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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby MegaEvilSaurus666 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:36 pm

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MegaEvilSaurus666 wrote:That really is bothersome. Should've known that any incarnation of Ghidorah would sell out in no time at all. I still have yet to add any form of King Ghidorah to my collection, oddly enough.

Here is an original blue tag for $45.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bandai-6-MECHA-KING-GHIDORAH-G-11-Godzilla-Island-Series-Figure-Mint-with-Tag/254056500035?hash=item3b26f28b43:g:fv8AAOSwl7dcMtYT


Shoot. I didn't say anything until now because by the time I checked the link, the listing ended. But, thanks for sharing it.

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Postby GodzillaFreak99 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:14 pm

Petezilla wrote:^ But since nothing is perfect: lazy Bandai did NOT paint the crystals at his tail tip... :(

Yup, I mean, was anyone expecting anything else at this point?

...Just sayin'
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby godzilla1541 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:19 pm

Petezilla wrote:^ But since nothing is perfect: lazy Bandai did NOT paint the crystals at his tail tip... :(

They aren’t painted on the original either. The rereleases have actually been on par or better when it comes to painting

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Postby UltramanGoji » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:26 pm

There is a light spray on older releases of the Bandai SpaceGodzilla. A little half-assed, but its there.
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby MandaSaurus » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:53 pm

UltramanGoji wrote:There is a light spray on older releases of the Bandai SpaceGodzilla. A little half-assed, but its there.


I've seen it. Obviously, they were going for a shade of grey, but the result was more of a washed-out color...

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UltramanGoji wrote:There is a light spray on older releases of the Bandai SpaceGodzilla. A little half-assed, but its there.


I've seen it. Obviously, they were going for a shade of grey, but the result was more of a washed-out color...


Where, oh where, are our next MMS kaiju? :(

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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby GodzillaFreak99 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:44 am

Question: How would one go about fixing a warped limb on a vinyl figure?
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Postby Godzillian » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:55 am

GodzillaFreak99 wrote:Question: How would one go about fixing a warped limb on a vinyl figure?

Use a blow dryer to heat the limb up then move it back into place. Once it cools it'll be back to the position it needs to be in
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Postby Petezilla » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:55 am

Well, following my own experience it depends on how hard or soft the thing actually is and how long it remained in warped position. Take this into account when blowing it hot and letting it cool afterwards.

Edit: erm... I can't put my finger on it, but somethings sounds wrong here... :| :eh:
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Postby MandaSaurus » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:35 pm

Petezilla wrote:Well, following my own experience it depends on how hard or soft the thing actually is and how long it remained in warped position. Take this into account when blowing it hot and letting it cool afterwards.

Edit: erm... I can't put my finger on it, but somethings sounds wrong here... :| :eh:

Careful. I'm thinking about calling the "Mind in the Gutter" police... :twisted:

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Postby GodzillaFreak99 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:35 pm

Godzillian wrote:
GodzillaFreak99 wrote:Question: How would one go about fixing a warped limb on a vinyl figure?

Use a blow dryer to heat the limb up then move it back into place. Once it cools it'll be back to the position it needs to be in

Cool, thanks, but, say one doesn't own a blow dryer. Would hot water also work?

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GodzillaFreak99 wrote:Question: How would one go about fixing a warped limb on a vinyl figure?

Use a blow dryer to heat the limb up then move it back into place. Once it cools it'll be back to the position it needs to be in

Cool, thanks, but, say one doesn't own a blow dryer. Would hot water also work?
"You can only be as strong as you want to be. I didn’t get this way overnight. It took a very long time for me to be able to stand up for myself. So, you can’t undo the past, but you can choose your own future, and if you want to be strong... you have to fight for it and find out in your life what’s worth fighting for.

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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby godzilla1541 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:00 pm

GodzillaFreak99 wrote:
Godzillian wrote:
GodzillaFreak99 wrote:Question: How would one go about fixing a warped limb on a vinyl figure?

