M1 Giant Kanegon

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  1. onibaba5

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    I wonder if just plain old sand will work....
    Lots of little tikes stuff like their little basketball hoops requires sand to keep it standing.

    Oh man, I want that giant Ultra-7 too!
     
  2. KaijuHoarder

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    The original blue kanegons had foam inside them. Maybe not the original runs. If I remember correctly yours was from a show in NJ, so it may not have it due to the fact it was only brought for display. I have known people to take some of pieces off and ship them that way. They take a lot of time and patience to get back together and the inner foam only gets in the way. I know they had trouble finding a foam supplier after the initial one disappeared. I know the initial run of the figures were very slow, so if you decide to order one do not expect it to show up right away. M1 is a small company and it takes a lot of time to build these. I think some people had to wait over a year to get it. I think mine cost around 500-700 for shipping. The figure is worth all the hassle, wait and cost.
     
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    So if we are buying the GID, it will come in an assemblED one ? And we don't need to stuff those stuff inside ?
    Just worry, we will receive them in parts and we have to fool around to look up suitable materials to fit in. :(
     
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    I hate to say it, but unless you get absolute clarification from Masato on this, I would be prepared to 1) trim the parts, 2) fill the parts, 3) assemble the thing yourself, and most importantly 4) wait several months or more to get it.

    It sucks, but then again, think of how many of those Kanegons reside in the Western Hemisphere. Not many.
     
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    From what I understood, you can purchase a Kanegon at a reduced price unfinished, or pay more for a finished piece.
     
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    i saw (and hugged) the giant glow kanegon at superfest, its huge and amazing!
     
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    I did the same but tried to steal it too. 8)
     
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    I need one of these!!!! Who can help me?
     
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    I ordered 1 each.

    I wish.
     
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    Me three.
     
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    I went for a glow kit.
    What the hell was I thinking? :shock:
     
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    you're thinking you want something OMGAWESOME
     
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    Seriously Paul? You bought one of these?? :shock:
     
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    Yep, glow blank!
     
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    Paull how much are you going to charge us to paint these up? ;)

    I am so tempted to get one of these
     
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    It's going to be interesting.

    That's for sure.

    What's funny is, there are much smaller toys, going for way more!
     
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    man, I would love one, but that's a mortgage payment. :(
     
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    Come to papa
     
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    No way! Pics, please!
     
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    Kanegon loves to gobble down money!
     
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    I wonder if M1 will ever do another run of these?

    As Paul said in 2011, give that many smaller toys are selling for a lot more, AND that was a decade ago!, there must be a market for these, even with a price that takes into account inflation.

    Or perhaps they are such a pain to make, due to the size, that the idea simply isn’t appealing.
     
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    I'd be very curious as to how these guys are aging... wondering about structural integrity long-term, under normal display conditions.
     
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    Me too, I think about this figure a lot. I had a giant MISHKA bootleg for many years, it was about 3 feet tall and never really stood on its own. It aged well but I always had fishing line around its neck and hooked it to the wall so it wouldn't topple over.
     
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    Well the one I'm getting sat in partial window sun for years, and has some weird black mold action from possible moisture locked in to the foamzone. It also has a ton of scuffs:) I can wait. En route early/mid June Roger.
     
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    The latter is my guess. I hear that it's a full arm wrestling contest. I helped Quang put together a few of the M1 Tetsujins They are smaller than Jumbos, and even that was tough work.
     
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