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MAN-E-NEWS// The first edition “Sunobite” vinyl mini and t-shirt release from Tru:Tek x Sexual Youkai x Unbox Industries…

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Hot on the heals of “Tug-O-War”, “Shogu-Nasty” and “Necrolossus” (check all 3 here), we’re proud to reveal that the fourth release in Unbox Industries‘ “Strange Monsters” mini figures line – the “Sunobite” from our very own Tru:Tek – will finally be up for grabs next week! A nightmarish mix of both rikishi (sumo) and Hellraiser’s most fearsome Cenobite – the Chatterer – the fearsome beast was designed by Tru:Tek and rendered by Unbox’s digital team, coming in at an oversized 2.5″ tall and the same wide. Produced by Unbox in a unique deep green, rubber-like soft vinyl for it’s first release, the Sunobite is set to come with a vinyl sticker and custom header card for just $15 plus shipping…

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But that’s not all! In celebration of the release, Tru:Tek will also be offering up a companion t-shirt via preorder featuring an oversized print design from Sexual Youkai. Available on it’s own for $22, a super-limited set will also be on offer including the figure and a matching mini print for $35. Touching down in the Man-E-Toys store alongside the standard Sunobite figure release next Thursday, September 24th at 7pm Eastern time, be sure to get your shirt orders in before the preorder window closes on Thursday, October 8th… Look out for details of the first painted Sunobite run soon!


MAN-E-NEWS// Day of the Slug: Wave 3 and Shogu-Nasty mini figures from Bigmantoys…

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“Say hello to Goreslug and Skinslug, sculpted by guest artist Jimmy Rommel of Ironahus Productions. Two truly wicked monsters that were accidentally released by the Portal Slug from the dark universe. To combat them, giant-sword-weilding Sir Slythe has been summoned from medieval times to the present, and has teamed with the clumsy but useful Miner Disaster to track down the evil invaders and destroy them!”

Our good friend Lee Burbridge over at Bigmantoys is proud to reveal that the third wave of “Day of the Slug” minis have just touched down online! Heavily inspired by Tim Clarke’s Mini Boglins, the 1″-1.5″ tall rubber figures have been jointly designed and sculpted by Lee and guest artist Jimmy Rommel of Ironhaus Pro. Releasing across 4 super-collectible waves of 4 figures a year – that’s a total of 16 in 2015! – this round features the pictured Skin Slug and Gore Slug from Jimmy alongside Miner Disaster and Sir Slythe from Lee. Currently up for grabs through the Bigmantoys store right here, the whole set are available in both resin or rubber for just $30 plus shipping…

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But that’s not all! Joining the state-side “Strange Monsters” release, Lee has revealed that a limited batch of his figure – Shogu-Nasty – will be dropping simultaneously in the Bigmantoys store for his european fans. Priced at just $12 plus shipping, look out for the Unbox-produced vinyl figure this Friday, September 18th at an undisclosed time…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Tug-O-War”, Shogu-Nasty” and “Necrolossus” Strange Monsters mini figures at Little Rubber Guys…

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After over 2 years in development, we can finally reveal that the first 3 figures from the highly anticipated “Strange Monsters” mini line will finally be up for grabs courtesy of Little Rubber Guys next week! Featuring the incredible “Tug-O-War” from Zectron, “Shogu-Nasty” from Bigmantoys and “Necrolossus” from Ironhaus Pro, the trio of hand sculpted figures stand at around 3″ of rotocast soft vinyl. Produced by the guys over at Unbox Industries in a deep “Army Green” for this first release, all 3 figures will be touching down in the Little Rubber Guys store next Friday, September 18th, priced between just $12-$15 each plus shipping… Look out for details of Bigmantoys’ UK release, plus the debut of Tru:Tek’s entry, the “Sunobite”, over the next few days…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Sunobite” Strange Monsters keshi from Tru:Tek x Unbox Industries…

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Originally teased in prototype form back in December of last year, the “Sunobite” mini figure from our very own Tru:Tek will finally be available soon! Created as part of Unbox Industries‘ new “Strange Monsters” line, the nightmarish mix of both rikishi (sumo) and Hellraiser’s most fearsome Cenobite – the Chatterer – was designed by Tru:Tek and rendered by Unbox’s digital team, coming in at an oversized 2.5″ tall and 2″ wide. Produced by Unbox in a unique green, rubber-like soft vinyl for it’s first release, the Sunobite is set to drop in the Man-E-Toys store alongside a few neat little extras – including a mini print from none other than Sexual Youkai – within the next couple of weeks. Look out for the full lowdown, plus details on the upcoming Strange Monster releases from Bigmantoys, Zectron and Ironhaus Pro, soon…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Necrolossus mini figure from Ironhaus Productions x Unbox Industries revealed…

