SHIMA-X x Bear Model - Once You Wanted Badly Series

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  1. HBCoffin

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    SHIMA-X x Bear Model - Once You Wanted Badly Series
    In collaboration with Bear Model, Shima-X has been working to produce limited edition releases of Jumbo Machinder style sofubi villains, the most recent being Rokuron Q9. Next to be released is Mechasaurus Doba, a kikaiju from Getter Robo who had yet to receive the jumbo treatment.

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    The original color of Doba will be limited to 40pcs and is set to launch September 20 with a retail price of 42,900yen tax included. For updates, please tune in to sofvi.tokyo or follow Shima-X on Instagram.

    Shima-X does ship internationally. Unfortunately, at this time they are only willing to accept payment by bank transfer. I successfully purchased their Rokuron Q9 using OFX. They don't collect any fees, however, it is a method of wire transfer (i.e. you wire them the money and they will pay the recipient on your behalf), so an amount may be collected by your bank or an intermediary. In the end I believe I incurred a total fee of 2,000yen.

    If anyone is serious about making a purchase but doesn't feel comfortable using the aforementioned method of payment—you would otherwise buy it should another option be available—please let us know your thoughts and we may be able to work something out.

    The CEO of Shima-X is passionate about making these robots, and they hope to bring you more villains that never got the jumbo treatment they deserved.
     
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    I don't know if I could budget for this in time, but will personally be watching the line with great interest. I'm sure many others on the board will follow along as well. Excited to see the final painted product, as the sharpness of the colour sample image is throwing me off, but the overall styling looks totally in line with the jumbos I've seen.
     
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    Just a few days left to preorder the original color of Doba! Here are a few more shots via SHIMA-X on Instagram:







    Next up is Garada K7. For any collectors who weren’t fully satisfied with Unifive’s reproduction or simply missed out, Dragon Boy x Bear Model have made a favorable alternative with proportions closer to the original Popy toy. Details on painted versions are still to come, but here are some shots of the prototype courtesy of sofvi.tokyo. These unpainted samples may be purchased directly from Bear Model HERE—I don’t think they take international orders and they only accept payment by bank transfer or COD, so anyone outside of Japan who is interested would need to utilize both Tenso and OFX. Regardless, it doesn’t hurt to issue an inquiry to see if they may be willing to accommodate you.

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    The prototype brown Doba is also available HERE.

    The last bit of news I have to share is just a rumor (i.e. nothing set in stone). All I will say is fans of GID vinyl may have something to look forward to. ;)
     
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    Original color Garada K7 incoming! I was very happy to see they modified the chest plate to match the design of the original Jumbo Machinder—minus the launcher of course—and bulked up the feet (those on the prototype were looking a bit flat and too rounded). Hands down the best and most proportionally accurate reproduction to date. Photos courtesy of sofvi.tokyo.

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    SHIMA-X x Bear Model - Once You Wanted Badly Series
    The redesign of the blades on the back is also super nice

    a beauty of a toy for anyone with the real estate to display it
     
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    Just curious did anybody went for this?!

     
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    I went for it but as I haven't been able to pay yet, the wire transfer is way too complicated.
     
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