Upcoming Secret Base Releases

Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by gatchabert, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. hellopike

    hellopike Post Pimp

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Messages:
    2,964
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Name:
    Phil
    Instagram:
    Hellopike
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    I think the flesh is just the result of the green and pink mixing together. Mine has bits of it, and if you pop the head off the inside looks mostly pinkish.

    Personally I’m glad it’s not blank, but I do wish they would do one with some sprays on the head. Doesn’t have to be precise masked sprays (which must not exist anyway), but like some free sprays on the eye sockets and the front of the horns...
     
    Mecha, bunnyboy and MonstaIslandCzar like this.
  2. Kerk1

    Kerk1 Addicted

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Messages:
    634
    Location:
    NYC
    Instagram:
    creamdream
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    @animator wheres the dislike button?

    Hoping there are plenty more Astro opportunities for us in the future!
     
    animator likes this.
  3. JoeMan

    JoeMan Mini Boss

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Messages:
    4,270
    Location:
    NY
    flickr:
    splurrt
    Instagram:
    splurrt
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Still directly from SB, just get on his email list, he will email out release info.
     
  4. JoeMan

    JoeMan Mini Boss

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Messages:
    4,270
    Location:
    NY
    flickr:
    splurrt
    Instagram:
    splurrt
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Does anyone know which factory pulls the marbles Pus fighters? Is it Hirota?
     
    zindabad likes this.
  5. zindabad

    zindabad Comment King

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Messages:
    1,069
    Location:
    New York
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Been wondering for a while myself
     
  6. Anti Social Andy

    Anti Social Andy Die-Cast

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2006
    Messages:
    9,231
    Location:
    The Grim North
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Not Hirota . . . usual SB factory (maybe Obitsu, I don't remember).
     
    hellopike likes this.
  7. JoeMan

    JoeMan Mini Boss

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Messages:
    4,270
    Location:
    NY
    flickr:
    splurrt
    Instagram:
    splurrt
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    I don’t think Obitsu, I do a lot of stuff with them and their marbling capabilities are pretty limited, they will usually only do 2 colors and it’s pretty no frills.
     
  8. Anti Social Andy

    Anti Social Andy Die-Cast

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2006
    Messages:
    9,231
    Location:
    The Grim North
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Whichever factory it was I recall someone saying that the old guard were all retiring and the new bucks weren't half as conscientious or dedicated to their craft. They went through a phase of bad trimming, ill fitting joints and plain old sloppy QC.

    Maybe found a new factory since then.
     
    Mecha and bunnyboy like this.
  9. spatula007

    spatula007 Comment King

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,379
    Location:
    New York
    Name:
    Tim
    flickr:
    spatula007
    Instagram:
    Bardenpho
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Could that be the reason for the long period between releases last year?
    It was about a year between the Screwbiter 2.0 HeviOrm (clear with slate blue/yellow pour) and the more recent one (clear with red glitter and glow/black pour). Very end of 2017 to early 2019.
     
  10. ---NT---

    ---NT--- Super Deformed

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Messages:
    5,896
    Location:
    PDX
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Do you have a link to the sign-up page? I'm currently trying to learn Japanese, but I'm not to the point where I can make out very much on their website - my vocab and kanji are worse than limited!
     
  11. JoeMan

    JoeMan Mini Boss

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Messages:
    4,270
    Location:
    NY
    flickr:
    splurrt
    Instagram:
    splurrt
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    I can't find one on the new site, I think there used to be one pretty visible on an older site. I would juste email them at info@secret-b.com, and request to be added. I think someone there definitely speaks English, as they take english orders no problem and have English translations in their emails
     
    ---NT--- likes this.
  12. Mecha

    Mecha Side Dealer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,474
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Interesting that the new squad didn't care about keeping things up to par with the QC.

    Speaking of that... That one siamese release that came out last year, the double pour Capt (red/yellow) and Orm (orange/green) had an issue.

