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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// 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 Design Fiesta 41 exclusive Mixed-Part Gnaw-X sofubi from Rampage Toys…

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Hot on the heels of the “Glow Version” Kesagake posted earlier in the week, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed another run of figures he’ll have up for grabs at Design Fiesta 41 this weekend, the Mixed-Part Gnaw-X’s! Taken from Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt’s recent monster collaboration, the 8.5″ 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 figure has been cast in a selection of bright green, dark green, red, milky, orange and GID vinyl, coming complete with a detail-hugging black wash and randomly assorted dolls eye inserts. Limited to an edition of just 4 pieces, the Mixed-Part Gnaw-X’s will be up for grabs at Rampage’s DF booth (C-356) starting Saturday, May 16th (price TBC)… Look out for more Design Fiesta reveals from Rampage tomorrow!


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

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Originally announced back in January, the first release in Awesome Toy‘s FAKE BARON Battle Pack series – FAKE BARON Vs. Duo Gero – is finally set for release this week! For those that missed our original 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…” Featuring a pair of Slave One‘s Gero figures alongside the pachi super ‘bot – one in red vinyl and the other, lavender (pictured) – the first “episode”, an edition of just 15-20 sets, will be up for grabs via e-mail lottery over the next few days. Be sure to stay tuned for a full reveal plus details on how to enter later in the week…


MAN-E-NEWS// Plaseebo’s “PickleBaby Tank” for Suburban Vinyl’s “Little Green Men” group show…

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Bob Conge aka Plaseebo is proud to reveal that he’ll be taking part in Suburban Vinyl‘s upcoming “Little Green Men” show with his latest one-off custom, the PickleBaby Tank! A mash-up of Leecifer’s PickleBaby head in clear vinyl and a Plaseebo hand cast resin tank, the 6″ long figure has been fitted with red glass inset eyes and filled with colored and GID “space” junk that’s illuminated from within by both switched and motion activated LED units. To be exhibited alongside a whole host of other Picklebaby customs from artists right across the spectrum of toys, the Picklebaby Tank will be up for grabs at the show’s opening next Saturday, May 16th for an undisclosed sum…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Scott Wilkowski and Monster Worship’s “Spectre of Atma” show at The Clutter Gallery…

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The Clutter Gallery proudly announce details of their latest two-person art exhibition, Scott Wilkowski and Monster Worship‘s Spectre of Atma! Set to feature a number of new works from the pair, including both resin and sofubi micro-runs, collaborative figures and one-off customs, highlights revealed so far include the pictured “Sunburst” Real Fighting Greasebat, “Arctic” Mecha Greasebat and a selection of Micro Greasebat hand paints. Due to open it’s doors this coming Saturday, May 9th from 6pm onwards, Spectre of Atma’s various exhibits will be up for grabs at both the physical gallery location and online store simultaneously. Want a chance at bagging a piece early? The be sure to head over to the Clutter site here and sign up to Gallery Preview List as everything will be offered up to subscribers several hours prior to opening…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Cosmegira Adult and Female Zangira GID set from BLObPUS x Yamomark…

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BLObPUS has let loose on yet more Yamomark figures for his latest open-run release, proudly presenting the Comegira Adult and Female Zangira GID set! Produced in BLObPUS’ signature glow in the dark vinyl, the pair have been treated to a familiar palette of neon/metallic sprays with black accents. Currently up for grabs at 8,800yen ($74) each or just 17,000yen ($142) for the set, interested parties can bag the pair by following the instructions on the BLObPUS blog right here. Open preorders close on Tuesday, May 19th, so be sure to head on over soon if you’re looking to pick them up…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Headline Records exclusive “Gero” sofubi from Slave One…

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Slave One is proud to announce that he’s teamed up with Headline Records for an exclusive “PunksNotDead” run of Gero sofubi! Limited to a total of just 6 copies this time around; 1 in fully painted GID, 2 in blank GID and 3 clear, the 5.5″ tall soft vinyl figures are currently up for grabs through Headline Records’ LA-based store until Sunday, May 3rd, coming packed with a custom Subhumans-inspired header for just $45 each. Expect any leftover in the Slave One webshop soon after…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Poison Touch” Mockbat from Paul Kaiju…

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Continuing his onslaught of releases this year, Paul Kaiju has just revealed details for this weekend’s surprise “Poison Touch” Mockbat raffle! What has got to be one of the most eye catching painted runs of the 6″ beast so far, the stunning figure has been cast up in a bright orange soft vinyl, coming with an explosion of vivid metallic purple, green and black sprays. Packaged alongside a matching Hellmock mini with chained Mockbeast omake for just $150 plus shipping, anyone looking to bag the piece 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, May 3rd at Noon Pacific time. Open for a 24 hour period, winners will be notified via e-mail within 4 days of the raffle’s close… Good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ “Red King” and “Pigumon” Ultra Kaiju sofubi teased…

