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  1. Bob

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    Thought this might be of interest to some of you guys.

    Ben Newman is an artist I’ve been a fan of for a while and he just dropped a deck of kaiju cards for playing snap.



    His IG shows a lot more of the art and looks pretty cool.
     
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    Oh wow, thanks for hepping us to these, Bob! His artwork is incredible. Dang, one more thing to go on the 'urgent needs' list, when shopping is coming at a premium. I love it though, will grab these for the art alone. Some examples from this deck, which have me swooning (I can't wait to see all the Ultra kaiju, especially favs like Gigasu, Gyango, and Jamila:

     
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    These are so good! His style really lends itself to the classic ultra kaiju.
     
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    Yeah man, these are great :thumbsup:
     
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    Glad folk are into this. Looks like it’s been popular as he posted over 100 of the 150 packs now gone (and he isn’t doing any more releases).
     
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    Looks like you'll have to content yourself with:

    Black King, Chibull, Dada, Godola, Gomess, Jirass, Redking, Sadora, Woo, Zarab and... Temperor? Not 100% on the buried fellow in the upper right.

    Oh, and a couple of lifts from that no good Toho outfit. Boo!


    Word to the wise, though - our celebrated artist of the day is also...

     
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    I think its Invelar from Mirrorman
     
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    His customs really aren’t that bad, especially for his first 3 ever and he is actually self-aware of his painting skills so far. I would even buy that Litra for the right price. I don’t have an issue with someone painting widely available blanks with some thought process as long as they don’t go and try to sell their customs for $$$
     
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    Just got crushed to learn that these decks all sold out like hot cakes, and - according to what he said - he won't ever be reissuing them. :cry: Had no idea that the number was so limited or that they would instantly blow up the way they did. Majorly bummed. This was the little pick me up I could have used. Would have been happy to support a local dude too. Ah, well I am at least glad that the superb sale of them speaks to the general kaiju love out there still, and hopefully, while I might not get one of these decks, this guy continues to put out some other great stuff. Congrats to those who scored.
     
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    ^ Sorry, Steve!

    And how!
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    Makes, sense - a good bit more Kaiju 101 than my guess.
     
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    @ultrakaiju I just saw that he is planning on adding a small amount of extra packs to his shop in a month or so once the initial orders are out and been received. So you might get another chance to snag one!
     
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    Thanks Bob, I just saw this too. Fingers crossed the timing works out, but even if not, I am happy so many people are loving these and appreciating Ben's work. Plenty more good stuff to come from him I am sure. He shared some of his toy collection with me (which is also lovely), and hopefully I can twist his arm to pop in here.
     
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    Did anyone else pick up any cards in the latest drop?

    I snagged the 2nd deck plus pin badge (as I went for the same bundle for the 1st deck) and also grabbed one of the foil gamera cards too.

    was tempted by the uncut sheets but an eBay purchase late last night and a lottery win today means I had to keep it sensible.
     
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    Thanks for the reminder Bob. I kept wanting to post them here, but was waiting until Ben did an official announcement. Been totally caught up with work today to miss the store drop. I have been eagerly following all of the development pics and teases Ben has kept posting on these, and have been amazed at everything. Just when I thought the first set had me wowed, he pulled out some amazing heavy hitters for this one. Loving, loving that Hedorah and Gamera.

    A few please pics for everyone who has not yet been tempted -

    The deck:


    And some character highlights:









    He also did some wonderful pins for these. Do check out his new shop, if you haven't already. He has a new website here:
    https://bennewman-shop.com/

    And hurry, even though the numbers on these ones have increased over the last run, I fully suspect they may not last long. Plus, Ben paid up front to get all these made out of pocket, so let's all show our support for the project by snaggin' a deck. Good fun, amazing to look at, and just so well done. Kudos to him, for such a wonderfully designed series.

    PS - and yeah, I just had to go for some of those uncut sheets, if I can frame these up they are going to be stellar on display! :)
     
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    Glad you got in on those uncut sheets. They will look incredible framed up.
     
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    These are incredible and I grabbed some uncut sheets and both decks, as I missed the first time around. Wasn't quick enough for the gamera foil card.
     
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    Posterity post:
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    The aforementioned sheets, all 26 monsta inclusive.
     
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    Why is Goji not there??
     
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    I really wanted the metallic Hedorah, and Gamera too would have been jammy, but missed out on those as I got distracted with work right at the drop time.
     
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    Bens latest post suggests there will be a 3rd set coming so might still see Goji yet.
     

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