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Re: Hikari protos

Postby d3postman » Mon May 14, 2018 10:13 pm

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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.



Yeah, I'm sure they have to exist they just aren't sought after. Someone has one, somewhere though

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Re: Hikari protos

Postby conventiongeek » Mon May 14, 2018 11:30 pm

d3postman wrote:
mohawkjones wrote:
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.



Yeah, I'm sure they have to exist they just aren't sought after. Someone has one, somewhere though


Ok, that makes sense. The way us crazies act over the Pop or Dorbz protos... I just never heard anyone mention the coveted Hikari proto... lol

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Re: Hikari protos

Postby TriFeckTa » Tue May 15, 2018 2:02 am

conventiongeek wrote:
d3postman wrote:
mohawkjones wrote:
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.



Yeah, I'm sure they have to exist they just aren't sought after. Someone has one, somewhere though


Ok, that makes sense. The way us crazies act over the Pop or Dorbz protos... I just never heard anyone mention the coveted Hikari proto... lol

I actually would love to own a legit Iron Man Hikari proto. I kinda wish when Brian auctioned off the 1/1 wooden hikari protos for charity that there was an iron man one included. I would have tried my best to win, if that popped up.
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby conventiongeek » Tue May 15, 2018 7:31 pm

TriFeckTa wrote:
conventiongeek wrote:
d3postman wrote:

Yeah, I'm sure they have to exist they just aren't sought after. Someone has one, somewhere though


Ok, that makes sense. The way us crazies act over the Pop or Dorbz protos... I just never heard anyone mention the coveted Hikari proto... lol

I actually would love to own a legit Iron Man Hikari proto. I kinda wish when Brian auctioned off the 1/1 wooden hikari protos for charity that there was an iron man one included. I would have tried my best to win, if that popped up.


The question is, how much would you be wiling to bid on such an item, being it was also for charity?

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Re: Hikari protos

Postby anime23 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:34 pm

JobaFett wrote:Mindstyle had some on display at their pop up shop at SDCC 2 years ago
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oh wow this is the first time I have seen these protos. I didn't know ones for Hikari existed although when I think about it of course they exist...
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby War19872002 » Tue May 15, 2018 8:53 pm

wow these look amazing

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Re: Hikari protos

Postby ditbu13oi » Tue May 15, 2018 11:20 pm

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JobaFett wrote:Mindstyle had some on display at their pop up shop at SDCC 2 years ago
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oh wow this is the first time I have seen these protos. I didn't know ones for Hikari existed although when I think about it of course they exist...


LOL these look the Crystal and Copper Hikari's. Just like how they did those mini hikari freddys :rolleyes:
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby anime23 » Tue May 15, 2018 11:54 pm

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anime23 wrote:
JobaFett wrote:Mindstyle had some on display at their pop up shop at SDCC 2 years ago
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oh wow this is the first time I have seen these protos. I didn't know ones for Hikari existed although when I think about it of course they exist...


LOL these look the Crystal and Copper Hikari's. Just like how they did those mini hikari freddys :rolleyes:


So they are either crystal or complete solid white? (well that freddy is orange)
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby TriFeckTa » Wed May 16, 2018 3:03 am

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Ok, that makes sense. The way us crazies act over the Pop or Dorbz protos... I just never heard anyone mention the coveted Hikari proto... lol

I actually would love to own a legit Iron Man Hikari proto. I kinda wish when Brian auctioned off the 1/1 wooden hikari protos for charity that there was an iron man one included. I would have tried my best to win, if that popped up.


The question is, how much would you be wiling to bid on such an item, being it was also for charity?

I would have bid whatever it took to win it, which i am assuming would be just slightly north of $500, based on what the other 1/1 wooden hikaris sold for. I am generous with donating to charities, but i am also ballin' on a budget lol
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby Batz31 » Wed May 16, 2018 5:25 pm

JobaFett wrote:Mindstyle had some on display at their pop up shop at SDCC 2 years ago
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Wow these are so cool. I've never seen these before.

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Re: Hikari protos

Postby hpellot » Wed May 16, 2018 10:49 pm

The pop up gallery was cool
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby Submyst » Thu May 17, 2018 11:39 pm

I would like to get my hands on some mickey protos, and some stitch protos. that would be sick. :freddy3:

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Postby anime23 » Fri May 18, 2018 2:02 am

Submyst wrote:I would like to get my hands on some mickey protos, and some stitch protos. that would be sick. :freddy3:


After hearing that so many people get fooled by protos from China on eBay, I steered myself away from Protos in general. I was worried about finding the real deal. I really like the look of these though.
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby philipali » Fri May 18, 2018 2:50 pm

Steered away from Protos as its difficult to really differentiate it from the fake ones...

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Re: Hikari protos

Postby jcrook » Fri May 18, 2018 2:51 pm

anime23 wrote:
JobaFett wrote:Mindstyle had some on display at their pop up shop at SDCC 2 years ago
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oh wow this is the first time I have seen these protos. I didn't know ones for Hikari existed although when I think about it of course they exist...


Wow! Those are awesome.
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby Lexi » Fri May 18, 2018 3:37 pm

anime23 wrote:
Submyst wrote:I would like to get my hands on some mickey protos, and some stitch protos. that would be sick. :freddy3:


After hearing that so many people get fooled by protos from China on eBay, I steered myself away from Protos in general. I was worried about finding the real deal. I really like the look of these though.


The few protos I have came from Fundays and FrightNight but I am worried about buying off eBay and getting fakes, so my proto collection is small.

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Re: Hikari protos

Postby anime23 » Sun May 20, 2018 1:38 am

Lexi wrote:
anime23 wrote:
Submyst wrote:I would like to get my hands on some mickey protos, and some stitch protos. that would be sick. :freddy3:


After hearing that so many people get fooled by protos from China on eBay, I steered myself away from Protos in general. I was worried about finding the real deal. I really like the look of these though.


The few protos I have came from Fundays and FrightNight but I am worried about buying off eBay and getting fakes, so my proto collection is small.


See that is what i would be worried about. I didn't even know it was an issue until I was reading a thread on this forum. Sigh... This is why we can't have nice things.
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby KidMarvel » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:56 pm

Given that they are produced in partnership woth Mindstyle, I would have to guess the protos would come from Mindstyle as well?
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby Delainer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:19 am

Those are some awesome Protos!
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Postby WeaponX17 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:02 am

Sarcasticguy wrote:Maybe I'm just ignorant, but I don't think i've ever seen a Hikari Proto, just APs.

I am in the same boat. Recently I took my Garuda out to check and discovered it was an AP! It felt like proto excitment....I mean testshot
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Re: Hikari protos

Postby kdmlvr » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:06 pm

my husband has a few that he received at a party at sdcc years ago
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