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MAN-E-NEWS// The Morgogg and Ogos sofubi from Skinner…

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As promised in our coverage last week, we can now finally reveal release details for Skinner’s latest sofubi, Morgogg “The Whispering Prince” and Ogos “Eye of the World”! Taking on a more traditional kaiju aesthetic than both Lolgolth Gnazgoroth and the recently revealed Sextopigon, the pair blend elements of 80’s nostalgia, giant monster cinema energy, and mythology to devastating effect. Designed by Skinner with sculpting duties once again handed over to the hugely talented David Arshawsky- the original sculptor of the ’88 TMNT line and Skinner’s recent Lurker minis – both figures stand at around 13″ tall and feature 6 points of articulation, each coming complete with different head sculpts and matching club accessories. Produced in an unpainted “Gamma Ray” green soft vinyl by none other than Velocitron in Japan, the pair are due to touch down in the Critical Hit store this Friday, November 28th at Noon Pacific for $175 each or just $300 for the set.

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Funds For Seth” Kid Toxic sofubi from Blurble…

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Mike Marinello aka Blurble is very proud to announce a very special edition of his debut sofubi, the “Funds For Seth” Kid Toxic! Produced in an unpainted cream-white soft vinyl, the 6″ figure is being offered up at an amazingly cheap $20 plus shipping, with 100% of the sales going directly to Blurble’s Funds For Seth charity. On top of the store release, Mike will also be offering up a number of donated toys, paintings and prints via auction through the Funds For Seth Instagram page starting at 9pm Pacific time this Friday, November 28th. Head on over to the feed here to check out the pieces that’ll be on offer and be sure to take a look at the Funds For Seth site to find out a little more about the charity…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Evil” Warui Neko sofubi from Kaiju Coup x Medicom Toy…

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Originally available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store, the elusive Kaiju Coup’s “Evil” Warui Neko is now finally available in the US via lottery! Standing at approximately 6.5″ tall and coming with articulation in the neck, the soft vinyl “alley cat of Kaijuland” has been adorned with a mix of eye catching orange, yellow and purple sprays courtesy of Plaseebo, finishing with swirled glass inset eyes, white resin cast fangs and an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries. Limited to an edition of just 7 priced at $220 plus shipping, anyone looking to sign up to the lottery is going need to send their name, address and PayPal address to bob@plaseebo.net before Wednesday, November 26th…


MAN-E-NEWS// TTToy’s IWA Scary Gomu-Ningen sofubi at Lulubell Toys…

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Lulubell Toys are proud to announce that they’ve secured a batch of the latest figure in TTToys’ IWA JAPAN pro wrestling fan club series, Scary Gomu-Ningen! Created to mark the real-world wrestler’s 5th anniversary in IWA, the 4-part, 4.25″ tall figure has been produced in a black soft vinyl for this first release, coming with a mix of blue and white sprays. Available via preorder right here whilst in-transit supplies last, Scary Gomu-Ningen will set you back just $35 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Splurrt’s Cinema Monster Alpha kaiju…

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As promised earlier in the week, we can now bring you details of the debut release on Splurrt‘s new Secretoy imprint, Cinema Monster Alpha! Heavily inspired by the golden age of monster flicks, including both Ray Harryhausen’s classic Cyclops and the 2-headed “Galligantua” that graces the iconic cover of 1968′s Famous Monsters of Filmland yearbook, the lumbering 12″ tall beast has been produced in a green soft vinyl for this “Alpha” release, coming with a mix of vintage inspired black, brown and dark green sprays. Packed with a matching Greek column omake that can be placed in either of the figure’s clenching hands, Cinema Monster Alpha will be touching down in the Splurrt/Secretoy store at Noon Eastern time this Saturday, November 22nd, priced at $150 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Kaibutsu Series painted-run from DeathCat Toys x KtoKto…

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Originally teased here over the weekend, DeathCat Toys‘ take on KtoKto‘s Kaibutsu (Monster) Series will be making their way online later today! Featuring all 3 designs from the first wave of mini figures; hopping vampire “Jiangshi”, horned cyclops “Scream”, and tombed mummy “Tutankhamun”, the 2.5″ tall finger puppet style sculpts have been produced in a black soft vinyl this time around, coming with a number of sprays and hand painted detailing from DeathCat’s Johan Ulrich. Each packed in their own custom made coffin box, the trio will be touching down in the DeathCat Toys store today at Noon Eastern time for $80 plus shipping for the set…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Dark Raspberry” Bastard sofubi mini from Uamou…

