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Discussion in 'Whatever' started by TiredChildren, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. ultrakaiju

    ultrakaiju Die-Cast Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum Colin, it is always great to see some new members here, especially other 'northerners. Definitely not too many Bluenosers around, or at least active, so that is extra cool. So whereabouts in Cape Breton are you from? I completely get the feeling of not having anything local, and it does make it hard at times. The internet makes things a lot easier these days. The board is a great place to connect with a lot of like-minded individuals, an incredible library of information on Japanese toys, and, once you get used to it, such an amazing community to be a part of. Take a look around, dive randomly into the various subforums (it can be a little overwhelming at first), read and check out the pics, and just enjoy yourself. Heck, get the GF on here too if she is into it. :razz: Don't be afraid to ask questions; despite our reputation, we are generally very helpful folks. You might want to start out in the Show Your Collection threads, I know how a collection can build up in seven years! Are you into any particular makers right now, and what brought you in? Anyways, welcome.

    And sorry for the overly long welcome. :mrgreen: JK, write more if you like. So much better than the usual "+1"s and "PMed".
     
  2. TiredChildren

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  3. ultrakaiju

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  4. The Moog

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    Yep & Yep.

    Welcome to SB, mate. You are among friends . . . mostly ;)
     
  5. xTehxWizardx

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    Sorry, I'm just now seeing this! Do it! I'm not sure if @HonkeyLips is on here but I bet he'd be into it too!
     
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    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Ray! I live in Los Angeles and I recently (as in the past 2 months) just got into collecting sofubi but i've known about it for quite a while now. I'm into a lot of different kinds of sofubi as well. I go to a lot of metal and hardcore/punk shows so if you happen to go to any in LA, let's meet up and hangout.

    My instagram is disturbedpushpitter so follow me if you want!
     
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  10. djkemp

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    Hello everyone,

    New to this fantastic forum, just started collecting mini bullmarks after a trip to Japan, im a UK based full time toy dealer myself but mainly dealing in british and european diecast, some action figures and of course robots! I couldn't help but fall in love with pretty much every toy i saw in Japan but decided to start with mini bullmarks, i'm sure i will be persuaded onto other things! will post a few pics in the mini bullmark topic later :mrgreen:
     
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    Welcome! I was a robot collector for many years before starting on vinyls (still am, but slowed down considerably when I shifted my focus). It easy to get sucked into this genre. I started off pretty focused too, but quickly started collecting all sorts of stuff. Now I have to store most of my stuff (no room to display them all). Ugh!
     
  12. ultrakaiju

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    Welcome djkemp! Definitely great to see some more people here who came this way through vintage toys. The mini Bullmarks are such an excellent place to start - super vintage toys but still relatively affordable, and, as an extra little benefit, easier to display too! :) Even better that you got into them through firsthand experience in Japan. So you do have a brick-n-mortar type shop, or is it just online sourcing of 'other toys?'
     
  13. Yuck!!!

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    I sometimes tell myself I could start a separate vintage collection of just mini Bullmarks, but I know it would be a bad idea (financially) if I ever did.
     
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    Vintage= blessing and curse all in one. Great, because you get all these cool toys with history behind them, unique crude sculpts- even bootlegs of those sculpts. Horrific because your bank account will be completely depleted! It's like peeling layers back on an onion, there's always something more underneath and you'll be crying over it soon enough!
     
  15. bondtoddbond

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    Hi Everybody. New to this group. My name is Todd and I've been collecting stuff my whole life (49 years). I have some vinyl pieces, newer and vintage along with comics, toys, James Bond, the list is endless. I collect what I like and not to invest or whatever. That has sucked some of the soul out of collecting. I am a graphic designer and was in the print industry a long time until that sort of busted. Now I work for a collectibles auction company in York, Pennsylvania and put together their catalog and do some marketing and whatever else needs done. I've seen this board a few times and thought it would be helpful to connect to people and find new things. Plus it's cool to share stuff with like minded collectors. I'm a fan of artist Geof Darrow and have picked up some cool vinyl pieces from Shaolin Cowboy and Rusty the Boy Robot recently.
    So thanks for reading, I'll gladly post some pics once I figure out that process.
    Todd
     
  16. solarfirewalker

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    What's up. I've been reading stuff for a few years on these boards, but didn't actually get registered until last week. I collect real head stuff and random others like uamou and glyos figures. Just scored my first Koningu (excited) and I like astro unkotsu by goccodo. I wish toygraph was still around because the old space troopers are pretty awesome! I'm excited about the new Star Wars movie. Nuff said.
     
  17. twinsticks

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    Hello all!

    43 year old Chinese guy from Hong Kong. I started collect sofubi toys since last year. Mainly collect Autopsy Babies of Miscreation Toys. Having my account activated to this board has opened my eyes for all the awesome figures and toys different companies have to offer, I´m glad I founded this forum.
    Liking also very much the HS, MVH and other figures. I have been educated quite much just by browsing this forum. Thanks to all of you for this!
     
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    welcome Johnson... is that your real name?
     
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    Yes, Adrian! :)
     
  20. DanUnbox

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    Hello folks

    My name is Dan and I am one part of Unbox Industries.

    I've been in the toy industry for nearly twenty years & worked for some real villains but managed to learn a little bit that helped me create our company.

    We have been working with quite a few people that feature on Skullbrain so I thought it maybe be nice to drop in once and a while and answer any questions you may have regarding what we do.

    Thanks

    Dan
     
  21. ultrakaiju

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    Welcome Dan. I am sure there will probably be a few people interested in seeing you on the forum - and maybe some raised eyebrows as well (heck, this is SB) - and I am sure you have lots of insight you can offer on this little area of collecting. Hopefully you can dig around here and maybe find a few things that might pique you own interests as well too.
     
  22. pigwig67

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    Hey everyone
    Brand new to the boards. My name is Sean, and I live in the Nashville TN area. Just started collecting about 6 months ago, starting with KR stuff, but quickly developed a love for Kaiju, Japanese vinyl, and older vinyl too.
     
  23. dago

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    Good start, welcome to the board Sean!
     
  24. 5k1nna

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    Hi everyone my name is luke and im from Sydney Australia. Been a toy collector for about 7 years now and love the different styles an cultures of toys an its tight knit communitys. You can catch me on instagram under 5k1nna as well if you wanna check out my toy hoard. Cheers
     
  25. Melody_Night.Mare

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    Nice to meet everyone, I'm Melody. I'm sure I already know a good handful of you from other places. Lifeling toy collector, gamer & guitarist. Big fan of JMRampage, Shirahamatoy, Purple Toys, TruTek, SlavexOne & many many more. I've been to Japan 11 times so Sofubi is nothing new to me, but I've been really getting into it in the past year or so. Not that it's any big deal to me, but I'm trans & just sayin' so in hopes that there's no drama stirred up in the future. Pleasure to meet you all.
     

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