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Yoko Movie Version
  • jazzydan angel

    jazzydan

    499 646 2538

    8 years ago

    she's pretty......

  • Tristan angel

    Tristan

    337 219 314

    8 years ago

    Okay, but why's she here?

  • aargh angel

    aargh

    135 146 111

    8 years ago

    there are worse things around and she is nice:)

  • sergeySafonov angel

    sergeySafonov

    800 2319 1640

    8 years ago

    Sometime this year we have to decide what to do with all the action figures and character toys.

  • aargh angel

    aargh

    135 146 111

    8 years ago

    and keychains and zipper pulls please:)

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 743

    8 years ago

    Stop hatin' on keychains! :P

  • aargh angel

    aargh

    135 146 111

    8 years ago

    keychain=accessory :P

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 743

    8 years ago

    Qees have keychain attachments so they can be worn as accesories. Your point is moot.

  • aargh angel

    aargh

    135 146 111

    8 years ago

    is not. they come unassembled, so keychaining qee is an option. you can wear almost anything as a keychain, but you wouldn't put in your toy collection. and the point was that this revoltech is much more a collectible toy than a keychain.

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 743

    8 years ago

    I think a debate could go on for ages about what can be deemed a toy suitable for Rotocasted, but I thought Rotocasted started for collectible toys i.e. art toys and designer vinyl. I wouldn't class this figure as either. It's an anime related action figure, which I class as something completely different... but then again, the 'Type' tag is there to differentiate between all the toys and their kind, so I don't see why all toys can't be on this site as long as their correctly tagged as whatever kind of toy they are. I was just saying about the keychains thing, because everyone by now is probably aware of my slight Yummy Breakfast addiction, and although it is a keychain, I see them as mini art toys, because of their humble beginnings as Heidi Kenney's handmade felt creations. Then obviously Kidrobot got involved and saw the potential to bring her creations to a wider audience.
    I just clicked on the 'Keychain' tag to see what else I can make examples of, and although I can't stand Kaws, the keychains of his are in a way, shrunk versions of his actual art toys, which is pretty good for people who can't shell out hundreds for one of his proper figures. Anyway, I could write all day about this, but I think I've got my point across.

  • Shankweather angel

    Shankweather

    430 4 822

    8 years ago

    So how would you all classify my custom 1 of 1 Elissa Shutak action figure that I paid someone to make me?

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 743

    8 years ago

    You've confused and disturbed me. Thank you Shankweather.

  • lordsketch angel

    lordsketch

    383 1088 1433

    8 years ago

    The problem is some things should definitely be on here and some things definitely shouldn't, and then there are a lot of of things that maybe could be on here. But once you put the grey area stuff, then the things that shouldn't be here start appearing.
    Am I making myself clear? :p
    I, for one, think mascots and advertising figures are a definite no no. Others are strictly against toys of characters from movies or comics. It gets complicated.

    The toy world itself is pretty ambiguous and we've been having this discussion in different forms for a while.

  • larzor

    larzor

    340 182 58

    8 years ago

    Isn't the whole movement a little bit of a grey area? The whole idea is to find the essence of toys and make art with that essence in mind, if I understand it correctly and if you don't accept toys as art you've kinda missed the point and it's all about wether or not some one tells you it's a cool, rare and expensive piece rather than up to your own tastes. Of course this makes it impossible for me to objectively dismiss toys that I personally don't like…
    There are a lot of things here that might clearly be art, but that aren't toys, like for instance the busts of Mao with Mickey Mouse ears. That should fall within the grey area aswell (or even be immediately dismissed), since it's a sculpture rather than a toy.
    My opinion is, allow everything, but make it easy to sort through it with clear classifications and such as. People will always have different opinions as to what is art and what is beautiful.
    But then again, I'm new here… :)

  • sergeySafonov angel

    sergeySafonov

    800 2319 1640

    8 years ago

    @Shankweather: Wrong question.

  • jazzydan angel

    jazzydan

    499 646 2538

    8 years ago

    @Shankweather, can I borrow that when your finished with it?

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 743

    8 years ago

    It must be 'Weird Liss Out' day today, fo' sho'.

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Tiruru - Moonlight
  • lordsketch angel

    lordsketch

    383 1088 1433

    8 years ago

    Found this little guy today at Atticus in Barcelona, a lively little store gallery that has some rare stuff for good prices. I'll write mire of what I saw there later :)

  • sergeySafonov angel

    sergeySafonov

    800 2319 1640

    8 years ago

    @lordsketch: Say hello to Carlos!

  • lordsketch angel

    lordsketch

    383 1088 1433

    8 years ago

    I'm not sure I'll go back there, but you were mentioned in the conversion.
    I got so wrapped up in it and in the toys I saw there I almost walked out without paying! :-p I was so embarrassed but Carlos was so nice.
    I told him I'd put up links here to some of the things I saw in the store.

