveal a very important event in our store tomorrow… the Tru:Tek/Disarticulator post-ToyCon sale! Featuring all of the figures we’ve revealed throughout the past few days, keshi, glyos and madball fans alike are going to be in their element with the likes of the Tanklopula, Pachi Gacha Machine, and of course the Triclops x Disarticulator “Rip(p)er Red” Rotten Tomato ball all up for grabs… Dropping in the Man-E-Toys store this Monday, April 14th at 8pm London time, we suggest heading over prompt to avoid disappointment as many of these figures will never see another run again!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Rotten Tomato Ball from Triclops Studio x The Disarticulators…

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With just one day until the big event, the Disarticulators have teamed up with the fine chaps over at Triclops Studio to present their final ToyCon UK exclusive, the Rotten Tomato Ball! Designed by Triclops, sculpted by Zectron and produced in a urethane rubber by Tru:Tek, the 3″ round figure has been inspired by Dr Gangreen’s killer fruit (or is that vegetable?!), drawing influences from neo-kaiju, the gross-out art of the 80′s and AMToys’ iconic Madball figures to realise the hideous beast you see above… Debuting at ToyCon in both “Rip(p)er Red” and “Green Meanie” colourways (including 2 one-off extra rotten chases!) priced at £45 a piece, these will also be joined by a number of one-off casts and Rampage handpaints that will be revealed on the day. Touching down at both Rampage Toys x Disarticulator and Tarantulas’ booths come opening time tomorrow, expect details of online sales to follow next week…

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MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// Collect and Display’s ToyCon UK exclusive Gold/Black Oozeball sets…

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Alongside the numerous releases at the Rampage x Disarticulator ToyCon UK booth this weekend, we’re very proud to announce an exclusive that won’t be available at the table… the Collect & Display Oozeball sets! Teaming up with the online retailer for the very first time, the Disarticulators have created a limited batch of just 6 balls with matching claw display stands, each coming cast in C&D’s signature black and gold colourway. Dropping at the Collect & Display booth this Saturday, April 12th, the sets have been priced at £22 a piece… Stay tuned for our final reveal (the big one) tomorrow!

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MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// The ToyCon UK exclusive “Color Change” MoDs from The Disarticulators…

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Whilst we’ve unfortunately had to cease regular posting as we get ready for ToyCon UK on Saturday (we’ll be back next week!), we do still have a few Tru:Tek/Disarticulator exclusives that we’ll be revealing over the next few days, the first of which coming in the form of these “Color Change” Madballs of Death! One of the last chances to bag this incredible design from Zectron, the 2″ ball has been cast up by Tru:Tek in a marbled mix of thermal color changing pigments, complete with matching “parasite” insert nestled inside. Limited to an edition of just 6 unique casts, these will be up for grabs at the Rampage Toys x Disarticulator ToyCon booth (#16), priced at £28 each…

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MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// The Tru:Tek x Rampage Toys “Pachi Gacha Machine” at ToyCon UK…

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Marking day 3 of our exclusive Tru:Tek/Disarticulator reveals for ToyCon UK this weekend, we’re proud to present a very special collaboration with Rampage Toys… the Pachi Gacha Machine! Featuring a vintage Cosmos inspired vendor/display unit realised by Tru:Tek, the little red box will be filled to the brim with custom Rampage keshi, with 2 very different series up for grabs; Cupcake Pachi In Ya Pocket, featuring 3 classic Rampage MIMP customs, and Mecha Freaks, a crazy bunch of rubber ‘bots that were created during our trip to Japan in February…

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Cast by Tru:Tek in a mix of TCon inspired mint greens, magenta, and flesh, the little guys come packed in a classic red/clear gacha capsule, with each purchase securing at least one figure from both series. Priced at £6 each, or just £10 for 2, the Pachi Gacha Machine will commence vending capsules at the Rampage x Disarticulator booth (#16) when doors open this Saturday, April 12th… Stay tuned for a double exclusive reveal tomorrow!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Silver Space” LordUltra from My Royal Ego…

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Joining the previously posted “Double Dark” Lord on Vacation, My Royal Ego’s Abel Octovan has just revealed yet another figure to receive an all-new colourway, the “Silver Space” LordUltra! A beautifully realised mash-up of the dark lord Darth Vader and iconic tokusatu character Ultraman, the originally sculpted piece stands at around 14″ tall, this time around coming in an all-over silver paint job complete with hand cut and trimmed silver cape. Limited to an edition of just 3 pieces, interested parties can find out more about the figure by e-mailing Octovan directly at abeloctovan@gmail.com


MAN-E-NEWS// UME Toys’ BEARD resin figure at ToyCon UK…

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Originally teased here back in February, Richard Page over at UME Toys is proud to reveal that his latest resin figure, the BEARD, will be making his first appearance at ToyCon UK this weekend! Standing at around 3″ of the most expertly groomed, hand cast resin, the furry little guy comes complete with the obligatory (completely removable) top hat, PLUS a choice of either a  rascally Pirate, or horny Viking alternative! Priced at just £33 each, both the pictured Black and Brown BEARDs are set to be joined by a number of other colourways, including the very special cold cast copper and bronze versions…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Flaw Toys at ToyCon UK…

