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MAN-E-NEWS// Blurble’s “Muckster” DCon debut…

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Mike Marinello aka Blurble has just revealed that his latest resin figure – the oozing Mucketer – will be making its debut at DCon ’14 next month! Designed by Mike and sculpted by Mr Canker creator, Selfish Little, the slimy beast stands at around 5″ tall, coming hand cast in solid resin by Dubose Art. Dropping at the con in a stunning array of one-off marbled paint schemes from Blurble, be sure to keep a close eye on his Instagram feed here for more reveals, plus release details, closer to the event…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The GNOSIS NYCC leftover sale…

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Grizlli Atom aka GNOSIS has just revealed that he’ll be unleashing a whole slew of NYCC leftovers in his store at some point today (10/19)! Featuring a mix of both original resins and custom sofubi, highlights include the debut of the two-headed Back-Biter for just $40, the Monster Island produced “Blood Splatter” Ooze Corpse for $50 and the Thunder Dog w/Khonsu sets for $55. Keep track of the Grizlli Atom Instagram feed here for an exact drop time later on today, and be sure to give both Monster Island and DeathCat Toys a follow for more leftover sales from their joint NYCC booth!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The D-Lux x Frank Mysterio Anticristo 666 sofubi micro-run…

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DLux turns his hand to Frank Mysterio’s ever popular Anticristo 666 sofubi for his latest custom micro-run! Produced in a red Japanese soft vinyl this time around, the limited batch of 4 7″ tall figures have been treated to a mix of metallic blue, metallic purple, orange and gold sprays with black hand painted detailing. Priced at just $125 each, the D-Lux Anticristos can currently be found on the artist’s web store right here


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Cold Cast” speciMAN: Stage 1 resin figures from CreatureKits…

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Josh Hardie over at CreatureKits has just revealed that his speciMAN: Stage 1 resin figures are set to return for a super-limited “Cold Cast” run! A disturbing mix of caterpillar and man, the partially hatched cocoon has been hand sculpted by Josh, standing at around 2.25″ tall. Cold cast in a metal/resin blend and treated to a detail-hugging black patina, the gruesome figure comes housed in a 4″ glass specimen tube with removable cork. Due to touch down in limited quantities at both DCon and Comikaze next month, expect to pay around $36 a piece…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Disarticulators, Disart ToyLabs and Gory Hole NYCC leftover sale…

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Having released a number of different exclusives under The Disarticulator, Disart ToyLabs and Gory Hole brands throughout NYCC last week, we’re proud to finally reveal details of the leftover online sale! Featuring a number of figure debuts, limited prototypes and of course, THOSE “MoYF” rings, at least 2 of each of the original line-up have been held back for our online customers so there should be something there for everyone! Touching down in the Man-E-Toys store next Friday, October 24th at 9pm London time, we bring you a quick rundown of the goodies that’ll be on offer…

The Disarticulators

Oozeball Resin Prototype: It’s finally here… the long awaited sofubi Oozeball! A follow-up to last years hugely popular keshi-ball release, the DA’s Tru:Tek has completely redesigned the figure from the ground up for the new medium, opting for a more organic, Ooze-It like face, paper clay-style textures and the pièce de résistance… a hidden face inspired by Georges Méliès iconic 1902 silent movie, Le Voyage dans la Lune! Beautifully sculpted by none other than Zectron, the 2-part design has been upscaled from the original 2″ diameter to little over 3″- making it both more in-keeping with the classic Madball scale, and, more interestingly, compatible with a wide variety of mid-sized kaiju with the base removed…

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Debuting at the con in prototype form, a strictly limited batch of 10 grey resin casts were produced by Tru:Tek, each coming packed in a custom dated, signed and logged box for added authenticity. Priced at $75 a piece, only a couple of these guys remain… Stay tuned for details of the first online preorder in an unpainted, squishy “Ooze-It” green soft vinyl next week!

