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Rampage Toys’ Ultra Kaiju Series returns…

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Debuting at Wonderfestival Winter 2016 earlier on today, the latest round of Rampage Ultra Kaiju will be receiving a limited online release next week! Featuring all 3 designs from the current line-up, the Rampage Toy-sculpted, Marmit-produced Pigumon has been cast in a Goji-blue, Jamira, a neon green and Aboras, a deep orange, each have been treated to a number of flat and metallic sprays with hand painted detailing. Going on sale via limited preorder in the Rampage store, the latest Ultra Kaiju will set you back around $40 each…


Violence Toy’s “13 one-offs” release…

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Tattoo artist Zach Taylor and Middle of Beyond‘s Ezra Haidet have just revealed that their new Violence Toy imprint will be returning today with a staggering total of 13 new custom creations! Featuring various figure combinations from their initial line-up of figures – the ET inspired “Asogian Assasin”, helmeted “Death Car Assasin”, infinity mouthed “Time-Gore” and our personal favourite, the “Trollborg” – each has been produced in a Japanese soft vinyl and treated to unique one-off sprays, rubs and hand painted detailing courtesy of Taylor. Going on sale in the Violence Toy store today (2/7) and Noon Pacific time, pricing for these is still to be confirmed…


Wonderfestival Winter 2016 mini round-up…

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With Wonderfestival Winter 2016 descending upon Tokyo tomorrow (2/7), we’ve decided to give you guys a quick round-up of a few highlights that we’ve neglected to feature over the past couple of weeks. As always, if there’s anything that takes your fancy and you can’t make it to the event, be sure to hit up a forwarding service with your requests ASAP… or face those steep aftermarket prices!

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KtoKto’s Monster Series 4// KtoKto‘s ever popular Monster Series is set to make a return at WF with it’s fourth run of figures! Taking on a more fantasy-inspired look than previous releases, the Neclos-esque set features a gargoyle (Semushiotoko), skeleton knight and hunchback, all coming in at around 3″ tall and featuring an uncapped, finger puppet-style design. Produced in a grey soft vinyl with gold, metallic purple and silver sprays for this first outing, Monster Series 4 will set you back just 5,500yen ($46) a set… But that’s not all! KtoKto will also have all 3 previous sets up for grabs in an all-new GID colorway. Treated to metallic purple, blue, gold and silver sprays, these will be up for grabs at 5,000yen ($41) each…

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Sunguts’ Hyakki “Dunkleosteus” and more// Sofubi producer Sunguts will have a whole slew of new items up for grabs at WF, with highlights including the latest addition to the Hyakki Series, Dunkleosteus, for 2,700yen ($22), a GID Ver. Helicoprion, also priced at 2,700yen ($22), plus a GID Ver. Nekomata set for just 3,240yen ($27). Look out for all three of these and more at the Sangattsu Honpo booth (5-15-05) from 10am…

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BLObPUS’ “Pink Glitter” Dokugan and more// BLObPUS has so far revealed a quartet of exclusive releases he’ll have up for grabs at WF come Sunday. Featuring the return of both classic BLObPUS DX and Dokugan figures in a gorgeous painted “Pink Glitter” colorway, plus a number of Awesome Toy Loch Ness Monster custom one-offs, these will be joined by an as-yet-unrevealed painted run of Sunguts’ large “Matsutake Mentor” on flesh vinyl. As usual, expect any leftovers to go on sale via lottery through the BLObPUS blog after the event…

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Shikamark’s Oni Kamichi and Monster School Series// Shikamark‘s current sofubi line-up has been given the GID treatment for WF this time around! The unique looking, 2-part Oni Kamichi has been treated to a painted run in gold, silver, pink and red sprays for 3,800yen ($32), whilst the Monster School quartet will see a release in the pictured painted black/neon, a GID blank, plus a pink rub colorway, all for just 500yen ($4) per figure. Here’s hoping we see an overseas release for these fun little finger puppets soon!

