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MAN-E-NEWS// The Necrolossus mini figure from Ironhaus Productions x Unbox Industries revealed…

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As promised in our coverage of Tru:Tek’s Sunobite a couple of days back, we can now bring you details of the fourth and final figure to feature in Unbox Industries‘ upcoming “Strange Monsters” mini figure series… the Necrolossus from Ironhaus Productions! Standing at an oversized 2.5″ tall, the Jimmy Rommel-sculpted beast encapsulates the Ironhaus aesthetic to a tee, featuring a wonderfully dynamic pose surmounted by a swathe of pulsing muscle and sharp teeth. To be produced alongside the previously revealed Tug-O-War, Shogu-Nasty and Sunobite, the Necrolossus is due to come in a unique, keshi-like slosh cast soft vinyl, a medium we’re sure you guys are just as interested in checking out as us! With a debut release slated for as early as the end of December, you can be sure that as soon as a release for these has been confirmed, you guys will be the first in the know…

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The Necrolossus backstory-

“Man’s reliance on nuclear power, ultimately, was the very dependency that would destroy everything. Humanity was notorious for it’s avarice. Every enterprise known to man employed penny-shaving tactics in business, and construction was certainly no stranger to that principle. When a construction company won a bid for a Pacific shoreline reactor, the cost-cutting practices went in effect immediately, affecting everything from materials to staffing. The job was finished before deadline and far under budget, resulting in promotions for those in charge of the project, and a hefty profit for those financially invested in it. Things were good… For a while… The cheap materials and rushed craftsmanship didn’t hold up for long, as five years later, the reactor was put to the test during a meltdown… And the reactor failed, miserably. What came next was expected, and unstoppable…

Death. On a grand scale. Radiation touched everything within a 50 mile radius, polluted the waters, and poisoned the air. The irradiated and necrotic flesh of not only the humans that died in the area, but every living thing in the area, gained a hive-like sentience and began to reconstitute itself. The aggregate monster took pieces of destroyed buildings, automobiles, trains, and whatever else it needed to create a corporeal form. The moment it learned to stand, the colossus made out of radioactive death emptied it’s lungs and nuclear effluvia filled the skies. Cable news media named it “The Necrolossus”, and he stomped towards civilization looking to feast…”

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MAN-E-NEWS// New “Clear” Errants sofubi minis from UhOh Toys…

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UhOh Toys have just released an all-new round of Errants sofubi minis in their online store! Consisting of 3 2.5″ tall designs; a scientist owl, a cowboy bull and a space faring lizard, the adorable 2 part figures have been produced in a clear soft vinyl this time around, coming filled with tinsel and painted in a mix of bright blue, pink and gold sprays. Limited to just 5 sets, the “Clear” Errants can be found right here via preorder for just $35 a set plus shipping. Delivery is planned for some point in January 2015…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Sunobite mini figure from Tru:Tek x Unbox Industries revealed…

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Following our reveal of Zectron’s Tug-O-War and Bigmantoys’ Shogu-Nasty over the past week, we proudly bring you details of the third figure in Unbox Industries‘ upcoming “Strange Monsters” mini figure series… Sunobite from Man-E-Toys editor and fellow Disarticulator, Tru:Tek! A nightmarish mix of both rikishi (sumo) and Hellraiser’s most fearsome Cenobite – the Chatterer – the oversized 2.5″ tall keshi was designed by Tru:Tek with rendering handled by Unbox. To be produced alongside the other two previously revealed figures as well as one more from an as yet unconfirmed artist – more on them very soon – Sunobite is due to come in a unique, keshi-like slosh cast soft vinyl, a medium we’re extremely interested in checking out! With a debut release slated for as early as the end of December, you can be sure that as soon as a release for these has been confirmed, you guys will be the first in the know…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Kobusuke and Suigin-Kun sofubi minis from Jungle…

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In celebration of the opening of their new “Artist Collection” Instagram account, the guys over at Japanese toy retailer and producer Jungle have revealed that they will be unleashing 2 all-new figures in-store this weekend! Pictured above, the creepy-yet-cute Kobusuke features a unique 3-part tripod design, coming in a choice of both orange and light blue soft vinyl with both blank and painted options available for 2160yen ($18) and 3780yen ($32) respectively. Joining Kobusuke, Jungle will also be unleashing the oozing alien, Suigin-Kun. Once again available in 2 different colorways for it’s first release, customers will have the choice of clear with internal silver sprays for 3240yen ($27), or mixed GID with silver sprays for 3780yen ($32). Whilst release details are still thin on the ground at present, we’re guessing that the pair will be up for grabs in the Jungle store alongside Skulltula’s postponed Gaikochu release (pictured below) this coming Sunday, December 21st at 1pm Japan time…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Fat Cute Soldier gachapon minis from Panda’s Den…

