Any good robogirls/boys? The one in the pic caught my eye but they only ship inside Japan and I have little experience with proxys.
I have a bit of experience in painting shit though.
Kotobukiya Megaman line(Model kit)
Kotobukiya Hoihoi-san line(Model kit)
Phantasy Star Online Racaseal
Virtual On Fei Yen
Medabots(Though I think only Dimension Diver's made Brass for sale and I've yet to see anything of Peppercat. Outside of garage kits, that is)
There are a ton of garage kit robots out there, but unfortunately, tracking down a reliable, somewhat sanely priced source for them is a pain in the ass. I remember there was a fantastic looking Megaman Zero figure line a few years back, actually...
The chogokin Drossel is probably my favorite figure I own. I fucking love this thing.
Also, if you're a gigantic embarrassing faggot like me, the Picco Neemo 1/12 scale clothes fit it pretty much perfectly.
GN Archer, available as at least one kit and one figure.
Also, Danball Senki/LBX Pandora (red) and Dark Pandora (blue). These are models and they've got horrifyingly annoying stickers, I can say from experience.
Also also, Farsia, who is not a fembot in the traditional sense but still obviously feminine..? Maybe?
This is why the White Pandora is my favorite.most of its sticker spots can easily be painted. though nothing can fix those awful handles for the Hope/Dispair blades.
also, Danball Senki is FULL of Cute Robots, whether you're more for the Action-Girl (Jeanne D/Minerva+Kai), or adorable Critter (Vampire Cat)
depends on your definition of somewhat reasonable. I got it a few months ago on amazon for $120. I'm sure if you actually put any effort whatsoever in, you could find it for less.
They also made a figma of her that's probably around $80, but I think the chogokin is a lot nicer.
I'm only just now hearing about White Pandora. Now I'm kinda sad? I'm happy with my DP except that her lower body keeps falling off of her torso joint...
>Alright, I'm gonna have to look for that one!
Be advised, the figma version is pretty widely regarded as the superior toy.
Really? That kind of surprises me.
The figma is smaller and has a little sloppier paint job but comes with more accessories and is probably easier to pose.
The chogokin has these cool metal leg joints and just generally has a really solid feel to it.
A lot of people prefer the stand that the figma comes with, and ive heard more than one person claim that the figma has better balance.
Also, those metal joints tend to get floppy with time.
>Any good robogirls/boys?
HoiHoi-sans if you like SDs, RAcaseals if you want maids/girls
What's the deal with these? I remember a thread about them a while back, but haven't heard any updates and the only ones I see up for preorder are the orca and army ones. I love the look of them but since they're somewhat pricey I'd prefer to just get the cat one.
They're 1:6, meaning that they're about the size of barbies
I know. Normally I'm more into 1/12th, but these look cool enough that I'm willing to have a huge robot girl hanging out with my other figures. But are any more of them getting released besides the two that are up on amiami? Or are they just only for sale on other websites?
Here's the amiami link
And this is the gallery I saw the rest of them on.
I got the pink RAcaseals and it's awesome, lots of die cast, and accessories . The price is very good too.
Been in love with the kit ever since I saw a preview image. Then I noticed that her torsor's pretty close to this one's.
God damn you.
I need it in my life.
And I wanted to save some money this year
my fucking sides,
also just get Parform Aegis and Any Drossel Charming
I bought the Chogokin when it was on sale on AmiAmi and it looks pretty downsy. The sleeping race is cute though.
>have trap fetish
>have a huge robot fetish
>EIGHTY DORRAR JAPAN ONRY WHITE PIGGU GO HOME!
Such a pure thing was never meant for this world.
>Justifying spending that much on ONE toy
>Implying only low-income jobs would pass because of price.
It stands 5 inches, not to mention you have to build and paint yourself. And buy the joints apart from the kit.
Its not financially responsible to spend money just because you have it
Only the last leg of those butt-void girls have decent face/hair sculpts, and those are the ones most heavily prices in the after market.
Not to mention a lot of people won't be any more inclined to visually consider them 'robots', any more than they would any jointed figure of a manga/anime character.
Gunna need a standing picture of that bruh.
Well most people are casuals so who gives a shit what they think about my tiny robot dolls? And easily 75% of them are moe in their own right. A couple early waves have the thousand yard stare and there's always Benio at the bottom of the barrel, but "muh robot doesn't show enough emotion" is just pathetic and you should feel ashamed to even think that way.
Really, any hobby that is both a time and money sink isn't ''responsible". Cars you can never legally drive as fast as you make them capable of, muscles that are more useful to a day laborer than an office worker, vidya that piles up, crafts/food/service hobbies that are only useful if they actually gain a profit in the long term, etc.
You're talking about a return on investment via entertainment. Some folks actually enjoy making kits, and going the extra distance of sanding, painting, polishing, etc. So for 100-200 dollars, some people will get as many hours of enjoyment as they're willing to put into it.
If we compare it to the price of a movie, that's roughly 10-20 movies, which are between 1.5-2 hours long. We'll just be pessimistic and say you need to achieve 40 hours of enjoyment from the kit to recoup the investment. That's a pretty short amount of time, really, especially if you're a kit enthusiast and keep coming back to add details.
