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Medicom Toy’s Vinyl Artist Gacha: Series 11…

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Medicom Toy return with a eleventh series of VAG, once again featuring miniaturised versions of some of contemporary sofubi’s most iconic characters

  • Size: 2.5″-3″ each
  • Articulation: 1 point each
  • Price: 500yen each
  • VAG: Series 11 features a total of 4 different designs from some of sofubi’s leading artists; Baketan’s Baketan 1, Teresa Chiba’s Inuharigon, PicoPico’s Bekkos and Kikkake’s Iron Monkey 2; each coming in a blind packed selection of 5 different colorways each
  • Going on sale in Japan throughout June through Village Vanguard and Toys ‘R’ Us outlets, look out for international sales in the coming months
  • Info courtesy of Sofvi.Tokyo

Medicom Toy’s Vinyl Gatcha Artist Series 7 revealed…

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Having had continued success with their Vinyl Artist Gacha line over the past couple of years, the guys vet at Medicom Toy are proud to reveal that a seventh series of the multi-artist minis will be touching down next month! This time featuring the return of PicoPico’s “Gakky-Kun” in alternate colorways, th little guy havs been joined by all-new additions the “Good Luck Darumaboya” from Hariken (sculpted by TTToy), “Batesuto God” from Perfect Studioand “Baby Rangeron” from Koraters and T9G. Following a similar template to previous VAG releases, the set of 4  figures feature a stanard 2.5″ tall 2-part design that come in a selection of 5 randomly assorted colorways. Touching down at Village Vangard alongside 26 other Japan-based retailers throughout June for a super-cheap 463yen ($4) each, expect to see VAG Series 7 to roll out internationally within the next few months…

[info courtesy of Sofvi.Tokyo]


Max Toy Co’s Monster Boogie Gatchapon Series unveiled…

Mark Nagata over at Max Toy Co has just unveiled an absolutely huge new release that’ll be seeing the light of day soon, the Monster Boogie Gatchapons! The brain child of Max Toy’s producer Quack Maxx, the series is set to feature a whopping total of 10 different mini-sized sculpts from a variety of different artists, including the Dino Bros from Pico Pico, a car-humanoid character who appears to be from PPPudding, plus a new rendition of Nagata’s own Eyezon. With a few of the figures already revealed in vinyl (as far back as October last year!), we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed these awesome little guys see their first release soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Calm Cat” sofubi mini from Art Junkie x One-Up…

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Shinichiro Kato of Art Junkie fame is proud to reveal that he’ll be joining forces with One-Up for the release of his latest sofubi mini, the adorable Calm Cat! Similar to One-Up’s previous gacha-style releases, the 3-eyed feline appears to stand at around 2.5″ tall, coming with one point of articulation in the neck. Likely to be making an appearance in the One-Up gachapon machines in a variety of colors early next year, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for an online release soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Medicom Toy’s Vinyl Artist Gacha: Series 3 revealed…

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Having had continued success with their Vinyl Artist Gacha line over the past few months, Medicom Toy are proud to reveal that a third series of the multi-artist minis will be touching down next month! This time featuring 4 of sofubi’s biggest hitters; RESTORE, Zollmen, Instinct Toy and Sunguts, each have contributed miniaturised versions of some of their most popular toys, including Dry Head, Mad Baron, Curio Bear and Miku Zombie. Following a similar template to previous VAG releases, the set of 4 new figures feature a stanard 2.5″ tall 2-part design that come in a selection of 5 randomly assorted colorways. Touching down at Village Vangard alongside 26 other Japan-based retailers throughout late May-June for a super-cheap 463yen ($4) each, VAG: Series 3 will unfortunately remain a Japan-only release, meaning overseas customers are going to need to get in contact with forwarding service M-World at m-world-service@dream.jp to be in with a chance of picking them up…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Matsutake Mask” sofubi gacha micros from One-Up x Sunguts…

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Hugely popular upon their initial release last year, the “Matsutake Mask” sofubi gacha micros from Sunguts and One-Up have finally made a return this week! A hilarious mini interpretation of Sunguts’ recurring Matsutake mushroom, the little guy features a similar aesthetic to One-Up’s previous lucha gacha release, standing at around 2.5″ tall and coming with articulation in the neck. Available in a blind-assortment of 4 colors; blue, white, red and brown, the Matsutake Mask micros can currently be found in the One-Up gachapon machines for just 500yen ($4) a pop- time to find a friend in Japan to help bag some of these!


MAN-E-NEWS// Mirock Toy x Medicom’s “Mirocku Maru” VAG mini figure…

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Previewed here just a couple of weeks back, we can now bring you the full lowdown on Mirock Toy‘s contribution to Medicom‘s upcoming Vinyl Artist Gacha: Series 2, the “OTA scaled” Mirocku Maru! As with previous releases, the stunning mecha-diety features a 2.5″ tall 2-part design, coming in a selection of 5 randomly assorted colorways. With the little guys touching down at Village Vangard alongside 26 other Japan-based retailers throughout March for a super-cheap 463yen ($4) each, overseas customers are going to need to get in contact with forwarding service M-World at m-world-service@dream.jp to be in with a chance of securing these incredible looking minis…

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