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Chimagroup’s WF exclusive Parabola, Uncle Bolo and more// Purveyors of cute Chimagroup will have a whopping total of 9 different exclusives up for grabs at WF this weekend! Featuring a swathe of figures both old and new, personal highlights include the adorable pet-coned Parabola, roly poly Naughty Monster Comic, plus all-new figure, Spence Cat. Keep an eye on the Chimagroup Instagram page right here for sales details…

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Blackdots’ “Weirdo Black” and “Wipe Hollow” Mr Death// Blackdots and Rockin’ Jelly Bean‘s first instalment  in the Freaky Monster Village Series, Mr death, will be up for grabs at WF in 2 new colorways. Designed and sculpted by RESTORE’s Abe Junnosuke, the hot rod culture-inspired figure comes in a blank “Weirdo Black” with clear cain accessory, and a painted “Wipe Hollow” in an off-white vinyl with blue rub and black detailing. Up for grabs at a con exclusive price of just 10,000yen ($83) each, the pair will be available at booth 5-03-09…

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PPPudding’s Higeheru, Zeema and more// PPPudding will be gracing WF with a total of 4 exclusive mini releases! Joining personal favourite, the suited Higeheru, we have the return of the Neobaren Corps Down 3-pack, a special “GP” version of Chama from Gliderworks, plus the debut of all-new ‘bots Zeema 1 and Zeema 2. Going on sale at booth 7-07-04 (aside from Chama, who will be available from Gliderworks at 5-18-20), pricing for all 4 releases is still to be confirmed…

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Play Studio’s “Blue Demon” Shinobu// Debuting and quickly selling out at Sufes70 a few weeks back, Play Studio‘s awesome Shinobu sofubi returns for WF in an exclusive “Blue Demon” colorway! A huge change in direction from their initial release, the First Kaiju – in terms of both style and scale – the lofty demon stands at just over 9″ tall, coming with articulation in the arms, neck and waist. Produced in what appears to be a white soft vinyl with blue, black and silver sprays with masked black tattoo detailing, the “Blue Demon” Shinobu comes complete with a red rope belt for just 10,000yen ($83). Look out for the figure at Angel Abby’s booth 5-30-03…


Koraters x T9G’s Medicom exclusive Rangeron…

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With Byron having received a Medicom Toy exclusive last year, Koraters‘ adorable companion figure Rangeron steps up for a similar treatment later this month! A collaboration between Koraters’ Shoko Nakazawa and T9G, the 4.7″ tall figure – a mash-up of Byron and T9G’s Rangeas – is set to come in a white soft vinyl this time around, complete with orange, red, yellow and blue sprays with black inset eyes. Going on sale in the Medicom Toy store via open preorder starting Wednesday, February 24th, Rangeron will set you back just 4,860yen ($40) plus shipping…

[info courtesy of Sofvi.Tokyo]


Leeeeee Toy’s EARTHLY sofubi revealed…

Up and coming sofubi producers Leeeeee Toy have just unveiled images of their debut toy, the wonderfully strange EARTHLY! Whilst we have very little to go on at present aside from the pics you see here, it would appear that the fully articulated soft vinyl figure draws on a number of influences – primarily cult 80’s toys the Cabbage Patch Kids/GPK and Gloworms – coming with a number of cool design features including butterfly hands and interchangeable “Good” and “Bad” heads that can be removed to reveal a tiny Earth underneath. Due for release at some point in the near future, be sure to keep track of Leeeeee’s Instagram feed here for the full lowdown on EARTHLY soon…

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Paul Kaiju’s “Buttercream” Unchiman…

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The recently released “Buttercream” Mockbat won’t have long to wait for a companion on the display shelf, as creator Paul Kaiju has just revealed that a matching Unchiman will be up for grabs this weekend! Standing at around 8″ tall and featuring 3 points of articulation, the loveable shit monster has been cast up in a baby blue vinyl with a plethora of vivid cream and pink sprays with hand brushed detailing. Priced at just $200 plus shipping, anyone looking to bag the figure is going to need to fill out the dedicated raffle form that’ll be appearing on PK’s site (click the “Raffle Open” tab on the front page) this Sunday, February 7th at 6pm Pacific time. Open for just an hour this time around, winners of the lottery will be notified via e-mail within 4 days of the raffle’s close… Good luck to all who enter!


UhOh Toys’ “Jade New Year” Errants…

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Aaron over at UhOh Toys has just announced a special “Jade New Year” run of Errants sofubi that’ll be making it’s way online soon! Consisting of all 3 2.5″ tall designs from the series; “Roku” the scientist owl, “Cutty” the cowboy bull and “Verge” the space faring lizard, the adorable 2 part figures have once again been produced in a milky soft vinyl, coming complete with subtle jade green sprays and hand crafted Buddha prayer beads. Going on sale in the UhOh Toys store over the next few days, be sure to keep a close eye on the UhOh Toys Instagram feed for the full lowdown soon…