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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Ji-Long Red Dragon” Eternal Cloud from RESTORE x Medicom Toy…

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RESTORE join forces with Medicom Toy for the third instalment of the Eternal Cloud sofubi figure-cum-sculpture, the Ji-Long Red Dragon edition! Featuring a beautiful array of pearl orange, metallic yellow, blue and red sprays, the intricately detailed shrine and horns have been cast separately in a jade green resin. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store for 12,000yen ($117) plus shipping, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for a limited worldwide release at some point in the future…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Medicom Toy exclusive Krawlus from MVH x Skinner…

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Joining the increasingly large list of must-haves this month, Medicom Toy have revealed yet another jaw-dropping exclusive, the first painted run of the MVH x Skinner Krawlus! Standing a whopping 14″ tall, the split-design monstrosity appears to have been cast in a white soft vinyl, coming with a stunning mix of blue/grey, black, gold and red sprays courtesy of Shirahama Toy. Currently available to order in Japan through the Medicom Toy store, overseas customers are going to need to fill out a separate lottery form right here. Running until May 10th, successful applicants will be expected to pay 23,760yen ($232) to secure the piece…


MAN-E-NEWS// Nerd City at C2E2…

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Nerd City is set to celebrate the true spirit of indie toys and art this weekend at C2E2 (April 25-27th in Chicago), with their booth (#750) in The Block playing host to a huge collection of special guest artists, including The Godbeast, ManOrMonster? Studios, Alexis Ziritt, Ben Spencer, True Cast Studio, Fantastic Plastic Toys, Battle Babies, The Mark Ultra, Toyfinity, JB Roe, Jimbot and Sandtastic Toys and Art. Featuring a variety of prints, zines, comics and one off toy pieces, highlights from the booth include:
  • Fintastico The Lucha Shark from Ben Spencer x The Godbeast
  • Mystical Warriors of the Ring Pearlescent Neon Green sets from Fantastic Plastic Toys x True Cast Studio
  • Purple Frenzy Lazer Saur from Goodleg Toys x Kaiju Lab
  • Metallic Blue Kabuto Mushi and Metallic Purple Kabuto Mushi from The Godbeast
  • Nightmare from Frenzy Bros.
  • Cyborg Space Barbarian Frostkronna from Ben Spencer x BigManToys
  • Cosmic Green Megakeshi Galaxxor from Ben Spencer x The Godbeast x True Cast Studio
  • Jah Warrior from Holler Toys
  • Galaxxor 013 from Ben Spencer x The Godbeast
  • Wooden Robot from Jimbot
  • Galaxxnar from ManOrMonster? x Ben Spencer x Monsterforge
  • Samhain from 5.5 Customs x Monsterforge
  • Boss Apes from Goodleg Toys

For even more gory details on all of the Nerd City 2014 C2E2 releases, check out the official mini blog right here! Click through to check out the other 12 exclusives (inc. edition size and pricing) revealed so far…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The jumbo sized Cosmos Aliens from Medicom Toy…

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Revealed during our Wonderfestival coverage back in February, it came with great pleasure this week to find out that the first round of jumbo sized Cosmos Aliens are finally up for grabs! Standing at around 8″ each, both figures from the original mini gacha line-up feature, with Alien A (Octopus/Ooze-It bootleg) coming in a red vinyl with tea sprays, and Alien B (Fish) in blue with silver sprays. Up for grabs through the Medicom Toy store right here, both come packed with ooze plug accessory and art card for just for 8,000yen ($78) each plus shipping. Limited to Japanese orders only at present, overseas collectors are unfortunately going to need to hit up the usual forwarding services to bag these…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Superfestival 65 exclusive “Lucky Golden” Kappa Shonen from Comet Debris…

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Joining the previously posted Bloody Sametan micro run, Koji Harmon over at Comet Debris proudly present the second exclusive figure he’ll be bringing along to Superfestival 65 this Sunday… the “Lucky Golden” Kappa Shonen! Once again limited to just 5 figures, Kappa has been cast in the same clear green as the recent ToyCon UK release, this time around with a mix of gold and black masked sprays. Priced at 5,000yen ($49) each, the figures will be available at the Bad News Rad Uncles booth…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Lord of the Flies” kaiju from Karz Works…

