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MAN-E-NEWS// The Gacha Head custom keshi from Nama Niku x Eric Nilla…

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Tyler of Nama Niku fame is proud to present his latest – and possibly greatest – custom keshi, the jaw-dropping Gacha Head! Inspired by the infamous Gacha Gacha Man figure from the 1980’s “Name on the Back” knock-off Kinnikuman line, the awesome piece has been meticulously kit-bashed and re-sculpted from a selection of vintage keshi by Tyler. Ingeniously double cast by none other than Eric Nilla in a mix of flesh and “slime” green rubber complete with gacha display card affixed on the front, this initial colorway will be making it’s debut at Clutter‘s InAction Figure 3 Show next month. Stay tuned for news on the general release soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Peanut Butter Micros from Super7…

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Super7’s lovable mascot Mummy Boy and the Earth’s Avenger, Rose Vampire, are set to return this week as part of a special run of “Peanut Butter” micros! Produced in an unpainted creamy brown soft vinyl, the tiny 2-part figures will be touching down in the Super7 store this Thursday, January 29th at Noon Pacific time for a wallet friendly $10 each plus shipping… But that’s not all! On top of the micros, Super7 have also begun teasing the next “Fighter the 13th” release! Dropping on Friday, February 13th, the drop is set to see the arrival of an all-new “sliced and diced” Fighter figure. Expect more news as soon as we hear anything!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Digimon” Anticristo 666 sofubi from Frank Mysterio…

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It’s been a little while since the last time Frank Mysterio‘s Anticristo 666 saw the light of day, so it came with great pleasure this week to find that an all-new edition has just touched down online! Entitled the “Digimon” version, the 8″ tall sofubi has been produced in a bright red soft vinyl this time around, coming with a mix of vivid masked/free V-Color sprays and hand painted detailing inspired by the iconic Japanese franchise. Limited to an edition of just 4 pieces, the “Digimon” Anticristo 666 can be found in the Frank Mysterio store right here for just $70 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Joe Whiteford’s Garamon resin figure for FOE’s Garamaniacal Too…

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Featured here as a work-in-progress sculpt just a couple weeks back, Joe Whiteford‘s unique take on Ultraman’s meteorite monster, Garamon, is now finally complete! Created for FOE Gallery‘s upcoming Garamaniacal Too group show, the awesome figure has been recast in resin for a number of different custom one-off resin releases, the first of which – featured above in a gorgeous Pigmon-inspired paint app – will be appearing at the exhibition next month. Be sure to keep track of the Joe Whiteford Instagram feed right here for details on the artist’s future plans for the figure over the coming weeks…


MAN-E-NEWS// Krotpong’s Kanzler Arschloch sofubi revealed…

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Joining the previously announced Homunculord minis (check them here), Krotpong has just revealed that he will also have an all-new large size sofubi dropping soon too… the hulking Kanzler Arschloch! Standing at a monstrous 14″ tall and coming in at around a pound of soft vinyl, the decaying beast has been hand-sculpted by Krotpong with production duties once again handed over to Velocitron over in Japan. Due to be making it’s debut alongside the Homunculord finger puppets in both a keshi-gomu flesh and GID green in the near future, be sure to stay tuned for the full lowdown on the first release soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The return of H.U.S.T.L.E from Disart ToyLabs…

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As promised in our coverage of the one-off marbled Screwballs last week, we’re proud to present one last figure that’ll be making an appearance alongside The Disarticulators“Marble Madness” Lucky Bags tomorrow… the Kamen Fighter H.U.S.T.L.E mini figure from Bigmantoys! Originally seeing a very limited release at Clutter’s Toy Mafia back in 2013, the meticulously kit-bashed and re-sculpted take on the classic tokusatu hero Kamen Rider stands at a keshi-friendly 2″ tall, coming cast by our very own Tru:Tek at the Disart ToyLabs in a UV resistant rubber. Due to be touching down alongside the Lucky Bags and Screwballs in the Man-E-Toys store this Wednesday, January 28th for $12 a piece, both colorways and edition size are still to be confirmed…

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But that’s not all… UME Toys’ long lost Tiki Guy is also set to join the H.U.S.T.L.E revolution too! Originally created alongside fellow H.U.S.T.L.E figure Martin Hairybottom for ToyCon ’13, the little guy – kit-bashed and re-sculpted by UME’s Richard Page based on his classic Tiki designs – recently resurfaced at the Disart ToyLabs studio amongst a few other neglected figures that’ll be seeing the light of day later in the year. Again, due to be cast up by Tru:Tek in a UV resistant rubber in the very near future, expect details of a limited release soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// New figures from Sunguts at Jungle…

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The guys over at Japanese retailer and production house Jungle are proud to reveal that they’ve just secured a limited supply of figures from Sunguts! Featuring a selection of the brand’s classic yokai sofubi – both new and old – versions of (from top left) Zashiki-Walashi, Tsubomi, Ao-Bouzu and Aka-Ei are available for just 2,700yen ($23) each, whilst the slightly bigger Tenjyo-Name can be yours for 4,860yen ($41). Head over to the Jungle store right here and check them out before they’re all gone!


