[DESIGNER VINYLS] Hot or Not?

Posted by Sanjeev 
Paulkaiju Wrote:
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> > Prometheum5 Wrote:
> Look at
> > the
> > > Paul Kaiju lotteries... the entrance form
> gives
> > > people a lottery number over a thousand at
> > times,
> > > indicating that they have effectively no
> chance
> > at
> > > winning,
>
> Watch it there Ben.
> You usually take everything you see at face
> value?
>
> You don't fucking know that. You are assuming.
>
> I thought i could come here and feel like a fellow
> collector, but every time I look at this thread
> it's the same bitching on hyper repeat.
> Ya'll make it so.
>
> Sew what you reap.
>
> A nice place other than SB, if I want to have
> steamed balls.

Paul, don't take it personally... there was no judgement in the statement, but yeah, it was me taking what gets discussed on face value, since that's all we've got. In reality, maybe it wasn't a fair statement, since you do much more with your lotteries to reward the legitimate entrants and keep stuff away from flippers, but it was just a point of comparison.

Introducing Prometheus Rising Studio.
[prometheusrising.net]
I make 3D printed mecha action figures.
Paul, I don't think Ben meant any harm. Since a lot of the information we're getting is coming second hand, it'd be great to have someone who is actually setting up the lotteries give us the lowdown on how it all takes place.

Also, while this thread is skullbrainy from time to time, I think most of the frustration is justified. The market is changing and it's hard to be a collector or a creator. I, personally, don't have any other vinyl guys near me to rant and rave and be excited over new stuff. So I vent here. I'm sure others do the same. Everyone here is friendly, regardless of their sometimes bitchy, mean, or weird internet demeanor.

That said, back to our regular programing.
Rather than crap up this thread anymore, I started a new post in the OT to discuss the different ways limited items are offered:
[toyboxdx.com]

Especially interested to hear from people offering stuff if they've felt any one way works better than the others.

Introducing Prometheus Rising Studio.
[prometheusrising.net]
I make 3D printed mecha action figures.
Looking like another hit from Max Toy Co.



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As much as titty figs aren't my thing, Lady Maxx and now Lady Darkness are damn awesome. Another figure added to my want list.
Odd.
I would never have made the MaxToyCo connection with that figure.
Gonna continue passing on "titty" figs...
Nice, um....buttcheeks?

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Scavenger hunt!...in augmented reality!



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I know these were mentioned briefly in passing, but I don't think they were discussed in detail yet (or maybe they were, but I'm too lazy to go back and search). Just got hold of these little fellows - big thanks to Jon!!!!

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Nice shots! Those little guys are fun. I think the paint job on those is just right with the milky vinyl.
I much prefer the chiseled looking lil'dude. The purple rub makes him look like a block of quartz.

I was glad to pick up what was on hand at NYCC. Luke the maker, was cool to talk to about toys in general, and seems to be enjoying what he's up to without too much hype. Good guy.

Will be interesting to see how much the upcoming "Glowdys" actually glow.
Some of the monster parts look fun.
Gargamel officially closing their flagship Tokyo store, Thrashout some time in Jan 2012.

Moving to Fukuoka in consideration of family & children due to the nuclear fallout incident at Fukushima after the 3/11 earth quake.

Gargamel toys will continue via other stores.

edit: I guess the board doesn't like a cut n paste of Japanese characters. Strange. So I'll just post the link if anyone is interested:

[blog.livedoor.jp]



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Timing seems odd, but that's a bummer.

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Anonymous User

Beautiful!
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whoops i guess i posted this in the wrong vinyl thread
Erik Sjoen (Admin)
I heard that from Kiyoka a couple days ago as well. Sucks for the fans who visit Tokyo. Koenji won't be the same without Thrash Out

liquidsky Wrote:
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> Gargamel officially closing their flagship Tokyo
> store, Thrashout some time in Jan 2012.
>
> Moving to Fukuoka in consideration of family &
> children due to the nuclear fallout incident at
> Fukushima after the 3/11 earth quake.
>
> Gargamel toys will continue via other stores.
>
> edit: I guess the board doesn't like a cut n paste
> of Japanese characters. Strange. So I'll just post
> the link if anyone is interested:
>
> [blog.livedoor.jp]
CROSS POST

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Brain Weapon Görz


Sanjeev (Admin)
Those are pretty sweet...what's the story on them?