    One of my arm joints on the Orm is so loose, it almost feels like it could pop out of the socket. :|

    It doesnt, but man that arm moves a little too freely for my liking. It even can impact the toy standing on all four arms.

    :dam:
     
    MonstaIslandCzar likes this.
  13. doomsDAY

    doomsDAY Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
    Messages:
    339
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Really nice Hevi. I dig the wacky mismatch of colors. Sadly I didn’t score either...actually didn’t try. Hopefully I can find one later on when someone gets tired of theirs. :lol:
     
  14. bunnyboy

    bunnyboy Side Dealer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,089
    Location:
    germanymey
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    I was playing around with the Hevi some more last night and found that when you light it from the back/inside, this happens:



    Pretty fucking awesome!
     
    smurph, Alebrije, T.J. and 14 others like this.
  15. MonstaIslandCzar

    MonstaIslandCzar Comment King

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,033
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    Name:
    Ben
    Instagram:
    MonstaIslandCzar
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Agreed, mine has super loose limbs and can barely stay in any position bearing weight :( I figured it was partly the type of vinyl used as it seems so soft but its definitely not up to usual standards, especially with these siamese as they are meant to be propped up by the arms.
     
    Mecha likes this.
  16. Mecha

    Mecha Side Dealer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,474
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

    That makes me sad to hear that.

    Hopefully moving forward, there won't be any other issues with QC.
     
  17. JoeMan

    JoeMan Mini Boss

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Messages:
    4,270
    Location:
    NY
    flickr:
    splurrt
    Instagram:
    splurrt
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Here is a trick I use for loose joints, get superglue gel. I use locktite gel. Put it thickly along the whole edge of the female joint, and let it dry overnight. it dries up clear and invisible and typically makes a super loose joint become really tight.
     
  18. Mecha

    Mecha Side Dealer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,474
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Good looking out Joe!! I am not sure if I'd have the courage (and steady hand) for such a surgical procedure. Maybe I'll enlist the services of one Dr. Byron Orpheus aka Patrick to perform surgery for a brother.
     
    wingnut0 likes this.
  19. ---NT---

    ---NT--- Super Deformed

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Messages:
    5,896
    Location:
    PDX
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    I just saw a pic of RJB holding one of these 'Boys and HOLY HELL they're huge! Really wish I could get one!
     
    animator likes this.
  20. manilagorila

    manilagorila Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    Messages:
    293
    Location:
    los angeles
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases


    Big and heavy, very well made piece of sofubi!
     
  21. brobles

    brobles S7 Royalty

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
    Messages:
    3,027
    Location:
    Phoenix
    Name:
    Brian
    flickr:
    brobles
    Instagram:
    brobles24
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Astro Boy is beyond massive. Took a couple of quick shots to show the sculpt a bit.

    Its a fantastic toy.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    And a comparison shot with a 400% and 100% Bearbrick
    [​IMG]
     
  22. Kerk1

    Kerk1 Addicted

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Messages:
    634
    Location:
    NYC
    Instagram:
    creamdream
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
  23. ---NT---

    ---NT--- Super Deformed

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Messages:
    5,896
    Location:
    PDX
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Amazing big boy!
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
  24. bammoman

    bammoman Fresh Meat

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Messages:
    24
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Have slight regrets not going for the original colour version. The black and GID colourways weren't overly great - although I do like the blush cheeks on the GID
     
  25. zindabad

    zindabad Comment King

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Messages:
    1,069
    Location:
    New York
    Upcoming Secret Base Releases
    Lotto closed yesterday, so here's the toy in question:



    I agree, not digging the GID. I do like the black blank though; wish I'd gone for that. But black struck me as kind of a plain colour for a toy that big, personally.

    I know the mecha guts are a huge draw and whatnot but I'd honestly appreciate one in the classic palette with a flesh face, maybe clear fists and boots. Or another blank. Blue or red would be killer, actually.
     

Share This Page