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MAN-E-NEWS// Konatsuya x Medicom Toy’s “Gakki-Kun” Vinyl Artist Gacha Series 1…

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Joining the previously featured Emerian, Centaur Wrestler and Gakki-KunMedicom Toy  have revealed the fourth and final figure for their newly established Vinyl Gacha Artist: Series 1, the adorable Kappa-Chan from Konatsuya! Similar to the other figures in the series, theKaneko Yowohei sculpted mini stands at just under 2.5″ tall, coming in a selection of 5 different blind-bagged soft vinyl colorways. Touching down at Village Vangard as well as 26 other Japan-based retailers on December 13th, Kappa-Chan will be up for grabs at a super-cheap 463yen ($4) a piece. Overseas customers are going to need to get in contact with forwarding service M-World at m-world-service@dream.jp to be in with a chance of picking up the little guy…

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MAN-E-NEWS// PicoPico x Medicom Toy’s “Gakki-Kun” Vinyl Artist Gacha Series 1…

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Joining the previously featured “Emerian” from Mee Mei and “Centaur Wrestler” from Zarigani Works, Medicom Toy  have secured yet another figure for their newly established Vinyl Gacha Artist: Series 1, this time around taking on popular Japanese TV show character and internet meme, Gakki-Kun! Similar to both Emerian and the Centaur, the PicoPico sculpted mini stands at just under 2.5″ tall, coming in a selection of 5 different blind-bagged soft vinyl colorways. Touching down at Village Vangard as well as 26 other Japan-based retailers on December 13th, Gakki-Kun will be up for grabs at a super-cheap 463yen ($4) a piece. Overseas customers are going to need to get in contact with forwarding service M-World at m-world-service@dream.jp to be in with a chance of bagging the little guy…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Army Green” Rancid Raptor from James Groman x Lulubell Toys…

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Having made brief appearances at both NYCC and Designer Con over the past couple of months, James Groman‘s follow-up to Rotten Rexx, the Rancid Raptor, has finally made his debut online! Designed and sculpted by Groman and produced by Grody Shogun, the 3.5″ sofubi mini has been cast in an unpainted “Army Green” soft vinyl for the release, alongside a few rare chase figures in red, yellow, tan, mint and black. Limited to just 2 per customer, the Rancid Raptors can be found in the Lulubell Toys store right here for just $35 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “November Blues” Bedtime and Sleeptime Bunnies from Peter Kato…

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With the cold weather finally creeping in over New York, artist Peter Kato has decided to battle the inevitable winter blues with a new round of Bedtime and Sleeptime Bunnies! Coming cast in an assortment of November frozen blue hues ranging from light to dark (as well as a super-rare clear blue chase), a total of 15 medium-sized Bedtime Bunnies, 15 small-sized Bedtime Bunnies and 35 Sleeptime Bunnies are to make up the release, coming blind-packed for just $20, $12 and $12 each respectively. Look out for the little guys in the Peter Kato store this coming Monday, November 24th at 8pm Eastern time…

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MAN-E-NEWS// New Nenne, Maman and Nezumi sofubi from Cherri Polly…

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Up and coming sofubi artist Cherri Polly have just revealed that they’ll be filling their online store with a whole host of new goodies later this Friday, November 14th! Featuring 2 new versions of mini cat and mouse duo Maman and Nezumi; a “Tortoiseshell/Golden”, coming with orange and black sprays on white vinyl for $70, and “Aquarium”, cast in a clear blue vinyl with an acetate insert and silver detailing for $80, these have been joined by an unpainted “Rainbow” gacha release of Nenne priced at just $18 a piece. On top of all these, Cherri will also be offering up the latest painted micro-run of Nenne too (above), with this “Tropical Banana” edition coming cast in a bright yellow vinyl complete with black, brown and orange sprays for $90. Unfortunately an exact release time is still to be confirmed, so we suggest that interested parties keep a close eye on the store throughout Friday to avoid disappointment!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Kuumon “Blind Bag Bonanza” from Shirahama Toy…

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Dennis over at Shirahama Toy has just revealed that he will be hosting another online Kuumon “Blind Bag Bonanza” this week! Featuring a plethora of different unpainted colorways – most of which have been limited to just 4 pieces or under – the 5″ tall figures are also set to come in a mix of both standard and squishy soft vinyl. Touching down in the Shirahama store this Thursday, October 30th at 6am Japan time, pricing for the figures is still to be confirmed, but we’re guessing they’ll be offered up for around 3,500yen ($32) plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The DCon exclusive Rancid Raptor “Grab Back” bags from James Groman x Lulubell Toys revealed…

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Following its debut at NYCC earlier in the month, Luke Rook over at Lulubell Toys has revealed that the Rancid Raptor sofubi is set to return for a special Designer Con 2014 exclusive “Grab Back” bag release! Designed and sculpted by James Groman and produced by Lulubell in Japan, the 2-part, 4″ tall sofubi mini is the first in a series of companion figures for the gigantic Rotten Rexx. Whilst little is known about the release save the above image at present, it would appear that the little guys will be offered up “blind bag” style, coming in a selection of different colors including light green, GID, orange and a super-limited flesh/black marble. Stay tuned for more info on the release closer to the event in just a couple of weeks time!


