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

  1. Mr Fox

    Mr Fox Toy Prince

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    In recent years, I've found myself using a pop culture reference to people in my office, only to get blank stares in return. Considering many of them were born in the 1990s, I shouldn't be surprised...

    Off to Amazon to buy a flat cap, slippers and a pipe...
     
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  2. C E

    C E Fresh Meat

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    I'm new.

    Christoffer from Norway.


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    Stumbled upon your fine community and knowledge base on a day just like this, searching the interweb for plant based kaiju. Been lurking especially hard in the Gargamel, Target Earth, Marmit and M1 threads ever since. No collection to speak of, so please feed me Conifas and I'll start snapping and sharing pics [​IMG] Thanks for having me, and thanks to James for approving/activating my account!
     
  3. Smotemotem

    Smotemotem Toy Prince

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    Welcome! Off the top of my head, there's an M1GO Greenmons for sale over on the marketplace board. If I'm not mistaken, that board is invisible until you actually make an account, so be sure to check it out.
     
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  4. C E

    C E Fresh Meat

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    Many thanks, Daniel!
     
  5. IzzyRodriguez

    IzzyRodriguez Fresh Meat

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    Hey, I wanted to re-introduce myself here. It's been quite a while and I barely posted last time. I'd really like to be more active in the community.
    I'm a character designer and illustrator who also works for a local college. I love toys, monsters, punk, psychedelic rock, and comedy horror.

    I've been collecting for about 6 years now. My first taste of soft vinyl was in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. I initially saw the coke bottle Bandai Godzillas at Jungle and I was so enamored but so broke at the time. I just remember searching "translucent Godzilla toys" and it led me to Skullbrain, which lead me to catch the collecting bug. My first toy was the GID mini Tim Biskup Dragamel and I have been collecting ever since.

    I already know a chunk of you on IG, I'm IzzyRodriguezDraws
    I collect mostly T9G, Biskup, Bwana Spoons, Super7, Kasing Lung, and M1.
    Look forward to posting more toys here.
     
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  6. toothaction

    toothaction Team Tsubu Staff Member

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    Welcome, once again! Saying hello and posting a snap of some of your adoptions is a great way to (re)start, kudos.
     
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  7. IzzyRodriguez

    IzzyRodriguez Fresh Meat

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    Thanks for the warm re-welcome, David! Always loved your Butanohana pics!
    It's been a lil while since my last major adoptions, unfortunately. Last grab was my Shikaruna Dagigon. I was SO happy to find one in New York City, let alone anywhere in the wild. I want more.

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  8. 666doll

    666doll Mini Boss

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    Izzy! That's my daughters name. Welcome (back)
     
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  9. Sophie_Sofvi

    Sophie_Sofvi Fresh Meat

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    Hiya...London based toy lover and arty fart here. Currently wallowing in a Bullmark/m1Go/Marmit hazy lockdown. Painting some cheap knock offs and life drawing is getting me through. Not been in a scene since grindcore gigs and roleplaying groups, so feels good to say hi at last.
     
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  10. rattanicus

    rattanicus S7 Royalty

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    Really great pics on your ig!
     
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  11. ultrakaiju

    ultrakaiju Die-Cast Staff Member

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    Welcome to the board @Sophie_Sofvi , you have found the right place at last! :) If there were any toys I would suggest you isolate yourself with, I think you've already checked off the key companions. Agree with Rei, really nice IG feed; I see you've got great taste. :thumbsup: Also nice to see another Londoner around these parts, even in these times, still good to build some regional communities.

    Welcome, share, learn, and most importantly, enjoy.
     
  12. Sophie_Sofvi

    Sophie_Sofvi Fresh Meat

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    Thanks guys, appreciate it - still learning how to do the the old photo snaps. At work I'm known as the companies worst photographer, so I'm printing this and sending to my boss. Goal is for no photoshop apart from some colour backgrounds....why...why whhyyyyyyyyy. Not quite there yet.

    Appreciate the warm welcome.
     
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  13. SteveGo

    SteveGo Fresh Meat

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    Hey everyone! I'm fairly new to the Soft Vinyl toy scene. I think I found my way to toys via Mondo movie posters. I purchased a couple of pieces that I had to end up selling because they were indulgent purchases that I really couldn't afford. I'm now in a place, financially, where I can truly begin to start my collection in earnest.

    Some favorites artists of mine are Retroband, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Science Patrols, Rampage Toys, and many more.

    I hope to meet fellow collectors and attend shows once the world is in a place to permit them.
     
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  14. ultrakaiju

    ultrakaiju Die-Cast Staff Member

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    Welcome to the board @SteveGo. Not a usual pathway I don't think for folks finding their way to the board, but you have come to the right place. It's a hobby that takes a lot of balance, one I think even after years/decades of collecting, people still have to work on. My advice would be to take it slow, avoid impulse purchases, and buy what you love versus following trends. These things will save you from unnecessary purchases, and end up building things you will treasure for a long time; it's about patience and the long game in this hobby. Cheers!
     
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  15. coma21

    coma21 S7 Royalty

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    Oh man I didn’t even see the introductions pop back up hello new comers ask questions deep dive in threads and steer clear of the Nag thread :lol:
     
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  16. Zontar

    Zontar Fresh Meat

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    If it makes you feel any better I get the same thing.
     
  17. Zontar

    Zontar Fresh Meat

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    Hi there mine name is Paul. Been collecting vinyl for 30 years. Always loved the sculpts and designs. Being a sculptor I always wanted to find a way to bridge my sculpting and collecting interests together. About 12 years ago not having much money I sorted a way to make vinyl like toys using neoprene and stone molds. I had great success with this for years but still wanted to make vinyl toys. After much investigation and research I put together my own tiny vinyl company Mile High Sofubi. Now I make my toys from vinyl and have the pleasure of working with talented folks across the country, and world for that matter making vinyl toys for them.
    Thanks for having me!!
     
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  18. ultrakaiju

    ultrakaiju Die-Cast Staff Member

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    Welcome Zontar. Have definitely heard the name thrown about, so it is good to have you on the board. As the hobby expands, it's always interesting to see new ways it is developing and influencing others.
     

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