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(small) Articulated animals and where to find em Soldier 10/17/2020 (Sat) 02:13:07 No.489 [Reply]
So was fooling around some online stores and saw this cat. Belongs to some "Good Smile" model kit line named Chitocerium, like 14 dollars, 3cm/1.18 inches when put together Looks very articulated for its size Anyone knows of other toy lines/model kits of animals with good articulation? I recall some anon used to post pictures of an Obitsu Dog model
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>>495 >RevoGeo saw the crab, is like $90 minus shipping >>496 i recall some years ago (probably before GG) that some anons used to shill a russian (or somewhere nearby) artist that made small articulated and very detailed animals (dog breeds and their puppies aswell as larger animals) those costed around $200 a set On a personal note i am beyond pissed that stikfas is dead, they had stuff like dogs, horses ,dragons, squids, and some skeleton dinos near the end of the line.
>>495 >I remember seeing them on flickr having "fur suits" in the 2000's I was honestly expecting something a lot worse. They don't look that bad, all things considered.
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>>498 >russian (or somewhere nearby) artist Sounds familiar, I've probably seen her stuff. What I posted is by Korean company...they're all sold out apparently, but you can easily find recasts of them. >stikfas is dead I'm not big fan of those desu, it's like Xevoz but even more bland and amorphous though the truth is stikfas are the predecessors of Xevoz . However, I do appreciate their customizability and understand their appeal. >i am beyond pissed That's exactly how I feel about the canceled Classic She-Ra doll line by Mattel in general and Classic Catra specifically. I just want at least Catra before useless and extremely retarded Mattel off themeslves. To make it somewhat related to the thread, this line could've also had 12" scale articulated Spirit/Swift Wind with rooted hair, same with Clawdeen (Catra's pet) and Catra' beat form. >>499 TBH I don't think it's a bad idea at all, my wording wasn't good at all as "fur suits" will always have bad conation unless you're a furry .

Cobi Soldier 06/28/2020 (Sun) 10:47:26 No.341 [Reply]
Cobi thread nothing more nothing less
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... I'm not sure what to say about this. And THIS was released during the GEORGE FLOYD protests. And you can still buy it.
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>>490 Holy kek regardless of political affiliation I guess Cobi is still obscure enough to be able to pull out this kind of thing. BTW, who runs their company now? Is it still Polish, British or both?
>>490 >all those zips Why does what I assume is a vest have so many zips? Why does he need zips over his nipples?

