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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Optical Camoflage” Chi-Chi and Nei sofubi from Baketan…

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Cherri Polly of creative duo Baketan has just revealed that their latest sofubi – Chi-Chi and Nei – are set to return this week in a special “Optical Camoflage” colorway! Standing at around 4″ tall each, the pair have been produced in a clear soft vinyl this time around, coming with gorgeous color-changing pearlescent sprays with flesh, red and black detailing. Priced at $90 each plus shipping, both Chi-Chi and Nei will be available from the Baketan store from 11am Japan time this Wednesday, July 1st…

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MAN-E-NEWS// GojiGirl x Novelty Haus x Marmit “G-Fest XXII” exclusive figure set teased..

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Super-collector Linda Conrad of ChibiGobiToys has revealed that she’s teaming up with Novelty Haus and Marmit for an exclusive release at premier Godzilla/kaiju con “G-Fest XXII” next weekend! Whilst details are still thin on the ground at present, ongoing teasers have revealed that the release will feature a total of 10 Godzilla figure sets produced by Marmit, each coming in an exclusive clear soft vinyl with blue, pink and gold sprays. Going on sale at the Illinois-based event via lottery starting next Friday, July 10th, any leftover sets will make their way into the Novelty Haus store soon after. Keep track of Linda’s Instagram feed here for more teasers plus a full reveal soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Grumble Toy SDCC ’15 exclusives at Rotofugi…

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Rotofugi are proud to announce that they’ve teamed up with Canadian duo Grumble Toy for a whole host of exclusives that’ll be up for grabs at their SDCC ’15 booth in just over a weeks time! Featuring all 6 figures from the pair’s current line up – NekoMimi, Chuo-Cho, Chubby Tough, Wormrah, Ishigon and Ilith – each has been produced in a Japanese soft vinyl and treated to a number of sprays and hand painted detailing rather aptly dubbed “Pastel Fluorescence”. Limited to edition sizes ranging from 2-7 and priced at just $33-$38 each, look out for Grumble Toys’ creations at the Rotofugi booth (#5248) starting Preview Night next Wednesday, July 8th… But that’s not all! Joining the “Pastel Fluorescence” series, Grumble Toy will be unleashing their latest collaboration with Japanese producers Amapro, Manmorah (not pictured). Limited to just 2 pieces, the figure will set you back just $60…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The new “Two Faced” Mr Melty figure from Buff Monster…

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Graffiti artist-come-toy designer Buff Monster is proud to reveal that his Mr Melty figure will be making a return this week with an all-new “Two Faced” head sculpt! A little different from previous releases, the 3.5″ tall figure is set to come with a head produced in Japanese soft vinyl and a body that has been cast by Buff in solid white resin. Available in both painted and blank colorways, the “Two Faced” Mr Melty will be touching down in the Buff Monster store at 10am Eastern time this Friday, July 3rd for an undisclosed sum…


MAN-E-NEWS// Instinct Toy’s “Ice Liquid: Series 4″ at Angel Abby…

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Hong Kong-based retailer Angel Abby are proud to reveal that they’ve secured a limited amount of Instinct Toy‘s Ice Liquid: Series 4 sofubi! Produced in a clear soft vinyl, the little balls are available in a choice of 7 different colorways – including Clear Rainbow, Muscat Grape and Ocean Peach – for $20 each, whilst an oversized Big Ice Liquid in an Icy Blue can be yours for $50. Head over to the Angel Abby store here to check them out before they inevitably quickly disappear!


MAN-E-NEWS// Mutant Vinyl Hardcore’s “Requiemer of Sun and Death” painted run teased…

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Having worked on a run of “Jyujin” sofubi for Rotofugi last year, Rich Montanari Jr over at Mutant Vinyl Hardcore has revealed that he’s taken on yet another must have figure from GEEK! – the Requiemer of Sun and Death – for his latest third party release! Designed by GEEK! and sculpted by Pico Pico, the figure, inspired by the Aztec’s”Xolotl” stone motif, stands at a gargantuan 12″ tall, coming cast in what appears to be a black soft vinyl with a mix of “lost idol” inspired gold and metallic sprays from Rich. With releases details still close-guarded at present, we suggest keeping a close eye on the MVH Instagram feed here for more info soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Studios’ “Clash of the Titans” online sale…

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Even with the horrendous weather in Tokyo on Friday night, Japan’s dedicated sofubi collectors were out in force for the opening of Rampage Studios‘ much-hyped “Clash of the Titans”, eagerly waiting outside in the rain for their chance at bagging one of the many one-offs and micro-runs that were up for grabs. Going on to sell out within a matter of minutes, you’ll be glad to hear that Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt had the foresight to hold back a number of items for an special online drop next week. Whilst we can’t confirm what exactly will be featuring, we’re guessing that at least a couple of the pictured  Dark Side Hunter-X, Hag-X and “Badly Bruised” Cadaver Twin will be up for grabs alongside a few surprises. Look out for the drop in the Rampage store this coming Tuesday, June 30th at 10am Japan time…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “BLObPUS Paint Ver.” Kamakiri (Mantis) Ningen from BLObPUS x Dream Rocket…

