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MAN-E-NEWS// Black Friday “Grody Style” at Lulubell Toys…

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The team over at Lulubell Toys have announced that they’ll be celebrating Black Friday today Grody-style! Coming with a whole slew of new mash-ups, painted runs and custom one-offs from Grody Shogun’s Luke Rook – including the pictured “Monster Babies” for just $25 a pop – the guys will be loading up the store at Noon pacific today (11/27), so be sure to set your alarm to avoid missing out!

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MAN-E-NEWS// Tru:Tek’s Designer Con ’15 exclusives round-up…

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We’ve already featured a number of exclusives our very own Tru:Tek will have up for grabs at Skinner‘s Designer Con ’15 booth this weekend, but there’s still more to come! With only a day away until we pack up shop and leave to head to the con ourselves, we’ve decided to group the remaining 3 releases together for you in one fat post…

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The “Sunburst” Oozeball micro-run// Limited to an edition of just 3 pieces, the Tru:Tek-designed, Zectron-sculpted ball has been produced in a non-squishy flesh tone soft vinyl this time around, coming with yellow, orange and purple sprays over a detail hugging rub. Finished with hand painted detailing and a protective gloss coat, these come packed in a drawstring bag for $75 each.

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The “Garaball” Oozeball micro-run// The second micro-run to feature the Disarticulators’ Oozeball, these have once again been cast in a flesh vinyl, this time coming with metallic blue, teal and red sprays inspired by M1GO’s classic Blue Garamon colors. Limited to a run of 3, these have also been priced at $75 each.

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Oozeball one-offs// Tru:Tek has been hard at work on a number of one-off Oozeballs including the pictured “Mother Ooze” and “Arctic Ooze” (top). Ranging in price between $75-$90, edition size is still to be confirmed…


MAN-E-NEWS// The pre-DCon ’15 round-up: Part 2…

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As promised yesterday, we bring you Part 2 of our Designer Con ’15 round-up ahead of crossing the Atlantic tomorrow to go to the event ourselves. Expect a final post detailing the remaining exclusives our very own Tru:Tek will have up for grabs later today, but apart from that, this will be the last you hear from us until we descend on the Pasadena Convention Centre this weekend…

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Goccodo’s DCon booth// Master Japanese toy maker Goccodo will once again be making an appearance at DCon with a whole slew of figures from his back catalog. Joining the all-new Strong Smell Cyclops (pictured) in a neon green, the RealxHead Bearos, Astro Unkotsu and Kiaida-kun sofubi will all be joining the fray. Pricing, edition size and drop times are all still to be confirmed…

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Errants carded sets from UhOh Toys// UhOh‘s adorable Errants sofubi will be returning for DCon in a deluxe carded set! Featuring all 3 characters in a variety of one-off hand painted colorways, each set comes packed with a pull-back car that can be fitted with an Errant head. Limited to 6 sets, these will be available from Monster Circus and Bwana Spoons’ booth (#1102) for an undisclosed sum…

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The Mini Mockbats from Unbox Industries// The wait is finally over, Unbox have just revealed that Paul Kaiju‘s Mini Mockbat will be making its debut at DCon! Digitally scaled down from the original sculpt to around 3.75″, the fully articulated figure has been reproduced in a variety of different colored soft vinyl, with 4 versions available each day at the con for just $40 each.

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The BC Blasters from James Groman x TAG// Another project we’ve been waiting an age to arrive, the BC Blasters from James Groman will finally be making an appearance at Toy Art Gallery‘s DCon booth! Limited to 4 different designs, each has been produced by TAG in an unpainted army green soft vinyl for this first release. Pricing and edition size are still to be confirmed…

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Paul Kaiju’s Sunday preview// Yep, yet more from Paul Kaiju, as the artist teases what he’ll have up for grabs during his Sunday raffle! Featuring the mid-sized Moon Goon, Space and Fungus Ree, Boss Carion, plus a whole heap of surprises, be sure to keep a close eye on Paul’s Instagram feed here for more reveals over the next couple of days…

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The Rampage Warui Zonbi set// Whilst not strictly a DCon exclusive, we thought we’d share this hand painted Warui Zonbi set from Rampage Toys that Tru:Tek will have on display alongside the debut yellow edition- of which we can now confirm will be limited to 20 sets featuring both Selwyn and SS Wolfgang for $50 each. Look out for limited amounts on both days at Skinner’s booth…

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Turbopistola’s DCon booth// Sharing a booth with Nikejerk this year, Daniel Smith aka Turbopistola has revealed that he’ll have a whole load of wallet friendly customs, resin figures, pins and more available, including the “Gold” edition Elephantos for just $20. Unable to attend the con? Then you’ll be glad to know that the tusked beast will also be available through the Turbopistola online store right here.

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The DCon exclusive Kaibutsu Sets from KtoKto// Toy Art Gallery are proud to reveal that they’ll have a number of exclusive Kaibutsu (Monster) sets from KtoKto up for grabs at their booth (#1221). Going by the above pic, it would appear that the release will centre around the latest series (3), featuring the new frank, dracula and tombstone sofubi minis. Pricing and edition size are still to be confirmed…


MAN-E-NEWS// The pre-DCon ’15 round-up: Part 1…

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With time fast running out before we make our way over the Atlantic to Designer Con ’15 this weekend, we’ve decided to give you guys a quick round-up of some of the exclusives that we’ve yet to cover. Whilst unfortunately you won’t be getting the usual quality journalism (ahem!), the coverage – split across today and tomorrow – will at least provide the bare bones info on each release along with some pics for you guys to drool over…

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“Subaru” Neo Japan and Iron “Ultra” Meat from Restore// Restore will be unleashing all-new variants of their Neo Japan and Iron Meat sofubi at the Pop Soda/Refreshment booth (#713). Treated to gorgeous metallic (primarily silver) paint apps, the pair will set you back just $100 each.

