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MAN-E-NEWS// Milkboy x Dune Toy’s Donut Zombie sofubi revealed…

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Shingo Yasuda over at Tokyo-based clothing brand Milkboy has teamed up with Dune Toy for the release of his debut sofubi, the Donut Zombies! Standing at around 4″ tall and coming with 4 points of articulation, the tasty little undead treats will initially be offered up in 2 different colorways; a “Survivor” pink and “Zombie” blue, each coming with a mass of sprays, hand painted detailing and googly eye inserts. Due to be touching down in the Milkboy store in the near future, the figures will be up for grabs at just 7,800yen ($73) each or 14,000yen ($131) for the pair. Stay tuned for more details on the drop very soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Shimomoku’s new Kinokeshi prototype revealed…

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Joining the creepy-cute Makori and Lampu, the guys over at Shimomoku have revealed that a third figure in the ongoing Kinokeshi series will be available soon! Pictured here in prototype form, the as yet untitled figure retains the same porcelain like qualities as the previous releases, this time coming in at a slightly smaller 2″ tall when standing on all fours. Unfortunately we have no word on an actual release as of yet, but we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed we se the little guy in the Shimomku/Jungle store before the year is out…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Super7 x P.P. Pudding Halloween Nut Chan sofubi…

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Super7 is teaming up with sofubi house P.P. Pudding to release a delicious Halloween treat, the translucent orange and black Nut Chan vinyl figure! Standing at around 3″ tall, the adorably robotic figure has been cast in traditional S7 clear orange soft vinyl with black sprayed details. Touching down in the Super7 store next Thursday, October 30th at Noon PST, the Halloween Nut Chan has been priced at just $25 a piece plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Splurrt’s Walking Cadaver debut at Mishka NYC…

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Teased in test shot form at the Rampage Toys x Tru:Tek NYCC booth earlier in the month, Splurrt‘s Walking Cadaver is set to make its debut exclusively at Mishka‘s NYC location this week! Featuring the highly sought after Cadaver Twin body with an all-new zombie head sculpt, the 7″ tall figures have been produced in the same bright purple as the original test shot, coming complete with green, blue and purple sprays plus a choice of either blonde, grey or red hair. Touching down at the store at some point next Wednesday, October 29th for an undisclosed sum, be sure to keep an eye on Splurrt’s Instagram feed here for full details on the release very soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// RESTORE’s NYCC unpainted GID Neo Japan sofubi at Lulubell Toys…

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Having debuted at their NYCC booth a couple of weeks back, Lulubell Toys are proud to reveal that they’ve secured another batch of RESTORE‘s unpainted GID Neo Japan sofubi for online preorder! Standing at around 7.5″ tall with 5 points of articulation, the blank soft vinyl figure comes complete with a removable honcho knife that can either be placed in-hand or neatly stored on the back plate. Limited to an edition of just 10 for this online release, the figure can currently be found on the Lulubell Toys store right here for just $90 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “OG” Sleepwalker (Nimbus) sofubi from Paulus Hyu x Kurobokan…

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“Meet Sleepwalker. He feeds off the dreams on Cloud Nine. He grows as he pops dream bubbles. He thrives as he fills minds with doubts… He’ll tell you to get your head out off the clouds and back on the ground. He’ll tell you to forget about the engine that could, because you’re the engine that could not… He is a skeptic, yes, that’s what he is. He’s every dreamers nightmares. But, he’ll deny it, of course. He’ll just tell you that he’s simply being rational…”

From kaiju cats to sofubi dogs today, as Paulus Hyu and producers Kurobokan proudly reveal the first online release of Sleepwalker “Nimbus” in his OG colorway! Sculpted by Chauskoskis based on Hyu’s signature French bulldog design, the little guy has been given a fully-fledged body, complete with full articulation in the arms, legs and head. Produced in a black soft vinyl and coming with yellow painted eyes and white, dry-brushed fur, the 6.5″ figure has been limited to 30 pieces for this release, coming in at $85 each plus shipping. Look out for the little guy in the Kurobokan store on Halloween night (10/31) at 10pm PST…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Voilld Uamou sofubi for the Sogni Strani exhibition…

