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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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    My collection has officially gotten too big for the display I made for them. Might need to upgrade, but in the meantime here's the current setup!
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    @RezE11even, I've said it to you already but your display for these is just fantastic. The lit starry background really ties everything together. Congrats on the new scores :)

    I was lucky enough to come across a release I had fully written off, thanks to a member of the boards. I didn't count these among my completion list, and genuinely assumed I'd never find them. My deepest thanks to a fine collector, finer human being and great friend.

    Presenting the Dynamic Fight duo, Great Ozeki and Wild Cross!
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    Wild Cross' rubber mask is gummy and on the tight side, so it came turned sideways and tends to move out of position. The upside to this is that it looks like a perfect fit when facing the right way, with the red eye really glaring out at you. Utsugiyo's Bear The Ted has a looser mask that gives the appearance of hooded and sunken eyes. I like that each design choice suits its character: young, bright and in-your-face versus older, darker, tired with age but also foreboding.

    One more detail I enjoyed was that each fighter is a totally unique sculpt. The style is very cohesive so I couldn't tell at first: Ozeki is barrel-chested with a wide stance, and an obviously bent elbow to yank his chain. Wild Cross on the other hand is narrow and lithe, with thinner legs.

    The box is an elaborate affair that I don't want to 100% spoil for future owners. But there are also some fun details that I want to share, since they might not have been posted on the forum before. I've included a surprising detail and a warning below:

    On opening the flap, I found these awesome illustrations. It looks like both of our fighters getting the beatdown from different characters. Found it funny that the two guys making up the set aren't all-powerful headliners in all of the materials, but instead are getting royally destroyed here. It also tells a bit of a story: Wild Cross has half his face torn off, and under the mask you see his scarred flesh (painted silver here). Maybe this is how it happened.

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    There's also a small envelope containing character cards, each on thick stock. If anyone wants to provide a better translation than what Google gave me, fire away! But it seems to just be each fighter's special move. What's interesting is that Wild Cross' special seems to be crushing the opponent's head with his claw - perhaps the same move that ruined his face.

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    Finally, if you receive this set, be mindful of the insert holes for the toys' feet. They seem like they could tear very easily, and I had to do some careful pushing and pulling on the packaging to get the fighters free. To get them out at all, you 100% have to bend the card a little bit to open the slit at the back of each hole :cry:

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    Finally, some photos of the arrival, my current setup and a little ringside shenanigans.

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    One last note - I'm a bit worried about the rubber accessories degrading over time and damaging the vinyl. Does anyone have perspective on that? Both Wild Cross' mask and belt are rubber, and there is no way to remove the belt without taking the toy apart.
     
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