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Hot on the heels of the previously posted “Black” and “Rose” editions, Uamou‘s Bastard sofubi mini receives yet another colored release this week in a gorgeous “Dark Raspberry” vinyl! Standing at around 2.75″ tall and coming with articulation in the neck, the little guy is once again being offered up blank for just 1,800yen ($17) or with a painted mouth for 2,000yen ($19). Currently available to purchase through Uamou’s Atelier shop in Tokyo, overseas customers will be glad to know that the figure will also be up for grabs through the online store very soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Morgogg and Ogos sofubi from Skinner coming soon…

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Debuting at Designer Con ’14 a couple of weeks back, Skinner’s latest sofubi, Morgogg “The Whispering Prince” and Ogos “Eye of the World” have finally been slated for an online release soon! Taking on a more traditional kaiju aesthetic than both Sextopigon and Lolgolth Gnazgoroth, the large-size kaiju has been designed by Skinner with sculpting duties once again handed over to the hugely talented David Arshawsky- the original sculptor of the ’88 TMNT line and Skinner’s recent Lurker minis – with both figures featuring the same body with different heads and matching club accessories. Produced in a “wax” green soft vinyl by none other than Velocitron in Japan, the pair are due to be offered up unpainted for $175 each or just $300 for the set. Stay tuned for the full lowdown including edition sizes, sale location and drop date soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// New Mummy Boy and Hollis Turd sofubi from Super7…

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Super7 are proud to reveal that their loveable mascot Mummy Boy is set to return this week in an all-new colorway! After taking a nice long nap in his sarcophagus, the mid-sized Mummy emerges from his slumber with old dusty bandages cast in ivory vinyl, coming with tan and white sprays on top of a brown rub treatment and finished with bright red accents. Joining Mummy Boy, the guys also have a new edition of Le Merde’s professional tennis playing vampire, Hollis Turd. Produced in a spooky glow-in-the-dark vinyl with a soft green spray, plus red, white, black, olive and blue details, the mini-sized Hollis will be joining Mummy Boy in the Super7 store at Noon PST this Thursday, November 20th, priced at $35 and $50 each respectively…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “To the Mystic Mushroom Forest” Microbus sofubi from Aya Kakeda x Tomenosuke…

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Japanese artist Aya Kakeda has teamed up with Tomenosuke for the release of her first ever sofubi, the adorable Microbus! Standing at around 6.5″ tall, the gorgeous wheeled figure features a unique baby toy-inspired design, featuring fully working wheels on the base and 5 fully detachable and interchangeable micros riding on the back. Debuting in an unpainted clear pink “To the Mystic Forest” colorway that’s been limited to just 30 pieces, the unique looking figure is currently available via preorder through the Tomenosuke store right here, priced at 11,500yen ($99) plus shipping… Here’s hoping for a fully painted edition soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Secretoy’s Cinema Monster “Alpha” sofubi revealed…

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Having recently been revealed at Design Fiesta 40, Splurrt‘s Cinema Monster will be seeing its first release this weekend in the pictured “Alpha” colorway! Marking the debut of the artist’s new imprint Secretoy, the awesome 12″ tall kaiju has been heavily inspired by the golden age of monster flicks, including both Ray Harryhausen’s classic Cyclops and the 2-headed “Galligantua” that graces the iconic cover of 1968′s Famous Monsters of Filmland yearbook. Produced in a green soft vinyl with a mix of vintage inspired black, brown and dark green sprays, this “Alpha” version is set to come with a matching Greek column omake that can be placed in either of the figure’s clenching hands. With release details still thin on the ground at the moment, be sure to check back for the full lowdown later in the week…


MAN-E-NEWS// Snatchpunch’s Medicom exclusive “Bostyrant” sofubi revealed….

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Having seen sell-out releases at both NYCC and Designer Con over the past month, Joe Truck Kasher over at Snatchpunch Creature Cartel is proud to reveal that his debut sofubi, the queen of gross known as Bostyrant, will be seeing an exclusive run through Medicom Toy soon! 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. Set for release at some point in early 2015, we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground for more info on the release soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Kaibutsu Series painted-run from DeathCat Toys x KtoKto…

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With KtoKto currently sculpting DeathCat Toys‘ “Magic of the Void” series for Toy Art Gallery, owner Johan Ulrich has revealed that he will be returning the favour by painting a run of the artist’s Kaibutsu (Monster) Series mini figures! Featuring all 3 designs from the first wave; hopping vampire “Jiangshi”, horned cyclops “Scream”, and tombed mummy “Tutankhamun”, the 2.5″ tall finger puppet style figures have been produced in a black soft vinyl this time around with paint application still to be revealed. Due to touch down in the DeathCat Toys store at some point in the near future, we’ll be bringing you guys the full lowdown as soon as we hear anything…


MAN-E-NEWS// Toy Art Gallery’s post-DCon ’14 sale….

