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MAN-E-NEWS// Galaxy People’s “Cephalopod” vehicle revealed…

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Japan-based sofubi producer Brian Bunting has just revealed that he will be expanding his Galaxy People line with its very first vehicle soon… presenting the Cephalopod! Created for use with the standard 4.5″ tall GP figures, the stunning squid-like contraption appears to come in 2 parts, featuring a compatible 1″ hole in the top that can be fitted with the series’ various head sculpts. Presumably making its way into soft vinyl over the coming months, expect more details on the Cephalopod soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Devils Head Productions’ “Apalala” sofubi prototype teased…

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“The ‘Ta fang hsi-yu chi’ by Hsuan-tsang (a Chinese scholar who wrote about India) tells the story of Apalala. Kasyapa Buddha was a man with the power to control the weather. He did so by controlling the evil dragons that possessed the power to bring storms. In return for his good will in controlling these storms, the local people offered him grain. Eventually, the people started to forget to offer the grain and Kasyapa grew angry. He prayed that he would become a dragon, so that he could punish them for their selfish behavior.

This prayer was eventually granted and after his death he became the dragon Apalala. He made his home in a pond in Udhyana (an old name for the area of the Swat valley). He destroyed the area with powerful storms and rain. This continued every crop season until Sakyamuni Buddha visited the area. He persuaded Apalala that what he was doing was wrong. They came to an agreement where Apalala would stop his destruction in return for one crop every twelve years. Rather than relying on the people to provide the offering, he would take it himself by flooding the land.”

Having had continued success with his Alavaka sofubi, Toby Dutkiewicz over at Devils Head Productions has just announced that he’ll have another figure ready for soft vinyl soon! Whilst we have very little to go on aside from the name “Apalala” and the detailed backstory above, we can confirm that the piece will be around the same size as a standard “fight” figure at 4.5″ tall. Be sure to keep an eye on the DHP Instagram feed here for more details on this intriguing project soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Any Old Ion’s “Bullet Agate” and “Emme Power” sofubi prototypes revealed…

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Having had continued success with their debut “Ion Men” sofubi, the team behind Any Old Ion (AOI) Toys have started work on a follow-up release, the “Bullet Agate” and “Emme Power” Roller Derby Girls! Born out of a love for the hugely popular high-impact sport – and as a nod to the powerful women who take part – the pair have been designed by AOI’s Matt based on his partner, the derby-loving Taz, coming sculpted by the legendary Siccaluna Kobo at a mini-sized 4″ tall each. Due to be produced in Japanese soft vinyl later this year, be sure to keep a close eye on the AOI Instagram feed here for more news on the duo soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Manny Daggers’ “Spaceman Parasite” resin figure teased…

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LA-based Manny Daggers is set to become the latest tattoo artist to move into the world of toys, as he proudly introduces the prototype for his first resin figure, the awesome Spaceman Parasite! Designed and hand sculpted by Manny, the rather unfortunate astronaut stands at around 5″ tall, featuring articulation in both arms plus a clever detachable head (with severed spinal cord!) that’s set to come cast in a contrasting flexible rubber. With news on its release still thin on the ground at present, we suggest keeping a close eye on Manny’s Instagram feed here for more info on the Spaceman Parasite soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Paul Kaiju’s Biter Fish “tub toy” sofubi proto revealed…

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Paul Kaiju has just unveiled a finished clay prototype for a beast that we reckon’ll prove more than a match for Atlantean-terror King Jinx, the jaw-dropping Biter Fish! Whilst little is known about the figure at present, it would appear that the mini-mid sized figure has been inspired by vintage “tub toys” (toys that can be played in the bath), sculpted by Paul to float and hopefully coming in a squishy vinyl complete with squeaker once production finally rolls out. Keep a close eye on the Paul Kaiju Instagram feed here for more news on this interesting project soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Max Toy Co’s “Max Boy” sofubi proto revealed…

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Mark Nagata over at Max Toy Co is proud to reveal his latest sofubi prototype in full, the adorable Max Boy! A loving tribute to Mark’s son Max, as well as iconic Japanese mascot figures such as Sony Boy, the stunning sofubi mini has been sculpted by none other than Makino-san of TTToy, standing at around 4″ tall (TBC) and featuring articulation in the neck. A deceptively simple looking design, the little guy is brimming with subtle details, our favourite of course, coming in the form of the micro Eyezon that Max is hiding behind his back- absolute genius! Currently under production at the iron molds factory, we’re told to expect the little guy’s debut at some point in late April – early May. Stay tuned for a vinyl test shot reveal soon!