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Tru:Tek [ShinGangu] x DeathCatToys’ Deathtek Mashin: Chaos Dimension revealed…

We’re back after nearly a month long hiatus, kicking things off with an in-depth look at our very own Tru:Tek‘s latest collaborative series with DeathCat Toys… Deathtek Machin: Chaos Dimension!

  • Size: 5.5″ (main figure), 1.25″ (keshi pilot)
  • Articulation: 4 points (arms, legs), plus removable weapon
  • Price: $120 (blank), $160 (painted) per 1 sofubi/1 keshi set
  • Heavily inspired by Japanese series Wataru Hero Mashin and its Takara-produced plastic kit line, Deathtek Mashin features an initial line-up of 2 characters – Six Eye Okami from Tru:Tek and Nightmare Steed from DeathCat’s Johan Ulrich – both feature a similar head-torso design fitted with the same arms, legs and back plate; all sculpted by none other than Macsorro
  • As with the original kits, both figures come complete with matching game piece-style “Pilot” mini – Silver Bullet for Six Eye and F*CK Luck for NM Steed – and weapon accessory, all sculpted by the UK’s Jamie Macfarlane
  • All sofubi figures produced in Japan, whilst weapons/minis come in a mix of hard plastic and keshi-style rubber, all cast by Tru:Tek in the UK
  • The first round of releases come packed with a kit box-style header featuring art from Johan, companion stickers and game card- the rules of which will be revealed as the line-up slowly grows throughout 2019!
  • The initial painted release came cast in a white sofubi with factory-style sprays in mint green, magenta, red, white and dark blue inspired by the original Franky WHM release. Whilst selling out at DCon, Tru:Tek did manage to hold back a limited supply of [The Spirit of] Deathtek Mashin clear blues for online sales, details of which will be posted right here on the blog later today…
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CryBag x Tru:Tek’s [Smogball] and [Oozeball] Kaiju Anatomy fine art prints…

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Our very own Tru:Tek teams up with CryBag for a series of fine art prints of his “Kaiju Anatomy” Smogball and Oozeball illustrations

  • Size: 10″ x 12″ mount size, 6″ x 8″ print size
  • Edition size: 20 each (Standard), 5 each (Dissected)
  • Price: $24 each plus shipping
  • Featuring both the Smogball and Oozeball in CryBag’s unmistakable cross-section style, 2 different colorways will be available; a Standard edition, coming in colors inspired by Shoji Ohtomo’s original kaiju anatomy illustrations; and a super-limited Dissected edition, based on Kaws’ classic Companion colorway
  • 12 color, mounted fine art prints printed on Bockford archival watercolor paper by the team at Redcliffe Imaging, Bristol, UK
  • All 4 prints will be going on sale via preorder alongside a number of other items in the SoftoyHobby store at 3pm London time this Friday, July 27th

On top of the 2 main print runs, Tru:Tek will also be offering up a special 2/2 Smogball package

  • Size: 4″ (Smogball), 10″ x 12″ (print)
  • Edition size: 2
  • Price: $140 per set plus shipping
  • The Smogball comes cast in a clear sofubi with a split paint app in black/metallic red/smoke/silver and checkered white/black guts
  • Figure comes packed with a 2/2 Crybag Kaiju Anatomy fine art print in matching colors
  • ALL orders come packed with a translucent Oozeball Anatomy sticker

Gory Hole’s Warui Zonbi: Series 1 deluxe mini sets…

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With Gory Hole‘s relaunch just over a week away now, we’ve decided to give you guys a closer look at one of the many items that’ll be up for grabs in-store next Friday, June 24th… the deluxe Warui Zonbi mini sets! Solely focussing on our legion of keshi fans this time around, these sweet packs consist of mini rubber versions of both Selwyn and SS Werewolf from series 1 (designed by Tru:Tek and sculpted by TTToy’s Makino-san) in a previously unreleased flesh-tone, matching soft enamel pin badges designed by Kotobuki-man, plus a matching Bikkuriman-style holographic sticker- all packed up in a custom hand cut windowed display box. Limited to an edition of just 20 sets, these will be going on sale alongside a whole slew of soon-to-be-revealed t-shirts, pins, patches and one-off custom sofubi… Look out for more info soon!


