11.9.06

living the one-sixth world : 1/6 adidas kicks

what types of 1/6th-scaled Adidas sneakers are available out there in the
general toyland mass market? i'll talk about what i have and know so far:

*mondo-more details and images after the jump*


most available right now in the aftersales market (as they might be "parted out" or sold "loose") would likely be the adidas from Dragon Models (DML) (HK).


most "common" are the WHITE-versions. available are 2 styles, Clean (from Initial-D figures) and Dirty (ie: DML Jones) and BLACK. there is also the more rare RED-version, which is only available with the exclusive DML/Toy2R Skull Guards sets. the fit for Dragon-kicks are actually quite good for generic 1/6th-figures, more so then other styles, IMHO.


on the far right is a much earlier version (my first adidas) which came out yeeaaaaars ago, via (probably) Elite Brigade and unfortunately was crude in terms of details and definition.

for more detailed stylings, there is Hot Toy's Sneaker Vision series One and Two, with a slightly wider variety of colors/stripes. (cool shelltops)


the downside of this is, they are actually quite huge for 1/6th-feet, IMHO. having a pair of 1/6th-socks helps a tad, which is quite a shame tho.


other brands i've seen (and own) are notably Hot Toy's "hand-made" kicks (above image-left) which came with their SDU-figures. the fit is quite decent and recommended, altho they might "come apart" given time. and an unknown-brand (procured years back in HK) which came in a variety of colorways (above image-right) but is a blardy tight-fit (as seen its stuck on my BBi-G1 feet) but will be great quite suitable for Femme figures. here's a size/scale-comparison image:


image-far-right is of a "standard" Sneaker-Vision kick, for scale comparision.


here's a gratuitous shot to end this frivolous 1/6th-kicks fashion entry :)
kicks
am i missing anything, folks? *hyuks*

7 comments:

Kenn Munk said...

thank you doctor! You just blew me away, I can't believe you found this out for me, thanks!

toysrevil said...

i aims ta please :)

i've actually been planning to do a feature on shoes/clothes/accessories etc for a while - but have been a tad slack ... so thanks for the "spark", Kenn! :)

hope you'll find what you want, lemme know if ya need any help :)

Kenn Munk said...

nah, haven't found anything yet... The gashapon ones are sold out all over the place... But I appreciate it anyway.

toysrevil said...

true dat, adidas are always the first to go ...

dude, if ya want NIKEs, heres the place to go:
http://www.toys2.net/home.php?cat=252&page=5

happy hunting! :)

Kenn Munk said...

thank you my man, very kind of you.
I'm brewing up some 12" action, and I need kicks for the crew...

toysrevil said...

12"-action iz always good! remember to share da lurve when itz done, yeh? would loveta see your crew :)

Kenn Munk said...

Love will be shared, no worries.

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