MAN-E-NEWS// The officially licensed Bakura kaiju from Awesome Toy…

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Ahead of the highly anticipated Stretch Serpent sofubi featured here just last week, Awesome Toy have revealed yet another new figure for 2015, the 4-Armed Bakura! A follow-up to last year’s Fake Spectreman, the official P Productions licensed release takes on one of the classic tokusatsu series’ many kaiju foes this time around, offering up the quad armed beast as a towering 9″ tall figure complete with matching Bakura parasite. Marking the first release in 2 very different colorways; a standard GID and a green GID – both coming with paint apps devised by Osamutoi – the pair are currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store right here for just 11,500yen ($97) each plus shipping. Due to licensing restrictions, Bakura is unfortunately unavailable to overseas customers, so anyone interested should make enquires with their regular forwarding service to be in with a chance of securing the pair…


MAN-E-NEWS// Max Toy Co at Wonderfestival Winter ’15…

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With Wonderfestival Winter ’15 opening it’s doors in little under 2 weeks now, the guys over at Max Toy Co have decided to reveal the slew of figures they’ll have up for grabs at the event! Joining exclusive painted “GID Blue” versions of both Nyagira and Micro Negora (6,500yen and 3,000yen respectively), the team have secured a total of 3 one day licenses, offering up official versions of Mizuki Production’s Umibozu-No-Kodomo (3,500yen) and Sara-Kozo (3,800yen) from Gegege-No-Kitaro, plus a Kami-Neko & Yamamaya set (2,600yen) from Azumanga-Daio. Going on sale at the Max Toy Co WF booth (6-29-04) on February 8th, licensing restrictions mean these unfortunately won’t be available outside the event, so be sure to hit up a forwarding service in advance for a chance at bagging them!


MAN-E-NEWS// Medicom Toy’s Venom, Ghost Rider and Vision for the Marvel Retro Sofubi Collection…

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Having devled into the world of DC Comics last month with the release of both The Penguin and Robin 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 Venom, Ghostrider and Vision! Once again sculpted by Bear Model with coloring courtesy of Monsters Stock Farm, the vintage-styled trio each come in at around 10″ tall with 5-6 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 for just 8,640yen ($73) each plus shipping. Up for grabs until February 28th, shipping is expected in late May 2015…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Snatchpunch’s Medicom exclusive “Bostyrant” sofubi…

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Having seen sell-out releases at NYCC, Designer Con and Toy Art Gallery over the past few months, Joe Truck Kasher over at Snatchpunch Creature Cartel is proud to reveal that his debut sofubi – the queen of gross known as Bostyrant – has received an exclusive colorway through Medicom Toy! Designed by Joe, sculpted by Grizlli Atom aka GNOSIS and produced by Velocitron, the mid size, 4-part soft vinyl figure comes brimming with gruesome details, including multiple oozing eyes, gaping, stitched flesh and four putrid, witch-like udders- all sprayed up in a stunning multi-metallic paint app conceived by Nebulon5. Currently available in Japoan through the Medicom Toy store for just 8,500yen ($72), overseas customers are going to need to fill in the dedicated lottery form right here before close on February 10th to be in with a chance of securing the beast…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Blue and Red Oni Umaou sofubi minis…

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To mark the coming of Setsubun – an annual celebration in Japan that welcomes in Spring with the banishing of demons and bringing of good luck – the guys over at Uamou have prepared a very special release, the ONI Uamou minis! Conceived by Thor and carefully hand-painted by Ayako Takagi, the limited edition series has been produced in both red and blue soft vinyl complete with yellow/black horns and loin cloth. Currently available in the Tokyo-based Uamou store for just 4,000yen each, interested parties overseas can place orders by e-mailing info@studiouamou.com with their details…


MAN-E-NEWS// James Groman x Lulubell Toys’ latest Zombiesaur sofubi revealed…

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Hot on the heals of the recently revealed diplodocus proto (check it here), it would appear that another entry into James Groman‘s Zombiesaurs line will be making it out of the blocks first, the awesome, as-yet-untitled ankylosaur you see above! Designed and sculpted by James in-scale with the previous Rancid Raptor mini release, the gorgeous 2-part figure is currently at the wax prototyping stage ahead of full soft vinyl production courtesy of Lulubell Toys in Japan. Whilst a specific release date is still to be set, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for the figure’s debut over the coming months…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Rampage x Nerdone M.O.T.U.L.O.S lottery…