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Making your own toys Soldier 10/08/2020 (Thu) 07:40:14 No.839 [Reply]
Something I've wanted to look into for a while now is how to make your own toys and I know I'm not the only soldier interested in learning. Figured I'd start with the basics of toy production. So there's 2 main ways to go about making an action figure - either sculpting a model that can be used to create molds from and then casting your own figures or using a 3D printer. Both seem to have their merits and their pitfalls - sculpting requires skill for a beginner it seems quite fiddly, while 3D printing requires access to a printer and some proficiency with 3D modelling software. http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Action-Figure.html https://archive.is/4Ek6I
Found this quite useful - a comparison of different resins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cr4QQAIxpI
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A fa/tg/uy makes his own Gondolas, they're pretty cool. https://smuglo.li/tg/res/7808.html
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>>841 Gondola Anon here. I can at least offer some insight on moldmaking and resin casting, but I've never done anything as complex as an action figure. A lot of this depends on what your overall goal is, however. Wanting to make multiple copies of one figure, versus wanting to work out how to make a single, articulated, sculpted figure. For a multi-production thing, you've got a lot of complicated parts to work out for making, disassembling, molding, and then casting the pieces. For a singular piece, you might be able to get away with just creating the joints/pegs/points of articulation. Something like a revoltech or glyos peg, where you just need to seperate your pieces and then drill holes to friction fit in the pieces so you can pose the figure.
>>842 >I can at least offer some insight on moldmaking and resin casting Yes please if you don't mind.
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>>843 I'd first reassure you guys that moldmaking can be fairly cheap when it comes to getting silicone and resin, but like all hobbies, it can get more pricey as you collect more tools and equipment. Vacuum chambers, different types of resin, pigments, etc. Additionally, moldmaking is a skill that can synergize pretty well with plenty of other skills. Making replacement parts, making copies of things you like to modify or kitbash, 3D printing in one material, and then making a mold for it so can you cast it in a different non-printable material. I've even seen some people who use 3D printing as a tool for improving their moldmaking by printing moldboxes and such, for complex pieces that would be maddening to do by hand. Second is that this stuff can be iterative, especially when it comes to articulated figures and handmade toys. You can start with your sculpt, using sculpey or monster clay or whatever, mold and cast that, then refine and improve that piece, break it apart so you can add your joints and such, and then make separate molds from there, and work your way up. As an added bonus, resin and silicone do have certain recyclable properties. Resin typically bonds to resin and silicone typically bonds to silicone. So, you can break down any failed molds or castings and use them as filled to not let materials go to waste (I've got a box of old and shitty molds that I occasionally chop into chunks to fill out newer molds) Beyond that, everything else is learning the logic of molds. This mostly means planning out your mold so there are minimal air bubbles, manageable seamlines, and minimal difficulty getting a piece out of a mold. Depending on how much clean up you're alright with, corners can be cut on some of these issues. Like not caring about seamlines as much because you intend to put extra time into finishing the piece later anyways. If you're aiming for mass production for the sake of selling, it helps to invest the extra time into doing certain things in the best way possible to reduce the amount of work and failed castings that you have to deal with later.

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MicroMachines come back? Soldier 09/12/2020 (Sat) 05:38:29 No.448 [Reply]
Just found out about this (it was announced like back in February) It seems Hasbro & Jazwares are collaborating to bring the line back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG7xBcY2hz4 I never really owned any (cept some Zbots, which were tangentially related to MM) Also, Hasbro & Jazwares are not exactly my favourite toy companies.
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>>471 Damn I forgot that they neglected military vehicles in this wave. They're probably trying to avoid 'tying' them to a specific gender, but why bother when toy cars are already boys toys?
>>467 >"Monsters in my Pocket" Owned by Mattel >Xevoz Wasn't a big hit (despite being cool toyline) and came out in the 2000's. I'd really love to see Hasbro bringing back Action Man, but I know they will just make him as shampoo bottle, sigh. >>468 >Why not release a blind bag series Because it won't go along with the nostalgia pandering, I mean the packaging is the only thing that resemble to the original toys. I agree it's really sad they took the license only to make bland cars with fancy packaging. >>471 Anon it's all good that you like military toys, but please don't delve deeply into political commentary, we're here to discuss toys. The big/major toy companies may no longer make military toys, but I know Lanard Toys and Cobi do, maybe you should check them out.

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>>448 Zbots were part of MM, only lasted like 2 or 3 years, but you never know if they might want to go nostalgia pandering on them too.

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Fun thread Anonymous 04/12/2020 (Sun) 14:09:36 No.164 [Reply]
Post memes, telephone games, toy coimcs, etc.
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>>469 Ah, Bionicle tiddies. A classic.

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/icup/! Soldier 05/12/2020 (Tue) 14:53:54 No.281 [Reply]
Look alive, /toy/ boys! We're revamping the Infinity Cup tournament for this Summer, and you're invited to join! Make your team and create a thread over at https://anon.cafe/icup/ !
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>>437 >>439 Personally, I'd rather we have our own completely different team, but if other anons are fine with having few more players that are the same, then I don't mind.
>>442 Fair enough, I just thought if we had some 3d models it would make us stand out a bit. I guess if that's the case we should remove Hentai Woody as captain - how about replacing him with Toy Soldier? GK should be Spinning Skeleton of Death.
>>460 >how about replacing him with Toy Soldier? That would be great. >GK should be Spinning Skeleton of Death I'm honored!

