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  1. lurker

    lurker S7 Royalty

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  2. meanmistert

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    congrats Dennis, this looks fierce & good choice on the size as well!
     
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    YES!!! Kumon rocks! I like that he stands upright and is not down on all eight, in spider mode. Nice skull in the belly too.
    I would be very pleased if a few of this first release showed up on these shores.
     
  4. gatchabert

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    really cool. a lot of us are wondering on the size of it. i'm guessing it would be around the 9" mark, but then pics are deceiving.

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  5. Ultra999

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    the kc post mentioned above states that it's 5".

    i love how cleverly the legs are incorporated into the head area. both the front and back of the figure are fun to look at, and i imagine the textures in hand feel nice and nubby :)

    great work!
     
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    Nice, I was waiting to see the front of this figure.
    Excellent work.
     
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    Looks rad, Dennis! Congrats!
     
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    Thanks everyone, its been a while in the works and awesome its finally here! The idea first came up with my friend about 2 years ago but he is sooo busy with work it took some time to finish the design. And you know how busy the Gargamel guys always are and I didnt want to make Kiyoka crazy asking him all the time, I was just so happy he said he would do the sculpt! And it came out wayyyyyyy more amazing than I was thinking, originally the idea Yatsuashi and I had was to be much more simple straight up pachi but Kiyoka's style and the texture he added was to good to be true, that fur texture is even more nice in hand. So of course a huge thanks to Yatsuashi and Kiyoka for working on this with us!!!

    Bert, its not a standard, I would love to have done that but not this time, Kumon is just under 5 inches.
     
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    awesome colorway.
     
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    Yes, this colourway is really great!! And the figure is awesome! Congrats Dennis.
     
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    For the first release I thought the skull looked terrible. It was very misplaced in my opinion because it looked like a spider with a random skull. I didn't get it.

    However..I think I understand the sculpt better with the third paint application. The skull and body compliment each other. The last picture really looks like the sculpt and paint application go hand in hand.
     
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    So who paints them? Baikin? Gargamel dudes?
     
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    i like to know as well. baikin has very unique way of painting.
    colorways looking very natural on sculpts. ...guessing he did it.
     
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    This is a fantastic sculpt! That latest orange color set is particularly golden!
     
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    It's just me painting the release versions right now, maybe a collab later but nothing planned for sure. Glad you guys like this colorway!!!
     
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    Kumon rules! I'll have to post a photo of the one off I got the other day! ;)
    Thanks D!
     
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    Dennis, these guys are awesome. I really like the gold stripes around the arms.
     
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    These look amazing Dennis, I hope they make it over here soon. I would love a black widow version.
     
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    These look sharp! :shock:
    I'm there "in spirit" if there are any leftovers... :mrgreen:
     
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    that really would kill.. maybe dennis could get an hourglass spraymask made?
    this is really my favorite figure in a long time. a true kaiju!
     
  22. akum6n

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    I love the simple black, silver and gold of the original. Sort of an understated elegance. I had misgivings on the skull-face as well, but it works well given the small size of the toy and provides contrast with the heavily textured body.

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    Hidden transformation :3

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    The legs remind me of this certain type of pine tree. Not sure what it's called, but we used to use them as Christmas trees.
     
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    *EDIT - Back up to speed, thanks for the help in tracking 'em down . . . . Fighting spiders rock my world! :D
     
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    this thing slipped in during the time when my toy radar was shut off. glad i came across it because it is by far the best thing i have seen in a long time. just picked up the orange one, and i don't know if he/it will hang out with the rest of my vinyl toys or with my rosbro candy containers. seems to fit in with both! so, here is my belated high-five, baikin!
     
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    you guys reminded me to take a photo of my one off.... :)
     

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