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

Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by chimply.kaiju, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. bunnyboy

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    Seems a bit counterintuitive to branch out to IG, especially if this was one of the secret "lotteries" anyway... :?
     
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    Fuels the hype machine ;) look how many guys are posting their own pics, Hirota's pics, other people's pics in a frenzy to get in on this secret lotto business. It's funny to watch.
     
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    Funny, in a 'I want to poke my eyes out with a pencil' kinda way. :|
     
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    That's true. I imagine its annoying as all hell to guys who've been into this longer than I have, but Hirota has been unattainable to me from pretty much day 1. So it's mostly good fun when people spam WANT!!1! and repost photos. Will be interesting to see how he interacts with fans through the IG account honestly.
     
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    IG is such a ego-tripping shitshow IMO
     
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    Below is the beginning of my first email exchange with Hirota in July 2011. It was in regards to the brown mecha gorilla ju. I seem to never delete emails. Oh, how times have changed...


    To mr.david

    Thank you email

    I'm good at English

    Can you send money to my bank in Japan?

    If possible, you want to buy.

    I'm worried that I have never ever sold abroad The effort.

    Thank you

    From yasuaki hirota
     
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    Now ya'll did it! All HxS Instagram pics have been deleted.
     
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    By the power of Skullbrain... ;)
     
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    I'm going to take my ball and go home, if that's the way you feel about it! :roll:
     
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    I am loving the sneak peeks of the one off(s) that Hirota has for his new show.
     
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    Well looks like the latest trend in "I Need It!!!" collecting is posting a photo of your lottery ticket (with your name and email address details) on instagram for everybody to see... WTF
     
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    why is this shocking? No offense but in the past 5 years...since instagram has been pushed to the forefront...why are you surprised?

    In all honesty. Skulldrain isn't a neccesity anymore. You can survive without it and just exist on social medium. Shouldn't come as a surprise.

    I still like visiting this site but it's not a necessity anymore.
     
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    I've seen lottery tickets posted.. but posting your full name and email info on the lottery ticket (sometimes with a fucking selfie) is something I've never seen. There's a level of anonymity that comes with entering a lottery. Unless these guys want to get a dozen emails with people offering thm 5 times what they paid for their HxS and are giving them contact details to make a profit..... oh wait......
     
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    As soon as owning certain makers’ toys become pissing contests, they almost all lose appeal to me, personally. I’m sure some people are just genuinely excited to be at an event, but I just can’t help but feel taking a selfie with a lotto ticket is more of an “I’m here, and you’re not” jab. Now more than ever have some toys become the new Supreme, and that shit’s trash.

    On the actual subject, that new Brutal A with the guts is the first Hirota toy I actually want to own, but I’m also realistic. So I’d like to at least see one of those in person someday.
     
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    These new guts for BrutalA are pretty mind blowing! And I like the new 2 head Kraken robo hybrid but I wish it was either all bio or all mech instead of mixed. Maybe in the future?
     
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    Amen. Some seriously cool designs on show, but this is a world I can't access. Digging the new King Ju as well; it looks like a translucent orange vinyl painted over. I wish we saw more paints over clear vinyl, though I'll admit I'm ignorant of any production difficulties that might impose.

    Oh, so anyone reading this later knows what I'm harping on about:
     
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    Yeah that one's nice too. Looks like Burning Godzilla inspired
     
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    The more shocking thing for me is seeing these people still using yahoo email.
     
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    YIKES! :shock:
     
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    The HxS show, product, identity seems to have crossed the line and can be classified as a "sell-out" in more ways than one these days..
     
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    what's the issue with using yahoo email?
     
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    The instagram pictures of the toys from his latest exhibit are really nice. There's a couple of new pieces. That two headed robo-dragon is pretty awesome.

    pic by yangcongpapa
     
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    Yeah, and it's super-limited so would fit into your investment portfolio nicely! :thumbsup:
     
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    If your long term investment goals include negative returns and ridicule from the general population, sofubi is a great place to be invested.
     
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    That can't be human nature. I've never seen a child complain about his Playdough not being a limited edition color or his Hot Wheels car being a common release and not a rare edition. Blaming human nature is just letting people off the hook for their own personal choices. At least in my opinion.

    On topic I don't think I have ever liked the guts of a toy more than a toy itself but this inner robot is fantastic.

     

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