Game of Hope 2019 - Los Angeles, CA

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  1. Russblue11

    Russblue11 S7 Royalty

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    I’m curious how this became a line if people are getting stabbed for sandwiches at Popeyes :lol:
     
  2. ultrakaiju

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    Wow, looks like it was a really great show, and so glad to hear that - even if the chased toys of choice were not always scored - people still had a great time. This is what it is all about. Massive thank you to Nicky for 1) providing that seat for this wait, and 2) taking the time to snap some photos and share them here with us. Interesting to hear that the line rules and the no photography more or less worked out [as much as one could expect in such a situation] in the end. Kudos to everyone on putting on an amazing show, massive thanks to Mori and all the artists for participating (and everything that came along with that), and hopefully the success of smaller dedicated events like this is a positive sign for other artists that their fanbase is worldwide and willing to show up and support them as much as possible. :thumbsup:
     
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    Haha, that’s because this was in California, not Maryland!
     
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    To be fair, we did discuss stabbing people.
     
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    Don’t just talk about it, b about it :twisted:
     
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    Oh I was worried at multiple points, but flippers and collectors, they just wanted their toys. I think everyone understood it's not worth dying over.
    Once the rules were explained (sorry to those who couldn't hear or didn't understand) but 75% understood that they need a wristband to line-up and had to be put in line by a staff member, and then the rest was gravy!

    It's incredibly difficult to run any kind of event, but this event came from a place of love for the artists and by the artists. They took a shot and having us doing something new, and using a system that hasn't been done before, mainly from my frustration through the years of poor line management at a variety of shows, sales, lotteries, etc.
    The store was set up in a way that allowed buyers to leave out the back. So buyers didn't get a chance to walk past the line and show them their goods.
    In the shop, I had to stop people from taking photos or even not using their phones. A lot of people using reference photos on what to get.
    I even helped one lady, because they basically went down a list of product that was never at the show. So I was happy to crush her and her flipper dreams.
    As much as I want to turn away any Asian mom who's potentially a body for a flipper, we can't gatekeep and kick people off the line based on their appearance.
    One of the highlights of the day was kicking one of the biggest known flippers off the line for shady shit.

    In the end, a majority of the people seem to be happy. I've heard a few grumblings, but nothing to paint this event as an unsuccessful one. It was a learning experience, and there's a few things that we would adjust if there are future events.
    Thank you to any of you who came, it certainly was one of my favorite days of the year.
     
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    manilagorila Toy Prince

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    I really do enjoy chatting with the other collectors while waiting in line, its also pretty cool to meet other international collectors that traveled abroad just to attend the show. Literally every piece they get has a story behind it. It makes me appreciate each piece I get, and the awesome friends I've made along the way.
     
  10. nicholasfung

    nicholasfung Toy Prince

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    Glad you got the saber @kubism!
     
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    Loving everyone's feedback. Please keep them coming and feel free to keep sharing the haul pics as well.
     
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    I need it to cross streams with someone else that has a saber XD
     
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    Now this is how we dooz it!! Nice work Nick & the gang fuck em up
     
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    I am obviously not the key target audience, but damned if that saber is not the best thing available for me. Having one (or a pair of those) to play battle with would be hours of fun I am sure. Congrats guys on some very nice hauls.
     
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    My IG states my toys aren't for sale. And I have since this past May switched my content to being only toys and made a personal account for all things non toys. So I think i'd prefer not to be a part of this bubble you have seemed to create. a few of my friends actually have a sort of similar setup where they stay focused on toy content on one account, and personal stuff on another.
     
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    #triggered
     
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