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Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by JAY, May 5, 2008.

  1. toothaction

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    Well...






    I'm told you are a liar...
    How unfortunate,
    As your toys always seemed true
     
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    Who/wtf are u talking about?
     
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    For chrissakes can u people stop being so cryptic? Who are YOU now talking about?
     
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    My stupid comment was neither here nor there. Hitting the pub is a regular way of winding down after a stressful day after all, but I was referring to the concert photos posted on the targetearth instagram.
     
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    @patrickvaz: Haha, well I guess it could pull double duty, but it was intended as a little haiku for Sato-san. Figured that would be clear.
     
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    Great haiku! Personally I was wondering whether you lifted it from somewhere or if you wrote it.
     
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    Ok, so just to be clear nobody has any actual proof (jokes that no one gets and idiotic haikus don’t rly count)?
     
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    Hey! That haiku was legit! But yeah, pretty much. Though if you scroll back to previous thread page there's some hearsay :roll:
     
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    Classic move to make an outrageous claim without actually backing it up.. twice in fact!
     
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    Man this page has turned into a clusterfuck of nonsense.. and yet I see @JMRampage who threw down the claims is online and liking posts without clarifying his scandalous posts. I'm a fan of Target Earth toys but it's pretty alarming to hear this guy has been faking being seriously ill for years and for what? An excuse to be late/lazy on orders? Sympathy?
     
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    I can say that I'd heard the rumor before the post, but, now that it's out of the bag, the closest that I suppose we can come to substantiating it right now is taking the word of a fellow boardie who claims he was told this directly by a respected maker that he's worked with, said maker being a long-time colleague of the subject of said rumor. At this point I guess you either trust Jon or you don't, and by extension trust Mr. Akamatsu or not, as...

    Outside of a direct statement coming from Mr. Sato, or Mr. Akamatsu going public with the information, I suppose it's just a speculators game.

    A giant bummer however it all shakes out, that's for sure.
     
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    I have no absolutely reason to distrust Akamatsu, and also I have no vested interest (I any way shape or form in either direction) in TE. But, yeah, people can decide to believe whatever they wish to.

    Strange world we live in. Some messed up people out there. I mean, just look at who the ol’ US of A has at the helm :roll:

    EDIT: in addition, I’m under the impression that Sato is under pressure to fulfill his orders, so hopefully he eventually does.
     
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    Hmmm this whole thing has been on my mind today (thankfully taking up space from thinking about all of this other global shit).. Target Earth toys are supplied through M-World right? They are a big supplier for a lot of sofubi fans and sure their pricing can be a bit crazy, but it's a whole other level if they are covering for/enabling Target Earth in this whole scam. That's even if it is a scam.. I still feel 50/50 on this thing.

    What's the deal @JMRampage ? If Sato has been faking it why bring it up now? And on the other hand if he has actually been sick then why try and cause trouble for the guy while he is struggling?

     
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    This news is tough to hear if true. Being under pressure would make sense, if M-world customers are complaining.
    I'm more concerned about the Gate Guard release through SB, that doesn't have the protection of an agent like M-World. Will we ever receive those now?
     
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    That was never an SB release. I will refund you. I already refunded others. Only four people ordered that, I covered the balance of the orders. I also paid for over $5 grand of other TE dolls!

    I doubt we ever get another doll.

    Please leave me out of the board discussion.

    Jon is lying about Sato.
     
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    This is not accurate, as a matter of fact M-World is still the acting agent for TE and unreleased dolls:

    Parabola A

    Machine Gorilla

    Planet Phantom

    There are no longer any other dolls being made to my knowledge.

    "If you get seriously ill, your physical strength will not return easily."

    That quote is directly from Mr. Sato. I don't need to say, I am "under the impression" or I heard something through the grapevine business. I trust the word of the man in question. I look at his whole volume of work. I respect Mr. Sato, for abilities and I am thankful for his dedication.

    Maybe ask Jon to chime in about an email he sent me last December?
     
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    Also, I was able to personally get over 200 Target Earth dolls into fans hands over a decade. Mostly privately so it did not generate useless hype.

    What the hell would I know?
     
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    For what it's worth, regarding whomever said what about whom faking illness...

    It's not shocking to hear a white knight, marginalised view towards mental health issues, illness etc.

    Physical illness often lead's to severe mental health issues, which even to the afflicted; are hard to identify. Compared to say, a throat surgical scar of a physical disease.

    Folks who throw stones often have a motivation, but in most circles spreading gossip, even from a respectable person, is bad form.

    That very mindset forces the same effect as this modern plague now facing all of us.

    Which of us will keep our mind, if our health fades?
     
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    Lying - no such thing - and a baseless accusation. Period.

    I’ve simply decided to break my silence about what I was told. If one wants to make merchandise to sell as a means of making a living (or supplementing it as the case may be) but not deliver after being paid - you deserve time be called out.

    That’ll be the last I say to this. Ignoring this thread henceforth.
     
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    Let's see, you talk trash on our current leader yet use the same play book of non answers?

    Classic.
     
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    WOWSERS!!!

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    This is labeled as a test paint version. Reminds me of some shit I’d see in a White Zombie video.
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    I don’t know what “Murasakikuro paint” means, but that’s what it’s labeled as.
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    I’ve also never seen a solid silver Mecha Kong painted on the navy blue vinyl.
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    damn that Mecha Kong wasn't cheap. And the best part is missing. Where is the little evil genius?!!
     
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    Could I ask a favor of you Target Earth monitors? If a Yamira/Yummiela with a primarily green color scheme should ever pop up, would one of you please bring to my attention, please and thanks?
     

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