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MAN-E-NEWS// The Paul Kaiju x BLObPUS set…

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Paul Kaiju has teamed up with BLObPUS to offer up a mind blowing set of figures; the Blob Bat, Beastwalking Hellmock and Mockapus! Ingenious mash-ups of BLObPUS’ signature figure and PK’s Mock Bat, the trio have been produced in a gorgeous milky soft vinyl for the release, coming with a mix of metallic teal, pink orange and purple sprays. Up for grabs at just $350 plus shipping, anyone looking to bag the set 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, February 1st 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!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Wasteland Warrior” Berserker from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore…

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“If the Wasteland Warrior had theme music it would be from John Carpenter. The movie would have a poster that was better than the actual movie. And the acting would be so over the top you and your friends would be quoting it for years to come…”

Mutant Vinyl Hardcore‘s Berserker returns from the scorched earth for an 80’s post apocalyptic themed release… presenting the Wasteland Warrior! Standing at a lofty 13″ tall, this ode to Lord Humungous has been produced in a pale flesh soft vinyl, coming with layer upon layer of neon red, muted purple, metallic green and silver sprays. Packed with 2 different arm attachments this time around; one to hold the haunted battle axe and one to display the severed head/spiked ball omake, the incredible figure will be up for grabs through the MVH via 24 hour lottery over the next day or so for just $200 plus shipping. The site is currently having a few issues, so be sure to keep checking back today for your chance to enter…


MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s Fake Baron “Vs. Battle Packs” announced…

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Following the announcements of both the 4-Armed Bakura and Bootleg Stretch Serpent, the guys over at Awesome Toy have got yet another project to announce this month… The Super Robot Fake Baron “Vs Battle Sets”! Here, Awesome Toy kindly explain a little 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. Each battle set will be very limited and will only be selling through lottery for our fans.” With the initial “episode” of Fake Baron set to drop sometime next month, be sure to keep track of Awesome Toy’s Instagram and Facebook accounts for a reveal of the first collaborative artist/toy, plus details on how to enter the lottery… In other Awesome Toy news, the guys have just revealed the first image of their upcoming Stretch Serpent in wax! For more info on the project, check out our original post here, and be sure to stay tuned for more updates on this must-have figure soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Digimon” Anticristo 666 sofubi from Frank Mysterio…

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It’s been a little while since the last time Frank Mysterio‘s Anticristo 666 saw the light of day, so it came with great pleasure this week to find that an all-new edition has just touched down online! Entitled the “Digimon” version, the 8″ tall sofubi has been produced in a bright red soft vinyl this time around, coming with a mix of vivid masked/free V-Color sprays and hand painted detailing inspired by the iconic Japanese franchise. Limited to an edition of just 4 pieces, the “Digimon” Anticristo 666 can be found in the Frank Mysterio store right here for just $70 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Joe Whiteford’s Garamon resin figure for FOE’s Garamaniacal Too…

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Featured here as a work-in-progress sculpt just a couple weeks back, Joe Whiteford‘s unique take on Ultraman’s meteorite monster, Garamon, is now finally complete! Created for FOE Gallery‘s upcoming Garamaniacal Too group show, the awesome figure has been recast in resin for a number of different custom one-off resin releases, the first of which – featured above in a gorgeous Pigmon-inspired paint app – will be appearing at the exhibition next month. Be sure to keep track of the Joe Whiteford Instagram feed right here for details on the artist’s future plans for the figure over the coming weeks…


MAN-E-NEWS// Krotpong’s Kanzler Arschloch sofubi revealed…

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Joining the previously announced Homunculord minis (check them here), Krotpong has just revealed that he will also have an all-new large size sofubi dropping soon too… the hulking Kanzler Arschloch! Standing at a monstrous 14″ tall and coming in at around a pound of soft vinyl, the decaying beast has been hand-sculpted by Krotpong with production duties once again handed over to Velocitron over in Japan. Due to be making it’s debut alongside the Homunculord finger puppets in both a keshi-gomu flesh and GID green in the near future, be sure to stay tuned for the full lowdown on the first release soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The officially licensed Bakura kaiju from Awesome Toy…

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Ahead of the highly anticipated Stretch Serpent sofubi featured here just last week, Awesome Toy have revealed yet another new figure for 2015, the 4-Armed Bakura! A follow-up to last year’s Fake Spectreman, the official P Productions licensed release takes on one of the classic tokusatsu series’ many kaiju foes this time around, offering up the quad armed beast as a towering 9″ tall figure complete with matching Bakura parasite. Marking the first release in 2 very different colorways; a standard GID and a green GID – both coming with paint apps devised by Osamutoi – the pair are currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store right here for just 11,500yen ($97) each plus shipping. Due to licensing restrictions, Bakura is unfortunately unavailable to overseas customers, so anyone interested should make enquires with their regular forwarding service to be in with a chance of securing the pair…


