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MAN-E-NEWS// The NYCC exclusive “Internal Marble” Kesagake sofubi from Rampage Toys…

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Dropping at Superfestival 66 to instant sell-out success, Rampage Toys‘ “Kesagake” sofubi is set to return next week in an all-new NYCC exclusive colorway! The first figure to be released in the ongoing “Giant Monster Animal Shop” series (previously announced here), the menacing 10.5″ grizzly was inspired by the “Sankebetsu Brown Bear Incident” in Hokkaido Higuma- widely known as the worst bear attack in Japanese history – featuring a total of 4 points of articulation as well as the addition of a Hokkaido settler omake. Produced in a gorgeous unpainted clear soft vinyl with internal 4-color marble, the stunning batch of 5 figures will be dropping at the Rampage x Tru:Tek NYCC booth (#208) next Saturday, October 11th for an undisclosed sum… Stay tuned for more exclusives from booth #208 throughout the rest of the week!

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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 NYCC excluisve “Gnaw-X” from Plaseebo x Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt…

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Teased here in test shot form just a couple of weeks ago, the first colorway of Gnaw-X has finally been revealed in full! One of three figures set to feature in the upcoming Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt collaboration, the 9″ 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 bright red vinyl for its debut release, coming complete with numerous metallic sprays, rubs and hand painted detailing. Limited to an edition of just 10, Gnaw-X will be debuting alongside the other 2 figures at the Rampage Toys x Tru:Tek NYCC booth (#208) starting Preview Night on Thursday, October 9th… Stay tuned for solid release details closer to the con, and be sure to look out for the reveal of the remaining pair over the next couple of days!


MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// The Disarticulators’ sofubi Oozeball proto revealed in full…

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With NYCC just a couple of weeks away now, our very own Disarticulators have decided to reveal one of the many projects they’ll have on show at the event… 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 (see pic below)… Due to be produced in soft vinyl by Rampage Toys soon after NYCC, the guys will be offering up an open pre-order at the event, as well as a super-limited batch of hard resin protos. Stay tuned for the full lowdown – including details of the first online release – early next week…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The NYCC ’14 exclusive Lab Mice sofubi from Rampage Toys x Splurrt…

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Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed one of many exclusives he’ll be unleashing upon the Rampage x Tru:Tek NYCC booth (#208) in just a couple of weeks time, the “Purple” Lab Mice sofubi minis! Designed and sculpted by Splurrt and produced by Jon in Japan, the trio of 3″ creepy critters have been cast in a gorgeous matt purple soft vinyl this time around, coming with white/metallic sprays and hand painted detailing. Packed with a custom header and Bikkuriman-style holographic sticker, the set will be up for grabs starting preview night (10/9) for around $35-$40 each (TBC)…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Bunnybear Fighter” sofubi micros from Makoto Hidaka × Rampage Toys…

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Japanese illustrator Makoto Hidaka has teamed up with Rampage Toys for the release of his first ever sofubi, the adorable Bunnybear Fighter! Based on a character created by the artist, the 2″ soft vinyl micro has been sculpted and produced by Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt in what appears to be in an open-bottom finger puppet style. Making a simultaneous debut at the 2014 Taipei Toy Festival in unpainted flesh (pictured) and New York Comic Con in green, expect details on pricing and edition size over the next couple of weeks…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Rampage Kaibutsuya “Kesagake” sofubi revealed in full…

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Yep, yet more news from Rampage Toys this week, as owner Jon Malmstedt reveals yet another brand new figure that’ll be debuting at both Superfestival 66 and NYCC in just a few weeks time… the Rampage Kaibutsuya “Kesagake” sofubi! The first release in the ongoing “Giant Monster Animal Shop” series (previously announced here), the menacing 10.5″ grizzly was inspired by the Sankebetsu Brown Bear Incident in Hokkaido Higuma- widely known as the worst bear attack in Japanese history. Pictured here as an initial black vinyl test shot – along with settler omake! -expect the first painted run to be revealed over the next couple of weeks…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ Pea-Shooter mobile sofubi micro revealed…

