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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Sterling North” and “Rascal Raccoon” World Masterpiece Theatre sofubi from Mirock Toy x Medicom Toy…

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Mirock Toy have teamed up with Medicom for their latest officially licensed series, this time around taking on Nippon Animation’s classic 70’s anime, World Masterpiece Theatre. Kicking things off with a bang, the guys have decided to focus on one of the most popular cartoons in the series, “Rascal Raccoon”, an adaption of iconic author Sterling North’s semi-biographical novel “Rascal”. Featuring both the young North and his furry companion, the pair – standing at around 7″ and 2.5″ respectively – have been designed and sculpted by Mirock’s Kaneko Yowohei, coming cast in a white soft vinyl and painted in an authentic palette of muted tones. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store for just 6,841yen ($60), international orders can be placed through Rakuten right here until Tuesday, June 30th…


MAN-E-NEWS// Hellopike’s custom one-off “Mini Unchiman and His Septic Tank”…

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Joining a whole slew of new works in his store, artist Hellopike dishes up one of the most inspired sofubi one-offs we’ve seen in a long time, the hilarious “Mini Unchiman and His Septic Tank” custom mash-up! Featuring a Max Toy “Kaiju Tank” with a removable Paul Kaiju “Unchiman” gacha mounted on the back turret with magnets, the stunning piece has been treated to a septic tank-yellow base over black vinyl, coming complete with blue spot sprays and net-masked silver accents. Currently up for grabs in the Hellopike store right here, Unchi’s mobile sanitary unit can be yours for just $100 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy x Slave One’s “FAKE BARON Vs. Duo Gero” Battle Set…

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Originally teased here a couple of weeks back, we can now bring you details of Awesome Toy‘s first “Battle Set” in-full… FAKE BARON Vs. Duo Gero! For those that missed our first post, the guys kindly share a little background about the project… “Imagine Fake Baron is a real tv show, whereby in each episode Fake Baron will be fighting different enemy. It is a collaboration project between Awesome Toy and many other sofubi makers around the world. In each battle set, we will be painting other sofubi brand’s character and the partnered brand doing the same for our Fake Baron…” Teaming up with none other than Slave One for the first “episode”, the set features a Tetsujin-inspired FAKE BARON complete with sprays from Slave One over blue vinyl, plus a pair of purple and green Geros with paint apps from Awesome Toy inspired by both the infamous Roswell alien autopsy and Marx Toys’ classic Great Garloo figure. Limited to just 15 sets priced at $210 each plus shipping, the release is currently up for grabs via e-mail lottery for the next 48 hours. Interested parties are going to need to fire over their full name, address/contact info and PayPal address to lotto.awesometoy@gmail.com… Good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Medicom Toy exclusive “Aboras” Ultra Kaiju from Rampage Toys…

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Ahead of both Pigumon and the Red king making their “Rampage Ultra Kaiju” debut over the next few weeks, the second figure in the official, Tsuburaya-licensed series – Aboras – is set to receive his second outing this month as a Medicom Toy exclusive! Designed/sculpted by Rampage Toy‘s Jon Malmstedt and produced by Marmit, the 5″ tall figure has been cast in a deep purple, complete with metallic red, yellow and blue sprays. Going on sale through the Medicom Toy store on Sunday, June 7th for just 4,000yen ($33) plus shipping, due to licensing restrictions we’re guessing that international orders will have to be placed through a forwarding service, M-World. Interested parties can hit them up at m-world-service@dream.jp with their enquiries…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Medicom exclusive “Nannou” sofubi from Delta Vinyl…

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Releasing at Mandarake‘s Siryosei Expo a couple of weeks back, the debut sofubi from promising newcomers Delta Vinyl – fun looking Nannou – has just received its first worldwide release as a Medicom Toy exclusive! Standing at around 6.5″ tall and coming with 4 points of articulation, the beast has been produced in a GID soft vinyl this time around, coming with green, orange and metallic sprays and packed with a “capsule” omake. Currently available in Japan through the Medicom Toy store for 6,000yen ($54), international customers are going to need to fill in the dedicated lottery form right here before June 10th to be in with a chance at bagging the figure…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Zinkeshi” Zinewolf sofubi from Hateball…

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Born out of his love for M.U.S.C.L.E and custom mini figures, Justin Jewett over at Hateball has prepared a very special toy release, the “Zinkeshi” Zinewolf sofubi! Produced in the classic keshi gomu flesh-tone, the 8″ tall soft vinyl figure – complete with a magnetically attached mask (not pictured) – comes packed with an all-new ‘zine plus a special little surprise… a mini-sized keshi Zinewolf! Reduced, prototyped and produced in a flesh-toned rubber courtesy of our very own Tru:Tek, we’re told to expect more of these miniaturised versions very soon… Available in strictly limited quantities in the Hateball store right here, the “Zinkeshi” Zinewolf can be yours for just $75 plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Medicom exclusive “Requiemer of Sun and Death” sofubi from GEEK!..