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The mighty BLObPUS takes on yet another figure from Dream Rocket‘s “Human” series for his latest preorder sale, proudly presenting the Kamakiri (Mantis) Ningen “BLObPUS paint version”! Standing at around 8″ tall and coming with 5 points of articulation, the anthropomorphic beast has once again been produced in BLObPUS’ signature GID soft vinyl, coming with a multitude of neon/metallic sprays with subtle black highlights. Priced at 7,800yen ($63) plus shipping, the figure is currently available via open preorder through the BLObPUS blog here until Monday, July 6th…


MAN-E-NEWS// Mark Nagata’s SDCC ’15 exclusive Max Toy Co customs for Rotofugi…

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Alongside a number of debuts and exclusives runs – including the previously posted Snybora – Rotofugi will be offering up a selection of one-off customs at SDCC this year, the first to be revealed coming in the form of a trifecta of figures from Max Toy Co‘s Mark Nagata. Featuring the return of Kaiju Eyezon’s arch nemesis “Alien Argus” in a mix of day glo sprays alongside one of the very first customs of Max Toy/Pico Pico’s Ultimate SaiKobi – both priced at $220 – the star of the show has got to be the “Galaxy” Winged Kaiju Eyezon, a massive piece that’s been treated to some beautiful airbrushing that harks back to Mark’s time as an old school commercial illustrator. Priced at $750, Eyezon will be joining Alien Argus and Ultimate SaiKobi alongside a ton of other figures at the Rotofugi booth (#5248) starting Preview Night on July 8th…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Star Case’s new “Star Convoy” sofubi revealed…

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Yep, yet more wacky-looking sofubi today, as we bring you the latest 2 figures in Star Case‘s Star Convoy series, Gavario (ゴンザリオ) and Mud Army-X (ドロ•アーミーX)! Originally teased back in March as early clay sculpts, the pair – including a design that shamelessly riffs off of the Tusken Raiders – have just been revealed as finished prototypes ahead of soft vinyl production soon. With details still close guarded at present, be sure to keep an eye on the Star Case Instagram feed here for more details on their release over the coming weeks…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Shijinger” sofubi set from Utsugiyo…

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Elusive sofubi producers Utsugiyo have just revealed details of their latest release, the jaw-dropping “Shijinger” set! Featuring 2 different “kaijin” (mysterious god) figures – Gebu (ゲブー) and Gieyo (ギーヨ) – the pair stand at around 5″ tall each, coming cast in a clear soft vinyl, coming with a variety of metallic sprays and filled with glitter pipe cleaners and holographic tinsel. Packed with sword accessory in a clear display box, the duo have been limited to just 9 sets priced at 17,000yen ($137) each plus shipping. For those looking at a chance of scoring them, all you have to do is fill in the dedicated form on the Utsugiyo site right here before close on Sunday, June 28th… Good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC ’15 exclusive “Snybora” sofubi from Rotofugi x Squibbles Ink…

Rotofugi have teamed up with Chris Ryniak and Squibbles Ink to bring back their collaborative Snybora sofubi for an all-new SDCC exclusive colourway! Sculpted and designed by Ryniak for the ongoing Lake Monster series, the 5″ tall figure has been cast in a vibrant green soft vinyl this time around, complete with silver, metallic blue and black sprays. Dropping at the Squibbles Ink x Rotofugi booth (#5248) once the doors open at Preview Night on Wednesday, July 8th, the SDCC ’15 Snybora has been priced at just $35…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Mishka LA exclusive “F***ing Four Fingers” sofubi from Terrible Whore…

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Terrible Whore has teamed up with lifestyle brand Mishka for an exclusive version of his highly sought after F***ing Four Fingers sofubi! Once again produced in a black vinyl, the towering 11″ tall figure – a punk infused homage to Kinnikuman’s Snegator Claw – has been treated to a number of purple, pink and grey sprays this time around, coming packed in a custom printed drawstring bag. Touching down exclusively at Mishka’s LA-based store at some point in the near future, be sure to keep a close eye on their dedicated Instagram feed here for the full lowdown on the drop soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Evil Dead II inspired “Chop Soda” custom from Secret Demon Services…

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Whilst we patiently wait for Dani “The Sub-Human Girl” to make her debut release in vinyl, Secret Demon Services have been hard at work on a number of one-off customs to fill the gap… the latest coming in the form of this awesome “Chop Soda” sofubi from Pop Soda! Produced in a GID soft vinyl, the 5″ tall figure has been treated to neon green sprays, black brushwork and bloody splatters inspired by Evil Dead II’s PAL VHS box. Priced at just $65 plus shipping, interested parties can hit SDS up through their Instagram with any enquiries…


