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Splurrt’s “Kronos” test shot revealed…

First seen in prototype form way back in September of last year, the follow-up to Splurrt/Secretoy’s Cinema Monster – Kronos – has finally been revealed as a soft vinyl test shot! As with the original, the second CM beast has once again been inspired by the golden age of monster flicks, this time taking on Ray Harry Hausen’s iconic sea creature the “Kraken” from 1981 epic Clash of the Titans. Standing at around the same height of the first Cinema Monster at 10″ tall, the figure – whilst featuring a familiar head sculpt and textures – ditches the Kraken’s multiple tails in favour of chunky, four-armed design more in-keeping with the look of the series. Pictured here in a gorgeous yellow soft vinyl, here’s hoping we see the Kraken debut over the next couple of months…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Studios’ “Clash of the Titans” online sale…

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Even with the horrendous weather in Tokyo on Friday night, Japan’s dedicated sofubi collectors were out in force for the opening of Rampage Studios‘ much-hyped “Clash of the Titans”, eagerly waiting outside in the rain for their chance at bagging one of the many one-offs and micro-runs that were up for grabs. Going on to sell out within a matter of minutes, you’ll be glad to hear that Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt had the foresight to hold back a number of items for an special online drop next week. Whilst we can’t confirm what exactly will be featuring, we’re guessing that at least a couple of the pictured  Dark Side Hunter-X, Hag-X and “Badly Bruised” Cadaver Twin will be up for grabs alongside a few surprises. Look out for the drop in the Rampage store this coming Tuesday, June 30th at 10am Japan time…

[Photo courtesy of TokyoToyFiend]


MAN-E-NEWS// The first painted “Hag-X” and “Dark Side Hunter-X” sofubi from Rampage Toys x Mutant Vinyl Hardcore x Skull Head Butt revealed…

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Originally teased here last week in blank flesh vinyl, the latest round of Skull Head Butt “X” figures from Rampage Toys and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore have finally been revealed in their debut painted colorways! Featuring a Skeletor-inspired witch going by the name of Hag from Rampage and a sinister six-eyed alien called Dark Side Hunter from MVH, the pair have been produced in the afforementioned flesh toned vinyl with paint apps from Rampage’s Jon Malmstedt; Hag-X coming with red, white and gold sprays over a black rub, and Dark Side Hunter-X, a mix of metallic teal, black, silver, pink and yellow sprays with silver detailing. Going on sale at the “Clash of the Titans” show at Rampage Studios this Friday, June 26th for an undisclosed sum, we’re told that a limited number will be held back for an online release soon after- more details on that later on this week!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Cosmo Knight Alpha/Longneck “Oozeball” micro-run teased…

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Originally mentioned in our announcement of the “Clash of the Titans” show at Rampage Studios this week, we can now bring you the first teaser of the Oozeball micro-run from Cosmo Knight Alpha/Longneck! Whilst most details remain close-guarded until later this week, we can reveal that CKA’s Yoda-san has painted up 10 of the Disarticulators‘ Ooze-It/Madball homage for the release, coming in a mix of red, blue and metallic green sprays inspired by his original “Planetary Delusion” Yusei Majin colorway. Going on sale at the event this Friday, June 26th, expect a full reveal over the next couple of days…


MAN-E-NEWS// Mutant Vinyl Hardcore’s “Grinning Death Ball” and one-off customs for “Clash of the Titans” show revealed…

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Originally teased as a work in progress sculpt at the tail end of last month, the incredible “Grinning Death Ball” (originally the Sludgie Mad Ball) from Chris Dondin and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore has just received it’s first paint test ahead of it’s debut release soon! Designed and sculpted by Chris based on MVH’s original Sludge Demon – along with a little nod to the DX in the form of a skull located on the back – the piece, around the same scale as the original Madball figures at 3″ wide, has been cast up in a similar latex, coming painted in layers of subtle earthy sprays and hand brushed detailing. With just a few alterations needed to the paint app before production ensues, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for the Grinning Death Balls first release over the coming weeks…

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But that’s not all… Following last weeks look at Paul Kaiju’s one-off customs for the “Clash of the Titans” event at Rampage Studios this coming Friday, June 26th, we can now reveal the trifecta of pieces MVH’s Rich Montanari Jr will have up for grabs at the show too! Featuring a stunning one-off Flying Freak DX and Toxigon, our personal favourite has got to be the “Leviathan”; an ingenious mash-up Krawluss and Ollie said to be the sworn enemy of Toxigon! Available alongside a whole host of painted runs from Rampage Toys as well as customs from some of sofubi/kaiju’s elite, expect more reveals as we get closer to this monumental event…


MAN-E-NEWS// Rampage Toys x Mutant Vinyl Hardcore x Skull Head Butt’s “Hag-X” and “Dark Side Hunter-X” sofubi revealed…

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Continuing his ongoing relationship with Skull Head Butt, Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys has teamed up with Mutant Vinyl Hardcore to produce 2 all-new head sculpts for their ever popular “X” series! Featuring a Skeletor-inspired witch going by the name of Hag from Rampage and a sinister six-eyed alien called Dark Side Hunter from MVH, the pair have been produced by Jon in a flesh toned vinyl for their first painted release at Rampage Studios’ “Clash of the Titans” show next Friday, June 26th… But that’s not all! Created with the intention of multi-platform releases, both heads will also see releases with MVH’s standard DX body, whilst a cap has been made for the Hag for a slew of “Hag Ball” releases over the coming months… Here’s hoping we see some sort online appearance soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// Paul Kaiju at Rampage Studios’ “Clash of the Titans” group show…

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As promised in our earlier announcement, we will be revealing a number of works that’ll be featuring in the huge “Clash of the Titans” show at Rampage Studios next week, the first batch coming in the form of this trifecta of one-off customs from Paul Kaiju! Featuring a gorgeous spotted “Callico Radon” Pollen Kaiser and a partially revealed “Sea Wolf” Goboking, our favourite so far has got to be the “Pollenator”; an ingenious mash-up of both previously mentioned figures, complete with a gorgeous metallic paint app. Touching down at Rampage Studios next Friday, June 26th alongside a whole host of other figures from some of kaiju/sofubi’s finest, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that one or two of these pieces manage to make it to Rampage’s online store soon after…