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Sander Dinkgreve over at Flaw Toys is proud to reveal a total of 3 original resin exclusives he’ll be bringing along to ToyCon UK this Saturday, April 12th! Joining both the return of the Strangers in a number of one-off clear finishes, plus a fresh batch of marbled Stranger Minis, the artist will be unveiling an all-new collaborative figure with digital sculptor Tim Sprangers, simply titled Project Unknown. Designed by Sprangers and moulded, cast and painted by Dinkgreve, the stunning resin piece will be up for grabs at the Flaw Toys booth (#11), with a number of one-off customs available. Stay tuned for details on Project Unknown’s full release after the con…

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MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// The ToyCon UK exclusive MoDs and Oozeball sets from The Disarticulators…

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As promised in our reveal of Atomic Uchuujin yesterday, we’re proud to announce another another 2 Disarticulator exclusives will be bringing to ToyCon this Saturday, April 12th… the TCon colour MoDs and Oozeball/claw sets! One of the last opportunities to snag both Zectron designed balls (just a batch of one-offs and a retailer exclusive to follow!), the pair have been cast up by Tru:Tek in matching mint green and magenta rubber for the release. Limited to editions of just 6, including special chase marble variants for each, con goers will be able to snag the MoD for £25, whilst Ooze sets have been priced at £22. Both making an appearance at the Rampage Toys x Disarticulator ToyCon booth come opening time this Saturday, April 12th, those unable to attend the event can expect details of online sales to follow soon after… Be sure to check back for another exclusive reveal tomorrow!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Aqua Bog” Ultrus Bog micro run from Frank Kozik…

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“Deep beneath the waves the Bogs grow angered at Aquaman’s habit of tossing his trash into their yard and decide to exact vengeance in their own violent and sadistic way! Marvel to the hopeless thrashings of Aquaman as they rend him into several piecesI Rejoice with them as his life force bubbles merrily away int to the Abyss!”

Yep, yet more from Kozik today, as the artist proudly presents his latest micro run, the “Aqua Bog” Ultrus Bogs! Produced in what appears to be 2 different shades of green vinyl, the Skinner-designed 8″ sofubi has been decked out in a number of metallic/aqua sprays and hand painted details courtesy of Kozik, coming bagged with a custom Aquaman inspired header card. Limited to an edition of just 13 pieces, Aqua Bog will be touching down in the Frank Kozik store this Thursday, April 10th at Noon PST for $200 each…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys at ToyCon UK revealed in full…

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We’ve covered huge a selection of figures that Rampage Toys will be carting to ToyCon UK over the past couple of weeks, but today we can finally reveal the whole list in full- and boy, is it impressive! Featuring a varied selection of OG Rampage figures, hand painted collaborative releases, third party exclusives, plus a couple of very special lottery releases, all will be up for grabs at the Rampage x Disarticulator (#16) booth come opening time this Saturday, April 12th… Click thru to check out what will be on offer!

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MAN-E-NEWS// RESTORE’s Debris Japan “SFB Blue” at Lulubell Toys…

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The guys over at Lulubell Toys are excited to announce another awesome release from RESTORE, the unpainted “SFB Blue” Debris Japan!  Due to be making it’s debut at the Mintyfresh ToyCon booth this coming Saturday, a limited number have been held back for a pre-order release on the Lulubell store next Monday, April 14th at 12.01am PST, with the beautiful 7″ tall figure coming in at an unbelievable $50 each plus shipping (around $25 cheaper than the UK version!).


MAN-E-NEWS// The Large GID Heathrow sofubi from Frank Kozik…

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Hot off the heals of the recent Orange Creamsicle Mini release just a couple of weeks back, Frank Kozik has just announced that the giant sized Heathrow sofubi will be making it’s debut in-store at Noon PST today (4/8)! Produced in an unpainted GID soft vinyl for the release, this new larger version stands at around 6″ tall, twice the size of the previously released mini. Limited to an edition of 30 bagged and headed figures for just $75 a pop, Kozik has revealed that 1 in 6 bags will also contain a special marbled “Prize” edition Mini (pictured below)- a great incentive, although we doubt many of you guys need an excuse to jump on this awesome release!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Healeymade x Sucklord “Vectar the Intolerable” resin figure revealed…

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Healeymade has just revealed that he’s teamed up with the Sucklord for the release of the first ever Vectar the Intolerable resin action figure! Making past appearances as a Glyos mini, a Kickstarter incentive 8″ Mego, and most recently, a M.U.S.C.L.E styled figure for S.U.C.K.L.E, the Sucklord’s arch nemesis finally arrives in 3.75″ scale, coming cast in a solid black resin with hand painted metallic purple mask and studded arm bands. Said to be heading into production later this week, stay tuned for full details on the release soon…