Discussion in 'Show Your Collection' started by turtletooth, Jun 8, 2011.
I took a stronger light source and WOW these boys really shine now.
anybody got 2 Bemons or more? My Red Bemon phase 2 is somewhat smaller than my GID Bemon. both are stamped and come with header/numbered. And I have put in the same stance laid them back to back etc but no matter the red guy measures up a little short!!
Hmm interesting, looks like the reds legs might be caving in a little. Did you try to heat up it’s legs pull them back out to shape and let them cool.
Ha Ha. No Sir, I never heated up anybodys legs let alone a toy that cost over a thousand dollars. Interesting observation.
It's a perfectly safe practice. That's how they're assembled to begin with. A hair dryer should suffice, but I wouldn't bother unless it's having issues standing securely in place or it begins to get worse over time.
It’s entirely possible that the upper weight of the figure is compressing the legs over time, causing it to slum down. Lookin’ at these two side by side, though, it looks like the GID rub version is overall bigger proportionally to my eyes. The arms, head, legs and feet all look slightly bigger on the GID version. Almost makes me wonder if it was re - molded and re - pulled at some point. Unless the GID version is just slightly closer to the camera and I’m playin’ tricks on myself.
Proportionally they seem to be of same size, but I noticed head on GID rub not tight to the seam like Big Red.
Right on. I appreciate you goin’ out of your way for the visual comparison! Does seem like it’s just the legs gettin’ smushed down by weight. Lay it flat and hold a hairdryer on high heat about six inches away until the vinyl is squishy as hell. This should return it to original pulled form, and then leave it to cool for a few hours!
Big Red is standing just fine no matter how I pose him. Probably not going to do the hair dryer thing, I don't want to fudge up an expensive toy plus it doesn't look that much different in person in hand than the GID guy. Thanks for all your replys and suggestions.
others have suggested that GID was double dipped or double molded.
As explained to me long ago by Velocitron when he was making toys. Vinyl isn't an exact science. I've seen slighly different shaped pieces that all come from the same mold. The vinyl can be stretched as it's pulled out of the mold. While coming from different molds is a possibility, there is also just the possibility that they all came from the same mold and the glow came out a little more stretched. As for the joints, Japanese joints, especially neck pieces are extremely measured (for better or worse) just pulling the vinyl a little thinner than the joint was engineered, or your knife cutting down into the vinyl, instead of staying flat to the base of the joint can make the hole a tiny larger and cause a looser joint. You'd think for the prices paid for some of this stuff, the engineering would be 100% reliable, but it's not the case with soft vinyl.
Found a fantastic video of the famously reclusive sculptor giving an interview with a friend. Translated, too!
Wow, what a find David!
hmmm I don't see a link to video of reclusive sculptor. I clicked on your highlighted video and the Little River Band showed up instead of Bemon.
Son, you’ve got a mind like a steel trap.
It was suggested that I put them both on a scale which I did. GID Bemon phase 13 weighed in at just 1 pound. The Big Red Bemon came in just a hair under the 1 pound. Thanks everyone for ahem "weighing in".
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