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MAN-E-NEWS// Jesse Narens’ Stegoforest sofubi sale…

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Artist Jesse Narens is a little short on rent money this month, so you guys are in luck, as he’s now offering a huge discount on his remaining blank Stegoforest sofubi to get it covered! Available in either unpainted flesh or slime green soft vinyl, each 5″ tall, 4-part figure comes complete with matching Acorn Warrior omake for an unbelievably cheap $30 plus shipping. With the offer only available until Saturday, January 31st (that’s tomorrow!), we suggest heading over to the Stegoforest store and picking one up now to avoid disappointment!


MAN-E-NEWS// SKULLMARK’s Commander Cytron sofubi at Toy Underground…

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Having made an appearance as a Lulubell Toys exclusive back in September last year, Galaxy Commanders – the debut line from Hong Kong-based sofubi toy producers SKULLMARK – has just received its first retail release through Toy Underground! Ultimately set to feature a total of 2 different bodies and a staggering 9 alternative heads, the series’ stunning 9.5″ tall figures have been directly inspired by obscure 1977 action figure line “Starroid Raiders” from Hong Kong’s Tomland, each featuring only the slightest of design tweaks from the quirky 3.75″ originals. Kicking proceeding off, the pictured Commander Cytron is the first to receive a standard release, coming cast in an authentic grey vinyl with masked yellow/black sprays and a control panel chest insert. Currently up for preorder right here for a limited time, the figure can be yours for just $69.99 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Wasteland Warrior” Berserker from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore…

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“If the Wasteland Warrior had theme music it would be from John Carpenter. The movie would have a poster that was better than the actual movie. And the acting would be so over the top you and your friends would be quoting it for years to come…”

Mutant Vinyl Hardcore‘s Berserker returns from the scorched earth for an 80’s post apocalyptic themed release… presenting the Wasteland Warrior! Standing at a lofty 13″ tall, this ode to Lord Humungous has been produced in a pale flesh soft vinyl, coming with layer upon layer of neon red, muted purple, metallic green and silver sprays. Packed with 2 different arm attachments this time around; one to hold the haunted battle axe and one to display the severed head/spiked ball omake, the incredible figure will be up for grabs through the MVH via 24 hour lottery over the next day or so for just $200 plus shipping. The site is currently having a few issues, so be sure to keep checking back today for your chance to enter…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Rampaging Gorilla Tanks from Rampage Toys x Nerdone…

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Having recently tackled a batch of M.O.T.U.L.O.S play sets for the Rampage Studios 2 Year Anniversary Show, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has been let loose on yet another Nerdone figure, the Gorilla Tank! Produced in a white soft vinyl, the quirky sofubi mini has been treated to a stunning selection of silver, blue, pink and black sprays with meticulous hand painted detailing. Likely to be making an appearance at Wonderfestival next weekend as part of a micro-run with the original 11″ Gorilla body, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that a leftover or 2 make it online soon after…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s Fake Baron “Vs. Battle Packs” announced…

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Following the announcements of both the 4-Armed Bakura and Bootleg Stretch Serpent, the guys over at Awesome Toy have got yet another project to announce this month… The Super Robot Fake Baron “Vs Battle Sets”! Here, Awesome Toy kindly explain a little about the project… “Imagine Fake Baron is a real tv show, whereby in each episode Fake Baron will be fighting different enemy. It is a collaboration project between Awesome Toy and many other sofubi makers around the world. In each battle set, we will be painting other sofubi brand’s character and the partnered brand doing the same for our Fake Baron. Each battle set will be very limited and will only be selling through lottery for our fans.” With the initial “episode” of Fake Baron set to drop sometime next month, be sure to keep track of Awesome Toy’s Instagram and Facebook accounts for a reveal of the first collaborative artist/toy, plus details on how to enter the lottery… In other Awesome Toy news, the guys have just revealed the first image of their upcoming Stretch Serpent in wax! For more info on the project, check out our original post here, and be sure to stay tuned for more updates on this must-have figure soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// DeathCat Toys’ Elder Demons keshi revealed…

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Originally teased here in resin prototype form last week, DeathCat Toys‘ Elder Demons have just been revealed in a flexible keshi-like rubber! Designed by DeathCat’s Johan Ulrich and sculpted by KtoKto, the pair – Oni Mira and the newly titled Red Pharaoh – have been heavily inspired by Bikkuriman and the classic Ma-Ba Zombies toy line, sculpted in-scale at around 3″ tall and coming with an authentic split torso design. Produced by DuboseArt in both flesh and a vintage keshi green ahead of a full, finger puppet-style release in soft vinyl later in the year, expect the little guys in the DeathCat store at some point over the next couple of weeks… But that’s not all! Not one to rest on his laurels, DeathCat owner Johan Ulrich has been hard at work on the Elder Demons’ second series. Whilst we just have the below image to go on so far, we already have high hopes for yet another set of must-have minis. Stay tuned for more news 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// 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// 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// Deku the Buster “2nd Colorway” from UkyDaydreamer…

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Uky Daydreamer are proud to announce that their new figure -Deku the Buster – is set to receive it’s second colorway this weekend! Standing at 4.7″ – around twice the size of Uky’s usual mini output – and coming with 3 points of articulation plus removable helmet, the Japanese astronaut has been treated to a life-like mix of red sprays, washes and dry-brushed weathered detailing on a jet black vinyl. Priced at just 4,500yen ($39) plus shipping, Deku the Buster will be up for grabs via the Uky Daydreamer store this coming Sunday, January 25th at Noon Japan time…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Hell Raiser” Night Gamer #2 from Plaseebo…

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Bob Conge aka Plaseebo is proud to introduce the second figure in his ongoing line of vinyl Night Gamer customs inspired by Hell Raiser, taking on the cult horror’s leading protagonist Frank to horrifying effect!  Coming complete with mangey black hair, inset teeth, exposed nose bone and gruesome eyes, the regenerating monster is illuminated from within by an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit complete with replaceable batteries. Signed and dated by the artist, Frank will be available from the Plaseebo web store next Wednesday, January 28th for an undisclosed sum…


MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s bootleg Stretch Serpent sofubi teased…

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With the success of both FAKEBARON and FAKESPECTREMAN now tucked firmly under their belt, the guys over at Awesome Toy have started work on an all-new bootleg style sofubi, taking on Kenner’s infamous “Loch Ness” Stretch Serpent! Easily the most obscure and hard to obtain figure from the iconic Stretch Armstrong line – with recent auctions securing prices topping $9000 – fans of the figure will now finally be able to secure a version that, whilst won’t stretch like the original, will be relatively easy to obtain, and more importantly won’t break the bank! Due to be produced in soft vinyl, Awesome Toy have made a number of adjustments to better suit the medium, including a slightly revised head plus a curling tail similar to Leo Boya’s Guzo Kaiju that replaces the original’s straight design. Whilst a release date is still to be confirmed, the near finished teaser of the neck joint shown above would suggest we don’t have too much longer to wait before Nessy makes it into production… Keep track of the Awesome Toy Instagram feed here for more developments soon!

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