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MAN-E-NEWS// TKOM’s Double Think sofubi proto revealed…

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Steadily teasing us with his incredible, yet sadly unobtainable fibre glass sculptures over the past year or so, TKOM has just revealed that his most popular character, Double Think, will soon finally be available to the masses as a fully-fledged sofubi! Making it’s first appearance at ArtLAB’s DYSTOPIA last summer as a towering 2 foot one-off, the unique blend of neo-kaiju, Garbage Pail Kids, and even George Orwell’s epic, 1984, the stunning piece has been completely re-sculpted and tooled for the new medium, coming in at a still-impressive 11″ tall with 4 points of articulation (and chain ball accessory!). Pictured here as a fully polished prototype, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that Double Think hits the wax shortly… Keep up to date on the project by following the TKOM IG feed right here

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Rootbeer Corn Float Unchi Boys from Skinner x Paul Kaiju…

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Paul Kaiju‘s insanely popular poo monster returns yet again this month, as Skinner proudly presents his Rootbeer Corn Float Unchi Boy micro run! Utilising the recently released clear brown Unchiman kaiju, the limited batch of 3 figures have been adorned with Skinner’s signature mix of metallic and black sprays, coming complete with hand painted corn detailing and flaming pupils. Touching down in the Critical Hit store this Wednesday, April 23rd at Noon PST, he Unchi Boys have been priced at $300 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Max Toy Co’s Ultra Nyan sofubi for the Tsuburaya Creative Jam 50…

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Max Toy Co are proud to reveal their latest officially licensed Ultraman figure, Ultra Nyan! Debuting at the next Tsuburaya Creative Jam 50 (celebrating 50 years of Tsuburaya Productions) at the Marui Store for Men in Shinjuku between April 26th and May 4th, the Makino-san (TTToys) sculpted figure comes cast in a GID soft vinyl with masked gold/red sprays and hand painted detailing. Unfortunately limited to Japan sales only due to licensing restrictions, those that are lucky enough to snap him up can expect to pay 4,860yen ($47)…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Aqua Bog” Ultrus Bog micro run from Frank Kozik…

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“Deep beneath the waves the Bogs grow angered at Aquaman’s habit of tossing his trash into their yard and decide to exact vengeance in their own violent and sadistic way! Marvel to the hopeless thrashings of Aquaman as they rend him into several piecesI Rejoice with them as his life force bubbles merrily away int to the Abyss!”

Yep, yet more from Kozik today, as the artist proudly presents his latest micro run, the “Aqua Bog” Ultrus Bogs! Produced in what appears to be 2 different shades of green vinyl, the Skinner-designed 8″ sofubi has been decked out in a number of metallic/aqua sprays and hand painted details courtesy of Kozik, coming bagged with a custom Aquaman inspired header card. Limited to an edition of just 13 pieces, Aqua Bog will be touching down in the Frank Kozik store this Thursday, April 10th at Noon PST for $200 each…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys at ToyCon UK revealed in full…

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We’ve covered huge a selection of figures that Rampage Toys will be carting to ToyCon UK over the past couple of weeks, but today we can finally reveal the whole list in full- and boy, is it impressive! Featuring a varied selection of OG Rampage figures, hand painted collaborative releases, third party exclusives, plus a couple of very special lottery releases, all will be up for grabs at the Rampage x Disarticulator (#16) booth come opening time this Saturday, April 12th… Click thru to check out what will be on offer!

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MAN-E-NEWS// RESTORE’s Debris Japan “SFB Blue” at Lulubell Toys…

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The guys over at Lulubell Toys are excited to announce another awesome release from RESTORE, the unpainted “SFB Blue” Debris Japan!  Due to be making it’s debut at the Mintyfresh ToyCon booth this coming Saturday, a limited number have been held back for a pre-order release on the Lulubell store next Monday, April 14th at 12.01am PST, with the beautiful 7″ tall figure coming in at an unbelievable $50 each plus shipping (around $25 cheaper than the UK version!).


