Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by mondocoyote, Aug 6, 2009.
It means I've held on to this shit for long enough.
YO MR. ALBOH I SALE ENGRISH TEACHER 2 U!!11!
Nothing triggers me more than updates on this thread and remembering the time I won a lotto to buy and missed the email.
I was really confused why a Roman poet was interested in plastic dollies. Happy to be 'out' on this one.
Thanks for posting the Medicom article here, Joe. Definitely agree it is less of an 'interview' but still probably more/as much information from Shig (sans f$@ks) you can really expect.
'I liked a painting by Lamour Supreme, but somehow ended up working with a pasty white egomaniac!'
. . . and the Virgil Abloh post kinda crosses over with the current Kaws thread. with 'Celebrity' assholes trying to highlight their wealth/influence/big swinging dick by posting what's considered cool.
Just comes across as Nouveau riche . . . no fuckin' clue, no fuckin' class!
I'm hearing gift.
Until we start seeing sofubi collections being posted by blue check hypebeasts like Virgil, I'm gonna go with this was just a photo of a gift. But who knows, maybe in 3 years we'll be looking at that post as "the day sofubi blew up" and eventually "why kanye west just outbid me for a berserker"
I really don’t know why people need validation for what they collect… but to each their own
who the f*ck is Virgil Alboh???
What if the said hype beasts that see this, go down a rabbit hole and see what else is cool or “ money makers “ ? That’s how the nag train started, that’s why mishka bootlegs spiked because they were scarce and hard to get, then nobody cared. But that moment that they were hot the prices shot up, as well as the chances at getting them went down.
I think a lot of us have come to accept the fact that if a specific toy maker we collect becomes insanely popular and expensive we will simply stop collecting stuff from that toy maker. It's happened to me several times.
That also explains some of the attitudes here when people were REALLY against the idea of new members and sharing new toys and posting info to get those toys. It was some form of self-preservation though I don't think it made any difference whatsoever after instagram took over.
Then suddenly their toys are accessible and the ill perceived "Hype" is over and the seller is willing to go out of his way to offer a good toy while offering them at a reasonable price.
Then there's no going back...
But I must say,
It was nice to have cramped Shig's style for X30 Nags.
LOL! Must be a 'merican thing!!
I also had to Google who the fuck the Lil Uzi Vert dude who was in the news earlier in the week too . . . apparently a (c)rapper who looks like he makes some seriously bad life decisions but can still afford a $24 million dollar diamond to be implanted in his forehead.
Maybe he shoulda had a NNN stuck in there!
I think this begs the question, why don't you have a Sour Lemon embedded in your forehead?
The NNN might need to be stuck somewhere else...
That is the thing though. People can slowly raise prices over time or even start out ridiculously high if they want. But significantly lowering prices comes off very differently. There really is no going back.
@Anti Social Andy I am shocked no one has pulled a Vision vs Thanos on him yet and popped 24 million dollars right out of his fucking skull.
They did, he went crowd surfing at one of his concerts and someone in the crowd pulled it out.
Because I make GOOD life choices!
Edit: Joe beat me to the punch! . . . BAD life choices!
Nags have comfortably been in this spot for years and years, and wasn’t going to change any time soon, whether this story was posted or not. Hence why I don’t see it as anything of substance.
Never a good sign when the interviewer is talking more. I like that kite quote, but yes, not very substantial.
ehhh I know 3 americans that won the Nag Godzilla at retail. I feel the majority of us are pushed out, but some clearly still make it this way at the POS, non flipped
The entire interview feels fake. Shig literally placed either a “fuck Medicom “ or fuck Akashi” sticker on one release. Now they are buddies ? It just feels like Shig has the upper hand and Ahashi is doing what he is told to keep up with popular artist.
I just don’t buy this relationship. I do see Shig happy he can do what ever he wants and Medicom will say yes because they know he is a cash cow.
There’s definitely always been the lucky few to get Nag toys at retail! I should’ve specified the aftermarket being in this position, and not the audience of Nag in its entirety. Though I’d say the overall footprint of Nag and Shig’s toys have existed in the majority of flipped, secondary market.
All the interviews were like that dude, the HxS the Haroshi. the kaws interview was half a page and boiled down to I like bearbrick because you can see what people do differently on the same platform. I got the sense these were heavily lead by medicom. Just another corporation at this point watching all their communications very carefully.
I typically find Kaws/Brian/Whatever pretty dry as an artist as of late, especially his sculptures and toys and blatant thievery of IP’s, slappin’ X’s on the eyes. However, if you have a spare 25 minutes his Blueprint interview with Noah Callahan from Complex is a decent listen.
Still have a love/hate for kaws, but the hate is minimal, it was just a bad day that really urk'd me the wrong way. I do feel lately a lot of the new work is repetitive versus lets say his breakout decade of 99-09'. Yet some of the work is really good still. Most content, Items we come across today are inspired one way or another by something that has come before... I try to let the art be the art and not be so hung up over well you can tell where this was inspired from and where this was etc, etc... it's either visually appealing and stimulating to you, or not. There's no right or wrong. It can be hip to be in the wave, it can be hip to push against anything with traction, it can just be it as well
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