The_Incredible_Crash_Dummies_0000075 Anonymous 04/11/2020 (Sat) 23:38:47 No.128 [Reply]
good luck /toy/ h
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>>438 My bad. BTW do you own any of them? I would expect that, seeing how knowledgeable you're about this toyline which is quite impressive.
>>443 I owned them when they were released, but not anymore. The basic "Vince & Larry" body flew apart and the limbs could be further separated. There were a lot of other specialty bodies with their own gimmicks, several vehicles and a large playset. The second series had the "Junkbot" villains and a lot of the cast repainted in "Transformers G2" colors as some sort of body armor gimmick. There were 4 villains with a repaint of the leader that had a VHS tape packed with it and a couple smaller vehicles for them. I'm not sure why the line died, the poor QC(in addition to the weak prongs, some of the plastic was a bit below standard, which for a line meant to be slammed into things as a play pattern, was kind of a bad idea), could have been a factor but the safety board that owned the property seemed to lose interest in continuing it, I would guess because the brand leaned hard into the play gimmick of crashing vehicles and didn't promote the safety aspect they wanted. The later series tried to revive it but it didn't work out, they didn't sell well and none of the original characters came back.
>>444 Oh, so they were your childhood toys? Neat! >I'm not sure why the line died Most toylines die rather quickly after 1-3 waves, including great ones such as Sectaurs, Bone Age, Blackstar, etc. We got this wrong perception from toylines such as MLP, TF and Barbie that toylines should last forever, but in fact continuous death and replacement of toylines is what kept the toy market healthy and creative.

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Star_Wars_thread_0000186 Anonymous 04/11/2020 (Sat) 23:37:03 No.125 [Reply]
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>>420 >>421 Thanks for the review anon. Personally, I can't tell whether I like him or not - the GoA style is too angled and clean in places yet I still likes his helmet and the minimalist design. >what could've been a great figure is hampered by bad engineering and QC issues. >stuck their ass so deep into making "adult collector" toys that they forget how to make decent playline. Sums up the current state of affairs for the whole toy industry really. Loving the Ninja Turtle for scale in all your reviews
>>423 You're welcome and thanks! The first 2012 TMNT are amazing; they came with a lot of weapons, are fun to pose despite the limited articulation and have gorgeous sculpts. I think I'll use Darth Vader as Shredder fodder until a decent one will come out. P.S. forgot to post this pic

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Soldier 04/27/2020 (Mon) 20:32:33 No.227 [Reply]
Kaiju? Kaiju.
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>>229 Were those the heads that opened up into a city playset that had mini godzilla kaiju? I had one of those as a kid where the godzilla head would open up and reveal one city playset and another would be godzilla's lair. >>231 I can sympathize with that. I like my Mothra to be fluffy.
NECA's continuing to release more Godzilla figures. A cheaper but possibly better quality for your dollar alternative to SH Monsterarts.
Any news about the upcoming Playmates line? BTW, I wish there was giant articulated sofubi of Shin Godzilla...imagine a modern Kaiju line that's some sort of combination between World's Greatest Monsters by Mattel and Soft Vinyl Toy Box by Kaiyodo, it would be perfect.

Soldier 04/22/2020 (Wed) 22:05:59 No.183 [Reply]
Toy Soldier appreciation thread
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>>189 >Technolog or Tehnolog Tehnolog These are awesome anon and I'm saying it as someone who isn't really into miniature figurines. I just searched for them and found out they're sold on Amazon too (not a scalped price). I don't know if the company changed it's name..it says by Fantasy Battles. >kinda expensive Seems like they have good reason behind that, it's not just the company itself being Russian, but it's also being made there.
>>183 i remember seeing once a Alien vs space Marines (from the Alien movies) plastic soldier stuff, also a Gundam-esque japanese one some years ago.
>>189 Fuck those are good, very warhammer-esque >>191 >Alien vs space Marines They're great, its just a shame about the price of them - its $17 for 10 of them

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