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As promised in our coverage of Tru:Tek’s Sunobite a couple of days back, we can now bring you details of the fourth and final figure to feature in Unbox Industries‘ upcoming “Strange Monsters” mini figure series… the Necrolossus from Ironhaus Productions! Standing at an oversized 2.5″ tall, the Jimmy Rommel-sculpted beast encapsulates the Ironhaus aesthetic to a tee, featuring a wonderfully dynamic pose surmounted by a swathe of pulsing muscle and sharp teeth. To be produced alongside the previously revealed Tug-O-War, Shogu-Nasty and Sunobite, the Necrolossus is due to come in a unique, keshi-like slosh cast soft vinyl, a medium we’re sure you guys are just as interested in checking out as us! With a debut release slated for as early as the end of December, you can be sure that as soon as a release for these has been confirmed, you guys will be the first in the know…

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The Necrolossus backstory-

“Man’s reliance on nuclear power, ultimately, was the very dependency that would destroy everything. Humanity was notorious for it’s avarice. Every enterprise known to man employed penny-shaving tactics in business, and construction was certainly no stranger to that principle. When a construction company won a bid for a Pacific shoreline reactor, the cost-cutting practices went in effect immediately, affecting everything from materials to staffing. The job was finished before deadline and far under budget, resulting in promotions for those in charge of the project, and a hefty profit for those financially invested in it. Things were good… For a while… The cheap materials and rushed craftsmanship didn’t hold up for long, as five years later, the reactor was put to the test during a meltdown… And the reactor failed, miserably. What came next was expected, and unstoppable…

Death. On a grand scale. Radiation touched everything within a 50 mile radius, polluted the waters, and poisoned the air. The irradiated and necrotic flesh of not only the humans that died in the area, but every living thing in the area, gained a hive-like sentience and began to reconstitute itself. The aggregate monster took pieces of destroyed buildings, automobiles, trains, and whatever else it needed to create a corporeal form. The moment it learned to stand, the colossus made out of radioactive death emptied it’s lungs and nuclear effluvia filled the skies. Cable news media named it “The Necrolossus”, and he stomped towards civilization looking to feast…”


MAN-E-NEWS// The Sunobite mini figure from Tru:Tek x Unbox Industries revealed…

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Following our reveal of Zectron’s Tug-O-War and Bigmantoys’ Shogu-Nasty over the past week, we proudly bring you details of the third figure in Unbox Industries‘ upcoming “Strange Monsters” mini figure series… Sunobite from Man-E-Toys editor and fellow Disarticulator, Tru:Tek! A nightmarish mix of both rikishi (sumo) and Hellraiser’s most fearsome Cenobite – the Chatterer – the oversized 2.5″ tall keshi was designed by Tru:Tek with rendering handled by Unbox. To be produced alongside the other two previously revealed figures as well as one more from an as yet unconfirmed artist – more on them very soon – Sunobite is due to come in a unique, keshi-like slosh cast soft vinyl, a medium we’re extremely interested in checking out! With a debut release slated for as early as the end of December, you can be sure that as soon as a release for these has been confirmed, you guys will be the first in the know…

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MAN-E-NEWS// Shogu-Nasty from Bigmantoys x Unbox Industries revealed…

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Following our reveal of Zectron’s Tug-O-War last week, we proudly bring you details of the second figure in Unbox Industries‘ upcoming “Strange Monsters” mini figure series… Shogu-Nasty from fellow Disarticulator, Bigmantoys! A horrifying mix of towering Japanese architecture and flesh, the hand sculpted beast has been realised in the same scale as Tug-O-War, coming in at an oversized 2.5″ tall and 2.5″ wide. To be produced alongside Tug-O-War plus designs from another 2 as yet unconfirmed artists – more on those very soon – Shogu-Nasty is due to come in a unique, keshi-like slosh cast soft vinyl, a medium we’re very interested in checking out! With a debut release slated for as early as the end of December, you can be sure that as soon as a release has been confirmed, you guys will be the first in the know…

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Backstory-

“Hatano Hideharu, 1541 – June 25, 1579, was head of the Hatano clan, and successfully maintained independance against the impossible Might of Oda Nobunaga. For three years he and his clan hindered Nobunaga’s march to Kyoto at Yagami Castle until he offered Nobunaga surrender, and was dishonorably executed.

His enraged spirit maintained itself in the stones of Yagami Castle, causing it to trmor, and deteriorate at a rapid speed. A thick, horrible electricity filled the halls of the castle, making it inhabitable. A proud caretaker remained for several decades alone, until the sound of breathing, living flesh in the walls became too terrible to take.

A year later, the castle was almost complete gone. Vanished. Old wives said they’d seen it slowly thundering through the forset, to the sea. No one believed them until now. Hatano has returned… 

Stone, flesh, muscle and monster are destroying the best forces of the East Asian Experimental Mutagen Defence Force. Cannonballs rip through our cities and our best giantified martial artists are unable to offer any notable resistance. What we can offer him to make him stop, we do not know. We must defeat him… 

Japan beseeches you, DIE! SHOGU-NASTY!!!”