Rotten Tomato Resin Prototype: In celebration of the release of Triclops x Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt‘s Rotten-X, The Disarticulators have decided to bring back the original Rotten Tomato figure as a super-limited resin prototype! Designed by Triclops, sculpted by The Disarticulators’ Zectron and produced in a proto grey by Tru:Tek, the gross, maggot infested 3″ ball comes safely packed in a similar custom dated, signed and logged box as the previously mentioned Oozeball…

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Limited to a run of just 10 pieces, The Disarticulators are offering 5 of the protos alongside an extra special item- a blank red soft vinyl cast of the Rotten-X head from Rampage Toys and Marmit! NEVER to be repeated again, this could be your one and only chance of bagging a slice of unpainted SHB in the West… Priced at $60 for the standard release and just $80 for the set, again, just a couple remain of each!

Atomic Uchuujin “Blind to the Truth” Mystery Bag Edition: Having previously only seen 2 very limited con/event releases in the past, The Disarticulators’ infamous Atomic Uchuujin returns for a special one-off blind bag release! Inspired by banned Ultra 7 character Alien S’Pell (head over to Ultraman Wiki here to find out more), the Zectron designed/sculpted figure has been produced in a UV resistant keshi-style rubber courtesy of Tru:Tek. Limited to an edition of 10 one-off tints and finishes – including the elusive “gift only” neon purple – the 2.5″ tall figures come packed in premium foil bags, available for just $25 each.

The Leucotomy Ball: UK apparel brand Leucotomy have teamed up with The Disarticulators for the release of their very own signature ball toy! Designed by Leucotomy’s Gabe Mackenzie and sculpted by the hugely talented Zectron, the 2″ ball – roughly the same scale as the previously released Oozeball – has been inspired by a Manga short story compilation (name forthcoming), blending a macabre, exposed flesh design along with elements from Cure’s Thorn Ball Boogieman to devastating effect.

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Debuting at the con in both flesh and GID colorways courtesy of Tru:Tek, both editions were limited to just 10 piece each, coming bagged and headed with art from Gabe for just $30 a piece. On top of the main runs, a number of blind-bag one-offs are also up for grabs, so be sure to head over to the store early to avoid disappointment!

Disart ToyLabs

“Bootleg Black” Bartholio (not pictured): Conceived by AshMadeThis and kit-bashed by our very own Tru:Tek with sculpted elements from NolanJP, the booted Beavis bendy toy has been recast in hard resin, this time around coming with a paint scheme by Ash inspired by the classic bootleg Bart Simpson tees of the 90’s. Limited to an edition of just 10 figures – each coming with a unique shirt slogan – each comes bagged with a custom header from AshMadeThis for just $45 a pop…

Iceclops: Originally revealed as a near-finished clay proto way back here in early July, NolanJP‘s second movie themed GPK-style figure, Iceclops, finally made his debut at NYCC this year! Paying tribute to Ray Harryhausen’s iconic beast from 1958′s The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the ingenious mash-up of monster and doll stands at around the same height as the previously released Scary Larry at 2.5″, coming complete with – in true GPK style – an icecream cone horn and lumbering mace. As with the Leucotomy Ball, Iceclops was produced in 2 of Disart’s favourite colors; flesh and classic green GID, both coming cast up by Tru:Tek in a UV resistant, keshi-style rubber. Limited to just 10 of each, both editions have been packed in a GPK inspired foil pack for just $25 each… Calling all customisers! On top of the standard release, we will also be offering up a number of Icelops figures in a blank white resin- perfect for those looking to paint the little guy up! Packed in the same foil bags as the main release, these will set you back a slightly cheaper $20 each…

Scary Larry “GID”: Joining Iceclops, NolanJP’s original movie themed GPK-style figure, Scary Larry, returned for a special NYCC exclusive colorway! Bowing to the constant requests of fans, the wicked werewolf has finally been produced in a classic green GID rubber courtesy of Tru:Tek. As with Iceclops, Larry has been limited to an edition of just 10 figures, each coming packed in a premium foil bag for just $25 each…