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Following yesterday’s NYCC exclusive announcement, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed yet another new figure destined for release at the con- the Pea-Shooter Mobile! Fully compatible with the Gachapon Goblin micros (primarily the pictured Crazy Unicorn!), the 1″ tall figure has been hand sculpted by Jon, coming complete with a lipped turret design that can house the whole range of GG figure top halves. Initially making it’s debut at Superfestival 66 later in the month, expect both painted and blank versions at NYCC and online soon after. Keep track of the Rampage Instagram feed here for more info soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ NYCC ’14 line-up announced…

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Having teased an NYCC exclusive Yusei Majin right here last week, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just announced his line-up for the con in full! Teaming up with our very own Tru:Tek in a joint booth as part of the Tenacious Toys collective (booth #208), Jon will be offering up a number of OG Rampage toys, collaborative runs, figure debuts and one-off customs across all 4 days of the con. Ahead of a full reveal closer to the event, we bring you a quick rundown of exactly what’ll be on offer…

OG Rampage Toys:

  • Ugly Unicorn – New color – blank and painted – of the original Ugly Unicorn sofubi.
  • Cyclops Dinos – New color – blank and painted – of the Cyclops Dino sofubi trio.
  • Gachapon Goblins – New color – blank and painted – of the sofubi Micro series ‘The Gachapon Goblins.’ Series includes designs by RAMPAGE TOYS, Art Junkie, Joseph Harmon and Walter Parenton (IV).
  • RAMPAGE x Justin Hillgrove Manotaur – New color – blank and painted – of the MANOTAUR sofubi. Figure was designed and sculpted by Justin Hillgrove (www.impsandmonsters.com) and is produced and painted by RAMPAGE TOYS.
  • RAMPAGE x SPLURRT Labmice (pictured) – New color – blank and painted – of this collaborative sofubi project by RAMPAGE TOYS and SPLURRT. These creepy-cute little guys were designed and sculpted by NYC local, SPLURRT – Joe Merrill – and were produced in Japanese sofubi and painted by RAMPAGE TOYS.

Rampage Collaborations (release times to be announced on RAMPAGE blog):

  • NEW TOY! RAMPAGE TOYS x Skullheadbutt “Salary Ugly Unicorn” – New original head sculpt (by RAMPAGE TOYS) for the Skullheadbutt “They Live” Body. Head produced by RAMPAGE TOYS, body Produced by Marmit.
  • NEW TOY! RAMPAGE x SHB x Triclops “Mutant Killer Tomato” – New original head sculpt (by The Amazing Zectron) for the Skullheadbutt “Mutant” body. Head produced by RAMPAGE TOYS, body produced by Marmit.
  • NEW TOY! RAMPAGE x SHB x Plaseebo “Mutant Gnaw” – New original head sculpt (by Plaseebo) for the Skullheadbutt “Mutant” body. Head produced by RAMPAGE TOYS, body produced by Marmit.
  • RAMPAGE TOYS x Cojica Toys – RAMPAGE paint Tyranbo release – Flesh vinyl base Tyranbo, by Cojica Toys. Painted by RAMPAGE TOYS. Limited edition of 10. Release time TBD.
  • RAMPAGE TOYS x Konatsuya – RAMPAGE paint Negora – Creamy Yellow base vinyl Negora sofubi. Painted by RAMPAGE TOYS. Limited edition. Release time TBD.
  • RAMPAGE TOYS x Yamomark (pictured) – RAMPAGE paint Cosmegira – Pearly Grey base vinyl COSMEGIRA sofubi. Painted by RAMPAGE TOYS. Limited edition. Release on preview night (Thursday).
  • RAMPAGE x Sofubi Leo – BLIND BAG Guzo Kaiju LOTTERY (pictured) – Assorted base vinyl colors with paint by both RAMPAGE TOYS and Sofubi Leo. Sold as BLIND BAGS via lottery on Friday and/or Saturday (TBD).
  • RAMPAGE TOYS x Cosmo Knight Alpha – SECRET RELEASE! – One Offs by RAMPAGE TOYS! What will it be!?!?!?!?!?
  • RAMPAGE TOYS Custom Paint One-off selection – Assorted Zoomoth, Paul Kaiju, Plaseebo and others’ figures – painted by RAMPAGE TOYS (release times will be announced on the RAMPAGE blog).

