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MAN-E-NEWS// TTToy’s new “Chupacabra”, “Yeti” and “Bigfoot” sofubi at Lulubell Toys…

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Hinted in our recent coverage right here, we can now reveal that TTToy’s latest officially licensed IWA Japan Pro Wrestling sofubi – the mighty “Chupacabra” – has been granted a worldwide release courtesy of Lulubell Toys! The fifth figure to feature in the ongoing series, the infamous reptilian wrassler has been faithfully realised by TTToy’s Makino-san, standing in-scale with previous releases at around 4.5″ tall and coming with similar articulation in the waist and arms. Produced in what appears to be a green soft vinyl with authentic cream, metallic green, red and silver sprays, the beast’s first colorway can currently be found in the Lulubell store alongside an all-new “GID” Yeti and “Brown” Bigfoot for just $30 each plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// TTToy x Hinomaru-ya’s IWA Japan “Chupacabra” sofubi revealed in-full…

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Originally teased in prototype form a couple of weeks back, we can now reveal TTToy’s “Chupacabra” sofubi in-full! The fifth figure to feature in the officially-licensed IWA Japan sofubi series, the infamous reptilian has been faithfully realised by TTToy’s Makino-san, standing in-scale with previous releases at around 4.5″ tall and coming with similar articulation in the waist and arms. Debuting in an authentic metallic green, red and beige paint app, a limited batch of just 20 will be made available at Tokyo’s Gatomubu Korakuen Hall tournament for just 2,000yen ($16) each. Look out for a full, official release in the Hinomaru-ya store on Tuesday, September 1st. No news on overseas sales at present, but you can be sure that Lulubell Toys will secure a limited batch of the figure for western customers soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Gory Hole’s “SS Werewolf” Warui Zonbi sofubi prototype revealed…

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Our editor-in-chief Tru:Tek will be resurrecting the Gory Hole brand in time for a relaunch at DCon in November, bringing along the long-awaited first issue of the ‘zine, new apparel, a follow-up to last year’s bootleg monster rings, plus the debut of the brand’s first ever toy line… Warui Zonbi! Heavily inspired by cult horror toys the Ma-Ba Zombies – albeit with a modern twist – the series is set to feature a whole slew of soft vinyl finger puppets inspired not by the silverscreen’s classic monsters, but instead by the more obscure cult horror creatures that we ourselves grew up with throughout the 80’s and 90’s. With Series 1 featuring a total of 2 figures, we’re very proud today to be able to share with you the first… American Werewolf in London’s SS Werewolf! Heavily inspired by the cult horror flick’s strange dream sequence, the little guy has been re-imagined to closely resemble the “split torso” Ma-Ba aesthetic with help from Radioactive Uppercut‘s John Santagada, coming sculpted in-scale by the legendary Makino-san of TTToy at around 2.5″ tall. Due to be produced in sofubi alongside another soon-to-be-revealed design over the next couple of months, be sure to stay tuned for the full lowdown – including Tru:Tek’s HUGE plans for future releases – soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The IWA Japan “Chupacabra” sofubi from TTToy x Hinomaru-ya…

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TTToy have just unveiled the fifth figure in their ongoing, officially licensed IWA Japan Pro Wrestling sofubi series, taking on the mighty Chupacabra! Faithfully realised by TTToy’s Makino-san, the infamous reptilian wrasler stands in-scale with previous releases at around 4.5″ tall, featuring articulation in both the waist and arms. Due to make it’s debut through the Hinomaru-ya store on Tuesday, September 1st for just 2,000yen ($16) plus shipping, look out for a full-reveal of the figures’ first colorway soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// Max Toy Co’s “Max Boy” sofubi proto revealed…

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Mark Nagata over at Max Toy Co is proud to reveal his latest sofubi prototype in full, the adorable Max Boy! A loving tribute to Mark’s son Max, as well as iconic Japanese mascot figures such as Sony Boy, the stunning sofubi mini has been sculpted by none other than Makino-san of TTToy, standing at around 4″ tall (TBC) and featuring articulation in the neck. A deceptively simple looking design, the little guy is brimming with subtle details, our favourite of course, coming in the form of the micro Eyezon that Max is hiding behind his back- absolute genius! Currently under production at the iron molds factory, we’re told to expect the little guy’s debut at some point in late April – early May. Stay tuned for a vinyl test shot reveal soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// New Captain Maxx and Mecha Nekoron protos from Max Toy Company…

It’s been a busy week already for Max Toy collectors with the re-opening of the exclusive membership club on Monday, so it came with great surprise today to find that Mark Nagata has revealed not one but two new protos that should be heading to the Max Toy shop soon!

First up comes the much anticipated collaboration with Japanese toy company, Frenzy, the re-imaging of Max Toy‘s signature spaceman, Captain Maxx. Sculpted in a new standard size, the figure is set to come with 2 different helmet variations (Version A and Version C, a nod to Nagata’s favourite hero!), a newer, sleeker version (right), and one more faithful to the original (left). Nagata has stated that a test shot of the newly revived character should be available at Design Fiesta in May, so be sure to stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details…

Next up we have Mecha Nekoron, the would-be robot companion to Negora! Designed and sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys, the micro sized mecha cat stands at just 2.5″ tall. Coming with his own Mewship, the tops and bottoms of both figures can be removed and interchanged to create a number of different variations! With iron molds in the process of being made, expect to see this little guy debut at Design Fiesta (with a healthy surplus promised for us collectors in the West!). Stay tuned for test shots soon…