The “Strange Kid” Screwball: Originally debuting right here way back in June, the Disart ToyLabs’ debut collaboration with Strange Kids Club – the Screwball – returned for an all-new NYCC exclusive release! Based on an illustration for SKC’s ongoing Circle Jerks sticker line, the stunning gross-out sculpt was originally undertaken by artist Jose David Cifuentes Ulloa as a fan project, quickly sparking the interest of SKC editor, Rondall Scott III, and ultimately leading to a full scale toy release. 3D printed, prototyped and produced courtesy of Tru:Tek over at Disart ToyLabs, the 3″ x 2″ figure has been cast in both GID and flesh-toned rubber, limited to 10 of each and priced at just $30. As with the Leucotomy Ball, a number of blind-bag one-offs will be available, so be sure to check stock early to avoid disappointment!

Pachi in Ya Packet “Cobraking”: Waiting in the wings since it’s first reveal way back in June, Disart ToyLabs’ collaboration with Monster Namahage, the “Cobraking” custom bootleg mini will finally see the light of day at NYCC as part of Disart ToyLabs’ “Pachi in Ya Pocket” series! Meticulously kit-bashed and re-sculpted from a mix of vintage mini figure designs, the 2″ piece has been cast in a MIMP-style UV resistant rubber. Available blind bagged in a selection of classic neon hues, these will set you back just $12 a piece…

Gory Hole

The Ooze and Stretch “Monster on Your Finger” Rings: Previously unveiled here a couple of weeks back, the hotly tipped “Monster on Your Finger” series debuted at NYCC with 2 different designs on offer! Based on infamous bootleg monster toys of the 70’s and 80’s, the rather aptly titled “Ooze” and “Stretch” have been directly inspired by the Cosmos’ Alien Ooze-It knock-off and the Japanese Stretch Monster bootleg. Produced in a patinated pewter courtesy of Baindots, the standard US size 10 rings have been limited to just 20 of each, coming packed in a drawstring bag with collector tag for $70 each. Worried the rings may be too big or too small? Well, along with plans to release more sizes in the future – albeit in a different material – we will be offering the rings with 24″ silver plated chains for an extra $5 each…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Slimed” Quackula sofubi from Healeymade…

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David Healey over at Healeymade is proud to present the second run of his Quackula sofubi, the “Slimed” edition! Based on the 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 clear green and yellow swirled vinyl by none other than Gargamel, the piece comes complete with subtle orange and white masked sprays. Up for grabs in the Healeymade store right here alongside an unpainted Blue GID Magusaean 3.75, the “Slimed” Quackula can be yours for just $65 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Slime Ape micro-run from ButcherBrand…

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Butch Adams over at ButcherBrand is proud to reveal that his long awaited Slime Ape figures are finally making their debut this weekend via lottery! Designed, sculpted and produced by Butch, the awesome all-American kaiju stands at around 5″ tall, coming complete with articulation in both the neck and arms. Painted up in a slime green with detail hugging black rubs, the limited batch of 3 figures will be offered up to the lucky winners for just $70 each. Those interested in entering are going to need to fire over their details to Butch at butcherlee127@gmail.com before close this Sunday, October 19th at 8pm PST…


MAN-E-NEWS// The BLObPUS painted Cheestroyer from Bad Teeth Comics…

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BLObPUS has taken on Bad Teeth Comics‘ Mini Cheestroyer sofubi for his latest painted release! Standing at around 4.7″ tall and coming with 3 points of articulation, the Double Haunt sculpted and Unbox Industries produced figure has been cast in a squishy GID soft vinyl this time around, coming with BLObPUS’ signature mix of layered black, metallic and neon sprays. Available via open preorder through the BLObPUS site right here until Thursday, October 23rd, the figure has been priced at just 5,000yen ($47) plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// NYCC photo dump: Part 2…

After an extended break over in New York, we’re finally back in the UK and ready for regular business! Whilst we won’t be firing on all cylinders until the weekend, we’ve decided to ease you guys (and ourselves!) in with Part 2 of our NYCC photo dump… Enjoy the pics and be sure to check back tomorrow for our regular news posts- including our all important NYCC leftover drop!

