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MAN-E-NEWS// The Devils Head Productions x Micfits “Alavaka” release announced…

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Devils Head Productions have teamed up with the punk rock underground experience know as The Micfits to give you an awesome Disney themed treat… presenting the Maleficent tribute release! Featuring DHP’s Alavaka sofubi painted in metallic tones to mimic the classic villain from the 1959 animated feature “Sleeping Beauty”, the release is also set to include a variant colorway based the evil black raven “Diablo” who is Maleficent’s confidante and assistant in the film.  To be joined by a set of two 5 x 7 inch prints featuring a Maleficent themed Micfits character (including an evil chase), the “Maleficent” Alavakas will be making a simultaneous appearance in both the DHP and Micfits stores this coming Saturday, July 25th for just $70 each plus shipping. Keep an eye on the DHP Instagram feed for full-figure reveals later in the week!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Little Chop Design’s “Cheshire Cat” sofubi at Blackbook Toy…

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Nigo over at Blackbook Toy is proud to reveal that he’s secured a limited supply of Little Chop Design‘s officially licensed Cheshire Cat sofubi! Taken from Disney’s classic interpretation of Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland, the piece – originally released through the now defunct Span of Sunset over 10 years ago – has been sculpted by Little Chop’s Knuckle, standing at just over 8.5″ tall and featuring articulation in both the neck and tail. Currently up for grabs in the 4 colorways you see above, the Cheshire Cat sofubi can be found right here for just 6,800yen ($55) plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Boss Krang” resin action figures from Bigmantoys…

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Whilst we regrettably don’t feature too many resin action figures on Man-E-Toys these days, the latest from our buddy Lee Burbridge over at Bigmantoys was simply too good to ignore… presenting the hilarious Boss Krang! Originally created for the Acme Superstore’s recent group art show of the same name, the classically styled 5.5″ figure features a bootlegged TMNT Krang head, originally sculpted body armour and rubber cast hands for “Kung Fu” grip- all coming cast in an authentic palette of red, grey, yellow and flesh resin. Limited to an edition of 5 pieces, just 2 remain; a standard version for $70 and another, coming packed with a 10″ x 12″ Krang canvas, for $100. Head over to the Bigmantoys store here to check them out before they quickly disappear…


MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC ’15 exclusive “Skeletor” sofubi from Super7 x Gargamel…

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“Imagine a world where the Japanese audiences caught wind of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. That could have ultimately branched out to even more toys and variations from the 80’s cartoon that we all grew up on. With the help of Gargamel, we now get to experience just that…”

Arguably saving the biggest SDCC ’15 reveal until last, Super7 are proud to announce that they’ve teamed up with none other than Gargamel for the release of an officially licensed “Skeletor” sofubi! Standing at a mid-sized 5″ tall, the hand sculpted figure has been produced in an unpainted “proto” green soft vinyl for this first release. Touching down at Super7’s “Skeletor’s Lair” pop up shop during SDCC – check the previous post here for details on entry – limited to just one per person and priced at just $50 each…


MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC exclusive MOTU “Stage 1 Prototype Set” 3.75″ action figures from Super7…

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“When you think of the He-Man and Masters of the Universe Action Figures from the 80’s, you instantly imagine a genre defining toy style packed with big muscles and even bigger playsets. But what if there was more to the story? What if a toy sculptor had started from a different point of view before changing the toy proportions to what we know today. What if those prototypes were found? What if?”

As if the monumental M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E reveal wasn’t enough, the guys over at Super7 have been hard at work on yet another must-have SDCC exclusive set in the rich world of MOTU… the Masters of the Universe “Stage 01 Prototype” collection! Closely resembling the 1970’s era 3.75” scale action figures, the set includes 4 unpainted figures with their own individual weapons – He-Man and the Power Sword, Skeletor and his Havoc Staff, Mer-Man and his sword and Beastman with his whip – each authentically realised by one of the original 70’s Star Wars figure sculptors and coming complete with 5 points of articulation. Only available only at Skeletor’s Lair (the Super7 SD store) during SDCC – check our previous post for details on entry – the MOTU “Stage 1 Prototype” set will be limited to 1 per person for just $60 each… Stay tuned for yet more Super7 SDCC reveals soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// Eric So x Unbox Industries’ “Mazinger-Z” vinyl figure revealed…

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Art toy legend Eric So has teamed up with Unbox Industries for his own officially-licensed take on Go Nagai’s iconic Mazinger-Z! Offering up a totally unique, chunky look for the classic Japanese super robot, Eric’s bulbous design comes in at an impressive 18.5″ of fully articulated, rotocast vinyl. Pictured here in the initial “OG” colorway – hand painted and weathered by Eric himself – we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for this mighty mech’s first outing very soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC ’15 exclusive “M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E” mini figures from Super7…