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Having wowed crowds at DCon ’14 last weekend with a vast selection of new releases, exclusives and one-off customs from across the art toy scene, Toy Art Gallery are proud to reveal that the remaining pieces are now up for grabs online! Featuring a number of vinyl and resin releases, highlights include Broken Bones one-offs from Splurrt for $90 each, “Masked” Uamou Bastards for $50, Paul Kaiju’s Gacha Set in an orange/black marble for $75 and a round of Evil Demon customs from Bukimi Blasters for $160 each. Head over to the store right here to check out exactly what’s on offer…

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MAN-E-NEWS// New Tank and Car Unicorns, Cyclops Dinos and more from Rampage Toys…

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Wasting no time since his huge showing at Design Fiesta 40 last weekend, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed that he’ll be restocking the online store with a whole heap of cute next week! Featuring the pictured Tank and Car Unicorn micros, these adorable little chaps are set to be joined by a new round of the recently released Cyclops Dino follow-ups as well as more to be revealed over the weekend. All going up for sale right here at some point on Monday, November 17th, be sure to keep a close eye on the Rampage Instagram feed here for release specifics soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Uky Daydreamer’s Deku the Buster and more online…

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Debuting at both Design Fiesta 40 and DCon ’14 last week, Uky Daydreamer‘s Deku the Buster is now finally up for grabs in their online store! Standing at around 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, cream and black sprays, washes and dry-brushed weathered detailing. Priced at just 4,500yen ($39) plus shipping, Deku can currently be found alongside matching variants of Octrien ($17) and Ometeotl ($13) in-store right here


MAN-E-NEWS// Mirock Toy’s “Neo Titanium Coating” Dr Mirock set…

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Mirock Toy has just unveiled their latest release currently available for overseas order, the “Neo Titanium Coating” Dr Mirock set! Coming with a total of 6 different figures this time around – featuring new mixed-part configurations from the original Dr Mirock series, the Dr Mirock Totem and Mecha Chibira-kun set – each have been painted up in a gorgeous mix of purple, blue, turquoise and gold sprays. Currently available via e-mail lottery for $175 plus shipping, those interested in entering must send their name, Instagram name, country, shipping address, phone number and PayPal address to kaneko@mirock-toy.com before close on Sunday, November 16th…


MAN-E-NEWS// Bad Teeth Comics’ huge Mini Cheestroyer sale…

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With their online store now filled with a number of long-since sold out releases, the guys over at Bad Teeth Comics have revealed that they will be giving it an overhaul this weekend with a ton of new Mini Cheestroyer runs! Whilst we still can’t confirm what exactly will be on offer, it would appear that at least 6 new editions of the 4.7″ tall figure will be up for grabs, coming hand sprayed on a mix of flesh, clear and GID soft vinyl bases. Likely to be priced at around $40AUS ($35) each plus shipping, the new wave of Mini Cheestroyers will be touching down in the Bad Teeth store tonight (11/14) at 9pm EST…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Slime” Mr Melty sofubi from Buff Monster…

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Buff Monster is proud to reveal that he’ll be dropping a new “Slime” Mr Melty colorway in his store at 10am EST today! Available with either the standard or zombified head sculpts, the 3″ tall 2-part figures have been produced in a slime green soft vinyl this time around, coming with pink/yellow free sprays, masked detailing and a thick coat of gloss. Go on sale right here for just $45 each plus shipping, as a special incentive Buff Monster will be offering up a free, all new two-faced resin head (pictured below) to anyone who picks up both designs- what more could you ask for?!

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MAN-E-NEWS// KtoKto’s Monster Series: Wave 2 sofubi minis revealed…

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With his first round of “Monster” sofubi minis already proving to be a huge success, Japanese artist KtoKto has just revealed that a second wave is about to head into production! Inspired by a mix of both classic monster designs and 80s Japanese horror toys – including the iconic MaBa Zombies – this second batch once again features a total of 3 different designs; a quad-eyed werewolf, a creature from the Black Lagoon and a de-tombed mummy, each sculpted in the classic finger puppet style and due to be produced in an uncapped soft vinyl. Pictured here as finished wax prototypes, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for a debut release before the year is out…