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MAN-E-NEWS// Awesome Toy’s “Pick Me” Jinmenken sofubi for Clutter’s “Gift Wrapped” group show…

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Awesome Toy have just revealed their entry for Clutter‘s upcoming “Gift Wrapped” group show, the “Pick Me” Jinmenken sofubi! Featuring both “standard” and “skull” versions of the hugely popular human-faced dog, these 2-part, 8″ tall figures have been produced in a hot pink soft vinyl replete with neon sprays and hand threaded hair. Limited to an edition of just 20 pieces (10 in green, 8 in blue and 2 in purple), each coming packed blind bagged, the “Pick Me” Jinmenken will be available at the event tomorrow for just $100 a piece. Want a chance at bagging one early? Then be sure to sign up to Clutter’s gallery preview list right here

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MAN-E-NEWS// Blood Guts Toys’ “Namanari Ningyo” sofubi revealed…

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Whilst this past weekend’s GNOSIS group show at Toy Art Gallery played host to a number of different Shikabane Kaiju customs from Blood Guts Toys‘ Izumonster, it was the reveal of his latest sofubi that really stole the show… the stunning Namanari Ningyo! An ingenious blend of Japanese folklore, the figure features the head of Namanari – a half beast/half human creature – and the body of Ningyo – a fish-like creature often referred to as “mermaid”. Pictured here as a flesh-toned test pull, it would appear that the piece comes in at around the same size as the Shikabane Kaiju (10″+), with articulation in both the arms and neck. Sadly not for sale at the event, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that the figure will be making it’s debut in the near future. Keep track of Izumonster’s Instagram feed here for more news soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Satori Kappa” resin figure from Planet 3 Toys…

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Artist David Dick of Planet 3 Toys is very proud to present his debut resin release, the beautiful Satori Kappa! Based on Japanese folk lore’s reoccurring “river child”, the salamander-like sculpt was designed and hand crafted by David, standing at around 2.75″ tall. Produced in resin by the guys over at Pretty in Plastic, the completed figures will come with hand painted detailing not shown in the pictures above, each coming signed/numbered by the artist and packed with an exclusive button plus certificate of authenticity. Limited to an edition of 40 for this first run, the Satori Kappa will be touching down in the Planet 3 Toys store at some point later today (10/31) for an undisclosed sum…