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  1. Fig Belly

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    I think these guys are secret base but since it's micro related posting a little something here.
    Anybody into these. Saw them last year at SB, but don't really like buying stuff there, I always feel like I'm not quite cool enough.
    Anyhoo, anybody got a database. They are all going for pretty cheap prices right now.
    Got my first one last nite, but he doesn't stand at all in his little gogo boots. Gonna warm him up and try on his bare feets soon though.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eatballs/3257937233/
     
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    I don't really care for the character design of the faces, but they look quality and I like the vintage series they have been using designs from. I'll bet they look neat in a group and I would love to see a collection shot if anyone has these as well.

    Have they or will they do a full set of the Mus? I think I have only seen one.
     
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    They look alright with the masks on, but the faces kill them for me. It will be interesting to see what colorways get done, and how they are justified. Presumably he'd need to sell a lot just to pay for the mould, but with an 'animation' version we are already into imagined color variations, with little reference to the originals.
     
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    I stuck him in a cup of hot water and got his little wrestler feet on. And tadah, with the reg feet stands up just fine. I really dig the simplistic big head sculpt, it's the astromu head that looks off to me. But i think that's what makes each of us our own collector, and not all wearing khaki uniforms from the gap. With them so cheap on the aftermarket and knowing I can get him to stand up just fine, I'll probably hunt down a few others.
     
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    I really like them. The ones at NYCC were clear and had Henshin Cyborg guts in them! I will try to find a pic.
     
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    does anybody actually own one of the pieces from your avatard. I asked astrozombie guy and he said he could get a set but never heard about them again. i think they were garage kit.
     
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    I have a set of the minis from the avatar - there were three figures, they were made of resin and made with really simple fake blister packs stapled to a backing card. Art was by Hiro-grim, sculpting by Betch. I actually have a spare of the Inazuman that I opened up, but it does not stand up with those micro feet. Still, a very cool home made project.
     
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    Thanks JoeMan. I've been meaning to add that thread to here. Does anyone know when the SB/Convex/TakaraTomy Titan Vinyl drops? You can see it in the first pic of that thread.
     
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    on a side note to Bwanas first post, the original Convex Astro-Mutan toys were originally made in China. I think Takara was doing the toy production. I have the all white convex with the hirogrimm robotman.screaming hand teeshirt which was made in china and was cheaper than usual SB fare.

    I think at some point SB took over production and the silver headed microman tributes and the astromutan with the multicolored helmet are japanese vinyl. Muton i think has more info on this.

    The new clears with the Walder guts are totally badass. I hope to win lotto so I can score more of the convex stuff...
     
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    oh my gosh that titan shreds. thanks for the old thread link.
    and interesting to know about first convex stuffs made in china.
    All this is the kinda goodness i was hoping for out of a micro forum. happiness.
    Does anybody know whe nthe titans come out?
     
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    The guy on the left is my sole convex dude
     
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    I love these guys - and thanks to the lucky bag clear out - a bunch of people sold off clear micromen for between 30 and 40 bucks - a steal - beuatiful clear Jp vinyl and great chrome jobs on the heads. The clear M101 thru M104 tribs stand fine - teh Astro Mutan guys have troble due to being top heavy.

    The new Henshin Tribute convex guys were on display at NYCC and look so great its mind blowing. I am always stunned by how so many of teh toys we love today are influenced by Henshin Cyborg. I only hope that they release a set of Waldar tribs as wel - those would kill!

    Crap photo from NYCC - note Henshin style haircut :)

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    I saw these on the Artoyz (France) site - is there anywhere else to buy them? Are these the same as the Charactics toys?
     
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    No these are Convex Astro Mutan figures done up like hensin cyborg figures. They are made by Secret Base you can maybe still get them on secret base's website www.secret-b.com
    Look under the banner on the left that says ConvexBase
     
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    I want one of those hiro grimm shirts for me to wear
     
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    MutonIsMyFriend pointed out last weekend that the Titans are already for sale. I need to grab them for sure!
     
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    Unless you are the size of a little kid i think they'd be even too tight for you young ppl.
     
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    Skin tight, midrift revealing ULTRA small is in in LA right now ;)

     
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    THAT my friend is why I left California.. and Im a native...
     
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    And thats one of teh reasons I moved here! :D

    Seriously I look GREAT in them.

     
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    I'm sure they look great if you sport them with your female sized Bapes.
     
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    Anyone know if any of the astro mutans came already with the helmet on? I am refering to the piece below.
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    These were in the last SB Lucky Bag. They came packaged separately but I tihnk they were sold as a pair.
     
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    I thought the SB lucky bags got the one with green arms not the clear?
     

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