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Re: Itokin news

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:45 am
by SaintOfSpinners
Instagram is the place to be at the moment as a collector. Independent artists make announcements and lotteries there. And collectors pm each other direct wants.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:34 pm
by fakeXsound
Ah, bummer. I hate FB with a passion so I'm not on Instagram.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:49 pm
by wastemoremoney
fakeXsound wrote:Ah, bummer. I hate FB with a passion so I'm not on Instagram.
You're missing out on so much good stuff on there. I've discovered a bunch of new toys through Instagram.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:59 pm
by Yardarm51
I don't touch Facebook but I do certainly use IG. I avoided it like the plague as I thought you needed to use FB in order to use IG but you don't. I usually use my computer to go through the feed of pics from folks I follow. Occasionally I'll use my phone to post a picture but mostly I just lurk. It really is a great place to see some really neat stuff. I had absolutely no idea about the trading though. I Shoulda realized if I'd just thought about it. :roll:

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:59 am
by cheeky
wastemoremoney wrote:
fakeXsound wrote:Ah, bummer. I hate FB with a passion so I'm not on Instagram.
You're missing out on so much good stuff on there. I've discovered a bunch of new toys through Instagram.
I've discovered a bunch of new toys too! I had no idea that they existed, but now I want to collect them. The 2 new toys (new to me) that caught my eye is Ishumaru by Yuriko Hamann and Little Dino by Ziqi.

But ALWAYS on the hunt for Itokin Park. That's number 1!

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:18 am
by SaintOfSpinners
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Re: Itokin news

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:52 pm
by fakeXsound
Oh man, great photo! I love that new head sculpt, and the multi-colored lamé is so nice - reminds me a bit of something one of those Nouveau-style comic artists from France and Amsterdam like Moebius would do.

Did anyone see that big drop of Itokin stuff from Hawaii on eBay earlier in the week? I had my eye on the transparent and orange Lucha Bear until it hit $100. I kinda regret not going for the transparent purple Garuru.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:32 pm
by wastemoremoney
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Need a better display set up but huge thanks to Saint for hooking me up!

Also, the silver helmet astronaut I got from eBay didn't come with a clear visor and it looks like that's how they were sold originally. Anybody know why?

I was super lucky and scored the Kawadouji a few years back on eBay. Wish I had the opportunity to pick up more when Kazu-san was making them.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:46 pm
by Yardarm51
Oh, that bumble bee NAno and the Kawa... So good! Kazu hasn't done Kawadouji for a very long time. He was stopping just as I got into collecting around 2008. Even then they could be hard to find in Tokyo let alone outside Japan. Those of us who have them are lucky ducks. It is hard to find them as collectors rarely give them up for sale.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:05 pm
by icebird
There were 2 silver astronauts at DCON2016 - one with a silver helmet, and one with a clear helmet.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:41 pm
by wastemoremoney
icebird wrote:There were 2 silver astronauts at DCON2016 - one with a silver helmet, and one with a clear helmet.
Yup, I know that but the silver helmet one doesn't have a clear visor like how other similar versions do so I was just curious why

Same style but with clear visor
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The silver helmet (upper section) but no clear visor
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Re: Itokin news

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:14 am
by SaintOfSpinners
Sounds like a quality control issue.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:07 pm
by fakeXsound
Nah, mine doesn't have one either. I don't think any of the silver lamé ones do.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:04 pm
by SaintOfSpinners
Guess I never noticed but the picture of the group of helmets shows no visors. Still I'd say a QC issue as these items he brings to Dcon are done very last minute. Maybe no time to add visors or maybe they didn't arrive in time.

Or maybe, that version landed on a planet with breathable air so the visor is up. :D

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:36 pm
by eckotyper
SaintOfSpinners wrote: Or maybe, that version landed on a planet with breathable air so the visor is up. :D
that's the best logical explanation.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:38 pm
by fakeXsound
SaintOfSpinners wrote:Guess I never noticed but the picture of the group of helmets shows no visors. Still I'd say a QC issue as these items he brings to Dcon are done very last minute. Maybe no time to add visors or maybe they didn't arrive in time.

Or maybe, that version landed on a planet with breathable air so the visor is up. :D
Better safe than sorry, I always say.

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Re: Itokin news

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:42 pm
by JORDAN23
It's not a QC issue. The ones with the visor were done on clear vinyl. Kazu then masks the visor and paints the rest of the helmet, thereby leaving the "glass" clear. The silver glitter astronaut is not painted (the silver glitter part that is). He poured them in silver glitter vinyl which means the visor (glass) was also in silver glitter so it had to be removed.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:40 pm
by wastemoremoney
JORDAN23 wrote:It's not a QC issue. The ones with the visor were done on clear vinyl. Kazu then masks the visor and paints the rest of the helmet, thereby leaving the "glass" clear. The silver glitter astronaut is not painted (the silver glitter part that is). He poured them in silver glitter vinyl which means the visor (glass) was also in silver glitter so it had to be removed.
Thanks for the explanation!

I always thought that the visor piece was a separate piece completely but interesting to know the helmet is poured as one piece.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:51 pm
by fakeXsound
Someone is getting rid of a bunch of Astronauts on eBay. Prices are insane, unfortunately. I almost convinced myself to by the transparent / gold lamé one until I realized that $200 wasn't a Buy It Now price. :oops:

2001 Blue w/ helmet:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/itokin-park-sp ... 2481091127

Angry Transparent:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/itokin-park-as ... 2481086526

OG Teal:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Itokin-Park-as ... 2481089531

Space Flight / Mecha:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Itokin-Park-Sp ... 2481102914

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:30 pm
by Yardarm51
Holy crap those prices are insane! The gold lamé on you mentioned is now up over $300 with 21 bids. Huh? Don't get me wrong, I love Kazu's stuff but that just seems outta line. :doubt:

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:44 am
by SaintOfSpinners
There's a new generation of collectors and artists that have no regard for pricing. I bet this wasn't a collector as much as a flipper that bided their time. I wish the drops were 100 instead of 30 (?) so everyone could get one at a fair price.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:35 pm
by wastemoremoney
I kept an eye on the 2001 blue but then it just went up and up.. :(

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:25 pm
by Yardarm51
Looks like the same person got the mecha suit and the light blue astronaut. That combo went for over $500! Same person also bid $150 each on the other two. Deep pockets.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:32 pm
by JORDAN23
Right after DCon last year there were a few that made it to Mandarake rather quickly and went for crap loads too. Crazy demand I guess.

As for wishing there were 100 made instead of 30, keep in mind that Kazu makes these himself which is of course why they are so great. But it takes a great deal of time hence the relatively small amounts for sale. There are big plans for DCon 2018 so get ready.

Re: Itokin news

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:05 pm
by fakeXsound
I totally derped on an Itokin snag tonight. There was a listing on eBay for one transparent glitter and red Lucha Bear and one blank Lucha Bear. I got in the zone while working and forgot to bid. Went for under $60 shipped. Doh!