MAN-E-NEWS// The custom Monster Boogie Kaiju Tanks from Obsessed Panda…

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Michael Devera over at Obsessed Panda has just unleashed a trio of custom Monster Boogie Kaiju Tanks in-store! All featuring their own unique paint application including straight sprays, weathering and faux decal application, our favourite has got to be the super-tight “Hex Camo (main pic), coming on a light grey soft vinyl base with layered stenciled hexagonal camouflage in a mix of red, grey and black. Priced at just $60 each shipped in the US, the Kaiju Tanks can be found in the OP Customs store right here

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MAN-E-NEWS// Angel Abby’s Cosmo Knight Alpha MOON “Ocean” and “Lava” exclusives…

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Teased here earlier in the week, Angel Abby‘s exclusive Cosmo Knight Alpha “MOON” sofubi has just touched down in-store! Produced by Target Earth, the latest version of the “Le Voyage dans la lune” inspired figure is up for grabs in 2 contrasting colorways; “Ocean”, coming cast in a yellow soft vinyl with aqua sprays and red rocket, and “Lava”, also coming in yellow, complete with orange sprays and blue rocket. Up for grabs in the Angel Abby store right here, the pair have been priced at $100 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Rootbeer” Unchiman from Paul Kaiju…

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As if last week’s Unchipocalypse release wasn’t enough, Paul Kaiju has just revealed that another surprise batch of Unchiman kaiju will be up for grabs this weekend! Produced in a thirst inducing transparent “Rootbeer” brown soft vinyl this time around, the 8.5″ tall figures will be unleashed in super-rare unpainted form, coming in at just $90 each plus shipping. Look out for the undisputed king of kaiju poo in the Paul Kaiju store this Sunday, April 6th at Noon PST…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Split Bi-Camo” custom Kaiju Eyezon from D-Lux…

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D-Lux has just revealed the latest custom to hit his webstore, the stunning “Split Bi-Camo” Kaiju Eyezon! Standing at 10″ tall, the Max Toy produced figure has been given D-Lux’s standard retina melting workout, this time coming in a “split down the middle” mix of metallic teal, metallic pink, baby teal, lavender, black and gold sprays. Currently residing in-store right here, the figure has been priced at just $150 shipped in the US…


MAN-E-UPDATE// Rampage Toys at ToyCon UK…

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With little over a week away now until the big event, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just started to reveal the gargantuan selection of vinyl he’ll be carting along to ToyCon- starved UK kaiju and sofubi collectors be warned, you’re likely to be leaving the booth penniless and wanting more! Joining the previously teased Usir and Monoclon micro-runs, a number of other figures have been confirmed so far, including a pair of one-off Yusei Majins from Longneck, Rampage MVH customs (including the beautiful pictured DX!), Ugly Unicorn x Nibbler mash-ups with matching micros, plus an exclusive “Red” run of Splurrt’s Lab Mice… All to be released through the Rampage x Disarticulator booth (#16), pricing, edition sizes and drop times are all still to be confirmed, so be sure to keep a close eye on the Rampage IG feed here for more details soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The MadBattleMan IG competition from Mike Sutfin…

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Hot off the heals of last week’s GID drop (find out more here), legendary illustrator Mike Suftin is offering up yet another chance to bag an elusive MadBattleMan sofubi with the reveal of his latest IG contest! Coming cast in a super-rare unpainted black soft vinyl, those who fancy their chances are going to need to follow these simple steps to enter-

  1. Give Mike’s Instagram account a follow at @sutfin
  2. Take a screenshot of the above image (link here) and regram
  3. Tag your post with #madbattleman… That’s it!

A winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 8th- good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Destruction of Earth” Crystal Mecha from Super7…

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“Crystal Mecha invasion imminent, destruction of Earth certain!”

