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  1. Fedhai

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    There not really cool toy/geek shops in Marseille, even in Paris the toy scene is really poor compare to US (It seems to me). I think the last toy paradise is Japan (for how much longer ?). I would like to go back there (fist time I went I wasn't collect sofubi yet) maybe for the superfestival. I really love butanohana to but I try to limit myself at some toys companies, certainly later. As soon as I can I post pics of my collection (I'll buy a little photo studio for good pics). I discover a lot of things every day on this board and what is fascinates me about Sofubi scene is the craft side, the fact that we feel that there are men behind these toys that make them with passion. Thanks
     
  2. ciphe

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    My name is Michael, I live in Los Angeles, CA. I'm new to the forum and have been collecting for about 12 years.
     
  3. Neelix

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    My name is Rachel, I'm from Sydney Australia. I've been collecting toys for just over 11 years. Collecting fluctuates depending on the Australian dollar as can be an expensive hobby when shit currency and international postage is included.
     
  4. Isodrin

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    Hello my name is Cyrus, I am a poster child for diabetic coma's, a Jim Jones revivalist and I live in Houston TX. I get a kick out of soft vinyl, all of it makes me laugh, and I hope to one day bring the fucking pain. Thank you.
     
  5. SstatusSkuo

    SstatusSkuo Toy Prince

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    Sweet, another member from Houston. Hope the flooding these past few days didn't hit ya too bad.
     
  6. Robotic Industries

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    Hi all,

    I'm a toy artist and collector living in the UK, just outside Cambridge. I post my artwork under the name Robotic Industries, its mainly custom vinyl and resin pieces. I'm looking to learn about and pick up more kaiju and vinyl toys.

    Cheers, Jim.
     
  7. FuriousPurpose

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    Hi all,
    I am Mark from the UK, I've been collecting "art" toys since about 2005 and I got one or two Kaiju / Sofubi pieces early on without really knowing what they were just that I loved them - they turned out to be Toygraph Space Troopers.
    The next significant Kaiju piece I picked up was a Realxhead Shinto-san, and these two lines are still my main obsession, though more escape me than ever get into my hands!

    I also collect some Kaiju influenced pieces from western artists, Jeff Lamm's Real Fighting Greasebat and Lamour Supreme's Mongolion. Plus I collect tons of other toys too though I try not to! Used to buy a lot of 3A but stopped that, now a few HotToys have crept onto my shelves and I try to keep my eyes open for new artists making cool stuff.
     
  8. maxaltoman

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    Good choice :)
     
  9. FuriousPurpose

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    Thanks! Except of course for how impossible it is to get hold of more now :)

    Managed to get my collection up to 18 including some Ghost Trooper variants, but have not been able to find anymore for a few years...
     
  10. boon velvet

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    Well you do have a better chance now , Mark.

    Not that it happens that often, but space troopers definitely pop up here. I think it was just last month that someone put about 10 or so up for sale.
     
  11. FuriousPurpose

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    Thanks :) Shame I wasn't here a month ago! But great to know that some appear from time to time.
     
  12. blingaling

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    Hi all!
    Total Fresh Meat to the scene here.
    I'll try to keep my intro short and relevant.
    Grew up in Hawaii in the 80's, so Sentai Rangers and Ultraman had a massive cultural impact on me from my early days. Still a great lover of Kaiju flicks.
    I started collecting with polystone statues, VG memorabilia, and art prints about 5 years ago.
    Very recently got into vinyl through poster/MTG artist Mike Sutfin and his Mad Battle Man figures.
    I'm still in the "everything is shiny and I want it all" phase. Haven't quite settled into what I want to concentrate on, but I love Hedos and GID stuff.
    Got a bunch CAST, Vinyl Wars, a few recent unbox releases and other random stuff. Pretty much everything so far is on my IG @blingalingading
    I'll be lurking and trying not to act the fool.
    Cheers!
    Bob
     
  13. ultrakaiju

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    Welcome to the forum Bob! Great to see some folks from Hawaii on here, as I know the islands have spurred (and maintained) a lot of the interest in tokusatsu shows and kaiju. Love to hear your stories growing up around the unique exposure to that. Kikaida especially, as I understand it, was huge there. Not to mention all the unique vintage stuff [re]released for the Hawaiian market. Anyways, warm welcome, and from the sounds of things you will find a lot of interesting stuff here on the forum. Take some time to dig through the old posts, it is really a wealth of knowledge.
     
