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MAN-E-NEWS// The Disarticulators’ first painted Oozeball sofubi revealed…

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Coming a little later than planned, we bring you images – and a video courtesy of MildThree – of the painted sofubi Oozeballs that went on sale at Wonderfestival Winter 2015 yesterday! Here’s the blurb on the figure for the uninitiated few “A follow-up to last years hugely popular keshi-ball release, the Oozeball has been redesigned by The Disarticulators’ Tru:Tek from the ground up for the new medium, featuring a more organic, Ooze-It like face, paper clay-style textures, plus a cheeky little extra… a hidden face inspired by Georges Méliès iconic 1902 silent movie, Le Voyage dans la Lune! Beautifully sculpted by none other than Zectron, the 2-part design has been upscaled from the original 2″ diameter to little over 3″- making it both more in-keeping with the classic Madball scale, and, more interestingly, compatible with a wide variety of mid-sized kaiju with the capped base removed…” Produced in a super squishy matt vinyl with simple gold factory sprays for this first release, the pièce de résistance came in the form of a little surprise added at the final stage of production- a fully functional vintage-style squeaker! Whilst the limited run sold out at the event, we will have a limited supply – complete with said squeakers – in both an alternative painted colorway and the OG Ooze-It green coming later this month… Stay tuned for more news soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Disarticulators’ “OG Ooze-It” Oozeball sofubi revealed…

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Revealed right here in test-shot form last month, we are very proud to finally be able to share The Disarticulators‘ Oozeball sofubi in it’s initial “OG Ooze-It Green” colorway! Here’s the blurb for the figure… “A follow-up to last years hugely popular keshi-ball release, the DA’s Tru:Tek has completely redesigned the figure from the ground up for the new medium, opting for a more organic, Ooze-It like face, paper clay-style textures and the pièce de résistance… a hidden face inspired by Georges Méliès iconic 1902 silent movie, Le Voyage dans la Lune! Beautifully sculpted by none other than Zectron, the 2-part design has been upscaled from the original 2″ diameter to little over 3″- making it both more in-keeping with the classic Madball scale, and, more interestingly, compatible with a wide variety of mid-sized kaiju with the capped base removed…” With the first batch of green balls making their way over from Japan to the UK in the next week or so, those savvy enough to jump in on the preorder back in November will be receiving their orders very soon… And to those that didn’t? Well you’ll be glad to know that a small reservation has been put to one side for a release in the Man-E-Toys store over the coming weeks. But that’s not all! Rampage Toys will be unveiling the first ever painted version of the ball at Wonderfestival Winter 2015 this weekend- be sure to stay tuned for a full reveal plus release details tomorrow!


MAN-E-NEWS// The Disarticulators’ Oozeball sofubi test shot revealed…

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Revealed right here as a finished wax prototype last month, we are very proud to finally be able to share the very first vinyl test shots of The Disarticulators‘ Oozeball sofubi! A follow-up to last years hugely popular keshi-ball release, the DA’s Tru:Tek has completely redesigned the figure from the ground up for the new medium, opting for a more organic, Ooze-It like face, paper clay-style textures and the pièce de résistance… a hidden face inspired by Georges Méliès iconic 1902 silent movie, Le Voyage dans la Lune! Beautifully sculpted by none other than Zectron, the 2-part design has been upscaled from the original 2″ diameter to little over 3″- making it both more in-keeping with the classic Madball scale, and, more interestingly, compatible with a wide variety of mid-sized kaiju with the capped base removed… Pictured here in a gorgeous hot pink soft vinyl – a color we’re sure to see more of in future releases – the ball comes with 2 unique design features inspired by the original Ooze-It doll; a vintage-style matt finish, plus that all-important, super-squishy feel. With preorders from the recent “OG Ooze-It Green” sale winging their way to early adopters within the next few weeks, expect the first painted release to follow soon after…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Oozeball sofubi wax prototypes revealed…

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With the sofubi Oozeball preorder proving to be a huge success last month, we thought we’d give those early adopters of the figure a little update on its progress. Having been recast in wax and retooled for jointing over the past week, the ball is now in the hands of the factory over in Japan for the final stages of mould making… So not long now! One thing that we neglected to mention during the preorder was our choice of a vintage-style matt finish over the typical gloss of most modern sofubi, which – along with the super squishy soft vinyl that’ll be used – will create a look and feel more akin to the original 1970’s Ooze-It doll. Stay tuned for a reveal of the first test pull over the next few weeks…


MAN-E-XCLUSIVE// The Disarticulators’ OG “Ooze-It Green” sofubi Oozeball preorder…

Oozeball Preorder Promo

Debuting at the Rampage Toys x Tru:Tek NYCC booth in prototype form a couple of weeks back, The Disarticulators are proud to reveal that their sofubi Oozeball will finally be available to preorder this week as part of our HUGE post-NYCC sale! A follow-up to last years hugely popular keshi-ball release, the DA’s Tru:Tek has completely redesigned the figure from the ground up for the new medium, opting for a more organic, Ooze-It like face, paper clay-style textures and the pièce de résistance… a hidden face inspired by Georges Méliès iconic 1902 silent movie, Le Voyage dans la Lune! Beautifully sculpted by none other than Zectron, the 2-part design has been upscaled from the original 2″ diameter to little over 3″- making it both more in-keeping with the classic Madball scale, and, more interestingly, compatible with a wide variety of mid-sized kaiju with the capped base removed… Currently undergoing wax prototyping over in Japan, the figure is set to be produced in a super-squishy soft vinyl mirroring the original Ooze-It doll, with this first “OG” release coming in an unpainted, pantone perfect deep green (artist interpretation subject to change). Up for preorder in the Man-E-Toys store for a month starting this Friday, October 24th at 9pm GMT until Monday, November 24th, the OG sofubi Oozeball has been priced at just $50 shipped worldwide. ETA for the figure has been set for late January/early February 2015…

Note: This will be your one and only chance at bagging the figure through preorder, all future runs will be super-limited exclusives so be sure to snag one whilst they’re readily available!