On top of this little lot – and of course the slew of figures Tru:Tek will be dishing up – SPLURRT will also be making an appearance at the space at some point during the con, dropping some of his figures alongside a RAMPAGE version Cadaver Kid (full run), plus a limited batch of Lab Mice customs (including mash ups using Bodies from The GALAXY PEOPLE). Stay tuned for specific drop times, edition sizes and prices over the next few weeks…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys x Skull Head Butt test shots revealed…

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Following our teaser posted here a few weeks back, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just unveiled new test shots for his upcoming collaboration with Skull Head Butt! Featuring 2 well known designs in the indie toy scene – Plaseebo‘s Gnaw and Triclops x The Disarticulators‘ Rotten Tomato – the pair have been reworked and produced by Jon to fit on SHB’s standard 8″ X body, with limited runs of both “Mutant Gnaw” and “Rotten X” due to make their first appearance at NYCC next month. Joining a plethora of other painted runs, figure debuts and one-off customs at the Rampage Toys x Disarticulator booth, be sure to stay tuned for the latest exclusives right here as we get closer to the event…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ NYCC exclusive Yusei Majin kaiju teased…

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Teaming up with our very own Tru:Tek and The Disarticulators for NYCC this year, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just teased the first figure he’ll be bringing along to the joint booth next month… an all-new custom Yusei Majin! Whilst we’re still awaiting a full reveal, the figure – identified by it’s instantly recognisable alien claw and crater torso – appears to have been cast in a milky white sofubi this time around, coming with solid metallics mixed with subtle, light neon sprays that help highlight the vinyl’s slightly translucent look. To be joined by a whole host of other one-off customs, micro-runs and figure debuts at the booth, be sure to stay tuned for the full, exclusive lowdown as we get closer to the event…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “DINORAMA” Cyclops Dino custom run from Hello Pike x Rampage Toys…

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Kaiju customiser Hello Pike has teamed up with Rampage Toys for a special “DINORAMA” run of Cyclops Dino sofubi! Whilst we’re still waiting to see exactly what it will entail, we can assume from the teasers pictured above that the release will feature a number of one-off customs from the artist utilising all 3 Dino designs, with each coming cast in Rampage’s super-squishy, pink soft vinyl. Touching down in the Hello Pike store today at Noon PST, pricing and edition size are still to be confirmed…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Medicom exclusive Jamira kaiju from Rampage Toys x Marmit…

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Debuting at Wonderfestival and online last month, Rampage Toys‘ officially licensed Jamira “Ultraman” kaiju is set to return for a Medicom Toy exclusive run! Standing at just over 5″ tall and coming with 3 points of articulation, the Jon Malmstedt-sculpted figure has been produced by Marmit in a dark orange soft vinyl this time around, complete with yellow and light teal vintage-style sprays. Due to go on sale in the Medicom Toy store right here on Saturday, September 6th, the figure has been priced at just 4,000yen ($39) plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ “Worshipping Native” sofubi minis revealed…

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Joining the recently teased “Pea Shooter Mobile” and “RAMPAGE KAIBUTSUYA” (‘giant monster animal shop’), Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed yet another 2 figures that’ve hit the wax ready for a debut release at Superfestival next month! Whilst we still can’t confirm what the pair of worshipping natives are for, our guess is that they’ll be offered up as omake minis for the soon to be revealed KAIBUTSUYA figure. Keep track of the Rampage Instagram feed here for more news on these soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ JON & PUNCH mini exhibition at Cosmo Knight Alpha