As if the previously announced sofubi and Universal Monsters Haunted Crypt wasn’t enough, the guys over at Super7 have teamed up with Mattel for what has got to be one of the biggest SDCC exclusives we’ve seen so far… the officially licensed M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E mini figure series! You read that right, blending 2 of our favourite 80’s toy lines – Masters of the Universe and M.U.S.C.L.E – Super7 have created a total of 12 different designs based on the MOTU franchise, all coming in at around 2″ of injection moulded PVC. Debuting at the Super7 SDCC booth (#4945) in the classic flesh tone, a total of 4 sets of 3 blister carded figures will be available for an undisclosed sum… But that’s not all! As part of Super7 and Mattel’s team up, the guys will be turning their new San Diego store into the lair of He-Man’s arch nemesis, Skeletor! With a number of exclusive MOTU figures dropping throughout the con – including limited black M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E sets – interested parties are going to need to secure a special “Skeletoken” from either the Super7 or Mattel booths to gain entry. Head over to the Super7 blog here for the full lowdown…

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MAN-E-NEWS// La Planete Sauvage “Tiva” vinyl figure from Unbox Industries…

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After months in development, Unbox Industries are proud to present the first in a series of licensed vinyl figures from the incredible 1973 animated feature ‘La Planete Sauvage’, the beautiful Tiva! Working closely with Argos Films to ensure that the figure was rendered true to the original source, the Unbox digital team have captured the essence of one of the movie’s most memorable characters perfectly, opting for a minimal 8.5″ tall rendition with articulation in the arms. Packed in a gated, full color display box, Tiva is currently available via preorder through the Unbox store right here for just $65 a piece. Shipping has been estimated for late June…


MAN-E-NEWS// Secret Base’s “Full Color” Spongebob DX at Toy Art Gallery…

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As exclusive distributors in the West, Toy Art Gallery are proud to announce that the latest Spongebob DX sofubi from Secret Base will be up for grabs through their store this week! Produced in yellow soft vinyl and fully painted his classic colors – sadly without internal skeleton this time around – the officially licensed figure comes packed with cool acrylic magnet for just $75 plus shipping. Look out for him both in-store and online this coming Wednesday, June 3rd at Noon pacific time…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Sterling North” and “Rascal Raccoon” World Masterpiece Theatre sofubi from Mirock Toy x Medicom Toy…

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Mirock Toy have teamed up with Medicom for their latest officially licensed series, this time around taking on Nippon Animation’s classic 70’s anime, World Masterpiece Theatre. Kicking things off with a bang, the guys have decided to focus on one of the most popular cartoons in the series, “Rascal Raccoon”, an adaption of iconic author Sterling North’s semi-biographical novel “Rascal”. Featuring both the young North and his furry companion, the pair – standing at around 7″ and 2.5″ respectively – have been designed and sculpted by Mirock’s Kaneko Yowohei, coming cast in a white soft vinyl and painted in an authentic palette of muted tones. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store for just 6,841yen ($60), international orders can be placed through Rakuten right here until Tuesday, June 30th…


MAN-E-NEWS// Scumbags and Superstars’ “El Barto” resin figure revealed…

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Teased here in prototype form back in March, the “El Barto” resin figure from apparel brand Scumbags and Superstars has just been revealed in-full! Inspired by the brans highly popular enamel pin badge of the same name, the bootleg Bart has been sculpted from the ground up by an unknown artist, coming in-scale with the original Playmates Simpsons action figures at around 3.5″ tall. Cast in a yellow resin and hand painted by the chaps over at Dubose Art, expect to see the little guy in the S&S store as part of a fully blister carded release very soon… Keep track of the S&S Instagram feed here for the full lowdown over the next couple of weeks…


MAN-E-NEWS// New figures in the Healeymade store today…

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David Healey aka Healeymade has just revealed that he’ll be releasing 2 new resin runs in his store later on today (4/29)! First off, we have the latest edition of the artist’s latest 5.5″ figure, the jaw-dropping Fra Diavolo. Rather aptly translating from French as “Brother Devil” – the nickname given to notorious Neapolitan guerrilla leader Michele Pezza – the stunning MOTU-scaled piece has been meticulously kit-bashed and re-sculpted from various vintage action figures, this time coming cast in a selection of mixed-part clear tinted resin for just $50 a piece… Next we have the latest edition of Healey’s highly popular Toil and Trouble. Standing at around 3″ tall, the figure has been kit-bashed from a vintage Disney’s Snow White figurine, coming complete with two mini ‘witch head’ hands – a subtle reference to the 3 hags in the infamous play, Macbeth. Produced in a mesmerising purple glitter infused resin, the old hag will be up for grabs alongside Fra in the Healeymade store today at 3pm EST, priced just $25 plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Scumbags and Superstars’ “Bart Spray” figure prototype revealed…

