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MAN-E-NEWS// The Sunobite mini figure from Tru:Tek x Unbox Industries revealed…

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Following our reveal of Zectron’s Tug-O-War and Bigmantoys’ Shogu-Nasty over the past week, we proudly bring you details of the third figure in Unbox Industries‘ upcoming “Strange Monsters” mini figure series… Sunobite from Man-E-Toys editor and fellow Disarticulator, Tru:Tek! A nightmarish mix of both rikishi (sumo) and Hellraiser’s most fearsome Cenobite – the Chatterer – the oversized 2.5″ tall keshi was designed by Tru:Tek with rendering handled by Unbox. To be produced alongside the other two previously revealed figures as well as one more from an as yet unconfirmed artist – more on them very soon – Sunobite is due to come in a unique, keshi-like slosh cast soft vinyl, a medium we’re extremely interested in checking out! With a debut release slated for as early as the end of December, you can be sure that as soon as a release for these has been confirmed, you guys will be the first in the know…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Kobusuke and Suigin-Kun sofubi minis from Jungle…

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In celebration of the opening of their new “Artist Collection” Instagram account, the guys over at Japanese toy retailer and producer Jungle have revealed that they will be unleashing 2 all-new figures in-store this weekend! Pictured above, the creepy-yet-cute Kobusuke features a unique 3-part tripod design, coming in a choice of both orange and light blue soft vinyl with both blank and painted options available for 2160yen ($18) and 3780yen ($32) respectively. Joining Kobusuke, Jungle will also be unleashing the oozing alien, Suigin-Kun. Once again available in 2 different colorways for it’s first release, customers will have the choice of clear with internal silver sprays for 3240yen ($27), or mixed GID with silver sprays for 3780yen ($32). Whilst release details are still thin on the ground at present, we’re guessing that the pair will be up for grabs in the Jungle store alongside Skulltula’s postponed Gaikochu release (pictured below) this coming Sunday, December 21st at 1pm Japan time…

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MAN-E-NEWS// New Gargamel Gacha micros at Angel Abby…

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Angel Abby are proud to reveal that they’ve secured a fresh batch of Gargamel‘s Gacha sofubi micros! Featuring a whole slew of popular Gargamel characters in miniaturised form, including Smogon, Hujili’s Ghost, Killer and the Helper, the figures are being offered up blind-bagged, with a selection of unpainted black, hand painted and chase clears up for grabs. Available either as a set of 10 for just $75, 5 for $40 or 1 for $8, all 3 buying options can currently be found in the Angel Abby store right here whilst supplies last…

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MAN-E-NEWS (UPDATED)// The blank red and green Koningu sofubi from Ummikko…

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Monkey 3000 over at Ummikko has just revealed that his Koningu sofubi is set to return just in time for Christmas for a special Holiday release! Standing at around 5.5″ tall and featuring 3 points of articulation, the awesome vintage-style ape is due to come in both unpainted red and GID green soft vinyl with an estimated price of around $50 each plus shipping. Exact release details are still thin on the ground at the moment, so be sure to head over here and get signed up to the Ummikko newsletter to be the first in the know about the drop…

UPDATE// The “Christmas Apples” Koningus will be going on sale in the Ummikko store this coming Sunday, December 21st at 4pm CET for just $40 plus shipping each.


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Milky Purple” Slugbeard lottery from Paul Kaiju x Toy Art Gallery…

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Toy Art Gallery is proud to present the latest “Milky Purple” edition of Paul Kaiju’s sea dwelling kaiju, Slugbeard! Standing at an impressive 10” tall and 10” wide, the beast comes complete with multiple points of articulation and an omake wrecking ball attached with a real metal chain. Produced in an unpainted milky clear purple soft vinyl for the release, Slugbeard will be up for grabs via the usual lottery system for $165 a pop. Anyone interested in entering will need to e-mail sales@toyartgallery.com with “Slugbeard Lottery” as the subject along with both your PayPal address and shipping info. The lottery is set to run from Friday, December 19th at 12pm Pacific through to Monday, December 22nd at 12pm Pacific, so be sure to get your e-mail over in the specified time slot to secure your entry!


MAN-E-NEWS// Star Case’s Gull Meyer Governor S-3 sofubi revealed…

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Japanese Star Wars fan site and retailer Star Case have just revealed that their hilarious bootleg sofubi line Space Convoy is set to return with the third edition of Darth knock-off, Gull Meyer Governor! Once again produced in a matt black soft vinyl, the crudely sculpted Dark Lord of the Convoy has been treated to a crimson paint app inspired by the Red Guard and Darth Maul this time around, coming complete with a hand cut white vinyl cape and packaged in a vintage garage kit-style box. Due to touch down in the Star Case store at some point in January 2015, expect full release details over the next couple of weeks…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Leucotomy x Blood Guts Toys “UK Exclusive” Shikabane Kaiju…

