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  1. The Moog

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    Yeah, my local Sainsbury's this weekend looked a bit ransacked, the Peanut Butter shelves were also completly empty, and the same for all the Breakfast cereal shelves.

    Fucking mental.
     
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    @skaldavsatanssol I've got to say, I lived in Kobe and am a massive fan (and buyer) of vintage toys. But I barely went to this shop the entire time I lived there, for reasons just like the above. I've heard some positive stories (mostly by people communicating by email), and there is no question KT posts some incredible vintage toy finds through their website and at auction, but man, shopping in person there was a massive headache. I don't know if they just automatically assume every gaijin walking through the door is some sort of tourist just interested in taking snaps - but trust me, there were no tourists randomly walking in their tiny old location, it was hard enough to find when you were on a mission to, and even if they did, I hardly think it was the type of place someone would randomly pass by and then go inside. Anyways, not disparaging the owners/workers there themselves, and while I don't share the harsh personal sentiments, because, as a result of the atmosphere they cultivated I barely (if ever) conversed with them, but I have told many people when visiting Kobe to check it, but to not have crazy expectations. I contrast this with Mandarake, which people might gripe on for being a massive chain and making money of reselling, but the staff there [in multiple locations in Osaka] were outstanding. In fact, I even contacted the store on several occasions to compliment them on the service. And that was a place where tourists definitely went in for the 'novelty' of it.

    TL;DR - Yes, and this is a shame.
     
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  3. skaldavsatanssol

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    That sucks you share similar experiences of Kobe Toy. Upon recollection the ones who told me they had issues with KT were actually Japanese so who knows! Either way, the guy is still doing well enough for himself in order to open a newer storefront and yes understandably so... the vintage there can be premium and accordingly so at premium prices no less. I mean, for the love of toys I could navigate the website but the experience has left a bad taste in my mouth.

    I would have to agree with you regarding the staff at the Osaka Mandarake locations. Plenty of nice service from these establishments over the years which has helped form my loving image of Osaka. Manda and the shops found in Denden Town will remain in my eternal visit list of which KT has now unfortunately been removed from.
     
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    A biggie-sized fuck you to my parents neighbors. My parents recently moved to a new suburban retirement community in Florida filled with upper-middle class Trumpers. They just found out one of their neighbors contracted Coronavirus and is now in ICU.

    Rewind the clock a week or so ago and this moron was talking about how it's no worse than the flu, it's a Democrat hoax, etc.

    Not only might they die from their ignorance, but they might have killed other people on the way.

    Fuck.

    You.

    Please, I hope everyone realizes a few weeks away from a bar or the movies ain't the end of the world, but it might be the end of someone else's if you're an arrogant prick about things.
     
  5. Mr. Humphreys

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    Stink bombs
    Legal to own but illegal to set off. That doesn't mean you can't eat massive amounts of RAW kale and prunes, and scent the aisles :oops:
     
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    I'd light your ass on fire if you did that.
     
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    ^^
    "Three dead in Kobe toy shop explosion likely caused by gas leak"
     
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  8. skaldavsatanssol

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    DON’T YOU FUCKING LOOK AT ME
     
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    Michigan is going on lockdown soon. There are over 300 cases confirmed in the state and its spreading like wildfire. A train carrying a massive amount of military tanks for the National Guard guard has been spotted making its way through. I can confirm this after seeing a coworkers video from a friend on it. Shit is about to get real. So this is fucking lovely.
     
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    Fuck me for being lazy. Being cooped up has just given me the ultimate reason to sit around, be lazy, put things off, sleep all day... :? Quarantine + depression are not a good match.
     
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    I had a similar experience with Ichiban Boshi in Koenji back in May. Two friends and I poked our head into the store to see the owner chatting things up with a woman, maybe his girlfriend or wife. He immediately stood up, made a face and said, "sorry, closed" making the "X" sign with his hands, but the woman stood up and said, "no, we're definitely open." It was like she wanted to end the conversation she was having with him.

    The place was tiny, and filled with boxes, so I did my best to stick my head in for a minute to see what I could see. The guy just kept glaring at me. I asked him about a particular figure, he just replied with a rapid series of "nos" before I could even finish my question. I thought to myself, fuck him, and went next door to Star Case.

    By the time I went back to Ichiban Boshi, one of my friends was dropping $500 on a Jumbo Machinder, and the guy's attitude had turned around 180 degrees. Was there anything else we were looking for? Were we going to be in Tokyo for a while? He was giving us his store hours in the hopes we came back. We never went back.

