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MAN-E-NEWS// The Medicom Toy exclusive “Zoromederu” sofubi from Anraku Ansaku…

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Following the monumental return of Gogamejira last month, Medicom Toy are proud to reveal that they’ve once again teamed up with mysterious sofubi producer Anraku Ansaku for the revival of yet another much loved character, Zoromederu! Making it’s return in all 3 previously released sizes, the standard version (middle, 10.5″) has been produced in a red vinyl with classic pink, gold and black sprays, the mid-sized version (right, 4.5″) a red vinyl with mint green, silver and pink sprays, whilst the adorable mini (left, 3″) comes in a pink vinyl with black, red and blue sprays. Going on sale via open preorder through the Medicom Toy store starting Monday, August 24th, the figures have been priced at just 16,800yen ($136), 3,800yen ($31) and 2,800yen ($23) respectively…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The debut of TKom’s “Gamaotoko” sofubi…

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Rather embarrassingly, we bring you details of the third poo-related toy this week, as the highly talented sculptural artist TKom proudly presents the debut of his second sofubi, the stunning Gamaotoko! Said to be made up of biological waste (i.e. crap!), the scummy looking beast stands at a chunky 8.5″ tall, coming complete with articulation in the head, arms and legs. Produced in a purple soft vinyl and treated to a number of slimey black, green and blue sprays, the first edition of Gamaotoko has been limited to just 20 pieces priced at $130 each plus shipping. Going on sale via a 48hr lottery starting Midnight Japan time this Saturday, August 1st, anyone interested in bagging the figure will have to head over to the TKom site right here and fill in the dedicated entry form… Good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Dump Golem” sofubi from Target Earth…

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Japanese sofubi producers Target Earth return with a follow-up to last year’s “Low Brow Golem” release, proudly presenting the disgusting Dump Golem! Standing at around 8.5″ tall, the grotesque piece features articulation in the neck as well as an ingenious telescopic turd that’s been produced with a contrasting matt finish. Cast in red and green vinyl and treated to a number of brown, orange and black sprays with hand painted detailing, the Dump Golem is currently up for grabs via preorder for just 8,000yen ($65) a piece. Interested parties outside of Japan are going to need to fire over their name, address, post code and telephone number to Shono-kikakuattom1.Ffn.Ne.Jp, being sure to include “脱糞ゴーレム” (Dump Golem) in the subject title. The preorder will be open for just a few days, so be sure to act quick to avoid disappointment!


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

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Yep, yet more from Paul Kaiju today, as Toy Art Gallery proudly presents the latest version of their collaborative “Slugbeard” sofubi, the “Painted Purple” edition! Measuring in at a gargantuan 10″ tall and the same wide, the impressive sea dwelling beast comes with multiple points of articulation and even a vinyl wrecking ball attached with a real metal chain. Produced in the same lavender colored soft vinyl as it’s debut outing, this first painted “TAG” edition has been treated to a number of metallic/neon sprays and hand painted detailing. Priced at just $180 plus shipping, anyone interested in picking up the “Purple Painted” Slugbeard is going to need to enter the designated e-mail lottery before close on Monday, August 3rd at Noon Pacific time. All you have to do to get involved is fire over over an e-mail to sales@toyartgallery.com with “Slugbeard Lottery” as the title, making sure to include your name, address and PayPal address… Good luck to all who enter!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Paul Kaiju’s t-shirt and custom toy release at Mishka LA announced…

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Paul Kaiju has just revealed that he’ll be taking over apparel brand Mishka‘s LA-based store next weekend for a special t-shirt and toy release! Featuring the Devilman-inspired Mockbat shirt design you see above, the must have garm is set to be joined by a whole slew of one-off custom sofubi from Paul’s extensive line-up of figures. Opening its doors at 7pm next Saturday, August 8th at the La Brea Avenue location, be sure to keep a close eye on PK’s Instagram feed here for figure reveals from the impromptu show over the next few days…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Wonderfestival Summer ’15 exclusive “Monster” and “Gama and Ryu” sofubi sets at Lulubell Toys…

