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#26 trumanshower

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 07:43 AM

that remind me of the greek MIMP, or those translucent cromy :

 

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:30 AM

that remind me of the greek MIMP, or those translucent cromy :
 
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None of them are translucent though, not even the pale pink Windigo.
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Posted 04 February 2016 - 10:35 AM

Are we sure the pink mimps in the pictures (besides the windigo) are not Sonrics?
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 12:06 AM

Update 2018:

Comparison between Matchbox Undine and mystery grey Undine, identical rubber characteristics:
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Size comparison between Matchbox Windigo and mystery, hard plastic Windigo:
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Comparison of line thickness around feet as well as markings:
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Edited by bigburty, 19 February 2018 - 12:09 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:10 AM

That Grey Undine looks awesome.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:37 AM

So I’ve now compared my Windigo’s feet markings and edges to those of nearly 100 other Matchbox Windigos, thanks to fellow collectors on Instagram and Facebook (including one person who sent me 28 comparison pics :thumbsup:) and I didn’t find a single one that matched. What I did discover however, is that the figures which have the closest markings to my Windigo are the premium Tengus and Behemoths, whereas the premium Windigos do not.

The “unique” difference in the feet, and the slightly larger size when compared to a regular Windigo once again strengthen my belief that this is not a custom cast figure. As for the grey Undine and the GITD Vampire, I’m still no closer to knowing their origins.
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Posted 02 March 2018 - 05:00 PM

Neat, man.  Almost certainly an aftermarket knockoff, or?

 

 


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 01:39 AM

Neat, man.  Almost certainly an aftermarket knockoff, or?


If it was an aftermarket KO it wouldn’t be bigger than a Matchbox, it’d be smaller. There’d also be more about like it, which there doesn’t seem to be. Finally, if it was a KO it’d have either the same feet markings as all the others or none at all if the pour holes were at the feet. Many factors point to it potentially being a pre production piece for a production mould, hence the slightly increased size. The feet markings would be added later.
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Posted 03 March 2018 - 06:17 AM

If it was an aftermarket KO it wouldn’t be bigger than a Matchbox, it’d be smaller. There’d also be more about like it, which there doesn’t seem to be. Finally, if it was a KO it’d have either the same feet markings as all the others or none at all if the pour holes were at the feet. Many factors point to it potentially being a pre production piece for a production mould, hence the slightly increased size. The feet markings would be added later.

 

Oooooh, good points.  Interesting mystery either way.


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 02:13 PM

Something being larger could be consistent with it having absorbed something, eg dye. I dare say slicing the figures open is out of the question, though I wonder if the effect could be recreated.


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 02:27 PM

Something being larger could be consistent with it having absorbed something, eg dye. I dare say slicing the figures open is out of the question, though I wonder if the effect could be recreated.


This is a good point and something I have done on the grey Undine to check for material colour consistency - which that figure has. The difficultly with the Windigo is that it’s made from a solid plastic of sorts, rather than MIMP-style rubber (as the Undine and Vampire are) so cutting would be more difficult and could result in me damaging it by making a gouge rather than a slit that can be gently pulled apart. Also, I could imagine there’s a possibility that rubber could swell and grow if it absorbed something, but I doubt that the material this Windigo is made form would change or even be able to absorb much of anything.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 11:12 PM

Update: So I cut even deeper into the base of the grey Undine recently and the rubber material is still grey as deep as the incision goes. I don’t have any experience of dying MIMP and/or using acetone, but I wouldn’t have thought either of these process would be able to change the entire colour of the rubber to its core. If anyone has done this and can prove that this is possible let me know.
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 12:22 AM

If it had been dyed again it would increase it's density so it would be harder. I used turpentine to clean paint off a painted Spectre and it soaked some up so now it's a lot harder.


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