You make a good point. I don't think that every hobby that is also a money sink is irresponsible per say.
What I was trying to say is, when you KNOW that you are paying more for a product that you know costs less (market price) then it becomes irresponsible.
Sure you can buy expensive toys (or car parts) for hundreds of dollars for your hobby but it is more sensible to do so when that is its actual worth.
I am aware of "economic value", how much someone is willing to pay for goods despite the actual price.
Im pointing the irrationality of someone who has attached an outrageous economic value to something and then believes those who don't share that value are poor. When in fact they might just be more economically sensible.
I makes so sad and angry I'll never own the samurai schoolgirl robot.
You're right, they aren't cute. They're just highly erotic.
It's agreed that someone buying a product that's 20 dollars for 40 dollars is ridiculous, however, scarcity does drive the price. I'd be more offended at the fact that so much of it is going to middleman fees, which is a price of convenience fee and should be reducing the more interconnected our world becomes.
If the kit is low-run, high QC, and relatively unique, then the price is somewhat justified. I know that if I bought one of these and went through the trouble of sanding, painting, and polishing the figure to my exact preference, I'd be a lot more attached to it than something I bought for 10 bucks at my local walmart that I can replace on a moment's notice. That's not to say there's anything inherently bad about either product, just that there are different values you could attach to justify either one.
Id do it just to be able to play with the kit. If you buy it, and want it professionally finished, hit me up. firstname.lastname@example.org
>no one cares about toy robots in a thread dedicated to toy robots
If you cut something off or glue something on you've made a modification.
Pulling an arm off and sticking it on another figure because they use the same joint system is part swapping.
>cute robot in cute clothes
das it, mayne
Still shows up at every WonFes. Also does some great non-femme bikes.
>chogokin sold out everywhere
Won't even bother cjeking the rape aftermarket prices.
I'd settle for the koto kit, after all most of the detail can be painted, but her expression looks sad instead of blank. Clear eyes would make it look better too
Did you even try looking? Mandarake has at least 2 for sale right now for like, $30.
There really aren't enough figures of cute robots.
Well I'll be...I didnt expect that
The figma has a silver paint in the eyes that gives it a better shine. It makes her look more lively, and in my opinion much better face. Also it fits in scale with most of my other figs because its not as large as the chogokin. I prefer the figma for those reasons and in terms of quality they are about the same. Chogokin's knees do feel a bit loose at times and that is where the diecast is. Hands are loose in their sockets as well, and fall out easily at times. Thats my comparison
Well if you're feeling adventurous you could always try and build one out of lego.
>How can it travel long distances
>what are legs
>or perform surveillance work
>what are optics
Or alternatively use your imagination.
God damnit. When are we going to get a proper figure of her to go with my Ardjet? I know there's a better picture of Dolores in a maid outfit but I can't find it.
They were clearanced out for a while. I think there were "rampant" QC problems? I think maybe the Japanese were just being picky, since all the American buyers I heard from said they had no problems. Mine was fine aside from the eye in my little uh... I forget what they call that little robot helper. Mine was glued in crooked and I can't fix it.
Uhg. I'm so spoiled from getting the pink one for so cheap that I don't want to spent 3 times as much for the black one.
Maybe one day. I'd rather spend that money to further my Fewture Devilman collection. I already paid inflated aftermarket prices for a Parfom Aegis. I didn't want to take the risk that I'd never see it again, even if it's relative scarcity on Mandarake were temporary. It's just too cute. I mean even Scarlet Rain was clearanced and common as dirt, yet now look around. I think I've seen two on Mandarake that were cheap since they sold out over a year and a half ago. Actually, I think I might have bought one of them.
of course then stuff like Revoltech ZoE Ardjet sells out on all stores, with none on Mandarake, I panic and order from Yahoo Japan through a proxy. I get it below retail price, but then they restock the ones in stores, AND go on clearance price for much less than I paid.
Oh well. At least I have her.
I broke down and order the Koto Kit because I really like how they did her feet. They're too cute.
literally no ass.
3/10 i like me some short hair.
the kit clearly does have an ass, unlike a certain line of robogirls that I won't name. It's just not voluptuous, and that's fine
so I gave in and ordered the chogokin, how much did you pay? too bad about ardhet, I saw her on clearance but I had just started collecting and didn't want to order too much, man she was like 800 yen on HLJ
I don't even remember. I can't even find a record of my purchase. I know it was during the sale.
My Ardjet I paid something like $50 shipped for two to make the shipping price worth it. :(
So far the only Fewture Devilman figure I have that I really like is Saylos. The earlier ones like Sileen and Devilwoman are pretty dull. I gotta get Satan and Psycho Genie.
I like Yasushi Nirasawa's work. I have all the Resurrection of Monstress figures, so now I gotta do Devilman.