Use a blow dryer to heat the limb up then move it back into place. Once it cools it'll be back to the position it needs to be in

Cool, thanks, but, say one doesn't own a blow dryer. Would hot water also work?

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GodzillaFreak99 wrote:Question: How would one go about fixing a warped limb on a vinyl figure?

Use a blow dryer to heat the limb up then move it back into place. Once it cools it'll be back to the position it needs to be in

Cool, thanks, but, say one doesn't own a blow dryer. Would hot water also work?

Yes hot water also works.

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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby ApexOversteer » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:34 am

If using the blow dryer method (or even the hot water method), you can also try and get a better result on a stubborn warp by first heating, and then cooling the area while holding the limb in the correct aspect. If using the hair dryer, just switch to "cool", and if using hot water, just change the tap to cold water. Bringing the vinyl back down to room temp quickly in the new, correct shape can help maintain the new shape.
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Postby GodzillaFreak99 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:56 am

Alrighty, I'll give it a try, thanks guys.
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Postby Ultra_Henshin_Fan » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:07 pm

my King Ghidorah had a weird twist in it's back. Like it was pushed in on one side so looking down his back you could see inbetween the wings the back dipped down on one side (which affected the wings symmetry.)

I wrapped the whole figure in a heating pad for a few minutes and then pushed in the back hoping to straighten it, and the whole things sort of "Popped!" into the correct shape. It happened so suddenly it really surprised me.

I put it on the shelf and it cooled down and has been fine ever since. But that "POP!" of it regaining it's proper shape startled the hell out of me. hahaha
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Postby UltramanGoji » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:22 pm

Wow, I have the exact same problem with my Memorial Box King Ghidorah too. I think I'll try what you did to fix it.
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Postby Ultra_Henshin_Fan » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:15 pm

good luck.

I never tried a hair dryer, I used the heating pad because that's what I would wrap around NECA Godzilla tails to soften them up and pop them on. (Especially the 24" HTT Godzilla tail was a monster to try and get it to pop on correctly. It really needed to soften up first.)

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Postby MandaSaurus » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:56 am

Something NEW popped up at HLJ: Bandai Godzilla HG D+ Vol 01 Box 4PCS. No pics, of course. I'm thinking, KOTM gashapons? :eh:

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Postby G1985 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:39 am

MandaSaurus wrote:Something NEW popped up at HLJ: Bandai Godzilla HG D+ Vol 01 Box 4PCS. No pics, of course. I'm thinking, KOTM gashapons? :eh:


Four piece set? Sounds like it will have all of the titans. The HG designation used to mean solid 2.5" to 3" capsule figures, but post-Final Wars it's also been used for boxed 3.5" vinyls. Recent HG sets were 3.5" hollow vinyl figures that had new sculpts of Legendary Godzilla, Shin Godzilla and Monster Planet Godzilla, and reused Kiryu and Final Wars "Battle Box" molds to round out the assortment.
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Postby MandaSaurus » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:49 am

^ At $19.11 US for four 'pieces', I was like, "Why not?" I pre-ordered a set. They're coming in May...

EDIT: The demand for these sets is gonna be HUGE...
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby Petezilla » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:07 am

G1985 wrote:
MandaSaurus wrote:Something NEW popped up at HLJ: Bandai Godzilla HG D+ Vol 01 Box 4PCS. No pics, of course. I'm thinking, KOTM gashapons? :eh:


Four piece set? Sounds like it will have all of the titans. The HG designation used to mean solid 2.5" to 3" capsule figures, but post-Final Wars it's also been used for boxed 3.5" vinyls. Recent HG sets were 3.5" hollow vinyl figures that had new sculpts of Legendary Godzilla, Shin Godzilla and Monster Planet Godzilla, and reused Kiryu and Final Wars "Battle Box" molds to round out the assortment.

That's not correct. The HG figures still are the same 2-3" tall solid figurines they always have been. And the 4" tall hollow vinyl figures you mentioned are also still the same as before: mini Sofvi figures sold in individual paper boxes, which do not bear the HG logo. Both "lines" have nothing to do with each other.
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