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Created for the ongoing SOGNI STRANI exhibition at Tokyo’s Gallery Voilld, Uamou are proud to present a limited “Voilld” version of their signature 3″ sofubi mini!  Cast in a clear soft vinyl, the super-limited batch of figures have been hand painted in a solid black from the inside, featuring various different “exposed” visor masks that reveal the multi-colored glitter that fills the insides. Currently only available at the gallery’s physical location in Naka-Meguro, Tokyo (price TBC), we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that a few leftovers make it to the Uamou online store after the exhibition’s close on Sunday, October 26th…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The GNOSIS NYCC leftover sale…

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Grizlli Atom aka GNOSIS has just revealed that he’ll be unleashing a whole slew of NYCC leftovers in his store at some point today (10/19)! Featuring a mix of both original resins and custom sofubi, highlights include the debut of the two-headed Back-Biter for just $40, the Monster Island produced “Blood Splatter” Ooze Corpse for $50 and the Thunder Dog w/Khonsu sets for $55. Keep track of the Grizlli Atom Instagram feed here for an exact drop time later on today, and be sure to give both Monster Island and DeathCat Toys a follow for more leftover sales from their joint NYCC booth!

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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!

Disart ToyLabs

“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-NEWS// The “Slimed” Quackula sofubi from Healeymade…

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David Healey over at Healeymade is proud to present the second run of his Quackula sofubi, the “Slimed” edition! Based on the original custom bootleg release – a loving tribute to both Count Duckula and Universal Monsters – the Naoya Ikeda-sculpted figure stands just shy of 7″ tall and comes with a total of 4 points of articulation. Produced in a clear green and yellow swirled vinyl by none other than Gargamel, the piece comes complete with subtle orange and white masked sprays. Up for grabs in the Healeymade store right here alongside an unpainted Blue GID Magusaean 3.75, the “Slimed” Quackula can be yours for just $65 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The BLObPUS painted Cheestroyer from Bad Teeth Comics…

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BLObPUS has taken on Bad Teeth Comics‘ Mini Cheestroyer sofubi for his latest painted release! Standing at around 4.7″ tall and coming with 3 points of articulation, the Double Haunt sculpted and Unbox Industries produced figure has been cast in a squishy GID soft vinyl this time around, coming with BLObPUS’ signature mix of layered black, metallic and neon sprays. Available via open preorder through the BLObPUS site right here until Thursday, October 23rd, the figure has been priced at just 5,000yen ($47) plus shipping…


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!

Disart ToyLabs

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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 NYCC exclusive “Internal Marble” Kesagake sofubi from Rampage Toys…

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Dropping at Superfestival 66 to instant sell-out success, Rampage Toys‘ “Kesagake” sofubi is set to return next week in an all-new NYCC exclusive colorway! The first figure to be released in the ongoing “Giant Monster Animal Shop” series (previously announced here), the menacing 10.5″ grizzly was inspired by the “Sankebetsu Brown Bear Incident” in Hokkaido Higuma- widely known as the worst bear attack in Japanese history – featuring a total of 4 points of articulation as well as the addition of a Hokkaido settler omake. Produced in a gorgeous unpainted clear soft vinyl with internal 4-color marble, the stunning batch of 5 figures will be dropping at the Rampage x Tru:Tek NYCC booth (#208) next Saturday, October 11th for an undisclosed sum… Stay tuned for more exclusives from booth #208 throughout the rest of the week!