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Originally released during last Friday’s 2 Year Anniversary show, Jon over at Rampage Toys has held back 2 of his hand painted M.O.T.U.L.O.S play sets for a special 24 hour lottery! Cast in a green vinyl this time around, the Nerdone sofubi has been treated to a stunning mix of black/gold sprays bad hand brushed detailing. Packed with full sets of 2012’s Rampage x Eric Nilla Nekos Fortress figures, the castles have been priced at just $80 each shipped worldwide. Those interested in entering the lottery are going to need to send an e-mail directly to Jon at rampage.toys@yahoo.com with the subject header “MOTULOS” plus PayPal address before close at 8pm Eastern time tonight…


MAN-E-NEWS// The one-off marbled “Strange Kid” Screwball from SKC x Disart ToyLabs…

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As promised in our unveiling of The Disarticulator “Marble Madness” Lucky Bags earlier in the week, we can now reveal yet another round of figures that’ll be dropping in the Man-E-Toys store next Wednesday, the one-off SKC “Strange Kid” Screwballs! Based on an illustration for Strange Kids Club’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″ rubber figure has been cast in a variety of 2, 3 and 4 color marble mixes this time around. Limited to just 10 figures priced at $35 each plus shipping, the one-off marbled Screwballs will be joining the Lucky Bags – plus a few other soon to be revealed goodies – in the Man-E-Toys store next Wednesday, January 28th at 9pm London time

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MAN-E-NEWS// The custom “Predator” Dolor resin figure from UME Toys…

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Rich Page over at UME Toys has kindly shared some information and pics of his latest custom creation, taking on Triplikid‘s awesome Dolor resin figure and transforming it into one of cinematography’s most iconic foes. Here, Rich explains a little about the project…

“Last year at NYCC I met up again with top chap Rich (great name) from Triplikid and was lucky enough to snag a blank Dolor of him – as soon as I’d seen the toy knew I needed to make him into one of my all time favourite film badasses, the PREDATOR! It’s taken some time but here he is… I must say I’m always blown away with the detail and quality of Triplikid’s resins, so good! I was going to pop this guy in the store today but just received an email from ToyCon UK reminding me it’s only a couple of months away – so I’m going to hold onto him until then. If you fancy seeing him make sure you pop over to the booth I’m sharing with Jon-Paul Kaiser…”

Interested parties can head over to the UME Instagram page here to take a closer look at the beast…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The officially licensed “Bill Rizer” Contra keshi from Zoomoth…

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With Wonderfestival Winter ’15 coming up in just a couple of weeks time, the guys over at Zoomoth have revealed the first 1 day license they’ve secured for the event, once again taking on Konami’s classic run-and-gun platformer Contra! Focussing on one of the game’s main protagonists Bill Rizer – a follow-up to the previously released Lance Bean – the sub machine gun totting commando has been perfectly realised in Zoomoth’s oversized keshi-scale, coming in at a super-detailed 2.5″ tall. Due to be produced in the now standard palette of flesh, red, green and blue, the rubber minis will be up for grabs at the Zoomoth Wonderfestival booth for around 3,000yen ($30) each- time to get a reliable toy mule sorted, or face those steep aftermarket prices!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Tarantulas’ Future Nibbler for Clutter’s InAction Figure 3 Show teased…

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The third instalment in Clutter Magazine‘s ongoing InAction Figure show is set to become their biggest yet with a whole slew of new artists joining the fray, the biggest in our minds coming in the form of the elusive Tarantulas. Marking their first official appearance since ToyCon ’14 last April, it would appear from the teaser above that they’ll be offering up the very last batch of Future Nibbler resin figures. Pictured here minus attachments, expect a full reveal of the highly sought after Glyos-compatible figure as we get closer to the event…


MAN-E-NEWS// The War on Prehis x Small Angry Monster Battlesaur resin figures…

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The fine chaps over at Goodleg Toys have teamed up with none other than Adam Pratt aka Small Angry Monster to bring you a new generation of merciless killers! Featuring a total of 3 Battlesaurs from the ongoing War on Prehis line, these jumbo-sized figures have been produced in resin by Goodleg and then painstakingly painted by S.A.M in his unmistakable style. Unleashing on the Goodleg Toys store today (1/23) at 11pm Berlin time (GMT+1) alongside a whole host of other WoP goodies, pricing for these stunning figures is still to be confirmed…


MAN-E-NEWS// Blurble and SelfishLittle’s new figure revealed…

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Following the success of The Muckster, Blurble has joined forces with SelfishLittle once more for the release of an all-new figure that’ll be dropping soon! Whilst we only have the above image to go on at present, it would appear that the as-yet-untitled piece has taken on a more Eastern-inspired aesthetic this time around, drawing equally from traditional Japanese art and yokai as well as the gross-out style both artists have quickly become known for… Stay tuned for more news on this intriguing figure as soon as we have it!

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But that’s not all… Previously teased here just yesterday, we can now reveal full-release details for both Ooze and Toxic in My Pocket mini figures! Standing at around 3″ tall each, the pair have been cast in a squishy GID green rubber, coming in at just $12 a piece. Look out for them in the Blurble store this Saturday, January 24th at 3pm Pacific…