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 IKB / Gargamel Sculpt Question 
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Post IKB / Gargamel Sculpt Question
I started looking into the old IKB Hedo sculpts and I was surprised to see how similar the new Gargamel versions are to those original toys. I knew Gargamel's characters were based off old drawings but I didn't realize that some figures (Hedos, Smogun) were so close to the IKB toys from the 60s.

Gargamel have definitely altered the sculpts, making them more friendly with "softer" details.. What's the relation (if any) between Gargamel and IKB?

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Post Re: IKB / Gargamel Sculpt Question
http://skullbrain.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2923


Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:24 am
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Post Re: IKB / Gargamel Sculpt Question
No relation just an influence. Lots of modern makers are influenced by the original toys.

Here's a short IKB thread:

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=12909

Also Hukkokudo did reissues of the original IKB toys years ago (all the Hedorah and much more) so if your keen on getting some but don't want to pay vintage prices they can be had very cheaply:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9465&hilit=hukkokudo


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Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:57 am
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Post Re: IKB / Gargamel Sculpt Question
Thanks guys! Lots of good information in those threads.. time to hunt down some of these monsters

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Post Re: IKB / Gargamel Sculpt Question
Yeah, I just got lost in links to dusty threads for about 40 minutes. Amazing to learn about the roots of Bemon, Hedoran, Smogun, and Zagoran!

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Post Re: IKB / Gargamel Sculpt Question
Couldn't resist.. There's a clear green reissue Walking Hedo on it's way, just got the shipping notice!

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