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Having debuted at Mandarake‘s Siryosei Expo a few weeks back, the jaw-dropping “Requiemer of Sun and Death” from GEEK! has finally seen it’s first general release this week as a Medicom Toy exclusive! Designed by GEEK! and sculpted by Pico Pico, the figure – inspired by the Aztec’s”Xolotl” stone motif – stands at a gargantuan 12″ tall, coming cast in black soft vinyl with a mix of brown and gold sprays. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store for 20,000yen ($178), international orders can be placed through Rakuten right here until Tuesday, June 30th…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Legion of Doom sofubi from Medicom Toy…

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Nearing the end of yet another month in the world of toys can mean only one thing- a whole host of new Medicom Toy exclusives! Once again offering up way more than we could ever feature in one day, we’ll instead be giving you guys the lowdown on the best releases throughout the rest of the week- starting today with the latest figures in Medicom’s long running Legend Pro Wrestler project, the Legion of Doom! The fourth round of figures in the series to secure an American licence – past releases have featured only Japanese fighters – both Hawk and Animal has been recreated in a stunning vintage sofubi style courtesy of Neugramm, standing at just under 10″ tall and featuring 5 points of articulation. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store for 7,800yen, international orders can be placed through Rakuten right here for the slightly inflated price of $69.26…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Cheap Toy” one-off sofubi from Bukimi Blasters…

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Shigeo Endo over at Bukimi Blasters is proud to announce the arrival of his latest one-off “Cheap Toy” sale! Featuring a total of 8 completely unique custom figures, each come with a number of mixed vinyl from both “Evil Demon” and “Bukimi Kun” releases, including clear, blue, pink and yellow blanks, hand painted parts and heads complete with custom threaded hair. Priced between $89-$99 each plus shipping, the “Cheap Toy” one-offs can currently be found in the Bukimi Blasters store right here


MAN-E-NEWS// Alien “Earth” and Miss Mysterious “Willard” sofubi from Secret Base…

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Secret Base are proud to reveal not 1, but 2 new releases in their online store this weekend. First up, we have the return of the “Alien” Ooze-It bootleg in a stunning “Earth” colorway. Originally unveiled back in March, the latest edition has been produced in a glitter infused clear blue vinyl with simple metallic green and gold sprays. Packed in a polybag with header card this time around, the “Earth” Alien can be found right here for the cheaper than usual price of just 12,960yen ($108) plus shipping… Next, we have the latest edition of the super-creepy Miss Mysterious. Dubbed “Willard”, this new incarnation has been cast in a white vinyl with olive and gold sprays, coming complete with a mini yellow wig. Packed blind-bagged with the chance at a rare mixed color chase, Miss Mysterious “Willard” can be found alongside Alien Earth right here for just 8,910yen ($75) plus shipping. As always, international orders can be placed by e-mailing Secret Base directly at info@secret-b.com

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MAN-E-NEWS// Zollmen’s Fancy Train 2 sofubi preorder…

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Originally debuting back in September of last year, Zollmen‘s creepy-cute Fancy Train sofubi minis have returned for their second colorway! Featuring a total of 3 different sets alongside the main engine/driver figure, each come complete with 2 miniaturised Fancy Toy characters and an unpainted, interlocking carriage to house them in. Priced at just 5,200yen ($44) for the train and 7,800yen ($65) per set, the soft vinyl figures are currently on offer via preorder through the Zollmen site right here until 12pm Japan time on Monday, May 25th…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Disarticulators x Rampage Toys’ “Galactic Teleportation: Wave 2” Oozeball sofubi announced…

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Originally making an appearance at Superfestival 68 back in April, The Disarticulators are proud to reveal that a second wave of “Galactic Teleportation” Oozeballs from Rampage Toys will be dropping soon! Produced in a squishy clear matt soft vinyl, the Tru:Tek-designed, Zectron-sculpted “squeaky toy” has been treated to a mesmerising mix of pink and gold sprays with neon green detailing courtesy of Rampage, coming complete with a neat little extra that we’re told will be revealed in due course. Set to touch down in the Man-E-Toys store at some point over the next couple of weeks, be sure to stay tuned for for the full, exclusive lowdown on the release soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Underworld Toy x Maruyama Gangu “RED SKULL” sofubi…

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Up and coming sofubi producers Underworld Toy are proud to unveil their debut release, the Maruyama Gangu “Red Skull”! Utilising the moulds from Tenyo’s 1970’s “Skull” figure, the 4″ tall piece has been reproduced by Underworld complete with articulated jaw, coming painted in a mix of sprays and washes to resemble Captain America’s arch-nemesis, Red Skull. Limited to an edition of just 10 pieces, the Maruyama Gangu “Red Skull” can be found in the Toy Underground store right here for $65 plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Orange Lava” Rose Vampire sofubi from Super7…

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“The Rose Vampire, defender of the Earth once again rises from underground, like a vein of molten lava burning deep within the planet’s core…”

Super7 are proud to reveal that Josh Herbolsheimer’s  Rose Vampire sofubi is set to return next week in a gorgeous “Orange Lava” colorway! Cast in Super7’s signature translucent orange vinyl and treated to clear red paint fades with white and blue painted details, the mid-sized figure will be touching down in the S7 store on Thursday, May 28th at Noon Pacific for just $35 plus shipping… In other S7 related news, the guys have just revealed that their 14th Anniversary Lucky Bags will be releasing on Saturday, June 13th. Expect teasers of the goodies included over the next couple of weeks!


