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

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    @zindabad What are you going off of? I get the feeling you don't know what you are talking about. Show visual side by sides or stop casting doubt.
     
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    Very good odds I'm talking about the wrong toy somewhere or otherwise falling on my ass, but this is what I was looking at:

    Pilot Ace
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    Medicom
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    Shout out to whoever took the first photo :) google pulled it from the boards
     
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    The bottom one isn't the pilot ace version. Hirota hasn't painted or produced those. Now please shhhhh
     
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    @zindabad Ohhhhhhh, that one. Yeah, that’s a Medicom sculpt/release. The first Pilot Ace Cyclops you posted was re - released by Medicom through Hirota. He pours, pulls and paints them, but they are in fact originally Pilot Ace sculpts.
     
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    Well, I know the difference between the 2 sculpts. But for some reason, if you plug his name into a google search those figures I mentioned pop up a lot.
    But, Maybe it's more like @Anti Social Andy mentioned that he had a hand in painting or production somehow?

    Though, I do think you're right that in the case of Tyranbo just being close enough to Tyranno, that the names just get mixed up in tags.

    OH! So, he actually did sculpt the more recent "realistic" looking Medicom versions?

    That's more of a relief really, because it was spooky.

    So, thank you for confirming, because it was confusing how often those figures show up with his name attached.
    Which is exactly why I asked, realizing it probably didn't mean much, since it could just be people tagging his name hoping to get more views.
     
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    Noooooo I'm spreading misinformation! Read the above!
     
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    Well, I knew the current Medicom version were re-issues of the old Pilot Ace figures because I had been hunting a Ymir for years.
    So, I thought you were referencing that situation.

    Who sculpted the new more detailed Medicom originals*, then?

    *Talos and Cyclops
     
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    Without having read any words in the last 2 pages: those new Hirotas look alot different. :lol:
     
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    It’s like the blind leading the blind
     
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    The kingdom of the blind
    A one-eyed man is king
    Beauty problems are redefined
    The doorbells do not ring
    A lightbulb bursts like a blister
    The only form of heat
    Here a fellow sells his sister
    Down the river on Beasley Street
     
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    hirota is the most versatile sculptor in the world, as you can see

    he is such a good sculptor he actually sculpted his own body in his mother's womb
     
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    I petition to strike the last 2 pages from the record.
     
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    If the mods want to do that, I'm all for it too.
    I realize now this thread has way more traffic than other places I've been posting and didn't mean to make a mess of things.
    Sorry.
     
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    This thread was a big mess long before you post here.
     
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    just pulling your chain.
     
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    Wow, Andy - great tune!

    Who said nobody ever got anything out of this thread?
     
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    Another convert to worship at the altar of J.C.C.! :thumbsup:
     
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    So these Hong Kong vs China protests are because HxS chose Shanghai again for his upcoming exhibit right?
     
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    No. Not really. Check out the instagram feeds for further clarification.
     
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    Push away a ton of happy fans willing to pay 300? or be content with those willing to pay 1000 every time? Can' t blame him. Congrats to the toymaker but logic always comes in to play for me. At the end of the day, regardless of how much I make, I would have reservations paying $500-1000 for a toy that eventually collects dust. 99% of the toys I want for myself but there is an * for others.
     
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    Arcadeland is the shit!

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    It would be cool if HxS Fink-Shit came with glasses accessory... Haha!!!
     
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    Anybody else finding the Shanghai reveals a bit underwhelming? I quite like the all-black Brutal A with its mix of gloss and matte surfaces, but that's about it. Seeing Bruiser Z in fire truck red and gold, all I could think was "Well, he knows his audience"
     
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    The Shanghai pieces look like shitty customs... all of the harsh lines and masked areas make them look like some kid's acrylic paint app on a model kit rather than a nice piece of sofubi. The colour choices are a bit jarring.
     
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    matte brutal a, and the glow painted kraken are wins... the others don't do anything for me.
     
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    Agree 100%

    I'd go a step further and say those are the best versions I've seen of those 2 sculpts.

    A lot of the photos seem pretty edited and almost blown out? I wonder what they actually look like in more natural lighting, I might enjoy them all more.
     

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