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Re: Hikari protos

Postby randig » Thu May 11, 2017 9:22 am

The protos look so different from other protos. I am scared I will purchase a fake as a majority of them are on ebay.

I would love to grab a freddy hikari proto or megazord.

Why are Megazords so popular?!?!

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Postby SazukiSenpai » Thu May 18, 2017 6:28 pm

randig wrote:The protos look so different from other protos. I am scared I will purchase a fake as a majority of them are on ebay.

I would love to grab a freddy hikari proto or megazord.

Why are Megazords so popular?!?!

I too want the megazord proto but I've not seen it on any legit website sadly. Because it's the bloody epic Megazord bud!!
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Postby Treblemdk » Fri May 19, 2017 11:16 pm

randig wrote:The protos look so different from other protos. I am scared I will purchase a fake as a majority of them are on ebay.
I would love to grab a freddy hikari proto or megazord.
Why are Megazords so popular?!?!

Yup Megazords are so awesome! I think it's a wide audience and with the movie, new figures recently released.
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Postby FearlessPhotog » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:44 pm

randig wrote:The protos look so different from other protos. I am scared I will purchase a fake as a majority of them are on ebay.

I would love to grab a freddy hikari proto or megazord.

Why are Megazords so popular?!?!


If you buy a proto off eBay, you can be pretty sure that its a fake/scrapper, especially if it comes from China...
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Postby Rantt » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:17 pm

kroffty wrote:Mine came directly from MINDstyle so legitimate pieces are out there although, I suspect, greatly outnumbered by scrappers.Image


Wow....actually if I didn't come into this chat group..I didn't know how hikari protos looks like...
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Postby unoudid » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:20 pm

I still would love to have a Buzz Lightyear Hikari proto or 1/1 test piece
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Postby skillawashere » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:45 pm

I feel like the protos look way better than the normal production pieces
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Postby BerserkerBlack » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:07 pm

I would love to see the Megazord proto

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Postby jkcohen626 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:40 am

I'm sorry for being a Hikari newb, but what is a scrapper?
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Postby mohawkjones » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:53 pm

jkcohen626 wrote:I'm sorry for being a Hikari newb, but what is a scrapper?


Production line reject or after hours mold pull from the factory in China. They are common on eBay for all sorts of toy lines. Something gets rejected for a quality flaw, it's suppose to be scrapped but often they find their way to eBay on the cheap. Sometimes factory workers will run a batch after hours so they are technically bootlegs but using the official molds in the process.
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby scholora » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:28 am

There are definitely protos. Just confirm with the seller where they got them from and see the previous listings. Chances are if they have limited exclusives, they were at an event to get lucky for them

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Postby divade23 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:40 am

Reverend wrote:I have a few of both good luck telling me which one is which- here is just a couple of them










It is so sad how one company destroyed the proto game IMO

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Postby Deaf Funko » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:59 pm

JobaFett wrote:Mindstyle had some on display at their pop up shop at SDCC 2 years ago
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=P~ =P~ Like your proto Hikari

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Re: Hikari protos

Postby Shinfo13 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:28 am

Spotted this at Frank and Sons a few months back but forgot to share it. Kinda laughed to myself once I looked it up to verify its just the normal piece missing a box.

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Postby meangene » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:23 am

I haven't seen many legit hikari protos. I know a handful of people have real ones, but the majority of them were scrappers from ebay.
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby Kyvinylzjohnson » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:56 pm

Wow the pics on this thread are awesome. The solid white Jack is amazing

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Postby thejosh2010 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:55 pm

Shinfo13 wrote:Spotted this at Frank and Sons a few months back but forgot to share it. Kinda laughed to myself once I looked it up to verify its just the normal piece missing a box.

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lol Wished I could’ve seen that when we visited there after the premiere! Would’ve totally have messed with the seller on that O:)
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Postby thejosh2010 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:57 pm

I guess this would technically count as a hikari prototype.... Signed by Brian Mariotti :-"


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Postby Goofy_Guy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:26 pm

Wish I had read this thread before I purchased a Hikari Prototype on eBay in the last week. Turns out that the same seller sold 4 other "Prototypes" of the exact same release to other buyers before me. It's a Batman that the ad claims it is a Prototype of the 2014 SDCC Exclusive Batman Hikari. So including mine, that's 5 "Prototypes" this seller had available and who knows how many more he's got. DANG IT!!!!!! Oh well, it was cheap, so I can't complain too much. It was going to be my first and now I feel like I've been jilted.
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Postby thejosh2010 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:26 pm

Goofy_Guy wrote:Wish I had read this thread before I purchased a Hikari Prototype on eBay in the last week. Turns out that the same seller sold 4 other "Prototypes" of the exact same release to other buyers before me. It's a Batman that the ad claims it is a Prototype of the 2014 SDCC Exclusive Batman Hikari. So including mine, that's 5 "Prototypes" this seller had available and who knows how many more he's got. DANG IT!!!!!! Oh well, it was cheap, so I can't complain too much. It was going to be my first and now I feel like I've been jilted.



File a claim and provide some proof and Ebay will side with you! :thumbleft: I once had the same issue with a counterfeit wacky wobbler and Ebay helped me through it after I opened the case.
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby Goofy_Guy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:33 am

thejosh2010 wrote:
Goofy_Guy wrote:Wish I had read this thread before I purchased a Hikari Prototype on eBay in the last week. Turns out that the same seller sold 4 other "Prototypes" of the exact same release to other buyers before me. It's a Batman that the ad claims it is a Prototype of the 2014 SDCC Exclusive Batman Hikari. So including mine, that's 5 "Prototypes" this seller had available and who knows how many more he's got. DANG IT!!!!!! Oh well, it was cheap, so I can't complain too much. It was going to be my first and now I feel like I've been jilted.



