Awesome Toy’s “Pre-Release” Piggy Bank sofubi…

Always looking to push the boundaries, the guys over at Awesome Toy have just unveiled a rather unique-looking sofubi toy to add to their ever growing back catalog, the AT Piggy Bank! Inspired by a classic blow-moulded piggy bank from 1960’s Hong Kong (which in turn, was inspired by a similar injection moulded Canadian designContinue reading “Awesome Toy’s “Pre-Release” Piggy Bank sofubi…”

The “Battle Beasts Battleground” blog…

“あなたの獣アウトドアを取る! Do you remember the great Battles fought during the late 80´s in your own backyard, playground or within an impressive landscape during a holiday trip? Now its time to become that kid again……… Take your Beasts, let them out in the woods, send them out on an expedition in an extreme outdoor environment orContinue reading “The “Battle Beasts Battleground” blog…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The vintage-style vacuform “Ooze-It” mask from Live Rad Studios…

Yep, we know it’s not a toy in the traditional sense, but this mask based on our favourite slime-filled doll “Ooze-It” from Live Rad Studios was simply too good to ignore! Designed and sculpted by LR’s Thomas Fernandez, the vintage-style vacuform mask features the same iconic sad expression as old craterface, coming hand formed andContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The vintage-style vacuform “Ooze-It” mask from Live Rad Studios…”

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// The Atomic Kong “Black” sofubi set from KT Soft Vinyl x Medicom Toy…

The guys over at KT Soft Vinyl have teamed up with Medicom Toy to resurrect one of their most loved figures after over 4 decades since it’s first release… the Atomic Kong mini! Originally created in the 1970’s by a small, unnamed factory in Japan, the 4.7″ piece has been joined by an all-new “Giant” sizedContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Atomic Kong “Black” sofubi set from KT Soft Vinyl x Medicom Toy…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Sterling North” and “Rascal Raccoon” World Masterpiece Theatre sofubi from Mirock Toy x Medicom Toy…

Mirock Toy have teamed up with Medicom for their latest officially licensed series, this time around taking on Nippon Animation’s classic 70’s anime, World Masterpiece Theatre. Kicking things off with a bang, the guys have decided to focus on one of the most popular cartoons in the series, “Rascal Raccoon”, an adaption of iconic authorContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Sterling North” and “Rascal Raccoon” World Masterpiece Theatre sofubi from Mirock Toy x Medicom Toy…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Alien “Earth” and Miss Mysterious “Willard” sofubi from Secret Base…

Secret Base are proud to reveal not 1, but 2 new releases in their online store this weekend. First up, we have the return of the “Alien” Ooze-It bootleg in a stunning “Earth” colorway. Originally unveiled back in March, the latest edition has been produced in a glitter infused clear blue vinyl with simple metallicContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Alien “Earth” and Miss Mysterious “Willard” sofubi from Secret Base…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Underworld Toy x Maruyama Gangu “RED SKULL” sofubi…

Up and coming sofubi producers Underworld Toy are proud to unveil their debut release, the Maruyama Gangu “Red Skull”! Utilising the moulds from Tenyo’s 1970’s “Skull” figure, the 4″ tall piece has been reproduced by Underworld complete with articulated jaw, coming painted in a mix of sprays and washes to resemble Captain America’s arch-nemesis, Red Skull. LimitedContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Underworld Toy x Maruyama Gangu “RED SKULL” sofubi…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Secret Base’s latest “Ooze-It” sofubi revealed…

It’s been a few months since Secret Base‘s Ooze-It reboot last saw a release, so it came with great pleasure over the weekend to find that an all-new colorway is due for release soon! Produced in what appears to be a glitter-infused clear blue soft vinyl with simple gold sprays, the 10″ figure – cast fromContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Secret Base’s latest “Ooze-It” sofubi revealed…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Clutter Magazine Issue 23 feat. Tru:Tek’s Disarticulator Keshi Guide out now…