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Karz Works have teamed up with Medicom Toy to take on another literary classic in kaiju form, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies! Taking a literal approach to the mythical creature that is implied throughout the book, the wonderfully detailed figure stands at just under 10″ tall, coming with a mix of metallic sprays on a dark soft vinyl base, complete with a pair of clear blue cast wings. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store for 14,000yen ($137) plus shipping, overseas collectors can expect a limited supply to filter through to the likes of TAG, Angel Abby and Lulubell later in the year…


MAN-E-NEWS// TKOM’s Double Think sofubi proto revealed…

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Steadily teasing us with his incredible, yet sadly unobtainable fibre glass sculptures over the past year or so, TKOM has just revealed that his most popular character, Double Think, will soon finally be available to the masses as a fully-fledged sofubi! Making it’s first appearance at ArtLAB’s DYSTOPIA last summer as a towering 2 foot one-off, the unique blend of neo-kaiju, Garbage Pail Kids, and even George Orwell’s epic, 1984, the stunning piece has been completely re-sculpted and tooled for the new medium, coming in at a still-impressive 11″ tall with 4 points of articulation (and chain ball accessory!). Pictured here as a fully polished prototype, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that Double Think hits the wax shortly… Keep up to date on the project by following the TKOM IG feed right here


MAN-E-NEWS// The Liverdiet x Cop A Squat Toys Semi Korosiya micro run…

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Cop A Squat Toys have teamed up with Steve Erst of Liverdiet fame for the latest run of Semi Korosiya sofubi! Limited to an edition of just 8 this time around, the C.A.S.T designed, Chauskoskis sculpted figure has been produced in a gorgeous frosted clear soft vinyl, coming with light blue and pink sprays with hand painted face details. Each coming packed with a limited 8″x10″ serigraph and header illustrated by Erst and printed by the AS Printing Press, the figures will be going on sale at the C.A.S.T store this Friday, April 25th at 7pm EST… But that’s not all! C.A.S.T have stated that 1 lucky purchaser will also receive a LiverDiet flat bill snapback with custom Sadness foil sticker (retailing at $25)- what more could you ask for?!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Superfestival exclusive Bloody Sametan from Comet Debris…

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With Superfestival 65 just around the corner, Koji Harmon over at Comet Debris has just revealed the first of a number of exclusives he’ll have on offer, proudly presenting the Bloody Sametan! Cast in a mix of silver and light green soft vinyl, the 4″ figure has been decked out in a number of black, yellow and gold masked sprays, finished off with an ample blood splatter around the mouth. Priced at just 4,000yen ($39) each, the Bloody Sametans will be available exclusively at the Bad News Rad Uncles booth this Sunday, April 27th…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Superfestival exclusive Nadsat Boy sofubi from Kenth Toy Works…

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Joining the Basic Wars action figures posted yesterday, Kenth Toy Works have unveiled yet another release they’ll be bringing along to Superfestival this coming Sunday, the return of the Nadsat Boy sofubi! Taking obvious inspiration from A Clockwork Orange, Kenth’s signature character has been cast in a bright orange soft vinyl this time around, complete with black, silver and blue sprays. Word on pricing and online availability after the event are still to be confirmed, so be sure to keep a close eye on the Kenth IG feed here for the full lowdown over the next couple of days…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Rootbeer Corn Float Unchi Boys from Skinner x Paul Kaiju…

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Paul Kaiju‘s insanely popular poo monster returns yet again this month, as Skinner proudly presents his Rootbeer Corn Float Unchi Boy micro run! Utilising the recently released clear brown Unchiman kaiju, the limited batch of 3 figures have been adorned with Skinner’s signature mix of metallic and black sprays, coming complete with hand painted corn detailing and flaming pupils. Touching down in the Critical Hit store this Wednesday, April 23rd at Noon PST, he Unchi Boys have been priced at $300 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Max Toy Co’s Ultra Nyan sofubi for the Tsuburaya Creative Jam 50…

