Chris/Lixx/Beautification RIP w/ link to gofundme

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  1. Anti Social Andy

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    As a fellow member of 'The grumpy old men of kaiju & sofubi club', I will miss putting the world to rights with him . . . he will be sadly missed!
     
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    Even though Chris and I never met or talked I was still very emotional reading everything he shared with us. My heart goes out to his family and it's sad to see such a loved and appreciated member of this community pass away.
     
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    Chris, you will be missed dearly. Thank you for sharing all of your toy stories, knowledge, and your toys too! I am sorry I did not have a chance to say good bye to you in time, but I did see your brief good bye to us here. Thank you for thinking of us and remembering us as family. I love you, and I know I'll see you again. You will be missed, but we will think of you often and remember you.

    To Chris's family, my heart and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. We are all thinking of you, and we feel your loss. Most of us have never met Chris in person, but we still shared a bond with him. Just as many sibling grow up and leave the nest, only to keep in contact electronically, we still think of Chris as our brother, and it was always so much fun to keep up with his news, whether happy, sad, grumpy (his grumpiest moments could also be the funniest!), or challenging. He was definitey a giving person in many ways, and for all who knew or read his contributions, he will remain with us and alive, here. As an extended family, our hearts are sincerely in sympathy with you over your loss. We are very sorry.
     
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    Devastating news for which there are no words . . . But to Chris's family, our thoughts and hearts go out to you. I never got to know Chris personally and I haven't spent much time around SB recently. I only just figured out that the IG account Beautification Syndrome was his - it was definitely one of my favorites because of his incredible collection photos. Chris had excellent taste in all things vinyl so even if some of us on SB didn't get to know him personally because of geographic distance, etc., we're all kindred spirits. Brought together not only by our love of kaiju but all sorts of weirdness in music, movies, etc. that no one else "gets." For that reason it's a pretty exclusive club (I'm guessing that's the way most of us like it anyway) and it's been an honor to share it with Chris.
     
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    I'll miss Chris and his wealth of knowledge and passion for the most obscurely fun vinyl toys. His beautiful photographs are one of the reasons I've added and researched things for my own collection. But mostly I'll miss him for the kind, generous guy he was. My condolences.
     
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    Oh God, I'm so sorry.
    I was just catching up on posts here over the last few days when I saw Chris' post about his illness in the other thread. I have been trying to work out how to say something when I trip over this news.
    I will revise this post when I can get a grip on my emotions here.
     
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    Rest in peace my friend. Your presence will always be felt here. My sincere condolences to the family.
     
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    Nothing to say that hasn't already been said. It is hard for those of us who share so many similarities in life, see just how fleeting it can be.
    To your true friends and family may knowing what an impact Chris had on this community bring you a small comfort during this difficult time.
     
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    Godspeed, Chris. We will remember you.
     
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    RIP
     
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    R.I.P. Chris, my condolences and sympathies to his family.
     
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    Damn this is sad news.. I had many wonderful conversations with Chris over the years here and on flickr and I will miss him alot... he has had a rough time over the last couple of years and not just because of the lymphoma. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
     
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    I realized today that I have known Chris via this board for roughly 10 years now. Time certainly flies.

    He brought passion, honesty and color to our weird little community. His passing will leave a silence here that I doubt will ever be filled. I don't know what more can be said. I still cannot believe that he is gone.
     
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    :cry: oh wow...this guy was solid...CHRIS, YOU WILL BE MISSED. He came through a few times and helped me out big time. I really dug his passion, and taste. Where imI at now as a fan of this corner of the toy world was greatly influenced by Chris. Wow...this comes as a bit of a shock....:cry::cry::cry: I hope he rests in peace.
     
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    The post the other day must have been hard for Chris to write, but I am glad he got to say goodbye. We just did not know how close his passing would be. So sad to have you gone so soon.
     
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    Chris' contributions here have always been one of the bright spots for me on this forum. Although I only knew him through his posts and a few private messages, this loss weighs heavy on me. I dont think that too many people would have been able to have been so brave and honest with all of us here under similar circumstances. SB will now have a giant void but his posts and contributions here will endure. My thoughts are with Chris' family at such a difficult time. Rest in peace.
     
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    wow Sad time for the community alot of his shots persuaded me on picking up some vintages I otherwise wouldve not purchased only talked to him on vintage threads super nice and had info i needed and was helpful very nice guy! So sad =(
     
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    I just had dinner with Lalo and he told me this. These days I quickly scan for a few specific threads to see if there are new posts, and I just skimmed right over this. Sad news. I never knew Lixx on a personal level, but I instantly recognized the name when Lalo told me the news. If memory serves, he was a bit of a contrarian with high standards - I can definitely relate. Perhaps contrarian is not the right word. Dissatisfied with the status quo? Eh, I won't pretend to know the guy and I'm not good with words. But my condolences to everyone here who counted him a friend, and his family/friends in the real.
     
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    Chris was one of the collectors I always looked up to. So passionate, determined, and really (like someone said) no-nonsense in every way. Whenever I read someone doing some shit or something I always thought 'He'll get an earful from Lixx', and they usually did.There was no grey tones for him, and I liked that about him. I admired his strength for reinventing himself a few times too.
    He was one of my first friends here and one of the very first to take me seriously as a collector. Always willing to share his knowledge and even directing me to a few auctions. He has been very influential to me in my collecting and in the way I approached this board. It comes to me as a really sad news to learn that he has passed. Farewell dear Chris.
     
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    I am really sorry to read this sad news.
    I've always appreciated his posts, pics, collection and his mindset about this shifting hobby.
    He was a true herald of the collector honorable values and I will remember him as such.
    My condolences to his family and everyone who knew him personally.
     
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    Hello all, I’ve been in contact with his sister Jen about possibly collecting some funds to help the family out tying up loose ends. She messaged me back this morning stating her and her friend Stephanie set up a gofundme page for Chris.

    https://www.gofundme.com/chris-ibsen-memorial-fund

    Please donate what you can, if you can. Fuck Cancer.
     
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    a few little things...
    - like many others have said, chris's collection/photos have been reasons I've hunted down certain toys. namely ruler of the tiger's cave, who's face he used to use as his old avatar.
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    - I remember a while back when chris switched his flickr account to private for like a year or so, and how happy I and many other people on the boards were when he switched it back to being public. I'm glad that his photos will be able to be enjoyed over and over.
    - when lixx posted in the "cyborg clear" thread about how he was only missing Kamen Rider V3, to be complete on the clear popy heroes, I immediately messaged and offered mine to him, and a week later he was able to complete set (thanks to other board members too!):
    RIP chris/lixx you'll be missed.
     
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    Rest in peace boss
     
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    His collection was always my favorite of any board member.
    It was definitely what inspired me to get my display case as jam-packed and colorful as I can.
    He had impeccable taste in toys,a clear vision of what he collected and followed no trends.
    RIP Chris.
     
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    So saddened to hear this. I have fond memories of our wonderful chats through the years about life, career, and of course toys. Chris had an indelible impact on our community and he will be sorely missed. I send his family my deepest heartfelt condolences.
     
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