After narrowly avoiding certain doom at the X-Hands of the Terror of Crystal Mecha, the colossal mecha-kaiju has returned intent on finishing the job! Designed/sculpted by Brian Flynn and produced by Super7, the latest version of the 9″ tall crystal headed beast has been cast in an opaque grey glitter vinyl with metallic green, gun-metal black and light blue sprays, replete with a translucent vinyl dome with metallic silver and blue accents. Touching down in the Super7 store this Thursday, April 3rd at Noon PST, Crystal Mecha “Destrustion of Earth” edition has been priced at $95 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// ToyCon UK exclusive “SFB Blue” and “SFB Glaciation” RESTORE Debris Japan from Minty Fresh…

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The guys over at Europe’s leading toy emporium Minty Fresh have just started to reveal the jaw-dropping selection of goodies they’ll be carting along to ToyCon UK next Saturday, April 12th, the first coming in the form of these exclusive Debris Japan sofubi from Restore! Once again up for grabs in 2 different colourways; an unpainted “SFB Blue” and the absolutely stunning “SFB” Glaciation”, both come complete with a number of different accessories for just £45 and £90 respectively. Due for release at the Minty Fresh booth come opening time at 9am, edition size is still to be revealed, so to con goers we suggest heading over early to avoid disappointment!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Angel Abby exclusive “Cosmo Knight Alpha” sofubi revealed…

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With their “Stage 4″ version of Elegab’s Zubora dropping in-store this Saturday (find out more here), Angel Abby have wasted no time in revealing their next exclusive release, Target Earth‘s Cosmo Knight Alpha! Whilst details are still thin on the ground at the moment, it would appear that the “Le Voyage dans la lune” inspired figure will be coming in a lighter paint app than previous releases, with the above b/w image suggesting either a white or yellow base. Due to touch down in the Angel Abby store at some point over the next few weeks, be sure to keep a close eye on the dedicated IG feed here for more details soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Hello Pike’s custom Monoclon and more at the Lunatic Fringe store…

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Kaiju customiser Hello Pike has just revealed a whole slew of figures that have just made their way onto the Lunatic Fringe store! Featuring a mix of new customs, including the pictured Monclon, Robo-Fighter and a “Delerium Cyclone” MVH Ollie (sold out), these have also been joined by a number of older pieces that the artist had, until recently, kept in his own private collection. With prices ranging from just $35 to $275 (Monoclon- $85), we suggest heading over to the store ASAP as is it would appear stock is already disappearing quick…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Gero “Destroy” kaiju from Blurble x SLAVExONE…

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Blurble is the latest to take on SLAVExONE‘s cycloptic beast, proudly presenting the Gero “Destroy” Monster micro run! Standing at around 6.5″ tall, the crazy looking neo-kaiju has been cast up in an orange soft vinyl this time around, coming complete with black, GID white, red and blue camo-style sprays. Limited to a run of just 6 pieces (including a special one-off!), the figures will be touching down in the Blurble store on Thursday, March 3rd at 5pm PST, coming in at $75 with domestic shipping included and just $85 shipped worldwide…


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

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Teased here earlier in the month, Paul Kaiju has finally revealed release details for this weekend’s Unchipocalypse raffle! Featuring a total of 15 one-of-a-kind Unchimen sofubi, each hand painted by the artist, the jaw dropping heap of kaiju poo will be offered up blind-bagged to lucky winners for just $150 each plus shipping. Running for a 24 hour period starting Sunday, March 30th at 12pm PST, those looking to enter the lottery can do so by clicking on the “Raffle Open” button in the top left hand corner of Kaiju’s site… Good luck to all who enter!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Professor Jameson” Sol Machine Man from Karz Works x Medicom Toy…