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Max Toy Co are proud to reveal their latest officially licensed Ultraman figure, Ultra Nyan! Debuting at the next Tsuburaya Creative Jam 50 (celebrating 50 years of Tsuburaya Productions) at the Marui Store for Men in Shinjuku between April 26th and May 4th, the Makino-san (TTToys) sculpted figure comes cast in a GID soft vinyl with masked gold/red sprays and hand painted detailing. Unfortunately limited to Japan sales only due to licensing restrictions, those that are lucky enough to snap him up can expect to pay 4,860yen ($47)…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Meka Chibira-Kun sofubi from Mirock Toy…

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Mirock Toy have just unveiled their latest sofubi release just in time for Superfestival next weekend, the Meka Chibira-Kun set! Based on the iconic kids tokusatu Chibira-Kun, the fully licensed release features 3 characters from the show; Gakinko, GetData (PochiPochi) and of course Chibira, all reinterpreted in Mirock’s beautiful mechanised style (just check out the chibi riders sculpted in the chests!). News on the release is still scarce at present, although it looks as if the figures will be making their first appearance at the festival as a painted metallic run. Keep checking the Mirock IG feed here for more details soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Yamashiroya Exclusive Franken Uamou sofubi…

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Following the success of last month’s Monster release, Uamou has once again teamed up with Yamashiroya for another exclusive run of Franken Uamous! Cast up in both purple and grey soft vinyl with masked black/purple sprays, red hand painted stitch detailing and a metal bolt through the head, the 3″ figures are available with 3 different expressions on offer (happy, sad and scared), coming in at just 3,600yen ($35) each plus shipping. Head over to the Yamashiroya store right here to check the little guys out before they’re all gone!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Aqua Bog” Ultrus Bog micro run from Frank Kozik…

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“Deep beneath the waves the Bogs grow angered at Aquaman’s habit of tossing his trash into their yard and decide to exact vengeance in their own violent and sadistic way! Marvel to the hopeless thrashings of Aquaman as they rend him into several piecesI Rejoice with them as his life force bubbles merrily away int to the Abyss!”

Yep, yet more from Kozik today, as the artist proudly presents his latest micro run, the “Aqua Bog” Ultrus Bogs! Produced in what appears to be 2 different shades of green vinyl, the Skinner-designed 8″ sofubi has been decked out in a number of metallic/aqua sprays and hand painted details courtesy of Kozik, coming bagged with a custom Aquaman inspired header card. Limited to an edition of just 13 pieces, Aqua Bog will be touching down in the Frank Kozik store this Thursday, April 10th at Noon PST for $200 each…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys at ToyCon UK revealed in full…

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We’ve covered huge a selection of figures that Rampage Toys will be carting to ToyCon UK over the past couple of weeks, but today we can finally reveal the whole list in full- and boy, is it impressive! Featuring a varied selection of OG Rampage figures, hand painted collaborative releases, third party exclusives, plus a couple of very special lottery releases, all will be up for grabs at the Rampage x Disarticulator (#16) booth come opening time this Saturday, April 12th… Click thru to check out what will be on offer!

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MAN-E-NEWS// RESTORE’s Debris Japan “SFB Blue” at Lulubell Toys…

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The guys over at Lulubell Toys are excited to announce another awesome release from RESTORE, the unpainted “SFB Blue” Debris Japan!  Due to be making it’s debut at the Mintyfresh ToyCon booth this coming Saturday, a limited number have been held back for a pre-order release on the Lulubell store next Monday, April 14th at 12.01am PST, with the beautiful 7″ tall figure coming in at an unbelievable $50 each plus shipping (around $25 cheaper than the UK version!).