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The guys over at Lulubell Toys are proud to reveal that they secured 2 huge exclusives from last weekend’s Wonderfestival Summer ’15 for their loyal customers in the West! First up, we have the GID “B-Movie Monster” set from Siccaluna Koubou. Featuring all 4 figures from the series – Frank, Kong, Mummy and Gillman – each 9″ figure has been cast in a classic glow-in-the-dark soft vinyl,coming complete with subtle contrasting rubs and hand painted detailing. Up for grabs right here via preorder whilst in-transit supplies last, the set has been priced at $280 plus shipping…

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Next up, we have the “Gama & Ryu” set, also from Siccaluna Koubou. Taken from a classic Kairyu-Daikessen episode, the pair have been expertly painted up in colors inspired by artwork from the show, coming packed in a matching deluxe box with a bonus omake spider. Standing at a lofty 7.5″ and 11.5″ tall respectively, the jaw-dropping pair can be found in the Lulubell store right here for just $150 a set…


MAN-E-NEWS// Mutant Vinyl Hardcore x GEEK! “Jyujin”, “Jyugin Omega” and the “Requiemer of Sun and Death” at Wonderfestival Summer 15’…

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Teased here last month, we can now reveal that Mutant Vinyl Hardcore has teamed up with GEEK! for painted runs of not just the “Requiemer of Sun and Death”, but both “Jyujin” and “Jyujin Omega” too! Each coming painted up by MVH’s Rich Montanari Jr in stunning metallic sprays on black vinyl, the trio of 11″+ figures will be making their debut at GEEK’s Wonderfestival Summer ’15 booth via lottery this Sunday, July 26th, coming in at 25,000yen ($202) each. Those unable to attend the event – which, if we’re honest, is going to be most of us! – will be glad to know that Rich has held a few back of each figure for sale in the MVH store in a couple of weeks time. Look out for release details on those soon!

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As if the MVH painted runs weren’t enough, GEEK! will also be offering up a special “Jade” version of the Requiemer of Sun and Death too! Produced in what appears to be the same black vinyl as previous releases, the 12″ tall figure has been treated to dark and light jade, gold and purple sprays. Again, available at the GEEK! WF booth this Sunday, July 26th via lottery, the piece has been priced at a slightly cheaper 20,000yen ($162).


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ one-off customs for Wonderfestival Summer ’15…

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As if the previously revealed Oozeball, Hagball and Kesagake painted runs weren’t enough, Rampage Toys‘ Jon Malmstedt has just unveiled a swathe of killer one-off customs he’ll have up for grabs at Wonderfestival Summer ’15 this weekend! Featuring a stunning Kesagake in flesh-tone vinyl with a red rub and masses of hand painted detailing, the huge grizzly is to be joined by a matching Secretoy Cinema Monster, a Hagball variant with little black button eyes, plus the piece de resistance… a Rotten DX in Jon’s signature contrasting purple, green and pink paint app! Up for grabs alongside new Cyclops Dinos, Snack Packs and micros at the Paralyzing Toyz WF booth (5-28-02) this coming Sunday, July 26th, any remaining figures will be heading to the Rampage store the following Monday…


MAN-E-NEWS// New Plaseebo “Night Gamer” customs from Gorgoloid…

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Plaseebo continues his ongoing team up with Gorgoloid‘s Barry Williams, proudly presenting a trifecta of “Night Gamer” one-off customs from the artist! First up, we have the awesome “Hawaiian Dino Gamer”. A 6″ tall mash-up of Plaseebo’s Night Gamer, an M1 Gorugosu head and a pair of resin cast hands, the beast has been treated to a number of classic Hawaiian-style sprays in orange, teal, silver and black… Next, we have the “Cotton Candy Night Gamer”. Standing at around 7″ tall, the soft vinyl figure has been decked out in soft pink and purple sprays, coming complete with resin hands and custom taxidermy eyes… Last, but by no means least, we have the impressive “Aurora Belly Night Gamer” (pictured middle). A mash-up utilising a Night Gamer head and a GID M1 Gorugosu body, the figure comes fitted with red glass eye inserts plus a number of motion activated LED units… Priced at $350, $400 and $700 respectively, the latest round of Gorgoloid Night Gamers will be touching down in the Plaseebo store this coming Friday, July 24th…


