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  1. ultrakaiju

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    Welcome to the board Arturo. Is there a particular focus to your toy collection, and what brought you in to SB? You know, you're actually in luck, well sort of. There is (or used to be) quite a big scene of very good SB folks down Chicago way. Check it out here if you like. I mean, an hour is a fair chop, but for a SB get-together, or heading out to come nice events (G-Fest!!!) I'd say it is worth the occasional long commute. Some of us would indeed welcome the proximity. Anyways, just throwing it out there in case you didn't know. Welcome!
     
  2. elhefe

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    Thanks for the welcome. Collection focus? MVH of course. Also works by tkom, shirahamatoy and guumon. And gamarah's. One of my favorite recent sculpts. I also really like what redhotstyle has been doing. I don't remember what drew me in to SB but I love just reading through all the comments regarding toys. Some funny shit. And I wasn't aware of the Chicago toy scene. I'm usually out of the loop tho. I'll check out that section. Thanks.
     
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    Hi Abel! :razz: (sorry, couldn't resist)
     
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    Ha. Nice.
     
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    Hi I'm from South Louisiana. I was drawn to Super 7 when the Alien Reaction figures first hit. I preordered the Alien Egg Chamber Playset and followed Reaction over to Funko. I got all of the Super 7 Masters of the Universe Reaction figures and was very impressed with the quality! I am glad to see Reaction back at Super 7. I'm very much excited about the remaining Nostromo crew for Alien, The Planet of the Apes figure, Iron Maiden's Eddie, etc! I've always been a big Star Trek fan so I wouldn't mind seeing Super 7 redo what Funko did and maybe get us a more in depth line from all the different shows. I would also love to see a few other properties from my childhood like V, Battle Star Galactica, Battle Beyond the Stars, Buck Rogers, Lost in Space, Dark Shadows, Land of the Lost, etc in Reaction.
     
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  6. ultrakaiju

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    Welcome to the forum, and hap tip to you, sir, on the handle. Some classic BSG in the ReAction line would be pretty cool, but I doubt they could improve much on the classic Mattel series, and I think the intent is to focus on some unproduced stuff. Similarly with a few other licenses you mentioned there, though some Star Trek figures from the original series would be nice, since generally the movie ones were so limited. But definitely, I am sure you are among a good number of fans of the line that would love to relive their childhood joy see more characters covered.

    Are you also collecting kaiju/sofubi? There is a bit of discussion here for action figures, ReAction, and the occasional 'misc' toy, but you might have to dig around a bit. Enjoy the exploration!
     
  7. Super_Shogunator

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    Hello
    New member from UK & France here. As my avatar name may suggest, I came accross sofubis via one of my other niche interest, ie Japanese robots, which led to discovering Super 7 via the Super Shoguns series, and getting exposed me to their vinyls, while also discovering the Marmit brand after I found a vinyl Grendizer from their Legend of Fierce Robots series. I have a small collection, mostly what I can find in the UK, where I am based, including some vintage kaijus, some more recent, and a few modern vinyls. I have to admit to owning two Funko Pop figures as well (the ony General Klaytus I have seen).
     
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    Welcome! Great to hear a story like that, spreading and growing the love for Japanese robots and toys. And as a fellow fan of Go Nagai and giant robots, you'll find some of that love here too. :razz: Looks (and sounds) like you are off to a great start already, that is a really nice MG sneaking in in your image. Hope you enjoy Skullbrain (and its many crazies)!
     
  9. The Moog

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    You will have to tell me the secret places you found stuff like that here in the UK.
    There is nothing like that for sale around my neck of the woods . . .

    Welcome to the board mate.
     
  10. ultrakaiju

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    ^ Ha, yeah, I was sort of wondering about that myself. I did put out feelers for a recent trip to London, but came up empty. But honestly, outside of Japan, you seem hard pressed to find any sorts of kaiju/Japanese toys, except for the well-known exceptions, and increasingly rare random treasures you might find at an antique or collectables shop (I am looking at you, Rei! :razz: ).
     
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    Not really a secret, but quite some time hunting on ebay. Postage and exchange rates (thanks to Brexit!) make it prohibitve buying from abroad but from within the UK, you can get good bargains. Probably works best if you are into the older stuff than into the more modern stuff (it seems the MOTU vinyls from Super 7 are unknown here!) Nevertheless I agree sofubis are rather niche here, unlike those damn Pop! figures.
    Makes me think thta the only time I saw sofubis in London, that was at the Orbital comic shop, in their old toys cabinet. There was a MechaGodzilla and a Godzilla at a fairly decent price.
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome, it is indeed a MG sneaking on the avatar pic. Ah, if only they had made a Shogun MG...
     

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