Rampage Toys x Tru:Tek

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[Various Rampage painted runs and one-offs plus the MVH Lab Mice set]

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[Various Rampage painted runs plus the marbled Kesagake and omake]

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[Splurrt's new Cadaver Twin head test shot and the NYCC '14 Rampage Cadaver Kid]

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[Rampage's Jeff and Galaxy People Lab Mice mash-ups and singles]

Jason Chalker aka Manly Art

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[Topp's sketch card artist Chalker, his C-3P-HO figure and an Ooze-It sketch commission]

Clutter

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[RESTORE's NYCC Neo Japan and Jeff Lamm x Lana Crooks' plush Greeasbat]

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[Various prints from Boglins creator Tim Clarke's signing at the booth]

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[Custom one-off mini Boglins, Tottim sofubi and mini paintings from Tim]

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[Various vinyl and resin exclusives from MPH, including Astronocchio & Halloween Muckey]

MISHKA

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[The Sucklord x MISHKA Lobster Roll resin figure and Mutopia Cyco Simon]

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[Various NYCC exclusives including the mixed-part Ape, plus Lamour's Hellhound Chalkware]

Lulubell Toys

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[Bwana Spoons' Sons of Brodarr "Drizzz" proto plus various Bwana runs and customs]


MAN-E-NEWS// NYCC “Preview Night” photo dump…

We’ll be bringing you guys a full written review of the various booths at NYCC early next week, but in the mean time, you’re just going to have to make do with this HUGE photo dump… Enjoy!!!

Rampage Toys x Tru:Tek

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[Rampage Toys display including a one-off Guzo Kaiju and MockBat]

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[Tru:Tek display inc one-off Leucotomy Balls and Screwballs, the Rotten Proto and various keshi]

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[Gory Hole "MoYF" Stretch and Ooze rings]

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[Resin Oozeball Prototype]

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[Rampage Toys Cosmegira and Salary Ugly Unicorn]

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[Guumon customs and blank mixed part Geros]

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[Various Plaseebo figures and one-off Target Earth customs]

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[Ollie Krawlus custom plus various one-offs]

Monster Island x GNOSIS

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[GNOSIS Cyco Ape one-off and Snatchpunch's Bostyrant]

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[DeathCat Toys display]

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[One-off Craterman and Toxigon from GNOSIS]

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[GID M.O.T.U.L.O.S Nekos in My Pocket Playset and blank GNOSIS The Old Ones]

Lulubell Toys

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[One-off Yusei and Moon Majins plus the Rotten Rexx Triceratops resin prototype]

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['Evangelioth' Shub Zeroth and DSKI One Geros]

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[Various Bwana Spoons one-offs]

MISHKA

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[NagNagNag one-offs]

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[Nag close-up and blank MISHKA Bootlegs]

MISHKA HEALEY

[Scot Wilkowski's Infected Bootleg heads and Healeymade's Simon minis]


MAN-E-NEWS// The NYCC exclusive “Bootleg Black” Bartholio from AshMadeThis x Disart ToyLabs…

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Unfortunately missed our in our main reveal late last week, we’re proud to present the final exclusive we’ve brought along to NYCC… the “Bootleg Black” Bartholio from AshMadeThis and Disart ToyLabs! Kit-bashed by our very own Tru:Tek with sculpted elements from NolanJP, the vintage Beavis bandy toy has been recast in hard resin, this time around coming with a paint scheme inspired by the classic bootleg Bart Simpson tees of the 90’s. Limited to an edition of just 10 figures – each coming with a unique shirt slogan – each comes bagged with a custom header from AshMadeThis for just $45 a pop. Going on sale during Preview Night later on today, be sure to come and check them out early as we can’t imagine them hanging around for long!


MAN-E-TOYS at NYCC!