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Our good friend Gabe Mackenzie over at apparel brand Leucotomy has revealed that he’s joined forces with Blood Guts Toys for a special UK exclusive run of the highly sought after Shikabane Kaiju! Primarily featuring the Flesh Eater head sculpt with just one “Blue” Toxic Eater chase, the 11″ tall figures have been produced in a bright pink soft vinyl this time around, coming with a mix of crimson and yellow/blue sprays layered over a detail hugging black rub. Bagged and tagged with header art from Leucotomy, the figures will be going on sale in-store to UK customers only this Thursday, December 18th for £160 plus shipping, with any leftover after a 12 hour period being offered up worldwide via lottery. Keep a close eye on the Leucotomy blog for details on how to enter shortly after the sale…


MAN-E-NEWS// Cure Toy’s Ukkariman sofubi prototypes revealed…

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Cure Toys have just revealed that they’ve been working on an all-new line of small-mid sized sofubi, proudly presenting Ukkariman! Heavily inspired by the hugely popular Bikkuriman holographic stickers and accompanying toys, the series is set to feature a number of Cure creations – both old and new – in the IP’s classic super-deformed style, with the first 3 confirmed as the cycloptic Giant Ghoul, King Devil and our personal favourite, Fungah. Details on the first release are still scarce at present, but a recent post on the new Cure Instagram feed would suggest that more info will be coming later in the week…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Necro-Ammonaito sofubi mirco-run from Gorgoloid x MechaVirus…

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“The dead Ammonaitos who fell to the murky bottoms of the unknown sea have risen again. With fiery eyes and demons in their undead hearts, these beasts give way to the burning hatred possessing them and shoot to the surface to face their foes. Even death could not stop them, compelled by some inner ghost, they are forever haunted…”

Gorgoloid has teamed up with MechaVirus for a run of Necro-Ammonaitos! Featuring the sea dwelling beast in a mint Japanese soft vinyl this time around, these special “Necro” versions come complete with an all-new resin cast skull face sculpted and produced by Gorgoloid. Limited to an edition of just 3 for this first release, each have been treated a unique selection of Monster Kolor sprays and hand painted detailing, coming signed and wrapped in a hand splattered cloth for just $75 each. Look out for them in the Gorgoloid store this Thursday, December 18th at 6pm Pacific time…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The BLObPUS x T9G Vatundoo Xmas Custom Set…

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Coming just in time for the holidays, BLObPUS has just revealed his latest lottery sale, taking on T9G’s Vatundoo sofubi for a special Xmas Custom Set! Consisting of 2 matching figures, each has been treated to a festive mix of red, green, flesh and gold sprays, a white faux fur trim, plus contrasting holly and bell tree (ear!) ornaments. Limited to just 2 sets priced at 45,000yen ($380) each, interested parties can enter the lottery by firing over their name, country, address, telephone number and PayPal address to shopping@blobpus.jp before close in the next couple of days…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Keshi-Gomu” Steel Karma Beast and Iron Mask sofubi from Shikamark…

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Shikaku over at Shikamark is proud to reveal that his sofubi minis, the Steel Karma Beast and Iron Mask, will be up for grabs via mail order later this week! Produced in an unpainted, keshi-gomu inspired flesh vinyl this time around, the 2-part, double sided Karma will be up for grabs at 1,500yen ($13), whilst the micro, finger-puppet style Iron Mask, just 500yen ($4). Going on sale via the Shikamark blog right here on Friday, December 19th at 10pm Japan time, it’s unfortunately still unclear as to whether international orders will be accepted this time- fingers crossed!


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

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Teased here a couple of weeks back in wax prototype form, the next round of figures from Japanese artist KtoKto‘s Kaibutsu (Monster) series have finally been revealed in-full! Inspired by a mix of both classic monster designs and 80s Japanese horror toys – including the iconic MaBa Zombies – this second wave once again features a total of 3 different designs; a quad-eyed Werewolf, Creature from the Black Lagoon and a de-tombed mummy, each sculpted in the classic finger puppet style and produced in an uncapped soft vinyl. Pictured here as the very first test shots, we’ve been told that the little guys will be making their debut at Wonder Festival 2015 in February- here’s hoping for a Western release soon after!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Solar Stare” Ultrus Bog from Skinner x Lulubell Toys…

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“THE SOLAR STARE! That which only creatures spawned from the million year larval birth of a black hole can know. A birth exploding at immeasurably cold temperatures! Torn apart by gravity and reassembled once more in the body of a dark matter deity. The solar stare that can bend sheets of the universe in half and look beyond. To the end. To the very edge of where nothingness awaits beginning. The solar stare is to see all things end. The quietude of the universe beckons…”

It’s been a while since the last official painted run of Skinner‘s Ultrus Bog through Lulubell Toys, so it came with great pleasure yesterday to find that the next – entitled the “Solar Stare” edition – will be up for grabs next week! Produced by Grody Shogun in a blue soft vinyl and coming with a mix of pink, maroon and black sprays devised by Skinner, the 9″ tall figure will be touching down in the Lulubell store via a one week pre-order starting December 16th at Noon Pacific time for just $85 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Shogu-Nasty from Bigmantoys x Unbox Industries revealed…

