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Cool packaging, but the

Cool packaging, but the monster design doesn't do much for me.

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Posted by jacksauce on 25 February, 2010 - 10:06
I like his :( face.

I like his :( face.

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Posted by VF5SS on 25 February, 2010 - 10:07
I've been tempted a many

I've been tempted a many time to get these guys..

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Posted by eitlobsaboo on 25 February, 2010 - 23:35
You should pick one up...

You should pick one up... like Josh said above, the price is right, and packaging is sweet, and the toy is a refined piece vinyl. Unless you really don't like one of the sculpts, I'd recommend grabbing one sealed, as the blind-box experience just adds to the fun, and really, all the sculpts are cute, quirky, and fun.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 26 February, 2010 - 09:14
I really don't understand

I really don't understand things like this at all. Let's say I like vinyl kaiju figures (which is true) and I'm going to spend 15-20 bucks this week on a new vinyl kaiju figure(Josh specifically mentioned price as a positive).
Now,should I buy a new Ultraman villian from Bandai,with a cool design and sculpt,and multiple paint apps,or should I buy this minimally sculpted blobby dude who has I believe one paint app and for all the world looks like a scaled-up version of something from a gumball machine?

Sure,the Super 7 is more "limited" and I guess has more "street cred" than the mass produced Bandai,but since I've never met anyone IRL who would care how "indy" my rubber monsters are,I don't really care.

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Posted by kidnicky on 26 February, 2010 - 10:44
Kidnicky man, I lave ya, but

Kidnicky man, I lave ya, but you always blow this out of proportion the exact same way. I understand your ire towards certain collecting circles, I really do, but you're really comparing apples to oranges here. The Bandai Ultra-kaiju vinyls have their merits, sure, but they're really not comparable to something like this, almost at all. You have to look at how and where the toy is made, and the 'whole package'. With a Bandai vinyl, you are getting a nicely (machine) painted figure with a couple points of articulation, made from terrible cheap Chinese vinyl and pumped out by the quojillions (so they can be mad cheap). That's not to say there's anything wrong with the Bandai vinyls, but they're just a different product. The Ghostland vinyl here is a small original character vinyl with one point or articulation and a gorgeous blind-box tin. The Ghostland figure is on high-quality Japanese vinyl (it's much more rigid, and you would never get that clear out of China), painted by hand and almost certainly molded by hand as well. The toy might seem boring, but it has endless precedence in vintage Japanese vinyl minis. You're not paying for 'street cred', you're paying for workmanship. Modern Japanese vinyl is all about workmanship, with the toys basically all being hand-cast and hand panted... there's alot of love in Japanese vinyl that isn't present in the utilitarian Ultra-kaiju vinyl Bandai cranks out. There's really nothing wrong with liking one over the other: if all you want is another action figure of a kaiju and aren't looking for anything more than function, then sure, the Bandai figures are your best bet. There's still nothing wrong with that. Every time another kind of vinyl comes up, however, you start blasting it based on some misguided misconceptions. You've just gotta look at the toy as presented, and see what you are getting for that same amount of money. A Ghostland figure isn't going to get me any 'props' or 'cred', it's just a nicely made figure that is fun to handle and looks cute on your shelf, made by someone who really loves vinyl as a toy form and embraces all its strengths.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 26 February, 2010 - 13:16
He looks so sad that they

He looks so sad that they didn't make more!

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Posted by mugoi usagi on 26 February, 2010 - 11:55
My main love is SOC..

My main love is SOC.. Designer vinyl is a second love that has only just flourished. I only have a small handful of blind box critters I picked up when I visited various Kidrobot stores when I was in the States. However clear japanese vinyl is awesome as I have learnt when I got the Clear Grey GID fill Mongolion. The sculpt & quality of that guy is amazing.

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Posted by eitlobsaboo on 26 February, 2010 - 18:59