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PostSubject: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:12 pm

Goes on sale the 03/25/2016 and now you can make some reserve online stores , priced around 15000-16000 YJP

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:12 pm

Thanks Alfonso, I tried to enlarge these thumbnails but I am missing something. scratch
I am really impressed with the figure, it seems very well done and fair to the real animal, very detailed also. Unfortunately completely out of my possibilities but a figure that surely deserves all this money. :)
I haven't figured the scale, is it 1:24?? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:32 pm

He is huge! Shocked Wow! And expensive Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:45 pm

Super beautiful!! Love him!! He would definitely have had a place in my elephant collection, but I guess that´s just an impossible dream. But thanks for showing the photos!!
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:50 pm

Wow. Definitely a conversation piece!

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:26 pm

Awesome !!!! cheers Applause Applause Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:27 pm

What a elephant :)

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:04 pm

affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid ...And what about scale?

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:20 pm

Wilorvise wrote:
Wow. Definitely a conversation piece!

Yeah...it's not going to be the elephant in the room. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:51 pm


very large.....marvellus Applause Applause Applause

Now we see big models of kaiyodo.

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:40 pm

The elephant is sculpted by Kaiyodo's Shinobu Matsumura who also made a series of other large scale animal models (lion, rhino, warthog, whales etc) all very rare.  I believe this figure was sculpted about 18 years ago around 1996, it was produced in small numbers in resin (not vinyl) and was very scarce.....impossible to find now (one sold for about USD $500).

Luckily Kaiyodo recently decided to mass produce this wonderful figure in vinyl as part of the "MEGA SOFUBI ADVANCE" series, similar to the blue whale already available.  There has been a new technique developed in vinyl casting that allows for the fine details of the skin wrinkles to be reproduced faithfully, apparently this was hard to achieve before.  The model will be sold fully painted, I assume assembled too as it is cast in several pieces.

The model is 30 cm tall (2kg) according to Amazon, the tip of the ears being the highest point.  If you take the shoulder height it is about 25.5 cm, using an average bull's height of 10ft the figure is approximately 1:12 scale.
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:17 am

Love th elephant but love that rhino more! Any more photos of the rhino? Could this be the start of a series of wild animals? It would be incredible.

What is the official kaiyodo website link?
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:46 am

1:12 scale, that's what I thought. Thank you Andrew for the informations. Very Happy

Wonderful model, far to be a toy.

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:25 pm

Kikimalou wrote:
1:12 scale, that's what I thought. Thank you Andrew for the informations. Very Happy

Wonderful model, far to be a toy.

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:40 pm

This elephant is fantastic! Time to start saving from the pocket money))))
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:02 pm

1/12 scale? That's huge! Shocked
They made the largest extant animal in 2015, the blue whale, in 2016 the largest extant land animal, the African bush elephant. What's next? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:10 pm

Largest insect? affraid Shocked Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:11 pm

Forest Tinker wrote:
This elephant  is fantastic! Time to start saving from the pocket money))))

Yes! Very Happy cyclops cheers pale Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:04 am

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Largest insect? affraid Shocked Laughing

lol! Why not? Wild Republic made a tube of recordists some years ago - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]! Though, all in a much smaller size. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:28 pm

Look like I am going for this big guy or maybe...

Here is the price;
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:37 pm

I believe the price is pretty good for this huge beast. (14000 Yen is about $120, right?)
But it will be pretty expensive to ship I'm afraid.
2 Kilos!

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:09 pm

Thank you Andrew for the informations.

Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Wink

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:27 pm

Sergey wrote:
Thank you Andrew for the informations.

Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Wink
You're welcome Sergey.



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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:40 pm

Ohhhhh, excellent piece (as every animal figure sculpted by Shinobu Matsumura), I remember this elephant from one Japanese magazine when was originally released (as well as the cheetah and the macaw) but I had no size comparison. Fortunately for my wallet: Too big one for my collection... elephant elephant elephant

Anyway, thank you, Alfonso, for sharing these photos!
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:35 pm

Hello, anybody could tell me where can i make the booking for this excellent figure? Thanks a lot! Greetings
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:03 pm

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Hello, anybody could tell me where can i make the booking for this excellent figure? Thanks a lot! Greetings

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:09 pm

Hello.

If I can offer the best price, I'll get the figure for anyone requesting it. But, unlike with miniatures, it might not be the case due to the cost of shipping to me and then my buyers.

But I will let everyone who requests the information know next month.

Thanks (And thanks, LeeAnn).
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:08 pm

Also, my source just informed me that the elephant is also being issued as a garage kit...

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:06 am

Hey.

If doing so will result in our being able to beat the prices otherwise available to US and international buyers, my source has agreed to ship directly to anyone requesting the elephant or triceratops and on top of that, I'd forego my fee, since I'd then barely have a hand in the transactions.

So, if you are interested in one or the other, please e-mail or PM to request my e-mail address and then e-mail so I can add your name to a list to be informed of whether we can beat the best prices we find.

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:42 am

Wow! What an Elephant! The price for the garage kit is 7000 yen (about 56€/62$). I think it could be an affordable price considering the quality of the piece if shipping costs are not very high.
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:20 pm

I bought the garage kit and uploaded its photos to my blog.
It's really huge and fantastic.

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:47 pm



Big congratulations dreamer cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:39 pm

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I bought the garage kit and uploaded its photos to my blog.
It's really huge and fantastic.

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Thanks for showing your purchase.
Did you buy it from the Kaiyodo booth at 2016 expo? Or is there a store selling them already?
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:01 pm

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dreamer80110 wrote:
I bought the garage kit and uploaded its photos to my blog.
It's really huge and fantastic.

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Thanks for showing your purchase.  
Did you buy it from the Kaiyodo booth at 2016 expo?  Or is there a store selling them already?

I just bought it from official Kaiyodo online store and the company is still selling the kit on its website.
Here is the link . Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:07 pm

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Big congratulations dreamer cheers cheers

Thank you!! landrover ~~
It's a really wonderful kit. It's the best elephant figure that I've ever seen.
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:20 pm

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Big congratulations dreamer cheers cheers

Thank you!! landrover ~~
It's a really wonderful kit. It's the best elephant figure that I've ever seen.

It's cool but is there a finished version like the blue whale on the sale ?

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:40 pm

Yes.
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:54 pm

Brettnj wrote:
Yes.

Cool thanks for the reply :)

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:37 pm

dreamer80110 wrote:

I just bought it from official Kaiyodo online store and the company is still selling the kit on its website.
Here is the link . Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:41 pm

Scroll back for discussion, btw.
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:31 am

Brettnj wrote:
Scroll back for discussion, btw.

Thanks Brett, I've sent you an email.
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:46 pm

It's so beautiful!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:31 pm

NightLioness wrote:
Largest insect? affraid Shocked Laughing

Or longest jellyfish?
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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: MEGA-SOFUBI ELEPHANT by KAIYODO   Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:29 am

Yes, Numaan, I sure hope it's the start of their wild animal series! I'd love that lion and rhino as well!
Hopefully we'll get more updates and info on the line!
BTW, great orang photo! Where's it from?
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