Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by chimply.kaiju, Aug 18, 2011.
I will say, the blue gloves on the red body and black trunks is fuckin’ bad ass.
I wouldn't fuck with that...but I'd fuck that.
Say what you will about supposed selling methods, but the red Fink looks pretty awesome.
So is the only way to score one of his pieces, to take a picture of your other HS or repost? Cause I don't even see lottery information anymore. But people keep scoring his stuff.
Not a clue. I'm trying to get by posting some art I'm working on, but I really don't know. The people I know who won the Mr X set lottery had either met Hirota in person or had large collections previously. The secret Fink seems to have only gone to people with large collections, generally those who have spent huge on the aftermarket in the last couple of years ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
There's an equation that factors in the number of prayer hands emojis and coy wishful-thinking posts you use.
Separately, that inner bot is bonkers. Can you consider it "guts" anymore? Clear with skeleton?
Some are private direct sales. Some get posted on Instagram/the blog and then removed/edited when the lottery has finished.
The latest red Fink offer was direct offer to those that got hosed on the green.
Kudos to the business man. The hype train is real. I would love to create a toy and have people pay 1000's for it. Every time.
Edit: If I did create it would be in the bargin bin :/
Its amazing to see the influx of #HirotaSaigansho pics that drop when a new toy pic goes up on IG.
Gotta get those #'s in kids, so your shit floats to the top of the bowl !!
this current release is only going to best customers who post pictures on IG. And he will DM them. I find it very confusing and weird. And I guess only owning one HS doesn't make me a best customer. Oh well. More money on other toys.
The secret is to make a cool toy with a bargain bin price!
Depends on how much you paid for it!
Hype and complexity aside, does anyone else just prefer the painted or mixed blank Brutal A? With how broad the chest is, I think it works better as a solid colour than it does as clear vinyl.
The mixed parts version is perfection. I'd love to see a painted with "guts" version. Lots of paint masks...the "heart" chest fully unpainted to show off the gears and intricacy inside.
Wow, agreed! And the best part is just the thought of owning it makes me so anxious that I wouldn't mind losing
Only thing bothering me about the latest one is that clear vinyl will eventually yellowed, vintage look maybe?
A friend of mine and former Hirota collector swears up and down that his clear vinyl will remain resistant to yellowing, and that most makers don't know how to do it. I'm skeptical, since literally every old white or clear plastic I've seen on a toy has yellowed over decades.
All of the newer Gargamel stuff is pretty resistant to yellowing. All the older gachamechas yellowed almost instantly(even without sun). It seems like clear vinyl has gotten better in terms of yellowing.
I think there was a thread about that way back when. About the vinyl used for the earlier production toys caused yellowing but they have since corrected it or gotten it close to correcting it.
Good god, the needy posts on IG are/have been damn near unbearable.. Every time there is a peep from this guy the hoard of HxS “fans” repost and edit any photo of his into oblivion..
Also I’m not talking about people on here. I get the nudge or reminders of enthusiasm towards his stuff. But yea, I’m sure everyone knows what I’m talking about.. Gahh.. Make. It. Stop.
Makes me want to unfollow all those accounts, don’t remember why I followed them to begin with.
Exactly!! Jfc.. It’s so god damn obnoxious.
When they win, it makes more people do it the next time.
Someone took a picture of their Brutal A with my drawing of Brutal A from the toy art zine I released at dcon. They post it twice with no credit to me, or mention of the zine.
Makes you want to stop collecting hxs...
In all honestly it makes his stuff less and less appealing to me. With each new rabid person scrambling to get ahold of whatever they can no matter the cost, even if they don't like the damn toy! Having that HxS flex to post and boast for approval is just sad, and It's so embarrassing.
I really feel for the people who legitimately do like his toys and just have to stand by watch this shit show. So what are your options? grovel and beg for new releases like those who are being rewarded for their annoying AF behavior? That's so dumb and insulting..
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