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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Galactic Teleportation” Oozeball sofubi from Rampage Toys x The Disarticulators…

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Joining the all-new Rotten-X revealed just yesterday, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed yet another exclusive that’ll be up for grabs at Superfestival 68 next weekend, a special “Galactic Teleportation” edition of The Disarticulators‘ Oozeball! Produced in a squishy clear matt soft vinyl this time around, the Tru:Tek-designed, Zectron-sculpted “sqeaky toy” has been treated to 2 different paint apps for the run; a neon pink and a rarer green, both coming complete with matching gold sprays and hand painted detailing. Making an appearance at the Rampage Toys booth (#a13) alongside a ton of other soon-to-be-released goodies next Sunday, April 26th, any leftover will be heading to the Rampage online store the following day…

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But that’s not all! On top of the painted run, Rampage will also be offering up a special one-off “Moon Cheese” custom! Produced in a non-squishy GID soft vinyl (sans squeaker), the ball has been adorned with orange/yellow sprays and hand painted detailing. Whilst this one is unfortunately likely to sell at Superfestival, collectors in the West will be glad to know that another 3 one-off custom Oozeballs will be making their way to ToyCon UK in little over a weeks time- more news on those very soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// More ToyCon UK exclusives from Comet Debris revealed…

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Joining the previously posted “Marbled Green” Kappa Kid, “Glow” Kappa Shonen, “Black Glitter” Ace Robo and “Neon Red” Sametan, Koji Harmon over at Comet Debris has revealed yet another 2 exclusives he’ll have up for grabs at ToyCon UK next weekend… First up, we have an all-new painted run of Gravy Toys’ “Lonny” Suns of Broadarr figure. Produced in a gorgeous marbled clear blue and glow soft vinyl, the 4.5″ tall piece has been treated to minimal masked yellow sprays, coming in at just £35 a pop. Next up, we have the return of Comet Debris’ latest figure, the Micronauts-inspired “Electric Boy”. Produced in a clear red vinyl infused with contrasting blue glitter, the unpainted piece will be joining Lonny at the Comet Debris booth (#38) next Saturday, April 25th for just £35. Look out for CD’s final ToyCon reveal – a clear red version of the “Kappaborg” – at some point over the weekend…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Pickled Punk” Autopsy Zombie Staple Babies from Miscreation Toys…

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Jeremi Rimel over at Miscreation Toys has just put the finishing touches to his latest round of Autopsy Zombie Staple Babies, proudly presenting the “Pickled Punk” edition! Produced in a Japanese soft vinyl, the grotesque 9″ tall figures have been treated to a series of free sprays, detail hugging washes and fine brushwork to create the grim-looking monstrosities you see above. Limited to an edition of just 3 this time around – each coming packed in a special plastic display box – these pickled punks are currently up for grabs by enquiry only, with interested parties having to e-mail Jeremy direct at sales@miscreationtoys.com with their requests…


MAN-E-NEWS// GNOSIS x Monster Island x Pop Soda’s “Goon Squad” resin prototypes revealed…

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Originally teased here earlier in the week, the “Goon Squad” mega collab from GNOSIS, Monster Island and Pop Soda had just been revealed in-full! Unlike originally thought, the previously posted sculpts WON’T be used for a Madball-style release, but are in fact heads for a series of full-size, Rat Fink inspired figures! Loosely based on the (sadly canned) E-Ball-A figure revealed a while back, the trio – Electric Finkinstein, Shroom Goon and Pop Soda – have been sculpted by GNOSIS’ Grizlli Atom, coming in at around 8″ tall with articulation in both the arms and head. Prototyped in a white, black rubbed resin by Monster Island for a limited release at the GNOSIS group show at TAG tomorrow (4/18), we’re told to expect the gang in soft vinyl courtesy of Pop Soda later in the year. Look out for more news on these guys soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Superfestival 68 exclusive “Rotten-X’ from Rampage Toys…