MAN-E-NEWS// Snatchpunch’s Medicom exclusive “Bostyrant” sofubi…

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Having seen sell-out releases at NYCC, Designer Con and Toy Art Gallery over the past few months, Joe Truck Kasher over at Snatchpunch Creature Cartel is proud to reveal that his debut sofubi – the queen of gross known as Bostyrant – has received an exclusive colorway through Medicom Toy! Designed by Joe, sculpted by Grizlli Atom aka GNOSIS and produced by Velocitron, 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- all sprayed up in a stunning multi-metallic paint app conceived by Nebulon5. Currently available in Japoan through the Medicom Toy store for just 8,500yen ($72), overseas customers are going to need to fill in the dedicated lottery form right here before close on February 10th to be in with a chance of securing the beast…


MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s bootleg Stretch Serpent sofubi teased…

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With the success of both FAKEBARON and FAKESPECTREMAN now tucked firmly under their belt, the guys over at Awesome Toy have started work on an all-new bootleg style sofubi, taking on Kenner’s infamous “Loch Ness” Stretch Serpent! Easily the most obscure and hard to obtain figure from the iconic Stretch Armstrong line – with recent auctions securing prices topping $9000 – fans of the figure will now finally be able to secure a version that, whilst won’t stretch like the original, will be relatively easy to obtain, and more importantly won’t break the bank! Due to be produced in soft vinyl, Awesome Toy have made a number of adjustments to better suit the medium, including a slightly revised head plus a curling tail similar to Leo Boya’s Guzo Kaiju that replaces the original’s straight design. Whilst a release date is still to be confirmed, the near finished teaser of the neck joint shown above would suggest we don’t have too much longer to wait before Nessy makes it into production… Keep track of the Awesome Toy Instagram feed here for more developments soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// New Mecha Zag sofubi in the Gargamel 2015 Lucky Bags…

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Having only dropped in the West just yesterday, we’re already starting to see some of the Gargamel Lucky Bag contents filtering through into social media, the biggest surprise so far coming in the form of an all-new Mecha Zag! Revealed here by Super7 owner Brian Flynn, this blank, mixed part figure features the standard body of the mid-large size Zag, albeit with a never-before-seen mechanised head. We’re still unsure as to whether this is how the final product will remain once it receives an official release, or whether the head will be joined by a new mecha body too, but you can be sure that as soon as we find out you guys will be the first in the know…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ Aboras “Ultra Kaiju” debut at Wonderfestival Winter 2015….

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Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed that he will be attending Wonderfestival on February 8th with a whole host of new releases! Joining forces with the usual suspects – Nerdone, Shamrockarrow, Datadub, Pop Soda and Refreshment – a number of one-off customs and micro runs will be up for grabs including Nerdone Gorilla Tanks and some Villager Omake “Snack Packs” (which will be bagged with header card by Walter P), as well as the debut of the latest figure in the officially Tsuburaya-licensed RAMPAGE Ultra Kaiju  Series, Aboras! Standing in-scale with the previously released Jamira, the 5″ tall figure features 5 parts this time around, coming cast in a painted blue-green soft vinyl for it’s first release. To be joined by a new painted flesh Jamira, the pair will be up for grabs at the event for just $40 each, with any remaining heading online the following Monday…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Milky Red Lamé” Rotten-X sofubi teased…

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With a limited supply of green Rotten-X figures making their way into Rampage Toy‘s recent 2015 Lucky Bags – of which the painted versions are still to be revealed – owner Jon Malmstedt has wasted no time in securing the next colorway… a gorgeous milky light pink with red lamé! 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 Skull Head Butt, standing at around 9″ tall and coming with 5 points of articulation. Whilst the fate of this colorway is still to be confirmed, word has it that these are likely to be up for grabs as a Triclops/Disarticulators exclusive in the near future… Stay tuned for more news as soon as we get the full lowdown!


MAN-E-NEWS// Gargamel’s 2015 Lucky Bags at Super7…

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Super7 are proud to reveal that the annual New Year Lucky Bags from the mighty Gargamel will be touching down later this week! Once again offering up a giant-sized bag filled with a total of 7 soft vinyl surprises; two standard size figures, one middle size, two pockets and two micro sized vinyls, the super-limited supply will be up for grabs in the Super7 store this Thursday, January 22nd at 12 Noon Pacific time for just $300 each. As always, Rotofugi and Angel Abby will also be stocking the bags later this week, so if you miss out on Super7’s supply, be sure to keep a close eye on both retailers for release information!


