Discussion in 'Whatever' started by deadboy, Mar 10, 2012.
Artist of the day.
@nico000 - I think that’s what happens when you link “img” instead of “media”. Anyway, bottom guy looks like he lives a tortured existence.
Why do I feel I’ve seen a mace hand before? Can’t put my finger on it.
I edited my post, looks cleaner(?).
Yeah, that last guy looks like he lives in a constant state of pain ad stupor, for the displeasure of its owner I imagine.
Oh yeahhhh, the mother-effin’ MVH Berserker has a mace-hand. Wow.
Imagine ripping off one of the most sought-after toys in the aftermarket when your sculpting skill is at this level...
And to think, I thought Bizarro Dokuro DX with a Troma Dick couldn't get much worse
These concoctions remind me of 'The Homer'... in other words, the concept of cramming a whole lot of elements, that the creator deems to be special, into one thing at the sacrifice of good design, artistry and cohesion.
A Tara McPherson 'sofubi' eyesore, sculpted by Mirock. I expect to take flack for posting this one in the fugly thread but I can't help it, I think this is awful 'artsy-fartsy' shite.
^^^ definitely not the fugliest but just seems like another soulless cash-in from someone with zero appreciation of the medium, made to try milk the 'sofubi' market while its hot . . . kinda like the McPherson x NNN x Mishwanka collaboration/fiasco from a few years back.
Dude gets his winning number called but can't buy coz the price has unexpectedly been jacked so high!
I think Tara McPherson's figure is pretty cool. Translates her aesthetic to 3D very well.
Not for me, but I do like those colors. Now, is the unicorn wearing the princess? Or is the princess wearing the unicorn?
Absolutely the worst of the smelliest most useless garbage ever. These total shit rainbow throw-up paints fight against the sculpts, which are also garbage. Top dollar garbage fest.
I can’t imagine a display full of this crap. Must look like animal innards on a shelf. We’re in the sad age of “anything goes, because it’s my right”. Pfff
Sure, but would you happily spend $175 on one? It seems to me that the sofubi world is so overcrowded these days, is it a good thing that these trendy artists are having their stuff 'translated' into 3D? Leave some room for actual toy nerds, that's what I say ...
On the topic of alright stuff that screams cash-in, I present
$320 and shipping, ladies and gents. Comes with a burned up totally-not-Freddy-Krueger head and a spiky fist glove.
Maybe it's just my lack of interest in horror talking, but at certain price points you're asking to be evaluated as art, and this ain't it. Just a very transparent mashup of some popular horror characters.
Also looks like a Peko Chan rip off
My question is... why couldn’t this just be made in Kid Robot toy vinyl? Why does it HAVE to be sofubi? I don’t want to seem like a sofubi gatekeeper and dictate what can and can’t be soft vinyl, but when sofubi comes to mind, I think of kaiju, monsters, robots... not a chick who ate a pool floatie. I agree that it’s likely just a cash grab situation. Sofubi is “in” so sofubi it must be!
Be fair... it is obviously a Unicorn parasite and a clever reference to the Alien franchise.
Exactly. Other than trying to elevate its 'coolness' and doing limited runs, so you can charge $175 for it, I see no reason.
Has Sofubi become mainstream?
Once the Chinese are bootlegging it and it starts appearing on TV and Cinema Ima saying the pooch has been screwed!
She’s been involved with doing sofubi way back in 2011 with “Cherry Vinyl”. Tara obviously has respect for the choice of vinyl production, I respect your opinion but I wouldn’t be so hard on her. There’s plenty of other boring looking toys with exposed dicks/ multiheads to shit on. I wonder if this thread needs some sort of rating on what’s posted, so if something is posted, give it a 1-10 (1 being not the fugliest to 10 being pure fucken fugly) so people could reply with their own rating on someones post?
Not a bad idea.
For the record, I'm not being hard on Tara herself, I just think the toy looks awful and didnt need to be made in Sofubi. It looks like a 'designer' toy and not what I would think of as Sofubi.
Also, the run for the $175 'chick who ate a pool floatie' was 100. That seems a high production number for something being identified as Sofubi, doesn't it?
Yeah, not something I would ever buy, but at least it looks like some care and thought was put into Tara’s sculpt. I would trash/burn most others in this thread
Personally it's not something I'd buy. I focus on a narrow range of kaiju-themed figures and $100 is the upper limit I'd pay for a new figure, but $175 sounds about right for this if it's being made in Japan. It's finely sculpted, articulated in five or six places, looks like it has paint masks for pretty much every body part and some hand-painted detail on top of that. It's on a level with Jim Woodring's Mantra or Mr. Bumper. Sure, it would have been cheaper if it was made in China, but she didn't choose to do that. There are a bunch of Kidrobot offerings at lower price points if people want her stuff in 3D.
I don't think it deserves a place in the Skullbrain Fugly Hall of Fame. I think that honor goes to those that follow in the footsteps of these figures:
I like that boy a lot. Could imagine have fun with it. The only fugly thing here to me is the price. Would not give more than $150 for it. A shame. I really like it.
I am still trying to figure out how fellow bordies use the term 'cash grab' or not. I mean, every toy made are made with the intend on being sold. And everything ever made, at least that is how I think, is always inspired by previous things. Especially in the toy world, we like those ugly toxic plastic thing, cause they appeal to us. For most of us, I imagine it speaks to our childhood, they carry deep nostalgic elements. And then we develop a sense of aesthetic as we follow the development of the medium, carrying us on slightly or drastically different shores than where we started. To me, a toy that uses well elements of horror movies of the 80s and 90s will always catch my attention. So are cool robots and big monsters. It's imprinted in my retina I guess.
On the other hand, I don't get the neo cutie stuff at all. I found this King Pacara character super fugly. If the turd I posted yesterday were a 10/10 on the fugly scale, this would be a solid 7. Well executed, proportion makes sense, I can appreciate the paint app for the sculp etc. and as I am looking at it, I start to feel my sugar level go through the roof and want to puke sugary rainbow clouds.
But fugly's in the eye of the beholder, surely?
I agree, most of the 'Burnt Turds' (copyright, Lixx/Chris) are directly influenced by Kougai and Nag, but so many more toys are fugly, just because they are. They should be 'celebrated' on this thread with equal derision. Its the right thing to do.
I think a lot of you take the Fugliest toys thread far too seriously. I don't care who made the toy and if they're a nice person, or if they've done work with this or that. I just randomly see expensive designer toys aimed at the sofubi market and i make snap judgements on them. Its fun.
I maintain, to be fugly, a toy doesn't have to look like a flayed corpse with its tackle hanging out. A boring toy is fugly. A derivative toy is fugly ... A toy that is trying too-hard is fugly ....
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