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As per usual, Rampage Toys‘ Jon Malmstedt has revealed that he’ll be going all out for Superfestival 68 next weekend, bringing along a whole heap of original sofubi, painted micro-runs and one-off custom releases- the first of which coming in the form of these drop-dead gorgeous Rotten-X’s! Featuring the Triclops designed/Zectron sculpted “Rotten Tomato” ball as a head, the b-movie “X” body figure has been jointly produced by Rampage Toys and Skull Head Butt, standing at around 9″ tall and coming with 5 points of articulation. Once again produced in a milky soft vinyl infused with red glitter, the piece has been treated to layers of Hawaii-style pink, gold, metallic teal and green sprays with numerous hand painted details. Available at the Rampage Toys booth (#a13) alongside a ton of other soon-to-be-released goodies next Sunday, April 26th, any leftover will be heading to the Rampage online store the following day… Look out for details on a special ToyCon UK exclusive variant early next week!


MAN-E-NEWS// Max Toy Co’s “Kaiju Kinora”, “Kaiju Nemuke” and “Ultimate Saikobi” revealed…

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Following the success of Teresa Chiba’s Kibunadon, Mark Nagata over at Max Toy Co has revealed that another 2 designs from last year’s Kaiju Gals competition have made the transition into soft vinyl and will be up for grabs soon! Featuring “Kaiju Kinora” (the Mushroom Monster) from Kaori Hinata and “Kaiju Nemuke” from Hikari Bambi, the pair have been sculpted by none other than Makino-san of TTToys, coming in-scale with previous “Monster Boogie” figures at around 3″ tall. Pictured here in a stunning green soft vinyl, we can only assume that the duo will be debuting in this color at Superfestival 68 next Sunday, April 26th. Keep track of the Max Toy Instagram feed for more info soon!

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But that’s not all… One of the original “Monster Boogie” figures, Saikobi, is set to return in upscaled “Ultimate” form! Designed and sculpted by Pico Pico, the incredible mid-large size kaiju features a similar half-mecha style to the recently released Kumaborg- albeit on a much larger scale! Pictured here as a finished clay proto, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for a release over the next couple of months…

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MAN-E-NEWS// WAZURI’s “elephant” sofubi at Convict…

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The guys behind new sofubi brand WAZURI are proud to present the debut of their first ever toy, the simply titled “elephant”! Standing at around 6″ tall, the beautifully realised 2-part piece has been produced in what appears to be a milky soft vinyl complete with minimal blue and gold spray accents. Due to touch down in toy retailer Convict Shimokitazawa‘s online store this coming Saturday, April 18th at 2pm Japan time, WAZURI’s elephant will be available for just 7,020yen ($59) plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Sludge Kraken DX” sofubi from Paul Kaiju x MVH…

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Having seen extremely limited appearances at the tail end of last year, the highly anticipated collaboration between heavyweights Paul Kaiju and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore – the Sludge Kraken DX – is finally set to receive it’s first general release this weekend! Featuring the standard MVH DX body with Paul Kaiju’s all-new “Kraken” head sculpt, the 8″ tall figure has been produced in a gorgeous baby pink soft vinyl with magenta rubs and metallic sprays. Up for grabs at just $130 plus shipping, anyone looking to bag the figure is going to need to fill out the dedicated raffle form that’ll be appearing on PK’s site (click the “Raffle Open” tab on the front page) this Sunday, April 19th at Noon PST. Open for a 24 hour period, winners will be notified via e-mail with 4 days of the raffle’s close… Good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// Eagle Eye Prime’s “Stardust: The Super Wizard” sofubi revealed…

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Shane Wood over at new toy outfit Eagle Eye Prime is proud to reveal his debut sofubi, Stardust: The Super Wizard! Based on legendary cartoonist Fletcher Hanks’ 1939 superhero of the same name, the stunning, vintage-styled figure has been meticulously sculpted in the artist’s bizarre, compelling style, coming it at around 8″ of articulated Japanese soft vinyl. Coming packed with a Hanks-inspired mini comic written and illustrated by Benjamin Marra, the figure will be up for preorder through Eagle Eye Prime as soon as this coming Friday, April 24th. Head over to the dedicated site here and sign up to the newsletter to be the first in the know about drop time and pricing!

