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    I picked up a set of the VAG and the quality was fine aside from a few paint rubs. But these are very heavily masked and painted so I guess it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise seeing how they are packaged. Overall high quality for 5 bucks, and the only ones I’ve picked up aside from shelterbank so I can’t speak to quality on other figures. Personally I can see the appeal of the scaled down full figures to collectors but they always seem a little too small and thin next to minis that were made to be minis. IluIlu is known for making awesome minis, I’d like another IluIlu Vag figure that was designed to be a mini and not a scaled down larger figure.
     
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    Quality is excellent on my set. Snagged very cheap as well, as they should be.. Super fun all around!
     
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    Wanted to start my question here: I'm on the search for a decent way to make the stickers on my Techno Loaders last forever. Any ideas? I'm thinking of painting some form of clear coat over them but don't want to ruin anything in the process. The stickers look fantastic but I can tell that them peeling will become an issue at some point in the future. I've thought about taking extremely high res photos and attempting repro stickers for the future, but would prefer something less intensive that just keeps the real stickers where they should be for as long as possible. Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
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    New Neo Gorilla's for Doki Doki Sofubi Osaka event on March 10, 2019. Retail price ¥39000.[​IMG]

    New package design.
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    Yeah, the price isn't pretty. But it's been the norm for the techno-loaders, so I'm not too surprised. A little sad to see it on an older sculpt though. Still, I really enjoy the new box design and that pink is a standout to me, although the black would perhaps be more at home with the older releases.

    If I interpreted the blog post correctly, Sakaguchi will exchange people's VAG Neo Gorilla for a version with a little foldable box in the style of the big ones too, which is a nice touch.
     
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    Ahhh I was so excited to see these! I know they're pretty much wholly unattainable for me at this point but I'm just happy he made more of the sculpt.

    Yeah google translate let me down on that one too.. Something about little arm bands for the Vag sized NG's and a mini box for them as well.
    Either way I, for one, am excited to see him revisit some old sculpts. The Techno Loaders just aren't my thing.. Now about that price tag...
     
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    Yeah, shame we can expect a 4x up upcharge for any future 're-releases.' But hey, maybe this is just because of the VAG launch and we won't see others at all ;) I believe the VAG extras aren't for sale by the way, trade-ins for regular VAG gorillas only. Nice touch I thought.
     
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    Does anyone have the illustrations of Pepy on hand? I looked around a little but couldn't find anything. I know I've seen them online before
     
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    From Iru Iru blog. I only went through some of his post. You might want to go through them all to see if he has any more.
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    This picture is from kadomiumtank blog.
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    Amazing, thank you! Full disclosure, I made this post at the gym while trying to convince my girlfriend Pepy would make a good tattoo :lol:
     
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    A tattoo of Pepy would be rockin.
     
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    After seeing a certain YJA auction venture into the realm of 'stupid person money', I decided to remind myself these are toys and I like them because they're fun to play with. You too can have a *rare* mashup for less than the cost of a car.

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    "Now the shoe's on the other foot, you dopey smiling motherfucker!"

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    I took a lot more photos but my Imgur account is currently blocked so I can't share an album. Will drop a link once I clear the issue up.

    Edit: more photos
     
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    Are you talking about the IluIlu Nag collab? My buddy told me it was at 5 grand or something, but I didn't know what it ended at and I don't know how to search for completed auctions :lol:
     
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    Around $11,000. I believe it's the first time one has been for sale on the open market.

    In better news, imgur unbanned me so I'll make an album of my dumb mashup shots later
     
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    I dont remember this happening, is it a nag? i'm curious to see the collab
     
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    Believe it's called Dobuonna, and yep, it's a Nag collab. Pepy head, Vinydum body, rooted hair, one arm from Jinmenju. It's a pretty amazing package all in all, a ton of omake figures and such, including a Nag zombie head, the mini Pepy that came with Vinydum and the Neo Gorilla tank, all in matching paint. There seem to be variety of paintjobs although I'm not sure if each was a one-off. I've seen at least one in stippled dark brown on Instagram before. Here's the auction: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/376956173

    I'd post a pic myself but imgur is misbehaving.
     
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    WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUuuuuuu

    This hobby has reached peak insanity. I might need to wear stab-proof clothing at Five Points Fest
     
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    Realised I never took a certain bellicose ape out for daylight photos. Noticed a detail that I don't think others have drawn attention to, so I'm sticking it in a spoiler tag at the bottom. It's nothing crazy, but to me one of the best things about these toys is the way parts of them always stay hidden until you really look, and I want to preserve some of that for new owners.

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    Give that missile a good look. You think that's where it's from, or where it's heading? It works as a variation on the usual makers mark, since the other side of the missle has the Ilu Ilu logo in embossed letter, but the choice of "Nippon" is intentional, I think.
     
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    These sort of things?

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    I just don't get it...

    Or this?

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    Whoops, imgur ate my images.

    @liquidsky the Dobuonna isn't really to my taste either, since imo the grungy Nag look is at odds with Pepy and Vinydum's original aesthetics. I do appreciate the duller one in the center more than the others, but not enough to ever look for it.

    The Jinmenju I haven't seen before. Assume that's also a Nag collab? Prefer the regular Uzumark version, both the cleaner red/blue face paints and the nastier flesh-colored variation.
     

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