Shirahama T-Rex

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  1. dokuroking

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    I can't wait for this one either!

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    Joy in soft vinyl form. Also the missing link with vintage Marusan:

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    If anyone’s gonna put somethin’ like this out in 2021 I’m glad it’s Dennis and Shirahama Toy. Perfectly bridges the gap between payin’ homage to its vintage predecessor roots while also bein’ very modern. Love, love, love that blue vinyl. Not enough toys get pulled in that color. The deep blue belly, silver highlights/teeth, red mouth and yellow eyes all perfectly contrast against the base vinyl.
     
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    Good enough to make me go back to collecting soft dinos. Super nice in that blue
     
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    This was the best email I've received in a while, and it wasn't even about a confirmed release, let alone that I was a lucky chosen one. The T-rex is executed to perfection, in my opinion. I could not think of a better person to bring such life to this 'missing' Marusan; Dennis has perfectly captured the fun, wonky proportions and all, of the original series. The blue is a perfect companion colour, and the colourway as shown (if it is what he eventually goes with) is a real treat. This is basically the childhood vinyl dinosaur we all wanted. And those arms, man, ballsy to try and pull those out of the mold, but if anyone can achieve that level of craft in traditional soft vinyl it is Dennis. :thumbsup: way (way) up from me.

    * secretly I sort of hope everyone hates this because it is not edgy, giant, or 'graphic' enough, and this becomes an accessible toy for the folks who see and appreciate its beauty.
     
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    It's a great sculpt and fits so well with the Marusan dinos. It's going to look great in green, too.
     
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    I would love to see one of these T-REXs in blank olive green or with a marbled in earth colors and with Dennis's mastery to make vinyl marbling it would look great.
     
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    My childhood nostalgia kicks in. I love this.
     
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    I don't have the Marusan dinos but I live this enough that I want him to have friends haha
     
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    Absolutely loving this dino and my 3 year old son is as well! If I end up scoring one, I’m gonna have a hard time keeping it on the shelf and out of his toy box..
     
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    I appreciate the rolls on this fella / gal. Lots of the dino toys I grew up with were lean, skin stuck to the bones type sculpts.
     
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    I hope this kicks off a trend of dinosaur toys, thats it just dinosaurs. No crazy aliens, just plain, meat and potatoes dinosaurs.
     
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    Rotting zombie Dinosaurs with dicks, boobs and swastika's . . . check! :thumbsup:
     
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    People will make what they want to make, I suppose.
     
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    I predict when this is released, those of us who manage to get one will be on the hunt for vintage and reissue Marusan dinosaurs we don't already have. ;p
     
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    Not to flame the vintage hunt barrel, but these are fairly easily obtainable (both neo and OG versions) and so that is good news for anyone who has not been aware of these to date. The vintage come in Marusan and Bullmark editions, as well as some poly bootlegs.
     
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    I have been waiting for this release ever since I saw the first photos. I’ve been obsessing over this thing and getting it for my son. The wife and I got into a massive fight last night and I went to sleep early to avoid dealing with her and I miss the fucking lottery. I don’t even know if I can book her in the face at all today. I’m so fucking pissed. If anyone has an extra or wants to sell theirs, please consider selling it to me. Thanks in advance..
     
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    Ouch, sorry Noel. Hopefully you are able to connect with one of these eventually. I wasn't sure if this would get as much 'attention' as Dennis' other stuff, but judging from his post the response has been overwhelming (which is great to see of course). I was actually hoping it might not even go on IG. Wishing everyone luck in the draw; would love to see some delightful dinos in SBer hands.
     
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    Do we know who sculpted it? Looks so good so def hoping some SBers score so we can see some more pics!
     
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    dang that sucks. It’s not her fault you didn’t set up an alarm tho, man.

    Be angry for a min, but just let it got after that min and wait for that SBer that’ll hook it up. Good luck on the hunt.
     
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    This was my first chance to jump on one of his releases, but I'm going to hold out for a green (or pink) one. Looks amazing though!
     
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    My third lottery. Got butterflies in my stomach. Trying to reassure myself I entered correctly and at the right time.

    I think it was sculpted by (I forget his real name) from Spectrum Lab.
     
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    I wondered if it was spectrum lab / Lenny.

    Given the ‘classic’ styling on his own toys it would make sense.

    good luck everyone!!
     
  24. ultrakaiju

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    Dennis mentioned to me it was a friend of his that sculpted this guy, and the SL connection makes sense, but I didn't specifically ask him it was Lenny.
     
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    Just a toy.
     

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