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Medicom Toy’s Vinyl Artist Gacha: Series 12…


Medicom Toy return with a twelfth series of VAG next month

  • Size: 2.5″-3″ each
  • Articulation: 1 point each
  • Price: 500yen each
  • VAG: Series 12 features a total of 4 different designs from some of Japans leading artists; Rangeas from T9G, Kero Boy from Takeyama Noriya x TakePico, Kuma Kuma from Mr. Hikari Bambi and Hinatique’s Morris; each coming in a blind packed selection of 5 different colorways each
  • Going on sale in Japan throughout September via Village Vanguard and Toys ‘R’ Us outlets, look out for international sales in the coming months
  • Info courtesy of Sofvi.Tokyo

SoftoyHobby at ToyCon UK…


Our very own editor-in-chief Tru:Tek reveals the slew of goodies he’ll have available at UME ToysToyCon UK booth (#T3) this Saturday, April 29th

Featured runs and one-offs include-

  • “Dokuro King” Smog BallsSubmission Toy‘s homage to pollution kaiju and Madballs has been produced in a clear purple sofubi, coming with black and silver masked/free sprays, metallic red detailing and an orange keshi insert inspired by Takara’s classic Dokuro King. Limited to 10 painted and 10 blank, priced at £60 and £85 respectively
  • “Silver Strobe Mine” Oozeballs- Matching the recently released Smog Balls, the Oozeball gets the SSM treatment. Cast in black sofubi and treated to silver/purple sprays and metallic green detailing. Limited to 5 including a “Split” GID one-off, priced at £70 and £80 respectively
  • “Silver Strobe Mine” Warui Zonbis- Completing the trinity of Tru:Tek’s current sofubi line-up in the SSM style, the Warui Zonbis come with black, silver and neon purple sprays with metallic green painted detailing. Going on sale alongside a special TCon teal blank set with pink gacha-style bases, both versions come packed with matching keshi micros. Priced at £65 and £45 each
  • “Holo” Kamengo micro-run- TakePico x One-Up‘s sofubi mini comes cast in a neon green complete with dark green rub, silver, teal and neon purple sprays and hand painted detailing courtesy of Tru:Tek. Limited to 5, these have been priced at £40 each
  • “Tin Foil Hat” Telebobo micro-run- Tru:Tek takes on KaijuTAN/Unoblab’s OG Telebobo in his signature bloody style. Cast in a flesh soft vinyl, each has been treated to layers of crimson rubs, sprays and hand painted detailing with a hi-gloss finish. Limited to 5 (4 of which are for sale), pricing and exact release details are still TBC
  • “Pussy Patrol” Sons of Brodarr micro-run- Ahead of a special collab for Brodarrfest next month, Tru:Tek offers up his own take on Gravy Toys‘ OG Sons of Brodarr; Jeff, Lonny and Private Hooligan. Cast in a Japanese sofubi, each has been treated to layers of flesh, pink, mint green and teal sprays with subtle hand painted detailing. Limited to 6, priced at £40 each
  • “Bloody Disgusting” Primitive Monster micro-run- Cast in a white soft vinyl, Frank Mysterio‘s Mexican-produced monstrosity receives fleshy rubs and sprays for this release, finished with hand painted detailing and a slimy-looking hi-gloss coat. Limited to 3, priced at £95 each
  • “Bloodsucker” Gosaura one-off- Having the honour of painting one of the first of Planet X‘s latest kaiju, the orange-cast Gosaura has layers of flesh, dark purple and magenta sprays on top of a purple rub. Pricing still TBC
  • “Mecha” Duwa one-off- Held back from the recent Tru:Tek micro-run, this single Toysbian Duwa has been given the full Submission Toy treatment, featuring a mix of fleshy sprays contrasting against weathered olive metal-like acrylic dry brsuhing and detailing. Priced at £210
  • One-Off Koningus- Tru:Tek has painted up a couple of Ummikko‘s classic ape, coming in a dark blue sofubi with a selection of metallic sprays and hand painted detailing. Priced at £55 each
  • One-Off Uneasy Joes- The latest round of STKL‘s little guy as painted by Tru:Tek. Cast in a mix of pink, green and white sofubi, various one-offs will be available for £35-£40 each
  • “Plastic Police” Mutant Cop one-off- Violence Toy‘s slimy officer of the law comes cast in a muted green soft vinyl, coming with layers of crimson, black, gold and silver sprays over a detail-hugging rub. Comes packed with hat and baton accessories for £200

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Look out for details of online sales for any leftovers early next week!

Krotpong’s Keronga micro-run…

Krotpong has been hard at work on a micro-run of TakePico x One-Up’s Keronga sofubi for a release next week! Featuring just 4 of the amphibious mini kaijus in a brown/tan colored vinyl, the quartet have been treated to a mix of neon green and pink sprays with hand painted detailing, each coming packed with a one-off mini painting from Krotpong himself. Priced at just $50 each plus shipping, the Krotpong Kerongas will be touching down in the artist’s store at Noon Central time this coming Monday, August 1st… Look out for details of a companion Koijara run tomorrow!

The One Up. Festival 2016 [Summer]…

Tired of reading about all of these awesome Japanese shows without a hope of bagging any of their wares? Then you’ll be glad to know that One-Up have taken heed with the announcement of One-Up Fes, an online show that’ll be running ahead of Wonderfestival Summer ’16 this week! Featuring all of the One-Up regulars in an array of dazzling new colorways, so far we have (clockwise from top); the debut of Super Robot (4,300yen), the “Poison Arrow 4” Keronga (2,600yen), “GID/Deep Purple” Omega (3,500yen), “Red Dragon” Koijara (2,800yen), “Phase 2” Tsun (4,320yen, “Blue” Mogudon (2,600yen), “Golden” Mount Workshop Gorilla (3,500yen), “Animal Eyes” Calm Cat 3 (2,500yen), “Bubble Wrap” Garura (1,000yen) and the “Golden Jet” Lion Head (3,800yen). Going on sale starting this Tuesday, July 19th at 9pm Japan time, we suggest heading over to the store prompt as most of these items are sure to disappear quick!

[info courtesy of Sofvi.Tokyo]

PicoPico’s “Max Toy Phase 2” Keronga at One-Up…


Takepico’s Keronga sofubi returns this weekend in an all-new colorway from Max Toy Co‘s Mark Nagata! Sculpted by Pico Pico and produced by One-Up, the mini-sized frog monster stands at around 3.3″ tall, featuring one point of articulation in the neck. Produced in a vivid green/blue soft vinyl and adorned with tropical yellow, red and green sprays with hand brushed detailing, the “Max Toy Phase 2” Keronga comes bagged and headed for 4,200yen ($38) plus shipping. Interested parties are going to need to keep an eye out for the drop in the One-Up store this coming Saturday, May 21st…

[image courtesy of Sofvi.Tokyo]