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Having worked on a huge number of painted runs for various artists over the past few months, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has secured arguably one of his biggest projects to date- a painted run of Yusei and Moon Majin figures for Longneck’s Yoda Masahico! Created for mini exhibition “JON & PUNCH”, to be held at Yoda-san’s legendary Comso Knight Alpha this Friday, August 15th until Monday, August 18th, the super-limited run appears to feature just 2 of both the Yusei and Moon variants, each coming with a crazy mix of multi-coloured camo bodies and flesh toned faces. For those lucky enough to be in the vicinity of the Tokyo based store this week, you can expect to pay upwards of around 50,000yen ($488) per figure…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ Pea-Shooter Mobile sofubi micro revealed…

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Following the announcement of the RAMPAGE KAIBUTSUYA series earlier in the week, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has just revealed yet another new figure destined for soft vinyl soon- the Pea-Shooter Mobile! Fully compatible with the Gachapon Goblin micros (primarily the pictured Crazy Unicorn!), the 1″ tall figure has been hand sculpted by Jon, featuring a static turret with a removable top that can be replaced by the GG top halves. Already in the final stages of wax prototyping, we’re guessing the tiny tank will be making it’s debut at Superfestival and NYCC in just a couple of months time. Stay tuned for more info as soon as we hear anything!


MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// The RAMPAGE KAIBUTSUYA (Giant Monster Animal Shop) sofubi series announced…

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Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has been hard at work on an all-new series of sofubi, the RAMPAGE KAIBUTSUYA (‘giant monster animal shop’), with the first, as yet unrevealed figure having already hit the wax! Whilst we can’t share too much about the project at the moment (save the blurred image above), we can confirm two things- that the figure will stand at a lofty 10″ of Japanese-produced soft vinyl, and that you guys are going to need one once you see it! Likely to be making it’s debut at Superfestival and NYCC in just a couple of months time, stay locked for the full lowdown on this awesome figure as soon as we’ve been given the green light by Jon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ officially licensed Jamira kaiju online sales…

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Debuting at the Paralyzing Toys WF booth earlier today, Rampage Toys’ “Original Bullmark” edition Jamira will be making a strictly limited appearance online later today! Officially licensed by Tsuburaya, the iconic “beast with no neck” has been hand sculpted by Jon Malmstedt, standing at around 5″ tall and coming with 3 points of articulation. Produced by none other than Marmit in an authentic vintage yellow soft vinyl with light blue/silver sprays that match Bullmark’s first ever Jamira release, the figure comes bagged with a custom bootleg-style Ultraman header from Jon. Touching down in the Rampage store at around 10pm-11pm Japan time tonight (9am-10am EST) for around $45 each…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Rampage x Disarticulators x Triclops “Rotten Tomato” sofubi teased…

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Having proved a huge success upon release at ToyCon UK back in April, we can now announce that The Disarticulators x TriclopsRotten Tomato” will be making the leap from rubber to soft vinyl courtesy of Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys! Whilst we’ll remain tight lipped on the project for the time being, we can reveal that the release will feature much more than just a simple recast of the ball- but that’s all for now! Due to be making it’s debut at the Rampage x Disarticulator booth at NYCC in October, stay tuned for a full, exlcuisve reveal a little closer to the event…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys’ Jamira “Original Bullmark” edition and more for Wonderfestival Summer 14…

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With Wondefestival just around the corner, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys is proud to reveal that his take on Ultraman’s Jamira will be making it’s debut at the event in an “Original Bullmark” colourway! Officially licensed by Tsuburaya, the iconic “beast with no neck” has been hand sculpted by Jon, standing at around 5″ tall and coming with 3 points of articulation. Produced by Marmit (TBC) in an authentic vintage yellow soft vinyl with light blue/silver sprays that match the first ever Bullmark Jamira release, the figure will be making a strictly limited appearance at the “Paralyzing Toys” Wonderfestival booth this Sunday, July 27th for around 4,000yen ($40) a piece…

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Joining Jamira, Rampage will also have a variety of other customs and micro-runs available at the event, including both the Anticristo 666’s and “Freshly Squeezed” (super-duper squishy!) UU’s pictured above. Keep track of the Rampage Instagram feed for all of the latest reveals over the next few days, and be sure to sign up to the Rampage newsletter here for first dibs on any leftovers next week!