Blind Bag Blunders

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  1. MyVinylVeins

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    Asked Lulubell for a white blind bag bunny, got black lol... cute, but I was really hoping for my first white rabbit sofubi. Wanted to paint it up... #NewGamePlan #RethinkingThatMakeover #DownTheRabbitHoleIGo

    Anyone else hoping for something in particular when it comes to blind bags but didn’t get it? Post pics of your blind bag blunders and add if you ended up loving it. If not, what did or are you doing with it?
     
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  2. gazpacho

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    What’s a blind bag?
     
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    You buy a toy without knowing what you’ll receive. Typically you’ll be given some indication of the possibilities. Occasionally, you can request a particular item, however there’s no guarantee you’ll get the one you’re hoping for.
     
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    I can count on one hand the number of times a blind purchase went the way I'd hoped.
     
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    Ever end up loving the ones you ended up getting but didn’t initially want? What did you do with them if you weren’t happy?
     
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    We try to hit the customer notes as best we can, even though it is blind bagged, but it’s been super hectic as of late around here. So that’s our bad.

    As per the subject, I generally keep whatever I get, ‘cause the sculpt itself I’m goin’ for is the majority, and the version is secondary. If there’s a chance I won’t like one of the variants I’ll either skip it entirely or I’ll attempt trading for the version I’m lookin’ for. If that doesn’t pan out than I’ll just sell it to someone that missed out at retail, but that’s rarely the case.
     
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    No worries ;) I just love white rabbits and really had my heart set on painting one up. It’s a cute sculpt... black may be a bit limiting in terms of painting but I’ll figure it out. Thanks for replying :)
     
  8. gazpacho

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    I think I understand. Explain more.

     
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    Wait a second are blind bag a new thing? It scares me.. See this is why I only buy Pops, you can see the cute little face through the window in the box. I would have heart-attack if I buy any toy without knowing how cute it is
     
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    One time at the Easter show I got my Garfield blind bag but lo and behold I ended up with motherfucking Odie instead but it's alright coz Odie is still kinda based but he has nothing on the trail that America's #1 Fat Cat leaves behind smh
     
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    Blind-bagged toys are just lame! ;)
     
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    Not really new, no. I remember, as a child, going to the Sanrio store and buying hello kitty blind bags with my mom lol. Later puppy in my pocket was a big thing. You’re given a photo with all the options you can possibly revive but the contents is a surprise. Same concept for sofubi, which is what I’m collecting now.
     
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    I mean, I don’t typically buy them when it comes to sofubi. Obviously I’d rather have a choice and just get what I want but this guy was relatively inexpensive and they were running a free shipping promotion. Figured I’d risk it.
     
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    Where are you from? Curious as you’ve never seen a blind bag.
     
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    When it comes to mass produced lines, you’ll see a photo of all the toys you can possibly receive. However, you won’t know the contents until after you open it. It’s a surprise! Sofubi is sometimes tossed in a brown paper bag, if you’re buying at a show. Otherwise it’s randomly selected and shipped to you. The best mass produced blind bags I've come across so far is "Bag of Dicks"! The fucking bag is printed to look like a pair of pants, close up of the fly lmfao it's fucking genius. Ever come across them? All kinds of dickhead characters inside in a wide range of colors and sizes...including micros! which I'm sure you're familiar with :D
     
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    But I just don't understand why it called blind bag? I've never seen them by the Funko, even though Funko is my favourite company/toy artist and they make sofubi right so why don't the make the blind bag if the sofubi comes in a blind bag?
     
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    This is good point but I think they will do blind bag there’s usually like 500 runs per hikari but some rarer come in at 250. I rekn the rarer stuff will be at like at Cons such as Designercon AKA Dcon and maybe even SuFes (short for Superfestival ;)) in the future. I cannot cite my sources but watch this space I bet you Hikari run of 50 BLIND BAGGED TMNT and the like maybe even Ultramen? Blind bag is for the rarest of the rare trust me I know this
     
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    One time I got
    Oooh but they do make blind bags! I’m surprised you’ve never heard of them, being that it’s all you collect! Where the fuck do you people live that you’ve never heard of blind bags before?! Ever see the Porn Star line of pops? Please tell me you have! They aren’t easy to find as they were pulled from the shelves after some controversy surrounding the figures lol. Super rare! They came painted with a special paint that changed with water. Basically their clothes would disappear and here’s the best part... they were anatomically correct! Lol. I have the whole series, bought those up quick because I had a feeling they’d be worth something... I could turn around and sell the series for thousands rn if I wanted to but they’re so much fun to play with :razz: Ron Jeremy is my favorite hahaha. Do yourself a favorite and look them up if you’ve never heard of them! Also, JFC, pops are not sofubi.
     
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    Bet they aren’t as rare as the Porn Star series of standard size pops I have tho, just sayin... read my reply to gazpacho for the dirty details :razz:
     
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    Same. Main reason I don't really bother with them any more.
    Afa ones purchased in the past: some toys I've kept and grown to love after getting over the initial let-down, others have been sold or traded.

    *Edit I love ya SB. Don't ever change!
     
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    Yea, I don’t typically buy them either but when I saw you could make a request, I took a shot at it. Really wanted to paint up a white rabbit :( oh well
     
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    Bwana Spoons had blind bag Peanut Killers at D-Con (they were wrapped up in sandwich paper, so they were more like "blind burritos"). I bought two and got two of the same color, but thanks to the magic of Skullbrain I was able to trade with a fellow board member and get another one that I really liked. In my case, my blind bag blunder was turned into wonder.
     
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    Blind burritos lol. Must have been a bummer to open 2 of the same, glad it worked out for you though! I imagine most unwanted blinds end up as trade bait or sold. I think I'm gonna end up keeping my black bunny...I may end up masking the eyes and nose and spraying the front white than go back in and add some detail with a little red around around the eyes, pink in the ears idk. we shall see
     
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    I think my favorite blind bag luck was pulling a Beaker chase from the Muppets Kubricks series years ago. What a great mini figure. Me mee me mee mee MEEEEEE!


    Sofubi-wise, Five Points 2017, Secret Base micro Ooze-Its at Toy Tokyo!
     
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    I LOVE Beaker lol He's one of my favorite Muppets! those are some nice ooze-it’s! Love me some marbles <3
     

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