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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Glow Version” Kaibutsuya Kesagake sofubi from Rampage Toys…

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Jon Malmstedt of Rampage Toys will be descending upon Design Fiesta 41 this weekend with a whole load of original sofubi, custom one-offs and painted runs, the first to be revealed coming in the form of this gorgeous “Glow Verson” Kaibutsuya Kesagake sofubi!  Standing at a lofty 10.5″ tall and coming with 4 points of articulation, the menacing grizzly has been produced in a glow in the dark vinyl soft vinyl for the release, coming complete with a number of icy blue, metallic yellow and neon pink sprays. Up for grabs at the Rampage DF booth (C-356) starting Saturday, May 16th (price TBC), an extremely limited supply are due to be held back for an online lottery release at some point next week. Look out for more details on the Rampage Instagram feed soon…


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Exotic Short Hair” Cupcake Cat sofubi from Refreshment Toy…

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The guys over at Refreshment Toy are proud to reveal that an all-new “Exotic Short Hair” version of their ever-popular Cupcake Cat sofubi will be making its debut at Design Fiesta 41 this weekend! Standing at around 2.5″ tall, the adorable little kitty will be making it’s first appearance in a clear soft vinyl, coming with a gorgeous pink, grey, white and red internal paint app and gold inset dolls eyes. Packed in a deluxe custom printed mini tote bag, the “Exotic Short Hair” Cupcake Cat will be available alongside a whole host of other Refreshment goodies at DF booth G423 starting this Saturday, May 16th… Here’s hoping a few make it online soon after!


MAN-E-NEWS// Jeff Lamm x Unbox Industies’ SMD5 “Deimos” Con Edition limited preorder…

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Having made an appearance at various conventions and shows over the past month, the “Deimos” edition Space Mining Division 5 figure from Jeff Lamm and Unbox Industries will finally be up for grabs worldwide this weekend via limited preorder! Easily the largest and most production-intensive figure in the series to date, the looming 9″ tall beast features a total of 6+ points of articulation, a removable back pack, plus 5 multi-colored, interconnecting tubes. Produced in soft vinyl and treated to a gorgeous weathered olive-colored paint app this time around, the “Deimos” SMD5 will be touching down in the Unbox store at some point today (9/5), coming bagged with a header card for just $85 plus shipping…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Francios le Grande “Value Lottery” from Lulubell Toys…

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“The misconception that money dictates value has taken a strong hold on the Indy toy movement. Supply and demand are engineered, and consumers are often duped into thinking high price is a benchmark for quality. This two way street runs rampant with misconceptions and odd justifications. It’s weird and facinating all around.

Money in itself is odd. Haves and have nots. Or, have and have not so much. To someone who has a lot spending money, a high price on a relatively simple thing doesn’t have a very high impact on their lives. Conversely, to a person working twice as hard to earn half as much, a purchase speaks volumes. Neither are right or wrong just two sides to a coin. The issue is valuing one over the other.

What garners true value, is it money, effort, time, hoodzspa? Perhaps it’s a culmination of them all, or more?” ~Luke Rook

With auction sites, forwarding services and flippers (aftermarket sellers) all helping to artificially push up the prices of indie toys into the realms of financial exclusivity in recent years, Luke Rook and the guys over Lulubell Toys have decided to buck the trend and offer up their Francios le Grande sofubi as part of a unique “Value Lottery” sale! Offering up the stunning 15″ tall figure over a total of 3 lotteries that every toy collector out there is guaranteed to be able to afford; the first features a fully painted one-off Franc for $500, the second, a half painted version for $250, and the last, another painted version that’s been priced at $0… Yep, completely and utterly free! To enter any of the 3 separate lotteries, all you’re going to need to do is e-mail amy@lulubelltoys.com before 5pm Pacific tomorrow (5/9) with either “Full Painted Francois Lottery”, “Half Painted Francois Lottery” or “Third Painted Francios Lottery” in the title, being sure to include your full name and PayPal address in the body… Good luck to all who enter!


MAN-E-NEWS// Plaseebo’s “PickleBaby Tank” for Suburban Vinyl’s “Little Green Men” group show…

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Bob Conge aka Plaseebo is proud to reveal that he’ll be taking part in Suburban Vinyl‘s upcoming “Little Green Men” show with his latest one-off custom, the PickleBaby Tank! A mash-up of Leecifer’s PickleBaby head in clear vinyl and a Plaseebo hand cast resin tank, the 6″ long figure has been fitted with red glass inset eyes and filled with colored and GID “space” junk that’s illuminated from within by both switched and motion activated LED units. To be exhibited alongside a whole host of other Picklebaby customs from artists right across the spectrum of toys, the Picklebaby Tank will be up for grabs at the show’s opening next Saturday, May 16th for an undisclosed sum…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The Cosmegira Adult and Female Zangira GID set from BLObPUS x Yamomark…

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BLObPUS has let loose on yet more Yamomark figures for his latest open-run release, proudly presenting the Comegira Adult and Female Zangira GID set! Produced in BLObPUS’ signature glow in the dark vinyl, the pair have been treated to a familiar palette of neon/metallic sprays with black accents. Currently up for grabs at 8,800yen ($74) each or just 17,000yen ($142) for the set, interested parties can bag the pair by following the instructions on the BLObPUS blog right here. Open preorders close on Tuesday, May 19th, so be sure to head on over soon if you’re looking to pick them up…

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MAN-E-NEWS// The “Black Glitter” Demeru-Kun sofubi from Bounty Hunter…

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Iconic Japanese toy and apparel brand Bounty Hunter are proud to reveal that their Demeru-Kun sofubi will be making a return this week in an all-new colorway! Standing at around 8″ and coming with articulation in the head and arms, the stunning figure has been cast in what appears to be a glitter infused clear black soft vinyl this time around, complete with masked yellow and white sprays. Touching down at Bounty Hunter’s 3 Japan-based locations this coming Tuesday, May 5th for an undisclosed sum, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for a limited supply on the Bounty Hunter international store soon after…