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Posts tagged “vintage toys

Awesome Toy’s “Pre-Release” Piggy Bank sofubi…

Always looking to push the boundaries, the guys over at Awesome Toy have just unveiled a rather unique-looking sofubi toy to add to their ever growing back catalog, the AT Piggy Bank! Inspired by a classic blow-moulded piggy bank from 1960’s Hong Kong (which in turn, was inspired by a similar injection moulded Canadian design from the late 50’s), the beautifully realised sculpt stands at just over 4.5″ tall, with articulation in the neck. Produced in a red soft vinyl and treated to black sprays inspired by a super-rare version of the HK design, this limited pre-release version can currently be found in the Toy Underground store right here for just $40 plus shipping…

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The “Battle Beasts Battleground” blog…

“あなたの獣アウトドアを取る! Do you remember the great Battles fought during the late 80´s in your own backyard, playground or within an impressive landscape during a holiday trip? Now its time to become that kid again……… Take your Beasts, let them out in the woods, send them out on an expedition in an extreme outdoor environment or let them Battle on the old playground once more BUT this time take a picture and share it with other Battle Beasts collectors world wide!”

With the first of our regular retro features – an in depth look into the world of GPK Cheap Toys – touching down later this month, we’ve decided to give a little heads up on it’s writer Ed Crooks‘ own personal project, the Battle Beasts Battleground! Co-created with Official Battlebeasts of Instagram to unite fans of the classic Takara mini figures, the strictly visual blog plays home to over 1000 images from BB collectors worldwide, featuring complete series collection shots, vintage shop visits, rarities, customs and more- all set against a variety of backgrounds (scrap that, battlegrounds!) from around the globe. Those interested in finding out more can check the blog right here, and to those that fancy getting involved? Be sure to stick your BB pics on Instagram with the hashtag #BattleBeastsBattleground for a chance at getting reposted!


MAN-E-NEWS// The vintage-style vacuform “Ooze-It” mask from Live Rad Studios…

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Yep, we know it’s not a toy in the traditional sense, but this mask based on our favourite slime-filled doll “Ooze-It” from Live Rad Studios was simply too good to ignore! Designed and sculpted by LR’s Thomas Fernandez, the vintage-style vacuform mask features the same iconic sad expression as old craterface, coming hand formed and sprayed in the classic green with red slime. Due to touch down in Fernandez’ store right here over the coming weeks, be sure to keep a close eye on the Live Rad Instagram feed for the full lowdown on the drop soon…


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// The Atomic Kong “Black” sofubi set from KT Soft Vinyl x Medicom Toy…

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The guys over at KT Soft Vinyl have teamed up with Medicom Toy to resurrect one of their most loved figures after over 4 decades since it’s first release… the Atomic Kong mini! Originally created in the 1970’s by a small, unnamed factory in Japan, the 4.7″ piece has been joined by an all-new “Giant” sized version for this re-release, both coming in a black vinyl replete with authentic grey and pink sprays. Currently available in Japan through the Medicom Toy store for 20,000yen ($162), international customers are going to need to fill in the dedicated lottery form right here before July 10th to be in with a chance at bagging the pair…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Sterling North” and “Rascal Raccoon” World Masterpiece Theatre sofubi from Mirock Toy x Medicom Toy…

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Mirock Toy have teamed up with Medicom for their latest officially licensed series, this time around taking on Nippon Animation’s classic 70’s anime, World Masterpiece Theatre. Kicking things off with a bang, the guys have decided to focus on one of the most popular cartoons in the series, “Rascal Raccoon”, an adaption of iconic author Sterling North’s semi-biographical novel “Rascal”. Featuring both the young North and his furry companion, the pair – standing at around 7″ and 2.5″ respectively – have been designed and sculpted by Mirock’s Kaneko Yowohei, coming cast in a white soft vinyl and painted in an authentic palette of muted tones. Currently available to Japanese customers through the Medicom Toy store for just 6,841yen ($60), international orders can be placed through Rakuten right here until Tuesday, June 30th…