MAN-E-NEWS// DKE’s SDCC ’15 exclusive “KISS MY ASS” sofubi from Black Book Toy x HellFire Canyon Club x David Flores…

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The guys over at DKE Toys have teamed up with Black Book Toy, HellFire Canyon Club and David Flores for one of many SDCC ’15 exclusives they’ll have up for grabs at the event next month, the all-new KISS MY ASS! A giant-sized rendition of Flores’ signature Deaths Head Mickey, the 9″ tall piece – 18″ if it wasn’t bent over! – has been produced by Black Book in an unpainted black Japanese soft vinyl for this first release. Limited to just 25 pieces and priced at $150 each, KISS MY ASS will be up for grabs alongside a whole host of other exclusive toys at the DKE SDCC booth (#5045) starting Preview Night on Wednesday, July 8th. Stay tuned for more exclusive reveals from the team soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Longneck” Oozeball micro-run for Rampage Studios’ “Clash of the Titans” show…

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Teased here just yesterday, we can now reveal the Disarticulators x Longneck Oozeball sofubi micro-run in full! Designed by Tru:Tek and sculpted by Zectron, the 3″ Ooze-It/Madball tribute has been produced in a standard “hard” soft vinyl this time around, limited to an edition of 10 – 5 in flesh and 5 in GID – that have been painted by Longneck’s Yoda-san in colorways inspired by his early Yusei Maijin paint apps. Packed in resealable bags with custom hand drawn and colored header cards, the Longneck Oozeballs will be dropping at Rampage Studios‘ “Clash of the Titans” show this Friday, June 26th for an undisclosed sum… Here’s hoping a couple make it online soon after!


MAN-E-NEWS// Super7’s SDCC sofubi exclusives revealed…

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With San Diego Comic Con ’15 opening it’s doors in just a couple of weeks time, the guys over at Super7 have decided to reveal the horde of exclusive vinyl figures they’ll have up for grabs at the event! Featuring a total of 10 different pieces this time around, highlights include a trio of Kandy Kaiju in a “Chocolate Mint Swirl”, a “Pink Power” Pocket Mummy Boy and Rose Vampire, a “Green Ghost” Pumpkin Boy and a “Dying Light” Honoo. Click on the picture above for details on each figure and be sure to stay tuned for more SDCC exclusives from the Super7 camp soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The first painted “Hag-X” and “Dark Side Hunter-X” sofubi from Rampage Toys x Mutant Vinyl Hardcore x Skull Head Butt revealed…

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Originally teased here last week in blank flesh vinyl, the latest round of Skull Head Butt “X” figures from Rampage Toys and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore have finally been revealed in their debut painted colorways! Featuring a Skeletor-inspired witch going by the name of Hag from Rampage and a sinister six-eyed alien called Dark Side Hunter from MVH, the pair have been produced in the afforementioned flesh toned vinyl with paint apps from Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt; Hag-X coming with red, white and gold sprays over a black rub, and Dark Side Hunter-X, a mix of metallic teal, black, silver, pink and yellow sprays with silver detailing. Going on sale at the “Clash of the Titans” show at Rampage Studios this Friday, June 26th for an undisclosed sum, we’re told that a limited number will be held back for an online release soon after- more details on that later on this week!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Cosmo Knight Alpha/Longneck “Oozeball” micro-run teased…

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Originally mentioned in our announcement of the “Clash of the Titans” show at Rampage Studios this week, we can now bring you the first teaser of the Oozeball micro-run from Cosmo Knight Alpha/Longneck! Whilst most details remain close-guarded until later this week, we can reveal that CKA’s Yoda-san has painted up 10 of the Disarticulators‘ Ooze-It/Madball homage for the release, coming in a mix of red, blue and metallic green sprays inspired by his original “Planetary Delusion” Yusei Majin colorway. Going on sale at the event this Friday, June 26th, expect a full reveal over the next couple of days…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Atomic Kong “Black” sofubi set from KT Soft Vinyl x Medicom Toy…

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The guys over at KT Soft Vinyl have teamed up with Medicom Toy to resurrect one of their most loved figures after over 4 decades since it’s first release… the Atomic Kong mini! Originally created in the 1970’s by a small, unnamed factory in Japan, the 4.7″ piece has been joined by an all-new “Giant” sized version for this re-release, both coming in a black vinyl replete with authentic grey and pink sprays. Currently available in Japan through the Medicom Toy store for 20,000yen ($162), international customers are going to need to fill in the dedicated lottery form right here before July 10th to be in with a chance at bagging the pair…