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Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by JAY, May 5, 2008.

  1. Michael Beverage

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    I know your relationship with TE and love of Sato's toys kichigai, I was directing my comments more towards the general dissonance related to this one -off release.

    Agree 100% Sato deserves more respect for his contributions to the hobby.

    And to break some of this down on an elemental level, regardless of your personal feelings, kaijumonster working with Sato to bring one set of custom releases to collectors is more of a contribution to the hobby than 1000 negative comments on this message board. MOST of the time, negative comments aren't worth jack shit, mine included. All the artists and makers are well aware of this.
     
  2. kichigai

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    My comments were in general as well.

    Lee you are good people in my book, and always will be.

    Old pic of collection, after I get into new place will update.

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    Now have more than double what is on that table.

    This has taken 10 years of dedicated collecting.

    Money? I could care less.
     
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  3. ultrakaiju

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    Spectacular man, it really is. If there is one thing I think folks here can appreciate, even if TE is not their particular thing, it's that kind of dedication.
     
  4. bunnyboy

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    At least you're up front about this obviously being BUSINE$$$.

    OBVIOUSLY. I'll keep cherishing my Elegab one-offs which cost the same as a toy from Nari-san's regular runs - less than $100.

    Except overseas customers - unless they're willing to go through m-world, or worse, KM. FEED THE FLIPPERS! :lol:
     
  5. kichigai

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    So is that what you also consider me, since I have offered to date 15 TE exclusives?

    What this will lead to is information on exclusives that few will know of until sold out.

    OK back to focus on TE:

    These Golem 1 offs actually remind me of this Faceless Bull

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  6. liquidsky

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    K, have to say, I like the passion and attitude!
     
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    ^ I wish to hell I had that Faceless Bull. It's my favorite, and I've had three production versions but never that one.
     
  8. ungawa222

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    Killer collection pic, John- FOCUS! Nice.

    Interesting to now that Dream Intruder is still going to happen... exceptionally weird, arcane figure concept.

    Have the Yummielas actually come out yet? Another amazing, covet-able one...
     
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    Same boat. Not a fan of either golems, dump or undead Andy Warhol.

    Some Bagun/Zag or bird-based sculpts though, those are definitely my thing.
     
  10. kichigai

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    @Steve

    Cheers!

    @Peter

    TOY OR DIE!

    @Jason

    I never found one... yet

    @Mike

    That series had molding issues but all fixed and shipping in July!

    @hellointerloper

    You may enjoy something arriving in the fall
     
  11. Headhunter

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    Kichigai, thats a fantastic collection man! Not sure which is my favorite they all have really cool and interesting color compositions to go with the monster bodies.
     
  12. badteethcomics

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    A full-size, non-Hukkokudo Zagora by TE would be pretty amazing
     
  13. Lixx

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    Hey what's wrong with the Hukkokudo Zagoran?:

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    Many of these toys came from the illustraions in the Sekai No Kajiu books, and were originally made into toys in the 70's by companies like Daikyo. IKB, Miura, and Yonezawa, so I personally love the historical aspect of it all. Here's the orignal Zagora illustration:

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    I get what you are saying about a strictly TE sculpt from scratch though...
     
  14. hellointerloper

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    Hohoho, how cryptic! I can't wait to see!

    And I love my Hukkokudo Zag. Got the clear orange with metallic blue and red sprays, gold eye + teeth.
    Is the Bagun sculpted by TE from scratch?
     
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    Nothing wrong with the Hukkokudo Zag - I already own one so I'm not gonna double up on that one.. A new goofy TE sculpt would be great.

    If you're gonna get all academic about it, I think Siccaluna have done the most accurate version of Zagora based on the original illustration. But that a derail waiting to happen - The Zag charaacters deserves his own thread covering all of the different versions out there.
     
  16. Lixx

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    Agreed Shikaruna does make the most accurate version based on the illustration, probably why I collect those as well ;)

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    We do have several old threads where these (zags) were discussed as they came out (Shikaruna & Hukkukudo):

    viewtopic.php?f=3&t=18250&hilit=zagora
    viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11782&hilit=zagora
    viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11151&hilit=zagora

    I'm all for derails....
     
  17. hellointerloper

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    Gotta love the Zag! Still need to add a Shikaruna Zag to my collection, but I'll find one someday.

    See, that's what I'm saying... TE's doofy Bagun is hilarious! We need a TE doofy Zag so they can be awkward buddies!
     
  18. toothaction

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    In the spirit of keeping the derail alive, do any of the Zag variations out there
    feature the ankylosaurus / Anguirus back plating from the illustration?

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  19. badteethcomics

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    From memory the Marmit, Siccaluna (Shikaruna?), and Hukkokudo (not as much) versions have the crazy spiked backs
     
  20. toothaction

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    Oh, yeah... completely forgot that Marmit had done one! Tubby beast.

    I've never seen the back of the Sicka Licka.
     
  21. hellointerloper

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    Marmit did a Zag and a Bagun if memory serves me correct...

    Dang, so many versions, so little money
     
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    Affirmative

    Hukkukudo Zagoran green with silver & blue spray.
     
  23. kichigai

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    Looking forward to this the most:

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    I am also excited the Mad Tanks are getting made along with the ever so cute Jap Bug!

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  25. toothaction

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    ^ Thanks! Spot on. So only Gargamel skipped the detail. Interesting.

    And John? I almost re-posted about Mad Tank and Jap Bug the other day, too.

    Might as well do it now, anyway:
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    Flipping superb, the both of them.
     

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