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

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  1. xSuicide Squadx

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    I don’t blame Hirota for upping the retail. And I don’t blame legitimate hardcore collectors for still supporting and being cool with it. It’s just a catch 22 for fans that can’t/won’t get down on the increase and sort of get left outside the gate. But, hey, at least the beggars with deep pockets can feel good about the likes when it hits their doorstep. If you can drop $800+ on a regular release and not flinch I’d say you’re in a pretty comfortable spot in life!
     
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    This!

    Nice . . . but not $800 nice!

    Did anyone see/understand the ¥1,000 'raffle fee' . . . was that refunded if you didn't get picked or edited/scrapped in the final draft of the offer?

    I miss the $200 Gorilla's :?
     
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    I think if you are in this hobby at all, life is generally comfortable.
    I miss the 9000yen OG gorillas.
     
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    @maxaltoman I wouldn’t necessarily say at all. Some toys cost less than people’s monthly smartphone bill and are released less than such a schedule. I find that dependent on the collector and how much/how often they collect.
     
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    I bartend on a lot of weekends to make extra cash to pay for my various hobbies.

    I really like this release. But this is what I thought might happen when I started seeing pictures of toys on private jets and by cars I can't even afford to look at.
     
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    Double post.
     
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    I could afford to buy . . . I just choose not to!

    Logic prevails!
     
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    If this is a reply to my post you are making a “Yuge” assumption. I applied for the lotto. I just work on the side so I can splurge on shit I like.
     
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    Fucking crickets.
     
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    With how large is "fanbase" has gotten on IG, I'd say the chance of anyone on here getting picked is not good.
     
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    it's become utterly fascinating to me how this is whole sofubi thing is turning from "hobby" to "financial market". Soon we will all be trading in Nag Securities and Blobpus derivatives

    But hey, I'll give Hirota credit, at least his new toy ain't another gorilla for Christ's sake
     
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    And speculating on what was the tipping point of the Great Sofubi Crash of 2019.. was it market saturation, resulting in the initial value and perceived uniquness of sofubi evaporating?? Chinese influence and abuse of the market? Insider trading and manipulation of retail price points? Probably all of the above.
     
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    I’ve got some great micros in the works. :lol:

    Honestly, even being able to afford some cool toys, I alway (ALWAYS) imagine the airline tickets to Japan or Europe that I can use the same money on, and 95% of the time pass on the toy. We all have different priorities and different levels of expendable income, so it’s hardly a conversation that has a universal right or wrong opinion.
     
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    Yes! More Pyggies (and companions!) please. :)
     
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    You are 100% correct . . . there are no right or wrong opinions!

    . . . although, these days, your opinion seems more 'right' to me! :lol:
     
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    As soon as I saw the one or two chinese hypebeasts we all follow here be at it with the ruthless hashtagging I figured it was either some event somewhere or a lottery. Then saw the post on HxS IG and really thought about how well deserved his success is and how little I am able to participate in it now.

    The sofubi thing has always been lots of fun for me, but with the world as it is, it is hard to spend much time or money on it these days.
     
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    Apparently the winners were already notified long ago and the figures have already landed. I put some pictures where very similar figures that could have been an influence for the figure of HxS.
    Note: All the images were taken from IG if any of the photos is of someone from the board and you want to remove it please just tell me.
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    I think all of HxS toys are from either vintage ads or bootleg toys. Can anyone say which toy of his is 100% original of his own design ? Not a knock, just an honest question.
     
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    All artists; musicians, painters, sculptors, designers, writers, poets, cartoonists, etc. in some way they are influenced by the work of other artists, whether contemporary or previous. Certainly their toys have been based on bootleg toy and vintage ads, but it is also true that he takes the sculpture of those figures to another level.
     
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    Did anyone from the US actually win?
     
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    I know of one person in the USA who won, but he also has spent a fair bit of money on HXS pieces... take from that what you will.
     
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    What was the price for this newest lotto?
     
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    40k jpy + shipping.

    I didn't enter this one, not personally a fan of the Superman scheme.
     
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    What's up with the volume of brown nosers into HxS? Is it a requirement to win a drop at this point?
     
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    replace HxS with literally any hype sofubi.
     
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