Gory Hole’s official relaunch announced…

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With toy news a little slow today, we thought we’d share some info on our upcoming relaunch of toy/apparel brand Gory Hole! Set to feature a ton of new VHS horror-inspired merch including pins, patches, tshirts and of course toys in the form of Warui Zonbi keshi sets and GH x Violence Toy one-offs, the new line will be dropping right here on Friday, June 24th at 9pm London time. We’ll be revealing the various designs and artists involved with the project over the next couple of weeks, but first we start with our initial line-up of 5 soft enamel pins…

[Top Row] Warui Zonbi “SS Werwolf” and “Selwyn”: Designed by Japan’s Kotobuki Man (of Uncut fame), these Bikkuriman-style pins will come with a number of different buying options, including singularly for $8 each, as a value set for $14 together, or as a deluxe set, featuring Warui Zonbi keshi mini figures, a Bikkuriman-style holographic sticker, plus the pins in a custom made display box for $35.

[Bottom Row] “Oozerface: The first design to feature in the Ooze Nightmares series (an ongoing mash-up of Ooze-It and iconic horror characters!), the Leatherface-inspired Oozerface has been created by one of three artists onboard with the project, the mighty Craig Gleason. Look out for designs from fellow ooze enthusiasts Live Rad and Grizlli Atom soon!

“The Scumballs are Among Us”: The first pin in our general series entitled Pinheads, this Fulci-inspired Scumball was designed by none other than Keith Caves. Limited to 100, these come numbered, bagged and tagged for $8 each

“Heinous Head Crab”: Joining the Scumball as part of the Pinheads series, this Thing-inspired effort has been created by Draculazer aka Michael Skattum. Also limited to 100 priced at $8 each, these will be joined by a t-shirt with the same design at launch…


Gory Hole’s Warui Zonbi: Series 1 sticker and pin sets revealed…

With news a little slow today (read: non existent!), we’ve decided to share an upcoming toy-related release from our very own Tru:Tek’s Gory Hole imprint… the Warui Zonbi sticker and enamel pin packs! Featuring Series 1’s SS Wolfgang and zombie baby Selwyn, the pair have been reimagined by famed Japanese horror illustrator Kotobuki Man in his instantly recognisable style, with a group Bikkuriman-style holographic sticker and an SS soft enamel lapel pin marking the first release. Going on sale alongside a plethora of Warui Zonbi one-off sofubi, new Gory Hole t-shirt preorders as well as a number of other pin designs over the next couple of weeks, we suggest keeping a close eye here and on the Gory Hole Instagram feed for the full, exclusive lowdown soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The Boropushi “Phase 2” Splatter Retsuden keshi from Uncut…

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Teased here earlier in the week, we can now reveal that “Phase 2” of Uncut‘s debut Splatter Retsuden keshi – Boropushi – will be up for grabs early next week! Inspired by cult horror flick The Burning’s lead protagonist “Cropsey”, the oversized mini figure has been hand sculpted by the artist based on his original Bikkuriman-style sticker design, this time around coming cast in choice of black (Darkness), purple (Zombie) and orange (Burning) colored rubber. Due to be making an appearance on the Uncut site next Thursday, March 31st at 8pm Japan time alongside a second version of the Boropushi sticker as well as an all new Splatter Retsuden pack (Vol.4), the figure will set you back just 1,800yen plus shipping. Overseas ordering has unfortunately not been confirmed, so be sure to hit up a forwarding service  in advance to be in with a chance of bagging this awesome piece…


MAN-E-NEWS// Cure Toy’s Ukkari-Man stickers at Lulubell Toys…

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As promised in our coverage last week, we can now bring you full release details for the Western drop of Cure Toy’s awesome Ukkari-man stickers! Featuring a total of 6 different designs along with 2 chases across alternative A, B, C and D sets, the authentic 1.5″ x 1.5″ Bikkuriman/MaBa-style stickers feature the previously revealed Fungah, King Devil and Giant Ghoul, alongside Pumpkin Head and James Groman’s Brainbug amongst others. Going on sale via Lullubell Toys today (12/31) at Noon Pacific time, single stickers will be available for $5.50 each, whilst bundles of 40 can be purchased for the reduced sum of $220…

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But that’s not all! As an added incentive to purchase multiple stickers, each comes packed with pull-off ticket that can be collected to enter a special lottery to win a new Keshigomu-style figure from Cure! 10 tickets will secure one entry into the draw, with the prizes being one of the three flesh-tone rubber figures we featured in our original Ukkari-man post; Giant Ghoul, King Devil and Fungah; as well 3 full sets. Tickets must be mailed over to Lulubell Toys at [Lulubell Toy Bodega, Cure Lottery, 128 W. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201 USA] by January 31st to be included in the draw… Stay tuned for more news on the official Ukkari-man keshi release soon!