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  1. gazpacho

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    Yeah that top shelf is the stuff (my) dreams are made of. Thanks for sharing
     
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    Vintage shelf day!
     
  3. ultrakaiju

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    Roger I was just admiring this pic on your instagram a few minutes ago. What a shelf!!!! :shock: I mean, I don't think you need me to tell you at this point how much I adore that King Flasher. The toy will always remind me of Chris [ :cry: ] as we shared so, so many conversations - and chases - over him. The FAH line in general is a stunner, but what a keystone piece. And then that Tiger-7, talk about bringing the heavy hitters. Some day, maybe, I will be able to adopt one. I don't need an army - but I envy those who have them - but just waiting for the right moment when I can snag one and have the funds. Of course, the recent auctions for these have gotten so crazy it could be I might never actually be able to have success; but in such case I will have the wonderful photos from collections like yours to enjoy. This shelf pic makes me so happy. And yes, I cannot leave before taking a deep bow as well to that giant Majinsai. :thumbsup: Roger you are just killing me with this photo. Congratulations on a epic display shelf.

    * and heck yeah, all those packaged goodies I can see photobombing are certainly not hurting matters any!! :mrgreen:
     
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    @ultrakaiju Thank you very much Steve, I am glad that you enjoy the photo and that at least it gives you a little happiness and distraction to cope with the confinement. My first intention was to put the photo only here on the SB board, but I can no longer use Flickr and used to take the photo link from there and regularly I use pinterest to take the photo link to paste it here but for some reason I cannot do it correctly with the tablet or phone, so I had to use the IG link. The same thing happens to me with the King Flasher, it is almost impossible not to remember Chris because thanks to him I acquired a taste for this figure. I understand your concern and that you may have that feeling of perhaps not being able to catch the Tiger Seven as they become more expensive every day, but believe me, the right Tiger is waiting for you and when you least expect it you will have a great specimen in your collection. I remember the first Tiger Seven that I saw at auction was almost a perfect specimen even with the gloves and it sold for much less than the current ones that are in worse condition, but at that time it seemed like a lot of money and who could know what would happen to the prices later. Before having this Tiger, I was about to win another one with more scratches and the most peeling belt and with yellow spots on the legs and chest, but I lost it by 1,000¥ and time later I could score this one.
    Thanks, again!
     
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    heres half of a vintage shelf sporting some of my favorites
     
  6. gazpacho

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    You’ve got an excellent shelf full of weirdos there, Michael. Congratulations completing the lines you were hunting. So much goodness.
     
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    Woah, thats a great looking shelf michael. Particularly envious of those Nitto yokai.
     
  8. ultrakaiju

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    Beautiful shelf, Michael, what a great grouping of toys you have collected. Major kudos are deserved for the Nitto yokai of course, but I also am so pleased to see the Salamander AG guys, they are always an incredible treat and give me a massive grin. And that Gebacondor, wow, so lovely. Great stuff man, a shelf you can easily stare at for ages.
     
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  9. Mr. Humphreys

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    Rearranging some vintage into the Ikea Milsbo case (good size, relatively small foot print)

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    Still a work in progress (moved the Tiger 7s into this case as well). Splashes of "neo kaiju" are nice fillers and add lots of color. That center empty space is saved for the standard size Leaf Man (lost in the house somewhere -- I hope!). The wood risers (4x4 and 2x4 wood remnants) my friend cut for me, is perfect. You can't really see them and the toys stand on continuous surfaces rather than small acrylic risers. Radon and King Z need extra elevation, so I'll have a piece of 2x4 cut to raise them a bit higher (the rear riser is a 4x4, so a piece of 2x4 will be stacked on top of that block, to raise those 2 toys).
     
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    Grace you have a very beautiful vintage showcase I don't know where to put your eyes there are so many jewels inside that showcase that I don't even know where to look, maybe it's the simplest of all but that Diatryma caught my attention for some reason I've never been able to catch one and the worst thing is that I let go one of them in its original packaging, but I at least I Can admire it here in your collection in all its splendor.
     
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    I covet that Detergent Kameba.
     
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    Thank you Roger and Roger! :) Gratifying to hear that the toys are liked. I only collect things I like too!
    Just for you both, a very special toy (to me!), the ONLY surviving Japanese toy that my Mom gave to me. She gave me and my brother many cool Japanese toys when I was a tadpole -- they would all be quite expensive today, had they survived! Tin windups, friction toys, the real deal JP tin battery operated and windups, tin and plush toys that moved with a wired battery switch attached to critters, and lots of vinyl. Alas, we were both fairly destructive when we played with our toys, so they all got thrown out when they broke :x:x:x:x:x (no way of knowing they'd become collectors items). This was one of my very favorites (probably survived because I was actually gentle with it!), a tin duckie friction toy, the star of all of my vintage toys...
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    That king mai mai
     
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    This whole thread seeing people’s collections makes me happy.

    Someday I want a vintage. I passed up a Bullmark Baltan a couple years back for a killer price and I’m kicking myself in the arse for it.
     
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    Who are those cute blue and green guys in the background?!?
     
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    UglyDolls probably! The original creepy cutes ;)
     
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    That's a very cool duck!
     
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    Thank you Roger! My Mom had excellent taste in toys. All the Japanese vintage tin robots and animals (windups, friction, battery operated, etc...) that you see on Mandarake at rocket prices, were purchased fairly cheaply back in the day, and those are the toys we got to play with (I wished we saved them all! -- including the tin skiing Penguin :x:x:x). Her taste in monster vinyl was also very good! Not to mention all things mid-century modern furniture around the house (all long gone). The stuff we played with and lived within, are now featured in auction houses and vintage sales. Surprisingly, she did not collect anything! :shock: She was pretty minimalist about her possessions, long before there was a "sparking joy" movement :lol:.