MAN-E-NEWS// The one-off custom “Eyezon” kaiju from Mechavirus…

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Todd Robertson aka Mechavirus has just revealed that he’ll have a pair of one-off custom Max Toy “Eyezon” figures up for grabs this week! Standing at around 9″ tall and featuring articulation in the legs, arms and waist, the pair have been produced in a black soft vinyl, coming in a rich tapestry of unique Monster Kolor sprays and fitted with both a chained resin drill accessory and “mecha” chest section. Coming signed and dated, the duo will be touching down in the Mechavirus store alongside a whole host of other goodies this Friday, July 17th at Noon Eastern for $350 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Angel Abby exclusive “Barabaran” sofubi from Yamomark…

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Hot on the heals of last week’s “Kingyo Zaurus” release, the guys over at Hong Kong-based toy retailer Angel Abby are proud to reveal that they’ve landed yet another exclusive from Yamomark in the form of Barabaran! Standing at around 9″ tall and featuring 5 points of articulation, the beautiful flowering beast has been produced in a light blue soft vinyl this time around, compete with yellow, green and brown sprays. Touching down in the Angel Abby store tomorrow (7/18) at midnight Hong Kong time, expect Barabaran to come in at around $90 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Plaseebo at MOAH’s “The Art of Toy” show…

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Bob Conge aka Plaseebo is proud to introduce to pieces that he’ll have on display at MOAH‘s upcoming “The Art of Toy” show this weekend! First up, we have the ingeniously titled “After Hieronymus Bosch” (top). A one of a kind custom that’s been hand cast by Plaseebo in resin, this ode to Bosch’s fantastical paint style comes with fitted with inset red eyes and an internal switched color-changing LED unit…

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Next, we have the “Mummy Gnaw-X 1″. The latest custom to feature Plaseebo’s Gnaw-X head on top of the Skull Head Butt body, the 9″ tall figure again features red glass inset eyes and an internal motion LED unit, all coming wrapped in an authentic cloth bandage… On display at the event starting this Saturday, July 18th, pricing for both pieces is still to be confirmed…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Medicom Toy exclusive “Ultimate Saikobi” sofubi from Max Toy Co…

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Yep, yet more news from Max Toy Co today, as we bring word of a Medicom Toy exclusive run of their latest sofubi, Ultimate Saikobi! An upscaled version of the previously released Saikobi “Monster Boogie” mini, the Suzuki Works-designed figure has been sculpted by Pico Pico in his signature half-mecha style, coming in a little under 8″ tall and featuring 6 points of articulation. Produced in what appears to be a dark blue soft vinyl with silver, red and white factory sprays for this release, the mechanised beast has been priced at just 5,400yen ($44). Going on sale exclusively at Medicom’s Project 1/6 store on Saturday, August 9th, overseas customers are going to need to hit up forwarding service M-World at m-world-service@dream.jp for a chance at securing the figure. Here’s hoping for Ultimate Saikobi’s online painted debut soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Angel Abby exclusive “Kingyo Zaurus” sofubi from Yamomark…

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Angel Abby have once again teamed up with Yamomark, this time around for an exclusive version of Kingyo Zaurus! Produced in a light pink soft vinyl and adorned with Hawaiian-style blue, black, yellow and silver sprays, the kaiju blowfish will be touching down in the Angel Abby store this coming Saturday, July 11th at midnight Japan time. Pricing and edition size for the beast is still to be confirmed, so be sure to keep a close eye on the Angel Abby Instagram feed here for full release details soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Red” Kaiju Axron sofubi from Max Toy Co…

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Max Toy Co‘s Mark Nagata is proud to reveal that their Kaiju Axron sofubi has returned in a new “Red” colorway! Standing at around 10″ tall and featuring 4 points of articulation, the raging dino has been produced in a flesh tone soft vinyl this time around, coming complete with a mix of red, black, gold and blue V Color sprays courtesy of Mark. Priced at just $75 each, the “Red” Kaiju Axron can currently be found in the Max Toy store right here


MAN-E-NEWS// Skinner’s “Not At Comic Con” sale announced…

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Taking a break from the madness that is SDCC this year, legendary artist Skinner will instead be holding a huge online this week for his ever growing legion of fans! Set to feature a number of new prints and t-shirts, the “I’m not going to comic con” sale will also include not one, but two new(ish!) toy releases. First up, we have the debut of “Abominox the forgotten one”. A mash-up of Skinner’s head from MVH collaboration Krawlus with the body from Morgogg/Ogos, the lumbering 12.5″ tall figure has been produced in an unpainted blue soft vinyl this time around.