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First off, we’d like to give you guys a massive apology (once again!) for the lack of coverage on the blog over the past week. On top of preparing exclusives for the Rampage Toys x Tru:Tek NYCC booth – the final of which we’ll reveal in our next post – we’ve actually been getting ready to head over to the con ourselves! Anyone attending is likely to find us at the booth (#208 in The Block), but we’ll of course be wondering around the space over the next 4 days reporting on all of the best sofubi, kaiju, resin and keshi that’ll be up for grabs… Look out for our first write up and photo dump first thing tomorrow, and be sure to stay tuned for news on our last exclusive – the “Bootleg Black” Bartholio – coming up in a bit!


MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// The Disarticulators, Disart ToyLabs and Gory Hole at the Rampage x Tru:Tek NYCC booth…

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We’ll be winding things down here at Man-E-Toys ahead of our trip to New York for NYCC next week, but before we go, we’ve decided to give you guys the full lowdown of exclusives that our very own Tru:Tek will have on offer at his joint booth (#208) with Rampage Toys at the Tenacious Toys collective. Featuring product debuts, limited prototypes, collaborations and one-offs from The Disarticulators, third party brand Disart ToyLabs and all-new horror ‘zine and apparel start-up Gory Hole, keep reading to find out what exactly will be on offer from our editor-in-chief across the 4 days of the con…

The Disarticulators

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Oozeball Resin Prototype/OG and NYCC excl. Sofubi Pre-Order: It’s finally here… the long awaited sofubi Oozeball! A follow-up to last years hugely popular keshi-ball release, the DA’s Tru:Tek has completely redesigned the figure from the ground up for the new medium, opting for a more organic, Ooze-It like face, paper clay-style textures and the pièce de résistance… a hidden face inspired by Georges Méliès iconic 1902 silent movie, Le Voyage dans la Lune! Beautifully sculpted by none other than Zectron, the 2-part design has been upscaled from the original 2″ diameter to little over 3″- making it both more in-keeping with the classic Madball scale, and, more interestingly, compatible with a wide variety of mid-sized kaiju with the base removed…

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Debuting at the con in prototype form, a strictly limited batch of 10 grey resin casts have been produced by Tru:Tek, each coming packed in a custom dated, signed and logged box for added authenticity. Available from booth #208 starting preview night (10/9), these have been priced at $75 a piece… But that, of course, is not all! Joining the proto release, The Disarticulators will also be offering up the sofubi version for the very first time via preorder. Available in 2 different colorways; a standard “OG” in a pantone perfect Ooze-It green and an NYCC exclusive in a silver lamé (glitter), both are due to be produced by Rampage Toys in a squishy soft vinyl, with an estimated shipping date of late January/early February 2015. Priced at $40 each – inclusive of a special NYCC extra to be revealed closer to the shipping date – these will be available right through all 4 days of the con in unlimited numbers… To those unable to attend the con, stay calm, we haven’t forgotten you! The interested few can expect details of the “OG” version’s online release next week…

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Rotten Tomato Resin Prototype: In celebration of the release of Triclops x Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt‘s Rotten-X, The Disarticulators have decided to bring back the original Rotten Tomato figure as a super-limited resin prototype! Designed by Triclops, sculpted by The Disarticulators’ Zectron and produced in a proto grey by Tru:Tek, the gross, maggot infested 3″ ball comes safely packed in a similar custom dated, signed and logged box as the previously mentioned Oozeball. Limited to an edition of just 5 priced at $60 each, these will be available throughout the con starting Preview Night on Thursday, October 9th…

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But again, that’s not your lot! On top of the standard run, The Disarticulators will also be offering up another batch of 5 protos packed with an extra special item- a blank red soft vinyl cast of the Rotten-X head from Rampage Toys and Marmit! NEVER to be repeated again, this could be your one and only chance of bagging a slice of unpainted SHB in the West… Going on sale Saturday, October 11th, these sets have been priced at just $80 each.