Dare I even hope that they're obtainable???
Debuting at Super Festival 58.
Price 8,900 yen each. $$
Comes with a mini strategic villian Dr. Gorz.

Also releasing these guys:



All produced by Ilu Ilu who made:


liquidsky Wrote:
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> All produced by Ilu Ilu who made:
>
>

I'm guessing these are hard to find, if they're an older release. That one on the left with the geometric color chart insert is great.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
Sanjeev (Admin)
Ah, Ilu Ilu...the people who made those ape-general guys. They never did anything for me (neither do those dudes with the color-inserts above). The short stubby figures with the claw-hands aren't my thing either, but I could get behind the robots. They have a Roscoe Astronaut vibe to 'em...
Sanjeev Wrote:
> (neither do those dudes with the color-inserts above).

The dress shirt and shoes design is weird, but I love the helmets and the color-wheel insert. I should just design my own space guy toy.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
asterphage Wrote:
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> I'm guessing these are hard to find, if they're an
> older release. That one on the left with the
> geometric color chart insert is great.

Yeah, probably hard to find at this stage. Then again, SBers routinely sell stuff off to buy the latest sparkly thing.

I like the dress shirt and shoes weirdness. Almost everything they've done is interesting to me. Packaging it great. Quality is great.
I like the new Sametan


Would be great alongside a Globby.
MattAlt (Admin)
Is that Koji Harmon's latest? Nice!

The Iru-iru (or Ilu Ilu or whatever) guys win on packaging alone -- very vintage-style. The box for the Görz (which seems to be pronounced "Gertz," if the katakana are any indication) rocks, too.
Strange surprise, the Pepy guys have chains...

Superfestival 58


Photo by Mark on SB

More photos from the kaijukorner blog:

[kaijukorner.blogspot.com]
Sanjeev (Admin)
Thanks for posting Andy's coverage here, Peter. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have seen this! Well, on the designer tip, a couple neat things jumped out at me. First, I guess FigLab is doing some collaboration of a bunch of different toy makers' characters in finger-puppet/SD style:


I'd get that Pheyden! The Sucklord one ain't bad either.

And Paul Kaiju's Mockbat is pretty cool. Anyone else digging this sculpt?

I like the RXH Tanuki rub..
Sanjeev (Admin)
I actually noticed that too...anything yokai-related usually attracts my attention! Not sure what he's wearing on his head, but I kinda dig him. I'm not really into vinyl mini's as such though...
Sanjeev Wrote:
> Not sure what he's wearing on his head

pretty sure that's the same hat that every tanuki statue ever is wearing.

gotta step up your tanuki game, 'Jeev

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
MattAlt (Admin)
Was really surprised at how small the Görz was! I'd thought it was standard, but it's closer to mini. I actually like it better at that size, but it's a little too expensive for a casual collector of this kind of stuff like me...

Loved the Grody Shogun stuff. Other highlights included Ilanena's My Little Pony inspired (!) mayo kaiju recolors and Marmit's absurdly realistic Mothman sofubi.



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Sanjeev (Admin)
asterphage Wrote:
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> gotta step up your tanuki game, 'Jeev


...I just don't have the balls for it.


ba-dum ching!
MattAlt (Admin)
Oh, and how could I forget? Secret Base scored the Spongebob Squarepants license and is making a "mechanic style" crystal sofubi of it, with visible organs.
Sanjeev (Admin)
Are you...fucking kidding me???

That sounds amazing!
MattAlt Wrote:
> Oh, and how could I forget? Secret Base scored the
> Spongebob Squarepants license and is making a
> "mechanic style" crystal sofubi of it, with
> visible organs.

Oh my GOD. Let us know as soon as there are pics!

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
Is this at Superfest? You must score us a few, Matt!
Nvm.



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Not my thing but hey...


Sanjeev (Admin)
Looking good, but I wonder how they'll render the "guts"...

Oh, and I hope these are produced in large quantities (and offered relatively cheaply). I'm not trying to go chasing this thing like your average designer vinyl.
Oh wow, I want it. I hope it's a double-sided, very cartoony-woony paper insert.

(cartoony like the chogokin Kankichi Ryotsu's innards)

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH



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