A Nag Pa I Root (NAGNAGNAG) and der Angora Patio

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    Re: Got paranoia?

    Cheeesus! That thing is rad! The foot prints are... interesting, but as a toy that sucker is fantastic!
     
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    Re: Got paranoia?

    I would say "Good for you, You finally came around." And then buy it.
     
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    THIS:

    The foot stamps, the human features, and considering today's date, I would assume this is an Atomic Bomb victim.

    If that were the case, then yeah, I could see how the sentiment could be sincere.
     
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    This would be a tough toy to be psyched about if that were the case.
     
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    Sort of just looks like a giant dust monster to me.
     
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    Yeah, bummed me out a bit too. It'd have a much deeper meaning behind it than nearly anything.
     
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    Interesting... :twisted:
     
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    Really like this guy, don't think I'll go crazy trying to get one though. The character looks really goofy to me, not sure if I'd want a toy with such a serious message if that's the intended meaning.
     
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    oh... OHHHHH SHIT... Yeah I dont think Im gonna grab this guy. Hats off to the maker for the sentiment and message tho. Wow. Fucking intense...
     
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    Hmmm... the message is interesting, but a pretty big turn off. Most of us probably buy our toys as some form of escapism, and while there's certainly room in all hobbies for artistic messages, I don't need to own a toy that makes me feel uncomfortable.
     
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    exactly.
    when toys become too serious, it kind of defeats the purpose....
     
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    Yeah, it's pretty heavy if that's the message.
    It reminds me of the Ultraseven "banned" episode in which survivors of Hiroshima protested against it's showing.
    It'll be interesting to hear the sentiments about it from the people in Japan.
     
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    let me be the first to say, I'm pretty sure I couldn't give a shit.

    these are clearly very thought out and meant to manipulate the market using the people who are blowing their wad in this very thread...I think we have our next 1K toy zooming up 5th avenue.
     
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    Don't read anything into the date... It was me that posted the picture, not the maker, and as I'm on a month long holiday I'm completely oblivious to the time of day, let alone the date.
     
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    DAMN! Now THAT'S how you kill hype! Holy fuck - seriously, I didn't see it that way originally but now that you've said this it's hard NOT to see it that way.
    But then it makes me wonder how is this different than any kaiju? If it weren't for us dropping the bombs there wouldn't be kaiju.
     
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    Re: Got paranoia?

    wow, a month holiday?! good for u mondo.
    i see an interesting figure and i don't think there is any heavy message behind.

    care to share you insight how this maker is manipulating the market?? what did he do, has he release those figures?
    i am still curious about how zollmen did it too?
    guys who are in the know seem to make general statement without more detail to the ordinary collecting folks like myself?
    maybe should just leave this toy alone and not jump into conclusions with little or no information?
     
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    Re: Got paranoia?

    But there would have been 220,000 more people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki...

    It's kind of sad to see people raving about a toy and then getting down about the hype all before it's even released. Are we all that predictable?
     
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    Re: Got paranoia?

    I don't know the maker or the intent behind this toy so my comments don't apply to this figure per say. But in the interest of design I have been trying to figure out what it is about the most successful, i.e. the most sought after, toys in our little world that makes them so desirable. The obvious thing that all have in common is scarcity. Then there's the design's reference to something from pop cultures past, the more obscure the better, and of course last but not least the actual production/design quality of the piece.

    But obviously there's something more to it than just distilling it down to the marketable facts. I've tried, as a design exercise, to create something that meets all of these requirements and so far I've got nothing that I would buy. LOL.
     
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    Personally, I would like it even more if the manufacturer did have a political statement behind it.
    If someone doesn't want to be reminded of a bleak part in history, there are always Space Troopers to play with. ;)
     
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    I don't know what you're getting at with this statement...

    Yes. Once everyone starts going "whoa!" then people start to assume that it'll be a I FART A LOT to get one. That's generally how it works.
    What's interesting is that there's still no info on who is making this. Why is that? Again, to me, it seems to be a way to build hype - keep it a mystery for a while so we keep talking about it and coming back to see if there's any new info. It's working, I'm interested - but not to the point of spending stupid amounts of money or pulling my hair out over it being released only in Japan.
     
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    Re: Got paranoia?

    this board is super predictable.

    +1
     
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    I'm gonna crunch up an 11" ball of tin foil into a random shape, add a doll eye and awkward mouth, cast it in GID vinyl, paint it in a mix of rainbow and puke colors and get fuggin rich off you mofo's!
     
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    Re: Got paranoia?

    I didn't say anything about zollmen.

    and it doesn't take insight (or being "in the know") to look at a three page thread about a toy that hasn't been released yet (that no one even knows anything about) where everyone is going bananas to think there may be some secondary market bs coming down the pike.

    the last few posts kind of pointed in that direction too...everyone stirs up the pot here before anything actually happens.

    I've never seen a full crowd cheering and going apeshit at a batting practice before a baseball game. yet it happens when ANYTHING new surfaces here. Lash was nominating this as best toy of the year within a few posts!
     
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    Controversy sells, point blank. The pot keeps getting stirred more and more with every post. I would love to own one but we'll see how the release goes.
     
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    Your are right on that.
    As for this, the quote, the stand and the toys are lovely. But if one is being told to fuck off. It’s nice to know by whom. If not it’s rather insignifiant.

    And what’s next, a Sergent D. toy with a « fuck the middle east » tag ?
     

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