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Bad Attic Toys’ “Two-Faced Todd” Trouballz online sale…

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Having only seen limited, Japan-only releases since it’s launch back in August of last year, we’re very happy to reveal that Bad Attic Toys‘ debut sofubi – 2-Faced Todd – is now finally available to purchase online! The first to feature in the ongoing Madball-inspired “Trouballz” line, the gruesome figure comes in at an authentically scaled 3″ wide, featuring a two faced, gross-out design complete with a rather clever cranium cap joint. Produced in a thick, squishy soft vinyl that mimics the knock-off rubber Madballs of the late 1980’s, Todd is available in 3 different colorways this time around; the “OG” purple, plus a vintage-style green and blue, each coming with both painted or blank buying options. Packed in a display box complete with vintage-style trading card, the balls can currently be found right here for just $85 and $60 respectively…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Graffiti Blue” Dester Commando sofubi from Star Case…

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Japanese Star Wars fan site and retailer Star Case have just revealed that their signature “Dester Commando” sofubi is set to return this month in an all-new “Graffiti Blue” colorway! Taken from ongoing knock-off Star Wars line “Star Convoy”, the 6″ tall Stormtrooper-inspired sofubi has been treated to red, black, green and yellow hand brushed detailing on blue vinyl, coming complete with a hand cut paper belt. Coming packed with 2 additional heads plus a matching print card, the “Graffiti Blue” Dester Commando will be touching down in the Star Case store next Saturday, December 19th for around 7,000yen ($57) plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Flesh” and “Lime” Mad Wrestlers keshi from Monster Island x Disart ToyLabs…

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Originally seeing a limited resin release at Toy Art Gallery back in May, the Mad Wrestlers from Monster Island are finally getting a release in rubber courtesy of the Disart ToyLabs this weekend! Heavily inspired by the Weirdballs mini figure off-shoots, these ingenious little guys feature modified KO Madball popper heads that have been kit-bashed with a number of different M.U.S.C.L.E bodies. Featuring a total of 6 different designs from Monster Island’s Paul Bas – 3 more than the original release – the group have all been recast by the Disart ToyLabs’ Tru:Tek in a flexible, UV resistant rubber. Coming packed on authentic, hand cut “Madballs Vs. M.U.S.C.L.E” cardbacks featuring art from AshMadeThis, the figures will be making their keshi debut in 2 different limited edition colorways – a vibrant “Lime Green” and the standard “Flesh-tone” – both coming in at just $55 a set plus shipping. Dropping as part of a unique, cross-Atlantic release, expect to see the flesh set touch down in the Man-E-Toys/Disart store on Sunday, September 6th at 3pm GMT (10am Eastern), whilst the lime will be making an appearance in the Monster Island store on the same day 5 hours later at 3pm Eastern… Look out for details of the next DCon exclusive release soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// MAN-E-NEWS// Star Case’s Scum Hunter: Phase 4 sofubi teased…

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Japanese Star Wars fan site and store Star Case has just revealed that their “Scum Hunter” Star Convoy figure is set to return this month for it’s fourth official outing! Inspired by Star Wars’ Boba Fett, the wonderfully crude looking figure stands at around 6.5″ tall with 3 points of articulation, coming complete with a removable mask and neck tie, plus fully interchangeable droid, Han Solo and General Grievous heads. Produced in what appears to be a dark blue/purple vinyl and treated to a striking paint app in lavender, yellow, red and teal, the figure comes packed with a vintage-style header and art backer card. Due to touch down in the Star Case store on Saturday, August 22nd, Scum Hunter: Phase 4 is likely to set you back around 7,000yen ($56) plus shipping…

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MAN-E-REPORT// Toy Shack shop visit…

Rob and Luke Triclops at the Toy Shack in Walthomstowe Indoor Market 28/3/14

We’ll FINALLY be returning to our regular news posts tomorrow (thanks for your patience over the last few days guys!), but first we bring you a mini report on the hottest new toy joint in the UK… Walthamstow’s Toy Shack! Brainchild of Triclops Studio‘s Luc and Rob Clops, the incredible space recently opened it’s doors at the Wood Street Indoor Market in North London, catering to both children and adults alike with one of the most impressive collections of 80s/90s/00s classics and obscurities we’ve ever had the luck to stumble across.

Rob and Luke Triclops at the Toy Shack in Walthomstowe Indoor Market 28/3/14

Featuring the likes of iconic gross-out lines Toxic Crusaders, Food Fighters and Madballs, rare knock-offs including the Sungold Monsters and Pocket Beasts, sought after minis such as Wrestlers In My Pocket, Mini Boglins and Body Wars, plus a number of the guys’ own products from their illustrious time in the industry, the mesmerising shop offers a fascinating insight into the Triclops aesthetic, and more importantly, shows the poor, toy starved kids of today how good things used to be!

Rob and Luke Triclops at the Toy Shack in Walthomstowe Indoor Market 28/3/14

Open most weekdays from 10am right through to 5.30pm, anyone in the area with even the remotest interest in the golden age of toys is going to need to take a trip over at some point- and those that aren’t? Well you better start planning that pilgrimage now!!! Keep track of the Toy Shack Facebook page here for opening days, and be sure to stay tuned for news of a new online store soon…

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[A selection of the figures we were lucky enough to score during our visit]

Main photos- TomOldham


MAN-E-NEWS// The Toxic Underworld resin action figure from Goodleg Toys x Weirdo Toys…

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Continuing their recent onslaught of incredible collaborative creations, the guys over at Goodleg have teamed up with the Weirdo Toys  blog for their latest slice of bootleg genius… the Toxic Underworld! Paying tribute to the golden era of shabby knock-off toy lines such as Underworld Warriors, Sungold’s Monster, and Nightmare Warriors, the super-creepy figure stands at around 6″ tall, coming with a whopping 5 points of articulation. Limited to just 5 one-off pieces, each sprayed in their very own bootleg-style colourway, the chainsaw-armed skellies will be touching down in the Goodleg Toys store tonight (10/31) at Midnight GMT +1. Pricing is still to be confirmed…


MAN-E-NEWS// WAR ON PREHIS’ Death Drone from Goodleg Toys…

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“War on Prehis rages on. Merciless. Endless. Without remorse… The abominable face of Death on this godforsaken planet has taken another lethal form: Death Drones, raiding patrols of the infamous Skull Squad – leaving a path of annihilation wherever they go…”

The fine chaps over at Goodleg Toys are proud to present the third figure in the ongoing War on Prehis line, Death Drone! Kit-bashed and re-sculpted from various 5.5″ action figures, the humanoid protagonist has been cast up in 3 different colourways for the initial release; Opaque Green, Translucent Green, and Glow in the Dark! All handmade by the Death himself, each Drone comes bagged and headed with a copy of the first WoP mini comic whilst stocks last. Touching down in the Goodleg Shoppe today (9/13) at 6.66pm London time (7.06pm!), pricing on the figure is still to be confirmed… Head over to the new Goodleg Tumblr here for more pics!

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