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MAN-E-NEWS// NYCC exclusive “Do Your Own” Cyclops Dinos from Rampage Toys…

With a stack load of incredible kaiju and sofubi customs ready for next week’s NYCC, Jon over at Rampage Toys is still finding time to squeeze in a few original releases too… the first coming in the form of the super-cool “DYOCD” pack- the Do Your Own Cyclops Dinos! Coming cast in a snow white soft vinyl, the adorable trio have been left completely raw from the factory, coming unassembled with flashing still in tact- a toy customisers wet dream! Featuring an exclusive “DYOCD” header, the sofubi minis are likely to be making an appearance at the Tenacious Toys booth (#3121) for around $50 a set… Stay tuned for more Rampage “NYCC” reveals soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Glowing Sundown” Little Prick sofubi from Super7…

“Little Prick is a happy little cactus with cute little undies to cover his, um….thorns.  He glows after sundown, and is always happy to help light your way through the desert.  Take him out at night, but not in public…”

Continuing their onslaught of recent Monster Family releases, Super7 are proud to reveal the latest incarnation of Little Prick, the “Glowing Sundown” edition… Sculpted by Super7’s Brian Flynn, the 4″ figure has been cast in a soft Glow-in-the-Dark vinyl, featuring a stunning mixture of pink, red and white sprays. Hitting the Super7 store (direct link) today at Noon Pacific, the little guy will set you back just $35 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Jeremy Bulloch” Boba Fett from Killer Bootlegs…

Following a test pull reveal at the beginning of the month, Peter Wheatsraw of Killer Bootlegs is proud to announce that the “Jeremy Bulloch” Boba Fett bootleg is finally ready for public consumption! Consisting of a vintage Fett body left as-is, the figure comes with a “Captain Adama” Battlestar Galactica head that resembles an elderly Jeremy Bulloch- the actor who played Boba Fett in the Star Wars films! Coming packaged in blister-cardbacks designed by Mike Mancuso of Sixty Bones Press/The Yetee.com, the Monster Kolor painted figures even come signed by the actor himself… Limited to just 5 pieces, the figures will be available exclusively through Tenacious Toys soon for around $75 plus shipping. Be sure to keep checking the Killer Bootlegs Facebook page for further updates…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Spinning Head Sunshine” custom M.U.S.C.L.E from Brown Noize Productions…

In what has to be one of the biggest announcements in the custom M.U.S.C.L.E community this year, Sanjeev over at Brown Noize Productions has just revealed details of the second in his trilogy of Sunshine inspired figures, the breathtaking Spinning Head Sunshine! Tired of not being able to display his “Spinning Top Sunshine” M.U.S.C.L.E (#195) properly due to the pin like base, Sanjeev set about designing a body suit for the figure to sit in… Designed using CAD in a similar way to BNP’s recent AshuraShine custom, the figure has been scaled to fit in with the rest of the series when #195 is in place. Currently making it’s way to Shapeways for 3D printing, Spinning Head Sunshine will eventually be making it’s way over to Muscle Things for production some time soon… But wait, that’s not all! When discussing the project with Muscle Things’ Alec, the pair realised that whilst most collectors will have a copy of the original #195, it is likely that due to the ageing process, they wont match up in either shape or colour with the new design… To combat this, Sanjeev has once again flexed his CAD muscle to produce (in our eyes) an even better alternative! Taking the same shape as #195, Sanjeev has sculpted richer detailed heads and chest logos, coupled with the familiar block texture that we all know and love. To be sold together as a single figure, BNP have plans to release a whole host of different colour combos in the near future… Head over to the Brown Noize Productions blog for an in-depth look at the project, and be sure to stay tuned for release details on this ingenious piece soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Jay222 x Max Toy Co’s Lady Vengeance test shots…

Max Toy Company are proud to present the first test shots of their latest collaboration with Jay222, the super-creepy Lady Vengeance! Due to be making an appearance alongside a very special one-off “Lady Dinosaur” custom at SDCC this week (if the shipment arrives in time!), the mini sofubi has been designed and sculpted by Jay222, coming cast in an initial batch of soft green vinyl. Failing an official debut, Max Toys have stated that the pictured test pull will be on show during Jay222’s signing between 5-6pm at the Dragatomi booth (#4935). Stay tuned for information on Lady Vengeance’s general release soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Finger Five Series 1 from Fig-Lab coming soon…

Revealed way back at the end of January, Fig-Lab’s  much talked about “Finger Five” Series 1 is finally ready for worldwide release! One of the most unique art toy project’s we’ve seen to date, the mini-series features five 1.5″ sofubi ‘finger puppet’ style figures designed by some of the scene’s biggest characters- Paul Kaiju, Suckadelic, MonstreHero, Onell Design, and L’amour Supreme (with 4 out of the 5 sculpts being created by Kaiju himself). No news as of yet with regards to pricing or availability, so be sure to keep track of Fig-Lab boss Datadub‘s twitter feed for up to the minute info…

Note// The below picture is of a batch of one-off Paul Kaiju customs (via Lamour Supreme‘s Instagram), and do not represent the finished product.


MAN-E-UPDATE// ‘Ed Skworm vs. Min-E-Face “Noir” production shot…

As we loom ever closer to the release of our first M.U.S.C.L.E custom bootleg 2 pack, ‘Ed Skworm vs. Min-E-Face, we’ve decided to share with you the first production shot (with sprues still attached!) of the super-rare “Noir” edition that we will be offering up to our readers a week before the figures’ official release. Limited to a run of just 5 sets, each early adopter will receive both ‘Ed Skworm and Min-E-Face, plus our forthcoming original resin, the Skworm (pictured upside down here!) in a sleek black resin. Coming bagged with a separately designed “noir” tripple header, each of the 5 sets will also come with a signed and numbered bio/stat card that will NOT be available with the full release! We’re still to work out exact prices (we’re aiming around the $40 mark, shipped) or release dates, so stay tuned for more info in the next couple of weeks…