MAN-E-NEWS// The Kaijumonster exclusive “Vamp Baron” FAKE BARON micro-run from Awesome Toy…

Joining the slew of previously featured figures from Skull Head Butt and Roughneck:7 amongst others, kaiju blog/show curators Kaijumonster have just unveiled yet another exclusive they’ll have up for grabs at the Dutch Comic Con this weekend, the “Vamp Baron” FAKE BARON micro-run from Awesome Toy! Standing at around 9″ tall and coming with 4Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Kaijumonster exclusive “Vamp Baron” FAKE BARON micro-run from Awesome Toy…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The FAKE BARON sofubi mini set from Awesome Toy…

Teased as finished clay protos just last week, Awesome Toy’s FAKE BARON sofubi minis have finally been revealed in-full and are now up for grabs exclusively through Toy Underground! Featuring a total of 4 different designs inspired by a collection of pachi (bootleg) Red Baron menko cards (from left to right); a finger puppet, SDContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The FAKE BARON sofubi mini set from Awesome Toy…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s FAKE BARON sofubi mini, SD mini and pendant revealed…

As if the FAKE BARON finger puppet revealed earlier in the week wasn’t enough, the guys over at the Hong Kong-based Awesome Toy have announced that not one, not two, but three more miniature takes on the classic pachi (bootleg) Red Baron will be up for grabs soon too! Featuring a standard 2-part mini, anContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s FAKE BARON sofubi mini, SD mini and pendant revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s FAKE BARON sofubi finger puppet revealed…

Having had unbridled success with their full-size FAKE BARON sofubi over the past year, the guys over at Awesome Toy have revealed that the pachi (bootleg) Red Baron will be seeing a return in finger puppet form! Standing at around 3” (TBC) and featuring the classic sofubi mini “arms up” pose, the figure – picturedContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s FAKE BARON sofubi finger puppet revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Loch Ness Monster sofubi from Awesome Toy…

Having been teased here over the past couple of weeks, we can now finally reveal Awesome Toy‘s Loch Ness Monster sofubi in-full! Inspired by easily the most obscure and hard to obtain figure from the iconic Stretch Armstrong line – the Stretch Serpent – the stunning 4″ tall figure features a number of design alterationsContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Loch Ness Monster sofubi from Awesome Toy…”

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

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

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

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 recentContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s bootleg Stretch Serpent sofubi teased…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s unpainted GID FAKE BARON sofubi at Toy Underground…

Dropping just in time for Christmas, Awesome Toy‘s FAKE BARON figure has finally seen its first official unpainted run through the Toy Underground store! Heavily inspired by a collection of Pachi (bootleg) Red Baron menko cards from the 70′s, the stunning vintage-styled figure stands at just shy of 9.5″ tall, coming cast in a glorious glow-in-the-dark soft vinyl for thisContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s unpainted GID FAKE BARON sofubi at Toy Underground…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toys’ Super Robot FAKE BARON “2nd Edition” available now…

Originally teased here last month, Awesome Toys‘ FAKE BARON “2nd Edition” is now up for grabs! Standing at around 9″ tall and coming with 5 points of articulation, the officially licensed Red Baron pachi (bootleg) has been produced in the same bright red sofubi as before, this time around coming with a rather more vivid choiceContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toys’ Super Robot FAKE BARON “2nd Edition” available now…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toys’ Super Robot FAKE BARON “2nd Edition” revealed…

Recently spotted in August’s issue of Hyper Hobby, Awesome Toy‘s FAKE BARON is set to receive it’s second official colourway later this month! Standing at around 9″ tall and coming with 5 points of articulation, the officially licensed Red Baron pachi (bootleg) has been produced in the same bright red sofubi as before, this timeContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toys’ Super Robot FAKE BARON “2nd Edition” revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// AWESOME TOY’s Fake Spectreman: Wave 2 from Medicom Toy…

Hot off the heels of their first wave of Fake Spectreman sofubi back in May (here), the guys over at AWESOME TOY are proud to announce that another 2 pachi renditions of the super-cyborg are now up for grabs courtesy of Medicom Toy! Officially licensed by P-Productions, the 9.5″ tall soft vinyl figures feature the sameContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// AWESOME TOY’s Fake Spectreman: Wave 2 from Medicom Toy…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Mazinger-Z” custom FAKE BARON from Tim Stephson…

Tim Stephson over at Ultimate Skull & Cobra is the latest artist to let loose on Awesome Toys‘ FAKE BARON, revealing a paint app inspired by another iconic super-robot, Mazinger-Z! Cast in a blue soft vinyl, the 9″ figure has been treated to a faithful palette of black, silver, metallic blue, red and gold V-ColorContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Mazinger-Z” custom FAKE BARON from Tim Stephson…”

MAN-E-NEWS// CREATION’s “Artist Exclusive” FAKE BARON sofubi…

The guys over at Awesome Toy are proud to present their second artist exclusive version of FAKE BARON since the Mandarake Siryosei Expo release in May, calling on the talents of none other than CREATION! Cast in a blue soft vinyl this time around, the 9″ figure has been treated to the artist’s signature neon-rainbow sprays,Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// CREATION’s “Artist Exclusive” FAKE BARON sofubi…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy x Medicom Toy’s Fake Spectreman sofubi…

Wasting no time since the launch of their debut sofubi Fake Baron in March, the guys over at Awesome Toy have once again teamed up with Medicom Toy for another pachi-style release… Fake Spectreman! Offering up 2 different bootleg takes on the classic tokusatu character; a traditional version in red/yellow, complete with blood sucking monster companion-omake Bakura,Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy x Medicom Toy’s Fake Spectreman sofubi…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The FAKE BARON sofubi from Awesome Toy…

We’ve been closely following the progress of Awesome Toy‘s debut sofubi FAKE BARON for a few months now, so it came with great pleasure today to find that the figure is finally up for grabs! Heavily inspired by a collection of Pachi (bootleg) Red Baron menko cards from the 70′s, the stunning vintage styled figure standsContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The FAKE BARON sofubi from Awesome Toy…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s FAKE BARON test paint and wax proto revealed…

Unfortunately dropping under our radar amongst the hoards of toys at Wonderfestival last week, Awesome Toy‘s FAKE BARON made it’s first public appearance at the Medicom Toy booth! Heavily inspired by a collection of Pachi (bootleg) Red Baron menko cards from the 70′s, the stunning figure was on display as a finished test paint, comingContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s FAKE BARON test paint and wax proto revealed…”

MAN-E-UPDATE// The FAKE BARON sofubi from Awesome Toy…

Teased here in it’s early stages just a couple of weeks back, Awesome Toy have revealed that their debut sofubi sculpt, FAKE BARON, is just about ready for production! Heavily inspired by a collection of Pachi (bootleg) Red Baron menko cards from the 70′s, the stunning plaster sculpt is currently undergoing the final stages of retouchingContinue reading “MAN-E-UPDATE// The FAKE BARON sofubi from Awesome Toy…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The FAKE BARON sofubi from Awesome Toy revealed…

The guys over at Awesome Toy have just unveiled an early sculpt for their debut sofubi, FAKE BARON! Heavily inspired by a collection of Pachi (bootleg) Red Baron menko cards from the 70’s, the awesome figure is already starting to take shape, featuring the iconic ‘bots signature winged ears and riveted belt. With still aContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The FAKE BARON sofubi from Awesome Toy revealed…”