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January 17, 2011
December 22, 2010
December 11, 2010
This toy certainly deserves a higher quality photo, but I took it minutes before I had to leave for my flight overseas. Like some belated meeting with a long lost relative, I wanted to capture the moment. Savor it like an after school special. I wanted to spend some quality time with the end of the hunt, the man-child giddiness we know all too well. Sadly I had no such luxury. The terrible iphone photo had to suffice for two weeks. So I share my humble (sub par) bittersweet snapshot with you.
But why open ended? I suppose it has more to do with my known condition of needing minty boxes. One many of you will roll your collective eyes at. A reaction I (and my loved ones) certainly empathize with
I completed a circle of sorts when I finally got a Bullmark battery op Ultraman Leo. But it is sans box… *waits for collective gasp*
My standards for buying are one of those things that keeps me grounded, and sort of not in financial ruin, simply because the purchases are few and far between. Patience I have found to be my best friend in the insanity that we find ourselves in during the heights of bidding season.
Leo however, has a hold on me like no other, combining a visual presence with a extreme sense of personal nostalgia. The standard zenmai walker was and is certainly harder to find, and more of a personal grail, but something about the proportions of the Battery op, make it my favorite Japanese toy I own. Period.
The obsessive desire to find the perfect toy in the perfect box, is both a blessing and a pain in the ass. So I struggled when I saw this toy for sale by private owner… simply because it represented some sort of defeat , a lack of purity of focus on my part. But in the end, I could not pass it up, simply because the price was right and the toy, well the toy is magnificent.
This is in fact the first loose toy I have bought in the past 15 years, but at the end of the day, I have no regrets, and my zenmai has a big brother to keep him company… that is until I find that MIMB version.
That circle is still, yet to be closed. When that happens, you can bet your ass I am going to use HD def video to document it.
December 1, 2010
November 25, 2010
Another couple additions to the army of foolishness.
Yonezawa Kamen Rider sparkler and E.O Ranger Robot.
November 18, 2010
November 14, 2010
It’s that time again.
Josh got word from his parents that two boxes showed up at their house, so we headed out to see what new goodies we got. Per usual, I am tearing open bubble wrap and making small squeaking noises while Josh meticulously unwraps every piece and inspects every corner of every box.
November 1, 2010
Let me pigpile for a moment…