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  1. MoonspellxRites

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    im still newer here but WELCOME! very happy to see more people involved with tattooing being more active here lol
     
  2. toothaction

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    @TattooDougHardy Welcome, Doug. Lovely origin story, sir. It's always nice to hear about 'mericans that were exposed to proper kaiju toys when they were young. One thing --- I'm all for people working on their artistic skills, but I do have a request: don't practice on any of the toys that you see here! Go the platform or designer toy route until you feel up to snuff, and only then start in on Japanese Vinyl Abuse, heh.

    Ask away and enjoy your stay.
     
  3. ultrakaiju

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    Welcome Doug! You know, funny thing, a vintage Takkong is actually is what drew me into this crowd as well. You definitely grew up on the right stuff, so I am sure you will find lots on the board that touches all the right areas and rekindles that love.
     
  4. TattooDougHardy

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    Haha, I'm actually seeking out blanks to practice on more than anything. I have a couple of white King Negoras that I purchase from Mark Nagata a couple years back, and on my recent trip to Japan I picked up a blank Baltan, Jet Jaguar, small GID Kanegon, and I have another couple blanks in the collection as well. Also the new Max Toy gashapons are going to be fodder for my sure to be rough first tries as well as some of those cheap small vinyl stormtrooper helmets that are around right now. For the vintage stuff, I won't touch them, just display! haha.

    And yeah, this trip finally got me a Bullmark repop of the Takkong that I had as a child. I don't mind reproductions at all, especially since they come from the original molds! Sure it would have been great to get an original, but the savings certainly makes me happy that I have that beautiful weirdo in my hands again!
     
  5. Paulkaiju

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    Can we just BAN this flipper already?
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  6. eckotyper

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    I like your style Paul.
     
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    Yeah this dildo is flipping the mvh summer/halloween set right now, GTFO @ciphe
     
  8. Sekure

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    Hi guys, after a number of forum members continue to ask why I am not on here I have jumped on board. Good to see a forum still exist these days when all the ones I used to use are long gone.

    I am Aussie and go by the artist name Sekure D, will continue to have a look around and see how many familiar faces I can spot.

    Cheers
     
  9. ultrakaiju

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    Welcome Sekure! Always nice to see some new people come in to the board. And there are a few other Aussies on here as well, so you guys make a pretty decent contingent here. Let us know what your interests are, what brought you here or into collecting, etc., or hey, just talk toys. :)
     
  10. Sekure

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    Thanks @ultrakaiju

    Yes I see some familiar faces. I am a sneaker guy at heart, been collecting 17 years, toys have absolutely always been there though and in that time I flipped from action figures to Western Vinyl, been customizing for about 10 years and managed to get in tonnes of shows and work with great brands like Kidrobot. I have also made some of my own toys and released my first resin toy last year. I blame a few of the members here for getting into sofubi actually haha. I just never really understood it but went to Soft Vinyl Garden this year and the sense of community and comradery reminded me of what I used to look forward to at sneaker events in the early 2000s. Been sucked in ever since.

    A ZUG was my first sofubi purchase so I am stuck on MVH, I speak to PLT and love his sculpts so I collect his work, the Autopsy Babies by Miscreation and some RXH (they kind of reminds me of my love of action figures) are a few of the things I collect so far.
     
  11. Anti Social Andy

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    But where's the love? :twisted:
     
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  12. Fedhai

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  13. Nate

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    He changed his name on ebay. LOL
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    Welcome, I am fairly new or actively fairly new to SB. It's been fun and informative....
     
  15. DarkellJoanahson

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    Hey all,

    My name is Ted. I'm 20 years old and from San Francisco. I got into the hobby a few months ago thanks to a friend of mine. I'm a longtime tokusatsu fan too(mostly Kamen Rider and Super Sentai), so the overlap in the hobbies made it a little more natural. I started off collecting casually, but as time went on I found myself getting a package in the mail every week. Some of my favorite makers are Le Merde, Super 7, Redhotstyle, and Samuraidoll. If I had to pick a favorite toy in my collection, it'd either be my Bad Hair Day Burgerbuns (the first painted release) or my Bwanna Spoons painted Gargamel Hedoran. You can find me on instagram @DarkellJoanahson

    Oh, and I just bought my ticket for D-con and can't wait for it. I can already feel my wallet hurting.
     
