Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by mondocoyote, Aug 6, 2009.
Smoke em if you got em
Shig should sign a bemon and be the duchamp of sofubi
The Douche-chump of sofubi!
Didn't even get a chance to post the final header and screenprinted shirt... seems like these are months old now (which they are). Old news but posting here anyway..
Also in more relevant and recent news - my man Albert has new NNN pins coming out next week. Blindbagged with four variants for each character.. I've seen the whole range and they look fucking insane! Keep an eye on the Pinhead Co. instagram for more reveals over the next few days
Cue everyone suddenly becoming massive Toho Rolex fans. I can recall people I know personally shitting on the big G now champing at the bit.
I like the look of some of those paints. But it's jarring to have them on a screen-accurate sculpt with so much regular, granular detail. I think that's the Marmit Desu Goji? That really struck me as a strange choice. Then I remembered they often cost a bomb anyway, so this is the one version of Godzilla still in production you can charge hypebeast prices for
We don't need more hype on the Desu please
$$ + $$$ = $$$$$$!
If the paint scheme matched the figure, it would be a lot more attractive. Good as his painting may be, it just looks like the rainbow vomit that too many people use these days.
Not too sound like I'm not hip with it but I didn't even realise the Marmit Desu Goji is such a sought after and hyped piece. Personally out of all the amazing Godzilla sculpts out there, this doesn't even crack into my top favourites.
When I first glanced at these, I dug them because Shig's paint work on toys with a ton of texture often yields impressive results.
Then I started critically looking at it, and aside from being a hype toy/hype maker cash grab it just doesn't work. Daniel's rainbow vomit comment is right on. Too many colors, too much going on. I have never been tempted by the Desu Gojis because in my mind, for those prices I can get incredible vintage goji toys with historical relevance that just excite me more all around.
Just because a paint job is busier doesn't necessarily make it better. It all depends on the sculpt and the suitability. It might take more time and in some cases more talent, but a lot of these paint jobs just end up giving me a headache at the end of the day.
That green one on the front left looks like Godzilla contracted a skin disease
Absolutely, but try telling that to Nagata and his legion of Facebook 'Customisers'. They also seem to believe a godawful paint job triples the value of the toy immediately.
Nagata has done some cool licensed kaiju lately and has certainly contributed more to the hobby than I ever will, but I agree custom toys leave me flaccid 98% of the time these days.
There are still some pretty cool collaborations going on out there though.
y'all need closeups of those eyes so the proper hype can be had. timestamped of course.
A couple more reveals of variants for the Pinhead Co. release next week..
Closer look at the Godzillas.
first, camo, and last are pretty damn cool but im still not sold on these
Agreed; those are the strongest paints. I'm also partial to the pink guy because I'm loud and tasteless though
Not that I know a damn thing about where to get one or how much it'll cost. Once those details are out I expect to lose interest.
So these were displayed at the recent Medicom Toy Show. A fellow SBer made me aware that they are being sold by lotto at 91,800 yen a pop
Aaaaaand there it goes
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