Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by gatchabert, Mar 9, 2011.
These are not the toys you’re looking for. *waves hand*
Funny, these aren't the toys I'm looking for. I will go back to collecting dolls with penis cannons now.
Penis cannons make the world go ‘round
It’s a nice looking toy, but honestly, why was it made so fucking big? My display space and my finances are limited. That gives giant toys like this two strikes against it from the outset. I wish this trend of soft vinyl toys getting larger would come to an end.
I like the blush cheeks on this new one, but I agree, I prefer v2.
I’m with Phil too, I was definitely surprised at how large this sculpt is. It’s definitely not detolf friendly.
I want the guts on the black blank to be painted silver. I like the simplicity of it, but that small change would make it the best. Maybe there will be future versions like that. The classic colorway is always going to be the most popular, that said I can't think of anyone who has strayed far from it on an Astroboy toy. Dune keeps releasing different belt and eye color versions but always flesh vinyl. I'd love to see some weirder colorways, maybe not on such a giant toy though.
All in all, I'm glad to have scored 1 of these on my 3rd try.
Yeah, I'd love something psychedelic with weird colors. Not "swirly" psych, but non-Astro Boy colors of the same value like a lot of gig posters from the 60s/70s.
Perfect. That's it, I think a giant blank with some extra sauce would be the one to own. Fingers crossed it happens. I do wonder if my lack of previous entries means I'll be low in the running when my ideal version finally comes out, but hey, I have a single room for toys.
Anyway, easy to spout opinions when I have no giant Astro Boy doll to speak of! Congratulations on the win David
Mixed parts would be my most ideal. Including different clear colors for the fists/boots/head.
Question for brave Astro Boys and Girls: are the guts part of each limb, or separate parts altogether? I get the impression they could be separate from one photo I've seen of the blank with the fists taken off, but photos can be misleading that way.
How 'bout mixed parts, and some mecha guts?
Am digging the color-block idea too.
every once in awhile Secret Base flexes and you remember why they were og's in this game*. That Astroboy is amazing!
*Pushead toys always rip though.
Then i look at their site and its all licensed junk (astroboy and kaiju not withstanding) and the sad trombone plays.
Might cop flack for this but I’ll always have a soft spot for their Spongebob vinyls.
Hey to each its own theyre all done nicely, I just liked their original shit way better. Unfortunately art toys are all licensing now. :/
Yep. What was once a collab seems like another uniqlo lineup. The excitement of fringe messing up the status is no longer there
Whaaaa?! You're not allowed to like whatever you want!
Any difference between this latest Astroboy and the previous one two lotteries age?
I saw this in an email from SB:
"BIG SCALE ASTRO BOY #3 Vintage Ver is now sold by lottery sales and we accept the international order as well.
We have gotten many requests like please reproduce #1 Full color ver and so we produce this color version near to original
though each colors are different with the original one. Normally we don’t re-produce and so we offer this colorway for now.
Thanks for your understanding."
Metallic vs non-metallic (grey) mech parts.
Thank you! Was scratching my head wondering what the difference was.
Metallic is on the latest one? I think I’d prefer that.
The new 1 is grey. Metallic was on the previous.
When I read "vintage" I expected to see more of a matte finish like they did with previous releases(Felix the cat/Stay Puft) . It would have been nice to really differentiate the 2 more. That said, I didn't win the previous so going for this 1 is like a 2nd chance. The next release will be glow with metallic mech inserts.
I would love to see a battle damage version like Denboku did years ago.
saw the lotto, told friends, figured i'd wait a bit before sending my application in... wake up, it ended 30 minutes ago. FML lol
There is some subtle variation on the paint apps (re; green belt), but definitely the mechanical parts are by far the most noticeable.
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