Post by H. B. Coffin on Sept 12, 2020 8:21:43 GMT -5
In collaboration with Bearmodel, Shima-X has been working to produce limited edition releases of Jumbo Machinder style sofubi villains, the most recent being Rokuron Q9. Next to be released is Mechasaurus Doba, a kikaiju from Getter Robo who had yet to receive the jumbo treatment.
The original color of Doba will be limited to 40pcs and is set to launch September 20 with a retail price of 42,900yen tax included. For updates, please tune in to sofvi.tokyo or follow Shima-X on Instagram.
Shima-X does ship internationally. Unfortunately, at this time they are only willing to accept payment by bank transfer. I successfully purchased their Rokuron Q9 using OFX. They don't collect any fees, however, it is a method of wire transfer (i.e. you wire them the money and they will pay the recipient on your behalf), so an amount may be collected by your bank or an intermediary. In the end I believe I incurred a total fee of 2,000yen.
If anyone is serious about making a purchase but doesn't feel comfortable using the aforementioned method of payment—you would otherwise buy it should another option be available—please let us know your thoughts and we may be able to work something out.
The CEO of Shima-X is passionate about making these robots, and they hope to bring you more villains that never got the jumbo treatment they deserved.
Post by H. B. Coffin on Oct 3, 2020 19:38:36 GMT -5
Next up is Garada K7. For any collectors who weren’t fully satisfied with Unifive’s reproduction or simply missed out, Dragon Boy x Bear Model have made a favorable alternative with proportions closer to the original Popy toy. Details on painted versions are still to come, but unpainted samples may be purchased directly from Bear Model HERE—I don’t think they take international orders and they only accept payment by bank transfer or COD, so anyone outside of Japan who is interested would need to utilize both Tenso and OFX. Regardless, it doesn’t hurt to issue an inquiry to see if they may be willing to accommodate you.
EDIT: Sorry, I’m having trouble getting images to load, but here’s a link to a sofvi.tokyo article with some shots of the prototype purple Garada K7:
Is the brown reminiscent of sculpting clay? It isn't a color I would expect.
Hey Ed, sorry for the delayed response! Yes, the brown vinyl used for Doba is very similar to earthenware clay in both color and finish. It looks a bit dull in photos but is quite nice in person. I believe another color may be coming so if you missed out or just aren't feeling the original be sure to follow Shima-X on Instagram for announcements.