Hirota Saigansho: Gorilla-ju, Mecha Gorilla-ju, & Others

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    Man, those posters are great! Would love to have one of those hanging on a wall.
     
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    I heard they were given away as gifts if one bought something at the event.

    Not sure if sold separately

    That bottom poster is really great
     
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    Thanks John. Would be nice if HS could offer these for sale for those that could not attend the event without the exhibition info on the poster. All 3 are fantastic.
     
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    Posters for sale at the exhibition!
    Each 1000yen
     
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    @T.C.home - Thanks for the info. 1,000 yen each, what a deal!

    Found a few pictures of postcards of the posters. I think these were given out with purchase?
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    HS exhibition held at Megumi Ogita Gallery from October 7th to the 14th of 2017.

    Photos by Megumi Ogita Gallery.
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    Above photo by Megumi Ogita Gallery with Ryohei standing next to the King Gorilla Ju.

    :)

    Ryohei was the person in charge of creating the gigantic size King Gorilla Ju. His twitter https://twitter.com/ryoheifull

    Following photos by Ryohei. Progress in styrofoam:
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    Video by Ryohei of the prototype:
    https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/916644735795605504

    :)
     
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    i guess that answers the question as to if it was vinyl or not
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't a figure this size be basically impossible to make in (soft) vinyl, because it would probably start to sag immediately..?
     
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    Likely, but filling the inside with expansion foam would prevent that.
     
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    I cant believe how accurate it is at that size and sculpted by hand. Amazing work by Ryohei
     
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    Isn't that a "life hack" that people came up with after their 36'' Bootleg Kaijooz started bending forward at the knees..? :razz:
     
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    I do not believe it is made of sofubi. Ryohei had another photo of the final finish comparing it to the HS standard size King Gorilla-ju. The description read "ソフビ版との比較" translation "comparison with soft vinyl version."
     
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    this image is haunting me. All three pulls have a ton of character but that middle pour is just drool worthy looks like those pushead nike hats and tees
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    So Sick.
     
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    Apparently it's fiberglass.
     
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    The rusty stanley knife in this picture isn't a good sign.. part of me wants to type "NNOOOOO" in response on the instagram post but hey it's his, he can fuck it up if he wants to. Just forget about how amazingly rare it is to have an uncut HxS set... For an exhibit with "no sales" there were quite a few amazing sales at this show..

     
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    the nude gorilla looks so different from the painted ones.:shock:
     
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    Love the pics, eachncollector is different... I’ve cut and built kits as well as left them untouched... to each his own... with this one I probably would of built as it actually is cut already, just not at the cut point, you can tell the flash has been cut down already so I wouldn’t see a problem finishing the job.
     
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    Hmmm I saw it more as being cut just to be a little more presentable. There's lots of male to male sections (the neck) and I'm sure the female joints (like arm sockets on the torso) haven't been cut
     
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    anyone here know how much mini kings retail for? also those new red/black ones are amazing!
     
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    The last one he offered up on his blog was in November 2015 for 9,000 yen.
     
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    There’s a new gorilla ju sculpt too, no?

    I saw it next to the new robo and it’s a wider version of it.
     
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    Yes but the flash has been cut down. If it was untouched after the pull from the mold I might second guess it, but if it’s been trimmed down, there is a 60/40 chance to me personally that I’m building it... the card says limited to 3? 1 built, 2 built, 3 built... still limited to 3.
     
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    damn, blank or painted that seems like a good price!

    honestly i think the full size kings are a little too big so when the mini’s came out i was like hell yeah!
     
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    You know I would build it for sure. Haha.
     

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