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Medicom Toy’s “Jupirosu” and “Satan Ace Kenzan” Astro Mu 5 remakes…

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Having already seen 2 releases since its comeback in October last year, the resurrection of Nakajima’s classic Astro-Mu 5 line continues this month with the arrival of yet another goodie/baddie combo… Jupirosu [Jupiter] and Satan Ace Kenzan [Saturn]! Near-identical to the original 10″ tall soft vinyl figures, the pair have been produced by Medicom in a classic trans yellow vinyl complete with authentic, vintage-style sprays and hand brushed detailing overseen by The Galaxy People. Packed with all the design features you’d expect from a fully-fledged Astro-Mu 5 remake, personal highlights for us include glitter pipe cleaner filled limbs, removable gloves and boots, back/chest button controlled “yes/no” head articulation, plus mountable pulleys for string aided flight. Touching down in the Medicom Toy store via open preorder starting Sunday, April 24th, Jupirosu and Satan Ace Kenzan will set you back just 15,984yen ($133) each plus shipping…

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[info courtesy of Sofvi.Tokyo]


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Ultra Earth” and “Devil Bado” Astro-Mu 5 reissues from Medicom Toy…

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Whilst Super7 have been doing an impeccable job of bringing back Nakajima’s Astro-Mu 5 minis this year, the onus has fallen upon Medicom Toy to reproduce the classic 70’s sofubi line’s full size figures, with the first 2 – good guy “Ultra Earth” and iconic baddie “Devil Bado” – seeing a release later this month! Near-identical to the original 10″ tall soft vinyl figures, the pair have been produced in a classic trans yellow vinyl complete with authentic, vintage-style sprays and hand brushed detailing Packed with all the design features you’d expect from a fully-fledged Astro-Mu 5 remake, personal coups for us include glitter pipe cleaner filled limbs, removable gloves and boots, back/chest button controlled “yes/no” head articulation, mountable pulleys for string aided flight and, in Devil Bado’s case, a removable brain helmet. Touching down in the Medicom Toy store via open preorder starting Saturday, October 24th, Ultra Earth and Devil Bado will set you back just 15,984yen ($133) each plus shipping…

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[Info courtesy of Sofvi.Tokyo]


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Chewbacca” Star Wars Vintage Sofubi from Medicom Toy…

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Medicom Toy are to return to their officially licensed Star Wars Vintage Sofubi line for the seventh instalment this month, taking on infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett in his iconic “Return of the Jedi” colors! Once again sculpted by BearModel, the 1970’s-style figure stands at a lofty 9″ tall, coming complete with articulation in the arms, legs and neck. Packed-in with removable laser riffle and mounted rocket launcher back pack, “RotJ” Boba will be touching down via preorder in the Medicom store on Thursday, September 24th for just 9,720yen ($81) plus shipping…

[Info courtesy of Sofvi.Tokyo]


MAN-E-NEWS// Super7’s Astro-Mu 5 sofubi minis revealed…

A reboot that’s been almost 8 years in the making, Nakajima’s iconic sofubi line Astro-Mu 5 will once again see the light of day this week courtesy of Super7! A huge inspiration for some of the most highly sought after sofubi around at the moment – Paul Kaiju’s Mr REE and Ilu Ilu’s Tokio Supernova in particular – the classic 70’s soft vinyl line consisted of a core group of 6 humanoid figures, each coming complete with removable helmets, gloves and boots, and featuring a neat “nodding” function with the press of a button on the chest. Whilst this first round of figures WON’T be based on these 9” designs, the 3 figures up for grabs – Earth, Mars and Jupiter – have been taken from the accompanying mini series, standing at around 4” tall and coming in 2-parts. Produced in a glossy black soft vinyl for this first outing, the trio will be up for grabs in the Super7 store this Thursday, March 6th at NoonPacific time for just $45 each plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Super7’s officially licensed Astro-Mu 5 reboot announced…

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After nearly 8 years on the drawing board, Super7 are proud to reveal that they’ve been given the green-light to bring back Nakajima’s iconic Astro-Mu 5 series! A huge inspiration for some of the most highly sought after sofubi around at the moment – Paul Kaiju’s Mr REE and Ilu Ilu’s Tokio Supernova in particular – the classic 70’s soft vinyl line consisted of a core group of 6 humanoid figures, each coming complete with removable helmets, gloves and boots, and featuring a neat “nodding” function with the press of a button on the chest. Whilst nothing is known about the project apart from the imminent March 6th release date, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that the original 6 will feature in some form or another… Keep track of the Super7 blog here for more details on this long awaited project soon!

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MAN-E-NEWS// The C3P0 and R2D2 Star Wars Vintage Sofubi from Medicom Toy x Bear Model…

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It’s been a while since we last heard anything from the ongoing Star Wars Vintage Sofubi series from Medicom Toy, so it came with great pleasure this week to find that the fourth and fifth releases have finally dropped in the form of C3P0 and R2D2! Based on the original 1970’s figures released in Japan, these authentic reinterpretations have once again sculpted by Bear Model with colour design from Frenzy, coming in at around 9.5″ and 6.2″ respectively. Available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store priced at 9,000yen ($88) each, overseas orders will unfortunately once again need to be placed through forwarding service M-World. Hit them up at m-world-service@dream.jp with any enquiries…


MAN-E-NEWS// Triton of the Sea’s Minota and Poriipeimos sofubi remakes from Medicom Toy…

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Originally making an appearance back in 1972, Tezuka Productions and Nakajima Corporation’s Minota and Poriipeimos sofubi figures have been rereleased courtesy of Medicom Toy! Taken from the hugely popular “Triton of the Sea” anime that ran right through the seventies, the crazy looking pair have been faithfully reproduced from the original sculpts, standing at around 22cm tall each, with articulation at the head, arms and legs. Packed in an exclusive double header with images of the 1972 release, both Minota and Poriipeimos are up for grabs through the Medicom store for just 6,800yen plus shipping. Interested parties in the West are going to need to fill out the dedicated preorder form right here