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MAN-E-NEWS// DeathCat Toys x TAG’s Akumaneko, Psycho Sophie and Owlene sofubi revealed…

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Originally unveiled way back in July of last year, the Devilman-inspired sofubi series from DeathCat Toys and Toy Art Gallery has finally been revealed in all it’s glory! Featuring a total of 3 different characters – the mini “Psycho Sophie” and “Owlene”, plus the mid-large sized Akumaneko – the trio have been designed by DeathCat’s Johan Ulrich and sculpted by Grizlli Atom of Gnosis Toys, with production taken care of by TAG. Due to be making their debut at the GNOSIS group show at TAG this coming Saturday, April 18th, a limited supply of unpainted white casts as well as a number of custom hand paints from DeathCat will be up for grabs- here’s hoping a few make it to the online store soon after!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The ToyCon UK exclusive “Neon Red and Yellow” Sametan sofubi from Comet Debris…

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Joining the previously posted “Marbled Green” Kappa Kid, “Glow” Kappa Shonen and “Black Glitter” Ace Robo, Koji Harmon over at Comet Debris has revealed yet another exclusive figure he’ll have up for grabs at ToyCon UK next weekend, the “Neo Red and Yellow” Sametan! Produced in a mixed-part neon red and bright yellow soft vinyl, the 4.5″ tall piece has been treated to a minimal mix of light white accents and dark blue masked sprays. Priced at just £30, the limited edition figures will be up for grabs alongside a number of other soon-to-be-announced pieces at the Comet Debris booth (#38) on Saturday, April 25th… Look out for more reveals – including a batch of marbled glow/blue Suns of Broadarr and red glitter Electric Boys – soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “JunKing” sofubi protos from Imps and Monsters revealed…

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Justin Hillgrove aka Imps and Monsters has been hard at work gearing up for his latest sofubi release, the “JunKing” totem-style set! Still in the early stages at present, it would appear that the series is loosely based on the new Imp Lands card game of the same name (currently on Kickstarter right here), featuring a number of familiar animals, riders and artifacts that can be stacked in pairs or altogether in a similar way to Tim Clarke’s Totims. Due to be produced by Rampage Toys‘ Jon Malmstedt (TBC) – the guy responsible for Justin’s first sofubi release, the Manotaur – be sure to keep a close eye on the Imps and Monsters Instagram feed here for more info on the project soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Super7 x Secret Base x Steve Caballero “CabDragon” test-pulls revealed…

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Originally teased right here way back in October of last year, legendary skater Steve Caballero‘s collaboration with Super7 and Secret Base – the CabDragon – has finally been revealed in test-pull form! Loosely based on Cab’s legendary “Enter the Dragon” skate graphic first seen in the late 80’s (check it out here), the 4.5″ tall figure draws inspiration from Super7’s recent Astro-Mu 5 reboot, featuring the same “legs closed, arms up” pose as well as a fully removable dragon mask hiding a rendition of the skater’s head underneath. Due to be making it’s debut at SDCC in a couple of months time, be sure to stay tuned for the full lowdown on this awesome team-up soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// MVH x Blood Guts Toys’ “Cyclops” Shikabane Kaiju announced…

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Following the success of the “Freddy/Patient Zero” Shikabane Kaiju micro-run back in August of last year, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore‘s Rich Montanari Jr has revealed that he’ll be teaming up with Blood Guts Toys once again for an all-new “Cyclops” Shikabane head sculpt! Pictured here in the early stages of clay prototyping, the stunning oversized design borrows a number of elements from previous MVH releases, including long time favourites Ollie and the DX Sludge Demon. Due to feature a ton of other design elements and refinements before completion – including ears, a horn and spiked collar – be sure to keep a close eye on the MVH Instagram feed here for more on this already must-have figure soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The officially licensed “Rocket Boy” sofubi from Palette Toy…

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Longtime partners Itokin Park and Mirock Toy have joined forces once more for the launch of their first joint toy brand, Palette Toy! Kicking things off with a bang, the guys will be debuting with the latest release of their collaborative figure “Rocket Boy” (ロケットボーイ詳細). Based on the works of famed Manga artist Shigeru Sugiura, the officially licensed, vintage-styled sofubi has been sculpted by Mirock, coming in at around 9″ tall and featuring 4 points of articulation. Originally seeing a limited release at Wonderfestival Winter ’15 a few weeks back, this edition has been produced in a flesh tone vinyl, featuring a mix of white, black, yellow, metallic purple and blue masked and free sprays courtesy of Itokin Park. Packed with a Daru-Chan car omake for just $80 plus shipping, Rocket Boy will be available via e-mail lottery starting this Wednesday, April 15th until Sunday, April 19th. Head on over to the new Palette Toy blog right here for details on how to enter…