MAN-E-NEWS// Elegab’s May lottery sales…

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Yep, it’s already that time of the month again… time for the latest round of Elegab lottery sales! Offering up a total of 3 different figures this time around – school monster “Gakkon”, produced in a black vinyl with metallic sprays, tornado beast “Tatumakira”, coming cast in a clear green vinyl with pink, blue and yellow sprays, and “Dancheera”, in a vivid brown vinyl with metallic sprays – the lofty 9″ tall kaiju have been priced at just 8,000yen ($67) each plus shipping. Anyone interested in picking up the trio are going to need to head over to the Elegab site here and get their entries in before close on Sunday, May 24th… But that’s not all! As with last months sales, Elegab will be offering up a single, randomly selected Monster Boy finger puppet to all those that win 3 or more lotteries… Good luck to all who enter!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Clear with Guts” Errants sofubi from UhOh Toys…

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Aaron Arel over at UhOh Toys is proud to reveal that he’ll have a fresh batch of “Clear with Guts” Errants sofubi up for grabs later this week! Featuring all 3 2.5″ tall designs; a scientist owl, a cowboy bull and a space faring lizard, the adorable 2 part figures have been produced in a clear soft vinyl this time around, coming complete with a number of sprays and hand painted detailing as well as those all-important UV reactive resin guts incased inside. Limited to an edition of just 5 pieces this time around, the “Clear with Guts” Errants will be touching down in the UhOh store at some point this Friday, May 22nd for around $10-$20 each (TBC)…


MAN-E-NEWS// New Jinmen-jū (Human-faced Beast) sofubi from Uzumark…

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Elusive sofubi producers Uzumark are proud to reveal that their highly sought after Jinmen-jū (Human-faced Beast) figure will be returning for a limited online release very soon! Featuring 2 new colorways this time around; black with a red rub and tan with green and purple sprays, the pair both feature an as-yet-unrevealed new skull sculpt that has been covered with matching custom head bags. Due to touch down on the Uzumark blog via e-mail lottery over the next few days, pricing and edition size for the Human-faced Beasts is still to be confirmed. Stay tuned for full release details as soon as we have them…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Woebegone Mamilla sofubi from Psycho Scimitar…

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Originally revealed as a finished clay sculpt back way back in December of last year, Alex Gavryushenko over at Brooklyn based toy and apparel brand Psycho Scimitar is proud to reveal that his awesome debut sofubi is fianlly read for production! Entitled “Woebegone Mamilla” (the miserable nipple!) or Woebi for short, the crazy looking aquatic kaiju stands at around 7″-8″ tall, featuring articulation in the neck as well as 3 interchangeable eye accessories. Produced in a contrasting mix of bright pink and blue soft vinyl for it’s first release, we’re told to expect the figure in the Psycho Scimitar store at some point in the first week of June. Look out for full release details over the next couple of weeks!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Loch Ness Monster “1st Painted Edition” sofubi from Awesome Toy…

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Hot on the heals of the limited “Gree Ness Vs. Ness Solo” Design Fiesta 41 release over the weekend, the guys over at Awesome Toy are proud to reveal that their Loch Ness Monster sofubi is now finally available in it’s first official painted colorway! Inspired by easily the most obscure and hard to obtain figure from the iconic Stretch Armstrong line – the Stretch Serpent – the stunning 4″ tall figure features a number of design alterations that better suit the new medium, including a revised head sculpt plus a small curling tail similar to Leo Boya’s Guzo Kaiju. Produced in a bright green soft vinyl and treated to minimal masked yellow and black sprays with red hand painted detailing, the figure is currently available via preorder through the Toy Underground store right here, with each coming packed with a bonus sticker designed by Michael Skattum for just $40 a piece… Missed out on the first run of blanks? Then you’ll be glad to know that Awesome Toy are also offering up the figure in unpainted green for $35. Available for a limited time, we suggest heading on over to the store and picking one up before you miss out again!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Galaxy People’s Design Fiesta 41 leftover sale…

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Following a huge showing at Design Fiesta 41 over the weekend, Japan-based artist Brian Bunting is proud to reveal that he has just loaded the Galaxy People online store with a whole host of leftover figures! Featuring the previously revealed Drexyl, Skreel and Traag micro-runs, these have been joined by a total of 4 one-off Grappler customs plus the GP x Rampage Galaxy Racer micros. Priced between just $15-$35 each plus shipping, interested parties are going to need to head on over to the store asap to avoid disappointment as supplies are extremely limited…

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