Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby SuMo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:20 pm

I really don't think so. It seems to be an acquired taste. I liked a few of the larger ones, but not the prices they were selling for.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby BeEatNU » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:30 pm

I wish they had more of a following, some pieces are super cool, some pieces I pass on.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Dannyfunk » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:22 am

They seem expensive.

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Postby pampam » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:27 pm

Dannyfunk wrote:They seem expensive.


I agree. I think they should be around that $40 price point. There are some really cool color ways though.

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Postby Stimpy440-pop » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:00 am

Not sure if Hikari will " Blow Up" or not. I can say as a new collector that I love them and I have collected quite a few so far. Regardless what they do I will enjoy these treasures for years to come

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby BulletproofMarsh » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:41 pm

Trying to keep up with Pops, Dorbz, Minis and Hikari's it's very hard. I've got like 30 Hikari but as new pops and minis come out weekly sometimes daily. Personally I had to sacrifice 1 of the 4 greater evils and Hikari was chopped. Now I buy a Hikari maybe once or twice a year depending on if it's a great sale! Does not mean I like em any less. Just the price tag is what pushes me away.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby archieb » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:34 pm

Really hard for Hikari to blow up because of the price point but agree with the fact that some of them are awesome!
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby MarvelPopFan75 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:50 pm

There is a remote possibility of the the Hikari XS becoming popular due to the smaller size and lower price point. I myself am really enjoying the Marvel ones being released recently.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby profb » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:41 am

I think they do this more for Brian's fascination with pulled plastic. I doubt the line will ever truly take off like Japanese vinyl as its to mainstream. the kaiju that people like is just so of the wall and original. Why pay for a super deformed figure when you can get a accurate version

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Postby fulcaire » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:07 pm

To be honest I don't think they'll pop off, they're very distinct. I like them though.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Exodus989 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:54 pm

Anyone have any recommendations on where to find the older Hikari stuff? I’ve been looking around for the tmnt stuff but haven’t had any luck.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby The Head » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:43 am

Exodus989 wrote:Anyone have any recommendations on where to find the older Hikari stuff? I’ve been looking around for the tmnt stuff but haven’t had any luck.


Check Gemini. I believe they may still have some of those on clearance.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby mohawkjones » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:36 pm

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Exodus989 wrote:Anyone have any recommendations on where to find the older Hikari stuff? I’ve been looking around for the tmnt stuff but haven’t had any luck.


Check Gemini. I believe they may still have some of those on clearance.


Second this, Gemini has some great deals right now and you can almost always find a few Hikari bargains on eBay.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Lobstercrossing » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:18 pm

mohawkjones wrote:
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Exodus989 wrote:Anyone have any recommendations on where to find the older Hikari stuff? I’ve been looking around for the tmnt stuff but haven’t had any luck.


Check Gemini. I believe they may still have some of those on clearance.


Second this, Gemini has some great deals right now and you can almost always find a few Hikari bargains on eBay.


Third. You can occasionally find some killer deals on Gemini.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby rexflexall » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:19 pm

I think they are greatly done, what pushes people away I think is the initial price point. That's why Pops are kinda king right now.

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby slimpimp2phat » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:19 am

rexflexall wrote:I think they are greatly done, what pushes people away I think is the initial price point. That's why Pops are kinda king right now.


very true. maybe we can just get LE ones at Cons or from funko shop.

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby CaliCollectibles » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:26 am

Hikari style, packaging, scale, and materials can be successful, but I thinks its strongly based on design of the characters. Loved the early Hikari designs: spidey, tmnt, transformers. Some other characters just dont look appealing to me. Pricepoint is important too.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Exodus989 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:15 pm

Chernabog wrote:
Submyst wrote:Lol, I really want to collect some more now. It barely hit me how cool they are!


They start to grow on you! I mean, I only collect the Disney characters but they're pretty cool.


I was never really interested in them before now either, but lately the Hikari’s, The Wobblers, the other funko lines have started to grow on me.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Luckynala323 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:27 pm

CaliCollectibles wrote:Hikari style, packaging, scale, and materials can be successful, but I thinks its strongly based on design of the characters. Loved the early Hikari designs: spidey, tmnt, transformers. Some other characters just dont look appealing to me. Pricepoint is important too.