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Mikazukin

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Rolls - New
  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 743

    8 years ago

    Thanks for the awesome toy haul Doc18! Hope you don't mind that I've used your pic for this entry :)

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Alpha Globulon
  • sergeySafonov angel

    sergeySafonov

    800 2319 1640

    8 years ago

    I liked Abe's postal character stickers http://www.flickr.com/photos/... and Globulon is exactly in the style! it's cartoony, shape and details is strong.
    It has a retro feel and Hedorah resemblance.
    I think it's really sweet combination.

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Teeter - Green
  • jeremyriad angel

    jeremyriad

    566 356 245

    9 years ago

    One of the last Kidrobot mini-figure series I thought was well-done.

  • Vadim angel

    Vadim

    777 516 471

    9 years ago

    Yeah, Finders-Keepers are awesome. This series got me into collecting JLed.

  • emilio

    emilio

    1 0 1

    8 years ago

    I have this once since march 2009, was a wonderful gift.

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Sketchbot - OG
  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 743

    9 years ago

    Want. Want. Want. Want. Want.

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 743

    9 years ago

    Warmnfuzzy... where did you get yours from? My Plastic Heart?

  • WarmnFuzzy

    WarmnFuzzy

    246 491 10

    9 years ago

    Yes! got it the day it came out, but you can still get one at Crewest LA here http://www.crewest.com/shop/v..., it's an awesome figure I looove it ^_^

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 743

    9 years ago

    Thanks for the link :) I live in the UK and the shipping fees from My Plastic Heart were far too high for my liking :P

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 743

    9 years ago

    FINALLY GOT MINE! :D I was wandering round the lower floor of Forbidden Planet in Manchester and it beckoned me with it's beady eyed orange box from across the room. They have one left if anyone's taking a trip there anytime soon :)

  • thotfulspot angel

    thotfulspot

    232 1 5

    9 years ago

    Rotofugi has them

    http://bit.ly/9KQ2Tg

  • cruches24

    cruches24

    101 190 33

    8 years ago

    im selling mine but i would really like to trade it for anything in my wish list this fig is signed an doodle by steve himself i will email pic upon request if interested hit me up at enyceplayer25@yahoo.com

  • Irit angel

    Irit

    292 166 96

    8 years ago

    True story: I was the first person to ever buy a Sketchbot. I was in NYC at the time, and happened to pass by My Plastic Heart just when Steve was getting ready for the release and signing.
    Lucky me. :-)

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Bunee Qee Beige Taipei Festival
  • sergeySafonov angel

    sergeySafonov

    800 2319 1640

  • Miranda

    Miranda

    202 155 183

    8 years ago

    Haha ! I was sure of that ! But not at all : the color is not the same (this one is "beige", the other one is "yellow", even if the photo doesn't really show it - this one is clearer in reality).

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 743

    8 years ago

    Looks more of a pastel yellow :)

  • Miranda

    Miranda

    202 155 183

    8 years ago

    Yes, but I've already seen another photo (on mintyfresh.com, long time ago) where it was more grey and almost green than it seems to be here. This toy is called "beige" and that's true ; this photo doesn't do it justice at all. But this is the only one I found (on atomplastic.com), sorry !

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    8 years ago

    Woah, I don't really like Qees but something about the "bunee" form makes me smile! Love this one! Do they still make any "bunee" qees?

  • Mintyfresh angel

    Mintyfresh

    353 606 632

    8 years ago

    very limited these guys 12 for each colorway! used to sell them now all sold out :'(

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The Maniac
  • jeremyriad angel

    jeremyriad

    566 356 245

    9 years ago

    I'll take photos of this when it comes in. Stoked that these old MINDstyle colorways were a warehouse find. SKWAK is one of the most underrated artists in this scene. His art feels like the inside of my head.

  • jeremyriad angel

    jeremyriad

    566 356 245

    8 years ago

    This is a sweet piece, and you can find them pretty cheaply on eBay due to some distributor clearance. They were originally priced at upwards of $100, and they're going at around $30 now. LOVE SKWAK! Even without all the color, he's great :)

  • amavevera angel

    amavevera

    366 77 1144

    8 years ago

    actually, as far as I know, Mindstyle bad name is due to their shadiness in the relation with the artists (not paying them, not sending their APs), not about quality. I own toys from 2 series by Mindstyle (Mechtorians & serv-o-matics) and the quality is great.

  • jeremyriad angel

    jeremyriad

    566 356 245

    8 years ago

    Yeah same as amavevera, I've been told TONS of awful stuff about MINDstyle's ethics and operations, but if it's possible to put all that aside, the toys themselves are done really well. If you compare SKWAK's Maniac to SKWAK's KR Dunny, you can see what I mean. I only wish 1) MINDstyle didn't treat its artists so badly and 2) There was a green colorway of this piece :)

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    8 years ago

    How do they treat them bad? Not pay them for their work? Do they say "we are making a toy of your artwork, that is your payment"?