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With the success of both Jamira and Aboras tucked firmly under his belt, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has been given the green light on 2 more figures for his ongoing Ultra Kaiju series, taking on the mighty Red King and Pigumon! Taken from classic tokusatsu show Ultaman, the official, Tsuburaya-licensed figures have been sculpted by Jon in-scale with the previous 2 releases at around 5″ tall each; with Red King featuring the original UK Aboras body topped with an all-new head sculpt, whilst Pigumon – complete with his infamous balloon! – having been created from the ground up. Due to make their debut via open preorder at Design Fiesta in just a couple of weeks time, expect a full, painted reveal of the pair very soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// New one-off “Slime Ape” sofubi from Butcherbrand…

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Butch Adams over at Butcherbrand is proud to reveal that his elusive “Slime Ape” sofubi has returned for a special one-off release! Standing at a mid-sized 5″ tall and coming with articulation in the neck and arms, the figure appears to be cast up in a light green soft vinyl, complete with multiple layers of unique metallic sprays. Currently up for grabs via direct sale through Butch, interested parties are going to need to be the first to PayPal $80 (shipped in the US) to butcherlee127@gmail.com… It’s important to note than only a very small supply of the figure remain with no more planned in the near future, so this could be one of your last chances to pick the figure up!


MAN-E-NEWS// ToyCon UK ’15 mini roundup…

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This past Saturday saw ToyCon UK touch down in London’s Bethnal Green for it’s third year of toy-based shenanigans, bringing with it a whole host of worldwide artists and retailers from across vinyl, resin, sofubi and even kaiju this time around. Whilst we could be found over at the Toy Shack booth for the majority of the event, we did manage to get some time to pick up some toys, chat shop with old friends, and more importantly, snap some of the choice figures that were up for grabs. Click through to check out a few of our favourite pieces, all grouped by booth…

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

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It’s quickly coming to the end of yet another month and predictably, we all know what that means… a fresh batch of lottery sales from Elegab! Picking up the pace a little from last month, a total of 4 different figures are up for grabs this time around – new natural disaster monster Tatumakira, coming in a glow-in-the-dark soft vinyl with neon sprays and a light silver overlay; the Monster Island-inspired Jimagon, again coming in a GID vinyl with neon sprays; pollution monster King Smog, produced in a brown vinyl with metallic sprays; and our personal favourite Hedoronchaku, coming in a sky blue vinyl with metallic sprays. All coming in at just 8,000yen ($67) each, anyone interested in picking up a piece is going to need to head over to the Elegab site here and get their entries in before close on Sunday, April 26th… But that’s not all! As an added incentive to enter for multiple figures, Elegab will be offering up a single, randomly selected Monster Boy “GID” 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 “Naked Baron” and “Armored Baron” sofubi from Awesome Toy…

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As if the “Kyorochan” Diatryma custom and Fake Spectreman prototypes revealed just yesterday weren’t enough, the guys over at Awesome Toy have revealed yet another piece that’ll be winging it’s way over to ToyCon UK this week, the hilarious “Naked Baron” one-off! Originally painted for fun way back last year before FAKE BARON’s official release, the flesh-toned prototype has since received further detailing – albeit in the form of drawn on body hair, butt cheeks and nipples! – in preparation for it’s release at the Kaijumonster booth (#29) this Saturday, April 25th. Coming bagged with an exclusive custom header (shown above), pricing for this rather unique piece is still to be confirmed…

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But wait, there’s more! Not content with showing at just one con this weekend, Awesome Toy will also be unleashing a new painted run of FAKE BARON sofubi at Superfestival 68 too! Inspired by the classic Scopedog colors, the 9″ figure has been produced in an authentic army green vinyl with light blue, mint and red sprays. Going on sale at the Rampage Toys/Galaxy People booth (a-13), the “Armored” Barons have been priced at just 10,000yen ($84) each…


MAN-E-NEWS// Blood Guts Toys’ “Namanari Ningyo” sofubi revealed…

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Whilst this past weekend’s GNOSIS group show at Toy Art Gallery played host to a number of different Shikabane Kaiju customs from Blood Guts Toys‘ Izumonster, it was the reveal of his latest sofubi that really stole the show… the stunning Namanari Ningyo! An ingenious blend of Japanese folklore, the figure features the head of Namanari – a half beast/half human creature – and the body of Ningyo – a fish-like creature often referred to as “mermaid”. Pictured here as a flesh-toned test pull, it would appear that the piece comes in at around the same size as the Shikabane Kaiju (10″+), with articulation in both the arms and neck. Sadly not for sale at the event, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that the figure will be making it’s debut in the near future. Keep track of Izumonster’s Instagram feed here for more news soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Superfestival 68 exclusive “Rotten-X’ from Rampage Toys…

