Vintage Mail Day

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

  1. Mr. Humphreys

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    @deafmetal spectacular! Really nice and shiny and clean! Thank you for sharing all of the detailed photos. Such a fun toy from many aspects! How did you manage to straighten the cardboard? I'm so impressed with your toy cleaning skills! How are you displaying it? :shock::D
     
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    @rattanicus @Alebrije @XVivaHateX - Thank you, this was a really fun toy to come across. I am always hunting for those little gojis, and I almost fell off my chair when I saw two of them riding together in a vintage 70's speedboat! :shock: I am wondering what the story is behind this lot, or if there are other examples out there like this (or other vehicles?).

    @Mr. Humphreys - Thanks, Grace. I first cleaned the cardboard insert to get all the dirt and dust off, and then put it between two large hardcover books with a weight on top. I think I left it in there for many weeks or even months, I forget now. I also carefully (by testing first) used some Goo Gone cleaner to get the old adhesive tape residue removed from the clear topper and the side of the boat. I don't like using such a harsh cleaner on toys, but that caked-on ancient clear tape gunk was not coming off without taking something like a razor blade to the plastic. Thankfully, the cleaner removed it easily without any blemishes. It does slightly change the uniform polished feel of the pvc/plastic, so I would not use that on anything expensive, or that you might be concerned with the uniformity of the plastic texture. I have never used it on sofubi/soft vinyl.
     
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  4. Alebrije

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    A few days ago I received this beautiful blue Goji in the mail, I should thank to a great collector of this board @deafmetal for giving me the opportunity to add this beautiful piece to my collection, adding a vintage Marusan Goji to my collection was a subject I had pending, technically this is my second Marusan Goji, unfortunately the first was one of my worst experiences as a collector came with a part of the vinyl of the head burned and one of the unions of the right leg cut, that's why this piece it´s so special for me.
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    @Alebrije - Roger, very glad to see it arrived safely and is going to a great home.

    If anybody else is interested in a vintage goji, I have some Bullmark and Marusan examples I am going to be passing along. Send me a PM for a preview of the listings.
     
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    I want a vintage green goji please ;)
    ...sorry, just couldn't resist! :D Congrats Roger on a very nice adoption, and so generous and nice of you Mark to keep the toys "in the family" :razz:
     
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    I'm a n00b when it comes to vintage vinyl, but like that this Lixx initiated thread is so popular and means that his name still shows up on the front page regularly! :thumbsup:

    Life's short! . . . don't fuck it up!
     
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    @deafmetal Mark again thank you for all your attentions, I have really enjoyed this Marusan Goji, let me tell you it's more handsome in person. Hope your other Gojis end up in good homes, @Mr. Humphreys Grace you should adopt one of the vintage Gojis, they would be a great company for your other kaijus figures.
     
  9. ultrakaiju

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    @deafmetal Aw, thanks for finally sharing some photos of that lovely speedboat set, Mark. Sorry I had missed it when you originally posted it here. Such a great toy, and I love the idea of these Goji buddies just cruising around, having a great time. I'd really love to see/hear any other reports people have for these little resin-like figures. There are indeed a ton of stuff out there, like Jonathan said, that you would probably never have know about (or even thought of) until you discover it in the wild.

    @Alebrije Beautiful Roger, so many congratulations to you on your first (if technical second), Godzilla. And of course many thanks go out to Mark for making this happen. I know you were understandably saddened by the condition of the the first one you adopted, so I am very happy to see this excellent replacement come into your toy family.

    @djkemp Standard-sized fellows, say whaaaaaat? ;) :thumbsup:
     
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    @ultrakaiju I know, I must be mad, the cabinet fills up really quickly when you start buying standards!
     
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    Oh you are not wrong there, Dave. While I appreciate the challenge of focus and having to fit in/rearrange the modes display I have if a new standard guy comes in, having more space is always a desire.
     
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