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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Chewbacca” Star Wars Vintage Sofubi from Medicom Toy…

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Medicom Toy return to their officially licensed Star Wars Vintage Sofubi line for the sixth instalment this month, taking on Han Solo’s wookie-in-crime, Chewbacca! Once again sculpted by BearModel, the 1970’s-style figure stands at a lofty 10″ tall, coming complete with articulation in the arms, legs and waist. Packed with a removable bandolier and bowcaster weapon, Chewie can be found in the Medicom Toy store right here for just 9,000yen ($83) plus shipping. Unfortunately only available in Japan, overseas customers are going to need to hit up forwarding service M-World at m-world-service@dream.jp with any enquiries…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Medicom’s “Iron Man” and “Ultron” Marvel Retro Sofubi Collection figures…

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With Spiderman marking the first release in Medicom Toy‘s Marvel Retro Sofubi Collection just a couple of months back, the Japanese toy giant returns with Wave 2… featuring none other than Iron Man and Ultron! Based on what appears to be legendary artist John Buscema’s take on the classic characters (he was of course the original creator of Ultron alongside Roy Thomas), the near 10″ tall figures have been sculpted by BearModel with coloring from Monsters Stock Farm. 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 ($80) each plus shipping. Up for grabs until November 30th, shipping is expected in late February 2015…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Crayon Boo sofubi micros from Uamou…

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Uamou are proud to present the latest release to hit their Atelier-based retail space, the Crayon Boo sofubi micros! Standing at around 1″ tall, the adorable Uamou companion figures have been produced in a selection of 7 playful matt colours this time around. Currently available at the store for an undisclosed sum – we’re guessing around 600yen ($6) – overseas customers can snap up the little ghosts by e-mailing Uamou directly at info@uamou.com


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Lavender” Pollenkaiser from Paul Kaiju x Toy Art Gallery…

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Toy Art Gallery is proud to present Paul Kaiju’s Pollen Kaiser in a special Lavender colorway! Standing at around 10″ tall, the stunning figure has been cast in a lavender purple soft vinyl this time around, coming complete with gold, black, red, yellow and silver sprays courtesy of Shirahama. Packed with its signature removable staff weapon and a red dolls eye insert, the figure will be up for grabs at the TAG store today (10/24) at Noon PST for $145 plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Geek Life’s “Hugger Damage” Aggar sofubi…

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Whilst we wait with baited breath for the next figure in Geek Life‘s Sega Retrogame Sofubi Collection – Space Harrier’s cycloptic Mammoth boss – the Japanese retro apparel brand has just revealed a second “Hugger Damage” colorway for their first release, the mighty Aggar! Taken from cult beat ‘em up Altered Beast, the gruesome first stage boss has been sculpted by Masami Yamada, standing at a lofty 9.5″ tall. Coming cast in what appears to be a clear red vinyl with internal black double-pour, the fully articulated figure comes complete with a separate interchangeable head, plus flaming projectile omake. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Geek Life store, overseas preorders can be placed through BlackBook Toy right here for just 11,800yen ($111) until Tuesday, October 28th…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Devils Head Productions’ “Bodhisattva” Alavaka head revealed…

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Breathing new life into his signature sofubi, Toby Dutkiewicz over at Devils Head Productions has just revealed the first test shot of the new “Bodhisattva” Alavaka head! Said to be a convert from Buddhism to the evil ways of the Alavi Demon, the flesh eating monk is set to make the perfect companion to previous Alavaka releases. With Dutkiewicz currently planning the first batch of releases as we speak, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for a debut run over the next few weeks. Keep track of the DHP Instagram feed here for more details soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The DCon exclusive Lab Mice mash-ups from Rampage Toys x Punk Drunkers…

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Whilst unfortunately Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys won’t be making it over to DCon this year in-person, he will be sending a rather awesome collaboration for the event… the Punk Drunkers Lab Mice mash-ups! Featuring the body of Splurrt’s sofubi vermin with Punk Drunkers’ Cure produced mascot head, the little guys have been produced in both yellow and black (not shown) soft vinyl, coming complete with a mix of neon and metallic sprays from Jon, as well as a hand painted P.D. logo on the chest. Available at the Punk Drunkers DCon booth from November 8th-9th for an undisclosed sum, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for more PD x Rampage action soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Pumpkin Patch” one-off Megara sofubi from ButcherBrand…

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Coming just in time for Halloween, Butch Adams of ButcherBrand is proud to present a special one-off “Pumpkin Patch” Megara custom! Standing at around 3.5″ tall, the soft vinyl mini has been treated to Butch’s signature layered acrylic work, coming in a mix of light orange and green textured paint with red and yellow eyes. Priced at just $60 shipped in the US, anyone interested in bagging the figure can PayPal Butch the monies to butcherlee127@gmail.com- the first to send it over bags the figure, so be sure to act quick to avoid disappointment!


MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// The Disarticulators’ OG “Ooze-It Green” sofubi Oozeball preorder…

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Debuting at the Rampage Toys x Tru:Tek NYCC booth in prototype form a couple of weeks back, The Disarticulators are proud to reveal that their sofubi Oozeball will finally be available to preorder this week as part of our HUGE post-NYCC sale! 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 capped base removed… Currently undergoing wax prototyping over in Japan, the figure is set to be produced in a super-squishy soft vinyl mirroring the original Ooze-It doll, with this first “OG” release coming in an unpainted, pantone perfect deep green (artist interpretation subject to change). Up for preorder in the Man-E-Toys store for a month starting this Friday, October 24th at 9pm GMT until Monday, November 24th, the OG sofubi Oozeball has been priced at just $50 shipped worldwide. ETA for the figure has been set for late January/early February 2015…

Note: This will be your one and only chance at bagging the figure through preorder, all future runs will be super-limited exclusives so be sure to snag one whilst they’re readily available!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Woot Bear exclusive “Mr Treat” Salary Ika sofubi from Frank Kozik…

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Frank Kozik has just revealed that his Salary Ika sofubi is set to return for a special “Mr Treat” colorway! Created as one of four exclusives the artist will be bringing along to the grand opening of new San Francisco-based toy store Woot Bear, the 9″ tall figure has been produced in a black soft vinyl this time around, coming complete with yellow, brown and orange sprays plus white and green masked detailing. Touching down at the event next Saturday, October 25th at 6pm, be sure to keep an eye on the shop’s dedicated Facebook page here for exact release details soon…


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!


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…

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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…