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BogSquad x Tru:Tek’s [Candy Corn] Smogballs…


BogSquad team up with our very own Tru:Tek for their first of many Halloween-themed releases

  • Size: 4″
  • Articulation: 1 point (mouth)
  • Edition size: 6 (plus 2 Pumpkin chases)
  • Price: $75 plus shipping
  • Cast in an orange sofubi, the Smogball has been treated to layers of candy corn-inspired white, yellow and purple sprays courtesy of BogSquad
  • Pumpkin chase features orange/green sprays over a black rub
  • Going on sale via a comment to claim-style drop on the BogSquad Instagram at 7pm Eastern this Friday, October 5th

Blurble x Tru:Tek’s [NON-GMO Gas Ball] Smogballs…


Our very own Tru:Tek teams up with Blurble for the latest Smogball release

  • Size: 4″
  • Articulation: 1 point (mouth)
  • Edition size: 5
  • Price: $90 plus shipping
  • Cast in a pure clear purple sofubi, the Non-GMO (Gas Mutating Orifice!) Gas Balls come complete with various metallic teal and red sprays with hand painted detailing
  • Going on sale in the Blurble store alongside a number of other items this Thursday, April 5th at 9am Pacific time

Tru:Tek’s [Classic Blue] Oozeball and [Classic Pink/Clear] Smogballs…


Joining the previously posted [Grease Monkey] Mini Mecha Goliathons, our very own Tru:Tek will have a number of super-limited blanks available in the SoftoyHobby store tomorrow

  • Size: 3.5″-4″
  • Articulation: 1 point (Smogball)
  • Edition size: TBC
  • Price: $50 (Classic Blue Oozeball), $60 (Classic Pink Smogball), $65 (Clear Smogball)
  • The Oozeball returns in a classic dark blue sofubi, remaining unpainted for this release
  • The Smogball has been cast in a classic pink and crystal clear sofubi, also remaining unpainted for this release
  • Going on sale alongside the [Grease Monkey] Mini Mecha Goliathons in the SoftoyHobby store this Friday, March 23rd at 4pm London time

Rotten Studio’s Fucking Bastard debut…


Rotten Studio‘s Bemon-Nag mash-up makes its debut this week

  • Size: 6″ (TBC)
  • Articulation: 3 points (neck, arms)
  • Edition size: TBC
  • Price: $100 plus shipping
  • Designed and sculpted by Rotten Studio based on Bemon’s Kougai and NagNagNag’s Boryoku Genjin, Fucking Bastard comes cast in Mexican soft vinyl with layers of metallic green, flesh, red and black sprays
  • Currently available to purchase in the Rotten Studio store right here

Tru:Tek’s “Akizuki’s Treasure” SmogBall for the Hidden Fortress group show…

Submission Toy‘s Tru:Tek unveils a one-off SmogBall for Guumon‘s upcoming group show at Clutter

  • Size: 4″ round
  • Articulation: 1 point (mouth)
  • Price: TBC
  • ST’s Kougai-inspired SmogBall has been cast in a Japanese sofubi, coming with gold dry-brushed detailing, black/silver sprays and embedded red resin gems in the eyes to represent the Akizuki clans treasure in the 1958 epic, Hidden Fortress
  • Going on sale alongside works from a whole spectrum of sofubi/soft vinyl artists (list below) at Clutter’s Beacon gallery this Saturday, March 11th from 6pm
  • Head over to curator Guumon’s Instagram feed for more details and reveals throughout the week


Science Patrol x Submission Toy’s Sufes 73 exclusive Smog Balls…


Submission Toy team up with Science Patrol for a super-limited double-pour release

  • Size: 4.5″
  • Articulation: 1 point (mouth)
  • Edition size: 2
  • Price: TBC
  • Submission Toy’s Sumoggubōru (aka Smog Ball) has been cast by Science Patrol in a clear soft vinyl with a neon green double pour, coming complete with hand brushed and sprayed eye and pipe detailing
  • Going on sale at Science Patrol’s Superfestival 73 booth on Sunday, January 8th, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for similar editions to follow soon after

Softoy Hobby in Japan plus the coming of Sumoggubōru…

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Hey guys! As some of my Instagram followers may be aware, I recently quit my day job to focus 100% on toys. Whilst this of course will mean I’ll be taking on more production commissions, creating more of my own sofubi and painting whatever comes my way, the extra time will also mean I’ll be able to focus more of my energy on making Softoy Hobby the most comprehensive news site across both soft vinyl and keshi- yay! Before this though, I’m going to be taking some time out to visit the home of these very special toys that we all know and love, Japan’s capital Tokyo. Helping Rampage Toys’ Jon Malmstedt wrap things up before his move back to the States next month, as well as prepping for various shows we’ll be attending whilst I’m out there, I’ll also be spending some time on getting the proverbial ball rolling on my latest sofubi, the Sumoggubōru. A follow up to the hugely popular Oozeball, Sumoggubōru (roughly translated as Smog Ball) has been heavily inspired by smog monster kaiju – Bemon’s classic Kougai in particular – featuring a unique 360° rotatable mouth, 6 eyes which convey a wealth of expressions, as well as innumerable hidden details including power stations, waste pipes and even a micro Ooze-It for good measure! Designed by myself and sculpted by my good friend Richard Page of UME Toys, the crazy looking figure is due to be waxed during my stay, with a hopeful debut planned for DCon ’16 in late November…

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So! Whilst Softoy Hobby’s general news updates are likely to take a hit due to lack of both time and internet connection throughout my stay, regular readers can expect show reports from the likes of Superfestival and the closing Rampage Studios exhibition, updates on the painted runs I’ll be offering, plus details on the Sumoggubōru’s initial stages of production. Those that couldn’t care less about all that stuff?! You’ll be glad to know that both Softoy Hobby and the dedicated store will be back in full swing starting Friday, September 30th…

Thanks to all of you for your continued support guys!