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MAN-E-NEWS// DeathCat Toys’ 5th Dimensional Witch Yaga prototype revealed…

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Johan Ulrich over at DeathCat Toys has just unveiled yet another promising figure in the works, the 5th Dimensional Witch Yaga! Set to feature in an all-new line of sofubi minis at some point in the near future, the bikkuriman-style figure was designed by Johan, with sculpting duties currently in the hands of the recently featured KtoKto of Japan. We’re still unsure of when, where or how the little guy will be up for grabs, but you can be sure that as soon as we find out anymore about the project, you guys will be the first in the know…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Cold Lemurian Code Jinx micro-run from Skinner…

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The mighty Skinner has taken on Paul Kaiju‘s King Jinx for a special “Cold Lemurian Code Jinx” micro-run! Produced in what appears to be a red soft vinyl this time around, the towering 10″ tall figure has been treated to a number of lime green, black and silver V-Color sprays, coming complete with matching “Screaming Siren” omake mini. Limited to a batch of just 5 pieces, the Code Lemurian Code Jinx’s will be creeping onto the Critical Hit store this Friday, October 3rd at Noon PST, coming in at $400 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Snatchpunch Creature Cartel’s “Bostyrant” sofubi revealed…

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Tattoo artist Joe Truck Kash of the Snatchpunch Creature Cartel has just revealed his upcoming debut sofubi in-full, proudly presenting the super-hideous Bostyrant! Designed by Joe and sculpted by Grizlli Atom aka GNOSIS, 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! Set to debut at the Monster Island x GNOSIS NYCC booth (#402) next week, be sure to stay tuned for a full painted reveal plus release details as we get ever closer to the event…


MAN-E-NEWS// The kaiju POGOLA from DAN…

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Shimomoku over at toy retailer/producer Jungle are proud to reveal that the latest artist to join their roster, DAN, will be releasing their debut sofubi, kaiju POGOLA, this week! Standing at around 3.75″ tall and coming with articulation in the neck, the adorable horned beastie has been produced in a bright yellow soft vinyl for this first run, coming with green/orange sprays and hand painted detailing. Touching down in the Jungle store right here this Wednesday, October 1st at 1pm Japan time for just 4,320yen ($39) plus shipping, supplies of the figure are likely to be super-limited, so be sure to head over early to avoid disappointment…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Dr Mirock” Taipei Toy Festival exclusives from Mirock Toy…

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Mirock Toy have just revealed that they will be rolling out a total of 3 Dr Mirock releases for the Taipei Toy Festival next weekend! Featuring a 4 and 5 piece set – both coming with a number of new mixed-part configurations from the original series, the Dr Mirock Totem and Mecha Chibira-kun set – these have been joined by the return of the Dr Mirock Hontai mini, all coming in the same unpainted clear purple vinyl as the previously posted KtoKto Monster Series (below). Release details for these are still to be confirmed at present, so be sure to keep a close eye on the Mirock Toy Instagram feed here for more details over the next few days…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The KtoKto “Monster Series” sofubi minis…

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Having seen instant sellout success at both Wondefestival and yesterday’s Superfetival 66, we’ve decided to shine a little light on the debut line from Japanese artist KtoKto… the awesome Monster Series! Inspired by a mix of both classic monster designs and 80s Japanese horror toys – including the iconic MaBa Zombies – the first wave of figures features a total of 3 different designs; a horned demon, mummy and hopping vampire, each sculpted in the classic finger puppet style and produced in an uncapped soft vinyl. Pictured above in the Superfestival 66 exclusive painted and blank clear purple colorways, each of the little guys came packaged in stunning coffin-style boxes for just 4,000yen ($37) and 3,000yen ($27) respectively. Unfortunately whilst there’s no news of international sales at present, we’re sure the continued success will mean a release over here at some point in the future- fingers crossed! In the meantime, interested parties can head over to the KtoKto Instagram feed here for a little preview of the soon to be released Wave 2…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Pearl Grey” Alien sofubi from Super7 x Secret Base…

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Debuting at SDCC back in July (here) to huge fan-fare, Super7 are proud to reveal that their officially licensed, vintage-style Alien sofubi will be returning in an all-new colorway this week! A collaboration with none other than Secret Base, the 4.5″ tall figure has been designed and sculpted to look like a classic Poppy sofubi, this time around coming cast in a pearl grey soft vinyl, black rub, plus that all important clear dome. Details on the release are still pretty thin on the ground at the moment, but we’re guessing the figure will be making an appearance in the Super7 store at some point on Thursday, October 2nd for around $45 each… Stay tuned for the full lowdown soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The NYCC excluisve “Rotten-X” from Triclops x Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt…

