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Discussion in 'Americans and Other Western Gaijin' started by TiredChildren, Jun 16, 2012.

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    Psssh @bunnyboy get with the times, Lady Beard is now in a band called Deadlift Lolita with another professional wrestler/bodybuilder.
     
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    It doesn't happen often but I'm now regretting my contribution to this thread! :shock::lol:
     
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    What have I started....
     
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    If it's any consolation, I talked to the dudes at King Hideous Toys. They are using Ricky and progress is being made with photographic evidence, albeit slower than anticipated (they were gonna send toys to my show in July but won't be able to make the date).
     
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    Yeah, we're working with Ricky, like kid_miracleman said. He's actually a super rad dude in person, we've hungout every time I've been to Japan, save the first go. Like what has been covered earlier in this thread, that guy is dumb busy all the time. Between being a dad, managing a pop-idol band that plays minimum three times a week while not touring other Asian countries, AND producing toys, he still hustles. He sleeps like negative 6-hours a night. Admittedly, it's been a slow go, though hey, this dude was one the O.G gate-keeper for years and as such I'm sure is doing as much as he can with all the other priorities he has going on.
     
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    ?
    What do you mean negative six hours?
     
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    He probably could have done a better job with that gatekeeper gig...
     
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    @bryce_r I meant that he's so busy he never sleeps, and infact is in some kind of crazy sleep deficit. Basically, he's a super busy dude.
     
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    Ricky shows up for a short bit in this new "this exists" video. Jump to 12:36 if you just want the Ricky bit.
     
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    So, after 17-18 years of study,
    I'm sure there is a lesson in there somewhere, for people who have this idolised, 'easy-life' vision of living within a foreign culture, or that want to understand the complexities of language.

    Full props to guys like Ricky, Don, Luke, Andy, etc., who make all these many endeavors work.
     
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    Necronomidol is amazing. I need a tshirt.
     
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    Perplexing thread. If you are someone running a business honor that. If multitasking gets to be to much honor that with communication.
    This is another one of those "he's a good guy/he's a bad guy thread."
     
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    Definitely @bryce_r - I keep checking this thread for info about the several toy projects that were abandoned when he "ghosted" so many artists.. instead I'm seeing bullshit about J-Pop bands and other nonsense.
     
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    Exactly, let's not forget how many people here put there trust in Ricky and his business only to be abandoned without even an explanation. Sometimes investing thousands in wax and molds, not able to receive vinyl and profit off of their investment.
     
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    looks like I'm about to be added to that list. Still no word since February :(
     
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    Greasebat , Mecha Greasebat, Mini Greasebat and Micro Greasebat.... faded away into the sunset, apologies to people that wanted more, so did I. I should say I am very grateful for the help/assistance/work for the stuff that has been made, just wish there could be more
     
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    Jeff this is very heartbreaking :( I know I see a lot of your photos on Facebook but actually reading this aloud is quite sad. Your illustrations are so much fun
     
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    This, exactly this.

    If someone that’s reading this can get in touch with Ricky tell him I want my f*ckin molds. Those that know me know I don’t get angry very often but I’m pretty well pissed over this. All I need to know is the location of the molds and what name they’re under. I have someone that’s a responsible adult and business person that can handle it from there. All I asked for was some communication.

    “I hate people when they’re not polite”
    ~ David Byrne
     
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    @Greasebat @CopASquatToys @etc
     
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    Thank you, I clearly didn’t see that post. I’ve had someone else that deals with Maruyama try and locate them with no luck. I was told I needed to find the name they were under. I know there are multiple locations so I’ll hit up Cory to see if he can help.
     
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    Actually I just looked back and have already asked Cory about my molds, back in Dec 2017. I also never heard back from him either. I sorta thought that convo (one sided) seemed familiar.
     
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    That's difficult for him as well, don't remember where that pic is, but it's a room with stacks of molds everywhere. Between Cory working at the factory and doing his own stuff plus festivals, he is a busy dude.
     
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    Yeah I’m sure. But even a message back saying “sorry dude I can’t help” would be appreciated.
     
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