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  1. Rich

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    I think it was in an article when he first came to working with Medicom. I'd like to find it myself. If anyone has it please post. It was all Japanese if I remember
     
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    The issue with the painting and fumes had to do with Anraku personal health. He has Parkinson's. He is giving the painting of his toys in to the hands of Medicom.

    http://sofvi.tokyo/anraku_ansaku_interview/
     
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    And of course I lag on the clear pre order :/ ugh!
     
  4. plasticXO

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    How does the dying principle work ? I never heard of that before...

    The January releases are gorgeous. I've been waiting for the Mescalgon since they announced the first Goga rerelease 8)

    And the Nue is so perfect, I'm reading Urusei Yatsura right now. :D
     
  5. Rich

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    There it is, but correct me if Im wrong didnt he say something like he had un-diagnosed parkensons since high school but had to stop with toys because it got so bad he became bed ridden, not becuse of the paint. But now hes been in recovery for 2 years and getting better.
     
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    Ah, thanks for clearing this up guys. Wouldn't want to sensationalize his situation and I wish him well.
     
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    There are a few dyes people use, the one I have used is the old RIT dye that is boxed. You pour it in boiling water and submerge the vinyl, then boil the vinyl in clean water to pull out excess dye. I never had issues with fumes, but i found the dye continues to bleed and stain paint and maybe other toys if they are touching. As a result you have to put an initial clear coat on the toy and use paints that staining wont be visible on, pretty much paints darker than the vinyl and probably metallic would help.

    I think if your philosophy is to order a lot of white vinyl and dye small chunks of it for different releases, you would just be better off covering the vinyl in paint. Though not popular now, back in the day, when indy makers struggled to sell toys, many covered entire figures with paint for new colorways. I remember examining an old Skull Toy figure and it was a beautiful pink vinyl completely painted over.
     
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    Thanks Joe. Much appreciated.
     
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    Don't know if that adds much and I was told something similar.
     
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    It's more like a Poly dye in hot water. Used for synthetics.

    I also remember hearing that RIT changed the formula and is no longer strong enough for synthetics.

    It's not an easy process at all. I've done it outside on the BBQ!

    It's very difficult to get all parts evenly dyed.
    Plus minimal paint, as the dye bleeds through it leading me to use them for One offs only.

    Joe is right about staining. Figs dyed should require a clear coat.
     
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    Anraku Ansaku!

    Yup RIT no longer works, both powder and liquid. There is a powder I used from the art supply store.

    And yeah agreed with both you it's a more of a pain in the ass to use it than it is to just paint it.
     
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    Thanks a lot everyone for the technical informations. Very interesting.
     
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    Does anybody know the story behind this paint scheme?
    It is very similar on the elegab.
    Is this a coincidence?
     
  14. phantomfauna

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    I'd say coincidence. If anything it would be paying homage to some old Bullmark Godzilla befor Eglab.
     
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    I would love to see the original version of this scheme!
     
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    Sexy! I kind of wish they left the chest simpler now.
     
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    Nice work phantomfauna!
    Thanks!
     
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    It's a great color combination for sure. A 1966 Maruson Godzilla paint would have been fun. Zollmen did that with the first batch of Badzilla's and it came out very nice.
     
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    Anraku Ansaku!
    Any idea on how many of the unpainted pink 2011 Lucky Bag Drunk Boy were released?
     
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    Totally worth every cent! Just wishing I had this guy in hand before the window on the GID one closed. Thing that impresses me most with this toy is the texture, hard to describe but its just a perfect balance of detail for me.

     
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    The green Goga is superb and the quality control looks very good.
     
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    Glad to see the first complete batch of Medicom AA is starting to arrive stateside!
     

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