Medicom Toy’s “Jupirosu” and “Satan Ace Kenzan” Astro Mu 5 remakes…

Having already seen 2 releases since its comeback in October last year, the resurrection of Nakajima’s classic Astro-Mu 5 line continues this month with the arrival of yet another goodie/baddie combo… Jupirosu [Jupiter] and Satan Ace Kenzan [Saturn]! Near-identical to the original 10″ tall soft vinyl figures, the pair have been produced by Medicom in a classic trans yellow vinyl completeContinue reading “Medicom Toy’s “Jupirosu” and “Satan Ace Kenzan” Astro Mu 5 remakes…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Ultra Earth” and “Devil Bado” Astro-Mu 5 reissues from Medicom Toy…

Whilst Super7 have been doing an impeccable job of bringing back Nakajima’s Astro-Mu 5 minis this year, the onus has fallen upon Medicom Toy to reproduce the classic 70’s sofubi line’s full size figures, with the first 2 – good guy “Ultra Earth” and iconic baddie “Devil Bado” – seeing a release later this month! Near-identicalContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Ultra Earth” and “Devil Bado” Astro-Mu 5 reissues from Medicom Toy…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Chewbacca” Star Wars Vintage Sofubi from Medicom Toy…

Medicom Toy are to return to their officially licensed Star Wars Vintage Sofubi line for the seventh instalment this month, taking on infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett in his iconic “Return of the Jedi” colors! Once again sculpted by BearModel, the 1970’s-style figure stands at a lofty 9″ tall, coming complete with articulation in the arms, legs andContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Chewbacca” Star Wars Vintage Sofubi from Medicom Toy…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Super7’s Astro-Mu 5 sofubi minis revealed…

A reboot that’s been almost 8 years in the making, Nakajima’s iconic sofubi line Astro-Mu 5 will once again see the light of day this week courtesy of Super7! A huge inspiration for some of the most highly sought after sofubi around at the moment – Paul Kaiju’s Mr REE and Ilu Ilu’s Tokio Supernova inContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Super7’s Astro-Mu 5 sofubi minis revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Super7’s officially licensed Astro-Mu 5 reboot announced…

After nearly 8 years on the drawing board, Super7 are proud to reveal that they’ve been given the green-light to bring back Nakajima’s iconic Astro-Mu 5 series! A huge inspiration for some of the most highly sought after sofubi around at the moment – Paul Kaiju’s Mr REE and Ilu Ilu’s Tokio Supernova in particular – theContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Super7’s officially licensed Astro-Mu 5 reboot announced…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The C3P0 and R2D2 Star Wars Vintage Sofubi from Medicom Toy x Bear Model…

It’s been a while since we last heard anything from the ongoing Star Wars Vintage Sofubi series from Medicom Toy, so it came with great pleasure this week to find that the fourth and fifth releases have finally dropped in the form of C3P0 and R2D2! Based on the original 1970’s figures released in Japan,Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The C3P0 and R2D2 Star Wars Vintage Sofubi from Medicom Toy x Bear Model…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Triton of the Sea’s Minota and Poriipeimos sofubi remakes from Medicom Toy…

Originally making an appearance back in 1972, Tezuka Productions and Nakajima Corporation’s Minota and Poriipeimos sofubi figures have been rereleased courtesy of Medicom Toy! Taken from the hugely popular “Triton of the Sea” anime that ran right through the seventies, the crazy looking pair have been faithfully reproduced from the original sculpts, standing at around 22cmContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Triton of the Sea’s Minota and Poriipeimos sofubi remakes from Medicom Toy…”