BEMON - 2 Headed Giant

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  1. Anti Social Andy

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    Please tell me you paid $3k for it believing it was an actual 2HB blank, and then had it sprayed by some random dude with an airbrush!

    That would be the ULTIMATE 'You are not qualified!' :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    I’m not the biggest wealth of knowledge on Bemon’s toys. I know more about the dude than his releases, but I’ve yet to ever see this one that just sold on YJA. If it is new, I never thought I’d see the day when the 2HBemon would come back, since it was retired by the time I’d discovered it.

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    Never seen it before either, that auction surprised me. But I'd heard there's been a new Kougai recently too, no idea if that's true. Is Bemon back?
     
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    There’s for sure been a new Kougai. @Michael Beverage posted his grand comeuppance of said Kougai in the Bemon show off thread. It’d be interesting if he made a return to more than just the Space and Sea Monsters, even more so as to why.
     
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    $$$

    Especially after the resurgence and rise in prices. I remember when certain FP Kuogai were sub $200 even on the secondary market
     
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    @Michael Beverage This didn’t come from his personal auction page, though. He usually takes the friends route before any public sales.
     
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    I saw that 2HB and it certainly looks like a legit new colorway with the packaging. I don’t know anything about it either. It’s definitely not my favorite paint job.
     
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    It seems like an interesting time for a resurgence. On the one hand these toys have always held some level or prestige. but on the other hand both the Kuogai and the 2HB have had a resurgence in popularity due to resculpts of the characters by current day makers. so in that landscape do the old versions still hold the same appeal or price point power they once did?
     
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    I love Bemon toys, they are definitely special....but I think the prestige in part comes from the old “make em hard to get to drive up the hype” model. Anraku was prestigious until Medicom blasted preorder after preorder out.

    In terms of pricing, I think it’s just all over the map over time. Messiyiu single handedly drove prices of 2HBs to absurd levels; with so few made its not that hard to do for some of the uber rich collectors. Once he got out prices dropped. Zerotian is doing the same thing to Utsugiyo now. Then the herd mentality/pissing contest parade of other similar collectors follows suit. Zerotian will get bored with it in 2 years and start collecting lamborghinis or whatever :lol:

    It’s cool...I’ll still be here collecting these weird ass monster toys in a decade. I know @coma21 and a number of others in this thread will be too. When weird monsters infect your soul, you’re fucked for life.
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    Sorry dudes, if I ever have a chance to collect Lambos instead of toys, I'm collecting Lambos. Actually if I ever have the chance to sell my collection for enough to buy a single Lambo, I'm doing it and you'll never see me again. :razz:
     
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    @JoeMan We can start callin’ you Lambo Joe. Tires don’t screech when you peel out, they just go “SPLURRRRRRRT.”

    I think Mikee brings up some great points, of which I’ve had my own similar thought process on as well. I do think there’s a certain level of prestige from various standpoints. I do believe the hard to get, hype driven sales play a huge role in it. Afterall, I consider Bemon to be the first hype toys. But I also think it’s where the production of these toys came from, mindset wise. Honda’s a big collector himself and basically saw both the Kougai and 2HB and asked “Why aren’t these toys?” So he made ‘em. And the fact that you can only see the Kougai’s arms and head on the IKB header makes the sculpt that much more genius, as the body and back of the head(with the trio of sewer ducts) are original thought. The same was essentially done with the Space and Sea Monsters, though we obviously know the Space Monster has been it’s vintage coin bank incarnation before.

    All in all, if newer sculpts from American companies are going to reignite a Bemon fire, I’m all for it. Like Lee said, they’re pretty damn special. And even though I think the Galligantus is a triumphant release, it’s still bad ass to see a new 2HBemon(lackluster paints aside) and a new Kougai release. I own one Kougai, and I’ll never pay these wild prices for a 2HBemon, I hope he continues to periodically drop new runs. It’s just fun to see.
     
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    I've seen the original art, and the Kougai is actually wearing a pair of clam shell Adidas, and the hand covered by text is also holding a can of spray paint, these guys are getting it all wrong.
     
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    @JoeMan I used to skate on shell toe Adidas in grade school, so I can’t say I’m totally opposed to that. But, hey, I’m sure someone will eventually make a Kougai that was born in the Bronx with a pair of Timbs embedded somewhere in the sludge.
     
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    So what you’re telling me Joe, is that the original Kougai art was really just some Kid Robot promo shit that never saw the light of day....

    Thanks for that-

    My world is officially fucked :lol:

    IKB never even existed. It’s just an elaborate ploy to get suckers like me to spend too much on low —run pachi kaiju.

    It’s all so clear to me now. After three beers and 4 whiskies.

    Fuck.
     
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