MAN-E-NEWS// Joe Whiteford’s WIP Garamon for FOE’s Garamaniacal Too…

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Toy artist Joe Whiteford has just revealed his latest work-in-progress sculpt, a unique take on Ultraman’s meteorite monster, Garamon! Created for FOE Gallery‘s upcoming Garamaniacal Too group show, the figure is due to be recast in resin for a number of different custom one-off resin releases, the first of which will be appearing at the exhibition next month. Be sure to keep track of the Joe Whiteford Instagram feed right here for more developments on the beast over the coming weeks…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Elegab January lottery sales…

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Regular as clockwork, Elegab is proud to reveal that his lottery sales for January are now live! Kicking the year off with a bang, a total of 4 figures are up for grabs this month – smog monster Hitogomira, standing at just under 10″ tall and coming in a flesh colored vinyl with metallic green, red and yellow sprays; tunnel beast Tonnernan, coming in at 9″ and cast in a sky blue vinyl with “rhinestone” yellow, green and red sprays; the tentacled 9″ tall Hedoronchaku in a GID vinyl with neon and metallic sprays; and Hedogon, also produced in a GID vinyl, but with metallic yellow, blue and red sprays – all come in at a very reasonable 8,000yen ($67) each plus shipping. The deadline for all 4 lotteries has been set for this Sunday, January 18th, so be sure to head over to the Elegab site and get your entries in quick!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Candy Corn” Bukimi Kun preorder from Bukimi Blasters…

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Shigeo Endo over at Bukimi Blasters is proud to reveal that his latest sofubi, the awesome Bukimi Kun, has just received it’s second release in an all-new “Candy Corn” colorway! Taking inspiration from classic 80’s gross-out toys such as the Breath Blasters and Madballs, the unique worm-like figure stands at around 4″ tall, coming in 4 parts with an articulated waist, neck and eye. Produced in the same lemon yellow soft vinyl as the debut release, the latest edition has been treated to a candy corn-inspired mix of white, orange and green sprays with additional hand painted detailing. Up for grabs via open preorder through the Bukimi Blaster store right here until Thursday, January 15th, the figure has been priced at just $80


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys Lucky Bags and more at Superfestival 67…

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Having just got back to Tokyo after a trip over to the States, Rampage Toys‘ Jon Malmstedt has wasted no time at all in getting back to the grind, revealing a whole slew of releases that’ll be up for grabs at Superfestival 67 this Sunday (1/11)… including the Rampage 2015 Lucky Bags! Featuring a total of 8 figures this time around, each bag is set to come packed with an exclusive Salary Ugly Unicorn, a Rotten-X or Gnaw-X either painted or blank, a Goto-san painted Lab Mice or Cyclops Dino set (containing 3 figures each), plus an exclusive color blank Lab Mice or Cyclops Dino set alongside test-shots, one-offs and other miscellaneous extras for the bargain sum of just $165 each.

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On top of the Lucky Bags, Jon will also have a number of other items up for grabs at his booth (A-12), including an all-new Kesagake micro-run, a Rampage painted Konatsuya Maneki Negora run, 5 Kubiros one-offs, Mini Shitman-mobiles (Micro cabriolet with Artjunkie’s Shitman at the wheel), Mini Ugly Unicorn-mobiles (Micro Cabriolet with a UU at the wheel), plus a ton of assorted GRUMBLE TOY awesomeness. Expect any leftovers to hit the Rampage store at some point on Monday, January 12th…

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MAN-E-NEWS// T9G’s Angel Abby exclusive Rangeas sofubi revealed…

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Hot on the heals of the recent Cadaver Kid release, Angel Abby have revealed that they’ll be teaming up with T9G for an exclusive run of Rangeas sofubi! Standing at around 9″ tall and coming with 4 points of articulation, the large-size sofubi has been produced in a pink vinyl this time around, coming with a mix of orange, red and purple sprays with metallic accents. Due to be touching down at Angel Abby’s Hong Kong-based store and online at some point later this month, Rangeas will set you back just 8,640yen ($73). Head over to the Angel Abby site here and sign up to the newsletter for exclusive updates on the release…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Mirock Toy’s mid-large sized Dr Mirock prototype teased…

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With their Dr Mirock line dominating the world of sofubi minis over the past year, Mirock Toy have just revealed that they will finally be taking on the big boys with their first mid-large size release later this year! Whilst the above “pincer” pic is all we have to go on at present, it would appear that the first figure in this new up-scaled size will be the original Mirock Tank (pictured below), albeit with a slew of extra details and design revisions. Still in the early stages of prototyping at present, be sure to check back soon for more developments, as well as details of the first Western releases for new small-mid sized figures “OG-AT” and “Kurama” (check them here)…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Siccaluna x Lulubell Toys’ Françios le Grand handpaint preorder…

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Lulubell Toys have teamed up with Siccaluna for a special round of hand painted Françios le Grand sofubi! Sculpted by Jetturre Handsome Taro and lovingly produced by Lulubell in genuine Japanese sofubi, the humungous 15.75″ tall figure has been treated to 3 different paint apps courtesy of Siccaluna for the release, each coming complete with an alternative “SK” head plus heavy duty padlocks and chains. Available via preorder through the Lulubell store whilst in-transit supplies last, Françios le Grand can be yours for just $220 plus shipping…

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