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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Brush Paint Hell” Rotten-X micro-run from Rampage Toys…

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Joining the previously posted Wave 2 Cyclops Dinos and Micro Cabriolet, Jon Malmstedt of Rampage Toys has just revealed yet another release that he’ll be bringing along to Design Fiesta 40 next month, the “Brush Paint Hell” Rotten-X micro-run! Originally debuting at NYCC last month, the awesome mega-collab features the Triclops designed/Zectron sculpted “Rotten Tomato” ball as part of a fully-fledged Skull Head Butt “X” figure. Produced in the same bright red soft vinyl as the original release, as the edition name would suggest the paint application is rather more focused on intense brush work this time around, featuring a mix of various greens, white and pink hand painted detailing… Whilst it’s likely that these guys will sellout well before a chance of heading online, you’ll be glad to know that there’ll be runs from both Triclops and The Disarticulators in the near future- more details on those soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Kuumon “Blind Bag Bonanza” from Shirahama Toy…

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Dennis over at Shirahama Toy has just revealed that he will be hosting another online Kuumon “Blind Bag Bonanza” this week! Featuring a plethora of different unpainted colorways – most of which have been limited to just 4 pieces or under – the 5″ tall figures are also set to come in a mix of both standard and squishy soft vinyl. Touching down in the Shirahama store this Thursday, October 30th at 6am Japan time, pricing for the figures is still to be confirmed, but we’re guessing they’ll be offered up for around 3,500yen ($32) plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ Halloween Sale announced…

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Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed a whole slew of figures he’ll be releasing in-store this Friday, October 31st as part of the huge Rampage Halloween sale! Featuring a number of leftover items from NYCC including the RT x Yamomark Cosmegira, NYCC Cadaver Kids and Lab Mice, these will also be joined by a ton of new items too, with highlights including the pictured assorted tank-micros and sets, blank green Lab Mice, GG micro 2-3 packs, plus the latest Ugly Unicorn run in a clear pink soft vinyl! Pricing and edition sizes are all still to be confirmed at present, so be sure to keep a close eye on the Rampage Toys Instagram feed here for the full lowdown later in the week…


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. Pictured here as an initial blue and red test shot, the soft vinyl figure is set to release in these colors with both painted and blank variants soon. Stay tuned for full release details including pricing and color confirmation over the next few weeks…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Hateball Presentation Set, Mr Taiji and more from Frank Kozik…

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Frank Kozik has just revealed that he’ll be unleashing a slew of new toys in his store today (10/27) at Noon PST! Joining a set of 6 DC Labbits and the “OG” Clockwork Carrot Dim (featured here), the artist will also have 2 figures up for grabs featuring his highly sought after Hateball sofubi; a sweet “Presentation Set” featuring the large ball variant in clear blue mounted on a matching Iron Cross style resin base, and the latest version of Kozik’s Salary Man figure “Mr Taiji”, coming complete with a small clear blue head, black suit and custom severed dolphin omake. We’ve still no word on pricing or edition size at present, so be sure to keep a close eye on the shop near the drop to avoid disappointment…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Warpaint” Absolution sofubi from Bwana Spoons x T9G…

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Bwana Spoons has teamed up with T9G for a special batch of “Warpaint” Absolution sofubi! Designed and sculpted by T9G the huge 12″ figures have been produced in a grey soft vinyl this time around, each coming uniquely painted by Bwana in Monster Kolor and finished with a “power jewel” embedded in the chest. Packed with an exclusive print in a traditional bag and header, the “Warpaint” Absolution can be found in the Bwana Spoons store right here for just $220 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// BLObPUS x GUUMON Daigomi and Banagon kaiju…

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BLObPUS has teamed up with Brian Mahony over at GUUMON for his latest round of lottery sales! Featuring the Tokyo Havoc Ver. Daigomi – standing at around 9.5″ tall and coming with a swathe of neon sprays and subtle black low-lights – the lumbering beast is joined by 2 versions of GUUMON’s latest figure, Banagon, a “GID” and “Black”, both coming with layers of metallic sprays and hand painted detailing. Priced at just 9,800yen ($91) for the Daigomi and 11,890 ($110) for each of the Banagons, interested parties can enter for a chance to purchase the trio by heading over to the BLObPUS blog right here and following the lottery instructions…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Geek Life’s “Hugger Damage” Aggar sofubi…