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Atomic Uchuujin “Blind to the Truth” Mystery Bag Edition: Having previously only seen 2 very limited con/event releases in the past, The Disarticulators’ infamous Atomic Uchuujin returns for a special one-off blind bag release! Inspired by banned Ultra 7 character Alien S’Pell (head over to Ultraman Wiki here to find out more), the Zectron designed/sculpted figure has been produced in a UV resistant keshi-style rubber courtesy of Tru:Tek. Limited to an edition of 10 one-off tints and finishes – including the elusive “gift only” neon purple – the 2.5″ tall figures are set to come packed in premium foil bags, selling throughout the con blind-bag style for just $25 each.

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The Leucotomy Ball: UK apparel brand Leucotomy have teamed up with The Disarticulators for the release of their very own signature ball toy! Designed by Leucotomy’s Gabe Mackenzie and sculpted by the hugely talented Zectron, the 2″ ball – roughly the same scale as the previously released Oozeball – has been inspired by a Manga short story compilation (name forthcoming), blending a macabre, exposed flesh design along with elements from Cure’s Thorn Ball Boogieman to devastating effect.

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Debuting at the con in both flesh and GID colorways courtesy of Tru:Tek, both editions have been limited to just 10 piece each, coming bagged and headed with art from Gabe for just $30 a piece. On top of the main runs, a number of blind-bag one-offs will be available at various times throughout the con, so be sure to head over to the booth and check them out!

Disart ToyLabs

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Iceclops: Originally revealed as a near-finished clay proto way back here in early July, we’re very proud to reveal that NolanJP‘s second movie themed GPK-style figure, Iceclops, will finally be making his debut at NYCC! Paying tribute to Ray Harryhausen’s iconic beast from 1958′s The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the ingenious mash-up of monster and doll stands at around the same height as the previously released Scary Larry at 2.5″, coming complete with – in true GPK style – an icecream cone horn and lumbering mace. As with the Leucotomy Ball, Iceclops will be making his first appearance in 2 of Disart’s favourite colors; flesh and classic green GID, both coming cast up by Tru:Tek in a UV resistant, keshi-style rubber. Limited to just 10 of each, both editions come packed in a GPK inspired foil pack for just $25 each…

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Calling all customisers! On top of the standard release, we will also be offering up a round of 10 Icelops figures in a blank white resin- perfect for those looking to paint the little guy up! Packed in the same foil bags as the main release, these will set you back a slightly cheaper $20 each.

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Scary Larry “GID”: Joining Iceclops, NolanJP’s original movie themed GPK-style figure, Scary Larry, will be returning for a special NYCC exclusive colorway! Bowing to the constant requests of fans, the wicked werewolf has finally been produced in a classic green GID rubber courtesy of Tru:Tek. As with Iceclops, Larry has been limited to an edition of just 10 figures, each coming packed in a premium foil bag for just $25 each. Expect to see these little guys at the booth starting Preview Night…

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The “Strange Kid” Screwball: Originally debuting right here way back in June, the Disart ToyLabs are proud to reveal that their debut collaboration with Strange Kids Club – the Screwball – is finally set to return for an all-new NYCC exclusive release! Based on an illustration for SKC’s ongoing Circle Jerks sticker line, the stunning gross-out sculpt was originally undertaken by artist Jose David Cifuentes Ulloa as a fan project, quickly sparking the interest of SKC editor, Rondall Scott III, and ultimately leading to a full scale toy release. 3D printed, prototyped and produced courtesy of Tru:Tek over at Disart ToyLabs, the 3″ x 2″ figure will be up for grabs in both GID and flesh-toned rubber, limited to 10 of each and priced at just $30. As with the Leucotomy Ball, a number of blind-bag one-offs will be available at various times throughout the con, so be sure to check back regularly to avoid disappointment!