    Back in the 1990s, there were many Japanese people who did not like the idea of selling toys to foreigners. They didn't like the idea that artifacts from Japanese culture were leaving the country. The success of Yahoo Japan Auctions changed all that, though. For one, it got everyone digging through their attics to sell their old toys and increasing supply as a result. All of the sudden, things that were once considered rare were being auctioned on a regular basis. And then with the rise of proxy bidding services, anyone in the world could bid and win these things (for a fee, of course).

    Every once in a while when I experience unfriendliness from a store owner or hear a similar story from someone else, I am wondering if that old "keep our toys in Japan" sentiment is a factor.
     
  12. skaldavsatanssol

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    I’ve managed to have successful visits at Ichibanboshi. I didn’t find the owner to be rude but just a little blunt in his responses. I have however seen people mention that he can be a bit crabby and I can totally imagine that to be the case. This is potentially a thing amongst many toy shop across the board. Hell I just remembered this old goat at Nakano Broadway running a showcase area whinging that I wanted to inspect the toys without buying. He ended up apologising when I stressed that with vintage I can’t just grab whatever the fuck without looking first.

    Since I posted in the US Toy thread recently, I reread the preceding pages and saw that it used to be quite difficult to find their store open when it operated. Dennis offered the advice that people should phone before they rock up because many stores do their mail for the day and shut. Considering Kobe Toy and Ichiban Boshi both have an online presence, I’m wondering if this is a factor in them potentially not being accomodating. Then again, why have a store that looks open with the lights on and signage for visitors if that’s the case? :roll: This whole “keep our toys in Japan” thing is a new interesting perspective. Thank you.

    Side note to readers - You CAN NOT go wrong with Gojira ya around the corner from Ichiban Boshi. The owner there is nothing but a gentleman and has been in the game for a very long time and deserves the utmost respect. Hail! :thumbsup:
     
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    I love Gojira-ya, he has that big bin of magnet kaiju and gives free cans of coffee out.
     
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    That’s wild dude in Ichiban Boshi was so rude, Roger! I’ve only been there once in 2015, and although what I was interested in wasn’t for sale(came to find the original RxH Oni I asked about was his personal collection), he was really polite with me, let me take my time, and didn’t rush me or frown. Perhaps my minimal Japanese might’ve opened him up to my presence, but it was a pleasant experience for me. Though I did venture into a couple small eateries for breakfast, where, I was initially greeted to my Japanese, but was shooed the second they saw I was American. I stayed in Koenji for two months that year. Starcase was cool as shit, though. Man, that dude’s shop was PACKED.
     
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    A death in the family, corona-related or not, is extra abstract during a quarantine.

    Fuck everything.
     
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    David take a break. Sorry for your loss, I do get it. Pet your cat and hug a doll. We are almost at the anniversary of Chris passing on.

    Take strength in memory.
     
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    I am so sorry to hear that news, David. You have my sincerest condolences. :( This is indeed strange times we are living in, and I am sure that makes it extra difficult for you right now. Virtual hugs from away, and we're all here for any support at all you might need.
     
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    Fuck the parking cops waiting around to give people tickets at this bullshit time. Don’t they have anything better to do?

    Fuck that Cheeto for constantly blaming Obama, always have to blame the black man. Wonder if he would still be talking all that shit if the president before him wasn’t black.
     
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    so when Obama blamed Bush for shit did that make him a racist?
     
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    What did Bush do again? Start a war over oil and say it was to stop WMD? What did Obama blame Bush for?

    Cheeto is blaming Obama for shitty tests he left behind for a virus that hadn’t even been encountered. Cheeto constantly brought up whatever Obama would do, Cheeto has done worse and taken it to another level. Either way you look it, Cheeto is definitely racist.
     
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    Yeah, it's not Trump's racism that drives him to blame other people for his failings, it's his narcissism.
     
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    This is probably the most toy collecting FU ever, but fuck carts that don't hold items for you while you can actually type out simple sign in information. :(
     
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    Or both, let’s give him credit for being a giant pile of orange shit. If all those protesting the stay at home orders were minorities with guns, he wouldn’t be telling governors to make deals with them or that they are great people.
     
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    No. Denying Trump's blatant racism is stupid.
     
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    Guys, guys; you are talking about serious political issues, affecting hundreds of millions of people, when I am trying to rant about plastic dollies!!

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