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Whilst we wait with baited breath for the next figure in Geek Life‘s Sega Retrogame Sofubi Collection – Space Harrier’s cycloptic Mammoth boss – the Japanese retro apparel brand has just revealed a second “Hugger Damage” colorway for their first release, the mighty Aggar! Taken from cult beat ‘em up Altered Beast, the gruesome first stage boss has been sculpted by Masami Yamada, standing at a lofty 9.5″ tall. Coming cast in what appears to be a clear red vinyl with internal black double-pour, the fully articulated figure comes complete with a separate interchangeable head, plus flaming projectile omake. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Geek Life store, overseas preorders can be placed through BlackBook Toy right here for just 11,800yen ($111) until Tuesday, October 28th…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Splurrt’s Walking Cadaver debut at Mishka NYC…

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Teased in test shot form at the Rampage Toys x Tru:Tek NYCC booth earlier in the month, Splurrt‘s Walking Cadaver is set to make its debut exclusively at Mishka‘s NYC location this week! Featuring the highly sought after Cadaver Twin body with an all-new zombie head sculpt, the 7″ tall figures have been produced in the same bright purple as the original test shot, coming complete with green, blue and purple sprays plus a choice of either blonde, grey or red hair. Touching down at the store at some point next Wednesday, October 29th for an undisclosed sum, be sure to keep an eye on Splurrt’s Instagram feed here for full details on the release very soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// RESTORE’s NYCC unpainted GID Neo Japan sofubi at Lulubell Toys…

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Having debuted at their NYCC booth a couple of weeks back, Lulubell Toys are proud to reveal that they’ve secured another batch of RESTORE‘s unpainted GID Neo Japan sofubi for online preorder! Standing at around 7.5″ tall with 5 points of articulation, the blank soft vinyl figure comes complete with a removable honcho knife that can either be placed in-hand or neatly stored on the back plate. Limited to an edition of just 10 for this online release, the figure can currently be found on the Lulubell Toys store right here for just $90 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The D-Lux x Frank Mysterio Anticristo 666 sofubi micro-run…

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DLux turns his hand to Frank Mysterio’s ever popular Anticristo 666 sofubi for his latest custom micro-run! Produced in a red Japanese soft vinyl this time around, the limited batch of 4 7″ tall figures have been treated to a mix of metallic blue, metallic purple, orange and gold sprays with black hand painted detailing. Priced at just $125 each, the D-Lux Anticristos can currently be found on the artist’s web store right here


MAN-E-NEWS// The Disarticulators, Disart ToyLabs and Gory Hole NYCC leftover sale…

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Having released a number of different exclusives under The Disarticulator, Disart ToyLabs and Gory Hole brands throughout NYCC last week, we’re proud to finally reveal details of the leftover online sale! Featuring a number of figure debuts, limited prototypes and of course, THOSE “MoYF” rings, at least 2 of each of the original line-up have been held back for our online customers so there should be something there for everyone! Touching down in the Man-E-Toys store next Friday, October 24th at 9pm London time, we bring you a quick rundown of the goodies that’ll be on offer…

The Disarticulators

Oozeball Resin Prototype: It’s finally here… 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…

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Debuting at the con in prototype form, a strictly limited batch of 10 grey resin casts were produced by Tru:Tek, each coming packed in a custom dated, signed and logged box for added authenticity. Priced at $75 a piece, only a couple of these guys remain… Stay tuned for details of the first online preorder in an unpainted, squishy “Ooze-It” green soft vinyl next week!

Rotten Tomato Resin Prototype: In celebration of the release of Triclops x Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt‘s Rotten-X, The Disarticulators have decided to bring back the original Rotten Tomato figure as a super-limited resin prototype! Designed by Triclops, sculpted by The Disarticulators’ Zectron and produced in a proto grey by Tru:Tek, the gross, maggot infested 3″ ball comes safely packed in a similar custom dated, signed and logged box as the previously mentioned Oozeball…

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Limited to a run of just 10 pieces, The Disarticulators are offering 5 of the protos alongside an extra special item- a blank red soft vinyl cast of the Rotten-X head from Rampage Toys and Marmit! NEVER to be repeated again, this could be your one and only chance of bagging a slice of unpainted SHB in the West… Priced at $60 for the standard release and just $80 for the set, again, just a couple remain of each!