  16. andyspurs85

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    Hey guys!

    Toy collected based in London. I've been collecting vinyl for about 10 years now but that was mostly smalls. It's only in the last few years that I've started collecting more substantial pieces.

    Big Super 7 and Restore fan but the latter are mega hard to get hold of in the UK. Only ever used the Kidrobot forum before and was told to check out Skullbrain so here I am!

    Hopefully I can build my collection further through SB and make new friends in the process.

    You can find me on Instagram as andrewsanders1985, toy photos and all other loves of my life on there!

    Please be gentle!!!!
     
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  17. The Moog

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    Always nice to see another UK collector join-up.

    Welcome aboard, mate!
     
  18. KingGorx

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am KingGorx, Or Willy. I have been collecting sofubi for over a year now. I have always been a person who was attracted to collecting, many things over the years. Toys as a kid sure, to cards, to stamps, to coins, to minerals, you name it. What finally drew me into the sofubi and kaiju world was collecting Kidrobot toys for about a year before I caught sight of all the monsters to be had! Around that time I got my first piece of real sofubi. It was a blank flesh vinyl Horumora, made by Jetturre, since I held that piece its been a non stop journey. Spending as much time as I can learning about the art, the artists, the fans and collectors and just trying to immerse myself in this endlessly creative world of collecting. After spending some time learning what artists I enjoy most, I started to hone in my sights on people like Splurrt, MVH, Paul Kaiju, Miscreation Toys and MANY others with a similar horror style. That said, I also love lots of artists with many different styles across the board. I am here to share my love for this art form and hopefully expand my knowledge with the people who know the most about it. I am also here to trade for or buy new works, or to sell any of my no longer wanted pieces at retail or less. I hope to make friends here and expand my knowledge of this amazing art form.

    Thanks for reading.

    -KingGorx/W.D.E.

    @KingGorx
     
  19. stinkupuss

    stinkupuss Toy Prince

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    i hate everyone here
     
  20. kichigai

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    Herbert Herbert Herbert

    Are you Herbert?
     
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  21. stinkupuss

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    i'll gladly be a herbert... too many non herberts round these parts

    fuck [expletive deleted] avatars
     
  22. shincartoon

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    Hello everyone! I'm Thomas. nope, I am not Nigo, I am originally from South Korea but I have been working as a 3d modeler in LA for 8 years. My English grammar is horrible so please understand if my writing is like a kindergarten kid.

    I have been a toy collector all my life but recently I felt an urge to break free from toys and focus more on my family... which is not working as I thought... just can't stop collecting...

    I have been absent from skullbrain for the last couple of years, I just lost my interest in sofubi... I went back to collecting action figures and vinyl banks. but in 2015 I discovered warui zonbi while searching maba zombie pictures on the internet... warui zonbi looked so close to maba that I absolutely had to have them. it said they were going to debut at DCON 2015 in LA. Yes!!!!! I went to DCON for the very first time

    and was absolutely blown away by everything.

    Paul Kaiju, MVH, Retroband, so many artist pieces at TAG, Japanese sofubi... the illustrators.... painters.... wow.......... I have only been to SDCC but this was totally different. This was ART. This was a changing point in my life. It was like I went from a child and actually aged and grew up and became an adult in the toy collecting world. I can't believe I have lived in LA but did not know about DCON. I lived in LA for so long but this is the second year that I went and it just gets better. oh well better late than never.
    Right now I am scrambling to buy all the cool stuff that I missed in the last couple of years. but there is more than that. My life has reached a turning point.

    I am back to collecting sofubi and vinyl figures. I can proudly say that this time, I am here to stay.

    Fuck action figures.

    okay that is my life story. such a long hello... but hope you guys can say hi if you see me on the boards. I am still learning the ropes so if you see me making mistakes that are frowned upon in posts, please let me know. Thanks.
     
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  23. jhsu

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    Wow BAPE - Awesome Intro!

    My current goal is to attend DCON one day - hope to see you there one year!
     
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  24. The Moog

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  25. ultrakaiju

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    Welcome [back] Bape. Nice to see someone re-discover the hobby anew. Excellent post and the perfect place to share a little background.
     
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