MAN-E-NEWS// New Sunguts sofubi at Jungle…

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Shimomoku over at toy retailer/producer Jungle have just unleashed a whole slew of new Sunguts sofubi in their online store! Featuring the humungous Arroz Maximas in a blue vinyl with yellow and red sprays, the hideous Biloon in a light fleshy pink, Fulamon in a split blue, white, green and grey, Otoko-Zame in black and Tate-Eboshi in white with brown fades, the diverse collection of 5 figures have been priced at just 2,700yen each, aside from the considerably larger Arroz, whose comes in at 6,480yen ($59). Those interested in purchasing the figures can do so by heading over to the Jungle store right here


MAN-E-NEWS// DeathCat Toys’ 5th Dimensional Witch Yaga prototype revealed…

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Johan Ulrich over at DeathCat Toys has just unveiled yet another promising figure in the works, the 5th Dimensional Witch Yaga! Set to feature in an all-new line of sofubi minis at some point in the near future, the bikkuriman-style figure was designed by Johan, with sculpting duties currently in the hands of the recently featured KtoKto of Japan. We’re still unsure of when, where or how the little guy will be up for grabs, but you can be sure that as soon as we find out anymore about the project, you guys will be the first in the know…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Cold Lemurian Code Jinx micro-run from Skinner…

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The mighty Skinner has taken on Paul Kaiju‘s King Jinx for a special “Cold Lemurian Code Jinx” micro-run! Produced in what appears to be a red soft vinyl this time around, the towering 10″ tall figure has been treated to a number of lime green, black and silver V-Color sprays, coming complete with matching “Screaming Siren” omake mini. Limited to a batch of just 5 pieces, the Code Lemurian Code Jinx’s will be creeping onto the Critical Hit store this Friday, October 3rd at Noon PST, coming in at $400 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Snatchpunch Creature Cartel’s “Bostyrant” sofubi revealed…

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Tattoo artist Joe Truck Kash of the Snatchpunch Creature Cartel has just revealed his upcoming debut sofubi in-full, proudly presenting the super-hideous Bostyrant! Designed by Joe and sculpted by Grizlli Atom aka GNOSIS, 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! Set to debut at the Monster Island x GNOSIS NYCC booth (#402) next week, be sure to stay tuned for a full painted reveal plus release details as we get ever closer to the event…


MAN-E-NEWS// The kaiju POGOLA from DAN…

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Shimomoku over at toy retailer/producer Jungle are proud to reveal that the latest artist to join their roster, DAN, will be releasing their debut sofubi, kaiju POGOLA, this week! Standing at around 3.75″ tall and coming with articulation in the neck, the adorable horned beastie has been produced in a bright yellow soft vinyl for this first run, coming with green/orange sprays and hand painted detailing. Touching down in the Jungle store right here this Wednesday, October 1st at 1pm Japan time for just 4,320yen ($39) plus shipping, supplies of the figure are likely to be super-limited, so be sure to head over early to avoid disappointment…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Dr Mirock” Taipei Toy Festival exclusives from Mirock Toy…

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Mirock Toy have just revealed that they will be rolling out a total of 3 Dr Mirock releases for the Taipei Toy Festival next weekend! Featuring a 4 and 5 piece set – both coming with a number of new mixed-part configurations from the original series, the Dr Mirock Totem and Mecha Chibira-kun set – these have been joined by the return of the Dr Mirock Hontai mini, all coming in the same unpainted clear purple vinyl as the previously posted KtoKto Monster Series (below). Release details for these are still to be confirmed at present, so be sure to keep a close eye on the Mirock Toy Instagram feed here for more details over the next few days…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The KtoKto “Monster Series” sofubi minis…

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Having seen instant sellout success at both Wondefestival and yesterday’s Superfetival 66, we’ve decided to shine a little light on the debut line from Japanese artist KtoKto… the awesome Monster Series! Inspired by a mix of both classic monster designs and 80s Japanese horror toys – including the iconic MaBa Zombies – the first wave of figures features a total of 3 different designs; a horned demon, mummy and hopping vampire, each sculpted in the classic finger puppet style and produced in an uncapped soft vinyl. Pictured above in the Superfestival 66 exclusive painted and blank clear purple colorways, each of the little guys came packaged in stunning coffin-style boxes for just 4,000yen ($37) and 3,000yen ($27) respectively. Unfortunately whilst there’s no news of international sales at present, we’re sure the continued success will mean a release over here at some point in the future- fingers crossed! In the meantime, interested parties can head over to the KtoKto Instagram feed here for a little preview of the soon to be released Wave 2…

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