Monday, November 26, 2007

mastermind Japan x 10th Anniversary x Bandai = $3,800 Zaku II!!!

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I don't know shit about fashion, but I like to keep up with what the kiddies are wearing by checking out Hypebeast. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon these pics of an interesting collaboration between mastermind Japan and Bandai celebrating mastermind's 10th Anniversary. For those of you (like me) that don't know shit about mastermind Japan, you might be surprised at the hefty price tag for this Zaku figure at nearly $3,800.00 USD. Even with the dollar weak as shit, that's the price of a fucking small car! For those of you fuckers that DO know mastermind Japan, you might not be surprised since you pay between $400-$1,000 for one of their T-shirts with a skull and crossbones logo on it. Who the hell are you people??? The only thing that makes this situation somewhat palatable is that this Zaku is HUGE. It comes in at over 3.5' feet tall!! That's a lot of money, but then again, that's a lot of Zaku!!! I wouldn't mind this guy in my foyer so it can guard my Bentley! High rollers that wear $400 t-shirts to the gym order it at the Bandai Hobby Shop.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh, you've got to be fucking kidding me. alright, this "designer" bullshit has gotten waaay out of hand--toys, shoes, clothes--everything is fucking "designer" now and limited and too much fucking money. If it's not, it's not worth our time. remember "beanie babies"? I got one for free in my last toy package. I'm telling you, toybot, we're a bunch of suckers.

when I first started to collect new japanese vinyl "art" toys with only a handful on a shelf, my gf and other ppl who aren't hip to the scene would tell me that it looked artsy. cool. felt better about my purchases as a noob in a new scene. now I have much more than I started with and it went from "artsy" to "toys" to "crap". Of course, I'm still interested in the figures, but I'm telling ya, we're all a bunch of suckas! $400 t-shirts, $70 and up for 5" vinyl figures, $3500 toy robots. for that kind of money, the zaku could at least BE a real robot.


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