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    Clear green seems to have been bought by a Japanese "collector"..??!? The bullshit surrounding hype toys in this scene is getting worse by the day.
     
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    The crazy thing about all of this bootleg stuff is that it's not even the artist or the manufacture's fault. All this came about because of other "collectors". They were the ones asking crazy money for toys, not the artists! The artists weren't seeing a dime of that money, but yet they are the ones getting punished for someone else's actions.
     
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    Actually, the bootlegging, as I recently heard it, was started because of the begrudged “collector” that didn’t like the retail *and* aftermarket prices for everything he’s bootlegged, hence the “Say No To High Price” on the even bootlegged foam fingers. It didn’t have anything to do with him making monies off of hype beasts, just a literal “fuck you” to artists he feels charge too much, and the hype that commands astronomical aftermarket dollar amounts from flippers.
     
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    When I said that, I wasn't saying that the bootlegger was making money. I was saying that the flippers were making money... they are the ones charging the high dollar amount to folks who were willing to pay.. I.E selling to Chinese collectors
     
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    Also, it's the Chinese artists that are coming right out the bat charging $500 per figure for a toy so I don't quite understand the logic. Rich and Paul don't push out 1000 toys a release, it's more like 40 if we are lucky. Their one off figures don't even cost that much retail in comparison to the newer artist. Just saying, all in all, this is just stupid.
     
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    @foto junkaay Oh, I understood what you meant, I was just throwin’ that into the mix of a general statement. I should’ve clarified, my B. And I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree with your sentiment about these newjacks charging shit prices. Chinese blanks(I only mention this ‘cause the cost per figure is generally lower than sofubi) retailing at $180, then dropping to $140, then to $120 ‘cause no one was buying them. Lotteries being held for first time toys from “makers”, only to have “remaining pieces online” because not enough people entered. Shit’s embarrassing. Have some tact and some class. If Paul drops a brilliantly painted Boss 2.0 for $150 - $200, why in the hell would I find a blank of lesser caliber more enticing for around the same price???
     
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    Ah no worries! It’s getting crazy out there!! I guess if you can get 10 people to pay that and still have inventory to sell at a lower cost.. you’re still making money? I’m doing life completely wrong.
     
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    I don't think we should really be justifying what these assholes are doing right? Fuck em
     
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    No one’s justifying, just dispelling rumors and misconceptions. As far as I’m concerned, solidifying the reason that he’s bein’ so cunty over prices just makes it that much worse for him.
     
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    Not quite right...

    They were buying up figs on the aftermarket trying to influence higher prices. They started out selling boots quietly as real for high prices. Once they were caught out and I called them out, that’s when it got personal. No other artist did much or say much or gave me much support. So I went it alone with the help from my fans.

    So yeah, they didn’t just do it as a f u, it was only when they got caught out that it got more personal. Even now I’m still pretty much the only one doing anything to help stop this.



     
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    And as far as I’m aware only me, Hirota and nag have been bootlegged. If anyone else is it’s news to me.

    I know some here call me hyped or don’t want to give my art any credit, but I’m proud of what I make and do. Just saying.
     
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    He's also booted Splurrt, Rampage, Paul Kaiju, Triclops, and Grody Shogun.
     
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    Definitely not at all meaning to discredit your art, as I do know it’s legitimate, and you should be proud of your work/talents. Hype really starts with fan bases, and it pretty much gets out of the control of the artists at that point.

    I do appreciate the further clarification about the initial super sketchy practices from this fucker. I didn’t know he was initially trying to actually scam people, but changed his tune once he got called out.
     
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    But all were on a Dx. So technically yes, but it’s more of an aim at me. None of their other work was touched.


     
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    Yeah he had a team doing this for a while and once I was notified and followed it and called it out was when the shit hit the fan. Then he tried lowering prices, now he’s tryinh to make what ever anyone wants or makes mash ups. He’s just a opportunist piece of shit.
     
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    Just curious.
    Like Hirota or Shig? Seems like a few involved could just fly over and choke a son-o-I FART A LOT.
    I'm sure you have other fans in China, or know people with connections to Chinese production who would be able to help and slam the source?
     
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