It actually makes a ton of sense from a structural and aerodynamic standpoint. By having the cockpit be a literal -cock-, it leaves room for more jointage in the unit's torso and places the pilot in pretty much the exact center of mass. Plus it's easier to protect.
man, why post dimension diver's figures when they're basically unattainable outside japan
they're just cocktease
I just remembered how to use google
nope, just that one
I agree tho, it's like they perfected the art of thigh and ass sculpt. They can even make lewd robot boys
heck yeah, its the reason I'm moving to Brazil
Here is your bag of colored plastic, that will be $100 please, btw joints sold separately.
I do't get it, they could get them for cheap but instead expect the buyer to do it
DOES NOT COMPUTE!
I do not understand your comment
Roll went for $80
they all should have them
or at least rockettits
Agreed anon, I guess they dont like lots of money
1) The joints are cheap already, and the company often packages or has a store package an appropriate set with the kit.
2) They don't bore out joint holes for you because that would cost a fair bit, and they don't mold them with joints in mind because it would require production materials they don't have access to.
>I meant the joints, they're on the busines for articulated figures, it'd be easy for the company to buy cheap joints in bulk but they don't. Mindboggling
It's not so mindboggling. Manufacturers typically set a minimum volume for bulk purchases, especially for inexpensive products like these joints that only make them money if they're sold in sufficiently large quantities.
Given the relatively limited demand and small production runs for these figure kits, it probably wasn't worth it for the kit maker to buy the joints at the joint manufacturer's minimum volumes.
It's only slightly less convenient for the consumer but by not including the joints themselves, the figure kit maker can keep overhead lower, avoid excessive production material surplus and keep the material supply chain simpler.
>WHAT IS HER NAME
It's Yume or "Dream".
The other girls in the Polynian series from Daibadi are named Clover, MMM Shamrock and Mel.
ALL THE JOINTS FOR MY GARAGE KITS ARE NO LONGER IN PRODUCTIONS AND EXPENSIVE AS SHIT.
>they don't mold them with joints in mind
Wait, WHAT?? They reproduce these but don't design them for joints to fit? That strikes me as retarded. If the joints are cheap, how are they "production materials they don't have access to"?
I must be misunderstanding you, because these pictures of a Dimension Diver kit clearly show room for joints, and some of them even look to have peg holes, unless this is after they've been worked on. >>4519246
Actually, looking at Daibadi's website, it is showing instructions for drilling holes and even carving down the reinforcements at the base of the ball joints. Wow. That is shit for an $80 kit.
Still, nothing about having to burr out the spherical area for the ball joints. THAT would be a nightmare.
I don't even remember his name now, it's been so long. There was a cute guy from... the Philippines, I think. and he was a teacher of cute girls. Maybe I creeped him out too much with my crush, since he's straight and I'm a guy. Maybe his name was Chris?
There was also a fat guy with a mole who smoked and ran his own shop (internet cafe?) the last thing I remember was him building a stage for his Detroit Metal City figures. I think he mighta also been Philippino.
Not a lot of names or faces on 4chan any more.
Release dates pushed back till January and February. I was looking forward to the end of the month too.
Not that anon, but
BBTS: $72.99 with $8 in-US shipping that delivers within a week with tracking
AmiAmi: 7640 yen(about $65.93 USD according to Google, call it $70 for safety), plus about $15-20 for EMS.
It'll be about the same, less if you're buying through BBTS for other toys.
Is there something about the Other M suit design that makes people hate on it so much, or is it just that it's recognizably from Other M and everyone hates the game itself?
Cause that game was inexcusably garbage, but I've personally never found anything objectionable about that version of Samus' design. In fact I think the Smash 4 character model in particular is one of the best-looking iterations of Samus.
For me it's mostly the design. The association with a horrible game is just a nail in it's coffin. It's no surprise that whole game is poison. I never played the game but I have seen a few short clips and heard plenty of reviews.
It's possible there's some nostalgia involved, but I just hate how it looks like they put a 3D modeling smooth filter to the whole thing.
I dunno. Maybe I need to look at it again. It's funny because I'm usually not a fan of red+green, so I should like the new colors.
No, I think I at least still hate half the design. Taking out all the little flairs like the ridges on the shoulderpads or the hips, etc. I might like some of the changest to the chestplate, but that's probably it.
>I never played the game
>judging the game by its cutscenes
>not playing it in its entirety to understand why people hate it
I only played it for 15 minutes and thought it was ok, never really bothered with the fps samus games .
> Nintendo classifies Metroid Prime as a first-person adventure rather than a first-person shooter
I guess nintendo doesn't want parents too think of it as a violent video game like call of duty with heavy militaristic themes and such. Kinda like how gi jo coined the term action figure because boys wouldn't want to buy male dolls.
You are talking about Kris and Bistro (formerly HBG). They are both from the Phillipines and back in the day they used to kick it and go on toy raids with some other guys as well, then post the photos on /toy/. I don't know what the hell happened to Kris, but HBG still posts here sometimes. Though it's usually without his trip I think.
People despise the game for the plot being so fucking retarded and so out of character for what little we've seen of Samus so far.
I think someone even said they thought the game mechanics were just fine. (It might have been Mike from Penny Arcade.)
I'm too old to "give things a chance" when it comes to entertainment and the opinions of strangers online with no good arguments of why I should.