Atomic Uchuujin “Blind to the Truth” Mystery Bag Edition: Having previously only seen 2 very limited con/event releases in the past, The Disarticulators’ infamous Atomic Uchuujin returns for a special one-off blind bag release! Inspired by banned Ultra 7 character Alien S’Pell (head over to Ultraman Wiki here to find out more), the Zectron designed/sculpted figure has been produced in a UV resistant keshi-style rubber courtesy of Tru:Tek. Limited to an edition of 10 one-off tints and finishes – including the elusive “gift only” neon purple – the 2.5″ tall figures come packed in premium foil bags, available for just $25 each.

The Leucotomy Ball: UK apparel brand Leucotomy have teamed up with The Disarticulators for the release of their very own signature ball toy! Designed by Leucotomy’s Gabe Mackenzie and sculpted by the hugely talented Zectron, the 2″ ball – roughly the same scale as the previously released Oozeball – has been inspired by a Manga short story compilation (name forthcoming), blending a macabre, exposed flesh design along with elements from Cure’s Thorn Ball Boogieman to devastating effect.

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Debuting at the con in both flesh and GID colorways courtesy of Tru:Tek, both editions were limited to just 10 piece each, coming bagged and headed with art from Gabe for just $30 a piece. On top of the main runs, a number of blind-bag one-offs are also up for grabs, so be sure to head over to the store early to avoid disappointment!

Disart ToyLabs

“Bootleg Black” Bartholio (not pictured): Conceived by AshMadeThis and kit-bashed by our very own Tru:Tek with sculpted elements from NolanJP, the booted Beavis bendy toy has been recast in hard resin, this time around coming with a paint scheme by Ash inspired by the classic bootleg Bart Simpson tees of the 90’s. Limited to an edition of just 10 figures – each coming with a unique shirt slogan – each comes bagged with a custom header from AshMadeThis for just $45 a pop…

Iceclops: Originally revealed as a near-finished clay proto way back here in early July, NolanJP‘s second movie themed GPK-style figure, Iceclops, finally made his debut at NYCC this year! Paying tribute to Ray Harryhausen’s iconic beast from 1958′s The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the ingenious mash-up of monster and doll stands at around the same height as the previously released Scary Larry at 2.5″, coming complete with – in true GPK style – an icecream cone horn and lumbering mace. As with the Leucotomy Ball, Iceclops was produced in 2 of Disart’s favourite colors; flesh and classic green GID, both coming cast up by Tru:Tek in a UV resistant, keshi-style rubber. Limited to just 10 of each, both editions have been packed in a GPK inspired foil pack for just $25 each… Calling all customisers! On top of the standard release, we will also be offering up a number of Icelops figures in a blank white resin- perfect for those looking to paint the little guy up! Packed in the same foil bags as the main release, these will set you back a slightly cheaper $20 each…

Scary Larry “GID”: Joining Iceclops, NolanJP’s original movie themed GPK-style figure, Scary Larry, returned for a special NYCC exclusive colorway! Bowing to the constant requests of fans, the wicked werewolf has finally been produced in a classic green GID rubber courtesy of Tru:Tek. As with Iceclops, Larry has been limited to an edition of just 10 figures, each coming packed in a premium foil bag for just $25 each…

The “Strange Kid” Screwball: Originally debuting right here way back in June, the Disart ToyLabs’ debut collaboration with Strange Kids Club – the Screwball – returned for an all-new NYCC exclusive release! Based on an illustration for SKC’s ongoing Circle Jerks sticker line, the stunning gross-out sculpt was originally undertaken by artist Jose David Cifuentes Ulloa as a fan project, quickly sparking the interest of SKC editor, Rondall Scott III, and ultimately leading to a full scale toy release. 3D printed, prototyped and produced courtesy of Tru:Tek over at Disart ToyLabs, the 3″ x 2″ figure has been cast in both GID and flesh-toned rubber, limited to 10 of each and priced at just $30. As with the Leucotomy Ball, a number of blind-bag one-offs will be available, so be sure to check stock early to avoid disappointment!

