Vintage Mail Day

Discussion in 'Vintage Vinyl' started by Lixx, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. ultrakaiju

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    I am mesmerised by that Earthtron, Lee. :shock: My lorb, is that a great toy. The wonderful texturing of the sculpt, the amazing action pose he's got, the vinyl colour, and the spectacularly applied classic paintjob. I am in in love, man. Congratulations on such a wonderful adoption for you vintage family!!
     
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    Thankee kindly Steve and Grace! That was the last piece of the Bullmark sparker puzzle for me, I need to post a group shot.
     
  3. Alebrije

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    Happy vintage mail day!
    I kept thinking about a comment that @ultrakaiju made in which he said; that members no longer usually share their photos here on the board, I try to limit myself to the pictures because I feel I can overwhelm or bore other members with too much photos.
    I use the IG regularly and share some photos, I think the platform has many bad things but also many good things, I signed up mainly to follow the lotteries of a particular artist, but at the same time it has helped me to meet other people who have similar tastes and are not part of the SB community, mainly Asian collectors. But despite the good things that the IG can have, nothing replaces the sense of community that there is in the SB as well as a sense of belonging that the IG does not give, here I have had the opportunity to meet and talk with people who know a lot of many topics, especially the vintage sofubi that is one of my main focus. So I just have to be grateful to people like: @kopponigen, @ultrakaiju, @brianflynn @deafmetal, @Mr. Humphreys, @The Moog, @andy, @scobot, @xSuicide Squadx, @XJordanX, @XjaybirdX, @Michael Beverage from whom I have learned a lot, an apology if I forget someone. I could not forget @Lixx, I left it at the end because the taste for the vintage figure that arrived today by mail was largely due to the influence he left on me, just admiring the photos he published on this thread.
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  4. ultrakaiju

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    Beautiful, just beautiful Roger. And you have my sincere thanks for sharing this with us here. Please never hesitate to share photos, even when you think you are overwhelming us. Vintage toys are what many of us come here for, and I am pleased that members of the community are still just as passionate about them as ever. That big King Flasher is something I have long chased, and is such a good acquisition, I am sure I do not even need to highlight the many wonderful aspects of it; and especially not to you. I could not think of a new mail day share more worthy of a great tribute to Chris. It makes me both happy, and sad, to think about it (if you'll forgive me). Thank you for posting about this, and even as it might remind me of some sad things, I am glad to see it and thankful for the reminder.
     
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    @Alebrije thanks for sharing, I should post some stuff at this point I stop posting in IG and in here. Jajajaja... I do have some toys from my resent japan travel and even a toy tokyo find!!!!

     
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    @fosa comun Please share some photos with us of your last trip to Japan, I am curious to know what treasures you found there.
    Thank you and best regards!
     
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    Vintage jumbo keshi!

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    At 9.5cm tall, they tower over standard keshi:

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    The big guys are engraved with the character names and something of a Toho copyright: 東宝 © 東宝映像 (Toho Picture?)

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    The smaller keshi do not have copyrights, but the gojira look very similar. Anybody have more info?
     
  8. ultrakaiju

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    Very cool, Mark! (And I love the minis too) The only big size keshi I have seen like this have been occasional heroes I think. I always sort of wished that they would have done some kaiju at the big big scale, like the Kinnikuman guys.
     
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    Few new Nitto minis added to the collection, not sure how many more I have to find?

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  10. Alebrije

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    Happy mail day, bootleg Rainbowman.
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    Just some more old and filthy anthropomorphic dinosaurs:

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  12. Alebrije

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    @deafmetal Mark you are the lucky winner of the rare light green Goji?
    Amazing score, big congrats Mark that figure could not be in a better home or with a bigger vintage Gojis lover.
    I am very happy for you Mark! :D:thumbsup:
    I would love to see some pictures of that beautiful Goji after his first bath, the other darker Goji it’s a very handsome boy too.
    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    @Alebrije - Thank you, Roger. I had to put in some heavy duty effort to get these two cleaned up a bit. The Marusan was very encrusted with ancient embedded dirt, and felt like it had been buried in the ground for years. The wear has given it some colorful and rugged shades of green. The Bullmark was coated in sticky tar on top of the paints (the dark green paint almost looks black in the photos). I am going to keep working on them, but I took a break for now to put them back together and capture some images:

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    The Bullmark caught my eye due to the unique stripes of silver spray. He has them on the top and bottom of both arms as well and reflects light very nicely.
     
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    @deafmetal thanks for share with us this two amazing specimens.
    The light blue Goji is a gem in itself, I imagine that this beautiful Piece now has to be among your favorites. What can I say about this piece, simply its beauty leaves me speechless, the scratches in the paint only give it more character and show the beautiful turquoise color of the vinyl.
    Also the dark blue Bullmark is a very handsome boy, the silver stripes on his body reflect that human part of the workers of the sofubi workshops at that time, maybe that day the person in charge of painting wanted to finish fast or maybe he was little reluctantly who simply chose to make some silver stripes on the sides and chest to the figure and go.
    Again many congratulations for these amazing scores!
     