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Having garnered a huge amount of attention over their Green Green Army gachapon figures – check them here if you haven’t already – Panda’s Den have just revealed that a follow-up series will be touching down early next year, the Fat Cute Soldiers! Once again heavily inspired by the classic “cheap toy” army men figures of old, the series of 8 designs; Calorie Boy, Honey Sniper, Fat Bear, Sugar Ball, Sweet Killer, Oily Joe, Big Mad Mac and Coffee Breaker, stand at around 2″-2.75″ each, coming cast in a deep green PVC with removable display base. Due for release across Asia in February 2015, the Fat Cute Soldiers will set you back just 200yen ($2) a piece- here’s hoping we can smuggle a few over to the West at some point!

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MAN-E-NEWS (UPDATED)// The “Ice Metal” Monsterex resin figure from A.R.M…

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Up and coming toy artist A.R.M (Alien Robot Monster) has just revealed that his first figure, the incredible Monsterex, will be finally making its debut this week! Directly inspired by one of the many foes found in the classic TMNT Adventures comics, the ingenious mix of Universal Monsters – including elements from the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankentstein’s Monster, the Mummy and Dracula – has been perfectly realised in 2″ keshi-form, coming digitally sculpted in Z-Brush, 3D printed and then cast in resin by A.R.M. Due to be making its first appearance in the pictured “Ice Metal” colorway you see above, look out for the little guy in the newly opened A.R.M store this Wednesday, December 17th at 2pm Pacific time…

UPDATE// A.R.M very kindly got in touch to give us a little more info on Monsterex. Whilst a mini figure version is planned for the future, this first run actually stands at around 4″ tall – perfectly in-scale with the original TMNT Playmates line. Pricing has also be confirmed too at just $40 a piece, an absolute bargain for such an amazing sculpt! Stay tuned for future releases (as soon as this coming Friday!) soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// December’s OTMFG release from October Toys…

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The guys over at October Toys are offering fans a chance to get in the holiday spirit with December’s offering of festively themed OTMFG figures! Seeing the return of the Matt Doughty/Lamour Supreme designed Zombie Pheyden in an eye-catching “Holly Berry” red, the 2″ undead Glyos is joined by the latest version of George Gaspar’s curious looking Broctal, coming in at a micro 1.5″ of black “Coal” coloured PVC. Both priced at just $2 a piece and limited to just 5 of each per customer, the pair are currently available in the October Toys store right here


MAN-E-NEWS// Shogu-Nasty from Bigmantoys x Unbox Industries revealed…

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Following our reveal of Zectron’s Tug-O-War last week, we proudly bring you details of the second figure in Unbox Industries‘ upcoming “Strange Monsters” mini figure series… Shogu-Nasty from fellow Disarticulator, Bigmantoys! A horrifying mix of towering Japanese architecture and flesh, the hand sculpted beast has been realised in the same scale as Tug-O-War, coming in at an oversized 2.5″ tall and 2.5″ wide. To be produced alongside Tug-O-War plus designs from another 2 as yet unconfirmed artists – more on those very soon – Shogu-Nasty is due to come in a unique, keshi-like slosh cast soft vinyl, a medium we’re very interested in checking out! With a debut release slated for as early as the end of December, you can be sure that as soon as a release has been confirmed, you guys will be the first in the know…

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Backstory-

“Hatano Hideharu, 1541 – June 25, 1579, was head of the Hatano clan, and successfully maintained independance against the impossible Might of Oda Nobunaga. For three years he and his clan hindered Nobunaga’s march to Kyoto at Yagami Castle until he offered Nobunaga surrender, and was dishonorably executed.

His enraged spirit maintained itself in the stones of Yagami Castle, causing it to trmor, and deteriorate at a rapid speed. A thick, horrible electricity filled the halls of the castle, making it inhabitable. A proud caretaker remained for several decades alone, until the sound of breathing, living flesh in the walls became too terrible to take.

A year later, the castle was almost complete gone. Vanished. Old wives said they’d seen it slowly thundering through the forset, to the sea. No one believed them until now. Hatano has returned… 

Stone, flesh, muscle and monster are destroying the best forces of the East Asian Experimental Mutagen Defence Force. Cannonballs rip through our cities and our best giantified martial artists are unable to offer any notable resistance. What we can offer him to make him stop, we do not know. We must defeat him… 

Japan beseeches you, DIE! SHOGU-NASTY!!!” 


