Kumon Show-Off Thread

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    Dude these are excellent.
     
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    Thank you, Eric! Dennis makes it easy! I’m simply highlighting his mastery. :D
     
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    Mine finally arrived !
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    2016 we saw the ultimate rise in Shirahama interest witch was and is still much deserved. Mainly due to the Neko luckybags, So many variants were incorporated but none took top spot for me than this guy and I was hunting him from the day I got the bags. I’m happy to say finally he is home with his brothers in my web.
    Clear double pour with clear floating layer of Pink/red/yellow GID drip.

    I love the way the pour gives the skull a Neanderthal / gorilla look.
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    @xSuicide Squadx Robert I would like to have your skills to take photos, they are just awesome. Additionally I would like you to tell me more about that green beauty, I had not seen it before is it a one-off or a version made for some of the events in Asia?
    Always when @Shirahama made some new spider version I think it's the best Kumon that I've seen, but he has the ability to improve himself with each later version of Kumon.
     
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    Agreed completely. Kumon is one toy where I don't focus on releases I've missed at all even though I love the sculpt. Each one is uniquely exciting and refined.
     
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    @Alebrije Thank you, Roger. Seems silly to be so passionate about toy photos, but I can’t help what the heart wants. :D This most certainly is a one off. It was Shirahama’s offering for the suicide prevention raffle, for which I had been drawn forst(very luckily). So this was a no brainer choice for me.
     
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    Looks like the Halloween came early.
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    Holy shit! What's the story with the pour and paint (if any) on that one? So much going on I don't know what's what, but it all works beautifully
     
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    Thank you!
    The one in the back it's one of the last Halloween versions (black and orange marbled solid with glitter) and the minis are blanck vinyl. I hope I could help you with your doubt.
     
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    Brilliant, thanks!

    I've felt the Kumon love very hard over the last couple of weeks and wanted to share now that I have some photo time. All my shelf lights aren't set up yet, so my Kumon collection sits in a shadow that covers up just how much these guys pop. But every time I get a new one it's an occasion to take all the gang out into the light and appreciate the care that goes into each design. I can't think of another toy for which, regardless of the release, I'll be absolutely sure I'll love it.

    Lately I've had a couple such occasions. First of all I want to thank the collector who gave me a crack at this Lucky Bag paint. It has perhaps the weirdest combination of paints out of all the toys I own, but arranged this way they all shine. Pistachio-green vinyl with cherry-red, black, purple and gold sprays, and it doesn't show in the photos but there are beautiful flakes of glitter floating around in that red skull as well.

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    And this weekend I got lucky enough at My Plastic Heart's Monstrosities show to score the piece that grabbed my attention the moment I came in. Clear vinyl with purple and gold flake, and surprisingly sparse purple and gold sprays. Like every other Kumon this was striking in its own way, but as I looked it over I realised that a good portion of the vinyl is actually bare, with the dense flake and surrounding paint giving the illusion of fuller purple sprays. The result is that, in a normal setting, it looks like a pretty solid purple paint:

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    And then, with a bright light behind it, it jumps to stealth mode!
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    The optical effect blew me away as I played around with it, and I can't wait to experiment with different lighting when I have more time. I haven't seen even half the Kumon out there, so perhaps there are others with this 'illusion' going on as well :)

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    Shirahama Toho

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