Riding on the success of their awesome bootleg “Bart Spray” enamel pin (pictured below), the guys over at apparel brand Scumbags and Superstars have revealed that they’ll be following up the release with a fully-fledged resin toy rendition! Originally sculpted by an undisclosed artist, the figure has been realised in the same scale as the original Playmates Simpsons line, coming in at around 3.5” tall and featuring articulation in the neck and shoulders. Due to be produced in resin with a paint scheme that perfectly matches the pin’s yellow, black and white, the Bart Spray figure is set to receive a super-limited, blister carded release in the very near future. Keep track of the Scumbags and Superstars Instagram feed here for more details soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// DeathCat Toys x TAG’s Akumaneko, Psycho Sophie and Owlene wax photos revealed…

Originally unveiled way back in July of last year, the Devilman-inspired sofubi from DeathCat Toys and Toy Art Gallery has just been unveiled in finished wax prototype form! Featuring a total of 3 different characters – the mini Psycho Sophie and Owlene, plus the mid-large sized Akumaneko – the trio have been designed by DeathCat’s Johan Ulrich and sculpted by Grizlli Atom of Gnosis Toys, with production taken care of by TAG. Due to be making their debut at the upcoming Gnosis Show in April, we’re told to expect test shots of all 3 figures soon… But that’s not all! Whilst we wait with baited breath for the next release of keshi Elder Demons, Johan has revealed that he will be dropping a number of one-off resin hand paints soon! Whilst we’re still unsure of how many will be available and for how much, you can be rest assured that as soon as we find out, you guys will be the first in the know…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Batman: Li’l Gotham mini figures from Kotobukiya x DC Comics…

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Famed Japanese collectibles manufacturer Kotobukiya have revealed that they’ll be unleashing a series of keshi-style figures based on Dustin Nguyen’s digital comic, Batman: Li’l Gotham! Officially licensed by DC Comics, the series of M.U.S.C.L.E inspired figures consists of 7 different designs; Joker, Catwoman, Nightwing, Robin, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and two variations of Batman; each of which have been produced in six different PVC color variations. Due to touch down in gachapon machines over in Japan on February 26th for just 350yen ($3) a throw, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for a similarly priced Western release soon after…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “King Gainer” SD keshi from Kazpunk…

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Joining the slew of mini figures that’ll be up for grabs at Wonderfestival Winter 2015 this Sunday, January 8th, up and coming producer Kazpunk has just revealed his debut creation, the King Gainer SD keshi! Based on the lead protagonist in Yoshiyuki Tomino‘s OVERMANキングゲイナ TV series, the tiny little guy has been sculpted in the same style as the classic super-deformed Gundam keshi (another Tomino property), albeit with the addition of some rather ornate articulation in the shoulders. Hand cast in a selection of orange, green and blue rubber for the event, the King Gainer SD keshi will be available in limited quantities at the Paralyzing Toyz booth (5-05-01) for an undisclosed sum…


MAN-E-NEWS// Triclops’ “Almighty Hockey Duck” B.A.S.T.A.R.Ds for InAction Figure 3…

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Originally teased here as a near finished sculpt just last week, Triclops‘ entry for Clutter Magazine‘s upcoming InAction Figure 3 Show, the “Almighty Hockey Duck”, has just been revealed in full! The latest figure to join the ever-growing world of B.A.S.T.A.R.D bootleg minis, this 2.5″ tall reinterpretation of the the Mighty Duck’s leading puck pugilist “Wildwing Flashblade” has been kit-bashed and intensively re-sculpted using a selection of vintage mini figures. Produced in a mix of unpainted yellow, dark purple and green resin – the Mighty Ducks team colors – these little guys will be debuting at the show on Saturday, February 14th for an undisclosed sum… Sign up to the Clutter preview list right here for an early chance at picking one up!

Clutter’s Inaction Figure 3 Show; featuring work by 2bitHACK, 8-bit ZOMBIE, BigManToys, Bombermat Toys, Credenda Studios, Danny Frankenstein, Dave Bondi, Death Cat Toys, DLL Customs, DMS, Eric Nilla, Falcon Toys, Fantastic Planet Toys, Galaxxor, Goodleg Toys, Healeymade, Josh Longo, Kaboom Toys!, Killer Bootlegs, LRG/Plastic Imagination, ManOrMonster?, Marty “TheGodBeast” Hansen, MonstreHero, MuscleThings Laboratories, Nama Niku, Schmucklord, Scott Wilkowski, Scraped Resin, Star Case, Sucklord, The Tarantulas, Ted Terranova (Rivet Wars), Tone Tank, and Triclops Studio.