  14. blingaling

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    Appreciate the welcome ultrakaiju. You're correct that I did indeed get the best of both worlds, tons of older live action stuff on top of classic animation, all on broadcast tv. Even better if you had a friend with NHK in their cable plan. Kikaida was pretty big, at the time it didn't grab me for lack of mecha. We didn't have the money for the ubiquitous import toys. Luckily I'm not trying to track down the vintage stuff that I missed just yet.
     
  15. toothaction

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    Half the battle is surely won! Enjoy your stay. :D
     
  16. aarnfnchr

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    Hi. New guy here. I'm not much for introductions so I'll keep it brief. Colorado guy that likes Sofubi/Kaiju. I've been collecting for about 5 years, started out with designer vinyl which fizzled out pretty quick and moved onto bootlegs and Kaiju. I go to DCon every year. Looking to further my collection and meet some like minded people. Not a lot of Kaiju happenings in Colorado unfortunately.
     
  17. infiniteneeya

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    Whoops forgot the intro - been lurking for a while, @infiniteneeya on insta. Been going to Tokyo almost every year since 2010 but wasn't into this particular hobby until last year (always just traveled there just for the clothes shopping and to visit friends), so this year's trip is my first real toy hunt experience. If anyone lives there or is poking around at the start of October, would love to meet up!
     
  18. toothaction

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    Allow me to be the first to welcome you!* Read the FAQs, keep poking around, and do share some pictures of your soft vinyl spoils when you get the time.


    *And the first to see if you're accepting want lists already from needy boardies that want to share your eyes in October! ;)
     
  19. jhsu

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    Hi, I'm Justin, a Montreal collector and new to the Forum :)

    Started getting into BE@RBRICK 400% & 1000% 3-4 years ago and stumbled onto INSTINCTOY (hence the profile pic) last year and have been addicted to sofubi since!

    I'm still all over the place with my collection, mostly collecting pieces I like with no particular platform that I pursue. Looking to collect more, learn and chat more about sofubi :)
     
  20. ultrakaiju

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    Bienvenue and welcome Justin! Glad to have you hear. Always really thrilled to see some new Montréal 'brainers. You might be interested in the local thread discussion, in case anything sets up for a Montréal area meet:
    http://www.skullbrain.org/bb/index.php?threads/tabernak-où-sont-les-canadiens.45282/

    I am a rather hodge-podge collector myself; just buy what I like. There is absolutely zero shame in it. Ensures you always have toys you really love and aren't beholden to silly trends. I look forward to seeing some pics of your collection. Welcome to the board, enjoy your stay!
     
  21. jhsu

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I'll definitely check out the Montreal thread!
     
  22. gaijin665

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    Hey thereeeeeeeee...

    So I posted outside of this thread, before heading here first. That's deff my bad... sorry. Anywho, hi all collector here from Maryland, just outside Washington DC. Looking to learn more about Sofubi, and new Kaiju, and all sorts of stuffs that are new to me! Most of my experience is with KR and 1/6 vinyl pieces.

    Gimme a shoutout if you're local to the DMV! :D
     
  23. Ethan

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    Welcome! I drive by SS every day (495 FML). Enjoy the wealth of information.
     
  24. gaijin665

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    Ughhhhhhh.... 495. We live, we die, we live again. Totaled my car last year, right near that curve at the Mormon Temple. Deadly stretch of road that one.

    Cool though! Nice to see some Marylanders here! Me and a buddy are the only two collectors I know very well in the DMV.
     
  25. gazpacho

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    I grew up in Baltimore, but have no idea what the dmv is besides the dept of motor vehicles..
     
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