Pachi in Ya Packet “Cobraking”: Waiting in the wings since it’s first reveal way back in June, Disart ToyLabs’ collaboration with Monster Namahage, the “Cobraking” custom bootleg mini will finally see the light of day at NYCC as part of Disart ToyLabs’ “Pachi in Ya Pocket” series! Meticulously kit-bashed and re-sculpted from a mix of vintage mini figure designs, the 2″ piece has been cast in a MIMP-style UV resistant rubber. Available blind bagged in a selection of classic neon hues, these will set you back just $12 a piece…

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The Ooze and Stretch “Monster on Your Finger” Rings: Previously unveiled here a couple of weeks back, the hotly tipped “Monster on Your Finger” series debuted at NYCC with 2 different designs on offer! Based on infamous bootleg monster toys of the 70’s and 80’s, the rather aptly titled “Ooze” and “Stretch” have been directly inspired by the Cosmos’ Alien Ooze-It knock-off and the Japanese Stretch Monster bootleg. Produced in a patinated pewter courtesy of Baindots, the standard US size 10 rings have been limited to just 20 of each, coming packed in a drawstring bag with collector tag for $70 each. Worried the rings may be too big or too small? Well, along with plans to release more sizes in the future – albeit in a different material – we will be offering the rings with 24″ silver plated chains for an extra $5 each…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Slime Ape micro-run from ButcherBrand…

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Butch Adams over at ButcherBrand is proud to reveal that his long awaited Slime Ape figures are finally making their debut this weekend via lottery! Designed, sculpted and produced by Butch, the awesome all-American kaiju stands at around 5″ tall, coming complete with articulation in both the neck and arms. Painted up in a slime green with detail hugging black rubs, the limited batch of 3 figures will be offered up to the lucky winners for just $70 each. Those interested in entering are going to need to fire over their details to Butch at butcherlee127@gmail.com before close this Sunday, October 19th at 8pm PST…


MAN-E-NEWS// The BLObPUS painted Cheestroyer from Bad Teeth Comics…

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BLObPUS has taken on Bad Teeth Comics‘ Mini Cheestroyer sofubi for his latest painted release! Standing at around 4.7″ tall and coming with 3 points of articulation, the Double Haunt sculpted and Unbox Industries produced figure has been cast in a squishy GID soft vinyl this time around, coming with BLObPUS’ signature mix of layered black, metallic and neon sprays. Available via open preorder through the BLObPUS site right here until Thursday, October 23rd, the figure has been priced at just 5,000yen ($47) plus shipping…


MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// The Disarticulators, Disart ToyLabs and Gory Hole at the Rampage x Tru:Tek NYCC booth…

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We’ll be winding things down here at Man-E-Toys ahead of our trip to New York for NYCC next week, but before we go, we’ve decided to give you guys the full lowdown of exclusives that our very own Tru:Tek will have on offer at his joint booth (#208) with Rampage Toys at the Tenacious Toys collective. Featuring product debuts, limited prototypes, collaborations and one-offs from The Disarticulators, third party brand Disart ToyLabs and all-new horror ‘zine and apparel start-up Gory Hole, keep reading to find out what exactly will be on offer from our editor-in-chief across the 4 days of the con…

The Disarticulators

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Oozeball Resin Prototype/OG and NYCC excl. Sofubi Pre-Order: It’s finally here… 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…

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Debuting at the con in prototype form, a strictly limited batch of 10 grey resin casts have been produced by Tru:Tek, each coming packed in a custom dated, signed and logged box for added authenticity. Available from booth #208 starting preview night (10/9), these have been priced at $75 a piece… But that, of course, is not all! Joining the proto release, The Disarticulators will also be offering up the sofubi version for the very first time via preorder. Available in 2 different colorways; a standard “OG” in a pantone perfect Ooze-It green and an NYCC exclusive in a silver lamé (glitter), both are due to be produced by Rampage Toys in a squishy soft vinyl, with an estimated shipping date of late January/early February 2015. Priced at $40 each – inclusive of a special NYCC extra to be revealed closer to the shipping date – these will be available right through all 4 days of the con in unlimited numbers… To those unable to attend the con, stay calm, we haven’t forgotten you! The interested few can expect details of the “OG” version’s online release next week…

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Rotten Tomato Resin Prototype: In celebration of the release of Triclops x Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt‘s Rotten-X, The Disarticulators have decided to bring back the original Rotten Tomato figure as a super-limited resin prototype! Designed by Triclops, sculpted by The Disarticulators’ Zectron and produced in a proto grey by Tru:Tek, the gross, maggot infested 3″ ball comes safely packed in a similar custom dated, signed and logged box as the previously mentioned Oozeball. Limited to an edition of just 5 priced at $60 each, these will be available throughout the con starting Preview Night on Thursday, October 9th…

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But again, that’s not your lot! On top of the standard run, The Disarticulators will also be offering up another batch of 5 protos packed with an extra special item- a blank red soft vinyl cast of the Rotten-X head from Rampage Toys and Marmit! NEVER to be repeated again, this could be your one and only chance of bagging a slice of unpainted SHB in the West… Going on sale Saturday, October 11th, these sets have been priced at just $80 each.

