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  1. turtlegod

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    TURTLEGOD ZAGORAN from Gargamel
    Available Saturday, 11am, Nov.3 @ DCON (uh-oh toys booth #111)
    $30 (cash only please)


    http://blog.livedoor.jp/gargamel/archives/2012-10.html

    Leftovers will be available here on SB, and also at Muton's GARAGE SALE

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    All proceeds benefit Turtlegod (aka. me, pete lee) and the CSC.

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    Ok, so this is insanely awsome... Gargamel has made a toy in my honor!!

    Let me explain... i'm a big Gargamel fan. Their first year at SDCC was also the first year i attended. And i would never have guessed that i would later become friends with them. When i couldn't make it to SDCC in 2010... koji, naoya and kiyoka brought comicon to me in the form of sofubi care-packages, which says all you need to know about those guys.

    Now, after 4 years of battling a rare form of cancer (sarcoma), I look a lot like S7's Mummy Boy. And I've amassed a mountain of medical debt.

    A few months ago, Kiyoka from Gargamel asked if they could do a toy in my honor, with sales benefiting... me. my first thought was, "whooaa!!" and then, "no way, I'm not worthy!" But one of the things i've learned to do these past few years is accept help. And really, how could i possibly refuse such an insanely amazing offer from my favorite toy maker/designer in the world?!

    If you're reading this right now, you've probably been affected by cancer. there are people on this board that have had (or, are living with) cancer. or maybe you've had people, or pets you love get cancer. it fxxking sucks. i hope there's a cure soon. cancer survivors are living longer than ever. maybe someday, it will become a completely manageable disease.

    A portion of sales from this special edition crouching zag will be donated to the Cancer Support Community. The CSC helps cancer survivors and their caregivers (i.e. spouses, partners, parents, siblings, etc). The CSC offers psychological and emotional support. practical support with medical and insurance issues. it's an amazing resource and i hope there's something like it available to people everywhere.

    so... that's it! maybe you collect zags, or love gargamel, or maybe you feel like spending a few hard-earned bucks for a good cause. if so, i hope you'll add this toy to your collection.

    THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!

    TURTLEGOD ZAGORAN from Gargamel
    Available Sat, 11am, Nov.3 @ DCON (uh-oh toys booth #111)
    $30 (cash only please)


    http://blog.livedoor.jp/gargamel/archives/2012-10.html

    Leftovers will be available here on SB, and also at Muton's GARAGE SALE
     
  2. RudeBeast

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    This is awesome! Best of luck with the sale TG, I'll make sure I'll figure out a way of picking one up even if I'm all the way across the planet! :)
     
  3. michael

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    this is great- the "toy community" that this should be. best wishes/luck/whatever to all involved in this cool collaboration.
     
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    Congrats on this Pete.
    Would be more than happy to add this guy to the lineup.
    Good luck and well wishes headed you way.
     
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    Awesome release. This is 1 of those times where I love the toy community. The fact that I do colllect zags and love Gargamel makes this sweeter but I'd buy this toy either way.
     
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    Congrats on the figure and best of luck with everything.
     
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    This is awesome on SOOO many levels and makes me really proud to be part of this great community when I see amazing stuff like this. I wish you nothing but the best of luck with this sale and your health! I will 100% be getting one, or 2 of these!!!
     
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    Well, any time the boards are honored I must also commit. If I can make it to DCon this year I will def pick one of these up Pete!

    Congrats!
     
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    Awesome dude! I would love to support the cause!
     
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    I love zags, especially coruchers... and the fact that its for a good cause makes me care less what color it was going to be, as I am going to support...

    I love that the colorway is pleasing to my eyes as well! you'll see me on sat!
     
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    Pete, this is really incredible. I wish you all the best :!:
     
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    Pete, I didn’t know you were struggling with cancer. I wish you all the best; the news here is amazing and inspiring, and I hope it’s a huge success. Hats off to you and the Gargamel crew!
     
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    I saw the Gargamel tweet earlier this morning with pictures with you going back. You are a real trooper, and I fully support their effort to help you and raise awareness.
     
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    Pete....this will be my first purchase at DCon. You're definitely worthy my friend. For those of you who have not met Pete in person he is simply awesome.
     
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    This is a really great project Pete, and it is awesome Gargamel has decided to honour a good friend in this way. I really hope this becomes a huge success and wish you all the best in recovery and the fundraising. Let's sell these out!
     
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    Congratulations and I am very sorry to hear about your struggle. As someone who doesn't get to go to cons and doesn't speak Japanese Gargamel always seemed a bit unapproachable, albeit that is all on me. A story like this really puts a human side to an already cool company and I think it's awesome they are doing this. I don't even collect the crouching Zags but I will gladly buy one of these given the chance.
     
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    This is kind of beautiful. This scene never ceases to amaze me.
     
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    mine too
     
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    Hey Pete! Get well soon dude. Met you personally a couple years ago--you're a cool dude.
     
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    very thoughtful of gargamel!
    and best wishes turtlegod.
     
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    This release is what makes this community so AWESOME!
    Stay strong Pete!
     
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    thx for all the kind words and nice thoughts everyone. feels really awesome to have your support.

    looking forward to hanging out at dcon!!
     
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    Insanely awesome indeed!

    An awesome toy for an awesome guy!

    So great!!!
     
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    Will these be an open order ?? Count me in.
     
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    It is so great to see our small community come together for such an important cause.
    I wish you the best in your battle, and I will definitely get my hands on that awesome Zag!
     

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