The guys over at Clutter Magazine are proud to reveal that the latest issue (#23) of their free print publication is now up for grabs! Celebrating the publication’s 10th anniversary in style, the Winter 2014/15 issue packs in interviews and features with – amongst others – Bwana Spoons, Frank Kozik, and Splurrt, as well as the third article for theContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Clutter Magazine Issue 23 feat. Tru:Tek’s Disarticulator Keshi Guide out now…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Clutter Magazine Issue 22 feat. Tru:Tek’s Bootleg Keshi Guide out now…

Clutter Magazine are proud to reveal that the latest issue (#22) of their free print publication is now up for grabs! Featuring an extensive article on the ReAction Figure brand alongside interviews with – amongst others – DeathCat Toys, Miscreation Toys and Bob Conge/Plaseebo, these have been joined by the second article for the mag from our ownContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Clutter Magazine Issue 22 feat. Tru:Tek’s Bootleg Keshi Guide out now…”

MAN-E-REPORT// Toy Shack shop visit…

We’ll FINALLY be returning to our regular news posts tomorrow (thanks for your patience over the last few days guys!), but first we bring you a mini report on the hottest new toy joint in the UK… Walthamstow’s Toy Shack! Brainchild of Triclops Studio‘s Luc and Rob Clops, the incredible space recently opened it’s doors at theContinue reading “MAN-E-REPORT// Toy Shack shop visit…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Real Sports Toy” from HamFX…

Following the success of the “Shoot Your Eye Out” pea shooter last month, HamFX is proud to present the second repackaged vintage figure in his ongoing series, the Real Sports Toy! Once again reflecting on the hilariously inappropriate nature of some of our fondly remembered childhood toys, the muscle pumping syringe comes complete with newContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Real Sports Toy” from HamFX…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Shoot Your Eye Out” vintage pea-shooter from HamFX…

Remember the pea shooters and spud guns of your youth? And remember the constant reminder from unnerved parents that you’d shoot someones eye out using it?! Well, thanks to HamFX, we now have a gun SPECIFICALLY for that purpose! The first in a series of classic, fully working toys from the artist, each piece comesContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Shoot Your Eye Out” vintage pea-shooter from HamFX…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC exclusive ALIEN Reaction figures from Super7…

Revealed way back in the summer of last year, the resurrected 1979 ALIEN action figure line from Super7 will finally be making it’s debut at SDCC next month! Under authorisation from 20th Century Fox, the guys are now in the final stages of producing the full series of 5 never before released toys as part ofContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The SDCC exclusive ALIEN Reaction figures from Super7…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Super7 announces Transformers Super Shoguns…

Joining the resurrection of the original Alien action figures (find out more here), Super7 are proud to announce they will be working on yet another cult 80’s IP… with the reveal of the Transformers Super Shoguns! OPTIMUS PRIME, plus a whole host of other Autobots and Decipticons, are due to be realized as jumbo-scaled, 24” tallContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Super7 announces Transformers Super Shoguns…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Super7 announces “Alien” ReAction figures…

The biggest announcement to come from SDCC 2012 yet (in our eyes at least!), Super7 have revealed that they will be releasing the original never-before-manufactured Alien action figure line! Set to become the first toys in Super7’s upcoming ReAction Figures series, the line-up of 5 figures (Ripley, Ash, Dallas, Kane in Nostromo Suit and theContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Super7 announces “Alien” ReAction figures…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The ALPHA PHASE OUTER SPACE MEN Wave 5 from The Four Horsemen..

Previewed in blue test-pull form at the beginning of last month, The Four Horsemen‘s ALPHA PHASE OUTER SPACE MEN Wave 5, plus the ALPHA PHASE version of their first Deluxe OSM are now available to pre-order on Store Horsemen! Priced at just $50 for the 3 piece set, each figure will come individually bagged with cardContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The ALPHA PHASE OUTER SPACE MEN Wave 5 from The Four Horsemen..”