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Atomic Uchuujin “Blind to the Truth” Mystery Bag Edition: Having previously only seen 2 very limited con/event releases in the past, The Disarticulators’ infamous Atomic Uchuujin returns for a special one-off blind bag release! Inspired by banned Ultra 7 character Alien S’Pell (head over to Ultraman Wiki here to find out more), the Zectron designed/sculpted figure has been produced in a UV resistant keshi-style rubber courtesy of Tru:Tek. Limited to an edition of 10 one-off tints and finishes – including the elusive “gift only” neon purple – the 2.5″ tall figures are set to come packed in premium foil bags, selling throughout the con blind-bag style for just $25 each.

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The Leucotomy Ball: UK apparel brand Leucotomy have teamed up with The Disarticulators for the release of their very own signature ball toy! Designed by Leucotomy’s Gabe Mackenzie and sculpted by the hugely talented Zectron, the 2″ ball – roughly the same scale as the previously released Oozeball – has been inspired by a Manga short story compilation (name forthcoming), blending a macabre, exposed flesh design along with elements from Cure’s Thorn Ball Boogieman to devastating effect.

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Debuting at the con in both flesh and GID colorways courtesy of Tru:Tek, both editions have been limited to just 10 piece each, coming bagged and headed with art from Gabe for just $30 a piece. On top of the main runs, a number of blind-bag one-offs will be available at various times throughout the con, so be sure to head over to the booth and check them out!

Disart ToyLabs

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Iceclops: Originally revealed as a near-finished clay proto way back here in early July, we’re very proud to reveal that NolanJP‘s second movie themed GPK-style figure, Iceclops, will finally be making his debut at NYCC! Paying tribute to Ray Harryhausen’s iconic beast from 1958′s The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the ingenious mash-up of monster and doll stands at around the same height as the previously released Scary Larry at 2.5″, coming complete with – in true GPK style – an icecream cone horn and lumbering mace. As with the Leucotomy Ball, Iceclops will be making his first appearance in 2 of Disart’s favourite colors; flesh and classic green GID, both coming cast up by Tru:Tek in a UV resistant, keshi-style rubber. Limited to just 10 of each, both editions come packed in a GPK inspired foil pack for just $25 each…

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Calling all customisers! On top of the standard release, we will also be offering up a round of 10 Icelops figures in a blank white resin- perfect for those looking to paint the little guy up! Packed in the same foil bags as the main release, these will set you back a slightly cheaper $20 each.

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Scary Larry “GID”: Joining Iceclops, NolanJP’s original movie themed GPK-style figure, Scary Larry, will be returning for a special NYCC exclusive colorway! Bowing to the constant requests of fans, the wicked werewolf has finally been produced in a classic green GID rubber courtesy of Tru:Tek. As with Iceclops, Larry has been limited to an edition of just 10 figures, each coming packed in a premium foil bag for just $25 each. Expect to see these little guys at the booth starting Preview Night…

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The “Strange Kid” Screwball: Originally debuting right here way back in June, the Disart ToyLabs are proud to reveal that their debut collaboration with Strange Kids Club – the Screwball – is finally set to return for an all-new NYCC exclusive release! Based on an illustration for SKC’s ongoing Circle Jerks sticker line, the stunning gross-out sculpt was originally undertaken by artist Jose David Cifuentes Ulloa as a fan project, quickly sparking the interest of SKC editor, Rondall Scott III, and ultimately leading to a full scale toy release. 3D printed, prototyped and produced courtesy of Tru:Tek over at Disart ToyLabs, the 3″ x 2″ figure will be up for grabs in both GID and flesh-toned rubber, limited to 10 of each and priced at just $30. As with the Leucotomy Ball, a number of blind-bag one-offs will be available at various times throughout the con, so be sure to check back regularly to avoid disappointment!

