Killer J Sarumon

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    The line started to go somewhere towards the end, with the alternate heads and minis, but no one cared at that point apparently so there were hardly any releases. I really think if more minis were done it could have gotten people on board again. I would have loved to see any/all with a GID base, but the closest was teasing milky base Mejira and mini Sar also from 2011 bags :(
     
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    I still love these guys. I need to post a pic of my collection of them. I have quite a few of them.
     
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    ^^^ do it!
     
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    I think I have 2 of these. I know I have 1 (GID regular release) and I think they are pretty cool. Nice to go back and look at all the other variations in color. I don't really understand what's going on with the chest though, with the 3 plates and the sort of melting look.
     
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    The Marusan original Bera it's based on had more plates/blockiness all over into the back so it was sorta more cohesive than Sarumon, though the chest part is very similar. I assume they were going for a look as if it was based off a tokusatsu suit, which I think they nailed.
     
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    he could have done away with the plates. it has enough on it so people can see the resemblance.
     
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    I've always liked the Sarumons. The arms do bother me though. I wish it wasn't so circular. But it is a minor complaint. I still like the figure.

    ~Maddie
     
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    Ditto on the arms! I don't know, careful lads we might start the hype train on these toys all over ;) !
     
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    Good, then i get to sell my most coveted, most cool horde for a bargain $1000 a pop.
    Are the kaiju-millionaire-superstar-collector-club-members reading this? :D
     
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    I spent some time reading this thread from the beginning. It's interesting to see the hype train in action when this toy was the flavor of the month. Watching that train pick up speed heading straight off a cliff. Prime example of a rise and fall type of thing.

    That custom by Refreshment! :lol:

    The early Sarumons looked great along with the collabs. I don't recall another figure that had pulled so many artists to paint this toy. I am on the hunt for these if I see them but I am selective. Some paint jobs were meh. It was a strange inconsistency.

     
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    Joe,, you'll always be my kaiju superstar :lol: :oops: 8)
     
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    That's interesting.. I'll check out the thread tomorrow while I am doing nothing at work! Not a fan of this toy.. I don't know what it is because I can definitely see parts of the figure that I like. I think it's just a mix between the arms and the posture/stance.. Same kind of feeling I get with the Jungle Fever Chameleon figure that came out last year. Overall a great figure but there's just something 'off' about it and not in a good way.. :?
     
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    Nate inspired me to read through this whole thread too.
    Damn what a fuckin life this toy had.

    Rip-off controversy, crazy marketing, tons of customs/collabs, rapid fire releases (too many too fast), insane flipping (700 for one at one point), sweeping the next sculpt under the rug cause it was soo hated.

    Seemed to be a very popular thread with tons of discussion and then boom, thread completely stops with a year till the next post. fuckin crazy

    my favorite quote of the whole thread...
    :lol:
     
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    Cool toy. Owned the Lamour Tribal version for a while before I sold it. Honestly any of them feels like it could fit in with any Zollmen.
     
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    The Head Hunter version is cool as hell, I'd still like to find that one.

    I've got one of the 'last' Sarumons, this one-off on pink vinyl with purple, silver, lime green, blue, and red sprays:

     
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    That one is really nice, and very you Banshee. I don't think I have seen another custom on a pink base. He must display well with the yellow base minis you have, which are probably the best version of those figures I have seen.
     
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    Actually the circular arms totally remind me of those barrel of monkey toys - and I like that.

    I also like the way that a few people dig these toys and collect them because they like them...not for any other reason.
     
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    My first Sarumon - really surprised by the size of this thing! Will stand nicely next to large Longneck figures :)

     

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