MAN-E-NEWS// New releases from Shimomoku at Jungle…

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Shimomoku over at Japanese toy retailer and producer Jungle has just revealed that a whole swathe of new releases will be touching down online this weekend! Featuring the return of Lampu in a clear soft vinyl, the Skulltula Skeleton Warrior in GID, plus a restock of all-new figure Beta in both lavender and light green, these are to be joined by the latest painted release of Moguming; coming in a selection of one-off mixed part configurations with minimal silver and gold masked sprays. Going on sale in the Jungle store this Sunday, December 14th at 1pm Japan time, pricing on the figures is still to be confirmed, but we’re guessing they’ll be available for around 1,800yen ($15) to 2,500yen ($21) each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “OG” Rikishi Bob-Omb resin mini figure from Dubose Art…

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Jonathan Dubose has just revealed the latest release to hit the Dubose Art store, the Rikishi Bob-Omb resin figure! An ingenious marriage of both Super Mario’s generic bomb enemy and sumo, the shiko (leg-stomping) mini stands at around 1.75″ tall, coming hand sculpt, cast and painted by Jonathan. Limited to an edition of 20 in the pictured “OG” colorway, each Rikishi Bob-Omb has been packed with a custom header card for just $15 plus shipping. Interested parties can check them out in the store right here


MAN-E-NEWS// Konatsuya x Medicom Toy’s “Gakki-Kun” Vinyl Artist Gacha Series 1…

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Joining the previously featured Emerian, Centaur Wrestler and Gakki-KunMedicom Toy  have revealed the fourth and final figure for their newly established Vinyl Gacha Artist: Series 1, the adorable Kappa-Chan from Konatsuya! Similar to the other figures in the series, theKaneko Yowohei sculpted mini stands at just under 2.5″ tall, coming in a selection of 5 different blind-bagged soft vinyl colorways. Touching down at Village Vangard as well as 26 other Japan-based retailers on December 13th, Kappa-Chan will be up for grabs at a super-cheap 463yen ($4) a piece. Overseas customers are going to need to get in contact with forwarding service M-World at m-world-service@dream.jp to be in with a chance of picking up the little guy…

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MAN-E-NEWS// PicoPico x Medicom Toy’s “Gakki-Kun” Vinyl Artist Gacha Series 1…

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Joining the previously featured “Emerian” from Mee Mei and “Centaur Wrestler” from Zarigani Works, Medicom Toy  have secured yet another figure for their newly established Vinyl Gacha Artist: Series 1, this time around taking on popular Japanese TV show character and internet meme, Gakki-Kun! Similar to both Emerian and the Centaur, the PicoPico sculpted mini stands at just under 2.5″ tall, coming in a selection of 5 different blind-bagged soft vinyl colorways. Touching down at Village Vangard as well as 26 other Japan-based retailers on December 13th, Gakki-Kun will be up for grabs at a super-cheap 463yen ($4) a piece. Overseas customers are going to need to get in contact with forwarding service M-World at m-world-service@dream.jp to be in with a chance of bagging the little guy…

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MAN-E-NEWS// RedJaroJam’s Puke Horse prototype revealed…

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Pushing full steam ahead with a whole slew of new mini figure creations at the moment – a couple of which we’ll be featuring very soon – Jared DeCosta aka RedJaroJam has just unveiled one of his most intriguing projects of all, the Puke Horse! What appears to be an unofficial companion figure to the artist’s OMFG Series 2 entry “Puke Knight”, this all-new addition ingeniously replaces the original ghost for an in-scale “puke” stead that the hapless knight can be mounted on the back of. Whilst the still WIP figure is unfortunately unlikely to see an official release through the October Toys mini line, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that one of the many indie producers out there picks it up soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Cheestroyer keshi from Bad Teeth Comics x Eric Nilla…

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Debuting at Designer Con 2014 last month, the Cheestroyer keshi from Bad Teeth Comics is now up for grabs online! Sculpted and produced by keshi master Eric Nilla, the 2″ Monster in My Pocket-style figures have been cast up in a wide variety of finishes including neon, thermal color change, glitter, marbled and more. Currently available to customers from Australia, New Zealand and South East/East Asia in the Bad Teeth Comics store right here for just $15AUS each plus shipping, everyone else will be able to pick one up from the Eric Nilla store at some point this weekend. Keep a close eye on Eric’s Instagram feed here for an exact drop time soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Tug-O-War from Zectron x Unbox Industries revealed…

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Known for his extensive work as part of The Disarticulators, the Amazing Zectron has just revealed images of his first ever solo mini figure, Tug-O-War! A labour of love that’s been nearly 2 years in the making, the over-sized, 2.5″ tall keshi blends elements from right across kaiju and classic sci-fi, featuring, amongst other design flourishes, an ingenious back-mounted tug boat so that the nautical beast can travel the seas unnoticed – until it’s time to attack that is!