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Joining the previously posted Gnaw-X, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed the second figure in his 3-part mega collaboration with Skull Head Butt… the mighty Rotten-X! Featuring the Triclops designed/Zectron sculpted “Rotten Tomato” ball as a head, the stunning “X” body figure has been jointly produced by Rampage Toys and Marmit, standing at around 9″ tall and coming with 5 points of articulation. Making it’s debut at the Rampage x Tru:Tek NYCC booth (#208) in the pictured bright red vinyl with cream, metallic purple, black and green sprays, the initial batch will be limited to just 10 with further colorways planned for online release soon after… But that’s not all! To celebrate the release of the figure, our very own Tru:Tek – the original producer of the ball – will be offering up a very limited batch of resin protos at the con too! Due to come packed alongside an equally limited run of blank red (uncapped) sofubi balls from the main release, you can expect the full lowdown on these later in the week…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Frank Kozik’s A Clockwork Carrot “Dim” OG from BlackBook Toy…

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Following both “Matt Black” and “GID” releases earlier in the year, Frank Kozik and BlackBook Toy‘s A Clockwork Carrot “Dim” sofubi is finally set to receive his long-awaited OG colorway! Making the perfect companion to the series’ original figure “Lil Alex”, the 9″ tall piece has once again been sculpted by T9G, coming with 3 points of articulation and removable metal chain accessory. Cast up in a white soft vinyl complete with a Droog-inspired mix of black, grey and orange sprays, this “OG” version will be making it’s first appearance as a limited pre-sale at the Taipei Toy Festival (13pcs), with a full release planned for DCon at the Frank Kozik booth in November. Not able to attend either of these events? Then you’ll be glad to know that BBT have penciled in an online release on November 14th at Midnight Japan time. Keep track of the BBT blog right here for more details soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Plaseebo’s new figure for the Kaijumonster NYCC booth teased…

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Joining a whole host of exclusives, painted runs and customs – many of which we’ll be featuring later in the week – Bob Conge aka Plaseebo has just teased an all-new toy that he’ll be debuting at the Kaijumonster NYCC ’14 booth in just a couple of weeks time! Whilst we only have the above image and strapline to go on for now, it would appear that this will be a full figure this time around, with the huge amounts of sculpted detail suggesting resin over sofubi in terms of material. Stay tuned for more news on this intriguing project closer to the con!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Medicom Toy exclusive Toxigon from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore…

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Medicom Toy have just unveiled yet another mind-blowing selection of toys up for grabs over the next 4 weeks, the first coming in the form of this stunning Toxigon exclusive from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore! Marking the second full production run of MVH’s hulking 11″ tall monstrosity, the figure has been cast in a blue vinyl this time around, featuring metallic green, pink and black sprays and coming packed with a matching mace hammer accessory. Currently available in Japan through the Medicom Toy store, overseas customers are going to have to try their luck through the dedicated Toxigon lottery right here. Running until July 10th, successful applicants will be informed the following week, with the princely sum of 21,600yen ($198) plus shipping securing this awesome figure…


MAN-E-NEWS// Paul Kaiju’s “RED” Mockbat raffle details…

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Continuing his onslaught of releases this year, the mighty Paul Kaiju has just revealed details for this weekend’s “RED” Mockbat raffle! What has got to be one of the most eye catching painted runs of the 6″ beast so far, the stunning figure has been cast up in a rich red soft vinyl, coming with an explosion of metallic purple, teal and orange sprays. Packaged alongside a matching Hellmock mini with chained Mockbeast omake for just $150 plus shipping, anyone looking to bag the piece is going to need to fill out the dedicated raffle form that’ll be appearing on the artist’s site (click the “Raffle Open” tab on the front page) this Sunday, September 28th 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!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The NYCC excluisve “Gnaw-X” from Plaseebo x Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt…

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Teased here in test shot form just a couple of weeks ago, the first colorway of Gnaw-X has finally been revealed in full! One of three figures set to feature in the upcoming Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt collaboration, the 9″ beast features Plaseebo‘s Gnaw head sculpt on top of SHB’s standard “X” body. Jointly produced by Rampage Toys’ Jon Malmtsedt and Marmit, the figure has been cast in a bright red vinyl for its debut release, coming complete with numerous metallic sprays, rubs and hand painted detailing. Limited to an edition of just 10, Gnaw-X will be debuting alongside the other 2 figures at the Rampage Toys x Tru:Tek NYCC booth (#208) starting Preview Night on Thursday, October 9th… Stay tuned for solid release details closer to the con, and be sure to look out for the reveal of the remaining pair over the next couple of days!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Cosmos Alien Series from Medicom Toy…

