What Toy Did You Just Buy?

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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby Stump Feet » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:56 pm

The ugly yellow doesn’t bother me so much, it’s the lack of mouth color and I’d love to be able to repaint but my oldend eyes would never allow me to get the amount of detail I’d be satisfied with.
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby Maritonic » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:57 pm

Stump Feet wrote:The ugly yellow doesn’t bother me so much, it’s the lack of mouth color and I’d love to be able to repaint but my oldend eyes would never allow me to get the amount of detail I’d be satisfied with.


Fair enough. For the price point, can't really go wrong with those releases. Agreed on the lack of mouth paint.
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby Stump Feet » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:07 pm

Oh definitely not, fourteen bucks isn’t that bad at all, just two bucks more than the standard Bandai America figure.

Before today, the only Ghidorah I had in my collection was the BA GMK and I’ll jump at any reasonable priced Ghidorah if I can find one.
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby Godzilla Vinyl Mania » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:24 pm

Picked up a complete in box Mattel Great Mazinga Shogun Warrior Jumbo Machinder. Now all the ones I had as a kid are accounted for with their boxes. (Godzilla, Rodan, Gaiking & Great Mazinga). Also grabbed a 1979 Knickerbocker Godzilla stuffed toy I had as well. Feeling good about these latest finds. The Xplus 25 cm 64b Godzilla arrived today to top it off.

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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby ArchdukeCaligula » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:10 am

I recently acquired the Revoltech Toku GR-2/Torozon. First time using Mandarake. Really awesome figure, but swapping out the hands is a pain in the ass. I'm having a hard time putting the fist back on his regular arm after putting it on the rocket punch effect arm because the joint pin is stuck.
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby MandaSaurus » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:09 am

Yah, I got that back when it first came out. Had to use a middleman service to get it...

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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby DirektorSplennic » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:05 am

So my Bandai DX Roaring Godzilla 03 came in from Mandarake and him being in poor condition is somewhat of an understatement.

His foot needs to be glued in, the entire figure apart from the vinyl tail feels sticky and gummy, probably from the heat, and they didn't take the batteries out of him so I had to clean out his corroded battery socket.

Honestly I don't mind if the roaring feature doesn't work since it's an old figure, I just gotta glue his foot in and clean up the sticky residue on the figure.

Anyone have any suggestions on the residue thing?
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:44 am

Wash the figure gently with a grease-cutting soap and plenty of water. Dish soap will be fine.

Afterwards you might look into treating the plastic with some sort of plastic protectant product (automotive products tend to work well). The key is to do some research and make sure the product you choose will actually help condition and protect the plastic without causing any ill-effects.
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby DirektorSplennic » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:46 am

canofhumdingers wrote:Wash the figure gently with a grease-cutting soap and plenty of water. Dish soap will be fine.

Afterwards you might look into treating the plastic with some sort of plastic protectant product (automotive products tend to work well). The key is to do some research and make sure the product you choose will actually help condition and protect the plastic without causing any ill-effects.

The figure is electronic. Wouldn't "plenty of water" hurt it if the sound feature still works?
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:51 am

I didn’t say dunk it.... First, make sure the batteries are out. Then wash wash a small surface area at a time with a little soap and lots of water. You want to use plenty of water to make sure you get all the soap and sticky residue off. Pat that part dry and move on to the next patch. Keep doing it until you’ve cleaned the whole figure then give it a few days to dry out before putting the batteries back in.

Speaking of batteries, if it was corroded, use lots of white vinegar on q-tips or cotton balls to dissolve it all. Even a tiny bit of corrosion can cause issues. I’ve practically soaked electronics in vinegar to clean up bad battery corrosion before. As long as you do a good job properly drying everything back out before you put the batteries back in it will be good as new.
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby DirektorSplennic » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:53 am

canofhumdingers wrote:I didn’t say dunk it.... First, make sure the batteries are out. Then wash wash a small surface area at a time with a little soap and lots of water. You want to use plenty of water to make sure you get all the soap and sticky residue off. Pat that part dry and move on to the next patch. Keep doing it until you’ve cleaned the whole figure then give it a few days to dry out before putting the batteries back in.

Speaking of batteries, if it was corroded, use lots of white vinegar on q-tips or cotton balls to dissolve it all. Even a tiny bit of corrosion can cause issues. I’ve practically soaked electronics in vinegar to clean up bad battery corrosion before. As long as you do a good job properly drying everything back out before you put the batteries back in it will be good as new.

Thanks man. I didn't mean to sound snarky. I've never had to restore a figure to this degree before so this is all new to me.
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:15 am

No worries. I didn’t think you were snarky and I wasn’t trying to be either. Darn lack of inflection on the internet!

Good luck with it! Would love to see pics of the figure. I don’t think ive ever seen it out of the box.

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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby MoK 13 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:55 pm

ArchdukeCaligula wrote:I recently acquired the Revoltech Toku GR-2. First time using Mandarake. Really awesome figure, but swapping out the hands is a pain in the ass. I'm having a hard time putting the fist back on his regular arm after putting it on the rocket punch effect arm because the joint pin is stuck.
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How was the shipping price/ packaging from Mandarake? Looking to make a couple purchases.
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby DirektorSplennic » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:58 pm

canofhumdingers wrote:No worries. I didn’t think you were snarky and I wasn’t trying to be either. Darn lack of inflection on the internet!

Good luck with it! Would love to see pics of the figure. I don’t think ive ever seen it out of the box.

It's a nice 6 inch representation of my favorite Goji design. It's not perfectly accurate, but being the only 6 inch 03 Goji besides the SHMA, I'm glad I got him. I've been hunting him for years.

EDIT: The figure has a kind of tar-like smell. Should I be concerned?
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby Petezilla » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:03 am

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This is my first Gundam figure, just to have one in my collection, since I feel like it somehow relates to the genre. I decided to go for this one because of the additional smoke effects.These go great with any SHMA or SHF Ultraman figures as well (see the last picture with Shin Godzilla).

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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby ArchdukeCaligula » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:01 pm

MoK 13 wrote:How was the shipping price/ packaging from Mandarake? Looking to make a couple purchases.

When I bought the figure I clicked on overnight shipping not realizing what it was, so the shipping ended up being $30 for mine. They have a few other options for shipping, but I don't know the price of them.
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby space godzilla » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:39 pm

Bought the NECA 1962 Godzilla a few days ago, and it came in the mail about an hour ago. I really like the way it and the box look.
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby DirektorSplennic » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:16 am

So I got my DX Godzilla 03 cleaned up and got batteries in him, and he works! The roar is a little quiet though, but the figure is old so I can forgive it. I just can't get the damn tail on. It has this weird cupped connection, and I don't want to heat it up because the tail is already a super soft rubber.

EDIT: I got the tail on. I'll post pictures of him when I figure out how.
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Re: What Toy Did You Just Buy?

Postby MM Raids Again » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:53 pm

Found the NECA Poster '54 at Target, finally. Grabbed one up. Still no sign of Rodan anywhere, including the NECA store on E-Bay so I just said "skreeonk it" and ordered one from another store on E-Bay. Same price, just ehhh. Prefer buying direct. Also ordered a NECA Newborn Alien 'cause my damn Xeno Hive can't stop getting bigger. And, finally, stumbled across the Sega Premium Godzilla '19 on Mandrake super cheap and decided to buy one.

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