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Following our reveal of Zectron’s Tug-O-War last week, we proudly bring you details of the second figure in Unbox Industries‘ upcoming “Strange Monsters” mini figure series… Shogu-Nasty from fellow Disarticulator, Bigmantoys! A horrifying mix of towering Japanese architecture and flesh, the hand sculpted beast has been realised in the same scale as Tug-O-War, coming in at an oversized 2.5″ tall and 2.5″ wide. To be produced alongside Tug-O-War plus designs from another 2 as yet unconfirmed artists – more on those very soon – Shogu-Nasty is due to come in a unique, keshi-like slosh cast soft vinyl, a medium we’re very interested in checking out! With a debut release slated for as early as the end of December, you can be sure that as soon as a release has been confirmed, you guys will be the first in the know…

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“Hatano Hideharu, 1541 – June 25, 1579, was head of the Hatano clan, and successfully maintained independance against the impossible Might of Oda Nobunaga. For three years he and his clan hindered Nobunaga’s march to Kyoto at Yagami Castle until he offered Nobunaga surrender, and was dishonorably executed.

His enraged spirit maintained itself in the stones of Yagami Castle, causing it to trmor, and deteriorate at a rapid speed. A thick, horrible electricity filled the halls of the castle, making it inhabitable. A proud caretaker remained for several decades alone, until the sound of breathing, living flesh in the walls became too terrible to take.

A year later, the castle was almost complete gone. Vanished. Old wives said they’d seen it slowly thundering through the forset, to the sea. No one believed them until now. Hatano has returned… 

Stone, flesh, muscle and monster are destroying the best forces of the East Asian Experimental Mutagen Defence Force. Cannonballs rip through our cities and our best giantified martial artists are unable to offer any notable resistance. What we can offer him to make him stop, we do not know. We must defeat him… 

Japan beseeches you, DIE! SHOGU-NASTY!!!” 


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Ghost of Christmas Past” Rose Vampire sofubi from Super7…

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Super7 have revealed that the Monster Family’s Rose Vampire will be making a return for the holidays in a special “Ghost of Christmas Past” colorway! Standing at around 4″ tall, the 2 part figure has been produced in a clear soft vinyl this time around, coming with subtle blue and metallic sprays. Touching down in the Super7 store next Thursday, December 18th at 12 Noon Pacific time, the limited edition figure has been priced at just $35 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Mirock Toy’s “Animation Color” Dr Mirock set…

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Mirock Toy has just unveiled their latest release currently available for overseas order, the “Animation Color” Dr Mirock set! Once again coming with a total of 6 different figures – featuring 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 pink, blue, yellow and silver 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, December 14th…


MAN-E-NEWS// Secret Base’s SpongeBob X-Ray DX sofubi and mug set at Toy Art Gallery…

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Toy Art Gallery are proud to reveal that they’ve secured a limited batch of Secret Base‘s latest SpongeBob X-Ray DX release! Standing at around 5″ of Japanese soft vinyl, the fully licensed figure comes with the standard “split” paint app in SpongeBob’s classic colors complete with partially visible bright GID green skeletal insert. Coming packed with an exclusive SB x SpongeBob mug for just $99 plus shipping, the figure will be touching down in the TAG store right here at 12pm Pacific time today (12/12)…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Ron English x BlackBook Toy’s Evil Mc sofubi teased…

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BlackBook Toy have just revealed that they’re teaming up with pop artist Ron English for an all-new take on Ronald McDonald for their latest sofubi, Evil Mc! Based on the reoccurring character seen in many of English’s paintings, the sinister-looking fast food anti-mascot has been realised in 3D by the talented Chop over at Monster Farm. With the figure now currently in the wax prototyping stage – the finished head cast pictured above – we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for the first release sometime in early 2015. Keep a close eye on the BlackBook Toy Instagram feed here for more reveals of the figure soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// New releases from Shimomoku at Jungle…

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Shimomoku over at Japanese toy retailer and producer Jungle has just revealed that a whole swathe of new releases will be touching down online this weekend! Featuring the return of Lampu in a clear soft vinyl, the Skulltula Skeleton Warrior in GID, plus a restock of all-new figure Beta in both lavender and light green, these are to be joined by the latest painted release of Moguming; coming in a selection of one-off mixed part configurations with minimal silver and gold masked sprays. Going on sale in the Jungle store this Sunday, December 14th at 1pm Japan time, pricing on the figures is still to be confirmed, but we’re guessing they’ll be available for around 1,800yen ($15) to 2,500yen ($21) each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Toxic Goldfish” Toxigon from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore…

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As 2014 comes to an end, Rich over at Mutant Vinyl Hardcore has decided to finish up strong with one last monster from the depths, proud presenting the “Toxic Goldfish” Toxigon! Produced in a bright orange soft vinyl, the lumbering beast has been treated to a paint app that pays homage to the vintage toys of yesteryear, coming with a minimal selection of burgundy, gold silver and black sprays that highlight the stunning figure’s many textures and folds. Coming complete with a “fish stick” omake/weapon, sticker and pin – sadly no Mackrel Mouth this time around – the limited run of 25 signed and numbered figures have been priced at $200 each plus shipping. Currently up for grabs via the usual lottery system on the Mutant Vinyl Hardcore site right here, close has been set at 11.59pm Eastern time tonight (12/12), so be sure to head on over and get your entry in quick!