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Pachi in Ya Packet “Cobraking”: Waiting in the wings since it’s first reveal way back in June, Disart ToyLabs’ collaboration with Monster Namahage, the “Cobraking” custom bootleg mini will finally see the light of day at NYCC as part of Disart ToyLabs’ “Pachi in Ya Pocket” series! Meticulously kit-bashed and re-sculpted from a mix of vintage mini figure designs, the 2″ piece has been cast in a MIMP-style UV resistant rubber. Available blind bagged in a selection of classic neon hues, these will set con goers back just $12 a piece…

Gory Hole

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On top of the huge selection of keshi, resin and sofubi we’ve mentioned above, Tru:Tek will also unveiling an all-new side project that’s been in the works for the past few months… the rather ominously titled Gory Hole! Brainchild of twisted alter-ego Deadman, the brand is set to play host to a bi-annual illustration based ‘zine featuring artists from across design, low brow, tattoos and toys, as well as companion prints, t-shirts, jewellery and other assorted merc. Whilst a display-only preview copy will be the only taster of the ‘zine ahead of it’s official debut in late November, a number of other items will be up for grabs to kick the brand off in style. Here’s a quick rundown of what will be on offer starting preview night…

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“Tarbman” and “Demon Quigley” Ltd Ed T-Shirts: As part of the regular Gory Hole release schedule, 2 different shirt designs will be offered up each month; one from owner Deadman and another from a featured ‘zine artist. Kicking things off, Deadman’s Simpsons/Return of the Living Dead mash-up “Tarbman” has been joined by a collaborative effort with illustrator Two-Dimes entitled “Demon Quigley”, paying homage to the classic “Horror Workout” VHS and its equally infamous mail order print ad. Limited to editions of just 20 pieces each in a NYCC exclusive black on white (a standard release is set for heather and a reversed black in Late November ’14), each shirt comes packed in a custom Gory Hole biohazard bag for just $25 each.

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The Ooze and Stretch “Monster on Your Finger” Rings: Previously unveiled here a couple of weeks back, the hotly tipped “Monster on Your Finger” series will be debuting at NYCC with 2 different designs up for grabs! Based on infamous bootleg monster toys of the 70’s and 80’s, the rather aptly titled “Ooze” and “Stretch” have been directly inspired by the Cosmos’ Alien Ooze-It knock-off and the Japanese Stretch Monster bootleg. Produced in a patinated pewter courtesy of Baindots, the standard US size 10 rings have been limited to just 20 of each, coming packed in a drawstring bag with collector tag for $70 each. Worried the rings may be too big or too small? Well, as long as plans to release more sizes in the future – albeit in a different material – we will be offering the rings with 24″ silver plated chains for an extra $5 each…

Stay tuned for our regular – albeit slightly condensed – posts to return over the weekend (including one final exclusive reveal!), and be sure to stay glued for our extensive on-the-floor con coverage starting Thursday next week…


MAN-E-NEWS// The NYCC exclusive “Internal Marble” Kesagake sofubi from Rampage Toys…

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Dropping at Superfestival 66 to instant sell-out success, Rampage Toys‘ “Kesagake” sofubi is set to return next week in an all-new NYCC exclusive colorway! The first figure to be released in the ongoing “Giant Monster Animal Shop” series (previously announced here), the menacing 10.5″ grizzly was inspired by the “Sankebetsu Brown Bear Incident” in Hokkaido Higuma- widely known as the worst bear attack in Japanese history – featuring a total of 4 points of articulation as well as the addition of a Hokkaido settler omake. Produced in a gorgeous unpainted clear soft vinyl with internal 4-color marble, the stunning batch of 5 figures will be dropping at the Rampage x Tru:Tek NYCC booth (#208) next Saturday, October 11th for an undisclosed sum… Stay tuned for more exclusives from booth #208 throughout the rest of the week!


MAN-E-NEWS// The NYCC exclusive “Simon” mini figure from MISHKA x Healeymade revealed…

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Healeymade has just revealed that he will be teaming up with MISHKA for a special mini figure rendition of cyco mascot Simon for NYCC next week! Featuring an undisclosed bootlegged body meshed with originally sculpted head and shoulders, the lil’ cyclops appears to be around the same scale as M.U.S.C.L.E/Neclos (TBC), standing at around 2″ of solid, hand cast resin. Pictured here in a test-shot lavender tone, expect to see a reveal of the debut NYCC colorway – along with full release details – over the next few days…