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Limited to just 20 pieces, each coming with an oversized custom header, Abominox will set you back just $150 plus shipping… Next, we have the return of Skinner’s Lurker mini figures. Sculpted by David Arshawsky and produced by Unbox, the set of 6 2″-2.5″ figures will be available in 2 different colorways – classic black and GID – both coming packed with two mini giclee prints for just $20 each… Look out for both Abominox and the mini Lurker sets in the Critical Hit store this Friday, July 10th at noon Pacific time…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC ’15 exclusive “Clyde” Sackhead sofubi from Brandt Peters x MVH…

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Teased here just a couple of days back, we can now bring you full release details for the SDCC ’15 exclusive “Clyde” Sackhead sofubi from Brandt Peters and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore! Designed by Brandt and sculpted by MVH’s Rich Montanari Jr, the new halloween-infused head fits perfectly on the standard DX body. Limited to just 2 one-offs for its first release – we’re told to expect more at Stranger Factory’s upcoming “Candy Gore” show – the pair have been produced in a cream soft vinyl and treated to a rather unique “carved back” paint app courtesy of Brandt. Going on sale at the Cardboard Spaceship Toys booth (#5638) via lottery for $300 each, interested parties are going to need to stop by for drawings at 4pm on both Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th… Good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Medicom Toy exclusive “Gogamejira” re-release from Anraku Ansaku…

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Celebrating 10 years since its first release, the elusive Anraku Ansaku are proud to reveal that their grail-like “Gogamejira” is set for re-release this month in not one, but two Medicom Toy exclusive coloways! Standing at a lofty 11″ tall and featuring 6 points of articulation, the beautifully realised beast has been produce in both blue and green vinyl, each coming with a mesmerising array of vintage-style metallic sprays and hand brushed detailing. Going on sale via open preorder through the Medicom Toy store starting Friday, July 24th, the Gogamejiras will set you back just 19,440 ($158) each plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Voodoo” Gnaw-X sofubi from Plaseebo…

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Bob Conge aka Plaseebo is proud to present the latest one-off custom based on his GNAW-X figure, “Voodoo” #6! Taken from Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt’s huge collaboration from last year, the 8″ 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 soft vinyl figure has been treated to a mix of black and metallic sprays this time around, coming with orange inset dolls eyes and a number of nails embedded in the chest. Signed and dated by the artist, Gnaw-X #6 will be up for grabs in the Plaseebo web store right here this coming Wednesday, July 8th, priced at $350 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Grumble Toys x Amapro’s “Manmorah” sofubi revealed…

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Briefly mentioned in our SDCC ’15 coverage last week, we can now finally reveal Grumble Toys‘ latest sofubi in-full… the adorable Manmorah! A collaboration with fellow sofubi producers Amapro, the super-chunky sculpt has been produced in a gorgeous teal colored soft vinyl for its debut release, coming with pastel and pearlescent sprays that match the previously revealed figures. Limited to an edition of just 2 pieces priced at $60 each, Manmorah will be up for grabs alongside the rest of the “Pastel Fluorescence” series at the Rotofugi SDCC booth (#5248) later this week… Here’s hoping for an online release soon!

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But that’s not all! To all those that will be in the San Diego area for SDCC this week, we suggest heading over to Basic Urban Kitchen & Bar‘s “Shellshocked: A TMNT Art Show”, where the Grumble Toy duo will have some select work up for grabs! Featuring a painting by GT’s Ainsley, this has been joined by a micro run of 4 Ishigon sofubi painted up in the iconic colors of the turtles. Check the show out when it opens its doors tomorrow (7/7) at 7pm…