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To be produced by Unbox Industries alongside designs from 3 as yet unconfirmed artists – more on those very soon – as part of the upcoming “Strange Monsters” line, Tug Kaiju is due to come in a unique, keshi-like slosh cast soft vinyl, something we’re very interested in checking out! With a debut release slated for as early as Christmas, you can be sure that as soon as anything’s confirmed, you guys will be the first in the know…

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MAN-E-NEWS// S.U.C.K.L.E Series 2 Kickstarter stretch goals revealed…

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Having just smashed the $25,000 target with just 2 days left until the end of their S.U.C.K.L.E Series 2 Kickstarter campaign (get the full lowdown on the project here), DKE Toys and The Sucklord are proud to present another 3 stretch goals to help push that total even further! Bringing the staggering total of figures in the series up to 14, the new additions include a mini rendition of the Glyos Sucklord available at $26,000, Scott Tolleson’s Blowpeg at $27,000 and the Sucklord Dumny at $28,000. If the specified goals are reached by the end of the campaign, every pledge over $45 – the price of the Kickstarter Exclusive Set – will be guaranteed to receive a copy of each figure in both GID and the standard flesh-tone, an extra 6 figures to an already brimming collection of 22! With the campaign finishing in little over 30 hours time,we suggest heading over to the page right here and getting that pledge in ASAP before it’s too late…


MAN-E-NEWS// Mee Mei x Medicom Toy’s “Emerian” Vinyl Artist Gacha Series 1…

vag_emelian_h_02_141124Medicom Toy have teamed up with artist Mee Mie for a sofubi version of Ooze-It/Cosmos Alien tribute, Emerian! Originally debuting as a self-produced resin mini figure at Design Fiesta 39 back in May (check him here), the little guy has now received an official license from Cosmos, releasing in a choice of 5 soft vinyl colorways as part of Medicom’s new Vinyl Artist Gacha (VAG) Series 1. Touching down at Village Vangard alongside 26 other Japan-based retailers on December 13th for a super-cheap 463yen ($4) each, overseas customers are going to need to get in contact with forwarding service M-World at m-world-service@dream.jp to be in with a chance of securing these awesome minis…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The S.U.C.K.L.E Series 2 “Krono Pussy” incentive figure from Frank Kozik…

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With backing for the S.U.C.K.L.E Series 2 Kickstarter now a little over 60%, the guys over at DKE Toys have decided to give the project a little push by adding an eleventh figure to the already bulging line-up… Frank Kozik‘s Krono Pussy! Originally released as a 3.75″ custom bootleg as part of The Sucklord‘s Super Suck Up! 2 show last November, this new 2″ tall mini figure rendition has been created in much the same way, featuring a kit-bashed Sucklord 75 with an originally sculpted octopus head. Available to all backers that pledge a minimum of $45 – the price of the Kickstarter Exclusive Set – each will be guaranteed to receive a copy of the figure in both GID and the standard flesh-tone. With the campaign finishing in little over a weeks time – Friday, November 5th to be exact – we suggest heading over to the page right here and getting that pledge in ASAP before it’s too late…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Dark Raspberry” Bastard sofubi mini from Uamou…

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Hot on the heels of the previously posted “Black” and “Rose” editions, Uamou‘s Bastard sofubi mini receives yet another colored release this week in a gorgeous “Dark Raspberry” vinyl! Standing at around 2.75″ tall and coming with articulation in the neck, the little guy is once again being offered up blank for just 1,800yen ($17) or with a painted mouth for 2,000yen ($19). Currently available to purchase through Uamou’s Atelier shop in Tokyo, overseas customers will be glad to know that the figure will also be up for grabs through the online store very soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Toy Art Gallery’s post-DCon ’14 sale….

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Having wowed crowds at DCon ’14 last weekend with a vast selection of new releases, exclusives and one-off customs from across the art toy scene, Toy Art Gallery are proud to reveal that the remaining pieces are now up for grabs online! Featuring a number of vinyl and resin releases, highlights include Broken Bones one-offs from Splurrt for $90 each, “Masked” Uamou Bastards for $50, Paul Kaiju’s Gacha Set in an orange/black marble for $75 and a round of Evil Demon customs from Bukimi Blasters for $160 each. Head over to the store right here to check out exactly what’s on offer…

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