MAN-E-NEWS// New Sunguts sofubi at Jungle…

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Shimomoku over at toy retailer/producer Jungle have just unleashed a whole slew of new Sunguts sofubi in their online store! Featuring the humungous Arroz Maximas in a blue vinyl with yellow and red sprays, the hideous Biloon in a light fleshy pink, Fulamon in a split blue, white, green and grey, Otoko-Zame in black and Tate-Eboshi in white with brown fades, the diverse collection of 5 figures have been priced at just 2,700yen each, aside from the considerably larger Arroz, whose comes in at 6,480yen ($59). Those interested in purchasing the figures can do so by heading over to the Jungle store right here


MAN-E-NEWS// DeathCat Toys’ 5th Dimensional Witch Yaga prototype revealed…

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Johan Ulrich over at DeathCat Toys has just unveiled yet another promising figure in the works, the 5th Dimensional Witch Yaga! Set to feature in an all-new line of sofubi minis at some point in the near future, the bikkuriman-style figure was designed by Johan, with sculpting duties currently in the hands of the recently featured KtoKto of Japan. We’re still unsure of when, where or how the little guy will be up for grabs, but you can be sure that as soon as we find out anymore about the project, you guys will be the first in the know…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Cold Lemurian Code Jinx micro-run from Skinner…

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The mighty Skinner has taken on Paul Kaiju‘s King Jinx for a special “Cold Lemurian Code Jinx” micro-run! Produced in what appears to be a red soft vinyl this time around, the towering 10″ tall figure has been treated to a number of lime green, black and silver V-Color sprays, coming complete with matching “Screaming Siren” omake mini. Limited to a batch of just 5 pieces, the Code Lemurian Code Jinx’s will be creeping onto the Critical Hit store this Friday, October 3rd at Noon PST, coming in at $400 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The hand painted Treegarr Sapling mini figures from Bigmantoys…

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“Treegarr isn’t 100% evil… After watching Guardians of the Galaxy and laughing riotously at the crash-scene, he decided to gift you humans with more of his offspring. Bringers of eternal death – his most heartfelt gift, the Treegarr Saplings!”

Our good friend Lee Burbridge over at Bigmantoys is proud to reveal that his ever popular Sapling mini figures have returned for one last outing! A keshi scaled interpretation of Bigmatoys’ flagship 5.5″, Treegarr, the 2″ tall figures have been cast in resin and hand painted by Lee in a mix of lifelike washes and brushed detailing. Limited to an edition of just 5 pieces, interested parties can find the Treegarr Saplings in the Bigmantoys store right here for just $20 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Despair” rubber mini figure from Adam Quesnell and Stand Up! Records…

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“Despair is a demon from the 10th Circle of Hell; the level where people who make bad cinematic adaptations of classic toy properties are flayed for eternity. Not your average demon, Despair suffers from severe anxiety disorder and crippling depression. Satan himself even banished Despair from Hell for being a major bummer…

Cast out upon the earth in a fiery geyser of lava and tears, Despair landed in the parking lot of a comedy club that was hosting a weekly open mic night.  Despair put his name on the sign-up sheet, got on stage, and told his story. Since then, he has been punishing himself, night after night, on comedy stages of varying quality throughout the Midwest. He dances and lashes himself for audiences with hopes of selling t-shirts and CDs to drunk people who will not wear or listen to them.”

To celebrate the recent release of his album “Can We Afford This Much Despair?” on Stand Up! Records, comedian and avid toy collector Adam Quesnell has teamed up with illustrator Terence Brown II, October Toys, and our very own Tru:Tek of the Disart Toylabs to bring you the 3″ rubber toy of your saddest nightmares… Behold, DESPAIR! Standing at around 3″ of 100% UV resistant rubber, the super squishy figure was designed by Terrance and sculpted by the OT team, coming cast in a multitude of colors and finishes by Tru:Tek (M.U.S.C.L.E flesh pictured). Set to drop during Halloween at the end of next month, be sure to stay tuned for a 360 reveal, a full list of colorways, pricing and availability soon…