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As per usual, Rampage Toys‘ Jon Malmstedt has revealed that he’ll be going all out for Superfestival 68 next weekend, bringing along a whole heap of original sofubi, painted micro-runs and one-off custom releases- the first of which coming in the form of these drop-dead gorgeous Rotten-X’s! Featuring the Triclops designed/Zectron sculpted “Rotten Tomato” ball as a head, the b-movie “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. Once again produced in a milky soft vinyl infused with red glitter, the piece has been treated to layers of Hawaii-style pink, gold, metallic teal and green sprays with numerous hand painted details. Available at the Rampage Toys booth (#a13) alongside a ton of other soon-to-be-released goodies next Sunday, April 26th, any leftover will be heading to the Rampage online store the following day… Look out for details on a special ToyCon UK exclusive variant early next week!


MAN-E-NEWS// Max Toy Co’s “Kaiju Kinora”, “Kaiju Nemuke” and “Ultimate Saikobi” revealed…

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Following the success of Teresa Chiba’s Kibunadon, Mark Nagata over at Max Toy Co has revealed that another 2 designs from last year’s Kaiju Gals competition have made the transition into soft vinyl and will be up for grabs soon! Featuring “Kaiju Kinora” (the Mushroom Monster) from Kaori Hinata and “Kaiju Nemuke” from Hikari Bambi, the pair have been sculpted by none other than Makino-san of TTToys, coming in-scale with previous “Monster Boogie” figures at around 3″ tall. Pictured here in a stunning green soft vinyl, we can only assume that the duo will be debuting in this color at Superfestival 68 next Sunday, April 26th. Keep track of the Max Toy Instagram feed for more info soon!

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But that’s not all… One of the original “Monster Boogie” figures, Saikobi, is set to return in upscaled “Ultimate” form! Designed and sculpted by Pico Pico, the incredible mid-large size kaiju features a similar half-mecha style to the recently released Kumaborg- albeit on a much larger scale! Pictured here as a finished clay proto, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for a release over the next couple of months…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Sludge Kraken DX” sofubi from Paul Kaiju x MVH…

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Having seen extremely limited appearances at the tail end of last year, the highly anticipated collaboration between heavyweights Paul Kaiju and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore – the Sludge Kraken DX – is finally set to receive it’s first general release this weekend! Featuring the standard MVH DX body with Paul Kaiju’s all-new “Kraken” head sculpt, the 8″ tall figure has been produced in a gorgeous baby pink soft vinyl with magenta rubs and metallic sprays. Up for grabs at just $130 plus shipping, anyone looking to bag the figure is going to need to fill out the dedicated raffle form that’ll be appearing on PK’s site (click the “Raffle Open” tab on the front page) this Sunday, April 19th 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// MVH x Blood Guts Toys’ “Cyclops” Shikabane Kaiju announced…

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Following the success of the “Freddy/Patient Zero” Shikabane Kaiju micro-run back in August of last year, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore‘s Rich Montanari Jr has revealed that he’ll be teaming up with Blood Guts Toys once again for an all-new “Cyclops” Shikabane head sculpt! Pictured here in the early stages of clay prototyping, the stunning oversized design borrows a number of elements from previous MVH releases, including long time favourites Ollie and the DX Sludge Demon. Due to feature a ton of other design elements and refinements before completion – including ears, a horn and spiked collar – be sure to keep a close eye on the MVH Instagram feed here for more on this already must-have figure soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The one-off “Freddy Krueger” Moon Maijin from Le Kuo and Gusion M…

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We don’t seem to feature too many privately commissioned customs on Man-E-Toys these days, but upon seeing the latest work from Japanese artists Le Kuo and Gusion M, we simply couldn’t resist… presenting their incredible “Freddy Krueger” Longneck Moon Maijin! Garnering a huge amount of attention recently for their miniaturised apparel-based customs, the pair’s latest, Nightmare on Elm Street-inspired piece follows a similar approach, featuring a hand sewn red and black striped jumper, spiked glove and leather fedora over the top of a gore-soaked flesh and black paint app. Whilst unfortunately already in the hands of one seriously lucky collector, anyone interested in bagging a similar piece can hit the guys up at vicious0310@gmail.com with their enquiries…