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!

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“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…

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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 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-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…

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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!

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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 Custom L.U.C.H.A resin mini figures from Topheroy x MannyX…

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Teased here a few weeks back, the MannyX x Topheroy custom L.U.C.H.A series has finally touched down in the Customantics store! Featuring all 4 of the original M.U.S.C.L.E custom bootlegs alongside a whole host of other kit-bashed and re-sculpted minis, the figures have been hand cast by Manny in a variety of swirled clear and GID resin tints, with each treated to a unique Monster Kolor paint app courtesy of Toph. Limited to an edition of 20 unique pieces, the little guys are currently being offered up right here for an unbelievably cheap sum of just $10 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Daniel Yu at STGCC…

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With SGTCC opening it’s doors tomorrow morning, master toy maker Daniel Yu has just revealed a whole slew of figures that he’ll have up for grabs at booth AA90! To all those lucky enough to be able to attend this weekend, here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll be able to pick up…

The Footmen “Neon Tribes”- Previously featured here last week, Daniel’s latest custom Playmobil figure takes direct inspiration from the 1989 TMNT cartoon’s Foot Soldier minions – more accurately the Playmate action figure interpretations – featuring the same instantly recognisable hooded ninja design, albeit with Daniel’s super-fine attention to form and texture. Produced in a flurry of mixed neon resin parts and coming with neo magnet articulation, these will be up for grabs as singles (price TBC), or as a 7 piece “Super Set”, coming with an extra “shadow” Footman and retro mutagen canister!

Metalhead “Blind Anarchy”- Daniel’s other all-new figure Metalhead will also be making it’s debut at the con in a special “Blind Anarchy” run. Produced in various resin finishes, including standard opaques, metallics and pearlescents, the unpainted, unarticulated figures are due to be sold randomly “blind bag” style (price TBC).

Mystery Mortis “version 2.00″- The hugely popular Mortis mini figure returns for 2 new runs at SGTCC, the first coming in the form of a follow-up to the “Mystery Mortis” release! As with Metalhead, these static, 3″ tall figures have been cast up in a variety of different resin finishes – including neons, glitters and marbles – selling randomly “blind bag” style (price TBC).

Mortis “Noir”- Joining the “Mystery” run, Daniel has prepared yet another amazing hand painted Mortis run, this time opting for a sleek film noir inspired palette of dark greys, blues and black. Likely to be limited to around 10 pieces, pricing, as with the other releases, is still to be confirmed…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Uamou Happy Bags…

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Not ones to miss out on the recent hot spell of weather, Uamou have just revealed that they’ll be joining Comet Debris in the “Summer Vacation” madness with the release of an all-new Uamou Happy Bag! Packed with a random assortment of Uamou Sofubi figures, mini Uamou and Mini Boo straps (or figures), Skull Uamou sofubi, stickers and postcards (as well as handful of super rare Fortune Uamou or even rarer Uamou sample figures!), each custom screen printed bag has a guaranteed value of 8,000-10,000yen- with a retail of just 3,000yen ($29)! Available at both Studio Uamou and the recently refurbished Uamou online store from Friday, August 15th, the Uamou Happy Bags will be up for grabs over a 3 day period- so be sure to head on over and snag yours before they’re gone for good!


MAN-E-NEWS// Custom M.U.S.C.L.E mini figures from Topheroy…

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Following the success of his custom S.U.C.K.L.E run a few months back, Kaiju sprayer Topheroy turns his hand to mini figures once more with the reveal of 20 one of a kind M.U.S.C.L.E hand paints! Treated to a wide spectrum of Monster Kolor sprays and brushed detailing, the vintage 2″ PVC figs can currently be found in the Customantics store right here, selling blind bagged for an unbelievable $8 each shipped in the US. Interested parties are going to need to head over ASAP to avoid disappointment, at such a low price these guys surely won’t be hanging around for long!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Fire Negora custom run from Dead Presidents…

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Monster Kolor‘s Dead Presidents has teamed up with Max Toy Co for a special custom run of Fire Negora sofubi! Cast in a glossy black soft vinyl, the 5″ tall figures have been treated to stunning flame-like sprays in a mix of rich red, orange and yellow Monster Kolor, with no 2 finishes alike. Currently up for grabs blind bag-style through the MK store right here, the limited batch of 13 figures have been priced at $100 each shipped in the US…


MAN-E-NEWS// Daniel Yu’s Art Toy Culture online sales revealed…

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Debuting 3 new releases at the recent Art Toy Culture convention in Seoul, Daniel Yu has thankfully held back a limited amount of each for an online release this Sunday, May 25th at 11pm EST! Here’s a quick rundown on the trio that’ll be up for grabs in-store

Gory Bomb & Bronco Buster “Irish Whipped” edition- Cast in a green swirled resin, the pair of vintage-styled 5.5″ (6″ in Bronco’s case!) wrestlers feature multiple points of magnetic articulation, each coming bagged with their own unique header card designed by RatKing. Limited to an edition of just 10 of each, both Gory Bomb and Bronco Buster have been priced at $40.