    Ding! Ding! Ding! :D Rei is correct! Those little guys on "green stands" are Uglydoll Bottlecaps that were available in Japan, back in 2004. Size is 1.5 inches tall, including figure and base.The figures were blind packaged (in super cute Uglydoll opaque cellophane baglets, attached to Coca Cola bottles, as a freebie promo!) and were available when you purchased the soda. The promo was with Coca-Cola and Fanta products in Japan, and distributed only in JP! There were seven Uglydoll figure caps. When you collected them all, there was a coupon in the packaging, and you sent those in for a free heavy-weight Uglydoll cotton tote bag (sadly, I do not have the tote bag :(, it has Babo holding a bunch of Ugly balloons)
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    Left to Right: Tray, Jeero, Wage, Babo, Cinko, Target, and the chase was Ice Bat. Cinko and Target are brothers. These are technically "vintage" in the Uglydoll world, as they were the original releases before David Horvath and Sun Min Kim became "famous".

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    Bottom look at the cap: "Pretty Ugly LLC" (original trademark!), and just below "Sun Min & David" :)

    The tall blue guy with the spikey crown on his head is a Noupa (also created by David Horvath, but technically they are not Uglydolls). The Noupas (sanitation/garbage critters with "backpacks" named Gel) were also released in 2004, produced by Flying Cat toys. There were 16 standard figures, plus 4 special figures. I have a complete set somewhere (yet another lost box of toys in the house!). The one in the case is Water Dog (note the water line on his tummy :razz:)
    *Arms articulate and the Gel Backpack pops on and off (peg on backpack, fits into Noupa back).
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    The Noupa story line is preserved on the Martian Toys webstore...
    *Noupa is a sanitation pilot. He spends his days and nights keeping the streets clean with the help of his robot backpack...and best buddy...Gel. Noupa and Gel keep the streets of their city clean and safe from stinky trash. While going through some extra mysterious garbage, they come across an order for thousands of Super 7.5 bots. An order for so many Super 7.5 bots can only mean one thing...Security Monkey is planning to take over the city by order of the President! Noupa must seek out the hidden forces of nature and come up with a plan! Oooh!


    *Noupa is a heroic garbage man who organizes a small underground movement against the evils of Super 7.5 robots in a struggle of nature VS commerce.


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    p.s. sorry for the vintage derail, but in the Uglydoll world, all the original Uglydolls from 2000-2007 when original handmade Uglydolls by Sun Min could be adopted at Uglydoll shows, and the early bottlecaps and Noupas, are considered vintage :D.
     
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  19. Temporal Marauder

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    Oh man a whole new world of cool stuff to explore and look for. Thanks for the info!
     
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    You're very welcome!
    Just wait until I unbury all of my handmade Uglydolls! :D
     
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    traffic jam
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    @Mr. Humphreys WOW, talk about a shelf you could lose yourself in. Just glorious Grace! There are so many toys I am absolutely in love with, and I can see that that is a collection curated with great love and attention - the best kind! I am unable to even pick out any favourites, for fear of slightly any of the others which are incredibly worthy. If this is just one shelf, seeing your collection must be like visiting a toy museum. :)D I will all too gladly pay admission!!!) On to the other bonus pic, what are the wonderful little hedgehog family I spy there if I might ask? {those are some mighty attractive legs I see}

    @joshuajh You clearly have waaaaaay to many toys there Josh. However, lucky for you I have decades of specialised training that can help out in just such a situation. I will PM you my emergency contact number, and never fear, we will get you sorted.
    [PS - woooohoooo, it's Josh!! ^_^]
     
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    @joshuajh WONDERFUL stuff! :shock::shock::shock: Very partial to the Tigers of course! Lovely balloon blowers too! :shock: Can you please tell me the height of those blowers? Are they minis, and would they be capable of puffing up a real balloon? Also, in the third row up from the bottom there are two orange dinos -- to the left an orange w/green spine fins with a nose horn, and the second, an orange with blue side and back paints and two head horns; can you please tell me what those are and who made them? So nice! Good to see you posting again :)

    @ultrakaiju Thank you Stevie! I think it's my best vintage shelf, second only to the Tiger 7 shelf, which has the plush hedgie herd (gold stars for guessing correctly! :D:D:D). Not sure if the Tiger & hedgie shelf will stay that way, it's still a work in progress. Especially since....
    TAH DAH!!!

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    I FINALLY found those missing toy boxes! Some vintage, buta, and other kaiju. Will unpack tonight and see what's inside :razz:
    p.s. yes, I'll snap a pic of the hedgie herd soon!
     
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  24. ultrakaiju

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    Interesting point about those pachi guys, Grace. Although there is a large series of these with the mouth hole, I have never been sure that any were intended as balloon blowers like the Marusan figures. For one there is the size, these are roughly standard mini [Bullmark] size, and two there is the 'capacity' of each one. The holes are quite small, and the figures themselves don't let themselves to 'squeezing' all that much, so I'd honestly be surprised if this was the intent. Water blowers is maybe an option, but seems a little unlikely to me. I considered maybe it was a design choice, or to mimic the larger balloon blowers and sparker toys. IG user pachikaiju (who has one of the most impressive pachi figure collections out there I know of) has suggested that these may have been for the smaller 'water balloons'.

    This is certainly a possibility, and like a lot of bootleg toys, I would not be surprised if functionally, they left something to be desired. But in any case, they're wonderful toys. I love 'em, and really want to build an army.

    Those other guys you asked about are finger puppets from the Marusan originals pachi monster line.
     
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    I have very few vintage pieces and they’re small guys but you gotta start somewhere
     

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