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  1. scobot

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    I had this little guy tucked away .. GID Matango :D

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  2. Mr. Humphreys

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    ^Thank you for posting the GID Matango! :shock: Wonderful photos and such a beautiful toy! The GID Matango, seems especially hard to find. :x Lucky you :D

    Does anyone have any info on a Moguera Racer?
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    I found the photo in Joe's Flickr (Fiends Ain't Family), and I missed out on an auction to adopt one :x :x :x . The car is unnumbered, and I was wondering if Moguera was a special release? I didn't see him documented in Club Tokyo or any of Steve's photos.

    Also, does anyone know when the Mu Diver Racer was released?
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    This is the photo that CHRIS (corrected! :oops: ) originally found and posted. Special release? Does anyone know what year this version was made?

    Any help greatly appreciated! :razz:
     
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    Can't answer any of your questions, Grace, but... WOW! I didn't even know that a M.O.G.U.E.R.A racer existed! What a fun little sculpt.
     
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    Actually I originally posted that Diver Mu racer pic...but my name is Chris not Steve.
     
  5. Mr. Humphreys

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    Whoops! :oops: Sorry Chris! :oops: I thought it was Ultrakaiju who first posted that photo :oops: :oops: :oops:
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    You know I luv you anyway! :razz:
    And yes David, I was really surprised when I first saw a Moguera Racer pop up :shock:
     
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    Do you need me to PM you my address?
     
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    Moguera was never released. From what I can remember, the maker got sick before the license was approved.
     
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    THANK YOU Kaiwi! :razz: :razz: :razz: It would have made a wonderful release!
    Now I know I'm NOT dreaming or eating "special" brownies or anything, but a couple of months ago (actually it was 2/1/14!--photo is gone now :( ), I distinctly saw an auction for a Moguera Racer. I was going to bid on him, but forgot to :x :x :x :x :x . Ohhhhh, I could kick myself now! :oops: :x

    That makes me wonder if what the seller was listing was a prototype of the Moguera Racer, or were there just a few test pieces released? What a mystery! :shock: Many thanks Kaiwi! :D

    ...now, does anyone have any info on the release date of the Mu Diver Racer? Pretty please? :razz:
     
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    Other than being a perfectly composed picture, I LOVE how triumphant the squid looks versus how defeated the goro looks. Just perfect in every way.

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    Just a followup to Kaiwi's post... This set of racers recently ended on JYA, and one of the drivers was indeed Moguera! :shock:
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    This is the second time this year, I've seen Moguera appear on JYA, and my Toy Angel suggests that perhaps Moguera was specially produced for a festival? Still hoping for more info on when he was made? Thank you! :razz:
     
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    I stole a couple of Dennis' snaps from Summer WF '06:
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    I hate it when a Cher song pops in my head!

    As long as I'm pilfering from people's Flickr feeds...
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    Here's a recent one that Mr. D. Coffman decided not to share with us yet. Good gang, D!
     
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    ^Thanks for the help posting.

    I got lucky paging through some Yahoo auctions. Three or these were in a lot with a bunch of other toys, hopefully more start showing up for me to buy too. Gamera is no longer running laps at my place by himself.
     
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    Woo Hoo! :shock: :shock: :shock: Nice photos David! :D Thanks for finding and sharing them. FYI, from the top, depicted are Series 1, Series 2, and Series EX (3pc set for each series). I started my own database of sorts, and since David asked me about the cream Red King, I found my notes...
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    Nice seeing the actual photos in which the Racers were released. Pardon my ignorance, but is that Mr. Kashimoto-san in the photo? The Racers were popping up like hot cakes for awhile. Glad to hear you were able to adopt some Animator! :)
     
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    Wow, they were originally 7500yen? I guess the prices these days aren't -that- crazy, then. Still way more than I think is reasonable for a mini though. :D
     
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    ^ No, that price was for a 3-pack - 2,500円 per ride.

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    It's all relative :D , just think of what those little Butas go for these days :x . I think the markup today is at least $75 per ride :oops: . I remember last year, I lost out on a blue kanegon w/black car. The ending bid was ~35000 JPY for that single racer!

    I forgot to mention that I saw the Mogura Racers pop up three times so far, this year alone. Curious thing though--seems like there are at least two versions of that Moguera, same gray body but one with red and one with blue splash of paint on the chest.
     
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    That makes more sense... The sign says "per item", maybe they meant per pack...
     
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    Found it! Here are the two versions of Moguera - note the blue vs. red chest spray
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    Excellent eye Grace! I think all the ones I have seen have had the blue chest, but it is very subtle (so could be I am mistaken). Odd that there are two variants out there, if this was just a special festival release. Maybe he was just having fun playing around with different colours, or could be from two different events(?).
     
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    I wonder if producers ever think "I'll create subtle variations so completists will have to buy twice as much!"
     
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    ...er, I have to confess :oops: :oops: :oops: It was actually my Toy Angel who pointed out the listings to me, and he has eyes sharper than a peregrine falcon :shock: . He was the one who identified the different colors! :razz: I'd still like to know when the Mogueras were released and if they were regular runs or show specials.... I did manage to adopt the blue one, and let the red one go by, because I'm not a completest ;)

    I often wonder that too, when there are multiple colorways of a toy. While I might spring for more than one of the same sculpt, if the "new" colors are purty, thank goodness I don't have the addiction-bug, where I have to have every single one! :)
     
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    I love all those racing cars n their multiple colorways. Too bad they didn't release anymore. Is there anyone know why the toygraph no longer maintain this line of toy?
     
  23. ultrakaiju

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    Due to very unfortunate health issues with the creator Kajimoto-san, Toygraph is no longer producing any of their toys (and has not, for some time).
     
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    OMG. So the production including the website had been suspended for years. This is very unfortunate for the creator and I really wish he could back in good shape and put the racing cars on the track again. They are really nice and I'm still collecting them but they become more n more difficult to score now
     
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