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R. Mortis “Day The Earth Stood Still” edition- The latest hand painted run of the ever popular gas-masked mini, this time around coming in a stunning array of muted tones inspired by Niktos outfit from Return of the Jedi. Limited to a run of just 5, the beautifully detailed 3″ resin figure can be yours for just $35.

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Mystery Mortis- Featuring an array of different versions, including metallics, GID, pearlescent, translucent and swirled editions, each 3″ Mystery Mortis figure comes blind-bagged with a total edition size of 60 hand cast resin pieces priced at just $10 each. As an added bonus, Daniel has randomly inserted 1 fully painted Day The Earth Stood Still R. Mortis figure into the mix… Let the fun begin!


MAN-E-NEWS// Mixed part custom Megaras from ButcherBrand…

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Butch Adams over at ButcherBrand is happy to reveal that the latest batch of custom Megara sofubis have just landed in-store! Cast by Velocitron in both clear and opaque soft vinyl, the mixed part figures are said to all be one-of-a-kind, coming hand painted, dyed and rubbed in a huge variety of colours and finishes. Priced at just $50 plus shipping, Butch has stated that these guys could be removed from the store at anytime- so we suggest heading over right now to avoid any disappointment!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Murks rubber micro figures from Ironhaus…

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Jimmy Rommel over at Ironhaus Productions is proud to present his latest self-produced mini series… the Murks! A hilarious take on those blue-faced, white hat wearing little people we all love to hate, the rather more evil looking Murks have been sculpted by Jimmy in the standard 1″ micro scale, coming cast in a variety of different coloured rubbers. Up for grabs now in the Ironhaus store, the first 2 designs come packed together blind-bagged for a very reasonable $10.99 plus shipping… Look out for the next in the series very soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Disarticulators’ Made 2 Order Sale “Octo Egg” incentive figure!

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Whilst we’ve unfortunately had to forgo regular posting today as we prepare for the launch of the big August Made 2 Order sale, we have decided to share with you guys this… the highly sought after Octo Egg incentive figure! Recast from the original super-rare Bad Eggz Bunch mini, the little rubber guy will be available completely free of charge to anyone who makes an order over $50 (not including shipping) throughout the month long promotion. Produced by Tru:Tek in a number of marble and solid colourways, Octo Egg will come blind packed with a 1/1 silver chase… Stay locked on the Man-E-Toys store this evening at 9pm London time for the drop, there’s going to be a couple of surprises that we’re sure the early birds aren’t going to want to miss out on!

Don’t know about the Bad Eggz Bunch? Then head over to LRG’s dedicated page right here for the full lowdown on this early 90’s Europe-only mini figure series!


MAN-E-NEWS// Nama Niku’s ‘Top Rope’ Toy Mafia exclusive revealed…

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Hitting our inbox a little late to be featured as promised yesterday, we nonetheless bring you the latest exclusive to be revealed for this weekend’s Toy Mafia… Nama Niku‘s debut NNWA custom keshi, Top Rope! Standing at around 1.5″ tall, the figure features a kit-bashed M.U.S.C.L.E body plus an originally sculpted wrestling ring torso with real ropes threaded through! Available in a slew of one-off colours exclusive to the event, each piece comes with contrasting micro-sized versions of the Mud Man and Claw M.U.S.C.L.E’s as well as a funky vintage wrestling inspired card. Limited to 14 available on the night, remaining stock, if any, will be headed to the Clutter web store on Monday, June 24th, 2013… Stay tuned for a look at the last 2 exclusives tomorrow!

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Clutter Magazine‘s 3rd Toy Mafia at Concrete NYC, June 22rd 2013, 8pm-late… For more info, head over to the dedicated Facebook page here. Remaining pieces after the event will be heading to the Clutter online store here on Monday, June 24th…


MAN-E-NEWS// Cure’s ‘Meteor Gold and Galaxy Clear’ Hell Box at Lulubell Toys…

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The guys at Lulubell Toys are very happy to announce the arrival of yet more Hell Box sofubi for their Cure starved fans… this time around in the all-new Meteor Gold & Galaxy Clear colourways! Consisting of a number of different body parts (split up into heads, bodies and bottoms), each purchase of Hell Box secures you one piece from a variety of different styles, meaning you’ll have to grab at least 1 box of each body part to secure a whole figure. Mind you, at just $9 for a piece of Cure soft vinyl, we’re certainly not complaining! Open pre-order on these guys is open right here whilst in-transit supplies last…