File a claim and provide some proof and Ebay will side with you! :thumbleft: I once had the same issue with a counterfeit wacky wobbler and Ebay helped me through it after I opened the case.


I'm not going to sweat it. It was $8 plus shipping. It looks pretty cool and I would not have known anything, if not for reading this thread. Thank you for the info about your experience and what the steps to resolution were.
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby meangene » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:14 pm

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thejosh2010 wrote:
Goofy_Guy wrote:Wish I had read this thread before I purchased a Hikari Prototype on eBay in the last week. Turns out that the same seller sold 4 other "Prototypes" of the exact same release to other buyers before me. It's a Batman that the ad claims it is a Prototype of the 2014 SDCC Exclusive Batman Hikari. So including mine, that's 5 "Prototypes" this seller had available and who knows how many more he's got. DANG IT!!!!!! Oh well, it was cheap, so I can't complain too much. It was going to be my first and now I feel like I've been jilted.



File a claim and provide some proof and Ebay will side with you! :thumbleft: I once had the same issue with a counterfeit wacky wobbler and Ebay helped me through it after I opened the case.


I'm not going to sweat it. It was $8 plus shipping. It looks pretty cool and I would not have known anything, if not for reading this thread. Thank you for the info about your experience and what the steps to resolution were.


I haven't seen any legit batman hikari protos, but the scrappers look pretty cool. I have a gold one lol
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby Goofy_Guy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:35 pm

meangene wrote:
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thejosh2010 wrote:

File a claim and provide some proof and Ebay will side with you! :thumbleft: I once had the same issue with a counterfeit wacky wobbler and Ebay helped me through it after I opened the case.


I'm not going to sweat it. It was $8 plus shipping. It looks pretty cool and I would not have known anything, if not for reading this thread. Thank you for the info about your experience and what the steps to resolution were.


I haven't seen any legit batman hikari protos, but the scrappers look pretty cool. I have a gold one lol


The one that I bought is also gold.
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Postby VaultToysTX » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:04 pm

Nice to see some actual real hikari protos.
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Postby pinklaquer » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:13 pm

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Postby dorbz » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:03 pm

thejosh2010 wrote:I guess this would technically count as a hikari prototype.... Signed by Brian Mariotti :-"


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I remember the auction. There was a Skeletor Hikari as well but I didn´t really care for the "piece of wood" style...

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Postby BerserkerBlack » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:46 am

I would love to see what the Megazord proto looks like, it would make a great addition O:)

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Postby xmaldigolax » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:08 am

I scored a Jack Skellington all white Hikari proto at fundays in 2016...i am thinking that the white prototypes might be the only legitimate ones...the "TEST SHOTS"

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Postby MikeySanz » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:09 am

Wow I was just wondering out of nowhere if Hikari protos were a thing and this thread definitely satisfied my info needs!

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Postby binarykaos » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:14 am

Great info, thanks for sharing everyone!
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Postby jperez702 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:20 pm

had no idea there was hikari protos, just knew of the APs

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Postby imbatgirlpop » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:48 am

slim1977 wrote:
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slim1977 wrote:Good luck, hikari are a little addictive. I bought one groot and before I knew it I had picked up all of them. I would get the proto if I could get it from a reliable source.

I plan on getting all of the Iron Man ones, but i won't pursue any other ones...hopefully.

The nice thing is, hikari prices are very reasonable on eBay. So it's not too bad playing catch up.


true that considering these are more limited

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Re: Hikari protos

Postby FearlessPhotog » Sat May 12, 2018 8:53 am

i’ve been to a couple of fundays and i don’t think i’ve seen them hand out hikari protos yet, so i am not sure how to tell if a hikari proto is legit
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby Poncho Pete » Sat May 12, 2018 9:46 am

Honestly, I'd assume hikari protos are not legit unless you received it at an event or are 100% certain of the source being from an event...or...you received it from gemini or funko itself.
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Postby hpellot » Sun May 13, 2018 9:07 pm

I agree with Pete I have a few but only from events
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Postby tlaloc666 » Sun May 13, 2018 9:11 pm

i would love to have my 4 favorite hikari's protos.

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Postby bubblegumbones » Mon May 14, 2018 2:11 pm

JobaFett wrote:Mindstyle had some on display at their pop up shop at SDCC 2 years ago
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sweet mother of god!!

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Postby mohawkjones » Mon May 14, 2018 5:27 pm

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sweet mother of god!!


That pop-up gallery was such an awesome off-site experience. It's what got me into collecting Hikari in the first place.

Bummed that we will most likely never see the likes of it again.
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Postby conventiongeek » Mon May 14, 2018 7:28 pm

I did not think there were Hikari protos? Well isn't that something. thanks for sharing.

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Postby mohawkjones » Mon May 14, 2018 7:46 pm

conventiongeek wrote:I did not think there were Hikari protos? Well isn't that something. thanks for sharing.


In theory anything mass produced with a mold will have some prototypes as they test the mold, the plastics and the engineering of the figure. What we consider prototypes are mostly just test shots from a new mold.

Just not many are as coveted, sought after and distributed like Funko does. Most wind up in a Chinese factory bin or corporate office dumpsters. Back in the 90's I knew a guy who knew a guy who used to raid the Toy Biz office dumpsters for 5" Marvel test-shots/prototypes.
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