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As if yesterday’s Planetary Organism Meshiusu wasn’t enough, Karz Works have teamed up with Medicom Toy for another Classic SF Series entry this month, the Sol Machine Man 744U-21! Heavily inspired by Neil R. Jones’ Professor Jameson space adventure novels of the 1930′s, the unique looking robo kaiju stands at just over 6″ tall, coming with a whopping with 10 points of tentacled articulation. Available in 2 different colourways, a straight grey with silver sprays and same again with additional metallic blue highlights, the Sol Machine Man can be found in the Medicom Toy store right here for 4,500yen ($44) plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Crystal Clear” Mini Cheestroyer sofubi from Bad Teeth Comics x Double Haunt…

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Following a successful Kickstarter campaign back in November of last year, the guys over at Bad Teeth Comics are proud to reveal that their Mini Cheestroyer sofubi is now finally up for grabs in a “Crystal Clear” colourway! Based on the original Cheestroyer resin burger kaiju, this completely retooled version was designed by Bad Teeth and sculpted by Double Haunt, coming in at just over 4.5″ tall with 3 points of articulation. Up for grabs via preorder through the Bad Teeth store right here for just $35AUS ($32), orders are slated for shipping at some point in April…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Guzo Kaiju from LEO Sofvi Bouya x Medicom Toy…

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“Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or is God merely a mistake of man?” -Friedrich Nietzsche

Known for his extensive work as colour director at Medicom Toy, LEO Sofvi Bouya has just released a figure of his own, the stunning Guzo Kaiju! Standing at an impressive 10.5″ tall, the “idol monster” was inspired by the above passage from Friedrich Nietzsche’s “Twilight of the Idols”, featuring a unique blend of classic kaiju and ancient deities wrapped up in one huge figure. Coming cast in a light cream soft vinyl, colour direction has ironically been handed over to GEEK! this time around, with the figure coming in contrasting gem stone pastels and monster brown sprays. Currently up for grabs via preorder through the Medicom Toy store priced at 20,000yen ($196) plus shipping, international orders can be made through the dedicated form right here


MAN-E-NEWS// The Planetary Organism Meshiusu from Karz Works x Medicom Toy…

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Following the release of last month’s History Monster Triffid kaiju, Karz Works have once again teamed up with Medicom Toy for the next instalment in the Classic SF Series, proudly presenting the Planetary Organism Meshiusu! Inspired by sci fi novel “Yuseiseibutsu MESSIUS” (we’re still working on a translation!), the bug eyed beast stands at around 8.5″ tall, coming in what appears to be a metallic green soft vinyl with metallic blue, yellow and silver sprays. Currently available to Japanese customers over at the Medicom Toy store for 6,500yen plus shipping, international orders can be placed at the slightly higher price of $68.57 through the Rakuten Global Market here. Shipping on the figures has been slated for July 2014…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Max Toy x Teresa Chiba “Kibunadon” sofubi test shot revealed…

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Following our look at the finished clay proto just a couple of weeks back, Mark Nagata over at Max Toy Co has just revealed Teresa Chiba‘s Kibunadon as a soft vinyl test shot! Winner of last year’s Kaiju Gals competition, the beautiful 4.5″ tall, 5 part design was expertly sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys, with the first full run planned in April at the Design Festa gallery, Tokyo. Stay tuned for more details as soon as we get it, and be sure to head over to the Toy Karma blog right here for some further reading on Teresa and her work…


MAN-E-NEWS// MAN-E-NEWS// The SLAVExONE x GUUMON “Titanium” Gero lottery details…

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Teased here earlier in the week, we can now reveal the full details for Kaiju Monster‘s SLAVExONE x GUUMON “Titanium” Gero lottery! Limited to a micro run of just 7 figures, the release consists of four Titanium versions (seen in our original post), a “Black” Titanium chase, plus two one off customs (pictured), all painted using Monster Kolor by Brian Mahony of GUUMON TOY. Standing at around 6.5″ tall, the soft vinyl cast figures have been priced at $75 with domestic shipping included and just $85 shipped worldwide. Open until 10pm EST on Sunday, March 23rd, interested parties can enter the lottery by emailing KaijuMonsteR with their name, address and Paypal address. Winners will be notified via email on Monday March 24st…