I agree with you on all accounts here. Glad to know I wasn't the only one. :)

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby War19872002 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:46 pm

The Hikaris are too big and costly, if they could make them the same size and about the same price as pops I can see them doing well

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby dork_knight » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:16 pm

I just bought my first Hikari recently. It's the black and gray Optimus Prime. I got it because it looks like the scene where he dies in Transformers the (G1) Movie.

I hope my Hikari doesn't self-destruct @___@
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Mos_Eisley » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:51 pm

I think the XS could see moderate popularity, but that's about it.

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby StarWarsFunkoGirl » Tue May 01, 2018 9:26 pm

The more I collect pops, the more Hikari appeals to me. Just worried that the older SW ones will be impossible to get
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby ewayjeng » Wed May 02, 2018 6:46 pm

I ended up selling most of mine to buy cool exclusive pops

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby ewayjeng » Wed May 02, 2018 6:47 pm

Hikari seems to be Funko's response to the Bearbricks in a way, they kind of compete with the Kidrobot vinyls too

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Submyst » Thu May 03, 2018 7:24 am

:freddy2: Be cool if they came out with a wooden Hikari of some sort or some glass Hikaris. Of the Mini Hikari size.

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby bubblegumbones » Thu May 03, 2018 2:14 pm

I hear they are getting away from making hikaris :(

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby conventiongeek » Sat May 05, 2018 10:46 pm

War19872002 wrote:The Hikaris are too big and costly, if they could make them the same size and about the same price as pops I can see them doing well


i agree... the reason why pops! are so popular is due to they are affordable and more people can afford to collect them. I also don't think the Hikari have the same appeal. I prefer the more life like paints fo the figures... however some of the figure like the Matte Black Boba Fett are really cool.

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Loki437 » Sun May 06, 2018 12:12 pm

Hikari sculpts can be really beautiful. Some of the colors and designs are really quite striking. But agree that the price point makes them slightly more difficult to really build into a functional addiction. Lol
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Tmarie_82 » Sun May 06, 2018 1:04 pm

I really like some of the hikaris, I have a few that I ordered and when I got them loved them even more in person
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby conventiongeek » Sun May 06, 2018 1:48 pm

Being bigger then also take up a lot more space... so they may not be as displayable.

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Apes0430 » Wed May 09, 2018 12:11 am

rexflexall wrote:I think they are greatly done, what pushes people away I think is the initial price point. That's why Pops are kinda king right now.

I agree!!

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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby x3r0 » Thu May 10, 2018 6:23 pm

I'll be honest, I invested in Groot (the 5000pcs) for my ex...

Told myself, what a waste of money!! Seriously.. after taxes, $85, and its now worth $20-30 range? man... speaking of taking a total loss.

Then I heard (this was awhile back mind you) Hot Topic will be releasing Captain Phasma, LE of 100, Meltdown...

I was like whoa, 100 pieces? Plus its Star Wars? Captain Phasma? Good looking too... winning!

I did sure enough invested in it, lol! :D
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby g3ohss » Thu May 10, 2018 9:57 pm

Classier wrote:If they stay at the current price they are at, I'd highly doubt it.



Definitely maybe the mini hikaris but the larger ones are way out of my price range.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby g3ohss » Thu May 10, 2018 9:59 pm

SuMo wrote:I really don't think so. It seems to be an acquired taste. I liked a few of the larger ones, but not the prices they were selling for.

I feel your pain. Hope the mini hikaris blow up. Decent size
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Marvelfanatic86 » Fri May 11, 2018 12:54 am

Agree with most above price is too high don’t think hikari will blow up at this time the new Smaller ones I think are decent maybe Funko should have rolled them out that way and they would have picked up some steam...
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby FearlessPhotog » Sat May 12, 2018 8:51 am

the new small ones are great, perhaps funko can experiment with even smaller ones, perhaps mini sized. what i life about hikari is the super bright colorways and the feel of the special vinyl they use
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Treblemdk » Sat May 12, 2018 5:47 pm

Some of them I really love and others I just don't care for. I'm happy with them not being so crazy right now (releases & interest)
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby JJLecaros » Sun May 13, 2018 3:23 pm

I think they gave it its time and it didn't stick. my LCS has all of theirs at 50% and still not selling.
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Re: Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

Postby Moepops » Sun May 13, 2018 3:36 pm

No I don’t think they’ll blow up. They had their chance and never happened. Some people do love them. I’m not one. I think the cost could be a factor as well.
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