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Originally unveiled during Wonderfestival back in February, the all-new Cosmos Alien series from Medicom Toy is now finally up for grabs! Featuring the previously released Octopus (Ooze-It) and Fish designs, these original 1970’s gacha designs have been joined by 4 all-new sculpts from Mirock Toy’s Kaneko Yowohei; the Squid, Sea Urchin, Blob Fish and Sea Horse. Produced in a super-squishy soft vinyl and packed in an authentic Cosmos gacha box with collector card and ooze plugs, Octopus, Fish, Squid, Sea Urchin and Blob Fish are currently available in the Medicom Toy store for just 2,315yen ($21) a piece, whilst the unrevealed Seahorse has been reserved for those who buy the whole set. Unfortunately only available to Japanese customers at present, overseas customers are going to need to get in touch with forwarding service M-World at m-world-service@dream.jp with any enquiries…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Angel Abby exclusive ANSWER sofubi from Rumble Monsters…

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In celebration of their newly opened physical store over in Hong Kong, the guys behind Angel Abby have teamed up with Rumble Monsters for an exclusive version of the ANSWER sofubi! Produced in a mix of yellow and black soft vinyl, the 5″ tall cycloptic apple monster has been treated to minimal red/silver sprays and a jaw dropping eye insert. Available in super-limited quantities alongside a whole host of new stock in the Angel Abby store right  here, ANSWER has been priced at just $60 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Lemon Pie” Guy and Foster sofubi minis from Super7…

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Super7 are gearing up for a release set to satisfy that sweet tooth this week, the “Lemon Pie” Guy and Foster sofubi minis! Produced in a gorgeous bright yellow soft vinyl this time around, the delightfully delicious two-part “Kandy Kaiju” come complete with subtle white and tan sprays. Freshly baked and ready to drop in the Super7 store this Thursday, September 25th at Noon PST, the pair have been priced at just $25 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// The Disarticulators’ sofubi Oozeball proto revealed in full…

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With NYCC just a couple of weeks away now, our very own Disarticulators have decided to reveal one of the many projects they’ll have on show at the event… 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 (see pic below)… Due to be produced in soft vinyl by Rampage Toys soon after NYCC, the guys will be offering up an open pre-order at the event, as well as a super-limited batch of hard resin protos. Stay tuned for the full lowdown – including details of the first online release – early next week…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The NYCC ’14 exclusive Lab Mice sofubi from Rampage Toys x Splurrt…

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Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed one of many exclusives he’ll be unleashing upon the Rampage x Tru:Tek NYCC booth (#208) in just a couple of weeks time, the “Purple” Lab Mice sofubi minis! Designed and sculpted by Splurrt and produced by Jon in Japan, the trio of 3″ creepy critters have been cast in a gorgeous matt purple soft vinyl this time around, coming with white/metallic sprays and hand painted detailing. Packed with a custom header and Bikkuriman-style holographic sticker, the set will be up for grabs starting preview night (10/9) for around $35-$40 each (TBC)…


MAN-E-NEWS// Toy Kulture x Paulus Hyu’s “Popcon” Sleepwalker sofubi lottery…

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Unveiled in finished prototype form at Popcon Asia this weekend, Paulus Hyu‘s long awaited Sleepwalker sofubi is finally making its debut in the form of a custom painted run by Toy Kulture’s Indra Gunawan! Based on Hyu’s signature “Nimbus” French bulldog design, the Chauskoskis sculpted/Kurobokan produced figure stands at around 6″ tall, coming complete with articulation in both the neck and arms. Limited to a batch of 10 for this first release, the figure is currently being offered up via lottery priced at $110 each plus shipping. All you have to do to be in with a chance of picking one up is e-mail toykultur@gmail.com with the subject “Popcon Sleepwalker Lottery” by 11.59pm this Sunday, Sept 21st (Jakarta time)…


MAN-E-NEWS// Yamomark’s Vaiaguras [BLObPUS Paint Ver]…

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BLObPUS has let loose on yet another Yamomark figure for his latest open-run release, proudly presenting the Vaiaguras [BLObPUS Paint Ver]! Produced in what appears to be a GID soft vinyl, the impressive 9″ long figure has been treated to the artist’s signature metallic and black accented sprays. Available to preorder until Sunday, September 28th for just 8,700yen ($80) plus shipping, interested parties are going to need to send an e-mail to shopping@blobpus.jp with your name, country, address, telephone number and PayPal address. Shipping for the figure has been estimated at late November ’14…