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DCon ’15 exclusive Goodon from Kearjun// Kearjun‘s latest vinyl figure “Goodon” will be making an appearance at the Urban Vinyl Daily booth (#707)! Limited to just 4 one-offs painted up by Kearjun himself, these will be available for $250 each.

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Krotpong’s DCon booth// Toy artist Krotpong has revealed that he’ll have over 100 different figures up for grabs at his booth (#1028) this weekend! Featuring painted runs of both the Humunculord minis and Kanzler Arschloch, these are joined by various one-off customs including a trio of Seijin brothers. Pricing and edition size are still forthcoming.

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TKOM and Kikkake at the TAG booth// Alongside a whole host of new sofubi, painted runs and customs, Toy Art Gallery are proud to reveal that they’ll have new works from both TKOM and Kikkake up for grabs at their booth! Whilst TKOM will be unleashing a painted edition of his TAG-produced Double Think, Kikkake has sent over a number of one-off customs, including the gorgeous space Iron Monkeys you see above. Pricing and edition size are to be confirmed.

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The Punk Drunkers DCon booth// The guys over at Japanese lifestyle brand Punk Drunkers have just unveiled a whole host of exclusives they’ll have up for grabs at their booth! Featuring the return of their “Guy” Man collaboration with RealxHead in what appears to be Star Trek-themed colors, these are joined by a fresh batch of Onion Fights’ “Guy” keshi, “Fortune Guy” minis, plus the latest “Guy” Kiaidakun from Goccodo. Pricing, edition size and booth number are all still to be revealed.

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The “Jet Jaguar” Iron Monster sofubi from DSKI-ONE// Joining the previously posted “Blood Worm” Cestoda and “Blind Body Bag” Autopsy Babies, Miscreation Toys will have a special run of “Jet Jaguar” Iron Monsters up for grabs at their booth (#223)! Painted up in the classic tokusatsu character’s silver, blue, yellow and red by none other than DSKI-ONE, these hulking 15″ tall figures are likely to set you back around $250 each.

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The “JP2” Evil Mc sofubi from BlackBook Toy// BlackBook Toy will be unleashing a special “JP2” version of Ron English’s Evil Mc sofubi! Cast in a black vinyl and treated to a Jason Pollock-style paint app courtesy of sculptor Chop over at Monster Farm, this limited run of just 4 figures will be available at the BB booth (#902) for an undisclosed sum.

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The “Violence Toy” Skull Jinmenken sofubi from Awesome Toy// As mentioned yesterday, the guys over at Awesome Toy have teamed up with Violence Toy for a DCon exclusive run of Skull Jinmenken sofubi! Cast in a purple vinyl, the run of 10 (including 2 chases!) and 3 one-offs have been produced in a purple vinyl, each coming with sprays from VT’s Zach Taylor. Available at booth #1201, pricing is still to be confirmed…

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The “Aurora” Ace Robo sofubi from Comet Debris// Joining the slew of previously revealed exclusives, Koji Harmon over at Comet Debris has revealed yet another, the “Aurora” Ace Robo! Produced in a gorgeous color-changing pearl vinyl, the 6″ figure has been treated to neon pink and yellow sprays. Find him at booth #1106 for just $60 a pop…


MAN-E-NEWS// Paul Kaiju’sSaturday DCon ’15 line-up revealed…

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Not to be outdone by last year’s epic selection showing at Designer Con, Paul Kaiju has revealed that he’ll be teaming up with Splurrt over at Secretoy for yet another incredible turn out of new figures, painted runs and one-offs! Whilst we don’t have any specific information to go on at present, the montage image above for Saturday’s sales include a whole slew of must-have items, including a new Gobo King, Domino Jack and Mockbat, as well as all-new figures Popo von Poomz and the Biter Fish. Going on sale at booth #533 via the usual lottery system, here’s a quick rundown of the schedule for the first day of play…

Saturday November 21st:

9:00am: Free tickets available for Saturday Drawings
12:00pm: Paulkaiju Random Drawing
3:00pm: Splurrt Random Drawing (Saturday only!)
Sunday November 22nd:

10:00am: Free tickets available for Sunday Drawings
12:00pm: Paulkaiju Random Drawing


MAN-E-NEWS// The one-off “Hulkster” Slime Ape sofubi from Butcherbrand…

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Butch Adams of Butcherbrand has just revealed the latest one-off version of his elusive Slime Ape sofubi, proudly presenting the Hulkster! Standing at around 6″ tall and featuring articulation in the arms, this rarely seen figure has been produced in what appears to be a GID soft vinyl this time around, coming complete with layers of metallic green and purple sprays inspired by Marvel’s green giant. Currently up for grabs at just $80 shipped in the US, interested parties can PayPal over the cash to butcherlee127@gmail.com to secure the Hulkster…


MAN-E-NEWS// The DCon ’15 exclusive “Blind Body Bag” Autopsy Zombie Staple Baby sofubi from Miscreation Toys…

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Jeremi Rimel over at Miscreation Toys has just unveiled a special “Blind Body Bag” edition of Zombie Staple Babies that he’ll be unleashing at Designer Con ’15 this weekend! Standing at around 9″ tall and featuring 5 points of articulation, the grotesque infant has been limited to a run of 34 pieces this time around; 15 in marbled white/black, 15 in marbled red/black, plus 4 one-off customs from DSKI-ONE, Dubose Art, Miscreation and Topheroy. Priced at just $125 each, these will, as expected, be sold blind bag at the Miscreation booth (#223) on a first come, first serve basis…

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