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    Uh oh... bit of heat coming down from the boys up top (DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER all of this is "harmless fun" --- before people get itchy fingers on the ban button.. just imagine everything I write is in purple)

     
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    Hmmm these are a flip for me - a little too 'designer vinyl'... maybe if I knew more about this particular character I may feel more of an affinity towards it. Right now it just looks like a nu-school cat that wants to be the guy from Pans Labyrinth. The post itself is a skip because there's no ID information for the toy
     
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    Ficksed.

    And it is exactly what you say it is, a cat (nu school? Idk) that wants to be the guy from Pan's Labyrinth. I liked the concept before this, but this particular color version (esp. the black) marks the first time the whole package grabbed me by the lapels.
     
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    I definitely enjoy the sculpt. The black one is pretty rad, but I think I’d skip this one, and hold out for a different one. Candie Bolton did one for Superfestival LAST year that was fantastic, but I missed it...
     
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    And it’s WHOOPS. :)
     
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    Okay then... re-ficksed.
    Thanks.
     
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    Lol. Sorry!! Didn’t see your edit...
     
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    A hard skip for me on this one, for all the same reasons @badteethcomics mentioned. It just looks too “kidrobot” to me. And I can’t picture this with any sort of classic Kaiju paint applications either.
     
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    Interesting counterpoint from you guys! Agree to disagree, Sirs.

    While its sculpt makes direct reference to a (fairly) recent film that is outside of the toku/kaiju world, and one that has seen its share of a sort of toy & statue merchandising that is generally disdained here, other than that I don't find in this sculpt the things that I dislike in shitty kidrobotish toys. The forms are not terribly, dully oversimplified; there is no "street" pretension in the sculpt (he's not wearing a fitted cap; both tails aren't gripping rattle cans) or paint app; and the size and finish are likable. As for the tribute aspect, I think the hand-eyes gimmick is well-engineered and deployed, and it's cool that you can turn the head and have a different mouth. Pan's reference aside, I just don't find this to be that far of a cry from what, say, Awesome Toy is doing with Pointless Island, or some of what Sunguts puts out. And again, the first one I saw, the white version which was in coloration so evocative of Pale Man that it felt way too on the nose, was amusing but did not grab me as something I would buy. I feel this is one of those instances, personally, where the right colorway comes out and suddenly the figure is a lock, perfect interaction of colors and form. That sort of overrides the pop culture reference, a bit... I half-forget the Pale Man connection, and the toy becomes a little less time-bound. (Of course, lack of time-bound-ness- that certain wonderfulness of being evocative of many things, while not being directly connected to any established character/property- is a big part of the appeal of most of what is collected and talked about here on sb, at least in terms of new/original makers.) There's something about the black and green version that just looks to me like old automotive mascot art- like he's stepping off a tin sign in my grandfather's garage, or out of an ad in one of his hot rod magazines.
     
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    i refuse to get yote
     
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    I see a little bit of RxH in these kitties...
     
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    Yeah, except if Mori made 'em they would have an element of cute to them but i'm not seeing that in this sculpt. Its like they started off cute but then got all serious. Its a nice clean sculpt though, and its certainly different. I'm saying 'Flip'.
     
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    You know, as I get older, after I rock a piss it’s just

    drip, drip, and drip
     
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    Well, would you look at THAT. Experience speaks volumes. And this was like 2005ish?

    The ears are SO similar.
     
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    Ha. Good eye Andy.
     
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    There's only so much you can do with the "cartoon monster cat" concept. I think it's been thoroughly mined.
     
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    Agreed. Whomever started the saying "if you shake more than twice you're playing with yourself"

    Well i'm always playing with myself then. If you only shake twice and put the snake away, your leg and underoos will be damp.
     
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    Over here we say 'Two's a shake, three's a wank!' . . . I (heart) regional collaquialisms!
     
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    In a different lifetime I owned them all! :oops:
     
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    It was a simpler time then, and we were all young and stupid.
     
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    The only KR I ever owned was one of the beaded Huichol [expletive deleted]... shit, maybe my taste- maybe my mind itself- is going in the wrong direction?

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