MAN-E-NEWS// The Large GID Heathrow sofubi from Frank Kozik…

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Hot off the heals of the recent Orange Creamsicle Mini release just a couple of weeks back, Frank Kozik has just announced that the giant sized Heathrow sofubi will be making it’s debut in-store at Noon PST today (4/8)! Produced in an unpainted GID soft vinyl for the release, this new larger version stands at around 6″ tall, twice the size of the previously released mini. Limited to an edition of 30 bagged and headed figures for just $75 a pop, Kozik has revealed that 1 in 6 bags will also contain a special marbled “Prize” edition Mini (pictured below)- a great incentive, although we doubt many of you guys need an excuse to jump on this awesome release!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Splurrt “CK” Sewer Creep revealed…

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Mikee Riggs aka Coma21 is proud to reveal the latest artist to take on his Ian the Sewer Creep sofubi, the mighty Splurrt! Cast up in what appears to be a GID soft vinyl this time around, the 7″ tall figure has been treated to a number of neon green, pink and black sprays, finished off with an awesome Cadaver Kid logo proudly displayed on the chest. Due for release as a limited micro run in the near future, we suggest keeping a close eye on Mikee’s IG feed here for more details soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The ToyCon UK exclusive Sametan from Comet Debris…

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We thought yesterday’s reveal of Zagoran and Kappa Kid was the last of Comet Debris exclusives for ToyCon UK, but we were wrong… as CD’s Koji Harmon presents YET another figure, the Blue/Purple Sametan! Produced in a mix of light blue and purple soft vinyl, the 4″ figure has been treated to white, black, red, blue and gold sprays. Limited to an edition of just 10, these will be up for grabs at the Comet Debris ToyCon booth (#41) this Saturday, April 12th for just £30 each…


MAN-E-NEWS// The ToyCon UK exclusive Zagoran and Kappa Kid from Comet Debris…

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Saving the best till last, Koji Harmon over at Comet Debris proudly presents the final 2 figures he’ll be bringing along to ToyCon UK this Saturday- a Gargamel exclusive and an all-new CD figure! First up we have that gorgeous Zagoran pictured above… Cast in a clear green soft vinyl for the release, the Gargamel produced figure has been treated to a number of metallic purple, gold, pink and black sprays courtesy of Comet Debris. Edition size on the beast is still to be revealed, but with it priced at just £55, we’re sure it won’t last long regardless!

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Next we have the debut of all-new Comet Debris figure, the Kappa Kid! An adorable infant version of Kappa Shonen, the Kewpie inspired mini figure will be making his first appearance in an unpainted blue glow vinyl for just £20 a pop. Again, edition size is still to be confirmed, so be sure to head over to the booth early to avoid disappointment!


MAN-E-NEWS// The ToyCon Lab Mice from Rampage Toys x Splurrt…

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Fresh from the debut open run last week, Splurrt‘s Lab Mice return for an exclusive ToyCon UK run! Produced and painted by Rampage Toys‘ Jon Malmstedt, the set of 3 3″ tall sofubi minis have been cast in a bright red soft vinyl, coming with a mix of metallic sprays and tight hand painted detailing. Limited to a batch of 10, the ToyCon Lab Mice will be up for grabs at the Rampage/Disarticulator booth this Saturday, April 12th, with an estimated price of £30-£35 per set… Stay tuned for more reveals from the RT x DA table later on today!


MAN-E-NEWS// The custom Monster Boogie Kaiju Tanks from Obsessed Panda…

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Michael Devera over at Obsessed Panda has just unleashed a trio of custom Monster Boogie Kaiju Tanks in-store! All featuring their own unique paint application including straight sprays, weathering and faux decal application, our favourite has got to be the super-tight “Hex Camo (main pic), coming on a light grey soft vinyl base with layered stenciled hexagonal camouflage in a mix of red, grey and black. Priced at just $60 each shipped in the US, the Kaiju Tanks can be found in the OP Customs store right here

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MAN-E-NEWS// ToyCon UK exclusive Tokoji Seijin from Comet Debris…

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Following yesterday’s look at Kappa Shonen and Ace Robo, Comet Debris have just revealed the latest figure to land a ToyCon UK exclusive colorway, Tokoji Seijin! Coming cast in a GID soft vinyl with stunning purple and pink sprays, the 6″ tall beastie has been limited to an edition of just 10 pieces. Coming in at £55 a pop, Tokoji Seijin will be up for grabs at the CD booth (#41) next Saturday, April 12th from 9am… Stay tuned for more reveals soon!