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February 08, 2007, 08:37:25 AM
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Major Blah

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Got a question that's been bothering me quite awhile already.  Does anyone know what is the name of these frames, or the company that makes them?
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I remember seeing one of these guys on some Japanese site with a gundam head and something that looks like diaper!  :lol:

They look very much like Microman, but I searched the microman series and cannot find them.

Thanks!

February 08, 2007, 08:58:22 AM
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February 08, 2007, 09:17:03 AM
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Thanks bhop!  So it is microman afterall.

Have to look for a place to buy some of them, so flexible!  :lol:

February 08, 2007, 09:35:15 AM
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Yeah, I wouldn't mind having a couple myself for drawing reference purposes.

February 08, 2007, 09:47:47 AM
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It seems to be a limited release, I've looked many sources and can't find them.  There are a couple on ebay, pretty pricey.

Some interesting pages I stumbled on:
http://www.microforever.com/2004Materialindex.htm
http://www.protodepot.com/2005/09/tools-microman-material-force.html
http://machine.livedoor.biz/archives/50797328.html
http://kanazawa.cool.ne.jp/ghostrider/micro_body.html

Yeah, I can see it really good for sketching/drawing.  The proportion and range of movement are both very accurate.

February 08, 2007, 10:16:03 AM
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Damn you!  You made me buy some from ebay.. heh.. I mean, i've thought about it in the past, but i guess you refreshed my memory about them.

February 08, 2007, 10:23:04 AM
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Limited release!!  Get them while they last!!!  :whistle:

Yeah I seriously want to pick up one or two as well, but at this price I think I'll wait until their next run.

February 08, 2007, 10:27:20 AM
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They make a wooden one like this that you can get from any art store. I believe Michael's and A.C. Moore carries them too.

I can't seem to find a link for them right now. But I will continue to look and post it after.

February 08, 2007, 10:27:35 AM
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Quote from: "Major Blah"
Limited release!!  Get them while they last!!!  :whistle:

Yeah I seriously want to pick up one or two as well, but at this price I think I'll wait until their next run.


Well, what is their "normal" price supposed to be?  I got some buy-it-now's for 14 with shipping from Japan.  Not too unreasonable I think.  The votoms figures to use as an example, are around 10 bucks on hlj..

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They make a wooden one like this that you can get from any art store. I believe Michael's and A.C. Moore carries them too.

I can't seem to find a link for them right now. But I will continue to look and post it after.


Those wooden ones are a joke.. they were probably good in the 19th century.

February 08, 2007, 10:37:38 AM
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Quote from: "bhop73"

Well, what is their "normal" price supposed to be?  I got some buy-it-now's for 14 with shipping from Japan.  Not too unreasonable I think.  The votoms figures to use as an example, are around 10 bucks on hlj..


If you click on the link you posted up there, the list price is 499 yen.  I think I would be more willing to pay the extra $$$ if I didn't see that.  Oh btw, the female version have different breast sizes... :shifty:

The wooden ones...yeah...are not as fun!  :lol:

February 08, 2007, 10:40:01 AM
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Quote from: "Major Blah"
[If you click on the link you posted up there, the list price is 499 yen.  I think I would be more willing to pay the extra $$$ if I didn't see that.  Oh btw, the female version have different breast sizes... :shifty:

The wooden ones...yeah...are not as fun!  :lol:


Heh.. I didn't even see that.  Oh well.. I'll chalk it up to limited availability and lack of patience for a next (if ever) production run.

And yeah, I went for the Medium size cones.

February 08, 2007, 12:03:07 PM
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Quote from: "bhop73"


Quote from: "oteebzo"
They make a wooden one like this that you can get from any art store. I believe Michael's and A.C. Moore carries them too.

I can't seem to find a link for them right now. But I will continue to look and post it after.


Those wooden ones are a joke.. they were probably good in the 19th century.


I know there not the best I just thought in last case chance.

February 08, 2007, 12:22:51 PM
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You used to be able to buy them en masse on ebay pretty cheaply, in a variety of colours, though the flesh coloured pnes and the super large breasted female ones (seriously) were particularly in demand.  I saw blue and green ones about $20 US for 3 plus postage at one point.

February 08, 2007, 12:37:21 PM
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Wow, these are exactly what I've been looking for to do a couple of scratchbuilding projects. At 9.5 CM, it looks like they're about 1/20 scale? $7 + $7 shipping from Japan doesn't seem bad.

Currently it looks like eBay is loaded with female versions but no males.

EDIT - According to the Scopedog page they are 1/18 scale.
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February 09, 2007, 08:09:44 PM
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Any one find a place to buy the guy yet? All I seem to find is the girl.

February 16, 2007, 10:58:16 PM
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I got this one from ebay, but it might've been the last 'man' on there.  It came in the mail today.. woohoo.. now i'm waiting for his female companion.



February 17, 2007, 12:48:52 AM
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In the mail today I recieved the Rei plug suit version. My excitement was held back by a serious migraine episode therefore I couldn't open it until about 9pm. My 8 year old daughter and I have been fighting over it since I took it out of the package.

I also wanted the Asuka one from the same seller but someone outbid me. There are plenty of non-suit versions but they look very odd, like they have man-arms, so I didn't get those.
Ron

February 17, 2007, 10:32:15 AM
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bhop, after seeing your last dude I'm starting to regret not ordering it on ebay...This lucky guy have so many micro-ladies fighting over him!!  Supply and demand eh?  :shifty:

February 20, 2007, 10:23:50 PM
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After barely two days of my kids playing with Rei her torso joint is a bit loose already. She'll actually lean forward and backward without effort when tilted. Are the other figures like this too? I know it's using a special "anime" shape that isn't like the "blanks", so I was wondering if it's an exclusive problem to the Evangelion figures. I also noticed it has no visible screws and I don't know if they're hidden or the joints are simply glued/pressed together and are working loose.
Ron

February 21, 2007, 10:49:39 PM
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these figures are not made to be played with on a contant basis.
more of the pose a month type figures.
but the super glue on the ball joint trick workd wonders.
i have the entire line some good, some bad but all great looking
clifton
Heavyarms custom would be an unstopable killing machine if the damn thing never ran out of bullets!!!!!