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    I think any versions of these I'd like to see I've seen. Blood red (w/glitter as a bonus!?) Done. Black, done. Slimey green. Done.

    I'm not sure how I feel on the gold. I don't DISLIKE them, but something doesn't hit me, BUT there's something weird about them that I like the idea of. Weird for sure.
     
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    seems like they can't wait to milk the cashcow asap. i feel sarumon part II.
     
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    I still like sarumon, and if these go that way I will be STOKED.

    I grabbed a few... again..... but I agree, holy wow with the releases.
     
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    these things are cool but so fucking expensive.
     
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    8,000 and 10,000 isn't so bad considering the size of the figure and size of the run (guessing), but the secondary market is a little less friendly :!:
     
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    And unless you live in Japan it's your only option.
     
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    I'm seeing $250 retail, thats alot.
     
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    It is a lot of money in the grand scheme of things, but it's all relative. I'm sure a lot of people would think spending $30-60 on a mini soft vinyl toy of any sort is inconceivably ridiculous.

    Say this toy retails for 10,000. I'm just guessing at that number as I have no idea what they cost at any show they've been released at. That's $125, half of the $250 you've mentioned. I'd say that the other half can be distributed between (1) service fees since someone has to be there to buy it for a distributor, or an agent has to be there to buy it, (2) the limited aspect and desirability of the toys themselves (unfortunately, we all have to pay for this sometimes if we don't have the privilege to visit a show -- the Veruca Salt Syndrome), (3) and international shipping and handling if buying in the US.
     
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    That's how a lot of Japanese vinyl in the US is. The store buys it at full price from the maker. RxH in Japan is cheaper from Mori then at official US retailers. These are just larger/more expensive.

    I wouldn't compare this situation to Saruman only because the BIG beef w/Saruman wasn't "too much too soon get the money!" it was that it was based on a pre-existing toy made by another company who was still around and someone came along and "ripped it off." That's where people started dropping Killer J stuff.

    These are a lot of releases for such large figures w/so many in a series in 1 chunk though. But I don't care, I'm not a completist :lol:
     
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    I'm not saying the price isn't founded in some way and that costs add up, I'm just saying too rich for my blood.
     
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    I would have liked to see the heads spread out too. Run with a few for half a year, then release a few more. It is kind of frustrating when you see a set of 6 figures. It's alright just scoring 1 or 2, but in the back of my head I'm always like fuck, I feel like I'm breaking up a set, even though that's not the case. And I hate breaking sets.
     
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    You are seeing $250, but NOT retail!

    Being in Japan doesn't secure anything with such limited runs. I do understand it is at least another option at trying to secure one, but getting one here at retail is pretty damn impossible as well.
     
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    These are the coolest toys I've seen in forever.
     
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    man I LOVE the red set, I hope they make the big guys in red too.
     
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    Refunded. :cry:

    I was really loving that red mutant-x.
     
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    refunded from where? were these really for sale from Grumble?
     
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    ^ Yes and same here, refunded too. 1 day a Robokong will be mine.
     
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    Ya man disco daddy robo kong is amazing for sure, if I had the bread I woulda ordered him along with the red mutant.
    Alas it doesn't matter anyway!
    I am still stoked as all hell for my green glitter space-x tho, I cannot wait for it any longer!
     
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    :(

    i was floating after i ordered

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    I held off on the first couple offerings. Now that they got close to the original Blaisdell red of It! The Terror From Beyond Space, I'm going to crack on the Star-X.
     
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    were these the only 3 green ones or were there other sculpts too?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Just these three as far as I know.
     
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    Those were for sale at the Dept H event held on April 6, 2012. Here are some better pictures of them.

    Star X
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    Space X
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    Mutant X
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    Also these were available at the same event:

    Zombie Kong
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    Sasquatch
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    Robot Kong
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    Astro Kong
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    wow, thanks for the pics, I really didn't expect there to be more but they look awesome. I searched for pics and didn't find any even on the SHB site. So were any more figures made in gold besides those 4 big guys, or any others in red besides the 5 shown?
     
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    Not that I'm aware of. I'm pretty sure those were limited to the ones you're referring to.
     

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