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    A good Vintage mail day, two Ninja Arashi villains arrived.
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    Just picked these guys up this weekend.
    The Baltan is the '91 Bandai anniversary reissue and the Windam looks to be vintage.
    Both are approx 15"
    Was stoked to add them to the collection.
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    Wow Mark, I totally missed this post. Those are both incredible examples. Let me start with the Bullmark, just so he doesn't get overshadowed. :) Firstly though, congratulations! What a gorgeous pair to adopt. I too have received two heavily 'sticky' Bullmark Gojis as the last arrivals. I have not had the chance to give them a really good soak and scrub to see how much I can restore them. It also seems to be more on ones with the green paint, though I am not 100% this is related. I definitely really like how dark he comes off, with those nice silver lines.

    As for the light Marusan..... staggering. :shock: Wow, just wow, what a phenomenal toy to bring home. I am absolutely thrilled for you. :thumbsup: I just love the gorgeous way the wear causes that light blue-green to come through the paint. Such a wonderful patina. This guy is a wonderful addition to your impressive Goji family. Well hunted, fought for, and won, my friend! Your posts are always a delight, and this one is no exception.

    @Alebrije Great scores Roger, what a devious duo of mischievous monsters you snagged there. Congratulations! I know you have a deep love for the NA line (which I of course share) so I deeply respect what these guys mean to you, and tip my hat on a wonderful pair of toys.
     
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    Amazing Tiger Seven vintage mail day, I could say that it is one of the packages that I have waited with more enthusiasm and I couldn't be happier. I want to thank especially to @Mr. Humphreys Grace for her constant support, for her good advice and for sharing the knowledge she has about these amazing Tigers with me. I would also like to thank @ultrakaiju Steve for all those great talks about vintage figures and for encouraging me to hunt one of these Tigers, I would like to thank and remind @Lixx Chris that unfortunately he is no longer with us, but this was one of his last pieces for hunt and also recognize the influence he had on me as collectors by sharing his love for Japanese superhero figures and also share his amazing sofubi collection with us in photos some times in this board and on Flickr.
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    Phenomenal, Roger! That guy is a beauty. You waited and hunted a long time for one of these fellas, I can very much appreciate. I am so happy that you were able to finally bring a big Tiger home. [And of course to not be battling you anymore! :razz:] Well scored, my friend. His face is in excellent condition, and all around a fairly top state, even without the gloves. I am super stoked you will have one to stand on your shelf. And with the Ninja Arashi success and now this guy, this has been a great year for toys.

    No thanks necessary, it is purely a two-way street and this is just the very reason I (and most of the vintage collectors I think) still come to Skullbrain. Just wonderful simple chats on toys with knowledgeable and enthusiastic people who share our passion. We may be continents apart each of us, but we are like a little family of vintage toy misfits, and I am grateful for all the time and conversations we've shared through the years. Long live Chris' memory, this is a great tribute to a toy I know he would have loved too.
     
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    I got this recently as well :)

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    @michael Thank’s for share, looks like your Tiger has more orange in the head, the hands looks better with less scratches, I don’t see the nose well but looks like it has al little retouch of paint but can be the photo, the eyes look a bit darker, in the past I have seen other specimens with darks eyes, could it be that the child who had it originally had painted his eyes with a ink marker?
     
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    the shadows dont help but i think i just have a heavy black dark eyed version- unless the previous owner/child had a really steady hand to apply more black
     
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    Thank you for your nice words Steve, I hope I did not bet against you in the auction for this Tiger because at the end of the auction I went into a small battle with another buyer which caused the auction time to be extended a couple of times so I was almost about to Leave the auction. Of course I would love to have it complete with his gloves, but still I feel very happy with it, but as Grace told me: now you need to find a Yellow-headed Tiger Seven.
    I have already given it a good bath and looks better, I have also been able to remove some color marks by transfer. I already put it with the rest of his companions in the showcase, later I share with you a photo on the shelf.
     
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    Congratulations it’s its an amazing piece!!!! @Alebrije. QUOTE="Alebrije, post: 973301, member: 98083"]Amazing Tiger Seven vintage mail day, I could say that it is one of the packages that I have waited with more enthusiasm and I couldn't be happier. I want to thank especially to @Mr. Humphreys Grace for her constant support, for her good advice and for sharing the knowledge she has about these amazing Tigers with me. I would also like to thank @ultrakaiju Steve for all those great talks about vintage figures and for encouraging me to hunt one of these Tigers, I would like to thank and remind @Lixx Chris that unfortunately he is no longer with us, but this was one of his last pieces for hunt and also recognize the influence he had on me as collectors by sharing his love for Japanese superhero figures and also share his amazing sofubi collection with us in photos some times in this board and on Flickr.
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    Goodness Roger! He's quite a handsome Tiger! My heartiest congratulations for a very special adoption, you've certainly waited patiently! :D He's in really good shape, lots of shine there! I'm so happy for you, Chris would also be very proud of you too! Gigantic hugs! Looking forward to seeing a yellow-head Tiger in your collection too! :D:D:D
     
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