ever consider quitting collecting?

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  1. Russblue11

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    ever consider quitting collecting?
    I don’t know guys, it seems like every single person that signs up for Sour Lemon membership gets a toy...doesn’t seem very fair if everyone is winning that lotto :?
     
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    Only you @xSuicide Squadx could so eloquently incorporate both "twisting nipples" and "nut hangin'" into a post. Bravo!

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    @gatiio That’s interesting, man. I’m sure you’re far from alone, but this is the first time I’ve seen someone’s online experience outweigh in person! It’d be rad for you to make it to a Five Points or DCon and hopefully have a more positive outcome! It’d be cool to put a face and handshake to the name.

    @Brooklyn_Vinyl It’s my years and years of in experience in non - sensical babbling. :mrgreen: I’ll occasionally get in a good, coherent set of sentences in when I try. 8)
     
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  4. ultrakaiju

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    As a mod, I think I will use my executive powers to change the title of this thread to the anti-Andy discussion. I think we all know it is far more relevant. Shady AF people deserve all the shade they can get.

    I think you mean pucker, in this instance.
     
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    thanks! Same here.

    As for my negative experiences at cons et al., toy nerds can be excruciatingly classist, racist, and all around misogynistic without batting much an eye lash or really wanting to listen to the ‘why’s’ they’re wrong under the auspices of: “don’t be so sensitive”, “that’s just who I am”, etc., etc. Again, my own experience and it gets really exhausting to be around people that can be so dense in person. Online, just hit the X and you’re done.

    Ive always wanted to head out for DCON for nothing else than to attend Paul Kaiju’s taco and toy extravaganza.

    For some reason or another, there always is something happening in my life in November that keeps me from attending after trying to make arrangements. Some day it’ll happen!

    Incidentally, the shows at Rotofugi in Chicago have always been a good time to go stand around. Not so much to connect with people, but just be at the openings taking in the energy
     
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    Wait, should that be the anti-anti-Andy thread? ;)

    Sorry to hear the 'in person' experience has not been as good for you @gatiio [and given SB, that is saying a lot!] I have not had much occasion at all to attend in person cons, etc., so am always quite jealous of the experience, but I fully appreciate that with a great number of other niche culture activities there are always those who can bring down the crowd for whatever reason. I was able to go to SF once, back in the day, which was a whole other thing. But there are good peeps on here, who I am very thankful I have had the opportunity to meet if only virtually, and that - going back to what this thread is all about - is more what has kept me in this game, through all the ups, downs, self-doubts, reflections, and long bats of instant noodle eating periods, more than anything else.
     
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    @Radin are you even qualified to collect Lemon?
     
  8. ultrakaiju

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    And speaking of sourpuss locals, Ian!! So good to see you man. :dam:
     
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    @ultrakaiju Still here and not quit yet! although not collecting much these days.
    Enjoying a more thinned out collection now, after selling a bunch off.
    Selling toys helped to keep my house after some life drama.
    I can't be arsed with lotteries and chasing stuff any more!
     
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    Covert is the way of the Lemon, but just to clarify a few misconceptions . . .

    @Radin by default the majority of releases always go to 'Friends' (both literal and figurative). These are guys, gals and everything in-between that we've met, known and hung out with, some for almost 15 years, and/or were crazy enough to buy into Sour Lemon blind and 'get' that it's not just about the acquisition of a dumb toy.

    The remainder ARE lotteried, but with so much interest, a bunch of names are randomly chosen from parties that might've missed membership, reached out to talk Lemons, or have at least demonstrated some level of interest in Sour Lemon, with a few randomly distributed to total n00bs who show up out of the blue on a whim just to maintain fresh interest.

    That said, feeds that feature zero toy/art/creative/pop culture reference, feeds with zero posts, locked feeds and occasionally feeds that don't even follow @anti_social_sofubi are largely ignored as these appear suspicious and kinda flaky, and given the level of interest we would much rather the dumb toys go to actual collectors. If the concept of prioritising people that may appreciate them over random avatars, potential chancers or total strangers sounds shady AF, Sour Lemon is probably not for you!

    On a personal level, The Sour Lemon appreciates the community aspect of toy collecting and sees participation, support and involvement on any level (even just hitting 'like' is enough to be registered on the radar) in the fucked up social experiment that is 'Sour Lemon' as an introduction, which would be a common courtesy in the real world . . . and Sour Lemon respects common courtesy.

