Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by Lixx, May 20, 2011.
Frantically googling how to make my balls unreactive
Mori (and others?) had some sort of airsoft pellets they filled clear figures with. Not sure, but those seemed fine last i saw one…
I'm no chemist, but I can't imagine the reaction between the pellets and vinyl to be so complete in what, maybe 10 years of time? Do you have an example of this happening?
EDIT: If there were a reaction, I also think we would see the pellets melting inside the figure, before the outside of the figure is affected.
After thinking about this figure more, I agree that it probably is a custom. I wonder if the hard surface may be created by extensive clear coating?
Maybe whatever was in contact with the vinyl hardened?
I have the yoiko omocha drink dispenser guys and the bb pellets are fine but the little styrofoam pellets melted and stuck on the inside of the vinyl
It starts happening basically right away. But yes - it’s more evident after a longer time. I’m sure lots of you have seen the old keshi-still-in-the-capsule look? Same idea.
oh - and maybe be monsterkolor clear coating?…
Was thinking of exactly this, the foam balls in those are very annoying. Noticed mine staining the vinyl right after opening the package.
I checked my RxH that came fiiled w/ pellets as well as some clear Gargamel that I filled w/ gid pellets many moons ago. No reaction issues.
So Buta's Zaku has a motif! Never thought of that lol.
I am pretty sure that David/@toothaction has documented where each of the Buta 'concept' characters were pulled from, previously in one of the Buta threads if I am remembering correctly. But basically, yes, Ohashi-san took each of these from unmade/unrealised or obscure/brief references in the show, which highlighted how deep a fan he is of the franchise (and I think was a dream for him to create these, as someone who spent many years building model kits).
I thought there was a post about this too, but I couldn't find it today. Some of the info was from Buta's blog, and unfortunately the posts have been removed since then.
As far as I have seen, Buta made 4 Gundam mecha figures so far:
Gunboy - Based on an early, unused design for the Gundam by Kunio Ookawara.
YMS-08A - An MSV design, sort of a prototype for the Gouf.
Prototype MS 1 (Zaku II colors) - Based on a sequence from the original anime showing other Zeon designs. This one was also released in red, presumably as a reference to Char's Zaku II. See @Roger 's post above.
Prototype MS 2 (Z'Gok colors) - Same as above. The colors were taken from the vintage Clover vinyl of the Z'Gok, rather than the animation colors. Always thought this was a nice touch.
I think there were only 5 releases in total. Anyone remember others?
Ha! You had me scared for a moment! I shook the little guy and the pellets are still loose! Thank you Jon and Daniel, for the clear coat info! That's why it has that hard plastic feel. That subtle indigo blue wash is really beautiful. Do you think Mr. O did the custom painting? Possibly Gargamel?
most definitely not.
I didn't think so, it doesn't look like their painting style. A mystery! The hard coat treatment makes it seem like a candy container. Should I take the pellets out then?
Can anyone explain why Buta has never sculpted a Dada or a devilman figure? The devilman is just kind of a pie in the sky dream, but the Dada seems like an obvious miss?
I think I remember seeing Dada on a Buta header card, so perhaps he'll eventually get around to it? I'm still waiting for a Buta Tiger 7!
Oh wow yeah that would be amazing, for a lot of people. I just picture a whole line of D-Man demons and Miki Lucifer etc...
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