    Interested in this I am.

  • jeremyriad angel

    jeremyriad

    566 356 245

    8 years ago

    Me too. I'm trying to find time to write an article about it, but in the meantime, ask any artist who has worked with MINDstyle. I've found most to be quite open to talking about it. For instance, Sket One and SKWAK.

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    8 years ago

    It would make an interesting article! I wonder what they will say? It may be hard for the toy producers to write up a contract for correct payment? Especially considering they are bearing all the risk!

    But my approach is from a product design background. Many designers work on products that don't sell but then you get one that sells like mad. Its great for portfolio (if the company lets you use it) but you were only paid an hourly rate (and/or lump sum) and the company is making millions off of a product you designed as they did all the extra legwork.

    Yet as a toy, you are directly selling it for art,you would think the payment would be something like this: (A lump sum upfront) + (% royalties) + (Correct exposure, such as artists name on box)

    Who knows, looking forward to your article when you do it (check out some product designer horror stories too :P)

  • yourjello angel

    yourjello

    235 215 55

    8 years ago

    OMG Mindstyle is my favorite toy maker. I love their toy quality and the boxes that toys come in are amazing and high quality. I haven't heard of this shadi-ness though I can tell you, that I emailed Skwak a year ago to ask if he had any of the Maniac colorways and he emailed me back to say no, but if I ever found them, he'd like one. So apparently he didn't get his artists proofs.
    I just bought the black/black and the black/blue off ebay for 29.95 SCORE. I have ALL Skwaks stuffz. :)

  • LoungeCore

    LoungeCore

    101 265 128

  • hu8o angel

    hu8o

    850 1828 326

    8 years ago

    I need the red one!

  • yourjello angel

    yourjello

    235 215 55

    8 years ago

    More info re: my post above. I talked to Skwak via email. He told me he never authorized the release of any of the Maniac Colorways (not blue, not black, not red). And he never got any proofs or any of the productions. Tsk. Tsk. Mindstyle. Tsk. Tsk.

  • jeremyriad angel

    jeremyriad

    566 356 245

    8 years ago

    Yep, this is what I'm hearing from several of the MINDstyle artists. Tsk tsk indeed. And I am writing an article.

  • yourjello angel

    yourjello

    235 215 55

    8 years ago

    You go J!!

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Alien
  • larzor

    larzor

    340 182 58

    8 years ago

    I'm not the worlds best photographer, but I figured it was the best way to make sure I'd have the right to add it to the library. If there's a better image out there with an open license, I'd be happy to change it.

  • ToyPunkJan angel

    ToyPunkJan

    1882 1896 2108

    8 years ago

    @larzor Do you have the Kriegaffe Number 10 as well? It's pretty expensive on ebay!

  • larzor

    larzor

    340 182 58

    8 years ago

    No, I've been trying to get it, but I've given up. I almost bought it when they first came out and they all had the same price tag, but I decided not to for some reason. :(
    I only have this one, Liz Sherman and Lobster Johnson from this series.

  • ToyPunkJan angel

    ToyPunkJan

    1882 1896 2108

    8 years ago

    Ah, damn! There's nothing worse than knowing you had the chance but didn't grab it! I did the same with the cutest little Nibbler from Futurama once. It was priced around $ 25, but I did just like you. Years later I was forced to pay waaaay more for it on ebay *sigh*.
    I've been a hardcore Mignola fan for years, so when I saw these action toys I just had to own them. But again...some years too late, so I had to go with the Rocket Pack Hellboy, which I believe is from series 2 ?

  • larzor

    larzor

    340 182 58

    8 years ago

    Yeah, way worse than buying something rather pricey and then realise you could have bought it much cheaper if you had just done some research or waited a little :P But there's always new chances to buy stuff at exactly the right time…
    What I'm really interested in right now is either one of the 18-inch Hellboys or the special edition Hellboy with the uncensored Herman von Klempt head. I think my chances at aquiring the former is slightly higher :)
    Until then I'll have to settle for my Big Blast one.

  • ToyPunkJan angel

    ToyPunkJan

    1882 1896 2108

    8 years ago

    Uncensored Herman von Klempt head? You mean with the swastika on his forehead? But he came with the Kriegaffe!! Just looked at mine....and yes, I think it must be censored. The sign looks more like an X than a swastika. Didn't really notice it till now, because I let them stay in the clam shell widow box. Censorship in toys? C'mon Mezco!
    P.S. I have the 18-inch of course. ;)

  • larzor

    larzor

    340 182 58

    8 years ago

    Oh, hope I didn't ruin it for you! I was disappointed when I found out and it's part of the reason why I'm not trying that hard to get a hold of the ape. I guess we're lucky that Liz is still allowed to have a cigarette :P
    The 18-inch must look pretty cool. It's on my list, so hopefully I'll get it eventually…

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