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Fruit Punch” Coven Witch and Hathi Baba resin figures from Healeymade…

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Following the release of Healeymade‘s “All Sorts” 3 packs last week (check them here), the undisputed resin master has resurrected yet another 2 figures from the vault for a special “Fruit Punch” release! Featuring the Macbeth-inspired Coven Witch and avant-garde Hathi Baba, the pair of 3″ tall figures have been cast in a retina melting clear purple and solid pink swirled resin for their latest outing. Priced at a very reasonable $33 each plus shipping, both figures can be found in limited quantities on the Healeymade store right here

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MAN-E-NEWS// Galaxxor’s Space God Infinition for Clutter’s InAction Figure 3 Show…

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Yep, yet more from Clutter‘s upcoming InAction Figure 3 Show today, as Ben Spencer of Galaxxor fame proudly presents his entry, Space God Infinition! Ben kindly explains a little about the figure’s background- “From the crystalline planet at the center of the Galaxxorverse, Alpha Supremis, comes Infiniton, one of the cosmic Seven Space Gods! Anyone who’s been playing along at home knows that The Seven Space Gods are the real movers and shakers of the Galaxxorverse, so it’s super cool to have one of them realized in resin. I was honored to have the opportunity to participate in Clutter’s Inaction Figures 3 group show this year and wanted to come up with something really special to contribute. Like most people my age, I was a huge fan of Transformers as a kid, and, for some reason Ultra Magnus’s head really spoke to me (not literally. I’m not that crazy). Taking into account that the overall theme for Clutter’s Inaction Figures shows is toys form the 70’s-90’s, I jumped at the chance to mash up that iconic head with my very own Galaxxor figure. I always envisioned The Seven Space Gods as being very Kirbyesque in appearance, and, maybe I’ve been reading too much of Tom Scioli’s Transformers vs. GI Joe, but Ultra Magnus’s noggin really seemed to fit the bill.”  Featuring the standard Galaxxor buck with the aforementioned Ultrus Magnus head, the articulated 5.5″ figure was produced by Marty “The Godbeast” Hansen and True Cast Studio, coming hand painted by Ben in a minimal mix of purple and black with neon green inserts. Limited to an edition of just 3 pieces, Space God Infiniton has been priced at just $95…

Clutter’s Inaction Figure 3 Show; featuring work by 2bitHACK, 8-bit ZOMBIE, BigManToys, Bombermat Toys, Credenda Studios, Danny Frankenstein, Dave Bondi, Death Cat Toys, DLL Customs, DMS, Eric Nilla, Falcon Toys, Fantastic Planet Toys, Galaxxor, Goodleg Toys, Healeymade, Josh Longo, Kaboom Toys!, Killer Bootlegs, LRG/Plastic Imagination, ManOrMonster?, Marty “TheGodBeast” Hansen, MonstreHero, MuscleThings Laboratories, Nama Niku, Schmucklord, Scott Wilkowski, Scraped Resin, Star Case, Sucklord, The Tarantulas, Ted Terranova (Rivet Wars), Tone Tank, and Triclops Studio.


MAN-E-NEWS// Triclops’ Mighty Duck B.A.S.T.A.R.D for Cluttter’s InAction Figure 3 Show…

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With just a couple of weeks to go until the third instalment of Clutter Magazine‘s InAction Figure Show, the guys over at Triclops have been putting the final touches on their contribution ahead of it’s silicone bath, taking on Disney’s classic Mighty Ducks cartoon for their latest B.A.S.T.A.R.Ds creation! Kit-bashed and intensively re-sculpted using a selection of vintage mini figures, the 2.5″ reinterpretation of the show’s leading puck pugilist Wildwing Flashblade is set to come cast in a multitude of monochrome colorways for its debut at the show on Saturday, February 14th. Stay tuned for a full reveal of the little guy soon!

Clutter’s Inaction Figure 3 Show; featuring work by 2bitHACK, 8-bit ZOMBIE, BigManToys, Bombermat Toys, Credenda Studios, Danny Frankenstein, Dave Bondi, Death Cat Toys, DLL Customs, DMS, Eric Nilla, Falcon Toys, Fantastic Planet Toys, Galaxxor, Goodleg Toys, Healeymade, Josh Longo, Kaboom Toys!, Killer Bootlegs, LRG/Plastic Imagination, ManOrMonster?, Marty “TheGodBeast” Hansen, MonstreHero, MuscleThings Laboratories, Nama Niku, Schmucklord, Scott Wilkowski, Scraped Resin, Star Case, Sucklord, The Tarantulas, Ted Terranova (Rivet Wars), Tone Tank, and Triclops Studio.