MAN-E-NEWS// The one-off “Freddy Krueger” Moon Maijin from Le Kuo and Gusion M…

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We don’t seem to feature too many privately commissioned customs on Man-E-Toys these days, but upon seeing the latest work from Japanese artists Le Kuo and Gusion M, we simply couldn’t resist… presenting their incredible “Freddy Krueger” Longneck Moon Maijin! Garnering a huge amount of attention recently for their miniaturised apparel-based customs, the pair’s latest, Nightmare on Elm Street-inspired piece follows a similar approach, featuring a hand sewn red and black striped jumper, spiked glove and leather fedora over the top of a gore-soaked flesh and black paint app. Whilst unfortunately already in the hands of one seriously lucky collector, anyone interested in bagging a similar piece can hit the guys up at vicious0310@gmail.com with their enquiries…


MAN-E-NEWS// The ToyCon UK exclusive “Black Glitter” Ace Robo sofubi from Comet Debris…

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Joining the previously posted “Marbled Green” Kappa Kid and “Glow” Kappa Shonen, Koji Harmon over at Comet Debris has revealed yet another exclusive figure he’ll have up for grabs at ToyCon UK later this month, the “Black Glitter” Ace Robo! Produced in a clear soft vinyl with black vinyl flecks – an experimental process that we’re told won’t be repeated again due to it’s difficulty – the 7″ tall piece has been treated to a minimal mix of gold and black masked sprays. Priced at just £40, the limited run of 5 figures will be up for grabs alongside a number of other soon-to-be-announced pieces at the Comet Debris booth (#38) on Saturday, April 25th… Look out for more reveals – including a batch of marbled glow/blue Suns of Broadarr and red glitter Electric Boys – soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// Kaijumonster’s ToyCon UK ’15 exclusive “Hedogon” and “Kouzira” one-offs from Elegab…

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Joining the slew of previously posted Skull Head Butt and Roughneck:7 exclusives that Kaijumonster will have up for grabs at ToyCon UK ’15 in just a couple of weeks time, the toy blogger-come-gallery curator has revealed yet another pair of exclusives in the form of the stunning Elegab “Hedogon” and “Kouzira” one-offs you see above! Produced in contrasting clear blue and bright green soft vinyl, the duo have been painted up in Elegab’s signature mix of neon and metallic sprays, coming signed and numbered 1/1 by the artist on the base. Touching down at the Kaijumonster booth (#29) on Saturday, April 25th alongside a whole host of other kaiju and sofubi exclusives, pricing for the pair will unfortunately be kept close-guarded until the day of the event…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Goon Squad” from Monster Island x Grizlli Atom x Pop Soda announced…

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GNOSIS’ Grizlli Atom has just revealed that he’ll be teaming up with Monster Island and Pop Soda for the release of an all-new line of Madball-inspired figures… the Goon Squad! Whilst little is known about the project as of yet, we can only assume that the series is a natural progression from the previously released “Shitball” figure (check it out here if you missed it), featuring design lead by Monster Island, sculpting from Grizlli Atom and, we presume, soft vinyl production courtesy of Pop Soda over in Japan. Be sure to stay tuned for more news on this very promising project soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Vanilla x Smoke” Mr REE sofubi from Paul Kaiju…

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Paul Kaiju‘s highly sought after Mr REE sofubi is set to return this weekend in a gorgeous “Vanilla x Smoke” colorway! Produced in – surprise, surprise! – a mix of vanilla and clear smoke colored soft vinyl, the 5.5″ tall figure is set to come with your choice of either “Fungus Boxer” or “Prince” attachments, including removable boots, gauntlets and helmets, as well as the original Bunny and Rootman additions too. Due to touch down in the Paul Kaiju store alongside a whole host of other cool surprises this Sunday, April 12th at 5pm Pacific time, the “Vanilla x Smoke” Mr REE’s will set you back just $100 each plus shipping…