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Shelterbank’s Medicom Toy exclusive Fang…

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Shelterbank join forces with Medicom Toy for an exclusive version of Fang this month

  • Size: 13″
  • Articulation: 0 points, features built in bendy wire articulation
  • Edition size: TBC
  • Price: TBC
  • The My Pet Monster/Ed Roth-inspired Fang features elements produced in sofubi, resin and plush, this time coming in red/black fur with blue cast hands, feet and face
  • Going on sale through the Medicom Toy store via lottery starting November 24th, we’re still as yet unable to confirm whether overseas customers will be able to enter
  • Info via- Sofvi.Tokyo
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Shelter Bank’s “Mojo” Monster…

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Japanese producers Shelter Bank come with their latest bespoke Kustom-Culture style monster

  • Size: 9″ (TBC)
  • Articulation: 4 points (wire-infused arms and legs)
  • Edition size: TBC
  • Price: 20,000yen plus shipping
  • “Mojo” Monster comes with a mix of flesh-tone sofubi and plush parts, complete with blue, red, black and yellow sprays for this release
  • Available via mail order until February 28th, interested parties are going to need to send their name, address, telephone number and PayPal address to yow@shelterbanking.com

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Fluffbun Ree” sofubi micro-run from Melancholy Kitties x Paul Kaiju…

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Famed for her beautiful custom Calavera dolls, artist Kat Caro of Melancholy Kitties has turned her talents towards Paul Kaiju‘s Mr Ree sofubi for a special limited run release! Based on the one-off custom Kat created earlier in the year (check it out here), the 5.5″ tall figures have been produced in a vanilla colored vinyl with subtle pink sprays and brushed details, each coming clothed in a glorious hand stitched bunny suit. Touching down in the Melancholy Kitties store on Sunday, October 18th at 9pm EST, pricing and edition size for the rather aptly titled “Fluffbun” Rees are still to be confirmed…


MAN-E-NEWS// The BLObPUS x Dol Roffo x T9G “Vatundoo” lottery sale…

 Following the success of the “Jellyfish Dokugan” last year, BLObPUS has once again teamed up with amigurumi (knitting) artist Dol Roffo, this time taking on T9G’s Vatundoo for a special painted/crocheted release! Coming cast in a glow-in-the-dark soft vinyl and treated to red, gold and black sprays courtesy of BLObPUS, the huge figure comes complete with an amigurumi head piece that conceals all but the inset dolls eyes. Originally seeing a limited release at the Osaka Soft Expo over the weekend, the last piece from the run is currently being offered up via lottery for just 13,500yen ($113) plus shipping. For a chance at picking up the piece, all you’re going to need to do is fire over your name, country, address, telephone number and PayPal address to shopping@blobpus.jp. A close date hasn’t been set for this one, so be sure to get your entry in quick to avoid disappointment!


MAN-E-NEWS// The MetaSlug wooden toys from Psycho Scimitar…

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Following the release of the Crystal Lady back in December, Alex Gavryushenko over at Brooklyn based toy and apparel brand Psycho Scimitar has just unleashed his latest batch of unique wooden toys, the MetalSlugs! Following a similar approach to past figures, the beautiful pieces have been hand cut and screenprinted, coming with interchangeable articulation at the waist that can be swapped out to produce a total of 6 different combinations. Packed in sets of 2 complete with one 9″ and one 6″ design, the MetalSlugs are currently up for grabs in the Psycho Scimitar store right here for just $40 plus shipping…

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Whilst we wait with baited breath for news on the first soft vinyl figure from PS, we can share with you guys another fully 3D from the brand, this rather awesome resin/plush mash-up! Details are still pretty scarce at the moment (we’re still not even sure of a name!), but the creepy Plaseebo-esque figure should hopefully be making it’s debut later in the month. Stay tuned for some solid info soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The custom “My Pet Monster” Autopsy Baby from Topheroy…

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Topheroy proudly presents his latest custom masterpiece, the “My Pet Monster” Autopsy Baby! Cast in a clear blue resin for this incredible one-off, Topheroy has adorned the gruesome infant in a mixture of neon red, purple, blue and orange sprays 100% faithful to the cult 80’s plush  (the MPM chains reference in the staple stitches being the icing on the cake for us!). Unfortunately not for sale at present, we’ll be keeping our fingers and toes crossed that a similar run in the recently unveiled Autopsy Baby sofubi will rear it’s ugly head soon… Well, we can hope anyway!


MAN-E-NEWS// Taylored Curiosities’ ‘Brilliant Blue’ & custom Giant Monster Embryos now available online…

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Another artist we were finally able to catch up with at ToyCon over the weekend (however brief!), the lovely Penny Taylor of Taylored Curiosities brought along a mesmerising display of aroma-plush, one-off mini sculpts, resins (including a cheeky proto of a forthcoming collab with Alto!), and of course, the hotly tipped Giant Monster Embryo customs. Easily one of the show’s highlights, the beautiful display featured pieces from some of the art toys scene’s finest, the remainder of which have now been put up in the Taylored Curiosities web store… Joined by the original ToyCon exclusive ‘Brilliant Blue’ edition, the impressive 2.5kg+ hand cast resin figures range in price between £225 for the production piece, right up to £433 for Nervis Wrek’s Nibrian custom. Head over here for a closer look, and stay tuned for more news on ‘that’ Alto collab soon!

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