Toys Are Us - a revolution in plastic

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  1. Robert DeCastro

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    Just finished viewing the DVD and wanted to share some comments.
    I thought it rocked viciously!! It was short but def freekin sweet. Now I know what Glenn sounds like in person, hehe. I enjoyed all the interviews with our own Brian Flynn & Frank K., The interveiw with Mars-1 was a bit wierd tho. Half the time I didn't know wtf he was talkin bout. The in documentary interviews with Mark Nagata and the others was very intertaining and fun to watch. If you ever have someone come over and "not get" your vinyl hobby this dvd is a great way to give them an idea what it's all about. I highly recommend the DVD. A big thanks to Docatomic AKA Brian Stillman for the "Skullbrainers" discount on the DVD. Folks, get yourself a copy. You wont be dissapointed! I've already seen it twice in a row and am about to watch it again.

    Yo Brian S. keep up the great Job. I'll buy em as long as you can make em.

    www.xrayfilms.net get yer self a copy and if you're a skullbrainer you may even get a discount :D
     
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    good lookin' gonna get mine .......fo' sho...
     
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    I know I'm in the minority, but I just don't feel the need to watch a movie about something I collect.
     
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    2 thumbs up.
    as I said before contains interviews with 3 members of this board. isnt that enough???
    buy 10 copies
     
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    Thats cool. It's not unusual. My brother collects comic books and would never touch magazines about them so I kinda know what you're talking about. I like it cause it gets me pumped up and re-energized about my collection and about collecting in general.
     
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    definitely have to check this out...
     
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    what song is that in the preview video?
     
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    Mindless Self Indulgence - Shut Me Up
     
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    you watch it for the freaks...duh... :twisted:
     
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    Its a pretty good video about the Vinyl scene in general, for someone who has never heard of it.I watched it twice and a few of the extended interviews.

    Constructive crit:When you have more than one person your interviewing talking about a toy that started the scene, or an artist who started the scene, you should at least flash to a pic of the toy.That way the people at home know what B.Flynn or Kozik are talking about when they are going on about Kid Hunter, Hikaru, or bounty hunter.They even mentioned the Michael Lau, but showed no pics of the original toys.
     
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    I'm also in the minority. Seems too Western and I'm not sure what I would gain from watching it (not trying to be a snob or elitist) that I haven't learned off the web. I'm more curious about Toy Punks cause of the Japanese personalities.

    I'm just not excited by most of the ancillary products: clothing, video, skateboards, sneakers, bandanas, prints, books etc. I'm just interested in the toys & tokusatsu and I think I have a good sense (in my opinion) of what works and doesn't work for me.
     
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    Didn't see anywhere to purchase this online. Any online stores selling it?
     
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    Thanks for the kind words, guys. I've tried to avoid pimping the film on the board -- I came here because I dig SB and Japanese toys, and I didn't want to come across as just trying to take advantage of a marketing opportunity. But I do appreciate the props.

    Anyway, since you brought it up -- Any Skullbrainer who wants a copy can get it at a discount -- just email or pm me or whatever and I'll hook you up.

    I'd rather not clog up the board talking about my film, so if anyone's got any questions about it -- or questions about making indie docs in general -- feel free to email or pm me and I'll be happy to talk.

    Now... I can't wait to see Toy Punks! That film looks like it'll be GREAT! :)
     
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    This finally made it to the top of my Netflix queue. Fun to see Mr. Pogue get so much screen time, and Mr. Kozik was entertaining, as usual.

    Two minor nitpicks: the aspect ratio kept changing on the footage (I guess they had to stretch some to make it fit 4:3), and I didn't understand why a lot of the material in the extras wasn't part of the main documentary. I guess they worked hard to keep it down to 30 minutes, but why?

    Steve Agin's "warehouse" is always a trip. Nice to see that Silverhawks toy is still getting some love. ;p
     

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