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Discussion in 'Americans and Other Western Gaijin' started by JoeMan, May 5, 2011.

  1. JoeMan

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    The saga of uncle Steve, I think the original body might have been misplaced at Maruyama, the legs didn’t hold their position but they could always be heated and repositioned and hold for a good while. The current version out now is actually the 3rd take, the 2nd was lost in the Grody Shogun studio fire. Maybe the most cursed figure out there. But I persevered.
    I can’t even remember when my real uncle Steve passed passed away now, Covid has ruined my perception of time. But his son, my cousin Stephen, got married last year and I was able to gift him one for the wedding. That alone made the whole ordeal worthwhile.
    I would like to revisit the figure at a 12” scale, if I don’t burn out.
     
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    @JoeMan Given the unfortunate passing of your Uncle, and how many times the sofubi tribute has gone to Hell and back, makes for quite a real life story for a semi fictional character. That’s a lot to build off of and push for that 12” version to come to fruition! Congrats to Stephen’s marriage!
     
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    Ouch..that sounds painful :lol:

    I wasn't aware of the issue you discribed about this sculpt. The toy does feel very light in a way, so i could easily understand it breaking while putting the legs in.
     
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    it wouldn’t break - it would just sorta sag. As Joe said, it was a cosmetic thing, not necessarily the demise of the figure - but @JoeMan has a penchant for getting things right
     

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