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Pachi in Ya Packet “Cobraking”: Waiting in the wings since it’s first reveal way back in June, Disart ToyLabs’ collaboration with Monster Namahage, the “Cobraking” custom bootleg mini will finally see the light of day at NYCC as part of Disart ToyLabs’ “Pachi in Ya Pocket” series! Meticulously kit-bashed and re-sculpted from a mix of vintage mini figure designs, the 2″ piece has been cast in a MIMP-style UV resistant rubber. Available blind bagged in a selection of classic neon hues, these will set con goers back just $12 a piece…

Gory Hole

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On top of the huge selection of keshi, resin and sofubi we’ve mentioned above, Tru:Tek will also unveiling an all-new side project that’s been in the works for the past few months… the rather ominously titled Gory Hole! Brainchild of twisted alter-ego Deadman, the brand is set to play host to a bi-annual illustration based ‘zine featuring artists from across design, low brow, tattoos and toys, as well as companion prints, t-shirts, jewellery and other assorted merc. Whilst a display-only preview copy will be the only taster of the ‘zine ahead of it’s official debut in late November, a number of other items will be up for grabs to kick the brand off in style. Here’s a quick rundown of what will be on offer starting preview night…

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“Tarbman” and “Demon Quigley” Ltd Ed T-Shirts: As part of the regular Gory Hole release schedule, 2 different shirt designs will be offered up each month; one from owner Deadman and another from a featured ‘zine artist. Kicking things off, Deadman’s Simpsons/Return of the Living Dead mash-up “Tarbman” has been joined by a collaborative effort with illustrator Two-Dimes entitled “Demon Quigley”, paying homage to the classic “Horror Workout” VHS and its equally infamous mail order print ad. Limited to editions of just 20 pieces each in a NYCC exclusive black on white (a standard release is set for heather and a reversed black in Late November ’14), each shirt comes packed in a custom Gory Hole biohazard bag for just $25 each.

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The Ooze and Stretch “Monster on Your Finger” Rings: Previously unveiled here a couple of weeks back, the hotly tipped “Monster on Your Finger” series will be debuting at NYCC with 2 different designs up for grabs! Based on infamous bootleg monster toys of the 70’s and 80’s, the rather aptly titled “Ooze” and “Stretch” have been directly inspired by the Cosmos’ Alien Ooze-It knock-off and the Japanese Stretch Monster bootleg. Produced in a patinated pewter courtesy of Baindots, the standard US size 10 rings have been limited to just 20 of each, coming packed in a drawstring bag with collector tag for $70 each. Worried the rings may be too big or too small? Well, as long as plans to release more sizes in the future – albeit in a different material – we will be offering the rings with 24″ silver plated chains for an extra $5 each…

Stay tuned for our regular – albeit slightly condensed – posts to return over the weekend (including one final exclusive reveal!), and be sure to stay glued for our extensive on-the-floor con coverage starting Thursday next week…


MAN-E-NEWS// New Sunguts sofubi at Jungle…

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Shimomoku over at toy retailer/producer Jungle have just unleashed a whole slew of new Sunguts sofubi in their online store! Featuring the humungous Arroz Maximas in a blue vinyl with yellow and red sprays, the hideous Biloon in a light fleshy pink, Fulamon in a split blue, white, green and grey, Otoko-Zame in black and Tate-Eboshi in white with brown fades, the diverse collection of 5 figures have been priced at just 2,700yen each, aside from the considerably larger Arroz, whose comes in at 6,480yen ($59). Those interested in purchasing the figures can do so by heading over to the Jungle store right here


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// 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 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// The “FOG” Jungle Fever sofubi from Pop Soda x RESTORE…

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Pop Soda and RESTORE‘s hugely popular Jungle Fever sofubi returns for it’s second outing at Superfestival 66 this weekend in the jaw-dropping “FOG” colorway! Designed by PopSoda and sculpted by RESTORE’s Abe Junnokai, the beautifully realised chameleon stands upright at just under 8″, coming complete with 10 separate parts and 7 points of articulation. Produced in what appears to be the same light pink vinyl as the Wonderfestival 2014 debut release, the figure has been treated to a mix of Hawaiian-style black, red, orange and metallic blue sprays courtesy of the legendary HxS. Up for grabs at “THE BAD NEWS UNCLE” SF booth this Sunday, September 28th, “FOG” Jungle Fever has been priced at 8,500yen ($78)…