    With that said, if panties might get bunched, pacifiers possibly spat out or you are likely to be upset at missing out on the dumb Lemon toy, Sour Lemon is probably not for you!

    @jl whilst I understand that seeing collectors with complete 'sets' of Sour Lemons may possibly an alien concept, given your aim to streamline your collection down to three toys (whilst bizarrely still entering lotteries to buy more toys), I can also see that selling your membership pack (and the priority access that goes with it) so shortly after buying could now be causing you some frustration.

    Please rest assured that the buyer/new member is making full use of the aforementioned priority access (and is a thoroughly nice chap to boot!).

    Following in the fine sofubi tradition of never discussing run size, outlining the specifics/percentages of membership sales x random lottery x void entries seems largely irrelevant, and if this lack of clarity is any cause for concern, Sour Lemon is probably not for you!

    #mellowyellow
     
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  11. ultrakaiju

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    Sheesh, who comes to this place to read walls of text? And what sort of person posts them? You have to wonder....

    TL;DR Sour Lemon is probably not for you!
     
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    Well put but where is that Skullbrain X Lemon Drop... drop?
     
  13. nico000

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    I think I qualify as total Fresh Meat random person who got a chance to buy a lemon.

    Since then, my house (I live in a community house, cause I am poor AND like living with people) started to venerate the Lemon. We have now lemon necklaces we put on each other’s when we think someone is feeling sour, just to let them know they aren’t alone in their sourness. And the Sour Lemon (I just got the one, and missed the chance to join the cult last month) is proudly looking after the necklaces when not in use.

    I dunno why I am sharing this here though... I never considered quitting collecting. I stopped buying dollies for years because I traveled a lot and had no money. As soon as I kinda settled and got some funds I picked up where I left out. I do think it’s silly. I do think it’s weird. I do think it is link with some strange nostalgia. I didn’t have many toys when I was a kid and now I can get all the toys I want and pay stupid price for them and somehow that is settling to me. And they are a lot of fun and weird and I got to play with them.

    I also love this community of strange adults making, painting and collecting those dollies. Most of my interactions online and offline with the community has been super nice. I see more progressive caring weirdos than entitled whiny racists. If it was the other way around I would probably have found another hobby.
     
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    That is a succinct description of the world I want to live in. Brilliant!
     
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    This thread has turned into a lemon party.
     
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    @Anti Social Andy : you made it clear early on the membership would be a plus for getting access to the releases.
    So as i said, your rules stated, i knew what i was doing when i sold my Lemon.

    I could have also just sold the toy and kept the membership ^_^!!!

    I personnaly need to have a toy in hands to see if i like it or not. And i need to have a close look at it.
    I usually keep new toys on my desk so i can see them for most of the day. And sometime it doesn't click enough.

    Back then when i got the yellow Lemon, i also got the Space Monster Bemon in Eleking color.
    It just appealed to me more than the yellow Lemon at that time.
    Bigger, cruder, a bit more kaiju than the Lemon.

    It is not that i didn't like the Lemon, it is just that i didn't like as much as the Bemon. And i know its new owner like it more than me :)
     
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    Lemon > Bemon.
     
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    Bemon has Lemon for breakfast. By the dozen.
    All hail Lord Bemon !
     
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    If I started a series of citrus based Bemon bootlegs called Sour Bemon would that be a good idea? Just throwing it out there...
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Please post the Alibaba link.
     
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    Lord Lemon would not be amused.
    Or is it Bored Lemon?
     
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    It's only for people who are either cool enough or beg enough to be worthy of these unjust shady ponzi scheme toys so I'd go with Whored Lemon.


    That was just a joke! Please don't steal my personal information and sell it to the dark web for millions of dollars!
     
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    I know the vetching doesn't apply to me, so don't get bent.
    Trust me from the other side of the bubble.
    With raffles offering multiple selections such as blanks and alternate versions to old and new collectors are pretty much getting what they want.
    And to say we're selling your info is fucking ridiculous.
    Asking for insta name? Is that still a point of contention as it once was? "Congrats" and "won" usually falls into the Spam, it's only right to have alternate contact info to be absolutely fair.
    I have to use that more than a few times and some hard working folks who had no idea they won are pretty grateful.
     
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    First rule of Sour Lemon Club broken time after time on this thread... disgusted.

    #nakedselfieswinlotteries
     
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